LUNA Digital Audio Workstation
Sound like your favorite records.
Get your songs sounding like the records you love with LUNA – a next-generation DAW that makes it easy to record, edit, and mix your music. LUNA is the only recording software with the sound of classic studio equipment like analog console summing and tape machine emulations, built right in.
LUNA is available free to all Mac users – no UA hardware required. Sign up today to try the essential LUNA Extensions and UAD Plug-ins add-on bundle free for 30 days.
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Free. No Hardware Required. Mac Only.
- •Full unlimited version of LUNA
- •Oxide Tape Extension
- •Shape Toolkit Instrument
- •ARP Arpeggiator
- •30-day trial of LUNA Pro Bundle
- •30-day trial of Neve Summing
LUNA Pro Bundle$199
Add to Cart
- •Ampex ATR-102 Master Tape Machine & LUNA Extension
- •API 2500 Bus Compressor & LUNA Extension
- •API Preamp
- •API Summing LUNA Extension
- •API Vision Channel Strip & LUNA Extension
- •Century Tube Channel Strip
- •Galaxy Tape Echo
- •Oxide Tape Recorder
- •Pultec Passive EQ Collection
- •Pure Plate Reverb
- •Studer A800 Tape Recorder & LUNA Extension
- •Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection
A Truly Modern DAW
Capture the music in your head and get it to sound like the records you love, faster and with less hassle. Previously only available to UA Apollo customers, LUNA now lets any Mac owner produce with the DAW used by countless GRAMMY-winning musicians and mix engineers.
That Vintage Analog Sound
Yes, LUNA has a "sound" — the sound of a million-dollar analog recording studio. Experience a mix as if you were seated at a vintage console, complete with analog tape machines, built-in summing, and flexible mixing options. Expand your toolbox by adding your favorite UAD or UAD Spark plug-ins, Luna Extensions, or any Audio Units instruments and effects.
Designed for Unlimited Creativity
Create with unlimited tracks of audio and virtual instruments, easy-to-use composition tools, and intuitive editing. Use LUNA’s included templates to get started quickly or create your own custom templates that include all your favorite settings for instant recall. If you need inspiration, download any of the included artist sessions from Luis Cato, Atticus Ross, Cass McCombs, Cold War Kids, and more.*
No Engineering Degree Required
Anyone can get great sound in LUNA, no audio engineering chops necessary. Because all of the mixing magic of LUNA is tag and preset-driven, you can get to a faster starting place and dial in the perfect settings without a hundred windows killing your vibe. LUNA also includes hours of tutorials for those who want to dig deeper.
Start Fast, Share Fast
Import an AAF or drag and drop your multitracks to get started fast and hear the difference LUNA makes. Simple one-button session export makes it easy to share your songs and collaborate with others.
“It Just Sounds Better”
Users and critics agree that LUNA just sounds better. That's because we put more than 70 years of UA analog expertise under the hood with LUNA Extensions. Want proof? Just check out the new bypass button to hear the difference LUNA makes in your mixes for yourself.
Record and playback as many tracks as your machine can handle with unlimited track count.
Mix like a pro with Analog Summing, Tape Machines, Channel Strips, Bus and Parallel Compression built into the LUNA mixer with LUNA Extensions, no extra plug-ins or separate windows required
Create with record-ready sounds from Shape, a comprehensive toolkit instrument with every sound needed to finish a track or start an idea
Quantize audio more efficiently with LUNA's proprietary Razor Blade and Polyphonic warp algorithms
Recall key moments, song variations, and creative ideas with intuitive and powerful full preview Import Session Data
Avoid modes and menu diving with LUNA’s smart tool and session browser
Get powerful tactile control with industry leading control surfaces including Softube Console 1, SSL 360, and MCU
Easily use your favorite Audio Units plug-ins and instruments
Do I need UA Hardware to run LUNA?
No UA hardware of any kind is required. LUNA now runs natively on your computer. LUNA and LUNA Extensions run on macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.
Do I need an iLok to run LUNA?
While an iLok.com account is required, LUNA is authorized to your computer. No need to be online or buy a dongle to get started. Don’t worry, if you don’t have an ilok account, we’ll create one for you during the signup process. LUNA Extensions and UAD Plug-Ins are authorized using iLok Cloud or iLok USB.
How do I download and install LUNA?
Download LUNA via UA Connect.
Does LUNA still work seamlessly with Apollo?
Yes, LUNA and Apollo work perfectly together. But due to high demand, we’ve decided to extend LUNA’s availability to everyone.
How many systems can I run LUNA on?
LUNA itself can be used on up to 3 separate macOS systems simultaneously.
Please visit our Knowledge Base for additional questions.