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18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

  • Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad Front
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad Back
£2,325.00 Inc VAT
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18-in/24-out Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with UAD-2 QUAD DSP, 4 x Unison Preamps, and Realtime Analog Classics Plug-in Bundle

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Universal Audio Apollo 8 UAD-2 QUAD Product Description

Thunderbolt Not Included

Apollo 8 is an elegant update to one of the world’s most popular professional audio interfaces delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. This 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 interface offers genuine UA analog design, and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, putting class-leading audio quality in a sleek new package.

Built on UA's 50 year legacy of analog design excellence, Apollo 8 also features powerful UAD-2 QUAD or DUO processing and four onboard Unison™ mic preamps, delivering sonic performance that surpasses anything in its class.


  • Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
  • Onboard UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core DSP allowing Realtime UAD Processing
  • 4 Unison™-enabled mic preamps for tracking through preamp emulations from Neve, API, and Universal Audio*
  • 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac with powerful Console 2.0 software control
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)
  • Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” plug-in bundle
  • World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

Technical Specifications

  • Microphone Inputs 4
  • High-Impedence (Hi-Z) Instrument Inputs 2
  • Analog Line Inputs 8
  • Analog Line Outputs 8 (ten including monitor outputs)
  • Analog Monitor Outputs 2 (one stereo pair)
  • Headphone Outputs 2 Stereo
  • ADAT Up to eight channels via dual I/O ports with S/MUX
  • S/PDIF One stereo input, one stereo output
  • Thunderbolt 2 ports 2 (Thunderbolt 1 compatible)
  • Word Clock 1 input, 1 output
  • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • Bit Depth Per Sample 24
  • Simultaneous A/D conversion 8 channels
  • Simultaneous D/A conversion 14 channels

System Requirements


  • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, 10.9.x Mavericks, or 10.10.x Yosemite
  • 4 gigabytes available disk space
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
  • Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

Universal Audio Apollo 8 UAD-2 QUAD Additional Information

Brand Universal Audio
Condition New

Universal Audio Apollo 8 UAD-2 QUAD Alternative Products

Universal Audio Apollo 8 UAD-2 QUAD + Apple Thunderbolt Cable

Universal Audio Apollo 8 UAD-2 QUAD + Apple Thunderbolt Cable

£2,331.87 Inc VAT