I'm thinking of purchasing the UA Apollo, and run it using the optional Thunderbolt connection.
I currently am using a Mac Mini with Komplete Audio 6, which is a major step down from the Apollo, and sometimes it seems that it cannot keep up with the audio processing from multiple applications, and gets all digitally static-y and eventually breaks down the audio completely.
UA claims that specific UA plugins will run at realtime with the Apollo's built in DSP.
My question is, does using the Apollo help with processing and running multiple non-UA plugins, from companies like Waves or Native Instruments? Will my computer be able to handle more audio intensive tasks if I am using a better interface, or does it solely rely on the computer to process everything first?