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Next-generation audio conversion with classic analog sound.
Next-Generation Apollo A/D and D/A Conversion
Apollo 8 improves upon the original Apollo's gold-standard audio quality with completely redesigned, class-leading A/D and D/A conversion giving you an increased dynamic range and even lower THD. This results in breathtaking clarity, depth, and accuracy in your recordings, from tracking and overdubbing, to mixing and mastering.
Realtime UAD Plug-in Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
While Apollo 8's natural sound is very open and transparent, it can quickly deliver a stunning range of classic analog tones and color via its Realtime UAD Processing. Available with generous UAD-2 DUO processing onboard, Apollo's DSP Acceleration allows for recording through UAD Powered Plug-ins with as low as sub-2ms latency letting you monitor and œprint audio using classic analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more.*
The Apollo 8's bundled Realtime Analog Classics Plus suite of UAD plug-ins gives you the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Raw Distortion, Softube Amp Rooms, legacy LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, and more, so you have a rack full of bonafide audio classics, right out of the box. Using Apollo, UAD plug-ins are also available during mixing and mastering, putting UAD plug-ins (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64) at your disposal throughout the creative process.
Four Mic Preamps with Unison Technology
A Universal Audio breakthrough, Apollo 8's Unison technology gives you the tone of the world's most sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps including their impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviors. Based on unprecedented hardware-software integration between Apollo's mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing, Unison lets you record through stunning emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, or exclusive preamp emulations from API and Neve. Unison technology is further enhanced in Apollo 8 to include its panel Hi-Z instrument inputs, giving you dead-on impedance and gain matching for new stompbox models.
Apollo Expanded and Console 2.0
Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows. Apollo Expanded also provides seamless integration with previous generation Apollos over Thunderbolt. With Apollo 8 Console 2.0 application a complete re-imagining of Apollo's original Console software you can take advantage of over 25 user-requested features such as Channel Strip presets, Drag & Drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more.
Improved Monitoring and Workflow
Apollo 8 features a host of front-panel upgrades over the original Apollo, including Alt Speakers, Dim, and Mono functions as well as input and output metering capabilities via the new Meter button. These features combine with Apollo' system scalability to make it the new standard in professional multi-channel audio recording.
*All trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective owners. Individual UAD Powered Plug-Ins sold separately.
- Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
- Onboard UAD-2 DUO Core DSP allowing Realtime UAD Processing
- Four high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
- Unison technology for deep integration with UAD preamp and pedal plug-ins
- Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
High-performance with realtime UAD processing, order the Apollo series interfaces today!
Apollo 8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD Duo-Core Processing Specifications:Audio Quality
- Max bit depth: 24-bit
- Max sampling rate: 192kHz
- Frequency response: Not specified
- Total inputs: 18
- Analog inputs: 12
- Digital inputs: 6
- Mic preamps: 4
- XLR/TRS combo jacks: 0
- XLR only jacks: 4
- 1/4” only jacks: 6
- S/PDIF in: 2
- ADAT/optical in: 6
- RCA in: 0
- AES/EBU DSUB: 0
- MADI: No
- Dante: 0
- Total outputs: 24
- Analog outputs: 10
- Digital outputs: 8
- XLR out: 0
- 1/4” out: 10
- S/PDIF out: 2
- ADAT/optical out: 6
- RCA out: 0
- AES / EBU DSUB: 0
- MADI: No
- Dante: 0
- Connections: Thunderbolt
- MIDI I/O: No
- Headphone output(s): 2
- Word-clock I/O: Yes
- Computer platform: Mac
- Phantom power: Yes
- Direct monitoring: Yes
- Onboard DSP: Yes
- Metering: LED meters
- Display: No
- Latency control: Yes
- Monitor control: Yes
- Headphone control: Yes
- Width: 19 in.
- Height: 1.75 in.
- Depth: 13.5 in.
- Weight: 9.1 lb.
- Rack-mountable: Yes
- Included software: Yes
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