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Universal Audio Apollo 8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD Duo-Core Processing

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Apollo 8 is an elegant update to one of the world's most popular professional audio interfaces, delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. This 18 x 24 Thunderbolt interface features powerful UAD-2 QUAD processing, genuine UA analog design, and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, putting class-leading audio qua...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Apollo 8 is an elegant update to one of the world's most popular professional audio interfaces, delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. This 18 x 24 Thunderbolt interface features powerful UAD-2 QUAD processing, genuine UA analog design, and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, putting class-leading audio quality in a sleek new package. Works with Mac or Windows.

Apollo 8 further distinguishes itself with Realtime UAD Processing and Unison technology, letting you record at near-zero latency through the full range of UAD plug-ins from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon, and more ” including new mic preamp emulations from Neve, API and Universal Audio. Apollo Expanded software now allows cascading up to four Apollos in a single system over Thunderbolt (Mac), so you can scale up your studio as your needs grow.

Next-Generation Apollo A/D and D/A Conversion
Apollo 8 improves upon the original Apollo' gold-standard audio quality with completely redesigned, class-leading A/D and D/A conversion ” giving you increased dynamic range and even lower THD. This results in breathtaking clarity, depth, and accuracy in your recordings, from tracking and overdubbing, to mixing and mastering.

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
While Apollo 8' œnatural sound is very open and transparent, it can quickly deliver a stunning range of classic analog tones and color via its Realtime UAD Processing. Available with generous UAD-2 QUAD processing onboard, Apollo' DSP Acceleration allows for recording through UAD Powered Plug-Ins ” with as low as sub-2ms latency ” letting you monitor and œprint audio using classic analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more.*

The Apollo 8' bundled œRealtime Analog Classics Plus suite of UAD plug-ins gives you the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Raw Distortion, Softube Amp Rooms, legacy LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, and more, so you have a rack full of bonafide audio classics, right out of the box. Using Apollo, UAD plug-ins are also available during mixing and mastering, putting UAD plug-ins (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64) at your disposal throughout the creative process.

Four Mic Preamps with Unison Technology
A Universal Audio breakthrough, Apollo 8' Unison technology gives you the tone of the world's most sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps ” including their impedance, gain stage œsweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviors.

Based on unprecedented hardware-software integration between Apollo' mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing, Unison lets you record through stunning emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, or exclusive preamp emulations from API and Neve. Unison technology is further enhanced in Apollo 8 to include its panel Hi-Z instrument inputs, giving you dead-on impedance and gain matching for new stompbox models.

Apollo Expanded and Console 2.0
Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of 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 their studio grows. Apollo Expanded also provides seamless integration with previous generation Apollos over Thunderbolt.

With Apollo 8' Console 2.0 application ” a complete re-imagining of Apollo' original Console software ” you can take advantage of over 25 user-requested features such as Channel Strip presets, Drag & Drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more.

Improved Monitoring and Workflow
Apollo 8 features a host of front-panel upgrades over the original Apollo, including Alt Speakers, Dim, and Mono functions as well as input and output metering capabilities via the new Meter button. These features combine with Apollo' system scalability to make it the new standard in professional multi-channel audio recording.

*All trademarks are recognized as property of their respective owners. Individual UAD Powered Plug-Ins sold separately.

Features

  • Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
  • Onboard UAD-2 DUO Core DSP allowing Realtime UAD Processing
  • Four high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
  • Unison technology for deep integration with UAD preamp and pedal plug-ins
  • Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
Specifications
Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 192kHz
  • Frequency response: Not specified
Inputs
  • Total inputs: 18
  • Analog inputs: 12
  • Digital inputs: 6
  • Mic preamps: 4
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 0
  • XLR only jacks: 4
  • 1/4” only jacks: 6
  • S/PDIF in: 2
  • ADAT/optical in: 6
  • RCA in: 0
  • AES/EBU DSUB: 0
  • MADI: No
  • Dante: 0
Outputs
  • Total outputs: 24
  • Analog outputs: 10
  • Digital outputs: 8
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 10
  • S/PDIF out: 2
  • ADAT/optical out: 6
  • RCA out: 0
  • AES / EBU DSUB: 0
  • MADI: No
  • Dante: 0
Other Connectivity
  • Connections: Thunderbolt
  • MIDI I/O: No
  • Headphone output(s): 2
  • Word-clock I/O: Yes
Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: Yes
  • Metering: LED meters
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
Other
  • Width: 19 in.
  • Height: 1.75 in.
  • Depth: 13.5 in.
  • Weight: 9.1 lb.
  • Rack-mountable: Yes
  • Included software: Yes
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Universal AudioApollo 8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD Duo-Core Processing
 
4.7

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4.0

To the Moon

By Timbo Slice

from Charlotte

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Universal Audio Apollo 8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD Duo-Core Processing:

for anyone who is no longer a novice and needs to upgrade, this is the route to go.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A/D and processing like no other for price

By Mike

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Universal Audio Apollo 8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD Duo-Core Processing:

    Love the conversion and the software. Uses sharc processors , which are also in strymon pedals....

     
    5.0

    Why shop anywhere else.

    By MICHAEL

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    Comments about Universal Audio Apollo 8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD Duo-Core Processing:

    I was shopping for an Interface for my home recording studio.
    My research was mainly on line. I walked into The Guitar Center
    With low expectations and walked out spending 3 K with a smile.
    I was greeted by Ricky who was amazing. I told him that I was a
    Beginner Enthusiast and he took me under his wing and convinced
    Me why shop anywhere else. This is a company loaded with people
    That know what they're talking about. Big Fan of The Guitar Center.

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