Universal Audio announces 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 plugin 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 plugin categories and individual Show/Hide functionality
—Enhanced plugin features such as preset auditioning and drag & drop functionality
—Per-input record/monitor effect switching
—Multi-level Undo and Redo for plugin assignments and parameters