Universal Audio LUNA Is A Free MacOS DAW For Thunderbolt Apollo & Arrow Interfaces

The first recording platform from Universal Audio with deep Apollo integration, LUNA features built-in instruments and extensions from Neve, Moog, Studer, and more has been released early!  

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • April 09, 2020 Universal Audio (UA), a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is proud to release LUNA Recording System, a groundbreaking music production workstation shaped by over 60 years of analog exploration.

Available for download and free for all Thunderbolt‑equipped Apollo and Arrow owners,* LUNA transforms UA's industry‑standard Apollo into the most inspiring and fully integrated recording system available.

Universal Audio LUNA Apollo Integration

Deep Apollo Integration for a Fast, Natural Workflow

LUNA gives Apollo owners the fastest recording environment for music production, editing, and mixing. LUNA’s Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ gives users seamless hardware-software integration for capturing audio through UAD plug-ins with no discernible latency, offering Apollo owners the most natural, analog-style workflow of any DAW available.

All-New LUNA Instruments & Extensions

Rounding out LUNA’s featureset at launch is a full suite of built-in instruments and extensions, created in collaboration with the biggest brands in audio. From integrated Studer multitrack tape and genuine Neve summing, to all-new LUNA Instruments from Moog, UA, Spitfire Audio, and more, LUNA brings Universal Audio’s expertise in modeling, sampling, and synthesis to the forefront of audio production.**

UA Luna bundled instruments.

LUNA Recording System — Key Features

  • Free UA recording application available for all macOS-based Thunderbolt Apollo and Arrow users
  • Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ provides analog-style tracking and overdubbing
  • Deep Apollo and Arrow integration for a fast, natural workflow
  • Built-in Neve® Summing extension for instant classic console sound
  • Integrated Oxide and Studer® multitrack tape delivers warmth and punch on demand
  • All-new LUNA Instruments include Ravel™ grand piano, Moog® Minimoog, and Shape™ creative toolkit
  • Unlimited track count, or as many as your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac will handle
  • Contextual editing and browsing — the system intelligently switches tools and viewing modes based on workflow
  • Runs all UAD and Audio Units (AU) plug-ins and instruments
  • Session Auto-Save — LUNA is constantly saving, so you'll never lose your work again
  • AAF imports allow you to import sessions from other major DAWs using the industry-standard Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)

 

Download the free LUNA application: www.uaudio.com/uad/downloads

Learn more about the LUNA Recording System: www.uaudio.com/luna

Learn more about UA Audio Interfaces: www.uaudio.com/audio-interfaces

Learn more about UA plug-ins: https://ask.audio/academy?nleloc=category/audio/application/universalaudio

 

 

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