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Elite Audio Conversion with Eight Unison Mic Preamps, HEXA Core Processing, and Surround Sound

Apollo x8p allows music engineers, producers, and project studios to track, overdub, and mix with new world-beating A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring - all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC. 

Built upon UA's 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 22 interface laps the competition with eight Unison(TM)-enabled mic preamps, providing authentic emulations of preamps from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more, plus all-new HEXA Core processing - yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time. 

  • Record with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion - nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest noise available, at any price

  • Mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time

  • Track through 8 Unison-enabled mic preamps - with fully authentic emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, and more

  • Integrate with high-end commercial systems, via 7.1 surround sound monitoring and selectable +24 dBu headroom

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion
To improve on the previous generation Apollo interfaces' class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A/D and D/A converters - ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path. 

With 129 dB dynamic range and -119 dB THD+N, Apollo x8p's open, natural sound rivals any dedicated high-end converter on the market - regardless of price - and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API & Manley Preamps
Perfect for engineers, producers, and project studio owners, Apollo x8p features eight Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track large projects through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL, and Universal Audio. A Universal Audio exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres - including their input impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware. 

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo's mic preamps and its onboard HEXA Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance - so you can tap into the classic sounds of the worlds most recorded mic preamps.

A Full Suite of Classic Analog Processing Onboard
Of course, a hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, letting you run the full library of UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency. Apollo x8p includes the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, so you can record and mix with the world's only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and legendary guitar and bass amps from Marshall and Ampeg.

Included Plugins:
- UA 610‐B 
- Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier 
- Fairchild 670 Legacy 
- Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy 
- UA 1176LN Legacy 
- UA 1176SE Legacy 
- Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy 
- Pultec Pro Legacy 
- Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp 
- Precision Channel Strip 
- Precision Reflection Engine 
- Precision Delay Modulation 
- Precision Delay Modulation L 
- UA Precision Enhancer Hz 
- Raw Distortion 
- RealVerb‐Pro

Surround Sound Monitoring and +24 dBu Operation
With comprehensive surround monitoring support for formats up to 7.1, Apollo X8P is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo X8P offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment. 

Build an Expanded Studio System Over Thunderbolt
Apollo X8P offers 16 x 22 simultaneous inputs/outputs (8 x 8 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports. This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin or Apollo rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices adding fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP as your studio grows..


• 16 x 26 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac**)

• Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
• Record through 8 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps - giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more
• Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format*
• Includes "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp; Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A, and 1176 compressors; Marshall Plexi Classic; Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, and more
• UAD HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWs
• Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices
• Selectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines
• Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or Mono
• Free, industry-leading technical support - on the phone and online - from knowledgeable audio engineers


Analog Line Inputs: 8 Balanced 1/4" TRS
Microphone Inputs: 8 Balanced XLR
Instrument (Hi-Z) Inputs: 2 Unbalanced 1/4" TS
Digital Inputs (Optical TOSLINK): 
• ADAT: 8 channels @ 44.1 - 96 kHz
• ADAT: 4 channels @ 176.4 - 192 kHz
Digital Inputs (RCA): S/PDIF: 2 channels @ 44.1 - 192 kHz

A to D Conversion
Mic Preamps: 
• Dynamic Range: 122 dB (A-weighted)
• THD+N: -115 dB (0.00019%)
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.05 dB
Line Inputs
• Dynamic Range: 123 dB (A-weighted)
• THD+N: -113 dB (0.00022%)
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.04 dB

Line Outputs: 8 Balanced 1/4" TRS
Monitor Outputs: 2 Balanced 1/4" TRS
Headphone Outputs: 2 Stereo 1/4" TRS
Digital Outputs (Optical TOSLINK)
• ADAT: 8 channels @ 44.1 - 96 kHz
• ADAT: 4 channels @ 176.4 - 192 kHz
Digital Outputs (RCA): S/PDIF: 2 channels @ 44.1 to 192 kHz

D to A Conversion
Line Outputs: 
• Dynamic Range: 127 dB (A-weighted)
• THD+N: -118 dB (0.00011%)
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz V 20 kHz, +/-0.07 dB
Monitor Outputs
• Dynamic Range: 129 dB (A-weighted)
• THD+N: -118 dB (0.00012%)
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.06 dB
Headphone Outputs
• Dynamic Range: 125 dB (A-weighted)
• THD+N: -102 dB (0.00080%)
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.05 dB


- Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
- Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
- 6 gigabytes available storage
- Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
- For additional compatibility information, visit

Universal Audio Apollo x8p

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