Apollo Console Tutorial

UA Apollo & Console Application Explained®

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    Introduction (1:14)


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    Apollo Twin Overview (1:51)


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    Apollo 8p Overview (1:52)


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    The UA Console Application Pt. 1 (9:52)


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    The UA Console Application Pt. 2 (11:39)


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    Unison Enabled Preamps (5:50)


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    The UA Apollo DAW Workflow (15:26)


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    Setting Up Cue Mixes (9:28)


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    Control Room Overview (8:05)


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    The UA Console Recall Plug-in (3:37)


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    Combining UA Apollo Interfaces (12:07)


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    Customizing The Flex I/O Driver (14:40)


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    UAD Meter & Control Panel (4:38)


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    Setting Up Virtual Outputs (5:38)


Studio pro Marcus Huyskens takes you on a journey into Universal Audio’s amazing Apollo hardware interfaces and Console Application, showing you everything you need to know when working with the Apollo Twin MkII and 8P, such as setting them up, routing, creating cue and headphone mixes, using multiple hardware units at once and so much more…

Marcus begins by welcoming you and reveals all that will be taught in the series, followed by in-depth overviews of both the Apollo Twin MkII and Apollo 8P hardware interfaces.

Next, Marcus dives deep into the UA Console Application where you’ll explore all the different sections and menus. Unison Enabled Preamps are next, and you’ll discover the functionality and features of the amazing unison enabled preamp technology found in the UA Apollo Twin MkII and 8P interfaces.

Moving on, Marcus focuses on workflow, showing you how to setup your DAW in order to fully maximize the full power of the UA Apollo system, followed by setting up cue mixes, control room functions on the hardware and software, the Recall Plug-In, how to combine multiple UA Apollo interfaces, customizing the Flex I/O Driver, setting up virtual outputs and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you have a UA Apollo interface and want to get the most out of it, or are considering getting into an Apollo system for your studio, this video series is a must-see. Watch “UA Apollo & Console Application Explained®” today, and shoot your recording system and workflow over the moon!


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TomCamp
Submitted 10 months ago

Extremely Helpful

I've been running my Apollo system for years. When I first purchased it naturally the first thing I did was skim the manual enough to dive in and start recording. I didn't realize how much I actually overlooked! Extremely helpful! Amazing job! Tom Camp

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D
Submitted 1 year ago

Incredibly in-depth! Brilliant.

Very well taught, covering all aspects of the UAD Console 2. Thank You!

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Darkchild1
Submitted 1 year ago

long awaited for

This Video was very helpful

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer

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dan19460
Submitted 1 year ago

Nice and comprehensive

This is a nice and comprehensive look at the UA apollo system. I learned many of these techniques and tips the hard way...trial and error, extensive web searching, etc. This series would have saved a lot of time. Marcus is a fine communicator and pleasant to listen to. As for the content, I think most things were covered. I can think of a few more complicated routing/cue scenarios but those start to get very specific to each individual setup and configuration. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to cover all possibilities. Recommended for UA newbies and even those who may be using their UA system but looking to take greater advantage of the advanced capabilities.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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nelsonoslen
Submitted 1 year ago

All that I need.

All that I needed to have a deeper understanding o the UA software an hardware.

I am a: Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing piano at around 5 years old, after which point I switched to the Guitar at around age 10. I was pretty lucky, as my parents had quite a nice selection of records, spanning across multiple genres, that I could listen too. I would sit by the record player with headphones on, and close my eyes, and imagine myself playing along with them. I listened to much "older" music than the current music my age group was listening to. I continued to play the guitar and by 16, had developed some pretty decent chops, and was playing lots of local jazz clubs & restaurants with a couple friends. However after the birth of my first son, I took a break from gigging, and made the transition to the other side of the glass. However, I still rely on, and draw upon my abilities as a musician all the time, as I feel that an engineer, producer, or mixer, with a decent understanding of music, tempo, groove, theory, and genres, is a step ahead of the game.

2. What training have you had?

Pretty much 23 years of locking myself in a chair, and working diligently on my craft. Over the years, Ive also had had the great pleasure of working with other fantastic engineers, being able to pick their brains, observe and sponge in all the information that they offered. I still maintain, that you can learn more from a couple weeks, or even a couple days working with a seasoned pro, then you can in a year or 2 of school. Although I was set on going to audio engineering for school, my parents insisted on me going to school for business marketing, which didn't really work out, as I spent most of my time cutting class and going to my older sisters media arts classes, offering up myself as an actor, or voice over actor, (whatever they needed) for all of their student productions, so that I could learn more about audio/video production. It wasn't quite an audio engineering per se, but it was a close second!

Although Ive never had any formal education, I can recall my early "lessons" from my father, of cutting tape, and working with analogue gear. Being given tasks, like recording music from a record to tape, then cutting the tape, to make edits. The process of gain staging, EQ, fader riding, compression, adding reverb, etc etc. Also most importantly, my lessons in understanding the psychology behind getting the best performance from your artist/talent, which I was able to comprehend, and which I still keep with me, and use to this day.

3. When did you get into recording?

By about 11 years old, after listening to countless records in awe, I became interested, (or maybe even obsessed) with the whole recording process. When I badgered my father enough, he eventually dusted off his old TEAC 3340 reel to reel, an old mixer, and a spring reverb for me, that had been meticulously stored and well taken care of. Needless to say, It was pretty much game over from that point on. I fell in love with the notion of being able to capture a moment in time, a performance of art, and preserving it. In the very beginning, I spent most of my time re-recording old records, and singing and playing over top while tracking them, playing around with different microphones, then began a crash course in the basics.

In a sense I was very fortunate, as in addition to being a producer/camera man, my father was a pretty savvy audio engineer, who used to record/mix the music for all his documentaries / productions he worked on back in the day. So, at a very young age, & before the times of the “Mbox" and portable interfaces, little did I know, that I was receiving some very thorough training that became the foundation of my craft. As i grew more comfortable with the gear, I started inviting other children over to my "studio" (parents living room-LoL) who were in bands, so that I could record them. My parents were pretty supportive, often allowing me to use this area, and make noise to do something I enjoyed.

Fast forward a couple years to high school, As my band was looking to get some gigs, I was able to record our own demo's to hand out to clients, and continued to work on my craft, eventually opening up my first studio in 2002. From there, everything else is pretty much history.

4. People you have worked with/for?

The majority of my work has been on the Indi scene music wise, working with local talent, and also internationally as a mixer for various clients in different genres. In 2010/2011 I shifted my efforts, and began working on ad spots, both writing, and recording/mixing with different composers, which eventually brought me down the path of actually developing my own set of sample libraries for composers to use in music production, and television/film/games. This has really opened up some doors for me and expanded my cliental into areas I would have never imagined. I continue to work with talented artists, and composers on various projects, in addition, I also do some voice over work for different audio brands.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Tough one to answer, but, i'd like to think that I teach people the way that I prefer to be taught. Which is building a foundation of knowledge, then adding to it in stages, with clear steps. I try to stay on point, and simplify a process down to its core level. I find that in general, there are a lot of tutorials that leave you scratching your head sometimes. I try to avoid that. Ive often had friends say to me, that I simplify things, so if thats the case, then I hope I can continue to do so.

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UA Apollo & Console Application Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely Helpful I've been running my Apollo system for years. When I first purchased it naturally the first thing I did was skim the manual enough to dive in and start recording. I didn't realize how much I actually overlooked! Extremely helpful! Amazing job! Tom Camp
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Incredibly in-depth! Brilliant. Very well taught, covering all aspects of the UAD Console 2. Thank You!
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from long awaited for This Video was very helpful
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from All that I need. All that I needed to have a deeper understanding o the UA software an hardware.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice and comprehensive This is a nice and comprehensive look at the UA apollo system. I learned many of these techniques and tips the hard way...trial and error, extensive web searching, etc. This series would have saved a lot of time. Marcus is a fine communicator and pleasant to listen to. As for the content, I think most things were covered. I can think of a few more complicated routing/cue scenarios but those start to get very specific to each individual setup and configuration. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to cover all possibilities. Recommended for UA newbies and even those who may be using their UA system but looking to take greater advantage of the advanced capabilities.
Date published: 2017-09-30
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