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Universal Audio Apollo x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface


The New Apollo x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface comes with four Unison Mic Preamps, New HEXA Core Processing and Surround Sound Monitoring. In addition to its world-class audio conversion, Apollo x8 features selectable operating level for compatibility with professional +24 dBu gear, as well as an integrated monitor controller and built-in talkback mic.

    • Universal Audio Apollo x8 Product Features:

      Apollo x8 allows music producers, project, and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with new world-beating A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC. Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 24 interface distinguishes itself with four Unison™-enabled mic preamps, providing authentic emulations of preamps from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL and more, plus all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time. 

    • Universal Audio Apollo x8 Technical Specifications:

      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

      Record through 4 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps — giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more

      Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format

      Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp; Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A, and 1176 compressors; Marshall Plexi Classic; Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, and more

      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 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

    • Universal Audio Apollo x8 System Requirements:

      Compatibility: Mac / Windows | Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3 (Backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2 via adaptor) | Host Ports: 2 | SHARC DSP: Hexa (6) | Unison Mic Preamps: 4 | Unison Hi-Z Inputs: 2 | Digital I/O: 8 ADAT (optical TOSLINK); 2 S/PDIF | Monitor Outputs: 2 TRS | Headphone Outputs: 2 Stereo | Monitor Modes: Stereo up to 7.1 | Alt Speakers: Yes | Built-in Talkback Mic: Yes | Included UAD Plugins: 16

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **