The Universal Audio Apollo 8 DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface is a professional 18 x 24 interface featuring state-of-the-art next generation A/D and D/A converters four high-quality microphone preamps with Unison? technology and a powerful onboard UAD-2 DUO Core DSP allowing ultra-low latency digital signal processing with UAD plug-ins such as the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in suite.
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 worlds top artists as users. Apollo 8 improves upon the original Apollos 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 DUO Core DSP Processing which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host computer. 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 Apollos 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. Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle With the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle you get a whole host of professional-quality plug-ins including legendary compressors such as the 1176SE/LN Limiting Amplifiers and Fairchild 670 Legacy Softubes stunning Amp Room Half-Stack and Bass Amp Room 8×10 guitar and bass amp emulations the flexible and natural-sounding RealVerb Pro reverb UAs landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in and much more besides. Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 Guitar Amp Plug-in Exclusively available to buy for users of Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 hardware Universal Audio and Softube are proud to announce the Marshall Plexi Super Lead plug-in – the only Marshall-branded amplifier plug-in on the market – coming May 2015. The 100-watt Marshall Super Lead Model 1959 commonly referred to as the Plexi is one of the worlds most celebrated guitar amps. Softube worked with Marshall and recording engineer Tony Platt (AC/DCs Highway to Hell and Back in Black) to craft a stunningly faithful emulation of Marshalls own reference Super Lead Model 1959 amp built in 1967 and captured using an era-correct 1960BHW speaker cabinet in Kore Studios London. Now users of Universal Audios Apollo audio interfaces can get the dead-on Marshall Super Lead tone as they record in real time while users of UAD-2 hardware can re-amp previously recorded tracks through this amazingly accurate plug-in. Features Audio Interface 18 x 24 simultaneous input/output channels Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length 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) Four high-resolution ultra-transparent digitally-controlled analog mic preamps Unison™ technology for deep integration with UAD preamp and pedal plug-ins Switchable low cut filter 48V phantom power pad polarity inversion and stereo linking Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity 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 UAD-2 Inside DUO Core DSP with two SHARC® processors Realtime UAD Processing on all analog and digital inputs via Console application Console Recall plug-in saves Console configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recall 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 Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle Complete UAD plug-ins library is available at the UA online store System Requirements Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion 10.9.x Mavericks or 10.10.x Yosemite 4 gigabytes available disk space Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins Compatible VST Audio Units RTAS or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software Thunderbolt cable (sold separately) Specifications 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 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 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 (8.2 kg) Weight (bare unit): 9.1 pounds (4.1 kg) Package Contents Apollo 8 DUO Audio Interface Unit External Power Supply AC Power Cable (IEC) Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws Getting Started URL Card Universal Audio Recording-and-Computers 1906
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