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The Authentically Analog DAW for Apollo

Designed for seamless integration with Apollo audio interfaces, LUNA is Universal Audio’s free Mac‑based recording application that lets you do music recording, audio editing, composition, sound design, and more ‑ all in real-time, and with big analog studio sound.

What's New in LUNA v1.2

Get Your Hands on Authentic Analog

Designed for seamless integration with Apollo audio interfaces, LUNA is our free Mac‑based recording application that lets you do music recording, audio editing, composition, sound design, and more ‑ all in real time, and with big analog studio sound.

Control Surface Support

Get hands on with LUNA using any compatible desktop MCU control surface or DAW controller app on your phone or tablet. Easily perform analog-style workflows like fader moves and mix automation, plus zoom, scroll, control playback, and more.

Supported Control Surfaces:

Sidechain Input

Give your mixes more energy and excitement with easy sidechain compression on tracks and buses, either directly in LUNA API Vision Console Emulation or other sidechain‑able Audio Units plug‑ins.

Supported Control Surfaces:

LUNA Extensions

Unlock Analog Sounds and Workflows

Far beyond plug‑ins, LUNA Extensions are built into the fabric of LUNA’s mixer, giving you authentic analog sounds without having to manage multiple plug‑in windows.

Built-In Neve & API Summing

Create with precisely emulated analog summing from legendary Neve and API consoles. These optional LUNA Extensions will transform a clean, sterile mix to sound as if it was mixed on a classic analog desk.

Integrated Studer & Ampex Tape

Get the punch and rich textures of magnetic tape on any audio or instrument track — as well as your master fader and buses — with optional Studer A800 and Ampex ATR-102 LUNA Extensions. You can also sculpt warm analog tape tones with the included Oxide Tape Machine Extension.

API Vision Console Emulation

Transform LUNA into API’s flagship analog console, with all its character, color, and punch. Track in real time through API preamp and channel modules, then mix with API’s illustrious analog summing and bus compression — seamlessly switching between low-latency tracking using Apollo DSP, and high-powered native mixing within LUNA.

LUNA Technology

Work The Way you Want

Using an all-new audio architecture built from the ground up, LUNA brings audio recording into a new era. Intelligent workflow and compatibility features let you capture inspiration the moment it strikes.

Accelerated Realtime Monitoring

No more toggling between Apollo’s Console app and your DAW, or messing with buffer settings. Accelerated Realtime Monitoring uses Apollo’s onboard DSP to give you deterministic, sub‑2ms recording latency — from input to output — for fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing workflows with UAD plug‑ins and UAD Instruments.

LUNA is constantly saving, so you’ll never lose your work again, no matter what happens.

Iterate, experiment, and version while permanently saving through all stages of composition and production.

LUNA intelligently switches tools and viewing modes for less menu diving during the creative process.

Realtime UAD Processing

Track, overdub, and mix with UAD plug-ins in real time, including Unison mic preamp plug‑ins from Neve, Manley, API, Avalon, and more, while enjoying seamless transitions between tracking, overdubbing, and playback.

Seamlessly integrate with other DAWs and easily import sessions using the industry‑standard Advanced Authoring Format (AAF).

Easily use your favorite AU plug-ins and AU virtual instruments inside LUNA.

Record and playback as many tracks as your Thunderbolt‑equipped Mac can handle.

UAD Instruments

Fuel Your Inspiration

Only available in LUNA, UAD Instruments bring UA’s expertise in modeling, sampling, and synthesis to software instruments, creating a new level of realism.

Ravel Grand Piano

A breathtaking emulation of a Steinway Model B grand piano based on UA’s exclusive sampling, physical modeling, and new Ultra‑Resonance technology, giving you all the sonic nuance of this studio classic. Captured at Ocean Way Studios, Ravel gives you an immaculately recorded studio piano that’s album-ready, with easy‑to‑use Tone, Dynamics, and Microphone controls, as well as an innovative Reverse feature for startlingly creative sounds and textures.

Moog Minimoog

Developed in partnership with Moog Music, the Minimoog UAD Instrument is an incredibly accurate and inspiring emulation of Bob Moog’s pioneering synthesizer. By perfectly capturing every nuance of the classic Moog oscillators and ladder filters and harnessing discrete transistor VCA modeling, the Minimoog UAD Instrument faithfully captures every detail and anomaly of this classic instrument used by everyone from Parliament-Funkadelic to Kraftwerk, Dr. Dre, and more.

Shape

A comprehensive creative toolkit included free with LUNA, Shape is a painstakingly curated UAD Instrument featuring a collection of the best vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and realtime synthesis, from Universal Audio, Spitfire Audio, and more. Craft professional textures developed by leading sound design experts, and take your inspiration further with intuitive controls and powerful effects.

Spitfire Audio

Expertly sampled and recorded at London’s AIR Studios, Spitfire Audio’s industry‑leading Chamber Strings, Symphonic Woodwinds, and Symphonic Brass will give your compositions the same professional gloss used by top producers for film, TV, and video game scores, plus chart‑topping pop and R&B records.

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