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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Learn about Heritage Edition Plug‑Ins ›
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
Apollo Solo User Manual
For system requirements, go here.Apollo Solo includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.
February 2, 2023
Almost perfect for voice-over recording
When my bright red audio interface refused to play nice with my M1 MacBook Pro, I decided to upgrade to the Apollo Solo Thunderbolt. This is a great piece of gear for owners of modern Macs....Read More
January 8, 2023
Sounds so clean. First piece of music I made came out impressive. I started small, made it minimal. Clean! My bad. Tonight I threw a bunch of junk noises and mismanaged beats and a...Read More
S. Rico Hernandez
January 6, 2023
La mejor interface!
Una maravilla total muy recomendableRead More
December 31, 2022
Good mobile device
Very good for mobile recording work without Power supplyRead More
December 27, 2022
Top Audio Interface
December 23, 2022
I could only dream of this staring out.
I've recorded music for a long time. Never have I've been able to get so close to the classic gear I've used in the past. It zings along on my M1. Bravo UA!...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.
Almost perfect for voice-over recording
When my bright red audio interface refused to play nice with my M1 MacBook Pro, I decided to upgrade to the Apollo Solo Thunderbolt. This is a great piece of gear for owners of modern Macs. Build quality is solid. Controls are intuitive. I love the high-pass filter for eliminating rumble. Phantom power is easy to toggle on and off. Voice recordings using a Sennheiser 416 shotgun condenser mic at 48 kHz/24 bit sound clean and nuanced to me, and more importantly, to my agent. The included plugins appear, usefully, in the Effects menu of my simple DAW software program, Twisted Wave - yet unfortunately, so do scores of others that are irrelevant to my work. LUNA looks amazing, though I have no need for multitrack recording - and I suffer from a bit of PTSD (ProT***s Stress Disorder). Three small quibbles. This device needs an on/off switch; it usually wakes up - rather noisily - when plugged in to the Thunderbolt port, but often I have to reboot. It would be great if a dust cover were supplied. And the daily emails from UA exhorting me to buy more plugins have become tiresome. All in all though, after 2 weeks of daily professional use, the Apollo Solo is a real winner.
Apollo Solo Cannot Register
After installing the software, the registration process just stopped and won't go to the next step. I tried to uninstall everything and reinstall them back, the problem is still there. Can't even connect my device to the computer, no matter with a thunderbolt 3 usb-c or type in the serial number myself. It just won't work. So bad.
Sounds so clean.
First piece of music I made came out impressive. I started small, made it minimal. Clean!
My bad. Tonight I threw a bunch of junk noises and mismanaged beats and a guitar. Woopsie. Now I've gotta decide how to make it sound worse.
Beautiful. Simple. Easy. Affordable. (End commercial)
Get one if you can.
S. Rico Hernandez
La mejor interface!
Una maravilla total muy recomendable
Good mobile device
Very good for mobile recording work without Power supply
Top Audio Interface
I could only dream of this staring out.
I've recorded music for a long time. Never have I've been able to get so close to the classic gear I've used in the past. It zings along on my M1. Bravo UA!
It died after 1 week
Yea, no. This product is trash. Save your money. Get an x .
Great piece of hardware
As with every UAD device the sound and build quality are great, but what you're really paying for is the zero latency monitoring and access to the UAD plug-in library (when you track guitar through the amp emulations it's like you're hearing the guitar in your hand). But with very limited DSP on this device don't expect to mix a session with it. It will work great for recording through the unison pre-amps and maybe a couple other plug-ins. I would recommend committing to compression/eq as I was only able to run 1-3 plug-ins at a time. Overall a great device and a good first step into the UAD world for an artist of any experience level.
Hi! I'm a new user of Apollo Solo. I bought it one week ago. I had problems to install it because the Apple M1 chip needs a special attention to install new things , then after installed I had to learn how to use the UA Console and Control Panel. Now everything is working perfectly! I'm a new user so I think there will be many other things to learn, but this new beginning is fantastic !
Very good , hi quality piece of gear
Very good, flexible with good sound.plug ‘n plsy emwithout any problem.
When it used at 96khz it’s almost unpossible to me to run when tracking without exceeedind dsp capacity using just a channel strip and a reverb. So, one dsp more would make it perfect
Really solid piece of hardware
This is my first Universal Audio device, and it feel really good quality piece of hardware. The size is smaller than I thought, and that's a good thing cause it's even easier to fit in the bag when needed. Haven't really recorded anything with it yet, but the drivers and the Luna software have been working flawlessly. I don't have to worry about the gear and can focus the main thing. Just as I was hoping to. I can recommend thunderbolt Solo+mac mini combo with no hesitation!
Preamps, Usability and Headphone Amp: AAA+
Coming from a Antelope Audio Zen Go which Is already a pro device I was surprised how much better the Apollo Solo is. Preamps are cleaner, usability is way higher and the headphone output is the best I’ve ever heard. Especially with studio headphones (Beyerdynamic 770 pro in my case). It’s a pretty expensive business but once you’ve experienced it you won’t regret it…
Unreliable for six months, and then it completely died.
Gran calidad de interface, he mejorado mucho la calidad de sonidos mas los plugins que vienen gratis de Universal Audio son lo mejor! INVIERTAN!
It's such an awesome sounding product. The bundle included is really versatile and the sound quality of their plugins is hands down the best on the market.
A BEGINNERS MUST HAVE INTERFACE
I would like everyone thats new to Starting a Home recording Studio to check out this Amazing Interface ! Hands down its your best move now to buy ! See, if you buy other interfaces & spend lots of money it would be cheaper to get the Apollo Solo Now . Plus you get Luna Daw free 7 & Lots of UAD Plugins !
Hardware top, Win driver bad
- Very good workmanship
- top audio quality in DAW with ASIO drivers
- first class plugins
- not usable for applications like Discord, Skype, OBS etc. which use the standard WDM window driver for the microphone - very poor microphone quality
- only standard format WDM window driver only 2ch, 32bit 48000 Hz studio quality - nothing else selectable
- installation of drivers worked only after I installed UAD version 9 and then version 10
- not recommended for streaming on a Windows computer
The solo is a great sounding interface and a nice way into the UA plug-in universe. The included plug-ins are very high quality and the unison function turns the solo into a great sounding and versatile preamp. The included software console and the Luna DAW are very well done, It’s a winning combination!