Apollo x4

Apollo x4

選び抜かれたオーディオコンバーターと4基のUnisonプリアンプをデスクトップに

Apollo x4により、ミュージシャンやプロデューサーは、エリートクラスのA/D、D/A変換、4基のUnison対応プリアンプ、クアッドコア・リアルタイムUADプロセッシングを装備し、大規模なプロジェクトを簡単にトラッキング、オーバーダブ、ミックス可能なMac、PCのどちらでも操作可能なThunderbolt 3オーディオインターフェイスです。

UAの60年に渡るオーディオ・クラフトマンシップの伝統に基づき、Apollo x4は127dBのD/Aダイナミックレンジを誇り、UADアナログエミュレーションプラグインとLUNAレコーディングシステムが同梱されており、クラスのすべてを確実に上回っています ー デスクトップ上でアナログスタジオの機能をフル活用することができます。

あらゆるデスクトップインターフェイスの中でもっとも広いダイナミックレンジと最小のS/N比を持つエリートクラスのA/D、D/A変換が可能

4基のUnison対応プリアンプは、Helios、Neve、API、Manleyなどのプリアンプエミュレーションを使用して、ニアゼロ・レイテンシーで大規模プロジェクトをトラッキング†

内蔵UADクアッドコア・プロセッシングにより、付属のTeletronix LA‑2A、1176コンプレッサー、Pultec EQ、610‑B Tube Preamp&EQなどのUADプラグインをトラッキング、ミックスに使用可能

Thunderboltを使用して、最大で4台のApolloインターフェイスと6台のUAD-2デバイスをカスケード接続し、スタジオの成長に合わせてDSPとI/Oを追加可能

4基のUnisonプリアンプ:Neve、Helios、APIなどの本物のサウンドが手に入る

4基のUnisonプリアンプ:Neve、Helios、APIなどの本物のサウンドが手に入る Apollo x4には、4基のUnison対応マイクプリアンプが搭載されており、Neve、Helios、API、Manley、Universal Audioなどのマイクプリアンプエミュレーションを使用してトラッキング可能です。UAオーディオインターフェイス専用のUnisonテクノロジーは、インプットインピーダンス、ゲインステージの“スィートスポット”、オリジナルハードウェアのコンポーネントレベルの回路動作など、人気のあるあるチューブ、ソリッドステート・マイクプリの音色を再現します。

Unisonの秘密は、Apolloのマイクプリアンプと内蔵リアルタイムUADプロセッシング間のハードウェアとソフトウェアの統合にあります。Apollo Consoleソフトウェアのマイク入力にUnisonプリアンプ・プラグインをインサートするだけで、Apolloインターフェイスのインピーダンスが物理的に再構成されます。これにより、世界で最も録音されたマイクプリアンプのクラシックサウンドを活用できるようになります。

Unisonシュートアウト(ハードウェア vs ソフトウェア)のビデオを見る

エリートクラスA/DとD/Aコンバーター

エリートクラスA/DとD/Aコンバーター

何千ものヒットソングや何百ものグラミー賞を受賞したアルバムを制作に使用されたApolloインターフェイスは、毎日素晴らしいサウンドのレコーディングを行うために使用されています。前世代のデスクトップApolloインターフェイスで採用していたクラス最高のオーディオコンバーターを改善するために、UAのエンジニアはx4のオーディオコンバーター再設計し、印象的な127dBのダイナミックレンジと-117dBのTHD+Nを実現し、Apollo x4にハイエンドコンバーターに匹敵するレンジの広いオーガニックサウンドを提供しました。

Apollo: プロフェッショナルの新しい選択肢

Apolloは、Kendrick Lamar(To Pimp A Butterfly)、Coldplay(A Head Full of Dreams)、Dr. Dre(Compton)、Brad Paisley(Wheelhouse)など多くのレコードを制作するために使用され、ヒットメイカー達の確かな選択肢となっています。Apolloシリーズのインターフェイスは、Sound on Sound、Future Music、Electronic Musician誌などから数々の賞を受賞しています。またコンピューターオーディオ・ハードウエアの2016 TEC Awardも受賞しています。

同梱されるクラシックアナログ・プロセッシングのフルスィート

同梱されるクラシックアナログ・プロセッシングのフルスィート

Apollo x4は、箱から出してすぐに世界で唯一本物のTeletronix LA-2A、1176LN、Pultec EQ、UA 610-B Tube Preamp&EQなどのアナログエミュレーションプラグインを提供します。UAの世界的に有名なDSPエンジニアチームによって開発されたRealtime Analog Classicsプラグインは、他のすべてのオーディオプラグインが判断される基準を設定します。

ギターにPultec EQのチューブの温かみ、ボーカルにLA-2Aの穏やかなリミッティングに加え、レコーディングでは音楽的でリッチなアナログサウンドを取り入れることで飛躍的に向上させます。

付属プラグインを見る   |   ライブトラッキング・ビデオを見る

UADパワードプラグインの世界にアクセス

Apollo x4に付属している“Realtime Analog Classics Plus”プラグインを使用するビンテージEQ、コンプレッサー、リバーブ、テープマシン等、数々の賞を受賞したUADパワードプラグインをオーディオソフトウェアのバッファーサイズやコンピューターのCPUの負荷などを気にせずニアゼロ・レイテンシーで使用することができます。

Neve、Lexicon、Capitol Studios、API、Manley、Ampex、Fenderなど*のエミュレーションにより、デスクトップ上に可能性が無限のアナログスタジオを持つことができるようになります。また競合するインターフェイスとは異なり、これらのDSPプラグインは、ミックスで使用するためにDAWでも使用することもできます。

ビンテージアンプでレコーディング

Apollo Twin Xのフロントパネルにあるインストゥルメント入力にはUnisonテクノロジーに対応しており、Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe、Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959、Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifierなどのギターやベースアンプのエミュレーションに簡単にアクセスできます。

LUNレコーディングシステム 高速で自然なワークフローによるディープなApolloとの統合

LUNレコーディングシステム 高速で自然なワークフローによるディープなApolloとの統合

Apollo Xシリーズのインターフェイスは、すべての主要なDAWで使用可能です。しかし、Universal Audioの画期的なMac用音楽制作アプリケーション“LUNA”と完全に統合されたレコーディングシステムとしても使用可能です。LUNAのAccelerated Realtime Monitoring™を使用して、本物のNeveサミングや統合されたStuder tape、LUNAインストゥルメントなど、多くの内蔵機能や拡張機能を使ってワークフローをパワーアップさせることができます。

拡張 I/Oと内蔵トークバックマイク

拡張 I/Oと内蔵トークバックマイク

Apollo x4は、4基の内蔵Unison対応プリアンプに加え、2系統のヘッドフォン出力、2基のHi-Zインストゥルメント入力を備え、コラボレーション時にも威力を発揮します。さらに合計4系統のライン出力、オプティカルADAT/SPDIF入出力、専用モニターリモートコントロール、内蔵トークバックマイクを装備した12x18 Apollo x4は、プロフェッショナルなデスクトップレコーディングに議論の余地のない選択肢となります。

Apollo Heritage Edition発売中

Apollo Heritage Edition発売中

受賞歴のあるTeletronix®、UA1176、Pultec®EQ、U610 mic preampなど、Apollo Heritage Edition は箱から出してすぐに使えるキュレーションされた完璧なコレクションを含む10種類のプレミアムUADプラグインを含んでいます。

ネットワークスタジオを構築

ネットワークスタジオを構築

Apollo Expandedソフトウェアにより、Thunderbolt搭載のApollo Twin、またはApolloインターフェイスのユーザーは、最大4台のApolloと6台のUAD-2デバイスを組み合わせることができ、スタジオの拡張に合わせて I/OやDSPを追加することができます。

†Apollo x4には、“Realtime Analog Classics Plus”UADプラグインバンドルが含まれています。その他のUADプラグインは、 www.uaudio.comで別売されています。

Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle

With the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you not only get legendary compressors such as the Fairchild® 670 and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, but also stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, and UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 Legacy
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb‐Pro

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

Impart your tracks with the iconic warmth and character of the classic hardware used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects organic detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology.

Marshall<sup>®</sup> Plexi Classic Amplifier

Marshall® Plexi Classic Amplifier

The undisputed alpha dog of rock and roll guitar amps, the Marshall “plexi” amplifier is as legendary as the music it helped create. From Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, Duane Allman to Eric Clapton, the Plexi’s punishing melange of snarl, sustain, smoothness, and raunch defined the sound of rock. Developed by Softube, the Marshall Plexi Classic Amp plug-in gives you the sound of this iconic amp with a perfectly placed microphone from engineer Tony Platt who recorded AC/DC’s Back in Black and Highway to Hell.

Fairchild<sup>®</sup> 670 (Legacy)

Fairchild® 670 (Legacy)

The world’s most coveted compressor, the classic Fairchild 670 tube limiter will give your tracks and mixes unmistakable tube warmth and character. Whether you’re looking for subtle compression on a lead vocal, or grittier textures that can work on guitars, bass, or a drum bus, the Fairchild 670 plug-in adds a classic “glow” to anything you run through it.

Teletronix<sup>®</sup> LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world — especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, and more.

1176SE/LN<sup>®</sup> Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

1176SE/LN® Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world’s most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and Michael Jackson.

Pultec<sup>®</sup> Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

Pultec® Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made — the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analog character.

Ampeg<sup>®</sup> SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

Introduced in 1969, the Ampeg SVT bass amp is still the reigning king of high-powered tube bass tone. Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-in perfectly captures the raw power and punch that has made this the go-to amp for rock, funk, and soul players. Track in real time using Unison™ preamp technology for the tone, touch, and feel of a real SVT bass amp, or transform bland DI tracks with the thunderous roar of a stone cold classic.

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set — perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

UA Precision Enhancer Hz

UA Precision Enhancer Hz

Expertly dial-in your music’s low-end frequencies with the Precision Enhancer Hz plug-in. Able to yield exacting results with minimal adjustment, the Precision Enhancer Hz can add weight to kick drum samples, fatten up a synth bass, or simply make the low-end of your tracks more audible on smaller speakers.

Raw Distortion

Raw Distortion

Modeled from a vintage early-’80s Pro Co Rat, Raw Distortion delivers all the gritty dynamic raunch of the legendary stompbox. And with Unison™ technology, you can plug in to Apollo Twin, 8, or 8p’s front-panel Hi-Z instrument jack and experience the same circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points for the true tone, feel, and response of the original hardware.

RealVerb Pro

RealVerb Pro

RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb based on UA’s own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond simply big/small or dark/bright, giving your sources distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverb tail.

主な機能

評価の高いApollo Xラックマウントインターフェイスから継承した選び抜かれたA/D、A/Dコンバーターを搭載し、MacとWindows用のデスクトップ12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3オーディオインターフェイス

4基のUnisonマイクプリアンプは、クラシックなチューブ、トランスベースのマイクプリアンプやギターアンプの素晴らしいモデリングを提供

UAD-2 DUOまたはQUADコアプロセッシングにより、ビンテージコンプレッサー、EQ、テープマシン、マイクプリアンプ、ギターアンププラグインを使用してニアゼロ・レイテンシーでトラッキング可能

LUNAレコーディングシステムが付属 — 完全に統合された刺激的な音楽制作アプリケーション

LUNAレコーディングシステムで音楽制作 - Apollo(Mac / Thunderbolt)に完璧に統合されたレコーディングアプリケーション

2基のUnison対応Hi-Z入力

2系統の独立したヘッドフォン出力

スタジオ内のミュージシャンとのコミュニケーションをスムーズにする内蔵トークバックマイク

モニターのリモート機能、モノ、ミュート、DIM、ALTモニターコントロールなどのモニター機能を搭載

すべてのリスニングレベルで高い解像度を提供する2つのデジタルコントロール・アナログモニター出力

オプティカルADAT / SPDIF入出力を介し、最大8チャンネルの拡張デジタル入力

Teletronix LA-2A、1176コンプレッサー、Pultec EQ、UA 610-B Tube Preamp&EQなどを収録した“Realtime Analog Classics”UADプラグインバンドルが付属。その他のプラグインは別売です。

VST、RTAS、AAX 64に対応し、主要なDAWでUADパワードプラグインを使用可能

一切の妥協を排したアナログデザイン、優れたコンポーネント、プレミアム・ビルドクオリティ

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Apollo X Series System Requirements

すべて:



  • Thunderbolt 3ケーブル(別売)

  • UADプラグインをインストールし、オーソライズするためのインターネット接続
  • 6 GB以上の空きストレージ

  • Quad Core i7以上のプロセッサーを推奨

  • 互換性に関する詳細な情報については、help.uaudio.comを参照してください。


MAC:



  • 利用可能なThunderbolt 1、2、3ポート

  • Thunderbolt 1と2を接続するには、Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2アダプター(別売)が必要です。

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur


PC:



  • 利用可能なThunderbolt 3ポート

  • Windows 10(64ビットエディション)


レビュー

Apollo x4

A. Kieper

2021年3月3日

Perfect for me

I got the Apollo X4 as an upgrade from a Scarlett 2i2, and it's a massive upgrade. The mic pres sound clean and clear, the x4 has a reasonable amount of i/o, more than enough for a home studio, and the capability to use UAD plugins and LUNA made the X4 a no brainer for me. No regrets. Highly recommended

V. Shcherbin

2021年3月3日

UAD X4

A great option after the APOLLO TWIN X, more inputs for voice and instruments, more DSP, and as always great sound! Together with the OCTO Satellite, the capabilities have increased many times.

P. Nikpour

2021年2月22日

Amazing gear

This is the 3rd Generation of the Apollo devices and I literally feel the warmth and the wideness of the sound.thanks to UA team for having our back for decades.

J. Okonji

2021年2月22日

Powerful Interface... But expensive Plugins

Am not into reviewing product, however I will say that the Apollo x4 is a nice device, I like the design and looks, it has this attractive looks on my home studio, Apollo x4 is good for people who has less power cpu computer, cause it has good built-in DSP, but the downside why I gave the Apollo x4... A 4star is because the device only comes with 13 power plugins... you will have to do community fund raising, add your family inheritance, and if you are married to a rich spouse' oh boy, you will have to empty your joint account to buy all this expensive plugins from UAD, can you imagine that, apart from the expensive plugins the machine is on point. And I don't mind to an ambassador for UAD cause am impressed with this device.

E. Cruz

2021年2月9日

x4, are you serious?

I was reluctant to switch over to UA for a couple reasons. One being that I didn't own any of their interfaces which meant I couldn't use their plugins. Like many others last year I had to adapt and diversify in order to keep bringing in the monies. So I caved and purchased the Apollo Solo becoming an instant fan, not only of the hardware and it's sound but also of all the available plugins. It completely changed my workflow. It allowed me to ditch another interface and outboard gear, which is huge because I do a lot of traveling for additional work. Naturally, I needed to upgrade in order to fully command the plethora of available plugins. Here is where the x4 comes in, with its great sound, available i/o, additional DSP, and more importantly, its portability. Seriously, thanks UA.

T. Nadile

2021年2月4日

I Broke it so soon.

Not here to bash this product or any Manufacturer, I really like the aesthetics of this Apollo x4. Seems to have a nice build, well it better! Emptied my Bank Account for it. I was a little disappointed that my 1/4” Roland Gold Tipped Cables has such difficulty being removed from the Combo Jacks. As I pull to remove the Cables it feels like it is stuck or won’t let go, I panicked and pulled with out the twist and Broke the internals of the Jack which then released. I immediately contacted UA Support and told them my situation, they were happy to help until they found out it wasn’t in Warranty. They gave me a link to a Authorized Electronics Repair shop and then pretty much were done with me. I Since got it repaired from them and they were very Nice. If you want your repair sooner than a Month that I was quoted you can pay a fee to get it expedited. Other than that I haven’t really noticed much of a improvement in sound from my $100 Interface I bought back in 2009. I will still use it and explore the free plug-ins, I can’t justify the cost of UA’s.

J. Montoya

2021年1月24日

Best audio interface!

Excellent interface for a home studio. It has everything you will need to begin in the UAD world. 4 unison preamps, 4 dsp chips, 2 headphone outputs. It sounds great. I am really happy that I got this.

Thanks UAD for creating amazing products!

UADユーザー

2021年1月20日

So Quiet I Have To Check To See If It's On!

As a long time engineer, with a full blown pro tools studio, I've been through a lot of gear in my career. I own hardware versions of the 1176 and LA2A compressors, as well as the hardware for some of the plugins that UA sells. This unit is easy to set up, quiet, and the pre amps that come with it are great. The plugins load and work flawlessly. I especially like the 55 Deluxe guitar plugin. I own a 1954 Deluxe and I think I like the plugin better. Don't tell Keith Richards:). The apollo x4 integrated with my pro tools rig on my mac pro with ease and I was able to get to work in a few minutes. The apollo x4 is built with the quality that I used to wish for when I first started working in audio.

Thanks for building such a great unit!!!!
Allen

O. Levi

2021年1月17日

Love the sound! Love how it looks and feels!

Great sounds. after switching from Focuserite Clarret 8 pre i feel like i found a new home.
Thank you for this wonderful product!

T. Holmes

2021年1月13日

Confusing Setup

I run a 2018 Dell XPS15. On first install, the X4 output a ton of white noise, even after I performed the Windows optimization suggestions I found on the Apollo website. I had to do quite a bit of internet research and change pre-boot energy-usage configurations on my laptop to solve the issue. It sounds fine now, but my PC performance has definitely been affected, and I suspect I am still not getting optimal performance out of the interface. It would be nice if these processes were better documented or better yet, built into the installer.

f. ruddick

2021年1月9日

Apollo x 4 good little workhorse

Purchased this interface as portable second rig alternative to Burl with Octo satellites.
Nice form factor and enough interfacing for some tracking and enough DSP to manage a big enough session.
Headphone amp is solid, prefer that to the monitor outputs not totally in love with the Monitor output sound, mids don’t feel quite as open as I’m used to.
Shame can’t bypass the Preamps to use more high end preamp in tracking when available.
Overall good value and nice little interfacing unit

V. Jæger

2021年1月4日

Beautiful and powerful stuff

Excellent and easy interface. Sounds perfect. Two headphone outs and two instrument inputs make it easy to collaborate creativally with people without all the cable mess. The weakest link in the signal chain has to be somewhere else.

A. Wolfhagen

2021年1月4日

Excellent workflow, sound quality and design!

Bought the X4 as I needed a desktop interface with more than just 2 preamps.
The X4 was definitely the right choice, with 4 nice preamps, 2 HI-Z inputs and even 2 separate headphone outputs, and additional analog outputs. Good options for expansion, both with ADAT units or additional Apollo interfaces.
The Console application is very nice and so easy to use - which means a great deal to the general workflow when recording.
And of cause the plugins that comes along with the interface - they sound so good and the whole idea of being able to record with great sounding plugins, wether just for monitoring or also printing them, is really nice.
Why do something in the mix if you can fix it already when recording?
Best recommendations from me :-)

M. Riley

2021年1月3日

Love My Apollo x4!

I recently upgraded my home studio around the Apollo x4 and Console. I really love the functionality and simplicity of the Apollo and Console environment. The preamp emulations sound fantastic and have really simplified a lot of the signal chains I have used for years. I am using the Apollo x4 into Cakewalk and Reaper but I really want to go all in with LUNA. Is there going to be a PC/Windows version?

A. Sapp

2021年1月1日

Apollo X4 is a Powerhouse Console

The best way to sum it up would be this piece of tech is INCREDIBLE!!! To call it simply an interface is a major slight to its capabilities. The X4 has taken my home recording to a level I didn't even think possible. UAD plug-ins are insane. Thanks to everyone at Universal Audio for putting out the best digital audio products on the market!!!

R. Ruzicska

2021年1月1日

Great sound but has major flaws

I am new to UA products. I previously used a focusrite clarett 8pre X. On logic X. First the good. The sound and texture one can get from these units are amazing. The plugins are great.
Now for the bad. The layout of presets is all over the place. You can’t use plug ins on all the tracks of a song as it will over load the unit. That sucks and I was shocked it went over the limits so easy. After all the hype they say how it can process so much etc etc. for $1800 you should be able to use a ton of plugins and not worry about overloading the unit. So basically you have to spend 3000 dollars to get a unit that comes close to being able to process 5 tracks of plugins say 3 plugins per track. (15 total). What a bummer!! Sometimes the unit will disconnect itself while recording.
Then there is using plugins on logic X. You can access them in logic but you can’t access logic plug in for say metering before you record to see your loudness level. That makes zero sense to me. So you are bouncing between two different screens. A lot going on and slows the work flow down.
Then there is Luna. The program is a good starting point. I am sure they will refine it but here is a major problem they don’t tell you. YOU HAVE TO BE HOOKED UP TO THE INTERNET TO USE IT!?! If you are on wifi good luck cause it will drop out on you a lot. I have zero understanding on why they need to have a daw connected to the internet to use it. Then you have to sign in every time you use it? Luna is trash because of the internet thing. I have been recording for 18 years and have had few recording issues with audio interfaces and daw. This is a huge pain to work with all these workflow problems and overloading the unit. For the amount of money you pay you shouldn’t have these issues. The sounds and plugins are absolutely awesome though. Very satisfied with that area. Hoping they make some changes. Great company. I hope they contact me to solve these issues

R. Ruzicska

2021年1月1日

Great sound but has major flaws

I am new to UA products. I previously used a focusrite clarett 8pre X. On logic X. First the good. The sound and texture one can get from these units are amazing. The plugins are great.
Now for the bad. The layout of presets is all over the place. You can’t use plug ins on all the tracks of a song as it will over load the unit. That sucks and I was shocked it went over the limits so easy. After all the hype they say how it can process so much etc etc. for $1800 you should be able to use a ton of plugins and not worry about overloading the unit. So basically you have to spend 3000 dollars to get a unit that comes close to being able to process 5 tracks of plugins say 3 plugins per track. (15 total). What a bummer!! Sometimes the unit will disconnect itself while recording.
Then there is using plugins on logic X. You can access them in logic but you can’t access logic plug in for say metering before you record to see your loudness level. That makes zero sense to me. So you are bouncing between two different screens. A lot going on and slows the work flow down.
Then there is Luna. The program is a good starting point. I am sure they will refine it but here is a major problem they don’t tell you. YOU HAVE TO BE HOOKED UP TO THE INTERNET TO USE IT!?! If you are on wifi good luck cause it will drop out on you a lot. I have zero understanding on why they need to have a daw connected to the internet to use it. Then you have to sign in every time you use it? Luna is trash because of the internet thing. I have been recording for 18 years and have had few recording issues with audio interfaces and daw. This is a huge pain to work with all these workflow problems and overloading the unit. For the amount of money you pay you shouldn’t have these issues. The sounds and plugins are absolutely awesome though. Very satisfied with that area. Hoping they make some changes. Great company. I hope they contact me to solve these issues

I. Cahill

2020年12月30日

My new favorite piece of gear

Apollo x4 is well worth the money and far greater product than everything I've used. I've been using a MOTU 828 mkii for the past 5 years and it was great, but it's already become obsolete. Also, the UA plug-ins are amazing!

G. Andrei

2020年12月27日

I hate myself

I hate myself because I used other sound cards till now. It was a waste of time!! The interface and the plugins are amazing.

G. Andrei

2020年12月27日

I hate myself

I hate myself because I used another gear till now. It was waste of time!