Universal Audio Apollo x8 Heritage Edition

18 x 24 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 2 with optional Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter (not included)
  • Support of surround formats up to 7.1, with speaker calibration and downmix
  • Dual crystal clocking for low-jitter environment and clean, artifact-free recordings and stable stereo imaging
  • 6-Core SHARC DSP for internal UAD real-time processing
  • 4 Unison microphone preamplifiers
  • 4 Microphone inputs: XLR
  • 2 Hi-Z inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 Line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • S/PDIF coaxial input and output
  • 2 ADAT inputs and outputs
  • BNC Word clock input and output
  • 2 Stereo headphone ports: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • Pad
  • Low-cut
  • Phase reverse
  • Switch for monitor switchover
  • Function key can be assigned to Dim or Mono
  • LED Meter
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Support of surround formats up to 7.1, with speaker calibration and downmix
  • Dual crystal clocking for low-jitter environment and clean, artifact-free recordings and stable stereo imaging
  • For Mac/Windows
  • Up to 4 Apollos with Thunderbolt cascading connection
  • Design: 19" / 1U
  • Includes external power supply and software bundle Rackmount Heritage Edition & Realtime Analog Classics Plus

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 18x24
Number of Mic Inputs 4
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outputs 10
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 2
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors No
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered No
Incl. Power Supply Yes
Windows Thunderbolt driver Yes
Thunderbolt Version 3
Width in mm 483 mm
Depth in mm 308 mm
Height in mm 44 mm

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Une véritable référence !
Zakk62, 16.02.2019
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Alors j'utilise les produits UAD depuis plusieurs années maintenant et si j'ai pris la décision d'acheter ce modèle c'est parce que je souhaitais
pouvoir disposer de plus de puissance de traitement directement dans ((console 8) « console virtuelle de la carte ») pour les plug-ins que j'utilise en insert directement dans l'apollo en temps réel.

l'apport de puissance de calcul généré par les deux processeurs supplémentaires est loin d?être négligeable et permet de traiter plus de pistes au sein de
l'application console 8 qui pilote la carte.
On dispose donc aussi de plus de puissance pour l?utilisation de plug-ins directement dans un séquenceur hôte pour le mixage.

Cependant jusqu'ici il n'est toujours pas possible à ma connaissance d'insérer plusieurs plug-ins (parmis les plus gourmands) sur une même tranche de la console virtuelle car les processeurs qui sont au nombre de 6
dans ce modèle ne mettent pas leurs ressources en commun pour le traitement d'un seul canal (mono ou stéréo).
Par contre un processeur peut toujours prendre en charge plusieurs tranches mais il faudra choisir judicieusement les plug-ins en fonction des ressources qu'ils consomment voir (UAD Chart)

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Cette génération de processeur Sharc étant la même que celle qui équipe les Apollos thunderbolt de la génération précédente on ne peut donc pas cumuler plus qu?avant sur une tranche, c'est à dire
qu'une fois que l'on approche les 70 % de ressources requises pour la mise en oeuvre des calculs sur un seul canal (mono ou stéréo) un processeur de l'apollo parmis les 6 encore disponible alloue toute sa puissance à ce canal, c'est exactement
le même process que dans l?ancienne génération d'Apollo.

J'utilise les pistes virtuelles de consoles 8 pour du traitement sans latence pendant certaines phases durant le mixage et ces deux processeurs supplémentaires font la différence, de plus sur ce modèle les convertisseurs ont été améliorés ce qui a eu pour
effet d'accroitre la marge de head room disponible tout en améliorant la clarté la précision et le rapport THD+Bruit: (plage dynamique de 129 dB et un rapport THD+bruit de -119 dB).

L'abandon des connecteurs (combo jack/xlr) ce qui permet de câbler les deux formats aux besoins et de switcher directement depuis console 8 ou depuis le panneau de contrôle de la façade de l'apollo
sur l'entrée souhaitée.

Pour finir c'est un matériel que je trouve vraiment exceptionnel car il permet de mettre en oeuvre des sessions de travail dans les meilleurs conditions avec les simulations les plus pointues qu'il m'ait été donné de tester et ça sans aucune latence ! j'ai réalisé des tests A/B avec du matériel que je possède
au studio ( Api 2500/ Neve 1073/ Clone Neve 2254) et je dois dire que je suis resté scotché par le réalisme des versions UAD.
L'ajout d'un (Talkbackmic) et la possibilité de prise en charge des formats surround jusqu'à 7.1 en fonds pour moi à mon humble avis une des meilleurs carte sur le marché.
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mikk chekka, 19.08.2019
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Ich bin mit der Apollo x8 mehr als zufrieden . Eigendlich braucht mann nur noch eine gute abhöre und ein gutes Mic alles andere bringt UAD mit.
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Un bel outil !
Christophe7075, 20.11.2020
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Je suis passé d'un petit convertisseur à cette bête !
Il n'y a pas photo : les préamplis, les plug'in, le convertisseur , c'est du solide. C'est la première fois que j'ai un son "réaliste" de guitare avec ce genre d'outil numérique.
Bon, ensuite il faut encore passer à la caisse à nouveau car les plug'in d'origine sont ... basiques et forcément , ils n'ont pas mis dans le pack les essentiels (lexicon, les outils de mastering, les amplis marshall, engl) ... pas fous nos amis de chez UA
Mais bon, aucun regret
J'ai eu -comme déjà signalé- des difficultés pour le faire fonctionner sous windows. Par contre , c'est un jeu d'enfant sur mon mac pro
Pas de regret, même si ça revient assez cher
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Die perfekte Neuauflage einer Legende :-)
Mike GT, 16.10.2019
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Das x8 läuft bei mir im Studio und funktioniert übrigens bestens mit der "alten" Apollo 8 Serie und auch Satellites zusammen. Anschluss hierbei einfach über den Apple TB2 auf TB3 Adapter.
Die überarbeiteten Wandler heben das x8 in den High End Bereich und die Hexa Prozessoren bieten auch mal im "Solobetrieb" eine vernünftige Rechenleistung. Die Aufnahmequalität, Feinzeichnung und Räumlichkeit sind schlicht genial! In Kombination mit älteren UADs muss natürlich die Monitorsektion auf das x8 geschaltet werden, damit man auch von der optimierten DA-Wandlung profitiert ;-).
Die Anschlussvielfalt ist optimal gewählt und mit weiteren UAD Geräten jederzeit erweiterbar.
Kurzum - ein "echtes Analogstudio" :-) mit allerhöchsten digitalen Qualitäten - und natürlich eine mögliche Eintrittskarte in die einzigartige UAD Plugin Welt!
Für mich die Referenzklasse im Studio - nicht nur in der UA Welt!!
Einziger Verbesserungsvorschlag: wenn das zugehörige UAD Digitalpult "Console" EUCON-fähig wäre, dann wäre das einfach traumhaft... mit Gruss an Universal Audio!!!
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  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
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  • Ethernet: 0
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  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
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