About LUNA Application

The First Recording Platform with Deep Apollo Integration

LUNA gives you 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.

You can also run LUNA in ASIO mode on a Windows PC with any interface, or in Core Audio mode on a Mac, with any Core Audio interfaces, with automatic aggregation and flexible routing options.

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. In Apollo mode, 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.

Automatic Conversion Between UAD-2 and UADx Plug-Ins

Offload processing to native versions of supported plug-ins. In Apollo mode, when LUNA needs to switch to a realtime UAD-2 plug-in in ARM mode, the UAD-2 version loads automatically. When the track or bus goes out of ARM mode, the UADx plug-in is restored automatically. You can also switch all supported plug-ins from UAD-2 to UADx and vice versa with a simple menu item.

Much, much more

  • Unlimited Track Count — Record and playback as many tracks as your 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, UADx Plug-Ins, and UAD Instruments — Easily use your favorite Audio Units plug-ins and virtual instruments inside LUNA, and your native UAD plug-ins and instruments.

  • Session Autosave — LUNA is constantly saving, so you'll never lose your work again, no matter what happens.

  • Session Templates — Set up templates and always have your session starting points ready to go.

  • Import Session Data — LUNA’s powerful session import capability allows you to import data from another session, including plug-ins, track routing data, audio and MIDI, and track versions. Preview the data to import, and import only a range of data with all the flexibility you need.

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

  • Save Track Versions and Bookmarks, and Restore Auto-Saved Backups — Save a bookmark to remember a stopping point or save a mix. Create a session version to make bigger changes, while still retaining the older session. Restore to an auto backup whenever you want.

  • Persistent Undo — Harness undo/redo even after closing and re-opening sessions.


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