Universal Audio Apollo X8P (Mac/Win)
Universal Audio Apollo X8P Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)
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Universal Audio - 'Apollo x8p'
16 x 22 Audio Interface
50% MORE PROCESSING POWER THAN PREVIOUS APOLLOS
Universal Audio’s ‘Apollo x8p’ enables music producers, project and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with new, unparalleled A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Dual-Crystal clocking and 7.1 surround sound monitoring – all wrapped in an elegant rackmountable Thunderbolt 3 audio interface compatible with Mac or PC.
Utilising UA’s 60-years of heritage and know-how of audio craftsmanship, this 16x22 interface easily pushes aside other competitors in its peer group with 8 Unison-enabled mic preamps, brand-new HEXA Core processing – which returns over 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time. If that wasn’t enough to sway you, did we mention it ships with ‘LUNA Recording System’? That’s right, a fully-integrated music production platform too!
Make Universal Audio’s ‘Apollo x8p’ the heart of your studio and witness your productivity skyrocket! Record and mix with a staggering 50% more processing power than seen before in any previous Apollo model thanks to UA’s incredibly powerful ‘HEXA Core’ processor. Bask in world-class sound quality via the Apollo x8p’s redesigned elite-tier AD/DA conversion and Dual Crystal clocking. Professional users will fall in love with the native 7.1 surround monitoring support, selectable +24dBu operation, integrated talkback and so much more. Eight Unison preamps allow for tracking through incredible models of the industry’s most iconic hardware.
UA’s Flagship A/D and D/A Conversion Unit
All new Dual-Crystal clockingUA’s Apollo range is responsible for 1000’s upon 1000’s of chart-topping songs and 100’s of Grammy-winning albums. In a bid to improve upon the previous range of Apollo interface’s class-leading audio conversion, UA’s team had obsessively auditioned the very latest A/D and D/A converters – ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192 kHz converters with brand-new analogue circuitry for a staggeringly pristine signal path.
The Apollo X series also sees the introduction of Dual-Crystal clocking, boasting dedicated crystals for 44.1/88.2/176.4k and 48/196/192k sample rates, which results in breathtakingly low jitter, clocked at an unbelievable -10 picoseconds. This manifests itself into pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging you can trust.
With 129dB dynamic range and THD+N of -119dB, the Apollo x8p’s wide, organic sound quality beats every interface in its peer group, regardless of price, and it’s the optimum starting point for applying UAD processing.
Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing
6 DSP chipsApollo x8p sports brand-new HEXA Core processing with 6 DSP chips and 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than any prior Apollo. This allows you to run more UAD plug-ins, whether you’re tracking in real time with channel strips from Neve, Manley, or API, or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.
Whether it be the valve-warmth of the Pultec EQ’s on guitars, or the musical valve limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, the thump of a genuine 1176 or a Fairchild 670 valve compressor on drums, your recordings are guaranteed to take a giant step forward with rich, 3d analogue sound that UAD plug-ins deliver.
Classic Analogue Processing Onboard
Realtime UAD ProcessingOf course, a hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, allowing you to run the full library of UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency.
Apollo x8p includes the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, so you can record and mix with the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, and many more.
The Genuine Sound of Neve, API & Manley Preamps
Unison TechnologyIdeal for engineers, producers and project studio owners, UA’s Apollo x8p boasts 8 Unison-enabled mic preamps, allowing you to track large projects through stunning preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL and of course, Universal Audio. A UA exclusive, Unison technology emulates the tone of these revered tube and solid-state mic pres with staggering effect, including their input impedance, gain stage ‘sweet spots’ and the component-level circuit behaviours and interactions of the original hardware.
The main secret hidden within Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its integrated HEXA Core DSP Acceleration. Just simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically adjusts the Apollo interface’s impedance – allowing you to explore the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps!
Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins
an extensive library of world-class plug-insGoing beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-ins, Apollo x8p lets you tap into the full UAD Powered Plug-In library of iconic vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines, channel strips, and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.
With exclusive emulations from SSL, Neve, Studer, Manley, Helios, API, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more, it truly is just like having a studio full of classic analogue gear, in a single rack space. And unlike competing interfaces, these award-winning DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.
'LUNA' Software Included!
Deep Apollo Integration for a fast, natural workflowLUNA gives Apollo owners the fastest recording environment for music production, editing, and mixing. LUNA’s Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ gives users seamless hardware-software integration for capturing audio through UAD plug-ins with no discernible latency, offering Apollo owners the most natural, analog-style workflow of any DAW available.
Rounding out LUNA’s feature set at launch is a full suite of built-in instruments and extensions, created in collaboration with the biggest brands in audio. From integrated Studer multitrack tape and genuine Neve summing, to all-new LUNA Instruments from Moog, UA, Spitfire Audio, and more, LUNA brings Universal Audio’s expertise in modelling, sampling, and synthesis to the forefront of audio production.
Please note: FREE for all existing Thunderbolt Apollo & Arrow interfaces (Mac only)
• Free UA recording application available for all macOS-based thunderbolt equipped Apollo and Arrow users.
• Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ provides analog-style tracking and overdubbing.
• Deep Apollo and Arrow integration for a fast, natural workflow.
• Built-in Neve®Summing extension for instant classic console sound.
• Integrated Oxide and Studer multitrack tape delivers warmth and punch on demand.
• All-new LUNA instruments include Ravel grand piano, Moog, Minimoog, and Shape creative toolkit.
• Contextual editing and browsing – the system intelligently switches tools and viewing modes based upon workflow.
• Runs all UAD and Audio Units (AU) plug-ins and instruments.
• Session Auto-Save—LUNA is constantly saving, so you'll never lose your work again.
• AAF imports allow you to import sessions from other major DAWs using the industry-standard Advanced Authoring Format (AAF).
Apollo: The Choice of New-School Professionals
the creator of modern classicsApollo is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals, used to record landmark albums by Kendrick Lamar (DAMN.), Chris Stapleton (From A Room: Volume 1), Arcade Fire (Everything Now), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys), and many more. The Apollo range of interfaces has earned numerous industry awards from Sound on Sound, Future Music, and Electronic Musician — as well as the prestigious TEC Award for computer audio hardware five years running.
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Universal Audio - ApolloIntroducing Apollo X. Four world-class Thunderbolt 3 audio interfaces, designed for excellence in every detail.
Track and mix with all-new elite class A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, authentic Unison mic preamp models from Neve, Manley, API, Helios, and SSL, selectable +24 dBu operation, and available 7.1 surround sound monitoring. All in a sleek Thunderbolt 3 interface for Mac or PC.
The Tech Spec
|Features||Specification||Computer Connectivity||Thunderbolt 3|
|Simultaneous I/O||16 x 22|
|Built In DSP/FX||6 x UAD DSP Cores|
|Number of Preamps||8 x mic, 2 x instrument|
|Analogue Inputs||8 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 1 x DB-25 (line)|
|Analogue Outputs||2 x 1/4" (monitor), 1 x DB-25 (alt/5.1 surround)|
|Digital Inputs||2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT/SMUX)|
|Digital Outputs||2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT/SMUX)|
|Headphones||2 x 1/4"|
|Thunderbolt||2 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3)|
|Clock I/O||In/Out (75 ohm termination switch)|
|Software||HEXA Core UAD Plug-in processing, Unison Preamp Emulations, Realtime Analog Classics Plus Plug-ins|
|OS Requirements - Mac||macOS 10.12 or later, Quad Core i7 Processor or higher|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 10 64-bit Anniversary update or later, Quad Core i7 Processor or higher, Thunderbolt 3 port required|
|Power Supply||12V DC power supply|
|Depth||13.5" (including knobs)|
|Computer Interface Type||Thunderbolt|
|Mic Preamps (Max)||8|
|Instrument Inputs (Max)||8|
|Sample Rate (Max)||192 kHz|
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