Apollo X series

Universal Audio introduces the Apollo X series.

Designed for excellence in every detail. 
Our new flagship Thunderbolt 3 audio interfaces, featuring elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, new HEXA Core UAD plug-in  processing, Unison mic preamps, +24dBu operation, Surround Sound,* and more. All in a sleek, expandable Thunderbolt 3 package for Mac and PC. 

Apollo X series consist of Apollo x6, x8, x8p & x16

The Apollo X allows music producers 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, and 5.1 / 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, these 16 x 22 / 18 x 24 / 18 x 22 / 18 x 20 interfaces easily outperforms everything in its class with 2 / 4 / 8 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. 

APOLLO X6 — Perfect for electronic music and post production

  • 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
  • Elite-Class conversion with 129 dB D/A dynamic range
  • 2 Unison-enabled mic preamps
  • HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing
  • 5.1 Surround Sound monitoring

APOLLO X8 — The new worldwide standard for music production

  • 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
  • Elite-Class conversion with 129 dB D/A dynamic range
  • 4 Unison-enabled mic preamps
  • HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing
  • 7.1 Surround Sound monitoring

APOLLO X8P — Build for tracking larger projects with more mics

  • 18 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
  • Elite-Class conversion with 129 dB D/A dynamic range
  • 8 Unison-enabled mic preamps
  • HEXA Core UAD plug-in verwerking
  • 7.1 Surround Sound monitoring

APOLLO X16 — UA's flagship converter for commercial studios

  • 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
  • Flagship conversion with 133 dB D/A dynamic range
  • 16 channels of analog I/O via DB-25 connectors
  • HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing
  • 7.1 Surround Sound monitoring

Elite-Class A/D and D/A conversion

With thousands of hit 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 interfaces’ 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.

With 129 dB / 133 dB dynamic range and -119 dB / -129 dB THD+N, Apollo's open, natural sound rivals any dedicated high-end converter on the market — regardless of price — and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.
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Realtime UAD HEXA Core processing

The Apollo X 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, 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.

(*Surround Sound coming Q4/2018)
(**Mac Pro (Late 2013 “black cylinder” model) compatibility for Apollo X coming Q4 2018.)