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UA releases updated Twin and New x4 interfaces

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.

These differences can effect the relative value (cost vs. performance) of the new units. Either way i suspect these will be popular. Not sure if they are planning on a USB version of the new stuff or not.

UA vs. Antelope Interfaces

Hey everyone. Ive been comparing similar priced and spec'd interfaces from antelope and UA. The antelope synergy core and UA apollo x8.

There seems to be a fair amount of complaints on the antelope interfaces reguarding reliability (drivers software glitches), resale value, long term support, and life span. Antelope seems to come out with new versions much more often than other companies especially at that end of the market.

Changing tubes on UA LA-610 - worth it ?

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 !

UA Releases Updated Apollo

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. Hopefully thunderbolt3 becomes a lot more common on all levels of computers, the way firewire once was.

Have a look.

Universal Audio Ships Thunderbolt 3 Option Card for Apollo Audio Interfaces

— Thunderbolt 3 Option Card delivers high bandwidth, low latency connectivity for Apollos to Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac and Windows systems —

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • May 2nd, 2018 — Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is pleased to announce the Thunderbolt 3 Option Card for Apollo rackmount interfaces is now shipping worldwide. The card is compatible with Intel’s new Thunderbolt 3 technology on the latest Mac and Windows computers.

Universal Audio Ships Arrow Desktop Audio Interface For Music Creators

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.