The First Recording Platform with Deep Apollo Integration
LUNA gives Apollo owners the fastest recording environment for music production, editing, and mixing. In addition to its seamless hardware-software integration with Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo and Arrow interfaces, LUNA Recording System allows capturing audio through DSP-powered UAD plug-ins with no discernible latency, as well as offering new Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ — which provides analog-style tracking and overdubbing workflows using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration.
LUNA Technology — Work the Way you Want
Using an all-new audio architecture built from the ground up over four years, 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.
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.
Tape, Bus, and Console Emulation Extensions
Use up to four tracking tape machines, including the free Oxide tape machine and the optional Studer A800, on instrument and audio tracks. Fatten buses and the main track with Ampex ATR-102 master tape and SSL and API console extensions.
Run the optional full API Vision Console including compressor, gate, and EQs, on instrument and audio tracks, and the API 2500 bus compressor on bus and main tracks.
Much, much more
Unlimited Track Count – Record and playback as many tracks as your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac can handle.
Contextual Editing & Browsing – LUNA intelligently switches tools and viewing modes for less menu diving during the creative process.
Run Audio Units Plug-Ins and VIs – Easily use your favorite AU plug-ins and AU virtual instruments inside LUNA.
Session Autosave – LUNA is constantly saving, so you'll never lose your work again, no matter what happens.
AAF Imports – Seamlessly integrate with other DAWs and easily import sessions using the industry-standard Advanced Authoring Format (AAF).
Persistent Undo – Harness undo/redo even after closing and re-opening sessions.