System Requirements

System Requirements

Audio Interfaces

Apollo X Series System Requirements

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All

  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

Mac

  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition



Apollo Thunderbolt System Requirements

(All Thunderbolt Apollo models except Apollo X Series)

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All

  • Thunderbolt 2 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

Mac

  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • Thunderbolt 3 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (not included)



Apollo SOLO System Requirements

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  • Mac or Windows computer with available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (sold separately)
  • (Mac) macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage



Apollo SOLO USB System Requirements

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  • PC with available built-in* USB 3 SuperSpeed (Type-A or Type-C port)
  • Intel Core i-Series or Xeon processor*
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • USB 3 Type-C cable (not included)*
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

*Notes

  • IF-certified USB 3 SuperSpeed cable (Type-A to Type-C, or Type-C to Type-C)
  • Quad Core i7 or better recommended for optimum DAW performance
  • USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards) are not tested
  • 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended



Volt System Requirements

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Mac & PC

  • Available USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  • USB cable (included)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon processor
  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • (macOS) 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Internet connection for software downloads

iPad & iPhone

  • iPadOS / iOS 14 or later



Arrow System Requirements

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  • Mac or Windows computer with available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (sold separately)
  • (Mac) macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage



Apollo FireWire System Requirements

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  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • (Mac) macOS 10.14 Mojave or 10.15 Catalina
  • Available FireWire 800 port*
  • FireWire 800 cable (included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

*On Windows systems, a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adapter card is required





DSP Accelerators

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 System Requirements

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All

  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible plug-in host DAW software
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

Mac

  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition



UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 2 System Requirements

For complete compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com

All

  • Thunderbolt 2 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible plug-in host DAW software
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

Mac

  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • Thunderbolt 3 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (not included)



UAD-2 Satellite USB System Requirements

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  • PC with available built-in* USB 3 SuperSpeed port
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor*
  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable (included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible plug-in host DAW software
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

*Notes

  • Quad Core i7 or better recommended
  • 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended
  • USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards) are not tested for Apollo Twin USB connection



UAD-2 Satellite FireWire System Requirements

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  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • (Mac) macOS 10.14 Mojave or 10.15 Catalina
  • Available FireWire 800 port*
  • FireWire 800 cable (included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible plug-in host DAW software
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

*On Windows systems, a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adapter card is required





UAD-2 PCIe System Requirements

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  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • (Mac) macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • Available PCI Express (PCIe) slot for each UAD-2 card
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible plug-in DAW host software
  • 10 gigabytes available storage



Thunderbolt Option Cards

Thunderbolt 3 Option Card System Requirements

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All

  • Apollo Audio Interface (Rack Model)
  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

Mac

  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition



Thunderbolt 2 Option Card System Requirements

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All

  • Apollo Audio Interface (Rack Model)
  • Thunderbolt 2 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

Mac

  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • Thunderbolt 3 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (not included)