Universal Audio Apollo x8 Heritage Edition Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
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0% Interest for 24 Months
On select purchases $299 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 12/31/21. 24-equal monthly payments required.
With the Apollo x8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface, Universal Audio pairs their pristine AD/DA converters with analog circuitry to deliver that lush analog experience. The natural, open sound in the converters develops from the 129-dB dynamic range and unheard of signal to noise ratio of -118 dB. The result is an ultra pristine signal path that is ready for your experimentation.
50% More Processing Power
The Apollo x8 features HEXA Core Processing with six DSP chips to deliver 50% more processing power than previous Apollos! This real-time processing gives you the ability to use a wide variety of three-dimensional analog sounding plugins. Plus, with four Unison Microphone preamps on board, you are able to meticulously recreate the sound of legendary sought after solid state and tube mic pre’s thanks to Unison Technologies ability to drill down to the component level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.
Real-time Analog Classics
In order to take full advantage of Unison Technology, the Apollo x8 includes the Real-time Analog Classics Plus Plug in Bundle. This incredible plug in menu includes exact emulations of studio icons like the Teletronix LA-2A, Fairchild compressors, and additional emulations for legendary gear from names like Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more.
Surround Sound Ready
Mixing for a movie, video game or web series that requires 7.1 surround sound? Universal Audio has your back with the Apollo x8. The interface is compatible with projects that are up mixed in up to 7.1 surround sound and has a selectable +24dB operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional consoles and high-end equipment. Equipped with 18 x 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs, and two built-in thunderbolt connections, you can combine 4 X8’s for a monster setup of incredibly fast and flawless processing.
Included Apollo Heritage Edition Plug-Ins
Featuring 10 premium UAD titles - including complete plug-in Collections of our award-winning Teletronix, UA 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Helios Type 69 and UA 610 mic preamps, Pultec EQs, and more.
- 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)
- Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
- Record through 4 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps - giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more†
- Includes access to LUNA Recording System for a fully-integrated, analog inspired Apollo workflow
- Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format
- UAD HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWs
- Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices
- Selectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines
- Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or Mono
- Free, industry-leading technical support - on the phone and online - from knowledgeable audio engineers
- Includes "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-ins
- Includes (10) Heritage Edition plug-ins
- UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
- Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
- Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
- Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
- 1176SE/LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
- Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
- Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
- Precision Channel Strip
- Precision Reflection Engine
- Precision Delay Modulation
- Precision Delay Modulation L
- UA Precision Enhancer Hz
- Raw Distortion
- RealVerb Pro
- UA 1176 Collection
- Teletronix LA 2A Classic Leveler Collection
- Pultec Passive EQ Collection
- Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
- UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
- Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler
- Helios Type 69 Preamp & EQ Collection
- V76 Preamplifier
- UA Oxide Tape Recorder
- UA Pure Plate Reverb