Universal Audio Apollo x8 Heritage Edition

$4,600.00 $4,527.52

$4,527.52 (excl. GST) $4,935.00 (incl. GST)

Discover the Apollo x8p: Unleashing Studio Power and Versatility

Key Features:

Unrivaled Audio Quality

  • 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with best-in-class 24-bit/192 KHz conversion.
  • Backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac for enhanced flexibility.

Premium Plug-In Bundle

  • Includes the “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle featuring iconic UA 610-B Tube Preamp, Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A, 1176
  • compressors, Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, and more.

Authentic Preamp Emulations - 4 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps provide authentic emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Avalon, and more*.

Seamless DAW Integration - Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, Audio Units, and AAX in all major DAWs for versatile production options.

LUNA Recording System - Produce effortlessly with the integrated LUNA Recording System, designed exclusively for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt).

Flexible Operation - Selectable +24 dBu operation for compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines.

Expandable Studio Power - Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices for a scalable and powerful studio setup.

Intuitive Front Panel Controls - Convenient front panel monitoring functions, including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or Mono.

Realtime Processing Power - Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing ensures tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size.

Surround Sound Monitoring - Enjoy a comprehensive surround monitor controller supporting up to 7.1 format for immersive audio experiences.

Warranty - 1 year

Unleash the Apollo x8p's studio prowess, delivering unparalleled audio quality, authentic emulations, and a suite of features designed to elevate your creative workflow.

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Unleash the Power of Apollo x8: A Comprehensive Audio Interface

Optimized Signal Control

Efficiently optimize incoming signals with switchable low-cut filter, pad, polarity inversion, and 48V phantom power. The Apollo x8's face features dedicated buttons for these functions, ensuring straightforward control.

Expandable Input Options

In addition to the eight primary analog inputs, connect ADAT- and S/PDIF-equipped external preamps to the TOSLINK optical and S/PDIF coaxial input ports. Record up to 10 additional channels for a versatile recording experience.

Flexible Output Routing

Utilize ADAT optical and S/PDIF coaxial outputs to route up to 10 channels from your DAW. Connect to digital mixers, headphone distribution systems, or external D/A converters. BNC wordclock input and output jacks ensure accurate clock sync with other digital equipment.

HEXA Core Processing for Unparalleled Performance

DSP Powerhouse

Built-in HEXA Core processing with six DSP chips provides 50% more DSP than earlier Apollos. Monitor and record audio with classic analog emulations at near-zero latency, without burdening your computer's CPU.

Plug-In Bundle

The Heritage Edition includes 34 top-notch plug-ins, from vintage compressors and EQs to virtual guitar/bass amps and tape emulation. The Console application allows control and recall of all interface and UAD plug-in settings.

Seamless Integration

Mac and Windows drivers ensure compatibility with major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and Ableton Live. LUNA, Universal Audio's free Mac-based recording system, offers unlimited track counts and full Audio Units support.

Comprehensive Monitoring and Control

Versatile Monitor Section

The Apollo x8 features a comprehensive monitor section with talkback functionality, dedicated front-panel controls for Alt Speakers, Dim, and Mono functions, and input/output metering capabilities.

Studio-Quality Workflow

Integrated talkback and cues enhance communication and slate functionality. The front-panel metering and intuitive controls provide a fast and efficient workflow without the need for extensive menu-diving.

Expandable I/O and DSP

Cascade up to four Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces and six UAD-2 Thunderbolt devices for expanded I/O and DSP. Backward compatibility with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via a qualified adapter allows flexible configurations.

Heritage Edition: Elevate Your Plug-In Arsenal

Expanded Plug-In Collection

The Heritage Edition features the Apollo x8 interface with an enhanced plug-in bundle. In addition to the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, enjoy 18 more plug-ins for a total of 34 revered UA-powered plug-ins.

Power of Apollo X

Experience elite-class AD/DA conversion, dual-crystal clocking, and HEXA Core UAD processing for unparalleled tracking capabilities. The Apollo x8 delivers stunningly low jitter, precise stereo imaging, and authentic tube and solid-state mic preamp tones.

Industry-Leading Support

Benefit from free industry-leading phone/online technical support provided by knowledgeable audio engineers.

I/O for the Expanding Studio

Unison-Enabled Preamps

Four Unison-enabled microphone preamps deliver emulations of classic analog preamps with near-zero latency. Two front-panel Unison-enabled 1/4" Hi-Z inputs are ideal for guitars, basses, or keyboards.

Balanced Analog Line-Level I/O

Enjoy 8x8 balanced analog line-level I/O via 1/4" jacks. The Apollo x8 also features stereo 1/4" monitor output, two independent 1/4" headphone outputs, and eight additional 1/4" line-level outputs.

Diverse Connectivity

Four TOSLINK optical ports provide up to eight channels of ADAT I/O, while RCA coaxial ports enable recording and outputting S/PDIF stereo digital signals. BNC wordclock I/O with selectable 75-ohm termination ensures accurate synchronization.

Elevate Your Studio with Apollo x8

Legendary Sound Natively with UAD Spark

Apollo Heritage Editions include plug-ins featured in UAD Spark, UA's subscription plug-in collection that runs natively on Mac—no UA hardware required. Expand your processing power with a balanced DSP load between Apollo and your computer's onboard processing.

Integration with LUNA Recording System

The Apollo x8 seamlessly integrates with LUNA, a powerful free recording application for Mac. Benefit from Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, unlimited track counts, and access to exclusive LUNA instruments and extensions for an enhanced recording experience.