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Universal Audio Apollo 8 DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface

    Get The Tone, Feel, And Realtime Workflow Of Classic Analog Recording - The Universal Audio Apollo 8 DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface

    Apollo 8 is the world’s most acclaimed professional recording interface for Mac and Windows, giving project and commercial studios superior A/D and D/A conversion with the tone, feel, and realtime workflow of classic analog recording.

    Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo 8 distinguishes itself with four Unison™-enabled mic preamps, UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core processing, and an included bundle of award-winning UAD plug-ins — which you can track through with near-zero latency, shaping sounds like a classic analog studio — without taxing your host Mac or PC.

    UNISON TECHNOLOGY: THE GENUINE SOUND OF NEVE, SSL, API & MANLEY PREAMPS

    Apollo 8 features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, SSL, API, Manley, and Universal Audio. An Apollo exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

    The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input, and tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

    A FULL SUITE OF CLASSIC ANALOG PROCESSING ONBOARD

    Right out of the box, Apollo 8 provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, the legendary Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

    From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine Fairchild 670 compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

    ACCESS  THE  WORLD  OF  UAD  POWERED  PLUG-INS

    Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, you can tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines 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 Neve, Studer, Manley, API, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more,† it’s like having an endless analog studio, in a single rack space. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

    NEXT-GENERATION A/D AND D/A CONVERSION

    Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its conversion. In designing the next-generation Apollo range, UA engineers started with an obsessive auditioning of the latest A/D and D/A converters, ultimately pairing the selected 24-bit/192kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for the optimal signal path. Apollo 8 provides increased dynamic range and lower THD versus other interfaces — rivaling dedicated converters costing thousands more.

    BUILD  A  NETWORKED  STUDIO  SYSTEM  OVER  THUNDERBOLT

    Apollo  8  offers  18  x  24  simultaneous  inputs/outputs,  with  two  built-in  Thunderbolt  ports.  Thanks  to  Apollo  Expanded  software,  users  of  any  Thunderbolt-equipped  Apollo  Twin,  Apollo  8,  Apollo  8p,  and  Apollo  16  audio  interfaces  can  combine  up  to  four  Apollos  and  six  total  UAD-2  devices  -  adding  I/O  and  DSP  as  your  studio  grows.  Apollo  8  also  provides  seamless  integration  with  previous  generation  Apollos  over  Thunderbolt.    

    NOW  WITH  VINTAGE  AMPS  AND  STOMPBOXES

    New  for  Apollo  8  is  Unison  technology  on  the  front  panel  instrument  inputs,  giving  you  dead-on,  impedance-matched  emulations  of  iconic  stompboxes  and  guitar  and  bass  amps  —  like  the  included  Marshall Plexi  Classic  Guitar  Amp  and  Ampeg SVT-VR  Classic  Bass  Amp  plug-ins  -  and  other  award-winning  titles  like  the  Fender '55  Tweed  Deluxe.

    APOLLO: THE CHOICE OF NEW-SCHOOL PROFESSIONALS

    Apollo is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals, used to record records by Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly), Coldplay (A Head Full of Dreams), Dr. Dre (Compton), Brad Paisley (Wheelhouse), 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 2016 TEC Award for computer audio hardware.

    *Does not include pictured laptop computer