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Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface With UAD DSP

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Universal Audio's acclaimed Apollo x8p interface, with a bundled UAD plug-in package.

The Apollo X8p 8-Channel thunderbolt audio interface with UAD DSP heritage edition from Universal Audio provides you with pristine conversion and powerful DSP in an all-in-one recording solution. This interface comes with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, as well as an additional 10 premium UAD plug-ins valued at over $2,400. You'll have access to compressors, EQs and mic preamps that provide stunningly accurate emulations of coveted analog gear. The Apollo X8p features eight Unison-enabled mic preamps that offer impedance matching and the tone of sought-after mic preamps from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, Avalon, Helios and Universal Audio.

Elite-Class Conversion for Pristine Recordings

To provide you with the highest-quality recordings, Universal Audio paired 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters with all-new analog circuitry in the Apollo X8p. This results in an ultraclean signal path that captures every nuance of your performance.

Powerful UAD DSP

The Apollo X8p is equipped with HEXA Core processing, Universal Audio's most powerful DSP. It provides six DSP chips and 50-percent more processing power than previous Apollos, so you can run more UAD plug-ins in real time. Track and mix using channel strips, preamps, compressors and EQs from Neve, Manley, SSL, API, Avalon, Helios and Universal Audio with near-zero latency.

Seamless Integration with LUNA Recording System

The Apollo X8p fully integrates with the LUNA Recording System, Universal Audio's music production software. LUNA provides an intuitive single-window workflow with unlimited track counts, full AU plug-in support, and exclusive LUNA Instruments and Extensions. You'll be able to track and mix faster than ever before.

Flexible I/O and Routing

With 16x22 simultaneous inputs and outputs (8x14 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apollo X8p provides ample connectivity options. The Thunderbolt 3 ports are backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs via an adapter. You can connect multiple Apollos and UAD-2 devices to build a networked studio system. The Apollo X8p also offers selectable +24dBu operation for compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.


  • A special edition of UA's acclaimed Apollo x8p interface—with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec, UA and more—a $2,400 value
  • 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion
  • Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • 8 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps—track through fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, SSL, Manley, Avalon, Helios, UA and more*
  • LUNA Recording System—a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac only)
  • Compatible with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live and more
  • Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format
  • UAD HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton and other major DAWs
  • Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices; backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs via optional adapter
  • Selectable +24dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines
  • Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic and assignable Dim or Mono
  • Uncompromising UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Also includes "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp, Legacy Pultec EQ, additional LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic and more
  • Free, industry-leading technical support—on the phone and online—from knowledgeable audio engineers
  • Included in Apollo Heritage Edition Bundle
    • UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
    • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection 
    • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
    • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
    • Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler
    • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
    • Helios Type 69 Preamp & EQ Collection
    • V76 Preamplifier
    • Oxide Tape Recorder
    • Pure Plate Reverb
    Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle UA 610-B
    • UA 1176LN Legacy
    • UA 1176SE Legacy
    • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic
    • Fairchild 670 Legacy
    • Marshall Plexi Classic
    • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Enhancer Hz
    • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy
    • Pultec-Pro Legacy
    • Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
    • Raw Distortion
    • RealVerb Pro

    For a complete, feature-packed recording package. Order today.


    Apollo x8p Heritage Edition 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface With UAD DSP Specifications:

    System Requirements
    • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
    • For additional compatibility information, visit UA's website
    • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2 or 3 port
    • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave or 10.15 Catalina
    • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
    • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

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