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Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Your Price: $2,799.00 CDN

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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.

Don?t buy if you are on windows0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
Most common pc motherboard don’t support thunderbolt 3. Even pci card don’t fit with your usual motherboard . You have to buy thunderbolt cable (50$) thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter (150$) plus an other motherboard (500-800$) just to make it work. In my book it’s false advertising to say compatible with windows . Go fo it if you are on Mac but don’t if you are on PC . Rme and antelope are most suited for windows
Posted by Alex on Dec 3, 2020
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Overpriced and very average3 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Long & McQuade Pro), 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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Heart of My Studio2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Long & McQuade Pro), 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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Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

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Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty.Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, woodwind pads, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Accidental or cosmetic damage is not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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