Universal Audio

Meet the Apollo X Audio Interface Series

Universal Audio has just announced Apollo X, the latest version of the much-beloved Apollo audio interface that has taken the world by storm. The Apollo X line features four new rackmount interfaces, including the Apollo x6, Apollo x8 , Apollo x8p and Apollo x16 , that improve on the original Apollo with expanded processing power, better conversion, surround sound monitoring and much more.

Each Apollo X is a sleek rackmount unit with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity that features new HEXA Core Processing. Offering 50% more DSP than any of the previous Apollo interfaces, the new Apollo X line allows you to access the UAD plug-in library and run higher plug-in counts with near-zero latency.

When purchasing an Apollo X interface, you’ll instantly be able to use Universal Audio’s Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle featuring 16 classic plug-in emulations including the UA 610-B, 1176, LA-2A, Marshall Plexi and Ampeg SVT-VR.

Stack of all four Universal Audio Apollo X units angled with plant in background

Which Apollo Is Right For Me?

With four different interfaces, Universal Audio’s Apollo X series provides a plethora of options for all different kinds of audio creators. Whether you’re building out a project studio, working in the post-production industry or record and mix in a professional studio setting, there is an Apollo X that will fit perfectly into your workflow.

To find out which Apollo is right for your use, check out our comparison chart below and watch our demo videos to see the interfaces in action.

Comparison Chart

  • 2 Unison Mic Preamps
  • 2 Unison Hi-Z Inputs
  • 8 ADAT (optical TOSLINK)
    2 S/PDIF
  • 2 TRS Monitor Outputs
  • 2 Stereo Headphone Outputs
  • Stereo to 5.1*

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  • 4 Unison Mic Preamps
  • 2 Unison Hi-Z Inputs
  • 8 ADAT (optical TOSLINK)
    2 S/PDIF
  • 2 TRS Monitor Outputs
  • 2 Stereo Headphone Outputs
  • Stereo to 7.1*

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  • 8 Unison Mic Preamps
  • 2 Unison Hi-Z Inputs
  • 8 ADAT (optical TOSLINK)
    2 S/PDIF
  • 2 TRS Monitor Outputs
  • 2 Stereo Headphone Outputs
  • Stereo to 7.1*

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  • Unison Mic Preamps: NA
  • Unison Hi-Z Inputs: NA
  • 2 AES/EBU
  • 2 XLR Monitor Outputs
  • Headphone Outputs: NA
  • Stereo to 7.1*

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Mac/Windows Compatible

Thunderbolt-3 compatible icon

Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity**

Host ports icon

2 Host Ports

UAD-2 plug-in icon

Realtime UAD Processing

Speaker icon

Up to 2 Stereo Alt Speakers

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Built-in Talkback Mic

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*Surround Sound Support for Apollo X Coming Q4 2018. / **Thunderbolt 2 compatible with Thunderbolt 3 adapter (Mac only).

16 Plug-ins Included with Purchase

With the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you not only get legendary compressors such as the Fairchild® 670 and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, but also stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, and UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.

  • UA 610B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 Legacy
  • Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • Softube Bass Amp Room 8X10
  • RealVerb Pro

Universal Audio Apollo X Demos

With the Apollo x6, x8, x8p and x16 in tow, we headed to four different recording studios to show off what each of these interfaces can do. Watch the videos below to see how the Apollo X's increased power, advanced conversion and UAD-2 plug-ins can help you create your dream audio projects.

Bryan Reilly working at computer with Apollo X

First Listen

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Apollo X Series

Vintage King’s Bryan Reilly was given early access to the Apollo x6, Apollo x8, Apollo x8p and Apollo x16, and took to the studio to record and mix with each interface. Click below to read more of his personal insights into the Apollo X upgrades and learn more about how each version of the interface performed.

Demo an Apollo X In-Store

Can't wait to try out the new Universal Audio Apollo X series? Drop into one of our showrooms to demo the interfaces today or set-up a personal appointment with one of our Audio Consultants by calling 888.653.1184.

Trade-up to an Apollo X

Do you have an outdated Universal Audio Apollo? Want to save on a new Apollo X interface? Vintage King is teaming up with Universal Audio to offer best-in-the-industry trade values when turning in a used rack-mount Apollo towards the purchase of any Apollo x6, Apollo x8, Apollo x8p and Apollo x16. Avoid the hassle of auction and marketplace sites and let us do the hard work! Simply click below, fill out the form, upload photos of your current Apollo and you’ll receive a quote regarding your trade-in shortly.

Vintage King recently teamed with Universal Audio, producer/engineer Marc Daniel Nelson (Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat) and mastering engineer Eric Boulanger (Green Day/Hozier) for a three-part series called Road To Vinyl. Watch as the song "Hold Your Hand To The Fire" by The War on Peace goes from recording to mixing then to mastering using only Universal Audio Apollo interfaces and UAD plug-ins.

UAD plug-ins loaded up on an Apple iMac computer

Bundle up and save with your Apollo X purchase

When purchasing any new Universal Audio interface, Vintage King offers unique plug-in bundling options that will allow you to save big on the brand’s incredible gear emulations. Bundle options range from two plug-ins all the way up to every plug-in included in Universal Audio's extensive collection.

Add your plug-in bundle on the product page, register your new interface at uaudio.com and then select the plug-ins you want to own.

  • Pick 2 UAD-2 logo $299 $399 Value
  • Pick 3 UAD-2 logo $399 $648 Value
  • Pick 6 UAD-2 logo $699 $1,245 Value
  • Pick 10 UAD-2 logo $999 $2,141 Value
  • All 99 UAD-2 logo $2,999 $13,592 Value