Universal Audio’s new recording and production system has now been released early and is available for free download.
One of the industry’s most keenly anticipated new products, Universal Audio’s recording. mixing and editing system LUNA, has been released early and for free in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Version 1 of LUNA is now available for download via the UA site. Although the LUNA software is free, it requires a Thunderbolt, Apollo or Arrow interface to function.
In an open letter posted on the company’s Instagram last week, UA CEO Bill Putnam Jr announced that they were bringing forward the release of LUNA. Putnam said:
“LUNA won’t come with the big launch fanfare we were originally planning. But we do hope that it gives those of you lucky enough to be able to record music the inspiration to create something great – or at least a welcome escape from the outside world.”
The recording application was previewed at NAMM in January this year and has been the subject of much interest and discussion in the music production community over the last few months. LUNA is a DAW but one that is tied to UA’s hardware interfaces. It promises extremely tight integration between software and hardware and near-zero latency recording, mixing and production. UA say that LUNA “Transforms Apollo interfaces into the most inspiring and fully‑integrated Mac‑based recording systems on the planet.”
LUNA is free for all existing Thunderbolt, Apollo & Arrow interfaces (Mac only).