2-in/4-out Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with SOLO DSP Accelerator, 1 SHARC Processor, 2 Unison Preamps, and Realtime Analog Classics Plug-in Package - Mac/PC AAX 64, VST, AU, RTAS
The Arrow is loaded with UA's next-generation AD/DA converters and two Unison mic preamps for top-shelf sound quality, while the included suite of built-in UAD Powered Plug-ins lends an album-quality sheen to your projects. Whether you use them in real-time during tracking or later while you're mixing, these powerful plug-ins supply you with access to an array of classic mic preamps, compressors, EQs, reverbs, and more. And you can capture everything with near-zero latency, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The Universal Audio Arrow is a cost-effective way to enter into the world of UAD Powered Plug-ins and is a great way for UAD-equipped studios to take their projects mobile.
The Universal Audio Arrow requires Thunderbolt 3, and is not backward compatible with earlier versions of Thunderbolt.
Capture the Sound of Legendary Preamps with Unison Technology
The Arrow's Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it's really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bi-directional communication between the Arrow's mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA's classic LA-610 preamp.
The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Arrow's preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp's behavior to match the target preamp. So you're not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Arrow's input the same way it would behave with the "modeled" preamplifier.
UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.
Sensational Plug-in Bundle Included!
UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can't get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Arrow lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. You'll receive the Realtime Analog Classics bundle, which includes:
- UA 610-B
- Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
- Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
- UA 1176LN Legacy
- UA 1176SE Legacy
- Pultec EQP-1A Legacy
- Pultec Pro Legacy
- Precision Channel Strip
- Precision Reflection Engine
- Precision Delay Modulation
- Precision Delay Modulation L
- Raw Distortion
- Softube Bass Amp Room 8X10
Thunderbolt: Ultra-low Latency and Unrivaled Bandwidth
Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system — but with the convenience of a single cable. Arrow's Thunderbolt 3 connection lets you run projects with high track counts at incredibly low latency. In fact, you can even record through UAD plug-ins in real time with less than 2ms latency!
UAD-2 Processing Power Built In!
There are times when your computer just doesn't have the power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session needs. With UAD Powered Plug-ins, the processing load is taken off your computer and borne by UAD's super-powerful Analog Devices SHARC processors. Universal Audio's Arrow interface has one of these SHARC processors built in, which gives you enough power to track small sessions and start building your mix.
Smart I/O Selection for a Desktop Interface
For smaller studios and mobile producers, the Arrow zeros in on what you need for productive sessions. You've got a pair of Unison mic/line inputs, which sound detailed and transparent. Beyond that, an instrument input, two analog outputs, and a high-quality headphone output give you enough I/O for most small tracking sessions.
It's just the right setup for producers on the go, for engineers who need to mix with powerful UAD plug-ins outside of their studio, and even for DJs who want the best possible live sound they can get.
Bridging the Gap Between Your UAD-equipped Studio and Everywhere Else
If you mix with UAD plug-ins in your studio, but also like to record and mix outside your studio, the Arrow is the missing link you've been waiting for. With just your laptop and the Arrow, you can easily take powerful UAD processing anywhere you go.
And the live sound possibilities are awesome: use the Arrow as a real-time processor for your bass or guitar, and take your studio sound onstage. If you're an electronic music producer that also DJs, using the Arrow as your live performance interface will give you huge, detailed sound that will make other DJs jealous.
So while the Arrow is a great entry point for new UAD users, it's also the perfect way to take your existing UAD-powered projects on the road.
- Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with 2 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs, plus 1 instrument input and a stereo headphone output
- Sounds amazing, with next-generation AD/DA for maximum fidelity
- Use outstanding UAD Powered Plug-ins for tracking and mixdown
- Preamps sound pristine, and Unison technology gives you spot-on emulations of classic preamps
- Includes Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
- Thunderbolt gives you ultra-low latency and huge bandwidth for higher sample rates and track counts
- Compact, bus-powered design makes it perfect for mobile recording, mixing outside of your studio, and even performing live
- Free Thunderbolt 3 cable included