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Universal Audio Apollo x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface   

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Elite audio conversion with new HEXA Core processing and surround sound monitoring

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo x8 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 percent more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time. In addition to its elite audio conversion, Apollo x8 features optimized level compatibility with professional +24 dBu gear, as well as an integrated monitor controller and a built-in talkback mic.

The Apollo X series is the largest leap forward in history for Universal Audio’s award-winning Apollo interface, allowing engineers, musicians, producers, project studio owners, and sound designers to track, overdub, and mix with new elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring—all in a sleek Thunderbolt 3 interface for Mac** or PC. The Apollo x8 is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 on Mac computers with an adapter.

The Apollo x8 comes with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle:
UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
Precision Enhancer Hz
Raw Distortion
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)
RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler

FEATURES
  • Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available — at any price
  • 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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Apollo x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Specifications:

  • Compatibility: Mac / Windows
  • Connectivity : Thunderbolt 3*
  • Host Ports 2
  • Realtime UAD Processing: Yes
  • SHARC DSP: HEXA (6)
  • Unison Mic Preamps: 4
  • Unison Hi-Z Inputs: 2
  • Total I/O: 18 x 24
  • Digital I/O: 8 ADAT (optical TOSLINK); 2 S/PDIF
  • Monitor Outputs: 2 TRS
  • Headphone Outputs: 2 Stereo
  • Monitor Modes: Stereo to 7.1*
  • Alt Speakers: Up to 2 Stereo
  • Built-in Talkback Mic: Yes
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