Can UA's Studer plug-in really reproduce the sound of saturated multitrack tape in all its glory? To find out, we tracked down a real Studer A800, a top-flight studio and a hitmaking band...
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The Apollo Twin is a two-in, six-out desktop recording interface for Mac computers with Thunderbolt connectivity, that combines the same 24-bit, 192kHz audio conversion of its predecessors with UAD Solo or Duo processing. It allows a plethora of high-quality UAD plug-ins to be run in recording and monitoring paths at low latencies (in the region of 2ms).
Universal Audio have just announced that UAD version 7.4.1 is now available as a public beta for Mac users. This version brings support for Pro Tools 11 and AAX 64 for UAD powered plug-ins.
We check out this eight-channel preamp and A-D converter, the first four channels of which feature a solid-state/tube hybrid mic preamp based on the company's Twinfinity 710 and a compressor derived from their ever-popular 1176.