Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD - Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing

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Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD - Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing
Key Features
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz
  • Low-Latency High-Resolution Audio
  • 18 Input / 24 Output
The Apollo 8 QUAD from Universal Audio is an 18 x 24 Thunderbolt-ready computer audio interface that improves upon the original Apollo with better total harmonic distortion, dynamic range, and signal-to-noise specifications. Delivering the sound, feel and flow of analog recording, the interface combines high-resolution analog design with onboard UAD Processing, allowing music producers and performers to track audio through a range of classic UAD analog emulation plug-ins in real-time.
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$2,099.00

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Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD - Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing

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Universal Audio APOLLO 8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Audio Interface
  • 3Microphone Preamps
  • 4Monitoring
  • 5Processing
  • 6Software

The Apollo 8 QUAD from Universal Audio is an 18 x 24 Thunderbolt-ready computer audio interface that improves upon the original Apollo with better total harmonic distortion, dynamic range, and signal-to-noise specifications. Delivering the sound, feel and flow of analog recording, the interface combines high-resolution analog design with onboard UAD Processing, allowing music producers and performers to track audio through a range of classic UAD analog emulation plug-ins in real-time.

Designed to perform a central role in a modern studio, the unit delivers 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution, which ultimately translates into high-resolution analog audio. The interface features four premium microphone preamps with Unison integration for UAD preamp and pedal plug-ins, which allows true-to-life performance including impedance matching, gain staging, and component-level circuit behaviors. Each mic pre features a switchable low cut filter, 48V phantom power, pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking.

While the converters are open and transparent, the unit can quickly deliver a wide range of classic analog tones and color via its built-in UAD Processing. The onboard QUAD Core processing provides up to a sub-2 millisecond latency that allows for quickly monitoring, auditioning, and printing audio using classic analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more. 

Apollo's Core Audio and Windows drivers ensure compatibility with all major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more. The included Console 2.0 application provides control and recall of all interface and UAD plug-in settings including channel-strip presets, drag-and-drop functionality, and dynamically resizable windows.

The Apollo 8 offers a comprehensive monitor solution with dedicated front panel controls for Alt Speakers, Dim, and Mono functions, as well as input and output metering capabilities. A total of four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices can be combined via the included Apollo Expanded software, allowing Thunderbolt users the ability to expand their I/O and DSP. The Apollo 8 ships with a power supply, IEC power cord, and four rack-mount screws.

Audio Interface

  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length
  • 18 x 24 simultaneous input/output channels:
  • Eight channels of analog-to-digital conversion via mic, line, or high-impedance inputs
  • 14 channels of digital-to-analog conversion via:
    • Eight mono line outputs
    • Stereo monitor outputs (switchable to fixed line outputs)
    • Two stereo headphone outputs
  • 10 channels of digital I/O via:
    • Eight channels ADAT Optical Lightpipe I/O with SMUX for high sample rates
    • Two channels coaxial S/PDIF I/O with sample rate conversion
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports facilitates daisy-chaining of other Thunderbolt devices
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)

 

Microphone Preamps

  • Four high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
  • Unison technology for deep integration with UAD preamp and pedal plug-ins
  • Front panel and software control of all preamp parameters
  • Switchable low cut filter, 48V phantom power, pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking

 

Monitoring

  • Stereo monitor outputs (independent of the eight line outputs)
  • Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintain highest fidelity
  • Front panel control of monitor levels and muting
  • Two stereo headphone outputs with independent mix buses
  • Independent front-panel volume controls for headphone outputs
  • Front panel pre-fader metering of monitor bus levels
  • S/PDIF outputs can be set to mirror the monitor outputs
  • Up to two alternate stereo monitor outputs selectable via front panel or Console software
  • Assignable front panel monitor function switch for alternate speakers, dim, & mono

 

Processing

  • QUAD model features four SHARC processors
  • Real-time UAD Processing on all analog and digital inputs
  • Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 devices when used with DAW
  • Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices for increased mixing DSP
  • Includes UAD Powered Plug-Ins Real-Time Analog Classics Plus bundle
  • Complete UAD plug-ins library is available at the UA online store

 

Software

  • Console Application:
    • Analog-style control interface for realtime monitoring and tracking
    • Enables Real-time UAD Processing with UAD plug-ins
    • Remote control of Apollo 8p features and functionality
    • Virtual I/O for routing DAW tracks through Console
  • Console Recall Plug-In:
    • Saves Console configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recall
    • Convenient access to Console’s monitor controls via DAW plug-in
    • VST, RTAS, AAX 64, and Audio Units plug-in formats
  • UAD Meter & Control Panel Application:
    • Configures global UAD settings and monitors system usage
  • Other
    • Easy firmware updates

 

UPC: 819937001925

Universal Audio APOLLO 8 Specs

Interface
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Connectivity
Host Connection2 x Thunderbolt (MDP) (Thunderbolt 2)
Analog I/O4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" TS Hi-Z Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Line Input
8 x 1/4" TRS Line Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x BNC Input (Word Clock)
1 x BNC Output (Word Clock)
1 x RCA Coaxial AES3 / S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial AES3 / S/PDIF Output
2 x TOSLINK ADAT / S/MUX Input
2 x TOSLINK ADAT / S/MUX Output
MIDI I/ONone
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
+10 to +65 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
+10 to +65 dB
Line Inputs:
+10 to +65 dB
Line Inputs:
+4 / -10 dBV
Max Input LevelHi-Z Inputs:
+12 dBu
Line Inputs:
+20.2 dBu (+4 dBu)
+6.2 dBV (-10 dBV, Unbalanced)
Mic Inputs:
+25 dBu (Min Gain, with Pad)
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+20.2 dBu
Monitor Outputs:
+20.2 dBu
Headphone Output Power160 mW into 300 Ohms
Dynamic RangeOutputs:
118 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
118 dBA
Line Inputs:
120 dBA
Line Outputs:
121 dBA
Mic Inputs:
120 dBA
Monitor Outputs:
121 dBA
ImpedanceHi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Line Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Mic Inputs:
5.4 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
100 Ohms
Monitor Outputs:
100 Ohms
THD+NHeadphone Outputs:
-101 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
-101.5 dBFS
Line Inputs:
-110 dBFS
Line Outputs:
-110 dBFS
Mic Inputs:
-110 dBFS
Monitor Outputs:
-110 dBFS
SNRHeadphone Outputs:
118 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
118 dBA
Line Inputs:
120 dBA
Line Outputs:
121 dBA
Mic Inputs:
119 dBA
Monitor Outputs:
121 dBA
CMRRLine Inputs:
60 dB
Mic Inputs:
73 dB
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
Bit Depth24-Bit
Latency1.1 ms at 96 kHz (Input to Output)
Sync SourcesADAT, Internal, S/PDIF, Word Clock
Word ClockInput Termination: 75 Ohms (Switchable)
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.9
macOS 10.10
macOS 10.11
macOS 10.12
Windows 10
Processor RequirementIntel Core i7
Storage Requirements6 GB
Required HardwareAvailable Thunderbolt 3 Port
Thunderbolt Cable (Not Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration and Software/Driver Download
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC (Included)
Power Consumption50 W (Maximum)
Physical
Dimensions19 x 12.1 x 1.75" / 483 x 307 x 45 mm
Weight9.1 lb / 4.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight17.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 17 x 8"
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