The Universal Audio Apollo 8p QUAD Thunderbolt Audio Interface is a professional 16 x 20 interface featuring state-of-the-art next generation A/D and D/A converters, eight high-quality microphone preamps with Unison technology. The versatile audio interface is ideal for recording studio-grade vocal performances thanks to the 8 unison enabled mic preamps. The UAD Apollo 8p QUAD Rack also features two hi-Z instrument inputs for recording a range of instruments including electric guitars and more. With its compact size and premium-quality components the Apollo 8p Rack is the ideal interface for audio professionals. Additionally, the Apollo 8p QUAD is now compatible with Windows 10 systems.
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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 8p 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 8p as the measurable class leader.
Imagine having a classic analog studio, in single rack space. Apollo 8p 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 8p serves up authentic analog tone and warmth. The key to its analog sound is onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host computer.
Apollo 8p comes equipped with eight 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.
With the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, you get a whole host of professional-quality plug-ins, including UA's landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ; Softube's Amp Room Half-Stack and Bass Amp Room 8x10 guitar and bass amp emulations; the legendary Fairchild 670 Legacy compressor; Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier; Pultec Pro Equalizers (MEQ-5 Midrange EQ and EQP-1A Program EQ); CS-1 Precision Channel; 1176SE/LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers; Raw Distortion stompbox plug-in; UA Precision Enhancer Hz; and the flexible RealVerb Pro reverb.
A/D - D/A Conversion