24th January 2014
Universal Audio has announced Unison technology, which they describe as "an audio processing breakthrough" that enables the Apollo Audio Interfaces' onboard mic preamps to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps.
More than three years in the making, Unison is an exclusive analog/digital integration system that gives the user continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo's physical hardware and UAD software mic preamp models. With Unison, the Apollo mic preamp's analog impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviors are adjusted in real time prior to analog-to-digital conversion to accurately emulate the target mic preamp model.
"Apollo was designed and built with mic preamp modeling in mind, and has included input impedance switching from the very beginning — every Apollo mic preamp is Unison-ready," says Universal Audio CEO Bill Putnam Jr. "The UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ is the first of many Unison-enabled plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. It's included with the new Apollo Twin desktop interface, and will be available for all Apollo customers in Q1."
Unison Key Features:
- An exclusive analog/digital integration system that's already built into every Apollo mic preamp.
- Enables Apollo mic preamps to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps — including their all-important impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviors.
- Continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo's physical hardware and UAD software preamp model.
- Requires an Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide.
Learn more about the Apollo audio interfaces here: www.uaudio.com/apollo
Learn more about the UAD Powered Plug-Ins: www.uaudio.com/uad-plug-ins.html