(Mac) Apollo 16 FireWire Installation, Registration & Authorization

The steps below will guide you through the process of installing the UAD software, registering your Apollo 16, and authorizing your UAD plug-ins. 

    1. Connect and power Apollo 16

      Before installing the UAD software, shut down the computer and connect your Apollo 16 to a FireWire 800 port on your Mac with a FireWire 800 cable, then power on the Apollo 16 first and the computer second. When connected via FireWire, the Apollo 16 should always be powered on before powering on the computer. 

    2. Download the UAD software

      Registration and authorization is managed by the UAD software. Download the latest UAD software installer here: www.uaudio.com/download

    3. Install the UAD software

      Open the UAD software installer after the download is complete. The installer will guide you through the process. Be sure to restart the computer when prompted. 

      Note: If the "Firmware Update" prompt appears, click Load and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

    4. Register your Apollo 16

      After restarting, your web browser will launch and connect to the UA website. You will be prompted to create an account or log in to an existing account (if not already logged in). Follow the instructions on the web pages to register your Apollo 16 and claim the bundled UAD plug-ins.

      Note: If your web browser doesn't launch automatically, you can start the process manually by clicking the Authorize Plug-Ins button on the Plug-Ins panel in the UAD Meter & Control Panel.

    5. Authorize your Apollo 16

      After registration is complete, authorize your Apollo 16 by clicking the Authorize Plug-Ins button on the Plug-Ins panel in the UAD Meter & Control Panel.


      Once authorization is complete the system is ready for use. 
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