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Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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The original Apollo, introduced in 2012, quickly became a gold standard among modern music producers and engineers it now counts many of the worlds top artists as users. Apollo 8 improves upon the original Apollos sound quality with completely redesigned, class-leading A/D and D/A conversion giving you increased dynamic range and even lower THD.


Features:

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

  • 4 Unison-enabled mic preamps for recording through exacting preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, and Universal Audio

  • Built-in UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core allows Realtime UAD Processing - tracking through DSP-assisted UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency, without draining CPU

  • Includes "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle featuring authentic LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610 tube preamp, and more

  • Next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz Apollo A/D and D/A conversion as heard on hundreds of hit records

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

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

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

  • Free, industry-leading technical support - on the phone and online - from knowledgeable audio engineers

Thunderbolt System Requirements

MAC:
• Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port
• (Mac) macOS 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, or 10.13 High Sierra

WINDOWS:
• PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port
• Windows 10 w/Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)
• Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately)

ALL:
• Thunderbolt 2 cable (sold separately)
• 6 gigabytes available storage
• Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
• Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
• Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended

*Apollo 8 includes the "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

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Closest StoreToronto - Long & McQuade Pro Studio and Broadcast, Ontario
Owned the 4ch Quad or 2yrs. Unison technology was glitchy; this device doesn't play well with PCs. Pres and converters are average at best. I upgraded to Antelope and haven't looked back. Overpriced. There are much better options in that range.
Posted by Jonny on Sep 9, 2018
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Closest StoreToronto - Long & McQuade Pro Studio and Broadcast, Ontario
This is a solid Interface. The converters get the job done but the routing flexibility is what makes it valuable to me. In addition to this, the quality of their plug-ins are noticeably better than most others. Only downside is the plugins are very pricey considering there is zero resale value.
Posted by Byram on Sep 9, 2017
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Posted by Ty on Feb 5, 2017
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Sale Price: $2799.00
Store Special Product - 18x24 Thunderbolt Audio Interface W/quad
Model: APOLLO 8 QUAD
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