Anyone in sound production should be highly accustomed to the Universal Audio brand. Throughout the years, the company has produced some truly amazing pieces of hardware. Among their most acclaimed hardware comes in the form of the Apollo, a recording interface designed to give premier A/D and D/A conversation on personal and commercial studios.

Classic analog recording not only comes with its own feel in the room but it produces a sound that no experienced listener would ever mistake for digital. The frequency band on an analog capture makes the product sound warmer than what digital has been able to manage thus far.

The Apollo, make no mistake, is a digital interface. It is designed however to retain the tone, feel, and flow of a class analog recording, specializing in analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog transfer.

This piece of hardware provides pre-amp emulations by Unison, real-time UAD processing designed to imitate authentic analog tones, and has high speed connectivity to any Mac or Windows setup.

When you tap into a Universal Audio Apollo interface, a lot of producers and engineers are going to be hyped about the library of UAD powered plug-ins. These plug-ins are all vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines, and all sorts of stuff from industry names like SSL, dbx, Ocean Way Recording, Korg, Moog, Marshall, Pultec, MXR, Fairchild, Fender, Ampex, and Neve. Don’t worry about latency either as regardless of the size of your buffer, the Apollo comes with zero-latency capabilities.

Think of it a little like you’re buying for yourself a really expanded, somewhat endless number of analog studio-based choices. Having these to count on when you need that analog sound will make the world of difference in capturing the right sound for your recordings. When you buy Apollo, you’ll be ready to get going on recording your next great song.

The Universal Audio brand has always been strong in sound production but it’s products like the Apollo that continue to keep the company on the cutting-edge. The Apollo has already been tested and/or used by a range of different producers and engineers, including Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, and James Bay); Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk and Eric Clapton); and Dave Pensado (Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Maroon 5).

Searching for Universal Audio Apollo interface reviews, it’s always received and continues to receive rave reviews. Typical comments range from “impressive sound quality” to “unusually versatile mic pre-amps”, “an interface built to very high standards”, “small but great sounding”, and ”a real pleasure”.

For more information on how to use a Universal Audio Apollo interface, we always recommend checking out YouTube for tutorials and ideas on what you can do. Then again, if you’re an experienced sound production specialist, set up is easy and you can be well on your way to experimenting within minutes.

This is far from the only amazing interface out there on the market today. Where the Universal Audio Apollo interface is different though is in how it pulls out those analog sounds that digital has always struggled with. Inputting its plug-ins into a mix and using the interface to get down on record your performance, even an experienced analog listener will have trouble hearing the difference. For a digital-analog or analog-digital interface, the Apollo is a great choice for any aspiring producer.

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Contributed by: Jason Leblanc