I moved from a Safire pro to RME and now the apollo. I definitively prefer the apollo, the sound is amazing and everything is so intuitive and easy to setup/use.
Love this interface
I'm a windows user when I heard that there was support for thunderbolt on WIN's 10 I built a new computer just to run the Apollo. My band mate had Apollo and I was lusting over his but could make the jump to MAC. Love the sound and flexibility. Console has great routing abilities. I recommend you go with the Quad.. I started with a Duo, the console unison and effects have to run on the Cores in the interface and I ran out of local power when using the Fender Tweed plugin. Had to send it back for the Quad... Finally used unison to record a vocal track with the 1073 plug and it sounded great. I've been using UAD cards for some years now.. Love UA plugins and am always buying when on sale and with the many coupons they give out.. thanks UA for a great product.
This thing made me sell a lot of gear.
I have been through several mixers, pcis, breakouts, been on Pc before going mac forever, even been on two reel to reels. While I love reels I am first and foremost a composer and musician and the apollos give me the freedom to focus my time and money on just that instead of messing around with tape and mixers spending hours and hours trying to get a good enough sound. I can finally achieve what I want almost anywhere I set up my twin duo+8duo and scale down my outboard gear to the absolute essentials. Great stuff UA.
Really Great Gear
Feels like the high-end piece of gear it is. The recording is pristine, the playback is the highest quality I've heard. Stunning!
sound machine wood work
Now what in the world does this plug in do. indeed I proceed to the video tips from Uad. well Uad did it again my friends completely blow my mind. I have been recording my acoustic Gtr directly in to my recording sessions trying to capture that perfect wood acoustic sound. I like my acoustic Gtr up close and personal, clean and perfect, so perfect I could kiss my acoustic Gtr for being so nice to my music. Uad perfectly capture a sound that, I so thought that, only a real acoustic Gtr could give. I was so wrong when I plug my Gtr into my Apollo 8, and recording in real time and also adding it to my previous Gtr recorded sessions. well that just did it for me. how in the world is Uad perfectly creating such a perfect plug ins, that actually capture the perfect Accustic sound with the sound machine wood work. plug ins. well all I know is, i need no more convincing from anyone, I can close my eyes and just click buy to any Uad plug ins with the confidence that all Uad plug ins are perfectly designed by Uad professional, who love musicians and singers to create perfect plug inn .indeed Uad makes my music sound great with worm sounding plug inns. with confidence I can buy all my plug inns from Uad, forever. I Love my Uad plugins for life. thanks Uad. sound machine wood work is perfect for my fender acoustic Gtr.
Fender 55 tweed deluxe
okay I am inpress, I grow up hearing Gtr players playing thru fender Gtr amp bragging how well the fender amp make there Gtr, sounding clean and precise. indeed heard it for myself while banging away on my keyboard next to them. completely love it. now while scrolling thru Uad website my eyes came across the Fender 55 tweed Deluxe. I am hooked! to actually get the same clean sound from the Uad fender 55 tweet deluxe Gtr amp. thats outstanding. indeed working with a few Logic Pro Gtr amps works well but unfortunately its not a fender. I like clean jazzy sound I just don't need so much effect on my Gtr. Uad fender plug inns indeed gave to me a clean sound, keeping my Gtr in the state of its original form and then adding a perfect smooth Gtr room. and so much option to add what ever else I would need to make my sound fat and clean. such a perfect pluginns from Uad among so much other perfect pluginsi have bought from Uad. this is going to be my first Gtr choice I need not look no where else. such a perfect fender plugins for my pop music album I am working on. thanks Uad.
well indeed it feels good to have a unit, that works perfectly without problems. Apollo 8 indeed works perfect. indeed I own m-audio project mixer, m-audio 610, m -audio mini Mackie, which works for what it was designed to do. but' that just it, too limited. problems started coming in like a flood. drivers or not compatible, does not work with Mac OS upgraded versions. it was too much to handle and worry about when i am trying to create music. I believe a unit should work perfectly. looking at Apollo 8, I have found a unit that does what it says, no complications stoping me from doing music. I get a lot more dun with Apollo 8 than any other unit I have own. unfortunately all other previous unit as to be put in the garbage. I have decided that Uad, product are in a class by themselves. to think I can actually just plug my Gtrs,Key boards, steel drums, directly into this unit and get a clean sound, and also add a plug ins in the path and get that perfect sound in real time. I am overwhelmed with joy. years of fighting with units that, just will not work. my frustration as reached its limit. I simply have to stick to Uad professional plug ins and equipment product, if I really want to get so serious music work dun. its good to know no Mather what time a day or night I get of the gig, I can always count on Uad Plug inns, and Apollo 8, to help capture my ideas correctly. and works well under pressure, .... thats it I sold out! for Uad equipment. thank Uad for making my day. I look forward to buying more and more equipment and adding more and more plug ins. keep up the good work, thank you so much for outstanding equipment that really works.
All I Need
Upgraded from the Twin Duo. I have been very happy with the Twin in every way but now have the need for more in/outs and more dsp power for processor hungry plug-ins. The preamps sound amazing both with and without Unison mode. The Only thing I miss is the big knob on the Twin other than that it is simply amazing.
My 3rd Apollo
This is my 3rd (or 4th Apollo). Started with a silver face Duo. Upgraded to a Silverface quad. Bought a twin for portability, now upgraded to a blackface. It's the centerpiece of my rehearsal space and home studio. Best, most innovative interface available in my opinion.
Great gear for small studios
Looks good and sounds great.
Viel ausprobiert aber endlich angekommen
Es lohnt sich wirklich ein Par €€€€ mehr aus zu geben. Ich habe so viele Jahre ausprobiert aber nie war ich so richtig zufrieden. Nun habe ich ein recht schlankes Studio was einfach Spaß macht.
Der Arbeitsfluss läuft erstaunlich gut, der Rechner läuft sehr stabile, die Plugins sind sehr sehr gut. Das wichtigste ist aber die Wandlung und die Preamps, die sind einfach der Hammer !!!
Das Gerät ist von außen sehr hochwertig verarbeitet, dass merkt man schon beim auspacken und anfassen der Potis und Taster.
Ich bin glücklich :-)))
Best at home recording experience!
I've tried many at home systems over the last 16 years. Most of which led to me not enjoying the experience. Latency issues. Computer issues. All of that. Finally, I feel like I can create at home! This thing makes it smooth and sounds delicious!
I already owned the Apollo Twin Duo (thunderbolt) wich also sounds great. But i needed some more inputs for my equipment. After thinking about it a while i just did it and purchased the Apollo 8.
Great headphone outputs
Easy to use
Works awesome with the Apollo Twin Duo Thunderbolt.
Works great with Cubase, Logic x and Ableton
I was really unsure about buying the apollo, but I couldn't be any happier with the result.
Coming from a focusrite pro to this is like going from black & white to colour. It has an amazing sound both in headphones and monitors and the pres are great. It all installs, sets up and works so intuitively and easily.
I have bought a lot of outboard gear this year but this has made the biggest difference by far. The I'm really happy I just went for it in the end...
Build like a tank, sounds like a 1073, Api, Chandle...
I love the UA Apollo 8. Lots of powerful tools yet easy to use and understand.
Upgraded from Apollo Firewire
A very happy long time UAD customer. I just upgraded from the original Apollo Firewire. The new Apollo 8 Thunderbolt is perfect in every way. Going to the thunderbolt from firewire has also cured the connectivity error messages i was getting every so often. The perfect upgrade. Five stars UAD.
Amazing as always
I've using UA products for 5 years, love all the UA products so much!
High end x-plattform interface
Where should one start?! Awesome build quality, great headphone outputs, great preamps and awesome ad/da. Have owned rme 802, Lynx aurora 8 & 16 but this thing is just a league above! As far as I see it the dsp is just a bonus!
Use the Apollo 8 now for few weeks and i like the idea behind. It´s a great solution to have my old Urei and UAD stuff in a digital way.
I work with a lot of singer/songwriters and indie bands. Paired with my love for unconventional locations, problem solving and experimenting - this has led me to need a mobile and adaptable setup. The Apollo has seriously up'ed the game for me. The pre's are beautifully transparent, or you can combine them with the Unison software to get some color. It's like buying a whole slew of pre's at once. The plugins are also kick ass. I can't wait to add some more!