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Old 24th July 2012
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This is a great deal right? $1,299.00

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII QUAD 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD DSP | Sweetwater

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Purchase this Apollo Twin Quad at Sweetwater and receive the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection, Oxide Tape Recorder, Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe, Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb, and Galaxy Tape Echo plug-ins free from Universal Audio when you register your new Apollo Twin Quad!
I've been wanting to get into the UAD plugin world, and the included plugins + this promo seems like a reason to finally fork over the cash. I currently have a Focusrite Clarett 8pre, so if I understand everything correctly I should be able to connect that to the Apollo via an ADAT cable in order to use those preamps with the Apollo.

The Included plugins not in the promo are:

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UA 610‐B Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy UA 1176LN Legacy UA 1176SE Legacy Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy Pultec Pro Legacy Precision Channel Strip Precision Reflection Engine Precision Delay Modulation Precision Delay Modulation L Raw Distortion Ampeg SVT-VR RealVerb‐Pro
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This is a great deal right? $1,299.00

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII QUAD 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD DSP | Sweetwater

Quote:
Purchase this Apollo Twin Quad at Sweetwater and receive the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection, Oxide Tape Recorder, Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe, Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb, and Galaxy Tape Echo plug-ins free from Universal Audio when you register your new Apollo Twin Quad!
I've been wanting to get into the UAD plugin world, and the included plugins + this promo seems like a reason to finally fork over the cash. I currently have a Focusrite Clarett 8pre, so if I understand everything correctly I should be able to connect that to the Apollo via an ADAT cable in order to use those preamps with the Apollo.

The Included plugins not in the promo are:

Quote:
Purchase this Apollo Twin Quad at Sweetwater and receive the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection, Oxide Tape Recorder, Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe, Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb, and Galaxy Tape Echo plug-ins free from Universal Audio when you register your new Apollo Twin Quad!
Cost-wise it seems like a great deal if you actually plan to use the plug-ins.

My $0.02 on each of them:

Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection: Good for tracking, it's resource-heavy so mixing with it will be difficult as you're limited to a handful of instances.

Oxide Tape Recorder: Good for tracking and useful for mixing as it is relatively easy on the DSP.

Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe: Awesome plug-in if you're doing stuff that benefits from it i.e. rock/blues guitar.

Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb/Galaxy Tape Echo: High quality effects and useful for many things, but both very "idiosyncratic" and that can go both ways.

Needless to say that the DSP can always be expanded later on with additional cards or satellites, so down the road mixing with that Neve 1073 all over the place may as well be possible. UA offers many other awesome plug-ins and they regularly run deals with discounts, which aren't "huge" Waves-like discounts but are reasonable enough. It's a platform that requires a certain commitment, more than the usual setup with native DSP + regular audio interface.

The Apollo itself sounds very good, two Unison preamps which are cool, great conversion and good mixing console software. If it meets your I/O needs and the plug-ins seem interesting then go for it.

Hope it helps!
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