In this video from day 1 of NAMM 2018, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey talks to Universal Audio's Tom Waterman about 3 exciting new products on their booth at the show.
Arrow is the world’s first Thunderbolt 3-powered desktop recording audio interface for Mac and Windows. It delivers class-leading audio conversion with two UA Unison mic preamps and a suite of onboard UAD plug-ins powered by a solo DSP chip.
This compact 2x4 interface starts with esteemed UA conversion derived from UA’s flagship Apollo interface range, to sonically outperform anything in its class. With its Unison technology and built-in UAD-2 SOLO Core processor, you can record through classic audio tools including the 610 Tube Preamp, LA-2A and 1176 compressors, and a genuine Marshall Plexi amp plug-in at near zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer setting.
James got an early look at Arrow. Check out his video to find out more.
OX The Amp Top Box
OX is a premium quality reactive load box and guitar recording system, giving you perfectly studio-miked amp sounds from your favorite tube amp. OX lets you play and record your amp in its sweet spots. From huge clean tones and edge-of-breakup tone to fully cranked glass cutting distortion at any volume level, and with mic, room, and speaker cabinet emulations at the turn of a knob.
Featuring Universal Audio’s breakthrough Dynamic Speaker Modeling, OX is the first system to accurately emulate speaker drive, breakup, and cone cry, making it the world’s finest speaker attenuator and guitar amp recording solution.
James had an early look at the OX. You can check out his video for more information.
Thunderbolt 3 Option Card for Apollo Rack Interfaces
The final NAMM announcement is a new option card for the Apollo rack interface range. This card allows Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. This will keep the Apollo range bang up to date and with its massive data throughput rate, also reduce the amount of cabling required in your studio or production facility. The card is not due out till later on this year but for anyone with a newer style Mac Book Pro or new Windows Laptop this card will mean Apollo rack interfaces are a fantastic choice for mobile recording.