Video Preview: Universal Audio Apollo Expanded

You may have seen snippets of news about Universal Audio's new Apollo Expanded, Console 2.0 and other new plug-ins. Be prepared for an in-depth exploration in our exclusive video.  

On day 3 of NAMM 2015 we snuck in early to chat with Gannon from Universal Audio. He demonstrated some of the cool new features in the three-part big news of the year from UA in this 15 minute video. Even if you're not part of the UAudio ecosystem it's well worth watching.

Some main features coming in March 2015 with the new update from UA include...

Apollo Expanded '" Key Features:

  • 'Mix and Match' up to four Apollos (any model) over Thunderbolt (Mac)
  • Simple Thunderbolt cable connection between units
  • Combine up to six UAD-2 devices per system
  • New Flex Driver lets users customize Core Audio I/O '" name, save, and share presets for different hardware setups and DAWs 
  • Star clocking over Thunderbolt distributes high-quality clock to all Apollos
  • Add an Apollo Twin for desktop monitor control as well as additional DSP and connectivity

Console 2.0 Software '" Key Features:

  • New high-resolution / Retina-compatible 64-bit software interface for Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos
  • Channel Strip presets lets users see, save, and recall UAD plug-in chains
  • Numerous monitoring improvements including Alternate Monitors, new Control Room functions, and enhanced headphone cue management
  • New UAD plug-in categories and individual Show/Hide functionality
  • Enhanced plug-in features such as preset auditioning and drag & drop functionality
  • Per-input Record/Monitor effect switching
  • Multi-level Undo and Redo for plug-in assignments and parameters


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Great! Thanks. I can't wait till March to try out all the new stuff.
wonder what happened to the autotune plug in

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