The real analog sound
i feel real analog sound i am very happy to say this
The very audio interface I've been waiting for. The converters are clean and accurate, the UAD plugins make this amazingly versatile to where the possibilities are truly endless. Couldn't be more happy.
I love it!
I'm so pleased with the Apollo - amazing sound quality, so easy to use and the plug-ins are just stunning.
I can just recommend it, which I've already done!
Arranger, composer, conductor, producer
Best audio interface on the planet in this price range.
It looks pretty but I have a Thunderbolt only laptop.
Looking forward to the expansion card!
What a glorious piece of gear - fine fine pre's, solid build, and excellent execution. The only major drawback is the lack of 64bit plugs...come one UAD, give me 64bit AU's on top of all of the other awesomeness (granted that is another gripe all together, but related).
In a nutshell - give's apogee a serious run for the money.
This is a class unit, beautiful sounding converters, did not expect the pre's to sound so good. Functionally for monitoring and headphone sends is seamless. Nothing comes close in terms of functionality in this price bracket or any for that matter. I love my Apollo!
I performed my first mixdown using the UAD Apollo, utilizing the Fatso, SSL Stereo Bus Compressor, Pultec EQ, and Manley Massively Passive EQ.
The client was pleased, and we performed the remix live later that week the WTF festival in Oregon.
Rock solid so far.
Totally cool. Excellent piece of hardware. Enjoying every moment working with Apollo. Best purchase ever.
Keep up the good work guys.
La pièce maitresse de mon studio ! la possibilité d'enregistrer avec les plug in est incroyable. Mes tracks ne sonneront plus jamais comme avant.
la qualité des preamps sont vraiment impressionnante je ne m'attendais pas à cela. j'ai combiné la apollo avec mon LA-610 et je suis aux anges pour ce qui est de la qualité.
J'ai hate d'acheter de nouveaux Software pour les combiner à la apollo. tel que le studer800 qui semble être apprécier de tous. le seul point négatif que j'apporterais est la difficulté que j'ai eu pour router des mixs dans les headphones. je travaille avec cubase 6.5 et j'ai eu quelques difficultés. Mais tout le reste compense à merveille ce léger détaille que l'on réussi à régler sans trop se casser la tête ! merci UAD
Things to accomplish:
-Streamline my workflow .... CHECK!
-Improve sound quality ..... CHECK!
-Eliminate consistency issues (drivers, I/O protocol etc.) ...... CHECK!
-Impress clientele ...... CHECK!
-Impress myself and other engineers. ...... CHECK!
I couldn't be happier with the Apollo. It has everything I need and nothing I don't!
Thanks again for making such a killer piece!
One By One Studios
Hello team UA.
My Best Regards for your company.
Amazing and great product Apollo.
Sergey Franc A&T Trade Russia Ltd.
This is my first Hi end piece of gear, i know that probably there's some other equipment that could be even more Hi end than this but, Apollo is just great, ti sounds very open and with 3d depth, comparing the preamps with the UA 710, this are a little less robust in sound terms, but with the unique ability of process with plugins you can get similar results, i tested it with a LA 2A instance and it sounded terrific!!
No comments on the possibility of using UAD Plugins!...That's a win from the start...Pultec Eq...OMG!!!...nice to be able tu crank the knobs and not get crapped sound!
I'm sure most of the specifics have been covered by people with notable names, so I'll be succinct.
This box is FUCKING AWESOME.
I come from the 'Old School' of recording, having opened a Midwest Jingle Production company in 1980.
In the studio we ran a Studer A800, Lexicon 480L's, Roland Tape Echos, vintage Neumann 47's, you name it, we had it.
Many of these tools are now software inside UAD-2 QUAD's inside our MACs.
Recently I replaced our RME interface with an Apollo DUO.
I've always been impressed with RME ... there is still nothing I would say badly about the Fireface 800.
But now my entire world of recording has changed as I hear the sound coming from the control room monitors with the Apollo in place.
Even the stereo imaging is night and day compared to what I've been use to over the past years.
I would write much more but they allow only 750 characters
Im really happy with my Apollo Quad. My studio has never sounded better. My acoustic guitar, running through its pick up and a series of plug ins sounds unbelievable, with hardly any discernible latency. Working in Pro Tools is seamless. Ive never been more satisfied with an audio interface and it is now the cornerstone of my home studio. I love turning it on every time.
Once I'd hooked up my apollo I sat down with the intention of having a quick listen to my reference tracks before testing out the pre's/plug-ins etc. 3 hours later I was still listening with my jaw on the floor!
I've only used the apollo for one tracking session so far and I have to say that I picked up on so much more before I hit record. I re-visited some mixes yet to be sent off to master and ended up changing a lot!
I can't wait to use this more - one very happy customer. Thanks, Dave
I was done with the Mbox2. I was tired of being limited by it's capabilities and possibilities. When I swapped it with my new Apollo Quad I could not believe it. It was if there was a magician in my room making things sound soo much more beautifully than they had the chance to before. I honestly don't think i'll need another interface for a long time. There's no going back or anywhere else for that matter... UA and the people who work for them are and will be Top Notch forever in my book. No more waiting for hours on the phone to get a chance to ask someone some questions and get some quality help with whatever problems you may be experiencing. Awesome website with everything you need right there, easy to get to and simple to understand
- It sounds awesome.
- I'm having problems with the Pro-reverb plugins that comes with the unit, it crashes my Pro-tools 50% of the time.
- One thing that bugs me a lot: you can't change the name of the channel on the console which can become a pain in the ass when you record a full band...
- I'm not having any latency problem right now and I've tracked a whole band LIVE.
- The pluggins I've tried so far sound perfect.
Great addition to my studio. The ability to audition UA plugins without using a DAW is probably the best feature. Low latency monitoring when recording in ProTools and the ability to use Apollo as just a processor while running your I/O through another workstation make it a very flexible unit that can add to rather than replace current hardware. Thunderbolt capability will hopefully solve most FW issues. A hardware mixer or iPad Console App to match the Console software would be a great addition.