Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition

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Including Townsend Labs Sphere L22

Including Townsend Labs Sphere L22

All buyers of a Universal Audio Apollo Rack Interface receive while stocks last - but no longer than through 31.10.2022 a free Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Modeling microphone system with a value of 1199 euros.

18 x 22 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
  • 8 Unison microphone preamplifiers
  • 8 Microphone/Line combo inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Hi-Z inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 Line inputs: Sub-D25
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 Line outputs: Sub-D25
  • 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
available since December 2020
Item number 508064
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 18x22
Number of Mic Inputs 8
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 0
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
$2,799
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paolofromitaly 04.01.2020
I use it as my main audio interface for mixing, but I bought it for occasional recordings, with the intention to record through the UA unison plugins. The console application gives great flexibility. The only thing that left me wishing is that it has 6 DSPs: It might be enough to record, but in my opinion this unit should have had 8 DSPs. I always end up running out of processing. For that I had to buy a UAD satellite.
Agreed, price-wise the interface is not on the cheap side, plus adding DSP power requires to shell out for even more. But then consider this: every now and again, I use other brands of plugins, and invariably when I replace that with a UA plugin it just works better 99% of time. So if you only need inputs to record, I reckon you have options with other products. But if you also care to get world-class sounding plugins there is no doubt you need to go UA products.
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Industry standard interface
Anishjourney 26.09.2022
Very flexible, easy to use, it comes with 32 plugins which are great for mixing and mastering. If you are looking for a high end interface, this is what you are looking for.
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Apollo x8p is a great interface with unrealistically cool plugins!
Goncharov Tim 23.09.2022
Interface - fire! Works on Dell XPS, MacBook Pro. There were no problems with the connection, it works stably. For my standard music projects, the computing power for plug-ins is enough for this interface alone, at least I haven’t reached the limit yet, but if this happens, I additionally purchased UAD-2 SATELLITE. Plugins UAD - generally a separate issue, better not heard yet! I would especially like to highlight the UAD plug-ins with Unison support: preamps, guitar amps... I went from reality when I heard it!
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Ships with Firmware that is not compatible with PC
JustinF67 27.12.2019
Completely useless so far. It seems as though Apollo's need a firmware upgrade to work on PC's and these upgrades can only be installed via Mac - so if you don't have one, tough luck! You couldn't make this up!
From everything I've read online, these units are superb - if you have a Mac. They forgot to let the user update the firmware with a PC making it 1000% useless.

Thomann Comment: You need a firmware update to use the interface on PC's!
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