LUNA System Requirements

General Requirements

  • LUNA is currently compatible with Apple computers running macOS Catalina 10.15, Big Sur 11, Monterey 12, Ventura 13, or Sonoma 14
  • The current LUNA Windows Open Beta is compatible with the latest Windows 10 and 11 builds.
  • Other software required (download now)

    • UAD v10.0 or newer when LUNA is used in Apollo Mode.

    • Resizable UAD-2 plug-ins require UAD Software 11.2 or newer version.
    • UA Connect – required to install LUNA.

    • iLok License Manager – included with UA Connect.

  • 600 MB available storage on macOS system volume.

  • Free PACE iLok account with iLok Cloud or iLok USB (2nd generation or newer).

LUNA System Recommendations

  • Intel quad-core i7 (or better) or Apple silicon processor recommended.

  • 16 GB RAM or more is recommended.

  • SSD storage for LUNA sessions is 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) for macOS users, and NTFS (New Technology File System) for Windows users.

  • ExFAT, FAT, and macOS 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 to 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 the LUNA page in UA Connect.

Apollo Mode Requirements

  • Apollo mode requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interface and a built-in Thunderbolt port.
  • UAD Software v10.0 is required as a minimum version if using LUNA in Apollo Mode.
  • All system requirements for Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo models still apply with LUNA.
  • First-generation (silver) Apollo rackmount models equipped with any Universal Audio Thunderbolt Option Card and connected via Thunderbolt can be used with LUNA.
  • All UA Thunderbolt Option Card models (Thunderbolt 1, 2, and 3 cards) are supported.

Supported Apollo Models (Apollo mode only)

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  • 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, see notes below)
  • Apollo DUO (silver 1st generation, see notes below)
  • Apollo QUAD (silver 1st generation, see notes below)
  • Apollo 16 (silver 1st generation, see notes below)



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