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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 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)



Apollo Thunderbolt System Requirements

(All Thunderbolt Apollo models except Apollo X Series)

For complete compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com

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 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • Thunderbolt 3 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • 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 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • (PC) Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • 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 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • 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

For complete compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com

Mac & PC

  • Available USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  • USB cable (included)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon processor
  • (PC) Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • (macOS) 10.15 Catalina or newer
  • Internet connection for software downloads

iPad & iPhone

  • iPadOS / iOS 14 or newer



Arrow System Requirements

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  • Mac or Windows computer with available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (sold separately)
  • (Mac) macOS 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • (PC) Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • 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 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • (Mac) macOS 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





LUNA Recording System

LUNA System Requirements

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  • Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow UA audio interface
  • Mac computer with available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port*
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • Other Software Required (download now)
    • UAD v10.0 or newer
    • UA Connect (included with LUNA software)
    • iLok License Manager (included with LUNA software)
  • 600 MB available storage on macOS system volume
  • Free PACE iLok account with iLok Cloud or iLok USB (2nd generation or newer)

*Thunderbolt connection must be built-in. Thunderbolt adapter cards are not supported.



LUNA System Recommendations


  • Intel quad-core i7 or better recommended
  • 16 GB or more system RAM recommended
  • SSD storage for LUNA sessions recommended
  • Rotational storage for LUNA sessions may reduce performance
  • Rotational storage below 7200 RPM is unsupported
  • Rotational external storage must be USB 3.0 or faster

SSD Storage Requirements


  • Fusion hybrid drives are unsupported
  • SSD storage must be formatted as APFS (Apple File System)
  • ExFAT, FAT, and Mac OS Extended formats are unsupported
  • External SSD must be within USB 3.0, USB 3.1, PCIe, or Thunderbolt enclosure
  • View this Apple support article for details about formatting an SSD for APFS

LUNA Instruments Requirements


  • Sample-based LUNA instruments must be installed on SSD volume
  • 20 MB to 10 GB available SSD storage
  • Storage space requirement varies per LUNA Instrument
  • Individual LUNA Instrument storage requirements are listed in LUNA's Manage panel

Additional LUNA Notes


  • All system requirements for Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo/Arrow models still apply with LUNA
  • First-generation (silver) Apollo rackmount models equipped with any Apollo Thunderbolt Option Card can be used with LUNA
  • LUNA is incompatible with Apollo models connected via FireWire or USB
  • Older versions of macOS are unsupported



DSP Accelerators

UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 System Requirements

For complete compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com

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 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)



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
  • macOS10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • Thunderbolt 3 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • 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 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • 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 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • (Mac) macOS 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 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • (Mac) macOS 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • 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 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)



Thunderbolt 2 Option Card System Requirements

For complete compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com

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 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura
  • Thunderbolt 3 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 or 11 (64-bit editions)
  • Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (not included)