Select Page

Universal Audio Apollo and free Thunderbolt card? Yup.

Universal Audio Apollo and free Thunderbolt card? Yup.

The Universal Audio Apollo really is quite an incredible audio interface. And that’s just as an interface. Factor in the onboard UAD duo or Quad processing, and it all adds up to quite a package!

Thunderbolt audio interface

Let’s be honest, while the specifications for Thunderbolt are impressive, we’re still waiting on a glut of products to really take advantage of it. The UA Apollo was among the first to offer optional Thunderbolt connectivity and, with the current free Thunderbolt card offer, now is the time to pick up that new interface!

Free Thunderbolt card

From Universal Audio:

“Now through March 31st, 2014, register a new Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, or Apollo 16 audio interface, purchased from an authorized UA retailer, and you’ll receive a FREE pre-installed Thunderbolt Option Card — a £459 value! [sic]

The Apollo Thunderbolt Option Card provides greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency versus FireWire. Compatible with the latest generation of iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and Mac minis, the Thunderbolt Option Card offers unrivaled bandwidth and next-generation connectivity for Apollo.”

Already bought an Apollo and feeling a bit left out? Well DON’T WORRY! UA are lovely, lovely folk and have taken your feelings into heavy consideration. Basically, if you bought an Apollo without the card in December ’13, get in touch and they’ll send you a Thunderbolt card. If you bought one WITH a card and you’re feeling a bit stung, give them a shout and they’ll send you some awesome vouchers to use on their plug-ins.


Red Dog Music is the UK’s friendliest musical instrument and pro-audio dealer. Between our 5000 square foot Edinburgh shop filled with an incredible range of products, and our London showroom in Clapham specialising in high-end instruments, dj and pro-audio, Red Dog Music has you covered from north to south and from performance to playback.

About The Author

Red Dog Music

Dawsons Music is delighted to announce that the Red Dog Music brand is now part of the Dawsons family. This is an exciting opportunity to bring both communities together and create a stronger, wider network of people passionate about music gear. We both share a common heritage to support musicians throughout the UK and Dawsons want to support Red Dog Music customers in their continued musical journey.

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.