Apollo Twin Quad MK2 Thunderbolt

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SMRhythm
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Apollo Twin Quad MK2 Thunderbolt

Post by SMRhythm » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:47 pm

Does anyone know if this can run on Windows 10 with a Thunderbolt to USB adapter? I currently run it on a Macbook pro but thinking of getting a powerful Win 10 PC to run ableton on as is cheaper to build Win 10 one than get an apple Mac of equivalent power.

I know there is a USB Apollo as well but i have already invested in the Thunderbolt one.

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Re: Apollo Twin Quad MK2 Thunderbolt

Post by dcease » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:49 pm

I'd ask over on the UAD Forum, will probably need to know what MB you plan to use in your build. And hopefully you mean a USB-C (TB3) port as I do not think that it's possible to use TB with the other USB protocols. There does seem to be an issue with the Apple USB-C to TB2 adaptor on PC systems (works fine on Mac, can confirm) so keep that in mind. Also, I'm fairly certain that you will need to use a MB that has either USB-C or TB2 native on the board, I seem to recall issues with pci cards with TB not working (could be mistaken...).

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Re: Apollo Twin Quad MK2 Thunderbolt

Post by cids » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:40 pm

A Thunderbolt to USB adapter does not exist...
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Re: Apollo Twin Quad MK2 Thunderbolt

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:48 pm

SMRhythm wrote:Does anyone know if this can run on Windows 10 with a Thunderbolt to USB adapter? I currently run it on a Macbook pro but thinking of getting a powerful Win 10 PC to run ableton on as is cheaper to build Win 10 one than get an apple Mac of equivalent power.

I know there is a USB Apollo as well but i have already invested in the Thunderbolt one.
There are Windows PCs with Thunderbolt. Why not go for them?
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Re: Apollo Twin Quad MK2 Thunderbolt

Post by SMRhythm » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:01 pm

Thanks guys will try out what you suggest

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Re: Apollo Twin Quad MK2 Thunderbolt

Post by 8E » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:21 am

SMRhythm wrote:Thanks guys will try out what you suggest
Go to the computer store with your Apollo and connect it there, if it works, buy that.
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