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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 Mojave 10.14 or Catalina 10.15
  • UAD Software v9.11.1 or higher (download now)
  • 600 MB available storage on macOS system volume
  • SSD storage required for sample-based LUNA Instruments

LUNA System Recommendations

  • SSD storage recommended for LUNA application
  • Intel quad-core i7 or better recommended
  • 16 GB or more system RAM recommended

SSD Storage Requirements

  • 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

LUNA Instruments Requirements

  • Sample-based LUNA instruments must be installed on SSD volume
  • 20 MB to 10 GB available SSD storage
  • Storage space requirement varies per LUNA Instrument
  • Individual LUNA 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)

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  • 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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