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Universal Audio Apollo X16 Heritage Edition 16-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface With UAD DSP

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Special-edition audio Interface for Mac and Windows.

The Apollo X16 16-Channel thunderbolt audio interface with UAD DSP heritage edition from Universal Audio provides an advanced recording solution for professional musicians and audio engineers. Featuring premium 24-bit/192 kHz A/D and D/A conversion, six HEXA Core UAD plug-in processors and deep integration with UA's LUNA Recording System, the Apollo X16 delivers an intuitive workflow and industry-leading sound.

Premium A/D and D/A Conversion for High-Resolution Audio

With class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz converters and all-new analog circuitry, the Apollo X16 provides an ultra-clean signal path to capture audio with pristine clarity and depth. You'll hear the nuances in every track, from the warmth of vocals to the resonance of acoustic instruments.

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing with 50 Percent More Power

The Apollo X16 features six HEXA Core UAD plug-in processors, providing 50-percent more processing power than previous Apollos. Run more UAD plug-ins in real time, whether you're tracking with Unison preamps or mixing with vintage emulations from API, Neve, Helios and more. With lower DSP loads, you'll experience less latency and optimal performance from your plug-ins.

Seamless Integration with LUNA Recording System

The Apollo X16 works with all major DAWs but pairs perfectly with the LUNA Recording System, UA's fully integrated recording software. Featuring Accelerated Realtime Monitoring and unlimited track counts, LUNA provides an intuitive single-window workflow to record, overdub and mix with UAD plug-ins. Access exclusive LUNA Instruments and Extensions designed for music production.

Professional Connectivity and Compatibility

With surround sound monitoring up to 7.1, +24dBu operation for mixing console compatibility and two Thunderbolt 3 ports to connect multiple interfaces, the Apollo X16 is built for professional studios. Build a powerful recording system by daisy-chaining up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices over Thunderbolt.


  • A special edition of UA's acclaimed Apollo x16 interface—with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec, UA and more—a $2,400 value
  • 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz conversion 
  • Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • 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 +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines
  • Uncompromising UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • 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

    Produce, record and mix with ease and added features. Order today.


    Apollo X16 Heritage Edition 16-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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