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Universal Audio Apollo x16 | Heritage Edition with LUNA Creator Bundle

16x18 Thunderbolt 3 audio recording interface with HEXA Core processing plus the the Rack-Mount Apollo Heritage and Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundles plus the LUNA Creator Bundle

Product Description

The flagship Universal Audio Apollo x16 Heritage Edition has all the benefits of the acclaimed Apollo x16, including world-beating A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, and full LUNA Recording System integration. And it goes a step further, with a software suite of 10 award-winning UAD plug-in titles, featuring Collections from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec, and UA.

  • Produce with a special edition of UA's elite-class Apollo x16 interface, including a premium suite of award-winning UAD plug-ins worth over $2,400 
Record with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available — at any price
  • Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time
  • Easily connect to consoles and studio gear with switchable +24/+20 dBu headroom settings
  • Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)
  • Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, AU, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs
  • Work in surround formats up to 7.1, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down

A Special Edition featuring Iconic UAD Analog Collections Onboard

A hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, letting you run the full library of UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency. Taking you a step further, Apollo x16 Heritage Edition gives you 10 premium plug-in titles — including the full suite of UA's Teletronix, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Helios Type 69, V76, and UA 610 mic preamps, all Pultec EQs, Oxide Tape Recorder, and Pure Plate Reverb.

Included in Apollo "Heritage Edition" Bundle:

  • UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
  • Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
  • Helios Type 69 Preamp & EQ Collection
  • V76 Preamplifier
  • Oxide Tape Recorder
  • Pure Plate Reverb

These premium Heritage Edition titles are in addition to the Apollo x16's included "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" bundle, giving you the most accurate library of classic analog emulations included with any professional audio interface.

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

With thousands of chart-topping songs and Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interfaces’ class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A/D and D/A converters — ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing

Apollo x16 Heritage Edition features HEXA Core processing, with six DSP chips and 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollos. This lets you run more UAD plug-ins, whether you’re tracking in real time with channel strips from Neve, Manley, SSL, Avalon, Helios, or API, or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.

LUNA Recording System — Deep Apollo Integration with a Fast, Natural Workflow

All Apollo X series interfaces work with all major DAWs, including Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, and more. But they become a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, a powerful recording application for Mac from Universal Audio. Bolstered by Accelerated Realtime Monitoring,™ LUNA lets you track and mix in an intuitive single-window workflow with unlimited track counts, with full AU support and access to exclusive LUNA Instruments and Extensions.

Surround Sound Monitoring and +24 dBu Operation

With comprehensive surround monitoring support for formats up to 7.1, Apollo x16 Heritage Edition is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x16 Heritage Edition offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.

Build a Networked Studio System Over Thunderbolt

Apollo x16 Heritage Edition offers 18 x 20 simultaneous inputs/outputs (16 x 18 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports, which are backwards-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs via adapter (sold separately). This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo desktop or rack-mount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices.

LUNA CREATOR BUNDLE

Exclusively for LUNA Recording System and Apollo interfaces, the LUNA Creator Bundle gives you genuine Neve analog summing, integrated Studer multitrack tape, and two of Universal Audio's groundbreaking LUNA Instruments — Moog Minimoog and Ravel grand piano — with huge savings.

  • Easily add width, depth, and character to your mixes with the first authentic emulation of Neve analog summing
  • Use the Studer A800 LUNA Extension to easily add tape warmth to your entire mix on a per-channel basis
  • Record classic, ultra-realistic and responsive Minimoog sounds and textures
  • Play and record Ravel, the most organic, responsive, and expressive software piano ever made

NEVE SUMMING

Developed in partnership with AMS Neve exclusively for LUNA Recording System, the Neve Summing Extension emulates the entire summing circuit of an iconic Neve 80 series console — including its coveted 1272 bus amplifiers. Far beyond a simple "summing plug-in," Neve Summing is an Extension built into LUNA's mixer, eliminating the need to manage multiple plug-in windows. — giving your LUNA mixes all the color of Neve's most cherished analog desk.

STUDER ANALOG TAPE

With LUNA Recording System, you can use the Studer A800 as a LUNA Extension, and easily get magnetic tape character on every audio and instrument track. The Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Extension lets you intuitively tweak settings across all channels. Going beyond any other tape plug-in, the Studer LUNA Extension is woven into the fabric of LUNA Recording System's mixer, giving Apollo interface users an analog inspired workflow with bona fide analog sonics to match.

RAVEL GRAND PIANO

A breathtaking emulation of a Steinway Model B grand piano based on UA's exclusive sampling, physical modeling, and new Ultra-Resonance technology, Ravel gives you all the sonic nuance of this studio classic. Captured at Ocean Way Studios, Ravel gives you an immaculately recorded studio piano that’s album-ready, with easy-to-use Tone, Dynamics, and Microphone controls, as well as an innovative Reverse feature for startlingly creative sounds and textures.

MOOG MINIMOOG

Developed in partnership with Moog Music, the Minimoog LUNA Instrument is an incredibly accurate and inspiring emulation of Bob Moog's pioneering synthesizer. By perfectly capturing every nuance of the classic Moog oscillators and ladder filters and harnessing discrete transistor VCA modeling, the Minimoog LUNA Instrument faithfully captures every detail and anomaly of this classic instrument used by everyone from Parliament-Funkadelic to Kraftwerk, Dr. Dre, and more.

Features:


  • A special edition of UA's acclaimed Apollo x16 interface — with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec, UA, and more
  • 18 x 20 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
  • LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac only)
  • Compatible with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live, and more
  • Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format
  • 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 Macs via optional adapter
  • Selectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines
  • Uncompromising UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Also includes "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp, Legacy Pultec EQ, additional LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, and more
  • Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces1u
Number of Inputs18
Input ConnectorsAES/EBU XLR, Analog DB25, BNC
Number of Outputs20
Output ConnectorsAES/EBU XLR, Analog DB25, Analog XLR, BNC
Computer ConnectionThunderbolt 3
Clock I/OIn, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz
Digital FormatAES/EBU

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