At the 2018 NAMM Show, Universal Audio introduced the Arrow Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows, which, like their Apollo interfaces, features on-board effects processing.
We talked with Amanda Whiting Gerstle, who gave us a quick overview of the Arrow.
The 2×4 Arrow Thunderbolt 3 audio interface offers two Unison mic preamps, Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing, and Universal Audio conversion, along with a collection of UAD plug-ins to record vocals, guitars, and more at near-zero latency.
- Desktop 2×4 Thunderbolt 3-powered audio interface with ‘class-leading’ 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
- Unison mic preamp technology provides the tone, touch and feel of popular tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amplifiers from Neve, API, Manley, Marshall, Fender and more
- Realtime UAD Processing allows near-zero latency tracking with UAD plug-in effects, regardless of software buffer setting
- Includes studio compressors, EQs, reverbs, and guitar amp emulations, and more as part of the “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle — featuring 14 UAD Plug-Ins
- Bus-powered connection to modern Mac and Windows systems
Pricing and Availability
The Arrow is now shipping, with an estimated street price of $499. See the UA site for more info.