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Press Release


Media Contact:
UA Media Relations

Universal Audio's LUNA Digital Audio Workstation
is Now Free to all Mac Users

— Full featured DAW is now available without UA hardware; New LUNA Pro Bundle packs extra UAD processing and LUNA Extensions —

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • 11/9/2023 — Universal Audio Inc. (UA), a worldwide leader in audio production tools including Apollo and Volt audio interfaces, UAD plug‑ins, UA mics, and UAFX guitar products, is proud to announce that its LUNA Digital Audio Workstation is available as a free download to all Mac users, no UA hardware required.*

LUNA is a next‑generation DAW that makes it easy to record, edit, and mix your music. Introduced in mid‑2020, and bolstered by regular feature updates, LUNA is the only recording software with the sound of classic studio equipment like analog console summing and tape machine emulations, built right in.

“Today we are thrilled to make LUNA, our award‑winning DAW, free to all Mac users. No UA hardware and no purchase required.” says Connor Sexton, Product Manager at Universal Audio. “With LUNA and the LUNA Pro Bundle your music will have album‑quality sound from the start.”

Previously only available to UA Apollo customers, LUNA now lets any Mac owner produce with the DAW used by countless GRAMMY-winning musicians and mix engineers.

Key Features:

  • Record and playback as many tracks as your machine can handle with unlimited track count.
  • Mix like a pro with Analog Summing, Tape Machines, Channel Strips, Bus and Parallel Compression built into the LUNA mixer with LUNA Extensions, no extra plug-ins or separate windows required
  • Create with record-ready sounds from Shape, a comprehensive toolkit instrument with every sound needed to finish a track or start an idea
  • Quantize audio more efficiently with LUNA's proprietary Razor Blade and Polyphonic warp algorithms
  • Recall key moments, song variations, and creative ideas with intuitive and powerful full preview Import Session Data
  • Avoid modes and menu diving with LUNA’s smart tool and session browser
  • Get powerful tactile control with industry leading control surfaces including Softube Console 1, SSL 360, and MCU
  • Easily use your favorite Audio Units plug-ins and instruments

LUNA Digital Audio Workstation is joined by the LUNA Pro Bundle, a for‑sale collection of UAD Plug‑ins and LUNA Extensions co‑created with the biggest brands in pro audio, including API, Ampex, Studer, Pultec, and more.

Upon download, Mac users can try the essential LUNA Extensions and UAD Plug‑ins add‑on bundle free for 30 days.

LUNA Pro includes a collection of Tape, Summing, Console Channel Strips and more.


  • Ampex ATR-102 Master Tape Machine & LUNA Extension
  • API 2500 Bus Compressor & LUNA Extension
  • API Preamp
  • API Summing LUNA Extension
  • API Vision Channel Strip & LUNA Extension
  • Century Tube Channel Strip
  • Galaxy Tape Echo
  • Oxide Tape Recorder
  • PolyMAX Synth
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
  • Pure Plate Reverb
  • Studer A800 Tape Recorder & LUNA Extension
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection

*LUNA and LUNA Extensions run on MacOS 10.15 Catalina or newer.

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