In line with the apollo x rack units, UA updated their desktop interface line. They look pretty cool, however the conversion spec is a few db shy on the monitor outs compared to the rack units. Im also unclear on if UA is employing the hexacore dsp chips like they are in the rack units.
Hey everyone. Ive been comparing similar priced and spec'd interfaces from antelope and UA. The antelope synergy core and UA apollo x8.
This video shows the process of changing tubes and comparing the before and after sound. I've did the mistake of recording with low gain to get the cleanest sound possible, before and after.. but it seems the sound is very similar but gets different with higher gain settings.. Anyway I hope it will be of interest to you nonetheless !
Let me know what you think !
The big deals are on, and if you use ivoted (until 30/11) and lurker at checkout, you can save more. Time to let the moths out of your wallets! LOL. I got my 4 already of the 3 bundle including the lovely new Lexicon 480L
It looks like UA is trying to make a leap toward high end audio. The x16 model has 133db dynamic range on the DA side (monitor outputs) 124db on the line ins, 127 on the line outs. With price points staying the same as the previous gen, this line of Apollo is looking really sweet. Its nice to see attention given to the DA sides since you can't mix what you cant hear.
— Thunderbolt 3 Option Card delivers high bandwidth, low latency connectivity for Apollos to Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac and Windows systems —
When I think of what I had to use in the 80's, like the Tascam Portastudio, then see this... (y) How cool.
Today's musicians have no excuse, so much more in-terms of producing "good enough" quality when it comes to being able to get affordable recording systems.
Look at this brilliant product from UA.
If you're jonesing for the new distressor and 3 other UAD plugins, seems to be no restrictions, now is a time to grab 4 for $399 or in my case £299.00 I bought the Distressor, Ocean Ways studios, Fender 55 tweed guitar amp and the Dytronics tri-stereo chorus. Wifes going to kill me, but, I had to jump, combined price of those is way more usually.
Happy black Friday :).