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Old 13th September 2012
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Inquiry: UA Apollo Thunderbolt & Windows Drivers Release

Hi all,

Does anyone know when UA will be releasing the Thunderbolt expansion card and Windows drivers for the Apollo interface?

All of this was slated for release during summer 2012.

Can anyone from UA comment or does anyone have any info they're publicly allowed to disclose? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Phil
Old 13th September 2012
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Hmm, Thunderbolt card was on VK site, but seems to be gone now...

This item is no longer available.
Old 13th September 2012
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Update:

So, I called Universal Audio Support and they said it will be out by the end of the month (September) at a price of $499.

Whoops... Forgot to ask about Windows drivers!

Cheers,

Phil
Old 14th September 2012
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At least I heard in a podcast interview with Lev Perry from UA from pro-tools-expert.com that the Windows drivers are currently in beta-test. No release date other than "later this year", though.
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Originally Posted by RiF ➑️
At least I heard in a podcast interview with Lev Perry from UA from pro-tools-expert.com that the Windows drivers are currently in beta-test. No release date other than "later this year", though.
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Old 17th February 2013
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Hi. I posted the following the other day on the Apollo New Gear board but haven't received any responses. Here it is again, please help me if you can!
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So are any of y'all out there using the Apollo on Windows 64 bit? Is it working well? I guess from what I've read you can only use the FW800 option as TBolt isn't really an option on PC, or do I have that wrong? Does the Apollo run well and robustly (is that a word?!) on a PC with FW800 or are their any digital artifacts with it?

I read Billy Buck's informative post (on the New Products board)
https://gearspace.com/board/8644964-post2448.html
about FW800 cards but is there any opinion out there of if this is a good match for my PC.

Would it be safer to get an RME interface? Right now I'm using an old MOTU 828MkII which works fine but I really want something with better convertors & resolution.

My specs are: Windows 7 64 bit- 32 GB RAM
Intel i7-3e930K CPU @ 3.20 GHz

I'm just wanting to hear some real world experience from people who have used this setup successfully before I plunk my $$ down on it!

Thanks for any helpful advice...
Old 10th May 2013
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WHEN WHEN WHEN will the drivers arrive?????????
Old 10th May 2013 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by cherrymusic ➑️
WHEN WHEN WHEN will the drivers arrive?????????
I'm pretty sure it already works under windows 7 as a thunderbolt device.

Unlike osx windows needs no specific thunderbolt driver, the Apollo will be picked up as a FireWire audio interface and a pcie dsp card
Old 10th May 2013
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yes the TB card works perfectly in windows. however no so easy to get it right
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