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Universal Audio Arrow Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface


Take your music to the next level and transform your recordings into records with genuine UA conversion in a super portable format! Arrow is the world’s first Thunderbolt 3-powered desktop recording audio interface for Mac and Windows — delivering class-leading audio conversion, two Unison mic preamps, and a suite of onboard UAD plug-ins for album-quality results.

    • Universal Audio Arrow PRODUCT FEATURES: 

      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.

      • Record with class-leading A/D and D/A conversion — as heard on hundreds of hit records

      • Track with near-zero latency through mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve,® API,® Marshall,®Fender,® and more using Unison technology*

      • Mix with included UAD plug‑ins like the Teletronix® LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and more

      • Create on-the-go with a sonically superior, bus-powered interface with rugged all-metal construction

      Unison Technology for Stunning Mic and Guitar Preamp Emulations

      Arrow’s Unison technology gives you the tone, touch and “feel” of world’s most sought-after preamps. These include the bundled 610-B Tube Preamp, plus authentic mic preamp emulations from Neve® and API,® as well as guitar amp emulations from Fender® and Marshall® — complete with their signature impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors.*

      The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Arrow’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 SOLO Core processor. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Arrow’s Console software, and it physically reconfigures Arrow’s impedance — so you can tap into the classic tube and transformer sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps and guitar amps.

      A Full Suite of Classic Studio Processing Onboard

      Right out of the box, Arrow provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

      From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

      Vintage Guitar and Bass Amps

      For guitarists and bassists, Arrow includes Unison technology on its front panel instrument input — giving you access to dead-on emulations of amps like the Fender® '55 Tweed Deluxe, Ampeg®B-15N Bass Amplifier, Eden® WT800 Bass Amplifier, and the included Marshall® Plexi Classic — all available at near-zero latency for songwriting and recording.

      Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins

      Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, Arrow lets you tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines, Auto-Tune and more — in real time, and without taxing your computer’s CPU. With exclusive emulations from Neve, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, Marshall, Antares, KORG, Moog, and more* the creative possibilities are nearly endless.

      Ready to Go

      With its robust all-metal construction and bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 operation, Arrow is the only "clutter-free" portable audio interface that truly delivers album-quality results. It’s like having a virtual analog studio that fits onto any desktop, and easily travels in your laptop bag.

    • Universal Audio Arrow TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      • Desktop 2x4 Thunderbolt 3-powered audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion

      • Unison mic preamp and guitar amp emulations from Neve® , API® , Manley® , Marshall®, Fender® , and more*

      • Realtime UAD Processing allows near-zero latency tracking with classic UAD plug-in effects, regardless of software buffer setting

      • Includes studio compressors, EQs, reverbs, and guitar amp emulations, and more as part of “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle

      • Bus-powered connection to Mac and Windows systems for easy portability and reduced cable clutter

    • Universal Audio Arrow SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      • Mac or PC computer with available Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port

      • Thunderbolt 3 cable (sold separately)

      • (Mac) macOS 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra

      • (Win) Windows 10 w/Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)

      • 6 gigabytes available storage

      • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

      • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
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