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Universal Audio Apollo 8 Interface w/UAD-2 QUAD Processing


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Get The Tone, Feel, And Realtime Workflow Of Classic Analog Recording - The Universal Audio Apollo 8 Interface w/UAD-2 QUAD Processing

Apollo 8 is the world“óËé¼Ëäós most acclaimed professional recording interface for Mac and Windows, giving project and commercial studios superior A/D and D/A conversion with the tone, feel, and realtime workflow of classic analog recording.

Built upon UA“óËé¼Ëäós 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo 8 distinguishes itself with four Unison“óËÇ-u000f’ó-enabled mic preamps, UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core processing, and an included bundle of award-winning UAD plug-ins - which you can track through with near-zero latency, shaping sounds like a classic analog studio - without taxing your host Mac or PC.

UNISON TECHNOLOGY: THE GENUINE SOUND OF NEVE, SSL, API & MANLEY PREAMPS

Apollo 8 features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, SSL, API, Manley, and Universal Audio. An Apollo exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres - including their input impedance, gain stage “óË鼕ôsweet spots,“óËé¼’¥ and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo“óËé¼Ëäós mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input, and tap into the classic sounds of the world“óËé¼Ëäós most recorded mic preamps.

A FULL SUITE OF CLASSIC ANALOG PROCESSING ONBOARD

Right out of the box, Apollo 8 provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world“óËé¼Ëäós only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, the legendary Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA“óËé¼Ëäós 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.

Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, you can tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins - including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines and more - at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software“óËé¼Ëäós buffer size and without taxing your computer“óËé¼Ëäós CPU.

With exclusive emulations from Neve, Studer, Manley, API, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more,“óËé¼’á it“óËé¼Ëäós like having an endless analog studio, in a single rack space. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

NEXT-GENERATION A/D AND D/A CONVERSION

Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its conversion. In designing the next-generation Apollo range, UA engineers started with an obsessive auditioning of the latest A/D and D/A converters, ultimately pairing the selected 24-bit/192kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for the optimal signal path. Apollo 8 provides increased dynamic range and lower THD versus other interfaces - rivaling dedicated converters costing thousands more.

APOLLO: THE CHOICE OF NEW-SCHOOL PROFESSIONALS

Apollo is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals, used to record records by Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly), Coldplay (A Head Full of Dreams), Dr. Dre (Compton), Brad Paisley (Wheelhouse), and many more. The Apollo range of interfaces has earned numerous industry awards from Sound on Sound, Future Music and Electronic Musician - as well as the prestigious 2016 TEC Award for computer audio hardware.



  • 18  x  24  Thunderbolt  Audio  Interface  For  Mac  And  Windows  With  Powerful  Console  Software  Application  
  • 4  Unison-Enabled  Mic  Preamps  For  Recording  Through  Exacting  Preamp  Emulations  From  Neve,  Api,  Manley,  And  Universal  Audio
  • Built-In  UAD-2  QUAD  Core  Allows  Realtime  UAD  Processing  -  Tracking  Through  DSP-Assisted  UAD  Plug-Ins  With  Near-Zero  Latency,  Without  Draining  CPU   
  • Includes  ----"Realtime  Analog  Classics  Plus----"  UAD  Plug-In  Bundle  Featuring  Authentic  La-2A,  1176,  And  Fairchild  Compressors,  Pultec  EQs,  UA  610-B  Tube  Preamp  And  EQ,  Marshall  Plexi  Classic  Guitar  Amp,  Ampeg  SVT-Vr  Classic  Bass  Amp,  And  More  
  • Next-Generation  24-Bit/192  Khz  Apollo  A/D  And  D/A  Conversion  As  Heard  On  Hundreds  Of  Hit  Records  
  • Cascade  Up  To  4  Apollo  Interfaces  And  6  UAD  Devices  Total  Over  Thunderbolt  
  • Convenient  Front  Panel  Monitoring  Functions  Including  Alt  Speakers,  And  Assignable  Dim  Or  Mono    
  • World-Class  UA  Analog  Design,  Superior  Components,  And  Premium  Build  Quality  
  • Free Industry-Leading  Technical  Support  -  On  The  Phone  And  Online  -  From  Knowledgeable  Audio  Engineers   


THUNDERBOLT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - UAD POWERED PLUG-INS VERSION 9.5.2

MAC

  • Apple Mac Computer With Available Thunderbolt Port
  • Mac Os 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, Or 10.12 Sierra

WINDOWS

  • PC Computer With Built-In Thunderbolt 3 Via USB-C Port
  • Windows 10 W/Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)
  • Qualified Thunderbolt 3 To Thunderbolt Adapter (Sold Separately)

ALL

  • Thunderbolt Cable (Sold Separately)
  • 6 Gigabytes Available Storage
  • Internet Connection To Download Software And Authorize UAD Plug-Ins
  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAs, Or AAX 64 Plug-In Host DAW Software
  • Quad Core I7 Or Better Processor Recommended
  • For Additional Compatibility Information, Visit help.uaudio.com

    Manufacturer: Univeral Audio
    Model: APL8Q
    Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
    SKU: I359951-0