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.
Sonnet have just announced the eGFX Breakaway™ Box, a Thunderbolt™ 3-to-PCI Express®(PCIe®) expansion chassis with a single slot for connecting any size Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, including high-performance graphics (GPU) cards and Avid Pro Tools HDX to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer.