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Universal Audio Apollo Solo

Thunderbolt 3 & USB Audio Interfaces By Sam Inglis
Published November 2020

Universal Audio  Apollo Solo

The Apollo Solo gives you UA quality in a bus‑powered box.

When Universal Audio’s range of Thunderbolt audio interfaces received a major overhaul in late 2018, one product escaped unscathed. The bus‑powered Arrow survived not because it was the smallest and most easily overlooked of UA’s interfaces, but because it was only a few months old at that point. But now that the Apollo X range has been firmly established, UA are rounding up the stragglers, and thus the Arrow has been superseded by the Apollo Solo.

Except for its now bearing a smart grey livery rather than the Arrow’s black, the Apollo Solo is identical to its predecessor, and in fact UA’s firmware updater thinks it’s addressing an Arrow. Its two mic/line inputs are compatible with UA’s Unison modelling technology, and it sports a single pair of line outputs on quarter‑inch jacks. The first input path also has a separate quarter‑inch socket for plugging guitars into, and another jack carries a headphone feed. The top panel is devoted to control and...

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Published November 2020