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Universal Audio Announces Thunderbolt Compatibility for Windows 10 Systems Audio Interfaces
Old 4th November 2016
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Universal Audio Announces Thunderbolt Compatibility for Windows 10 Systems

Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is pleased to announce Thunderbolt compatibility for Windows 10 users and Console 2 for Apollo FireWire users as part of UAD Software v9.0*.

Now, Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8 (DUO and QUAD), Apollo 8p, Apollo 16, and Apollo FireWire audio interfaces, as well as UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt devices can all be connected to Windows 10 computers that include a Thunderbolt 3 connection (qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter required).

Also released in UAD Software v9.0 is Console 2 for Apollo and Apollo 16 FireWire interfaces. With improved functionality over the original Console app, Console 2 gives Apollo FireWire users a host of new features, including drag-and-drop plug-in arranging and custom channel strip settings designed by top producers and engineers including Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead), Dave Isaac (Prince, Eric Clapton), Jeff Balding (Taylor Swift, Megadeth), and more.

Thunderbolt Compatibility for Windows 10 Systems — Key Features
  • All Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo and UAD-2 devices now available to Windows 10 users with Thunderbolt 3 PCs
  • Allows current PC-based Apollo and Apollo 16 FireWire users to upgrade their rigs to Thunderbolt speed and stability with UA's Thunderbolt Option Card
  • Compatible with Windows 10 64-bit only
  • PCs must be equipped with Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C

Console 2 for Apollo FireWire — Key Features
  • High resolution resizable software interface for all Apollo models
  • Channel Strip presets lets users see, save, and recall UAD plug-in chains
  • 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

* For more information about these new features, including full compatibility specs, please visit help.uaudio.com.
Old 4th November 2016
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Old 12th November 2016
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Very happy to have my Apollo working on my studio rig finally. And it's working on an older ASUS Z87 Deluxe Dual MB that only has thunderbolt 1 ports. I updated Win 10 x64 to the Anniversary Update, installed the updated Intel Thunderbolt Drivers, and hooked up my silverface Apollo and it's working flawlessly. It's nice to have console 2.0 finally. Thanks UA
Old 15th November 2016
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Hmmm, would be interesting how the Apollos perform on the new Mac Book Pro that also only offers Thunderbolt 3!?!?!? Any experience from anyone???
Old 19th November 2016
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Very happy to have my Apollo working on my studio rig finally. And it's working on an older ASUS Z87 Deluxe Dual MB that only has thunderbolt 1 ports. I updated Win 10 x64 to the Anniversary Update, installed the updated Intel Thunderbolt Drivers, and hooked up my silverface Apollo and it's working flawlessly. It's nice to have console 2.0 finally. Thanks UA
Hey Drsax, i ordered recently the same motherboard and a dual extension. but not yet ordered the apollo mkII, do you thing that it's working only with the silverface with thunderbolt or the black ones too ?
Old 20th November 2016
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Hey Drsax, i ordered recently the same motherboard and a dual extension. but not yet ordered the apollo mkII, do you thing that it's working only with the silverface with thunderbolt or the black ones too ?
I haven't tried the blackface but expect it should work. It's the same driver. And my silver face has the newer version of the Thunderbolt card in it. I'm hoping to try a blackface soon
Old 20th November 2016
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I haven't tried the blackface but expect it should work. It's the same driver. And my silver face has the newer version of the Thunderbolt card in it. I'm hoping to try a blackface soon
Awesome, If it's the new thunderbolt2 i think it should work. It's working like in OS no issues ?

are you using one UA thunderbolt device or more ?

Thanks man, really helpfull
Old 21st November 2016
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Awesome, If it's the new thunderbolt2 i think it should work. It's working like in OS no issues ?

are you using one UA thunderbolt device or more ?

Thanks man, really helpfull
Yes - the Thunderbolt 2 card. It is working completely. No os issues, no daw issues. I'm running WIN 10 with the Anniversary Update as recommended by UA.
Old 21st November 2016
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Yes - the Thunderbolt 2 card. It is working completely. No os issues, no daw issues. I'm running WIN 10 with the Anniversary Update as recommended by UA.
Oh yeah! i'm monting the new motherboard then. Keep you in touch here.
Old 27th December 2016
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Oh yeah! i'm monting the new motherboard then. Keep you in touch here.
I got a blackface Apollo 8 last week and it works great as well. No issues here
Old 21st February 2017
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i got my apollo twin mk2 working in windows 10 with thunderbolt 1.. im running a mobo intel with thunderbolt built in, so far so good..
Old 21st February 2017
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I'm going to take a chance and try this with my z97
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I'm going to take a chance and try this with my z97
What TB card are you going to use and what motherboard do you have?
TIA!
Old 21st February 2017
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What TB card are you going to use and what motherboard do you have?
TIA!
I think it's Gigabite ga-z97deluxe with onboard TB2 ports but I'm not exactly sure I didn't build it. I'm going to order a twin mkii and give it a try.
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Srsly? I'm stoked about Thunderbolt latency numbers on Windows machines.

Goodbye USB and goodbye Macs!
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