In the recording world what I have seen to be the coolest and best release at this years NAMM show 2012 is UA’s Apollo! It's a high-end 24-bit/192kHz recording front end, but it also enables you to track through the UAD range of powered plug-ins! It’s a Firewire 800 interface but It's worth noting that a Thunderbolt option card is set to be made available too, which will enable "lower latency, reduced audio buffer size, improved performance at high sample rates, and greater UAD plug-in instances" in comparison with FireWire. The latency under 2MS on input and output is remarkable!
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