October 30, 2014
Earlier this year Universal Audio released two new interfaces under the banner Apollo Twin: the SOLO and the DUO. Universal Audio are calling these interfaces, “Legendary classic analog studios on your desktop.” This is because they stand behind the impressive components and signal processing in these interfaces that allow for incredible quality in your home studio productions. These smaller and more affordable interfaces carry the same technology available on the higher end Universal Audio interfaces in the Apollo line.
The DUO has twice the processing power as the SOLO and costs a couple hundred bucks more. This is the only real difference between the two interfaces in the Apollo Twin family so we thought it best to review the Apollo Twin line as a whole. Then you can let your budget or need for more powerful DSP dictate your decision on which is right for you. First lets check …
January 19, 2012
Not content with their position as the most likely to get name dropped in the world of DSP plugins, Universal Audio have brought their expertise to the the realm of high end audio interfaces. Meet Apollo, an 18 x 24 Firewire/Thunderbolt-ready audio interface. All the specs are there- 24 bit/ 192 kHz sound, great preamps and great converters. One might be forgiven for thinking UA were gunning for Apogee with this one. Well, at least before they look under the hood and see what else is going on.
You guessed it, UA’s DSP plugin system is under the hood! “That’s pretty cool,” you say, “but how is that different from all the other systems that offer DSP in an interface?” Well, the more obvious upshot here is that all that real-time processing means latency free recording, even when using UA’s well loved plugin series. The less obvious (and very cool) …