With surround sound monitoring, Unison technology, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, elite audio conversion and HEXA core processing, Universal Audio’s new line of Apollo X rack interfaces will bring power, speed and near-zero latency to your studio workflow. There are four different models in the X Series—the X6, X8, X8p and X16. Each has different input and output connectivity, but all share the same powerful HEXA core processing. This means each unit is equipped with six UAD DSP chips so you can run UAD’s award-winning plug-ins in real time without interruption.
Surround sound connectivity, playback control and built-in talkback
All the Apollo X interfaces easily connect to pro-level studio gear with switchable +24/+20 dBu headroom settings and can be calibrated to work in surround sound. They have an integrated monitor controller for optimal playback control and a built-in talkback mic for easy communication during a recording session.
Thunderbolt 3 connectivity
The X Series boasts Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to offer the lowest latency possible. This allows you to record and process your audio at the highest speed available from Universal Audio. Not only that, Thunderbolt 3 ensures your computer runs optimally, without significant stress, while you track and record your music with intensive plug-in processing.
Elite conversion from Unison-enabled preamps
You’ll also experience elite A/D and D/A conversion with a wide dynamic range, and low signal-to-noise ratio, while recording through Unison-enabled preamps that emulate the classics from Neve, API, Manley and more. It’s this proprietary Unison technology that makes UAD’s preamp emulations so closely resemble the classic gear from which they’re modeled. Unison technology allows you to reconfigure the physical circuitry of the preamps to produce a true-to-life analog signal with the same saturation and warmth of the original studio gear.
Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins
Like previous Apollo releases, the X series also comes with Universal Audio’s Realtime Analog Classics Bundle. This bundle models classic compressors, equalizers and tape machines from household names like Studer, SSL, Pultec, Fairchild and more. UAD’s plug-ins continue to win over audio professionals with their stunning analog sound, adding saturation, vibe and tone to what would otherwise be lifeless digital audio.
The Apollo X Series has an interface for audio engineers at every level. Whether you’re just starting out and need multiple channels for multi-track recording, are an experienced audio engineer or bedroom producer looking for more processing power, or even in a full-time commercial post-production facility wishing to upgrade your gear to work in surround sound, the X Series has it all.
The Apollo X6 interface has two Unison-enabled XLR preamps; six line-inputs; a stereo output; six alt/surround outputs; two Hi-Z inputs; onboard metering and two headphone outputs.
The Apollo X8 interface has 4 Unison-enabled XLR preamps; eight line-inputs; and eight alt/surround outputs.
The Apollo X8p interface has eight Unison-enabled, combo XLR/TRS inputs and up to eight Line I/O connectivity via a PCI soundcard that will connect to your outboard mixer.
The Apollo X16 interface stands alone in the series as a professional AD/DA converter for those facilities wishing to connect their professional mixing desks via two 8-input and two 8-output DB-25 connections.
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