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In 2020 Universal Audio introduced the Heritage Edition Series of their acclaimed audio interfaces. These versions include special plug-in bundles featuring 10 premium UAD titles. For those looking for UA's elite-class AD/DA conversion and UAD-2 processing power but without these additional plug-ins (and cost), Universal Audio has reintroduced their Apollo X interfaces in non-Heritage editions. Though these versions do not include Heritage Edition bundles, they still include the Realtime Analog Classics Plus software bundle, giving you everything you need to get up and running with UAD's renowned plug-ins! And, as always, if you need more, you can bundle all of that with 2, 3, 6, or 10 additional plug-ins, or with the LUNA Creator or Analog Essential bundles!
Universal Audio is once again changing the game with the release of the new Apollo X series, as they have pushed their flagship interface farther forward and added more power than ever before. The Universal Audio Apollo x8p improves upon its predecessors with unparalleled processing, conversion and monitoring features.
The Apollo x8p is built for musicians, engineers and project studio owners enabling them to record and mix via a 16x22 (8x14 analog I/O) interface with eight Unison-enabled mic preamps and new HEXA Core processing. Universal Audio has increased the power with the Apollo X as the HEXA Core processing allows for 50% more DSP for running UAD plug-ins throughout your work.
Packaged in a sleek rack mount unit with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for Mac and PC, the Apollo x8p improves conversion and monitoring. Universal Audio engineers have updated their converters for more pristine recordings and now offer up to 7.1 surround sound monitoring, an integrated monitor controller, and built-in talkback mic.
Universal Audio has improved the Apollo interfaces conversion capabilities for the launch of the Apollo X line. The engineering team at Universal Audio paired together 24-bit/192 kHz converters with new analog circuitry to offer Apollo x8p users open, natural sounds with 129 dB dynamic range and 128 dB THD+N.
The Apollo x8p 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 extensive UAD library and have a higher plug-in count when recording and mixing with the Apollo x8p.
Universal Audio’s Unison Technology melds together plug-ins and analog in a way they’ve never been paired before. The Apollo x8p features eight 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.
Using Apollo interfaces in a professional recording studio has never been easier. The Apollo x8p features up to 7.1 surround monitoring for engineers, producers and musicians working in any type of studio setting. There is also a selectable +24 dBU option for working outside of the box and using the Apollo x8p in conjunction with recording consoles and analog outboard gear.
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 x8p, 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.
|Number of Inputs||16|
|Input Connectors||BNC, Analog DB25, Optical, XLR Combo Jack TRS|
|Number of Outputs||22|
|Output Connectors||BNC, Analog DB25, Optical, 1/4-inch TRS|
|Computer Connection||Thunderbolt 3|
|Number of Preamps||8|
|Clock I/O||In, Out|
|Maximum Sampling Rate||192 kHz|
|Digital Format||ADAT, SMUX|
amazing piece of gear :)
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I love everything about this interface! Best investment I have made in a long time.
Upgraded from the 8p and loving the extra monitor outputs and talkback.
outstanding piece of hardware, Love having a volume knob for my monitors and mute right on the front panel.
UAD plugins a bit expensive as others have noticed, but worth it.
This interface is an absolute UNIT.
Everyone at the Los Angels Location are great thanks 🙏🏾
Very solid piece of gear that produces an extremely clear and pristine sound. Love the additional DSP over previous models and the plugin's packaged with the hardware are simply great. Overall, I'm totally happy with the investment
Such a great piece to have as the central hub for everything. This is my third one and I don’t see any reason to ever change!
If you are looking for a professional Audio Interface to interact with professional gear like external pre-amps or analog consoles, look no further, it will not only work with outboard gear but you can take advantage of the unison plugins and use it as the preamp of your choice as long as you purchase the plugins from UAD. I recommend this if you are looking to use UAD plugins your primary plugin source
Universal Audio is the Best I’ve had the pleasure of owning. Worth every penny!
Audible difference in tracking compared to the 8p. Very glad I took advantage of Vintage King’s trade in program.
Fully satisfied ! Great device, pleasure to work with!! USB3 is an essential addition.
Just glad to get out of my Antelope interfaces... UA's quality control is light years ahead. Thank you UA.
Vintage King is always professional and easy to deal with and makes the swap to new gear a breeze!
Fantastic gear as usual from UAD. Built like a tank, highly flexible, powerful, and sounds great!
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