What is Apollo Central?
Apollo Central is a software extension of Console 1 that allows for hands-on control of the Universal Audio Apollo Console.
For a quick walkthrough of Apollo Central and what it can do, please check out these videos:
What is the Universal Audio Apollo Console?
It's a software mixer included with Universal Audio Apollo audio interfaces; please check the Universal Audio website for further information.
What do I need in order to run Apollo Central?
How do I start Apollo Central?
When you first start the Console 1 On-Screen Display, it will be started in the normal Console 1 operating mode. To toggle between Console 1 and Apollo Central mode, press Shift + Mode (Shift + Display Auto on MkI units). The Apollo Central mode is indicated by the 'Apollo Central' logo in the top right corner of the On-Screen Display.
Can I control UAD plug-ins in my DAW using Apollo Central?
No, you can only control UAD plug-ins loaded into the Apollo Console application.
Which UAD plug-ins (100+) are pre-mapped and working in Apollo Central mode?
All should be pre-mapped and controllable, but new releases from UA might not be available at the day of release.
What exactly is the difference between the regular Console 1 mode and the Apollo Central mode?
When Console 1 is run in its default mode, you control the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E channel strip (customizable with over 70 world-class plug-ins from Softube and Universal Audio).
In Apollo Central mode, you instead control the Universal Audio Apollo Console application, where you'll be able to load plug-ins and presets directly in your Apollo Console and you can control the plug-ins, channels, sends, monitoring.
Many use the Apollo Central mode while tracking, and the Console 1 default mode when mixing.
Does this mean I can control all UAD plug-ins in my DAW as well?
No, Apollo Central is used only to control the Apollo Console. However, many UAD plug-in equalizers and dynamic processors can be used to customize your channel strip in the default Console 1 mode.
I have a Unison plug-in loaded and another plug-in in the inserts. How do I switch from one to the other and vice versa?
All you need to do is to press the channel button again.
Can I customize the plug-in mappings?
No, this is not possible in either Apollo Central or the default Console 1 mode.
In Apollo Central mode, some UAD plug-ins have more parameters than the Console 1 hardware — how do you handle that?
You can press the Shift + Page down/up buttons to switch between parameter pages.