Universal Audio Apollo X8
The Apollo x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface. Elite Audio Conversion with Four Unison Mic Preamps, New HEXA CoreProcessing and Surround Sound Monitoring
The Apollo x8 allows music producers, project, and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with new world-beating A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring, all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC.
Built upon UA's 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 24 interface distinguishes itself with four Unison enabled mic preamps, providing authentic emulations of preamps from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL and more, plus all-new HEXA Core processing, yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time.
In addition to its elite-class audio conversion, Apollo x8 features selectable operating level for compatibility with professional +24 dBu gear, as well as an in tegrated monitor controller and built-in talkback mic.
- Experience elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available at any price
- Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips
for running more award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time
- Record with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Fender, and more using Unison technology
- Easily connect to pro-level studio gear with switchable +24 / +20 dBu headroom settings
- Work in surround formats up to 7.1*, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down
- Integrated talkback and built-in cues for easy communication and slating takes
18 x 24 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversionRealtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer sizeRecord through 4 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps-giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and moreSurround monitor controller up to 7.1 formatIncludes "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp; Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A, and 1176 compressors; Marshall Plexi Classic; Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, and moreUAD HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for ProTools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWsCombine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices; backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via optional adapterSelectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machinesConvenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or MonoUncompromising UA analog design, superior components, and premium build qualityFree, industry-leading technical support-on the phone and online-from knowledgeable audio engineers
Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle:
UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
Precision Enhancer Hz
Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
Damion matic Hill
June 1, 2021
I'm using the unison technology and it's working perfect , can't wait to try out the ad converters. Very simple and easy to use interface that sounds great , lots of options with this unit
May 8, 2021
Worth every penny
Very happy with this unit. Word clock is crystal clear and my synths have a breath of fresh air and sound great through this. Hi-Z input for guitar on the front works well for simplicity and easy access. Overall my low end resolution has experienced a serious upgrade and is clear and present, as well as the rest of the frequency spectrum. Read more
The unit itself is sturdy and well built, power switch is solid and does not create an audible speaker click on power on and off. Will definitely be going back and re-polishing some mixes now that I have extra definition and clarity.
December 8, 2018
UAD Home Run
Coming from an older silver face Apollo, I can?t say enough good things about the X8. 6 DSP cores and new conversion and clocking take this into beast mode. Great help and support from Louis at Economik again!!!
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