Universal Audio Apollo 8 DUO Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
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Universal Audio Apollo 8 DUO Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

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Apollo 8 is the world's most acclaimed professional recording interface for Mac and Windows, giving project and commercial studios superior A/D and D/A conversion with the tone, feel, and realtime workflow of classic analog recording.

Built upon UA's 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo 8 distinguishes itself with four Unison-enabled mic preamps, UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core processing, and an included bundle of award-winning UAD plug-ins - which you can track through with near-zero latency, shaping sounds like a classic analog studio - without taxing your host Mac or PC.

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, SSL, API & Manley Preamps
New for Apollo 8 is Unison technology on the front panel instrument inputs, giving you dead-on, impedance-matched emulations of guitar and bass amps like the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe, Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959, and the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier. Apollo 8 features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, SSL, API, Manley, and Universal Audio. An Apollo 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.


• Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production

• Onboard UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core DSP allowing Realtime UAD Processing

• 4 Unison-enabled mic preamps for tracking through preamp emulations from Neve, API, and Universal Audio*

• 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac with powerful Console 2.0 software control

• Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)

• Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono

• Includes Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle

• World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

Included Plug-ins

Right out of the box, Apollo 8 provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world's only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, the legendary Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA's world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine Fairchild 670 compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

- UA 610‐B Tube Preamp and EQ
- Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
- Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
- Teletronix LA‐2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
- UA 1176SE/LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
- Pultec EQP‐1A Program Equalizer (Legacy)
- Pultec Pro (Legacy)
- Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
- Precision Channel Strip
- Precision Reflection Engine
- Precision Delay Modulation
- Precision Delay Modulation L UA
- Precision Enhancer Hz
- Raw Distortion
- RealVerb Pro

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
It may seem expense but not when you consider that this interface gives you the possibility of way more processing power than the Beatles ever dreamed of having "back in the day" Plus it,s rock solid no freeze ups, clicks , pops or drop outs it is simply rock solid. Plus it has a natural "analogue" sound to it verses the harsh digital sound most interfaces have. The unison pre-amps are great &it,s a major plus being able to record & print (or not print) latency free with any of the plugins.
Posted by Bob skinner on Nov 1, 2017
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