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!