THE AUTHENTICALLY ANALOG DAW FOR APOLLO
Designed for seamless integration with Apollo audio interfaces, LUNA is our free Mac‑based recording application that lets you do music recording, audio editing, composition, sound design, and more ‑ all in real time, and with big analog studio sound.
Unlock Analog Sounds and Workflows
Far beyond plug‑ins, LUNA Extensions are built into the fabric of LUNA's mixer, giving you authentic analog sounds without having to manage multiple plug‑in windows.
Built-In Neve & API Summing
Create with precisely emulated analog summing from legendary Neve and API consoles. These optional LUNA Extensions will transform a clean, sterile mix to sound as if it was mixed on a classic analog desk.Learn more about Neve >
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Integrated Studer & Ampex Tape
Get the punch and rich textures of magnetic tape on any audio or instrument track — as well as your master fader and buses — with optional Studer A800 and Ampex ATR-102 LUNA Extensions. You can also sculpt warm analog tape tones with the included Oxide Tape Machine Extension.Learn More about Studer >
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API Vision Console Emulation
Transform LUNA into API's flagship analog console, with all its character, color, and punch. Track in real time through API preamp and channel modules, then mix with API's illustrious analog summing and bus compression — seamlessly switching between low-latency tracking using Apollo DSP, and high-powered native mixing within LUNA.Learn more about API Console Emulation>
Fuel your Inspiration
Only available in LUNA, UAD Instruments bring UA’s expertise in modeling, sampling, and synthesis to software instruments, creating a new level of realism.
RavelTM Grand Piano
A breathtaking emulation of a Steinway Model B† grand piano based on UA's exclusive sampling, physical modeling, and new Ultra‑ResonanceTM technology, giving you all the sonic nuance of this studio classic. Captured at Ocean Way Studios, Ravel gives you an immaculately recorded studio piano that’s album-ready, with easy‑to‑use Tone, Dynamics, and Microphone controls, as well as an innovative Reverse feature for startlingly creative sounds and textures.Learn More >
Developed in partnership with Moog Music, the Minimoog UAD Instrument is an incredibly accurate and inspiring emulation of Bob Moog's pioneering synthesizer. By perfectly capturing every nuance of the classic Moog oscillators and ladder filters and harnessing discrete transistor VCA modeling, the Minimoog UAD Instrument faithfully captures every detail and anomaly of this classic instrument used by everyone from Parliament-Funkadelic to Kraftwerk, Dr. Dre, and more.Learn More >
A comprehensive creative toolkit included free with LUNA, Shape is a painstakingly curated UAD Instrument featuring a collection of the best vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and realtime synthesis, from Universal Audio, Spitfire Audio, and more. Craft professional textures developed by leading sound design experts, and take your inspiration further with intuitive controls and powerful effects.
Expertly sampled and recorded at London's AIR Studios, Spitfire Audio's industry‑leading Chamber Strings, Symphonic Woodwinds, and Symphonic Brass will give your compositions the same professional gloss used by top producers for film, TV, and video game scores, plus chart‑topping pop and R&B records.Learn More >
Listen to the UAD Instruments
Work the Way you Want
Using an all-new audio architecture built from the ground up, LUNA brings audio recording into a new era. Intelligent workflow and compatibility features let you capture inspiration the moment it strikes.
Accelerated Realtime MonitoringTM
No more toggling between Apollo's Console app and your DAW, or messing with buffer settings. Accelerated Realtime Monitoring uses Apollo’s onboard DSP to give you deterministic, sub‑2ms recording latency — from input to output — for fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing workflows with UAD plug‑ins and UAD Instruments.
Realtime UAD Processing
Track, overdub, and mix with UAD plug-ins in real time, including Unison mic preamp plug‑ins from Neve, Manley, API, Avalon, and more, while enjoying seamless transitions between tracking, overdubbing, and playback.
LUNA is constantly saving, so you'll never lose your work again, no matter what happens.
Iterate, experiment, and version while permanently saving through all stages of composition and production.
Contextual Editing & Browsing
LUNA intelligently switches tools and viewing modes for less menu diving during the creative process.
Seamlessly integrate with other DAWs and easily import sessions using the industry‑standard Advanced Authoring Format (AAF).
Run Audio Units Plug‑Ins and VIs
Easily use your favorite AU plug-ins and AU virtual instruments inside LUNA.
Unlimited Track Count
Record and playback as many tracks as your Thunderbolt‑equipped Mac can handle.
What’s New In LUNA v1.2
Get Your Hands on Authentic Analog
Thanks to feedback from the entire LUNA community, we’re proud to introduce LUNA v1.2. This major software update includes over 20 added features and enhancements since the last major release. See all LUNA v1.2 updates.
Control Surface Support
Get hands on with LUNA using any compatible desktop MCU control surface or DAW controller app on your phone or tablet. Easily perform analog-style workflows like fader moves and mix automation, plus zoom, scroll, control playback, and more.See all compatible control surfaces >
Give your mixes more energy and excitement with easy sidechain compression on tracks and buses, either directly in LUNA API Vision Console Emulation or other sidechain‑able Audio Units plug‑ins.
“LUNA's integration with my Apollos lets me forget that I'm using a computer to make music. The crazy-low latency workflow of LUNA has further blurred the line between production and mixing for me — with LUNA, I can just make records.”
– Fab Dupont
(Jennifer Lopez, David Crosby, Shakira)
“Switching DAWs is a big undertaking, but I can definitely see LUNA finding a place in people’s workflows. I love Ravel, Moog Minimoog, and Neve Summing — plus it works seamlessly with Apollo.”
FREE for all existing Thunderbolt
Apollo & Arrow interfaces (Mac only)
LUNA Compatible Apollo Interfaces
From rackmount to desktop, these Apollos seamlessly integrate with LUNA Recording System.
Apollo x16Learn More
Apollo x8pLearn More
Apollo x8Learn More
Apollo x6Learn More
Apollo x4Learn More
Apollo Twin MkIILearn More
Apollo Twin XLearn More
Apollo SoloLearn More
* LUNA requires a Thunderbolt Apollo connected to a Thunderbolt Mac. For complete system requirements, click here.
† All trademarks are property of their respective owners, and used only to represent the instruments modeled as part of LUNA software.