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Universal Audio Apollo x8 18x24 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

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50% More Power, Elite-class AD/DA, and More!

Place the Universal Audio Apollo x8 at the center of your studio, and it's guaranteed to turbocharge your productivity. Track and mix with 50% more processing power than previous Apollos, thanks to UA's powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo x8's upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion. Pro users will appreciate native 7.1 surround monitoring support**, selectable +24dBu operation, built-in talkback, and more. Four Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry's most legendary hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo x8's ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. If there was ever a time to upgrade to the newest Apollo, now's the time!

 

Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing

There are times when your computer doesn't have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That's where UA's powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor comes in. This processor yields 50% more power than the previous generation. This means that you can track in real-time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW. The engineers here at Guitar World appreciate being able to inject guitars with the tube warmth of a Pultec EQ, add the musical limiting of an LA-2A to a vocal, and pump up drums with an 1176 or Fairchild 670 — all in real-time. It's the closest thing to having the real hardware.

Elite-class AD/DA conversion offers ultra-pristine sound

Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo x8's AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and -128dB THD+N. Dive in, and you'll hear for it yourself — the Apollo x8's AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can't get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo x8 lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. You'll receive the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, which includes:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ
  • Pultec Pro EQ
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 Compressor
  • Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Mod
  • Precision Delay Mod L
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler

Universal Audio Apollo x8 Features:

  • 18-in/24-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac* or PC, with onboard UAD-2 HEXA Core processing
  • 6-core HEXA Core offers 50% more processing power than previous Apollos
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and -118dB THD+N
  • 4 Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry's most legendary hardware
  • 7.1 surround monitoring support for engineers working on video games, film, television, and the web**
  • Selectable +24dBu operation for easy integration with analog consoles and other high-end studio gear
  • Integrated talkback for easy communication and slating takes
  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle included featuring 16 amazing plug-in emulations
  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency
  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately)