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Universal Audio Apollo x6 16x22 Thunderbolt 3 Recording Interface

16x22 Thunderbolt 3 audio recording interface with 2 Unison mic preamps, HEXA Core processing and Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle
Universal Audio Apollo x6 Audio Interface
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The Universal Audio Apollo X: The Evolution of Apollo Recording Interfaces

Universal Audio’s Apollo recording interface has enabled audio creators the world over to record and mix world-class compositions with greater ease than ever. The Apollo X is the next step in the impressive lineage of these interfaces and the Universal Audio Apollo x6 improves upon its predecessors with unparalleled conversion, processing and monitoring features.

Created with music producers and post-production facilities in mind, the Apollo x6 enables users to record, overdub and mix via a 16x22 (6x12 analog I/O) interface with two Unison-enabled mic preamps and new HEXA core processing. This improvement in processing power allows for 50% more DSP for running UAD plug-ins during each step of your creative process.

Packaged in a sleek rack mount unit with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for Mac or PC, the Apollo x6 additionally offers improvements in conversion and monitoring. Once again, Universal Audio has updated their converters for more pristine recordings and now offers 5.1 surround sound monitoring, an integrated monitor controller and built-in talkback mic.

Improved Conversion For The Apollo x6

In the time since the release of the Apollo MKII interfaces, Universal Audio engineers have been hard at work on improving the conversion capabilities for the launch of the Apollo X line. Ultimately, the design team paired together 24-bit/192 kHz converters with new analog circuitry to offer Apollo x6 users pristine sounds with 129 dB dynamic range and 128 dB THD+N.

Adding More Power To The Apollo x6

The Apollo x6 offers more power than ever before with HEXA Core processing that utilizes six DSP chips. With 50% more DSP than previous generations of the interface, you’ll be able to take advantage of Universal Audio’s incredible UAD library and have a higher plug-in count when recording and mixing with the Apollo x6.

Nailing The Tone With Unison Technology

Universal Audio’s Unison Technology melds together plug-ins and analog in a way they’ve never been paired before. The Apollo x6 features two Unison-enabled mic pres, which allow music makers to track through mic pre emulations that match the actual input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots” and circuit behaviors of the gear they are based on. With legendary mic pre emulations from API, Manley, Neve, SSL and Universal Audio at the ready, you can bring the exact tone of so many classic records to next your next project.

A Seamless Fit In Any Studio

Using Apollo interfaces in a professional recording studio has never been easier. The Apollo x6 features 5.1 surround monitoring for creators working in the world of post-production, no matter whether it be for film, video games or television. There is also a selectable +24 dBU option for working outside of the box and using the Apollo x6 in conjunction with recording consoles and analog outboard gear.

Utilizing The Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle

Universal Audio has been one of the leaders in creating plug-in emulations of classic gear since they first re-founded in 1999. When purchasing the Apollo x6, you gain instant access to the brand’s Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle, which features 16 world-class plug-ins. You’ll get Universal Audio staples like the featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp (Legacy), UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy), Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy), Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy), Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-VR and so much more.


  • 16x22 (6x12 analog I/O) Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)
  • Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • Record through 2 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps — giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more
  • Dual Crystal clocking for a low-jitter environment and pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging
  • Surround monitor controller up to 5.1 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
  • 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
  • Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

Additional Information

Condition New
Chassis 19-in Rackmount
Rack Spaces 1u
Number of Inputs 16
Input Connectors Analog XLR, 1/4 in. TRS, Optical, BNC, Digital RCA
Number of Outputs 22
Output Connectors Analog XLR, 1/4 in. TRS, Optical, BNC, Digital RCA
Computer Connection Thunderbolt 3
Number of Preamps 2
Clock I/O In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Digital Format S/PDIF, ADAT, SMUX

Transparent with awesome unison technology. 5 stars.

By Luiz S on March 14, 2019

Much improved ADDA

By John K on February 6, 2019

From Focusrite 18i20 to 6x, I can confidently say I went from UAD fanboy to loyal customer.

Monitoring sounds better, tracking is amazing, I think I’ll always be recommending UAD for everything now.

Now I sit patiently for more plugins!!

Just saying, I would even preorder lol.....

By Raziel C on January 17, 2019

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Free With Purchase: Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle

Right out of the box you receive a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, the legendary Pultec EQs, and the UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine Fairchild 670 compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

16 plug-ins included free with purchase

UA 610-B / UA 1176LN Legacy / UA 1176SE Legacy / Ampeg SVT-VR Classic / Fairchils 670 Legacy / Marshall Plexi Classic / Precision Channel Strip / Precision Reflection Engine / Precision Delay Mod / Precision Delay Mod L / Precision Enhancer Hz / Pultec EQP-1A Legacy / Pultec-Pro Legacy / Teletronix LA-2A Legacy / Raw Distortion / RealVerb Pro

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