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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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