Another highend interface company with new goods to show off at Musikmesse is UAD with a number of Thunderbolt 2 updates to their range. Known for their co-processing abilities and great signal paths for recording, this refresh an upgrade to those superb convertors along with the ability to cascade upto 4 Apollo interfaces or 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt.
The are 4 different models with the following features:
The Apollo 8 is shipping with both Duo and Quad processing options for your UAD powered plug ins. It features four Unison enabled mic preamps and Hi-Z inputs for tracking, complete with classic preamp emulations from Neve, API, and Universal Audio.
The Apollo 8p ships with a UAD quad processor and features eight Unison enabled mic preamps and Hi-Z inputs, allowing recordists to track larger through classic preamp emulations from Neve, API, and Universal Audio.
The Apollo 8p ships with a UAD quad processor and features 16 x 16 analog I/O via DB-25 connectors making it ideal for pairing with mixing consoles and other dedicated outboard preamps.
Lastly the Apollo FireWire which also ships with quad Processing allows systems running firewire to access the same features that are now available to Thunderbolt 2 users.