@UAudio I just received the Apollo Quad and the sound is amazing ! #GoodDay #UAudio #GregoryHot
I bought this product as part of an offer with a free satellite quad, quite frankly the preamps are incredible the unison technology gets used every single day being able to have quality vintage preamps for a fraction of the price (especially when bought during one of UADs countless yearly sales) when not using the unison technology the preamps are crystal clear and this is running on a windows machine so no worries there either.
I added this to my setup a few months ago when I switched from a Macbook Pro to a 5,1 MacPro Tower. The ability to offset CPU use with the UAD's DSP has been a game changer for both tracking through its excellent EQ's and Compressors and for mixing within Ableton. I kept my MOTU 828mk3 to use as an addition set of 8 ch of IO over ADAT so my rig has remained 16ch of Analog IO.
Amazing sound card, but if you don't really use their plugins, might be like having a Ferrari without a good road to drive it. Their plugins are also expensive but they have good deals in December. However, I wouldn't buy it again, I should have bought the Apollo Twin, since I'm always travelling and could take a smaller one on the road with me...
As an audio interface alone, it's one of the best sounding and most versatile on the market. When you factor in the enormous number of modeled gear through the UAD plugin system, the possibilities are essentially endless. One of my favorite and most valuable all time gear purchases.