Shape your recordings into records.
Apollo Solo is the world’s finest Thunderbolt 3-powered desktop recording audio interface for Mac and Windows, giving you class-leading audio conversion, two mic preamps — so you can record through preamps from Neve, API, SSL, and more — and a suite of included UAD plug-ins for recording album-quality results, with near-zero latency.
Experience class-leading Apollo sound — as heard on hundreds of hit records
Record your vocals and synths in realtime through classic mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Avalon, and more
Enjoy clear, detailed monitoring with the best-sounding headphone amplifier in its class
Create on-the-go using a sonically superior bus-powered interface with rugged all-metal construction
Record Synths and Vocals through Iconic Preamps
With its two Unison™ preamps and front panel Hi‑Z instrument input, Apollo Solo lets you track in realtime through preamp and channel strip plug‑ins from Neve, Manley, API, and dozens more, giving you the same rich analog texture as the hardware used on decades of iconic music.*
Get the Pro Sounds of Analog Hardware, Right on your Desktop
Out of the box, Apollo Solo's included plug-ins give you album-ready tones in realtime with professional tools like the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Teletronix LA-2A tube compressor, amps from Marshall and Ampeg, and more. Plus, Apollo Solo lets you tap into the entire UAD plug-in library, giving you the proven hit-making sounds of Ocean Way Studios, Capitol Chambers, and hundreds more.
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Best-in-Class Headphone Amplifier
Record with a Fast, Natural Workflow using LUNA
Apollo Solo works with all major DAWs, but only LUNA Recording System gives you seamless integration with Apollo, for big analog studio sound — in realtime — using a host of built-in features and extensions from API console modeling to genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape.
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UAD Plug-Ins vs. Analog Hardware
Watch Grammy-award winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon) put UAD plug‑ins to the test in a live session featuring electronic-soul artist Jamie Lidell.
“Apollo Solo is an incredible, compact unit with UA’s legendary fidelity and best-of-the-best plug‑ins in a bus powered, totally portable rig.”
– Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Dawes, Roger Waters)
“Apollo Solo has become our go‑to audio interface. Since it’s bus powered, it has found its way from the green room, to the tour bus, and back to the studio. It’s the interface we rely on for practically everything we do.”
– The Glitch Mob
“Apollo Solo is my go‑to travel interface. It sounds good and it’s easy to use with any recording software, especially LUNA.”
– Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Prince)
“Apollo Solo has become the hub of my new ‘kitchen studio.’ It’s easy to use, portable, and I get to use my favourite Unison preamp plug‑ins.”
– Rik Simpson (Coldplay, Portishead, Jay Z)
“The Apollo Solo is the most powerful, portable interface I have ever owned.”
– Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, David Crosby, Shakira)
“When I was on the road playing guitar with Chris Stapleton, I used Apollo Solo a ton as a remote setup on the tour bus. Very inspiring!”
– Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson)
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Desktop 2 x 4 Thunderbolt 3-powered audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)
Unison mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve,® API,® Manley,® Marshall,® Fender,® and more*
Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, Audio Units, and AAX in all major DAWs
Includes studio compressors, EQs, reverbs, and guitar amp emulations, and more as part of “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle
Best-in-class headphone amplifier for loud, detailed, low-noise monitoring
Bus-powered connection to Mac and Windows Thunderbolt 3 systems for easy portability and reduced cable clutter
Thunderbolt 3 cable sold separately
Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers
For system requirements, go here.Apollo Solo includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.
December 9, 2023
Only downside is this product is so good it makes me feel all the years I could have been recording with this were wasted. Now remixing everything old besides new stuff. It really...Read More
December 9, 2023
Excellent Little Unit
This may not be as glamorous as the Duo and it will have a lot less DSP of course but if you already a new PC/Mac then all you need is an...Read More
November 30, 2023
Perfect form factor and portability
One dsp to tracking vocal and voiceover is enough for me. Fit perfectly on my desk, i love it. :)Read More
November 16, 2023
The best interface I’ve ever use! Have all I need and for the clients shows.Read More
November 6, 2023
Super pratique cette petite carte son pour avoir la qualité Universal Audio tout le temps et partout !Read More
October 15, 2023
The Apollo Solo Thunderbolt 3 exceeded my expectations. It is a spectacular audio interface. I use it every day and get great results. Simply fantastic!Read More
Realtime Analog Classics Bundle
With the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle, you get legendary compressors like the Teletronix® LA-2A and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, as well as UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.
- UA 610‐B
- Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
- Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
- UA 1176LN Legacy
- UA 1176SE Legacy
- Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
- Pultec Pro Legacy
- Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
- Precision Channel Strip
- Precision Reflection Engine
- Precision Delay Modulation
- Precision Delay Modulation L
- Raw Distortion
UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
Impart your tracks with the iconic warmth and character of the classic hardware used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects organic detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology.
Marshall® Plexi Classic Amplifier
The undisputed alpha dog of rock and roll guitar amps, the Marshall “plexi” amplifier is as legendary as the music it helped create. From Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, Duane Allman to Eric Clapton, the Plexi’s punishing melange of snarl, sustain, smoothness, and raunch defined the sound of rock. Developed by Softube, the Marshall Plexi Classic Amp plug-in gives you the sound of this iconic amp with a perfectly placed microphone from engineer Tony Platt who recorded AC/DC’s Back in Black and Highway to Hell.
Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world — especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, and more.
1176SE/LN® Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world’s most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and Michael Jackson.
Pultec® Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made — the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analog character.
Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
Introduced in 1969, the Ampeg SVT bass amp is still the reigning king of high-powered tube bass tone. Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-in perfectly captures the raw power and punch that has made this the go-to amp for rock, funk, and soul players. Track in real time using Unison™ preamp technology for the tone, touch, and feel of a real SVT bass amp, or transform bland DI tracks with the thunderous roar of a stone cold classic.
Precision Mix Rack Collection
Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set — perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.
Modeled from a vintage early-’80s Pro Co Rat, Raw Distortion delivers all the gritty dynamic raunch of the legendary stompbox. And with Unison™ technology, you can plug in to Apollo Twin, 8, or 8p’s front-panel Hi-Z instrument jack and experience the same circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points for the true tone, feel, and response of the original hardware.
RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb based on UA’s own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond simply big/small or dark/bright, giving your sources distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverb tail.
Only downside is this product is so good it makes me feel all the years I could have been recording with this were wasted. Now remixing everything old besides new stuff. It really is worth the money!
Excellent Little Unit
This may not be as glamorous as the Duo and it will have a lot less DSP of course but if you already a new PC/Mac then all you need is an interface to run a decent amount of UA native plug-ins. What I do like though about this Solo I s that it still offers you enough DSP to track through a pre amp or and amp sim along with one of the legacy compressors too for example. I’ve recently recorded a well known amp sim thru the Solo with the API on the Unison bus and the LA2A Legacy & I thought it gave it a nice little push in the right direction sound wise sounding very good indeed. I also like to off load a master compressor to the solo too just for that extra bit of fun too. All in all I’m really please with this product and really don’t feel I made an error not buying one of the more expensive products.
Very limited Windows support
The windows support is very limited and the interplay with WDM drivers make for a bad experience
Perfect form factor and portability
One dsp to tracking vocal and voiceover is enough for me. Fit perfectly on my desk, i love it. :)
The best interface I’ve ever use! Have all I need and for the clients shows.
Super pratique cette petite carte son pour avoir la qualité Universal Audio tout le temps et partout !
Okay, but Insufficient DSP
I bought this for traveling. The bus power was a selling point. And I knew the DSP capability was lower... but it's too low to be usable. Like I'll add VOXBOX to Unison, and then I can't add a 2nd plugin (e.g. most reverbs, echos, saturators, etc). The Apollo Solo doesn't have enough computing power.
Also it MUST be powered by your laptop which I didn't realize. I figured I could power it off a newer USB-C PD PSU, and that the Solo would just use its last config. The idea was to use it as a versatile mic preamp (SM58 > UAD Apollo Solo > 1/4" line level stereo). But nope! Gotta have the laptop providing Thunderbolt power (not simply USB-C PD). My mistake for not understanding that before buying.
So my overall opinion is I would not buy this and instead just rely on in-the-box plugins. Since you need the laptop on regardless. There's not much benefit to this Solo interface given the severely restricted DSP power AND given its reliance on a laptop if you're using it as a standalone preamp.
The Apollo Solo Thunderbolt 3 exceeded my expectations. It is a spectacular audio interface. I use it every day and get great results. Simply fantastic!
I got my Apollo Solo and after a few weeks of use, i'm pretty disappointed. Converters sound good. As good, as converters on my other interface, which is much cheaper. Latency on Apollo is higher as well. DSP is pretty useless, it has very littile computing power, and with current latencies I don't see any reason to use Unison, i just add native plugins in my DAW.
It also doesnt offer any modern connectivity, like ADAT/SPDIF/AVB/Dante.
It works good as my "travel" audio interface and heapdhones amp. It looks nice. And IMO the price is not justified. Generally, i'm rather disappointed with the UAD products, and especially their very game'is, unclear pricing
After 1 week I understand how it goes, and since than it's amazing.
The best audio interface
Loving my new interface the quality is unmatched
The best portable audio interface
As is usually the case, Universal Audio produces excellent products. I'm happy, thank you
Apollo Solo is so good.
I was surprised when I actually saw this for the first time. Because the appearance is really beautiful. The appearance made of silver is simple, and it feels really luxurious when you touch it. And because it works with bus power, you can record anywhere with just a MacBook. 그리고 With a loopback function, live streaming is also possible. Built-in DSP chip allows for latency-free sound delivery in live performance. And I can connect my Apollo X6 and Thunderbolt to expand the number of inputs to make it 8 inputs. I was thinking about Apollo Twin X, and I'm glad that this is a really good choice.
I pretty much knew what to expect - solid, high quality audio interface with DSP. I definitely got that, and was also surprised how good it is for headphone monitoring. UA Console, plug-ins and luna are first-class products, too. I can only regret getting it too late!
Apollo solo tb 3
Big sound improvement
Had an Scarlett interface and a Hx Stomp. The sound improvement with the apollo is huge
Best audio interface
It’s such a comfortable to work with realtime uad plugins!
Great piece of hardware to place in you arsenal. But if you are into heavy mixing you will need a UAD satellite, but it is still an empowered interface, small and portable as well.