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Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition 8-Channel Thunderbolt Audio Interface With UAD DSP

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Packed with features for all your recording needs plus a premium suite of plug-ins.

The Apollo X8 8-Channel thunderbolt audio interface with UAD DSP heritage edition from Universal Audio combines high-end A/D and D/A conversion with powerful plug-in processing. Designed for professional musicians, engineers and producers, the Apollo X8 Heritage Edition lets you track and mix with near-zero latency through iconic analog emulations of channel strips, preamps, EQs and compressors from Neve, Helios, API and more.

Pristine 24-bit/192kHz Conversion Captures Every Nuance

With audiophile-grade 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters, the Apollo X8 Heritage Edition ensures your recordings are crystal-clear while preserving rich detail and depth. Hear the difference from the first track as the Apollo X8 Heritage Edition unveils the full potential of your microphones, instruments and monitors.

Real-time UAD HEXA Core Processing Powers Your Creativity

Six onboard DSP chips provide 50 percent more native UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollos. Run channel strips from Neve, API or Helios on all your inputs while mixing through Pultec EQs, Fairchild limiters and more—all with near-zero latency. With more power, you can push the Apollo X8 Heritage Edition further, enabling more creative freedom during tracking and mixing.

Unison Technology Delivers the True Tone of Coveted Mic Preamps

The Apollo X8 Heritage Edition's four Unison-enabled mic preamps let you track through precise emulations of preamps from Neve, API, Manley, Avalon and Universal Audio. Unison is a Universal Audio exclusive that integrates hardware and software to capture the input impedance, gain stage sweet spots and component-level circuit behaviors of these legendary preamps.

Seamless Integration With LUNA Recording System

While compatible with all major DAWs, the Apollo X8 Heritage Edition unlocks its full potential when paired with the LUNA Recording System. LUNA's single-window workflow and Accelerated Realtime Monitoring provide an intuitive native environment to track, overdub and mix. Access Apollo X8 Heritage Edition's A/D and D/A conversion, mic preamps and UAD plug-in processing directly within LUNA for a fully integrated desktop recording solution.


  • A special edition of UA's acclaimed Apollo x8 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 24 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
  • 4 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps—giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve,API, SSL, Manley, Avalon, Helios, UA, and more*
  • Produce with 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
  • 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 versatility, power and a library of effects. Order today.


    Apollo X8 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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