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LUNA System Requirements


LUNA Minimum System Requirements

  • Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow UA audio interface (click here for a list of supported models)
  • Mac computer with available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port*
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave*, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • UAD software required (download now)
      • UAD v10.0.0
  • 600 MB available storage on macOS system volume
  • SSD storage required for sample-based UAD Instruments
  • Free PACE iLok account with iLok Cloud or iLok USB (2nd generation or higher)

* Notes:

  • Thunderbolt connection must be built-in. Thunderbolt adapter cards are not supported.
  • UAD Instruments and UADx plug-ins are not supported on macOS 10.14 Mojave.

LUNA System Recommendations

  • SSD storage recommended for LUNA application
  • Intel quad-core i7 or better recommended
  • 16 GB or more system RAM recommended
  • Rotational storage for LUNA sessions may reduce performance
  • Rotational storage below 7200 RPM is unsupported
  • Rotational external storage must be USB 3.0 or faster

SSD Storage Requirements

  • Fusion hybrid drives are unsupported
  • SSD storage must be formatted as APFS (Apple File System)
  • ExFAT, FAT, and Mac OS Extended formats are unsupported
  • External SSD must be within USB 3.0, USB 3.1, PCIe, or Thunderbolt enclosure
  • View this Apple support article for details about formatting an SSD for APFS

UAD Instruments Requirements

  • Sample-based UAD instruments must be installed on SSD volume
  • 20 MB to 10 GB available SSD storage
  • Storage space requirement varies per UAD Instrument
  • Individual UAD Instrument storage requirements are listed in LUNA's Manage panel

Additional Notes

  • All system requirements for Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo/Arrow models still apply with LUNA
  • First-generation (silver) Apollo rackmount models equipped with any Apollo Thunderbolt Option Card can be used with LUNA
  • LUNA does not recognize Apollo models connected via FireWire or USB
  • Older versions of macOS are not supported

Supported Apollo Models (Thunderbolt connection only)

  • Arrow
  • Apollo Solo Thunderbolt
  • Apollo Twin (silver 1st generation) – NOT USB model
  • Apollo Twin MkII
  • Apollo Twin X
  • Apollo x4
  • Apollo x6
  • Apollo x8
  • Apollo x8p
  • Apollo x16
  • Apollo 8 (black 2nd generation)
  • Apollo 8p (black 2nd generation)
  • Apollo 16 (black 2nd generation)
  • Apollo FireWire (silver 1st generation)**
  • Apollo DUO (silver 1st generation)**
  • Apollo QUAD (silver 1st generation)**
  • Apollo 16 (silver 1st generation)**

** Notes:

  • Apollo rackmount models with FireWire ports must have a Universal Audio Thunderbolt Option Card installed and must be connected to the host computer via Thunderbolt.
  • All UA Thunderbolt Option Card models (Thunderbolt 1, 2, and 3 cards) are supported. 




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