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Apollo Quick Start: Installation, Registration, and Authorization

Follow the steps below to prepare Apollo for use.

    1. Install the software.
      Launch the Software Installer from the included CD-ROM or software download. Restart the computer after installation is complete.

    1. Connect Apollo to the computer via FireWire and power up the unit.
      Turn off any connected speakers before powering Apollo.


    1. Open the UAD Meter & Control Panel application.
      The application can be accessed under the blue UA diamond icon in the OS X Menu Bar at upper right of screen. (The location of the application file is: Startup Disk/Applications/Powered Plug-Ins Tools/UAD Meter & Control Panel.app)

Accessing the UAD Meter


    1. Open the “Plug-Ins” panel within the UAD Meter & Control Panel application.
      Access the Plug-Ins panel by clicking the menu button in the UAD Meter window and selecting “Plug-Ins…” from the menu (or type Cmd-P as a shortcut).


    1. Click the “Authorize Plug-Ins…” button.
      The web browser will connect to the Internet. Create (or login to) your my.uaudio.com account to register Apollo and activate UAD plug-in licenses.


    1. Download the Authorization file.
      Click the “Download Authorizations»” button at the bottom of registration page to download the auth file.


    1. Load the Authorization file.
      Double-click the downloaded auth file to authorize Apollo (the file is downloaded to the default location specified by the web browser). When the “Authorizations successfully updated” dialog appears, click OK.


  1. Important! Adjust the FireWire setting to maximize Apollo performance.
    See Optimizing FireWire Performance  for details.

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