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{"id":6737516724270,"title":"Universal Audio | Apollo x16 Heritage Edition 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP","handle":"universal-audio-apollo-x16-heritage-edition-18-x-20-thunderbolt-3-audio-interface-with-uad-dsp","description":"\u003ch2\u003eUniversal Audio Apollo X16\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e16 Channels of Elite Audio Conversion, HEXA Core Processing, and Surround Sound Monitoring.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe flagship Apollo x16 allows music producers, project, and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with elite-class A\/D and D\/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Dual-Crystal clocking, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or Windows.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 20 interface delivers the widest dynamic range (133 dB) and lowest THD+N (-129 dB) of any integrated audio interface on the market, all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time — plus it includes LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully-integrated music production application.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRecord with UA’s flagship A\/D and D\/A conversion — providing the widest dynamic range and lowest noise available, at any price\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEasily connect to professional studio gear with 16 x 16 analog I\/O via DB-25 connections, plus switchable +24 dBu headroom settings\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncludes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated and inspiring music production application\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eUA’s Flagship A\/D and D\/A Conversion\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith thousands of chart-topping songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interface’s class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A\/D and D\/A converters — ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit\/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Apollo X series also introduces new Dual-Crystal clocking — featuring dedicated crystals for 44.1\/88.2\/176.4k and 48\/96\/192k sample rates — resulting in stunningly low jitter, measured at less than 10 picoseconds. This translates into pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging you can trust.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWith 133 dB dynamic range and THD+N of -129 dB, the Apollo x16’s open, natural sound quality bests every interface in its class — regardless of price — and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRealtime UAD HEXA Core Processing\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApollo x16 features new 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,\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e Manley,\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e or API,\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFrom the tube warmth of Pultec EQs on guitars to the musical tube limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine 1176 or Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, three-dimensional analog sound that UAD plug‑ins provide.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eUnison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API \u0026amp; Manley Preamps\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePerfect for engineers, producers, and project studio owners, Apollo x8p features eight Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track large projects through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL, and Universal Audio. A Universal Audio exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard HEXA Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLUNA Recording System Deep Apollo Integration with a Fast, Natural Workflow\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApollo X series interfaces work with all major DAWs. But they become a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, Universal Audio’s groundbreaking music production application for Mac. Harness LUNA’s Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ and power your workflow with a host of built-in features and optional extensions — from genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape, to inspiring LUNA instruments, and more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSurround Sound, Talkback, and More\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Apollo x16 features built-in front-panel monitoring functions including a Talkback mic, Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono control. Plus, with its comprehensive 7.1 surround monitoring support, Apollo x16 is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x16 offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBuild an Expanded Studio System Over Thunderbolt\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApollo x16 offers 18 x 20 simultaneous inputs\/outputs (16 x 16 analog I\/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports. This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin or Apollo rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding fast, high-bandwidth I\/O and DSP as your studio grows.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRealtime Analog Classics Bundle\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you not only get legendary compressors such as the Fairchild\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e 670 and EQs like the Pultec\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e EQP-1A, but also stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, and UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUA 610‐B\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMarshall Plexi Classic Amplifier\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTeletronix LA‐2A Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFairchild\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e 670 Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUA 1176LN Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUA 1176SE Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePultec EQP‐1A Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePultec Pro Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAmpeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Channel Strip\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Reflection Engine\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Delay Modulation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Delay Modulation L\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRaw Distortion\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRealVerb‐Pro\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eKey Features\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit\/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 \u0026amp; 2 on Mac)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHEXA Core Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac\/Thunderbolt)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSurround monitor controller up to 7.1 format\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncludes the \"Realtime Analog Classics Plus\" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUAD-2 HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCombine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSelectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eConvenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or Mono\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUncompromising UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFree, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAvailable as Apollo Heritage Edition\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cimg width=\"90%\" alt=\"\" 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Audio Apollo X16\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e16 Channels of Elite Audio Conversion, HEXA Core Processing, and Surround Sound Monitoring.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe flagship Apollo x16 allows music producers, project, and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with elite-class A\/D and D\/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Dual-Crystal clocking, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or Windows.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 20 interface delivers the widest dynamic range (133 dB) and lowest THD+N (-129 dB) of any integrated audio interface on the market, all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time — plus it includes LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully-integrated music production application.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRecord with UA’s flagship A\/D and D\/A conversion — providing the widest dynamic range and lowest noise available, at any price\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEasily connect to professional studio gear with 16 x 16 analog I\/O via DB-25 connections, plus switchable +24 dBu headroom settings\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncludes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated and inspiring music production application\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eUA’s Flagship A\/D and D\/A Conversion\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith thousands of chart-topping songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interface’s class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A\/D and D\/A converters — ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit\/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Apollo X series also introduces new Dual-Crystal clocking — featuring dedicated crystals for 44.1\/88.2\/176.4k and 48\/96\/192k sample rates — resulting in stunningly low jitter, measured at less than 10 picoseconds. This translates into pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging you can trust.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWith 133 dB dynamic range and THD+N of -129 dB, the Apollo x16’s open, natural sound quality bests every interface in its class — regardless of price — and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRealtime UAD HEXA Core Processing\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApollo x16 features new 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,\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e Manley,\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e or API,\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFrom the tube warmth of Pultec EQs on guitars to the musical tube limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine 1176 or Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, three-dimensional analog sound that UAD plug‑ins provide.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eUnison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API \u0026amp; Manley Preamps\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePerfect for engineers, producers, and project studio owners, Apollo x8p features eight Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track large projects through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL, and Universal Audio. A Universal Audio exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard HEXA Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLUNA Recording System Deep Apollo Integration with a Fast, Natural Workflow\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApollo X series interfaces work with all major DAWs. But they become a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, Universal Audio’s groundbreaking music production application for Mac. Harness LUNA’s Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ and power your workflow with a host of built-in features and optional extensions — from genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape, to inspiring LUNA instruments, and more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSurround Sound, Talkback, and More\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Apollo x16 features built-in front-panel monitoring functions including a Talkback mic, Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono control. Plus, with its comprehensive 7.1 surround monitoring support, Apollo x16 is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x16 offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBuild an Expanded Studio System Over Thunderbolt\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApollo x16 offers 18 x 20 simultaneous inputs\/outputs (16 x 16 analog I\/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports. This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin or Apollo rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding fast, high-bandwidth I\/O and DSP as your studio grows.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRealtime Analog Classics Bundle\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you not only get legendary compressors such as the Fairchild\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e 670 and EQs like the Pultec\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e EQP-1A, but also stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, and UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUA 610‐B\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMarshall Plexi Classic Amplifier\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTeletronix LA‐2A Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFairchild\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e 670 Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUA 1176LN Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUA 1176SE Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePultec EQP‐1A Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePultec Pro Legacy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAmpeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Channel Strip\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Reflection Engine\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Delay Modulation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrecision Delay Modulation L\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRaw Distortion\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRealVerb‐Pro\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eKey Features\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit\/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 \u0026amp; 2 on Mac)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHEXA Core Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac\/Thunderbolt)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSurround monitor controller up to 7.1 format\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncludes the \"Realtime Analog Classics Plus\" UAD plug-in bundle. 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Universal Audio | Apollo x16 Heritage Edition 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

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Universal Audio Apollo X16

16 Channels of Elite Audio Conversion, HEXA Core Processing, and Surround Sound Monitoring.

The flagship Apollo x16 allows music producers, project, and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Dual-Crystal clocking, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or Windows.

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 20 interface delivers the widest dynamic range (133 dB) and lowest THD+N (-129 dB) of any integrated audio interface on the market, all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time — plus it includes LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully-integrated music production application.

  • Record with UA’s flagship A/D and D/A conversion — providing the widest dynamic range and lowest noise available, at any price
  • Mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time
  • Easily connect to professional studio gear with 16 x 16 analog I/O via DB-25 connections, plus switchable +24 dBu headroom settings
  • Includes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated and inspiring music production application

 

UA’s Flagship A/D and D/A Conversion

With thousands of chart-topping songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interface’s class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A/D and D/A converters — ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.

The Apollo X series also introduces new Dual-Crystal clocking — featuring dedicated crystals for 44.1/88.2/176.4k and 48/96/192k sample rates — resulting in stunningly low jitter, measured at less than 10 picoseconds. This translates into pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging you can trust.

With 133 dB dynamic range and THD+N of -129 dB, the Apollo x16’s open, natural sound quality bests every interface in its class — regardless of price — and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing

Apollo x16 features new 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,® or API,® or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.

From the tube warmth of Pultec EQs on guitars to the musical tube limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine 1176 or Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, three-dimensional analog sound that UAD plug‑ins provide.

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API & Manley Preamps

Perfect for engineers, producers, and project studio owners, Apollo x8p features eight Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track large projects through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL, and Universal Audio. A Universal Audio exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard HEXA Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

LUNA Recording System Deep Apollo Integration with a Fast, Natural Workflow

Apollo X series interfaces work with all major DAWs. But they become a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, Universal Audio’s groundbreaking music production application for Mac. Harness LUNA’s Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ and power your workflow with a host of built-in features and optional extensions — from genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape, to inspiring LUNA instruments, and more.

Surround Sound, Talkback, and More

The Apollo x16 features built-in front-panel monitoring functions including a Talkback mic, Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono control. Plus, with its comprehensive 7.1 surround monitoring support, Apollo x16 is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x16 offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.

Build an Expanded Studio System Over Thunderbolt

Apollo x16 offers 18 x 20 simultaneous inputs/outputs (16 x 16 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports. This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin or Apollo rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP as your studio grows.

Realtime Analog Classics Bundle

With the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you not only get legendary compressors such as the Fairchild® 670 and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, but also stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, and UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • Fairchild® 670 Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb‐Pro

Key Features

  • 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)
  • HEXA Core Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)
  • Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format
  • Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.
  • UAD-2 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
  • 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
  • Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

Available as Apollo Heritage Edition

Featuring 10 premium UAD titles — including complete plug‑in Collections of our award-winning Teletronix,® UA 1176, and Fairchild® compressors, Helios® Type 69 and UA 610 mic preamps, Pultec® EQs, and more.

System Requirements

All

  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 10 gigabytes available storage

Mac

  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)

PC

  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 64-bit edition
Sku: ApolloX16

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