In this video, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey teams up with Rich Rogers of Workstation Pros to test the Universal Audio Apollo range of audio interfaces running on Windows connected via Thunderbolt 2.
Universal Audio announced their Thunderbolt drivers for the Windows platform some time ago and yet we have seen or heard very little about this in the form of real world tests. In this announcement, there were a great many restrictions. The main one being support for Thunderbolt 3 only. This new format for Thunderbolt has been very slow to be adopted by PC manufacturers so James and Rich wanted to find out if the Thunderbolt Apollos would run under the older Thunderbolt 2 protocol. Watch and find out about the process they went through to install and test the interfaces with an HPZ640 workstation computer as they went into 'unsupported' territory.
The results are in from the shoot-out between the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and the new Quantum Thunderbolt audio interfaces undertaken by Russ Hughes, from our sister site Studio One Expert.