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Universal Audio Apollo 8p Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD Quad-Core Processing

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Apollo 8p is a dramatic 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 16 x 20 Thunderbolt interface features eight onboard Unison mic preamps ” perfect for mobile rigs and tracking full bands ” as well as powerful onboard UAD-2 QUAD processi...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Apollo 8p is a dramatic 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 16 x 20 Thunderbolt interface features eight onboard Unison mic preamps ” perfect for mobile rigs and tracking full bands ” as well as powerful onboard UAD-2 QUAD processing. Built on genuine UA analog design and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, the Apollo 8p puts class-leading sonic performance in a sleek new package.

Apollo 8p 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 and six total UAD-2 devices 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 8p 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.

Eight Mic Preamps with Unison Technology
Apollo 8p comes equipped with eight Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track larger projects with a range of colorful mic preamp sounds. A Universal Audio breakthrough, Unison technology nails 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 8p to include its panel Hi-Z instrument inputs, giving you dead-on impedance and gain matching for new stompbox models.

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
While Apollo 8p' 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 8p' 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.

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 8p' 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 8p 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 QUAD Core DSP allowing Realtime UAD Processing
  • Eight 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: 8
  • 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 8p Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD Quad-Core Processing
 
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5.0

Amazing device!

By Jay Studio

from Modesto, Ca

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Top notch quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

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

    This thing exceeded my expectations in every way.

     
    5.0

    Pricey, but worth it.

    By Art

    from undisclosed

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

    I have a home studio running ProTools on an iMac Pro. The Apollo 8p is a great solution for multiple inputs with high quality on-board input processing and zero-latency. The plug-ins are a little pricey on top of a unit that has a high initial price, but the flexibility it provides in recording is well-worth the money.

     
    5.0

    Killer interface

    By Leostriple

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      I'm a novice with interfaces, and needed one to support recording my son's drums. The Apollo 8P delivers on it's rock solid reputation. I continue to climb a steep learning curve, but UA makes it both exciting and enjoyable given the endless depth of high quality plug-ins. HEADS UP MAC OS HIGH SIERA USERS. There was a slight frustration point in the fact my initial install failed due to a small security issue with High Sierra blocking a driver install. This was easily resolved after adjusting the security setting, dumping the original install and downloading the UA software again. Please ensure you read the disclosures about OS compatibility issues FIRST and make sure you're working with the most current version of UA software (there were actually two different versions on UA's website at the time of my initial download. The software that initiated with the first powering was actually the outdated version. Again, it was a mild issue that was easy enough to work around. I also had the pleasure of seeing how responsive the UA customer service team was during this process. Excellent service.

       
      5.0

      I love it!!

      By Music Coach Mike

      from Oceanside, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • High quality

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

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

      The thing that sucks is all the expensive plugins. But the unit is really rad!

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