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Re: UAD Apollo min spec seems high given it's DSP anyway (quad core i7)?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:24 pm
by jellyjim
If I want to pair it with a Focusrite Scarlett Octopre, what optical cable/format do I need?

Re: UAD Apollo min spec seems high given it's DSP anyway (quad core i7)?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:38 pm
by Watchmaker
TOSLINK optical

May I suggest you also look at the Audient ASP 880? outstanding bit of gear though more expensive. .

Re: UAD Apollo min spec seems high given it's DSP anyway (quad core i7)?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:00 pm
by ConcertinaChap
jellyjim wrote:And, all good! Not needing them, just wanted to clarify

That's where patch bays come into their own. Use them to bring your inputs and outputs to where you can get at them easily. You can make them go a lot further that way.

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Re: UAD Apollo min spec seems high given it's DSP anyway (quad core i7)?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:06 pm
by jellyjim
Watchmaker wrote:TOSLINK optical

May I suggest you also look at the Audient ASP 880? outstanding bit of gear though more expensive. .

Yes it looks fantastic but a week ago I said to myself, ok I think i'll get an Apollo Twin Duo for £715 and that's it. Stops spending money!

Here's what actually happened (so far)

Apollo Twin Quad £1069
Choose any 3 plug-in bundle registration offer £299
Used various other offers to get the Roland effects bundle £93
Thunderbolt cable £39
USB to HDMI adaptor £41
Logic Pro X £199 (I'd been on Pro 9)

Ouch! :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

But it's quality kit and it'll all get used so all good ... but OUCH

Re: UAD Apollo min spec seems high given it's DSP anyway (quad core i7)?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:16 pm
by ConcertinaChap
I know that feeling, but there's a certain comfort in not buying cheap as well :)

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Re: UAD Apollo min spec seems high given it's DSP anyway (quad core i7)?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:17 pm
by jellyjim
ConcertinaChap wrote:I know that feeling, but there's a certain comfort in not buying cheap as well :)

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I have a pile of not-used-much-but-would-be-nice-to-keep-oh-grow-up-man-you-cant-have-everything gear sitting on eBay. That helps too! :mrgreen:

Re: UAD Apollo min spec seems high given it's DSP anyway (quad core i7)?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:54 pm
by Watchmaker
jellyjim wrote:
Watchmaker wrote:TOSLINK optical

May I suggest you also look at the Audient ASP 880? outstanding bit of gear though more expensive. .

Yes it looks fantastic but a week ago I said to myself, ok I think i'll get an Apollo Twin Duo for £715 and that's it. Stops spending money!

Here's what actually happened (so far)

Apollo Twin Quad £1069
Choose any 3 plug-in bundle registration offer £299
Used various other offers to get the Roland effects bundle £93
Thunderbolt cable £39
USB to HDMI adaptor £41
Logic Pro X £199 (I'd been on Pro 9)

Ouch! :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

But it's quality kit and it'll all get used so all good ... but OUCH


That's exactly how I ended up with 20 super nice mic pres when I only really ever use 3 :-)

Oddly I can't be arsed to spend it where it'll really matter...on the room!