After nine months since the official NAMM announcement of LUNA, Universal Audio finally has an update for its flagship DAW. This update comes mainly as a means of addressing initial bugs within LUNA. However, the benefits of version 1.1 certainly do not fall short there. Aside from this, LUNA’s newest update also brings some exciting new features and enhancements to its recording experience.
What’s New With LUNA Ver. 1.1?
Of course, there are primary concerns at the forefront which UA has addressed with its latest update to LUNA. These are mostly in relation to its first wave of bugs, and improvements to latency issues. This is something expected to come with any brand new software like this, even one from an audio company as huge as Universal Audio. However, it seems as though the company waited nearly a year on purpose. The reason being so that they could also throw in some new and exciting tools and abilities for its recording engineers.
Track grouping has quickly become one of the most popular new improvements with version 1.1. And there’s no question as to why, since grouping is already a prominent feature across most, if not all DAWs. Another key change this new LUNA update brings is the new ability to apply parameter changes to multiple tracks at once. With this, users will be able to mute, solo, apply sends, etc. to several tracks at once, rather than individually. Finally, with a new versions upgrade, sessions can now be saved across multiple versions. This is a feature similar to that of a “save as,” or “save copy in” across other platforms.
As always, Universal Audio LUNA is free-to-use for any current owners of the company’s thunderbolt audio interfaces. This includes Arrow, Apollo, Twin, and Solo units in any variety of I/O arrangements. Any non-owners out there who want to try LUNA will have to pick up one of these interfaces for themselves, as they act as the core powerhouse behind the DAW. Additionally, users will have to have UAD software version 9.11.1 installed to their computer running Mac OS 10.14 or higher. For more information, everyone is encouraged to visit LUNA’s landing page on the UA website.