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The Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface from Universal Audio provides an expansive set of I/O and onboard UAD plug-in processing for Mac-based DAWs. Featuring six Unison mic preamps, premium A/D and D/A conversion, and flexible monitoring, the Apollo x6 is ideal for project studios and commercial facilities alike. The x6 offers pristine sonics, intuitive operation, and rock-solid performance thanks to Universal Audio's decades of analog hardware and software design experience.

Six Unison Mic Preamps Provide Vintage Tone and Feel

The Apollo x6 features six high-resolution Unison mic preamps, giving you vintage console sound and feel for recording vocals, guitars, drums, and more. Unison technology nails the tone, gain staging, and impedance loading of classic analog mic preamps, allowing you to track through exacting emulations of Neve, API, Manley, and Universal Audio tube and solid-state preamp designs.

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing

The x6 provides powerful onboard DSP acceleration for UAD Powered Plug-Ins, allowing you to record and monitor with classic analog emulations like the LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, and more — in real time. You can also track through UAD channel strips, preamps, reverbs, and guitar amp simulators with near-zero latency, enabling a fully analog workflow in your DAW.

Premium A/D and D/A Conversion

Pristine 24-bit/192 kHz A/D and D/A conversion provides clear, transparent sound quality for recording and monitoring audio. Separate, dedicated converters are used for the six Unison mic preamps and line inputs, as well as the monitor, headphone, and main outputs. The result is a noise floor and frequency response optimized for both recording and playback.

Flexible Monitoring and Metering

The x6 offers powerful yet intuitive monitoring, allowing you to create separate monitor mixes, mute and dim signals, and more right from the front panel controls or Console 2 software. High-resolution multicolor LED meters provide precise visual feedback for levels, signal activity, and UAD plug-in usage for all analog and digital I/O.

Universal Audio Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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  • Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available — at any price
  • Includes free download of integrated LUNA Recording System for Mac
  • Powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP processors, yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time
  • Near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Fender, and more using Unison™ technology (Apollo x6, x8, x8p)
  • Dual Crystal clocking for a low-jitter environment and pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging
  • Switchable +24 dBu operation for optimal connection with professional studio equipment
  • Supported surround formats up to 7.1, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down
  • Integrated Talkback microphone and built-in cues for easy communication and slating takes
  • Included “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-ins: 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, legacy LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-R Classic Bass Amp, and more

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  • Compatibility: Mac / Windows
  • Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3
  • Host Ports 2
  • Realtime UAD Processing: Yes
  • Unison Mic Preamps: 2
  • Unison Hi-Z Inputs: 2
  • Total I/O: 16 x 22
  • Digital I/O: 8 ADAT (optical TOSLINK); 2 S/PDIF
  • Monitor Outputs: 2 TRS
  • Headphone Outputs: 2 Stereo
  • Monitor Modes: Stereo to 5.1
  • Alt Speakers: Up to 2 Stereo
  • Built-in Talkback Mic: Yes

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One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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