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.
its fantastic, i absolutely love it
great converters, very good conversion, plus dsp power
its the perfect workstation for me
i fully recommend it to anyone
Four Stars because this a groundbreaking product but could be made even better.
A complaint right away is that UA still ships this product with software that has a known bug (the Reverb aux crash). I had to find out the hard way (ie, experience the crash).
I'm looking forward to the Thunderbolt connectivity (and hoping it is reasonably priced). The Firewire interrupt detected messages can be annoying and the bandwith allocation is something I'd love never to have to worry about. Hopefully Thunderbolt will be an improvement on those fronts.
It would be nice to view the Apollo as a hard drive on the desktop that could clearly be ejected in a safe manner.
Still, an amazing machine. Lucky to have it.
You can't go wrong with this. Audio quality is amazing, set up was fast straight forward, and basic. With out the plugins this machine rocks. The vocals are clear, full and rich. This exceeded my expectations, considering everything this unit does. This is very well worth the money on sound quality alone. Adding the plugins that don't touch you cpu processing power, makes this a steal. The plugins are absolutely gorgeous. Im very hard to please when it comes to audio plugins. And Im grinning from ear to ear. Before purchasing this unit I researched every possible option there was in terms of audio interfaces. I've rented the symphony, the duet 2, the rme fire face ucx, although those are great interfaces as well, the apollo wins
this a must for any musican that wants to excel I can even put apollo to words it is incredible
up till now it is amazing what a great sound the apollo gives even without using the plug-inns.
and [VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME 'CAUS I AM A MUSICIAN]
its so easy to work with
maybe the best purchase sinds my fender stratocaster i bought 40 years ago
I have had this product for just a couple weeks now...and I absolutely love it. I run Pro Tools 10 and this unity was very easy to set up and intuitive to use. I love the low-latency monitoring and the sound quality is fantastic. Before, I would use all kind of Plug-Ins on almost every track. No the raw audio recordings sound good that I hardly have to do anything to them within my DAW.
Overall I have been very impressed with this unit. It is definitely expensive, but if you have the means and plan on doing recording for a while, it is a good investment. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
i love it and everything is perfect but there is just one little thing missing which will be easy for you to do. the possibility to save channels not only the whole mixer in the console. if you are in a recording session it's crucial to have the option if you want to check different set up's for the instruments without reloading the whole mixer. if this is done then it is a tripple a.
The Apollo is completely amazing in all ways, sound quality, built quality, druvers, features. I have used it for all studionsituations and everytime it amazes me!
The recording situation feels like sitting behind a mixing deskin your dream studio filled with your favourite outboards, and you can do whatever you like with it, extremely versatile!
I have just a little wish, I would like to have a pan law option -3 and -6 in console, also on the monombutton.
And as a future request a dim and a phase button in the monitor section.
I love this beast completely and deep:-)
Uffe, mastering, recording, producing, mixing!
i decide to change my rme fireface 800 interface to universal apollo ,,cause i trust in
universal audio co...rme ff-800 it's good quality anyway . but i can get same good
sound quality from apollo plus special DSP power and thunderbolt technology.
apollo has better pre mic and sound more transparent and great idea is Stereo
monitor outputs (independent of eight line outputs) cause i can get 8 analog out to
summing mixer when i mastering and apollo console easy to use.. S/PDIF outputs can
be set to mirror the monitor outputs,, everything almost complete waiting for
It sounds great,
Plugins sounds great!
Thanks UA Team!