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DSP Madness With Universal Audio Apollo X Thunderbolt Interfaces

DSP Madness With Universal Audio Apollo X Thunderbolt Interfaces

Universal Audio Have Released The Apollo X Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Range - A Massive Update For The Apollo Family!

Introducing Apollo X. Universal Audio's new flagship Thunderbolt 3 audio interfaces, featuring elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, new HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Unison mic preamps, +24dBu operation, Surround Sound,* and more. All in a sleek, expandable Thunderbolt 3 package for Mac and PC.

*Surround Sound Support for Apollo X Coming Q4 2018.

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    Apollo X6

    Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

    Universal Audio Apollo X6 is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

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    RRP £2,160.00 Save £360.00 (16%)
    2 years warranty
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    Apollo X8

    Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

    Universal Audio Apollo X8 is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

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    RRP £2,700.00 Save £450.00 (16%)
    2 years warranty
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    Apollo X8P

    Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

    Universal Audio Apollo X8P is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

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    RRP £3,240.00 Save £540.00 (16%)
    2 years warranty
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    Apollo X16

    Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

    Universal Audio Apollo X16 is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

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    Excl. Tax: £2,625.00 Incl. Tax: £3,150.00
    RRP £3,780.00 Save £630.00 (16%)
    2 years warranty

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

With thousands of hit songs and hundreds of 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.

With 129 dB (133 dB Apollo X16) dynamic range and -119 dB (129 dB Apollo X16) THD+N, Apollo’s open, natural sound rivals any dedicated high-end converter on the market — regardless of price — and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.

Universal Audio Apollo X Conversion

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing

Apollo X 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, or API, or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.

From the tube warmth of Pultec EQs on guitars to the musical tube limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine 1176 or Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, three-dimensional analog sound that UAD plug‑ins provide.

Universal Audio Apollo X Hexa Core

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API & Manley Preamps

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard HEXA Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

Universal Audio Apollo X Unison Preamps

A Full Suite of Classic Analog Processing Onboard

A hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, letting you run the full library of UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency. Apollo X includes the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, so you can record and mix with the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and iconic guitar and bass amps from Marshall and Ampeg.

Universal Audio Apollo X Plugins
NameApollo X6Apollo X8Apollo X8PApollo X16
Connectivity Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt 3

SHARC DSP

6

6 6 6

 

Unison Mic Preamps

2

4

8

-

 

Analogue I/O

6x6

8x8

8x8

16x16

 

Digital I/O

8 ADAT / 2 SPDIF

8 ADAT / 2 SPDIF 8 ADAT / 2 SPDIF

2 AES / EBU

 

Surround Monitoring

up to 5.1

up to 7.1 up to 7.1

up to 7.1

Included UAD Plugins

16

16 16

16

Compatibility

Mac/PC

Mac/PC Mac/PC

Mac/PC

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    Apollo X6

    Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

    Universal Audio Apollo X6 is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

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    RRP £2,160.00 Save £360.00 (16%)
    2 years warranty
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    Apollo X8

    Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

    Universal Audio Apollo X8 is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

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    Excl. Tax: £1,875.00 Incl. Tax: £2,250.00
    RRP £2,700.00 Save £450.00 (16%)
    2 years warranty
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    Apollo X8P

    Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

    Universal Audio Apollo X8P is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

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    RRP £3,240.00 Save £540.00 (16%)
    2 years warranty
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    Apollo X16

    Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

    Universal Audio Apollo X16 is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Mac/Win)

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    Excl. Tax: £2,625.00 Incl. Tax: £3,150.00
    RRP £3,780.00 Save £630.00 (16%)
    2 years warranty