Universal Audio impresses at AIR Studios
Posted on: Thursday 11th of October 2018
Universal Audio launched its new series of flagship Thunderbolt 3 audio interfaces, Apollo X, at an audacious presentation at London’s AIR Studios last month. UA staffers were flown over from their California HQ to welcome producers, engineers and press to the hallowed chambers of AIR to make it very clear indeed that the technology developer is taking this step-change for Apollo extremely seriously.
With a low-key start, guests were shepherded into AIR’s Studio 2 where producer Fab Dupont combined the Apollo x6 with a Roland 808 and Console App to show off the 16 x 22 interface in an electronic production setting.
Moving to Studio 1, visitors watched producer Jacknife Lee record Two Door Cinema Club’s Sun via Apollo x8 and Apollo x8p interfaces.
The photo shows Alex Trimble in the control recording the vocal, while Lee looks on; the band were next door in the live room.
Finally, the guests witnessed the London Metropolitan Orchestra playing in AIR’S Lyndhurst Hall, before moving into the control room and hearing a mix of the orchestral recording synch’d effortlessly to the Studio 1 recording: that’s over 50 microphones recorded with Apollo 16 and its highlighting flagship ultra-minimal latency conversion, 133dB dynamic range and +24dBu.
The gloves are off to see who can launch a product with such coordination and, dare we say it, extravagance!