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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.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\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. 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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.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\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. 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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.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\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 musicians, engineers, producers, and sound designers, Apollo x8 features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track 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.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\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\u003eSurround Sound, Talkback, and More\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Apollo x8 features built-in front-panel monitoring functions including aTalkback mic, Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono control. 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Universal Audio Apollo x8

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Elite Audio Conversion with Four Unison Mic Preamps, HEXA Core Processing, and Surround Sound.

Apollo x8 allows music producers, project, and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with new world-beating 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 PC. 

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 24 interface distinguishes itself with four Unison™-enabled mic preamps, providing authentic emulations of preamps from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more, plus all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time. 

Record with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion — nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest noise available, at any pric
Track with near-zero latency through Unison™ preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, Fender, and more
Mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time
Integrate with high-end commercial systems, via 7.1 surround sound monitoring and selectable +24 dBu headroom

Elite-Class 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 129 dB dynamic range and -119 dB THD+N, Apollo x8’s open, natural sound quality rivals any dedicated high-end converter on the market — regardless of price — and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing

Apollo x8 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 musicians, engineers, producers, and sound designers, Apollo x8 features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track 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.

Surround Sound, Talkback, and More

The Apollo x8 features built-in front-panel monitoring functions including aTalkback mic, Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono control. Plus, with its comprehensive 7.1 surround monitoring support, Apollo x8 is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x8 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 x8 offers 18 x 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs (8 x 8 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.

 

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