Well I broke down and bought an Apollo.
I’ve used an apollo in a few studio situations and always thought that it was out of reach for my simple home studio…Then the twin was released. Then they released a USB version for us Windows guys. I waited for a while and finally bought one recently. I have to say it’s worth every penny if for no other reason than the preamps. When you add real time DSP, real time monitoring and the wealth of UAD plug-ins you get with the package it’s more than worth the price.
To be honest, this was about the same sonic jump as when I moved from Line 6 stuff to the Kemper. It’s the step from home to professional. You can feel it. You can hear it. You can tell.