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Elite audio conversion with new HEXA Core processing and surround sound monitoring

The Apollo X8p from Universal Audio is an advanced 8-channel Thunderbolt 3 audio interface designed for professional music production. Featuring eight Unison-enabled mic preamps that provide authentic emulations of coveted preamps from Neve, API and more, the Apollo X8p offers pristine audio quality and versatile functionality. With its HEXA Core processing, the Apollo X8p handles high plug-in counts with ease. For interfacing with professional gear, the Apollo X8p provides +24dBu compatibility. An integrated monitor controller and talkback mic provide communication and control over your studio monitors and talent.

Unison-Enabled Mic Preamps for Iconic Sound

The Apollo X8p's eight mic preamps feature Universal Audio's Unison technology, allowing them to accurately emulate preamps from Neve, API, Manley, Helios and SSL. Whether you want the bold tone of an API preamp or the silky smoothness of a Neve preamp, the Apollo X8p can recreate these sounds with stunning realism.

HEXA Core Processing Provides Massive Power

At the heart of the Apollo X8p is Universal Audio's groundbreaking HEXA Core processing, which provides 50-percent more DSP than previous models. This allows you to run more UAD plug-ins with lower latency, giving you a smooth and inspiring workflow. From vintage EQs and compressors to amp simulators and reverb units, the Apollo X8p handles complex production needs with ease.

Professional I/O for Connecting High-End Gear

With its +24dBu compatibility, the Apollo X8p is designed to interface with professional studio equipment. This allows you to connect preamps, compressors, monitors and more without issue. The Apollo X8p also features eight balanced line outputs, two front-panel headphone outputs and eight channels of ADAT optical connectivity for 16 channels of audio input and output.

Built-in Tools for Communication and Monitoring

For controlling your studio monitors, the Apollo X8p features an integrated four-channel monitor controller. A built-in talkback mic also allows easy communication with talent during recording sessions. With its robust I/O, processing power and built-in tools, the Apollo X8p is a comprehensive solution for recording and producing music.

Features

  • Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available — at any price
  • Includes free download of integrated LUNA Recording System for Mac
  • Powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP processors, yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time
  • Near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Fender, and more using Unison™ technology (Apollo x6, x8, x8p)
  • Dual Crystal clocking for a low-jitter environment and pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging
  • Switchable +24 dBu operation for optimal connection with professional studio equipment
  • Supported surround formats up to 7.1, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down
  • Integrated Talkback microphone and built-in cues for easy communication and slating takes
  • Included “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-ins: 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, legacy LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-R Classic Bass Amp, and more

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Specs

Apollo x8p Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Specifications:

  • Compatibility: Mac / Windows
  • Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3*
  • Host Ports 2
  • Realtime UAD Processing: Yes
  • SHARC DSP: HEXA (6)
  • Unison Mic Preamps: 8
  • Unison Hi-Z Inputs: 2
  • Total I/O: 16 x 22
  • Digital I/O: 8 ADAT (optical TOSLINK); 2 S/PDIF
  • Monitor Outputs: 2 TRS
  • Headphone Outputs: 2 Stereo
  • Monitor Modes: Stereo to 7.1*
  • Alt Speakers: Up to 2 Stereo
  • Built-in Talkback Mic: Yes
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