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Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Interface, from UA

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Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Interface Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Interface Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Interface

The Apollo 8 QUAD reborn! New upgrades include next-generation converter technology, lightning-fast Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, and advanced monitor controls right on the faceplate - combined with their 4 Unison preamps and tons of available I/O, the new Apollo 8 is a masterfully designed interface for any recording environment.

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The Apollo 8 has next-generation audio conversion with classic analog sound. The world class Universal Audio design brings out all of its amazing features with ease. Do not use any other devices to cr...

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The Apollo 8 has next-generation audio conversion with classic analog sound. The world class Universal Audio design brings out all of its amazing features with ease. Do not use any other devices to create that classic analog sound you are looking for. The Apollo is available for SoundPure's Try-Before-You-Buy Program, so if you want to hear how it sounds with your gear, shoot us an email at ProAudio@SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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In this short video, UA's Gannon Kashiwa demonstrates the basic setup procedure for Apollo Interfaces within Logic Pro. Topics covered include: Loading The Driver, Setting The I/O Buffer, Using The Co...

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In this short video, UA's Gannon Kashiwa demonstrates the basic setup procedure for Apollo Interfaces within Logic Pro. Topics covered include: Loading The Driver, Setting The I/O Buffer, Using The Console Recall Plug-In, and more.

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Get the following UAD-2 plugins FREE when you buy an Apollo 8 QUAD, Apollo 8p, or Apollo 16 before June 30th! More than $1200 value in FREE UAD-2 Plugins!

  • 1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection
  • Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection
  • Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
  • Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection
  • Galaxy Tape Echo
 If you purchase Any Two Apollo Rackmount Interfaces, get more than $3500 in FREE UAD-2 Plugins!
  • 1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection
  • Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection
  • Lexicon® 224 Digital Reverb Plug-In
  • Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
  • Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection
  • Galaxy Tape Echo
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection
  • Oxide Tape Recorder Plug-In
  • EP-34 Tape Echo Plug-In
  • Precision Buss Compressor Plug-In
  • AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
  • Cooper® Time Cube Mk II Delay Plug-In
  • Precision Multiband Plug-In

Apollo 8. Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic Analog Sound.

Apollo 8 is an elegant update to one of the world’s most popular professional audio interfaces — delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. This 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 interface offers genuine UA analog design, and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, putting class-leading audio quality in a sleek new package. Built on UA's 50 year legacy of analog design excellence, Apollo 8 also features powerful UAD-2 QUAD or DUO processing and four onboard Unison™ mic preamps, delivering sonic performance that surpasses anything in its class.
 

Key Features

  • Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
  • Onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP allowing Realtime UAD Processing
  • 4 Unison™-enabled mic preamps for tracking through preamp emulations from Neve, API, and Universal Audio*
  • 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac with powerful Console 2.0 software control
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)
  • Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” plug-in bundle
  • World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality


World-Class Sound with Superior Apollo A/D and D/A Conversion

 
The original Apollo, introduced in 2012, quickly became a gold standard among modern music producers and engineers — it now counts many of the world’s top artists as users. Apollo 8 improves upon the original Apollo’s sound quality with completely redesigned, class-leading A/D and D/A conversion — giving you increased dynamic range and even lower THD. Building upon a 50-year legacy of circuit design, UA engineers started with an obsessive audition of the latest converters, pairing them with completely redesigned analog circuitry. Confirmed by extensive double-blind listening tests, the end result is 3 dB better dynamic range on both A/D and D/A conversion versus the original Apollo, placing the Apollo 8 as the measurable class leader.
 

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering

 
Imagine having a classic analog studio, in single rack space. Apollo 8 lets you record through UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size. With award-winning UAD plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more,* Apollo 8 serves up authentic analog tone and warmth. 
 
The key to its analog sound is onboard UAD-2 QUAD DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host computer. 
 
Apollo 8 comes bundled with “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” suite of UAD plug-ins. From there, you can choose from a vast and expanding collection of plug-ins in the UA Online Store.
 

Four Mic Preamps with Unison™ Technology

 
Apollo 8 comes equipped with four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track projects with colorful mic preamp sounds from Neve, API, and Universal Audio. An Apollo breakthrough, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps — including their impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors. The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 processing. Simply place a selected tube or solid state preamp plug-in on your desired mic input, and record in real time through stunning emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, or the Neve 1073 and API 212L.
 

Impedance and Gain Matching
 

Apollo 8 is further enhanced by adding Unison technology to its front-panel Hi-Z instrument inputs, giving you dead-on impedance and gain matching for new stompbox models like the Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808.
 

Improved Monitoring and Workflow
 

Apollo 8 features a host of front-panel upgrades over the original Apollo, including Alt Speakers, Dim, and Mono functions as well as input and output metering capabilities.
 

Expand Your System

 
Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Apollo Expanded also provides seamless integration with previous generation Apollos over Thunderbolt.
 

A Sleek New App

 
With Apollo 8’s Console 2.0 application — a complete re-imagining of Apollo’s original Console software — you can take advantage of over 25 new user-requested features such as Channel Strip presets, Drag & Drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more.

System

  • I/O Complement
    • Microphone Inputs 4
    • High-Impedence (Hi-Z) Instrument Inputs 2
    • Analog Line Inputs 8
    • Analog Line Outputs 8 (ten including monitor outputs)
    • Analog Monitor Outputs 2 (one stereo pair)
    • Headphone Outputs 2 Stereo
    • ADAT Up to eight channels via dual I/O ports with S/MUX
    • S/PDIF One stereo input, one stereo output
    • Thunderbolt 2 ports 2 (Thunderbolt 1 compatible)
    • Word Clock 1 input, 1 output
  • A/D – D/A Conversion
    • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
    • Bit Depth Per Sample 24
    • Simultaneous A/D conversion 8 channels
    • Simultaneous D/A conversion 14 channels
    • Analog Round-Trip Latency 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
    • Analog Round-Trip Latency with four serial UAD-2 plug-ins via Console application 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate

Analog I/O

  • Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Microphone Inputs 1 - 4
    • Connector Type XLR Female, pin 2 positive (Combo XLR/TRS)
    • Phantom Power +48V (switchable per mic input)
    • Dynamic Range 120 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 120 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –110 dBFS
    • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) 73 dB (10’ cable)
    • Default Input Impedance 5.4K Ohms (variable via Unison plug-ins)
    • Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
    • Pad Attenuation 20 dB (switchable per input)
    • Maximum Input level +25 dBu (minimum gain, pad engaged)
  • Hi-Z Inputs 1 - 2
    • Connector Type ¼” Female TS Unbalanced
    • Dynamic Range 118 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 118 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –101.5 dBFS
    • Input Impedance 1M Ohms (variable via Unison plug-ins)
    • Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
    • Maximum Input Level +12 dBu
  • Line Inputs 1 – 4
    • Connector Type ¼” Female TRS Balanced (Combo XLR/TRS)
    • Dynamic Range 120 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 120 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –110 dBFS
    • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) 60 dB (10’ cable)
    • Input Impedance 10K Ohms
    • Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB (Line Input Gain = ON)
    • Reference Level +4 dBu (Line Input Gain = BYPASS)
    • Maximum Input Level +20.2 dBu
  • Line Inputs 5 – 8
    • Connector Type ¼” Female TRS Balanced (Combo XLR/TRS)
    • Dynamic Range 120 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 120 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –110 dBFS
    • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) 60 dB (10’ cable)
    • Input Impedance 10K Ohms
    • Gain (selectable per input) +4 dBu or –10 dBV
    • Maximum Input Level (+4 dBu setting) +20.2 dBu
    • Maximum Input Level (–10 dBV setting) +6.2 dBV (unbalanced)
  • Line Outputs 1 – 8
    • Connector Type ¼” Female TRS Balanced
    • Dynamic Range 121 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 121 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –110 dBFS
    • Stereo Level Balance ±0.05 dB
    • Output Impedance 100 Ohms
    • Maximum Output Level +20.2 dBu
  • Monitor Outputs Left & Right
    • Connector Type ¼” Female TRS Balanced
    • Dynamic Range 121 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 121 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –110 dBFS
    • Stereo Level Balance ±0.01 dB
    • Output Impedance 100 Ohms
    • Maximum Output Level +20.2 dBu
  • Stereo Headphone Outputs 1 – 2
    • Connector Type ¼” Female TRS Stereo
    • Dynamic Range 118 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 118 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –101 dBFS
    • Maximum Output Power 160 mW into 300 ohm load

Digital I/O

  • S/PDIF
    • Connector Type Female Phono (RCA)
    • Format IEC958
    • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • ADAT
    • Connector Type (shared with ADAT) Optical TOSLINK JIS F05
    • Format ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUX
    • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
    • Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz Port 1 = Channels 1 – 8, Port 2 = 1 – 8 (mirrored)
    • Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz Port 1 = Channels 1 – 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 – 8
    • Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz Port 1 = Channels 1 – 2, Port 2 = Channels 3 – 4
  • Word Clock
    • Connector Type BNC
    • Lock Range ±0.5% of any supported sample rate
    • Word Clock Input Termination 75 Ohms, switchable
  • Synchronization Sources
    • Internal, Word Clock, S/PDIF, ADAT
Electrical
  • Power Supplies External AC to DC Power Supply, Level V compliant
  • AC Input Connector Type IEC Male
  • AC Requirements 100V – 240V AC, 50 – 60 Hz
  • DC Connector Type XLR 4-Pin Locking Male (Neutrik P/N NC4MDM3-H)
  • DC Requirements 12 VDC, ±5%
  • Maximum Power Consumption 50 Watts

Mechanical

  • Dimensions
    • Width 19”
    • Height 1.75” (1U rack space)
    • Depth, Chassis Only 12.125”
    • Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions 13.5”
    • Shipping Box (Width x Depth x Height) 24” x 17” x 8”
  • Weight
    • Shipping Weight (with box & accessories) 18 pounds
    • Weight (bare unit) 9.1 pounds
  • Package Contents
    • Apollo 8 Audio Interface Unit
    • External Power Supply
    • AC Power Cable (IEC)
    • Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws
    • Getting Started URL Card

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