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Packed with features for all your recording needs plus a premium suite of plug-ins.
Apollo x8 Heritage Edition comes with 10 premium award-winning plug-in titles valued at over $2,400—including the full suite of UA's Teletronix, 1176 and Fairchild compressors, Helios Type 69, V76 and UA 610 mic preamps, all Pultec EQs, Oxide Tape Recorder and Pure Plate Reverb. These premium Heritage Edition titles are in addition to the Apollo x8's included "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" bundle, giving you the most accurate library of classic analog emulations included with any professional audio interface. A hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, letting you run the full library of UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency.
Elite-Class A/D and D/A ConversionWith thousands of chart-topping songs and Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interfaces’ class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A/D and D/A converters—ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultrapristine signal path.
Realtime UAD HEXA Core ProcessingApollo x8 Heritage Edition features HEXA Core processing, with six DSP chips and 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollos. This lets you run more UAD plug-ins, whether you’re tracking in real time with channel strips from Neve, Manley, SSL, Avalon, Helios or API, or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.
Unison Technology—The Sound of Neve, API, Avalon & Manley PreampsPerfect for musicians, engineers, producers, and sound designers, Apollo x8 Heritage Edition features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, Avalon, Helios and Universal Audio.* A Universal Audio exclusive, Unison is a proprietary hardware-software integration that nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid-state mic pres—including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors.
LUNA Recording System—Deep Apollo Integration with a Fast, Natural WorkflowAll Apollo X series interfaces work with all major DAWs, including Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools and more. But they become a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, a powerful recording application for Mac from Universal Audio. Bolstered by Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, LUNA lets you track and mix in an intuitive single-window workflow with unlimited track counts, with full AU support and access to exclusive LUNA Instruments and Extensions.
Surround Sound Monitoring and +24 dBu OperationWith comprehensive surround monitoring support for formats up to 7.1, Apollo x8 Heritage Edition is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television and the web. In addition, Apollo x8 Heritage Edition offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.
Build A Networked Studio System Over ThunderboltApollo x8 Heritage Edition offers 18 x 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs (8 x 14 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports, which are backwards-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs via adapter (sold separately). This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo desktop or rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices.
Get Legendary UA Sound Natively With UAD SparkApollo Heritage Editions include plug-ins featured in UAD Spark, UA’s subscription plug-in collection that runs natively on Mac, with no UA hardware required. With UAD Spark, you can expand your plug-in processing power, balancing your DSP load between Apollo and your computer’s onboard processing.
- 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
- 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)
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.