The Arrow is loaded with UA's next-generation AD/DA converters and two Unison mic preamps for top-shelf sound quality, while the included suite of built-in UAD Powered Plug-ins lends an album-quality sheen to your projects. Whether you use them in real-time during tracking or later while you're mixing, these powerful plug-ins supply you with access to an array of classic mic preamps, compressors, EQs, reverbs, and more. And you can capture everything with near-zero latency, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The Universal Audio Arrow is a cost-effective way to enter into the world of UAD Powered Plug-ins and is a great way for UAD-equipped studios to take their projects mobile. *The Universal Audio Arrow requires Thunderbolt 3, and is not backward compatible with earlier versions of Thunderbolt. Call your Sales Engineer for more details.
Thunderbolt: Ultra-low Latency and Unrivaled Bandwidth
Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it.
Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system — but with the convenience of a single cable. Arrow's Thunderbolt 3 connection lets you run projects with high track counts at incredibly low latency. In fact, you can even record through UAD plug-ins in real time with less than 2ms latency!
UAD-2 Processing Power Built In!
There are times when your computer just doesn't have the power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session needs. With UAD Powered Plug-ins, the processing load is taken off your computer and borne by UAD's super-powerful Analog Devices SHARC processors. Universal Audio's Arrow interface has one of these SHARC processors built in, which gives you enough power to track small sessions and start building your mix.
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