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Universal Audio Apollo x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface



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    Get Industry Famed Cutting Edge Performance And Clarity With The Universal Audio Apollo x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

    ELITE AUDIO CONVERSION WITH FOUR UNISON MIC PREAMPS, NEW HEXA CORE PROCESSING AND SURROUND SOUND MONITORING

    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, Dual Crystal Clocking, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC.

    • 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

    REALTIME UAD HEXA CORE PROCESSING

    Apollo x8 features new HEXA Core processing, with six DSP chips and 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollos. This lets you 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. 

    From the tube warmth of Pultec EQs on guitars to the musical tube limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine 1176 or Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, three-dimensional analog sound that UAD plug-ins provide.

    REALTIME UAD HEXA CORE PROCESSING

    Perfect for musicians, engineers, producers, and sound designers, Apollo x8 features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and Universal Audio.* A Universal Audio 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. 

    ACCESS THE WORLD OF UAD POWERED PLUG-INS

    Going beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-ins, Apollo x8 lets you tap into the full UAD Powered Plug-In library of name-brand 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. 

    BUILD A NETWORKED STUDIO SYSTEM OVER THUNDERBOLT

    Apollo x8 offers 18 x 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs (8 x 14 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports, which are backwards-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs via adapter (sold separately). This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin or Apollo rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP as your studio grows. 

    *Apollo x8 includes the “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately at www.uaudio.com. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.