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Harmony Central has “soft launched” our new mobile experience this past week. While we have done extensive testing, we know that with a community as large as HC that there will be items that surface that will still need to be addressed. We are asking that you utilize the thread belowto report any challenges you may encounter. Here are the things we request you provide: A brief description of the issue, the device and operating system version you were using, the browser and version, screen resolution, and a screen shot of the display.
Thanks for your patience as we work towards the best experience we can provide to our community.

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  • Quote Originally Posted by jkleban
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    I tried the FW thing in WIN 7 but after 3 different PCIe FW boards (all qualified by UA) I got NOTHING working on my existing setup. So, add me to the list of folks that have spent HOURS trying to get Apollo to work in WIN 7 (only I am giving up). I wanted TB anyhow and if this works, it will be awesome.




    Jim - thanks for the update! TB with Apollo would indeed be awesome. But I can't figure out why FW didn't work for you. I popped in the Sonnet card, and it worked perfectly, and continues to work perfectly...no crashes, no issues. Weird.



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    • Second that, Jim! I was going to take a chance on the ASUS laptop and hold on in hopes of Win TB drivers. Think I will give it a shot now. If it doesn't work out, I have USB interfaces I can use in the meantime, that is, in hopes TB Win drivers do happen.



      Much appreciated.

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      • Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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        I popped in the Sonnet card, and it worked perfectly, and continues to work perfectly...no crashes, no issues. Weird.




        The biggest hurdle to getting the Apollo functioning properly on a PC via FW is having a working FW800 card installed. I had originally ordered one of the two UA recommended FW800 PCIe cards (Symba) and it took me days of trouble shooting to finally figure out I had a bum FW card (it would not stay locked @ FW800 speed). So I ordered the more expensive card (Sonnet Allegro FW800 PCIe) and it has worked flawlessly. After doing a bit of research on the net and talking to UA tech support it appears the Symba FW800 cards are hit or miss. They seem to have serious quality control issues. I recommend simply avoiding the cheaper Symba cards and spend a little extra on the Sonnet Allegro.



        Cheers,



        Billy Buck

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        • how is the latency using native plugins within the daw or third party coz buying ua plugins gets very costly in that case omni thunderbolt looks cheaper . specialy on autotune in realtime how does opollo deal on the latency willing to buy it but not investing in there plugins coz i git many others including wave ... any comment on that

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          • Quote Originally Posted by dj mast
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            willing to buy it but not investing in there plugins coz i git many others including wave ...




            The main reason to buy an Apollo is for the real-time processing of UAD plug-ins on live input. That is why it comes with SHARC DSP's. The Apollo does not use (and cannot use) native FX in this fashion. If you never intend to use UAD plug-ins, then the Apollo is not really a good option for you. I already had a UAD-2 QUAD PCIe card and most of the UAD plug-ins already, before I even purchased mine. All my existing UAD-2 plug-in licenses automatically transfered over to the Apollo. So it was a great deal for me to get one. The other reason for me getting the Apollo was for the Thunderbolt capability which also directly benefits using the UAD plug-ins. So if you are not a UAD user or intend to be one, then the Apollo is not a good option for you. Now the Apollo does come with some stock UAD plug-ins and their current UA Apollo promotion gives you some steller UAD plug-ins free (Studer A800, Lexicon 224 & Neve 88RS) and also allows you to purchase additional UAD plug-ins (of your choice) for a fraction of the retail price. It is a pretty awesome deal if you are just getting into UAD plug-ins or are wanting to expand your UAD library:



            http://www.uaudio.com/promotions.html



            Cheers,



            Billy Buck

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            • Quote Originally Posted by tecknot
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              Second that, Jim! I was going to take a chance on the ASUS laptop and hold on in hopes of Win TB drivers. Think I will give it a shot now. If it doesn't work out, I have USB interfaces I can use in the meantime, that is, in hopes TB Win drivers do happen.




              There have been reports (from several Apollo Win users) on the UAD forum of the Apollo/Thunderbolt card working on a PC DAW using the latest UAD v6.4 Win version and a Thunderbolt enabled ASUS motherboard (Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT). This has not been officially endorsed, certified or tested by UA, but the interesting thing is the latest UAD v6.4 (Win) update seems to have the Thunderbolt driver capability for Windows built-in. If you are using a compatible Thunderbolt enabled PC MB it seems to be basically plug & play. There is even a new sticky on the UAD forum for Apollo users to report on working PC compatible TB MB's. I may be building myself a new PC DAW using the Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT.



              http://uadforum.com/showthread.php?1...s-on-Windows-7



              Speaking of Apollo & Thunderbolt:



              I just saw this UAD Apollo Thunderbolt Real World Test video from some PT users (Russ & James from airusersblog) demonstrating using/abusing the Apollo/Thunderbolt @ 32 samples on a Mac laptop. It is quite amazing to see how well the Apollo actually performs when using the TB card compared to using the AVID HD Thunderbolt option when using PT10.



              http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L-7ni7AybS0



              Cheers,



              Billy Buck

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