Universal Audio Arrow

2 x 4 Desktop Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • With a SHARC DSP for computing the UAD plug-ins without loading the CPU of the host computer
  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • Unison technology for modelling classic preamplifiers based on tubes and transistors, guitar amps and stomp boxes
  • LED meter
  • Pad switch
  • Low-cut
  • Phase reverse switch
  • Link function
  • 2 Microphone / Line combo inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • Hi-Z instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack (L / R)
  • Thunderbolt 3 connector
  • +48 V switchable phantom power
  • Power supply via Thunderbolt
  • For PC and Mac
  • 14 Plugins included
  • Suitable case: Article no. 478688 (not included)

Note: Requires Thunderbolt 3 connection, adapters are not supported!

Note: Thunderbolt cable not included.

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x4
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 1
Number of Line Outputs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors No
Word Clock No
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. Power Supply No
Windows Thunderbolt driver Yes
Thunderbolt Version 3
Width in mm 179 mm
Depth in mm 46 mm
Height in mm 121 mm

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Arrow through the heart!
eamo1, 11.09.2018
This little interface is like a gateway drug into the world of Universal Audio plugin addiction. It only has 1 core of DSP which means you can use a few plugins at a time but nowhere near enough to mix and master a full track with just UAD plugins.

I'm not taking a star away for this though because you get what you pay for and for the price its exceptionally good. Im using a MSI gaming laptop with thunderbolt connectivity to power this little piece of magic. You can literally produce your own guitar sound and use it for a live set up with no audible latency or record wet direct into your DAW. Same with vocals or whatever else your doing.

Now that I've got this I'm looking to get an octo core satellite next to turbo boost my DSP. Very pricey but worth it as UAD have a lot of really good industry standard plugins.

If you can afford the Apollo with 4 cores of DSP I would recommend that as a starting point into UAD because once you invest in UAD your going to get hooked and theres no turning back from that point! Just be aware though, that like me you will need to get onto the harder stuff (octo satellite & a bunch of expensive plugins) and it will happen quicker then you think! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
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Great portability with great sound!
Kerveros, 30.11.2019
I use it to record electric-acoustic guitars & bass. It's great portability allows you to record anywhere you like.

It sounds great. I have no complains so far. The standard/basic plugins included are really good. The really low latency is a fact. it's so small that's almost impossible to perceive any of it.

Pros

The portability is all about this interface.
the plugins are astonishing. never heard that good simulations before.
the amplifiers are almost spot on.
Great customer support.

Cons

Only one DSP which is very limiting for mixing but good enough for live tracking. Obviously this interface is not for mixing but you can extend your DSP later as I did. You can chain additional UAD interfaces.

You will spend more $$$ on plugins. It's almost certain you will.
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The UAD hype is real
Emiliano Campuzano, 30.10.2019
I didn't wanna believe the hype about the UAD world, but it's true, all and everything you heard about it. The unison preamps are something else, a total upgrade from my Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen, plus, the possibility to track with sounds from Neve, UAD and Manley, among many, improved my workflow incredibly much. There is a sonic difference in the UAD plugins that I cannot explain, it's that 3D sound you've been wanting to get.

Also, yeah, this has a SOLO DSP chip, so beware if you wanna open many plugins, but if you're like me and commit to your changes, you'll have no problems. It's more than capable of handling a pro session.
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What I paid for
Skapti , 03.12.2018
Good for the money. Dont expect to use many plugins, the dsp only handles few.
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