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The Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition interface is a premium studio centerpiece for engineers and producers requiring multiple onboard preamps and versatile I/O. Featuring eight mic pres, two Hi-Z inputs, eight-channel DB25 I/O, dedicated monitor outputs, and a pair of ADAT ins and outs, the Apollo x8p totals 16x22 for wide-ranging studio configurations. It also incorporates six DSP chips to handle UAD plug-in processing, and it comes with an exclusive Heritage Edition software bundle. The UA Apollo x8p further includes high-pass filters on its preamps, built-in talkback and two headphone outputs, making it a comprehensive Thunderbolt 3 recording interface for project and professional studios.

Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition Plug-ins

Special Heritage Edition Plug-in Bundle

The Apollo x8p Heritage Edition interface comes with a special collection of 10 Universal Audio plug-ins. These include full suites of 1176, Teletronix and Fairchild compression, Helios Type 69, V76 and UA 610 Unison preamps, every UAD Pultec, the Oxide Tape Recorder and Pure Plate Reverb. Together, these award-winning UAD plug-ins are valued at over $2,400. As with every Apollo, the x8p Heritage Edition also comes with the Realtime Analog Classics software package, so you can get familiar with the UAD ecosystem from the moment you plug it in.

Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition Preamps

Eight Preamps With Unison Technology

With the Apollo x8p, you can track through UAD plug-ins in real time using the Console application and up to eight built-in, Unison-enabled preamps. Unison is a proprietary UA hardware/software technology that accurately replicates the sound and feel of iconic preamplifiers by Neve, SSL, API and others, right down to component-level circuitry. Harness the sound of legendary studio microphone preamps in UAD format—the x8p gain knob controls the plug-in’s corresponding dial in real time. Additionally, each channel in Console has four virtual inserts, after your Unison mic pre, to load up more effects. They can then be placed in the record or monitor path, to print UAD plug-ins à la the analog days, or give your artist a fully decked-out headphone mix without committing to sounds on the way in.

Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition Rackmount Interface

Powerful HEXA Core Processing

Record, mix and master with more DSP-powered UAD plug-ins, driven by the elite HEXA Core processing found in the Universal Audio Apollo x8p Thunderbolt 3 interface. The included Realtime Analog Classics and special Heritage Edition plug-in bundles contain digital emulations of famous gear, like the Pultec EQ, LA-2A compressor, a Marshall Plexi and an Ampeg SVT-VR bass amp, arming you with a studio’s worth of timeless equipment. HEXA Core processing also opens the x8p interface up to the entire DSP-based UAD library, so you can track and mix with the best of the best in analog modeling.

Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition Front Panel

Exceptionally Detailed Recordings

The latest Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition interface combines 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion with all-new analog circuitry for an ultraclean signal path. Apollo converters and preamps are reputed for their stellar sound that’s been described as open, natural and realistic, as if the performer is in the room with you. These desirable sonic traits have been all over hit records since the Apollo series’ inception in 2012, and the Apollo x8p Heritage Edition, with its current-day components, takes pristine audio fidelity to new heights.

The Heritage Edition Universal Audio Apollo x8p Thunderbolt 3 interface is a high-end studio upgrade, showcasing uncompromising design, superior components and outstanding build quality. Eight Unison-enabled preamps and HEXA Core DSP encourage you to dive into UA’s world of analog emulation, which recreates the iconic tones of pro audio’s most valued equipment in exquisitely accurate detail. There’s never been a better time to take a plunge into the Universal Audio Apollo series—stop by your local Guitar Center to check out a Heritage Edition x8p yourself.

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  • A special edition of UA's acclaimed Apollo x8p interface—with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec, UA and more—a $2,400 value
  • 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion
  • Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • 8 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps—track through fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, SSL, Manley, Avalon, Helios, UA and more*
  • 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 +24dBu 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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    One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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