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The Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition interface provides an elite recording experience. Featuring premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion, 6 HEXA Core UAD SHARC processors for Realtime UAD Processing, and four Unison-enabled mic preamps that provide stunning emulations of Neve, API, Avalon and Manley preamps, the Apollo X8 Heritage Edition gives you world-class sound and flexibility. Connecting via ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3, the Apollo X8 Heritage Edition offers 18 x 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs for large-scale productions. Th Apollo X8 also comes with 10 award-winning UAD plug-ins valued at over $2,400.

Pristine Audio Conversion

The Apollo X8 Heritage Edition's elite-class A/D and D/A converters deliver an ultra-transparent signal path with a wide dynamic range, low noise floor, and high bandwidth. The result is an organic, open sound that captures every nuance of your performance.

Powerful UAD Processing

Featuring 6 HEXA Core SHARC processors, the Apollo X8 provides 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollos. This enables you to run more plug-ins simultaneously, whether tracking or mixing. The included UAD Spark subscription lets you balance processing between the Apollo X8 and your computer.

Legendary Mic Preamp Emulations

The Apollo X8 provides four Unison preamps for stunning emulations of Neve, API, Avalon, and Manley preamps. Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after preamps by modeling their impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and circuit behaviors. You get the character of high-end hardware preamps with the flexibility of UAD plug-ins.

Professional Connectivity and Control

With 18 x 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs, the Apollo X8 handles large productions with ease. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports provide ultra-fast connectivity and daisy-chaining of up to six UAD-2 devices and four Apollos. The Apollo X8 also offers 7.1 surround sound monitoring, selectable +24dBu operation, and a built-in talkback mic. When used with Universal Audio's LUNA Recording System (included), the Apollo X8 becomes a fully integrated recording solution with a fast, natural workflow.

Open Box Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface With UAD DSP Level 1
Open Box Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface With UAD DSP Level 1
Open Box Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface With UAD DSP Level 1

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  • A special edition of UA's acclaimed Apollo x8 interface—with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec,UA, and more—a $2,400 value
  • 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz conversion
  • Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • 4 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps—giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve,API, SSL, Manley, Avalon, Helios, UA, and more*
  • Produce with LUNA Recording System—a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac only)
  • Compatible with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live, and more
  • Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format
  • UAD HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWs
  • Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices; backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs via optional adapter
  • Selectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines
  • Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or Mono
  • Uncompromising UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Also includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp, Legacy Pultec EQ, additional LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, and more
  • Free, industry-leading technical support—on the phone and online—from knowledgeable audio engineers
  • Included in Apollo Heritage Edition Bundle
    • UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
    • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection 
    • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
    • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
    • Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler
    • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
    • Helios Type 69 Preamp & EQ Collection
    • V76 Preamplifier
    • Oxide Tape Recorder
    • Pure Plate Reverb
    Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle UA 610-B
    • UA 1176LN Legacy
    • UA 1176SE Legacy
    • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic
    • Fairchild 670 Legacy
    • Marshall Plexi Classic
    • 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)
    • Precision Enhancer Hz
    • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy
    • Pultec-Pro Legacy
    • Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
    • Raw Distortion
    • RealVerb Pro

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    System Requirements
    • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
    • For additional compatibility information, visit UA's website
    • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
    • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, or 10.15 Catalina
    • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
    • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

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