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The Apollo X-series enables music producers, project studios and post-production studios to provide the best A/DD/A conversions currently possible, UAD processing with HEXA cores, and surround monitoring* based recording, overdubbing, and mixing. An audio interface with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. It can be used in both Mac/Windows environments.
*Surround support for Apollo X is scheduled for Q4 2018.
■ Main features of Apollo x8:
・18-in/24-out (analog 8 x 8) Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with best-in-class 24-bit/192 kHz converter
・HEXA core (6 DSP) real-time UAD processing, regardless of audio buffer size, for almost latency-free recording with UAD plug-ins
・4 Unison mic/line preamps allow you to record with great preamp emulations like Neve, API, Manley, SSL, etc.**
・Surround monitor controller for up to 7.1 channel formats* UA 610-B Tube Preamp, Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A and 1176 compressors, as well as Marshall Plexi Classic and Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-ins Includes bundle
・UAD HEXA core processing adds mixing power to major DAWs such as Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and Ableton
・Equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and with Apple's genuine Thunderbolt conversion adapter (sold separately), you can connect up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces, or up to 6 UAD-2 devices and Thunderbolt 1 and 2
・+24dBu headroom operation is also available, making it easy to connect to professional consoles and tape machines
・Convenient monitor functions such as Alt speaker, talkback microphone and assignable Dim/Mono switch mounted on the front panel
・Uncompromising analog circuit design, carefully selected parts, and high assembly quality
・Regular software updates and high support system
■ Included Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle:
・UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
・Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
・Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
・UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
・UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
・Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
・Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
・Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
・Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
・Precision Enhancer Hz
・Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
・Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
・Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
・Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
・RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
■ APOLLO x8 connection
・4 Unison compatible Mic Inputs
・2 Unison compatible Hi-Z Inputs
・8 Line Inputs
・8 ADAT (optical TOSLINK); 2 S/PDIF I/O
・WORD CLOCK I/O
・2 TRS Monitor Outputs
・8 Line Outputs (7.1 Surround)
・2 Stereo Headphone Outputs
■ Operating environment:
*Please refer to manufacturer site
for the latest operating environment.
■ System requirements
・Apple Mac computer with usable Thunderbolt 1, 2 or 3, ports
・MacOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra
・For Macs that support Thunderbolt 1 and 2, Apple's genuine Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately) is required.
**Not compatible with Mac Pro (Late 2013 "Black Cylinder" model) at launch. The official support period is scheduled for Q4 2018.
・PC with built-in Thunderbolt 3 (via USB-C port)
・Windows 10 with Anniversary Update (64-bit edition)
・Operation verified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (sold separately)
Computers from 2016 onwards with a built-in 6th generation Intel Skylake processor (or higher) and a Thunderbolt 3 (Alpine Ridge) controller over a USB-C port, and validated
Systems combined with Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapters are expected to be compatible.
The following Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapters have been tested with UA:
・Startech Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter (Product ID: TBT3TBTADAP)
・Kanex Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter (Product ID: K170-1051-BK6I)
・Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
・6GB or more free storage
・Quad Core i7 or higher processor is recommended
・8GB or more of RAM is recommended
・Internet connection environment
(For software acquisition, product registration and purchase of additional plug-ins)
・AU/VST/RTAS/AAX64 compatible host application
Host application operation check list
*Thunderbolt 3 even if it has a USB-C (Type-C) terminal
Not all computers are supported. Please note.
*PCIe to Thunderbolt adapter, Thunderbolt to FireWire
Use of adapters and Thunderbolt hubs is not supported.
*Compatibility with AMD processor environment has not been tested and is not supported.
*2-in-1 system (notebook/tablet)
Use in an environment is not supported.
*Cannot coexist with UAD-1 devices.
*Use under Apple Boot Camp or virtual Windows environment is not supported.
*Attached "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD
UAD plug-ins other than the plug-in suite can be purchased from the UA online store.