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Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface With UAD DSP

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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$3,099.00
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The Universal Audio Apollo x8 Heritage Edition sets a new standard for music production. It has elite A/D and D/A conversion and four Unison-enabled mic preamps. Included with the special Heritage Edition is a collection of premium UAD plug-ins at an unprecendeted value—they could total over $2,400 if purchased separately. The Apollo x8 is a top...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$3,099.00
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Overview

The Universal Audio Apollo x8 Heritage Edition sets a new standard for music production. It has elite A/D and D/A conversion and four Unison-enabled mic preamps. Included with the special Heritage Edition is a collection of premium UAD plug-ins at an unprecendeted value—they could total over $2,400 if purchased separately. The Apollo x8 is a top-tier 18x24 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for music producers and post-production pros. It has the tone, feel and real-time workflow of classic analog gear, with unrivaled emulation via Unison and the plug-ins. It also delivers the power and performance to boost your workflow.

With HEXA Core processing, the x8 extends the limits of your plug-in processing. It features a built-in talkback mic, 7.1 surround sound monitoring* and +24dBu operation. This makes it compatible with pro mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio gear.

Plug-ins included in Heritage Edition

Premium UAD Plug-Ins—Over $2,400 Value

Apollo x8 Heritage Edition comes with 10 premium award-winning plug-in titles valued at over $2,400—including the full suite of UA's Teletronix, 1176 and Fairchild compressors, Helios Type 69, V76 and UA 610 mic preamps, all Pultec EQs, Oxide Tape Recorder and Pure Plate Reverb. These premium Heritage Edition titles are in addition to the Apollo x8's included Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, giving you the most accurate library of classic analog emulations included with any professional audio interface. A hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, letting you run the full library of UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency.

Close-up of Apollo x8's front left-hand side with preamp gain knob and UA logo

Elite Audio Conversion and Enhanced Stereo Image

The x8 improves on the previous Apollo interfaces by pairing elite 24-bit/192kHz converters with analog circuitry. This results in a pristine signal path.

UA x8 has 129dB of dynamic range and -119dB of total harmonic distortion. Its natural sounding audio rivals any high-end converter on the market. It also has Dual-Crystal clocking for a stunningly low jitter. That means pure recordings and excellent stereo imaging.

Four XLR mic inputs on the Apollo x8

Four Unison-enabled Preamps That Emulate Classic Gear

The UA x8 audio interface has four Unison-enabled mic preamps. When used with the Apollo Console software, these preamps imitate classic analog preamps. The result, your recordings will have the tone and sound of Neve, API, Manley, SSL and more.

To achieve this, the preamp talks with the Console software and physically changes. It models the physical features of the software preamp and mimics it perfectly.

Apollo x8 rackmounted on a desk with UAD plugins on a laptop screen

Improved HEXA Processing With SHARC DSP Chips

With HEXA Core, the Apollo x8 has six SHARC DSP chips. This provides 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollo audio interfaces. Apollo x8’s HEXA Core Processor gives you more creative freedom in your recording and mixing sessions. With the UAD plugins, your mixes will take a giant tonal leap.

All four Apollo x Series audio interfaces—the x6, x8, x8p and x16

The Speed of Thunderbolt 3 With Cascading Connectivity

Like all of the Apollo x interfaces, the x8 looks sleek and modern. It has front panel controls, monitoring functions and a backlit metering display.  It boasts two Thunderbolt 3 inputs for blazing-fast speed and low latency.  The two inputs also allow you to link up to four Apollos together to add more I/O and DSP.

Features

  • 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
    Specifications
    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
    Mac
    • 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
    PC
    • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
    • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)
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