Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad

18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

  • 24 bits / 192 kHz
  • Internal UAD Quad Core real-time processing
  • 4 Unison mic preamps
  • Analogue inputs: 4x Mic / Line-In XLR / 6.3 mm Jack Combo input balanced, 4x Line-In jack 6.3 mm balanced, 2x DI
  • Analogue outputs: 8x line-out balanced, 2x monitor, 2x headphones
  • Digital inputs and outputs: ADAT I / O (Smux), S / PDIF, wordclock
  • Monitor functions on the front such as Old Speakers, Dim and Mono
  • Up to four Apollo interfaces and a total of up to six UAD devices can be cascaded via Thunderbolt (Mac)

Includes Realtime Analogue Classics Plus Bundle:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
  • Softube Amp Room Essentials
  • Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • 1176SE / LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • CS-1 Precision Channel
  • RealVerb Pro

Further information

Audio In-and Outputs Yes
Firewire No
PCI No
PCI Express No
PCMCIA No
ExpressCard No
Ethernet No
System Expansion No
USB 3 No

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Fantastic interface, but setup requires tedious removal of unwanted demos

Davewaugh, 24.07.2017
Amazing unit, well built, great sound, great plugins!

So why 4 stars and not 5?
Installation will include all UAD plugins ever made, you will have to scroll through pages of these to find what you've actually licensed. Inserting a UAD plugin on the channel becomes a task, I'd like to open my plugin menu and see only what I've licensed, not the 300 other packages Universal Audio wants me to demo and purchase. This really gets in the way of workflow. I emailed UA to ask if there's a simple filter button, they directed me to the FAQ section on their site. Their suggestion was to hide each plugin from the DAW one by one. I therefore spent a good hour moving VSTs and AUs to an "Unused" Folder on my drive.

Other than that extremely happy with my purchase!
Make sure to buy a Thunderbolt cable, it does not come with one.
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gorgeous lush open sound plus infinite possibilities for processing

16.01.2016
Top quality sound card .
Highly addictive on line plugin store with exceptionally weird pricing policy. Prices change at random giving one the thrill (and disappointment ) of an on line audio casino.
Top quality virtual plugins .
Excellent headphone outputs.
Immediate integration withLogic Pro X .
Easy to use and configure.
A system that cannot be beaten!
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Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad
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Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad
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18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface 24 bits / 192 kHz, Internal UAD Quad Core real-time processing, 4 Unison mic preamps, Analogue inputs: 4x Mic / Line-In XLR / 6.3 mm Jack Combo input balanced,...

  • Audio In-and Outputs: Yes
  • Firewire: No
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x24
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • PCI: No
  • PCI Express: No
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • PCMCIA: No
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • ExpressCard: No
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • System Expansion: No
  • USB 3: No
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
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  • Recording / Playback Channels: 10x6
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 1
  • Number of Line Outputs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 160 mm
  • Depth in mm: 149 mm
  • Height in mm: 66 mm
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2x6 Desktop Thunderbolt Audio Interface With 1x SHARC DSP for running the UAD plug-ins without burdening the CPU of the host computer, 24 Bit / 192 khz, Unison technology for the modelling of...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 10x6
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 1
  • Number of Line Outputs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 160 mm
  • Depth in mm: 149 mm
  • Height in mm: 66 mm
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16 x 20 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface 24 Bit / 192 kHz, Internal UAD Duo Core real-time processing, 8 Unison microphone amplifiers, Analogue inputs: 8x Mic-/Line-In XLR/Jack 6.3 mm Combo input...

  • Audio In-and Outputs: Yes
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 16x20
  • Firewire: No
  • PCI: No
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • PCI Express: No
  • PCMCIA: No
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 8
  • ExpressCard: No
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Ethernet: 0
  • System Expansion: No
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • USB 3: No
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
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18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface 24 Bit / 192 kHz, Internal UAD Duo Core real-time processing, 4 Unison microphone amplifiers, Analogue inputs: 4x Mic-/Line-In XLR/jack 6.3 mm combo input...

  • Audio In-and Outputs: Yes
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x24
  • Firewire: No
  • PCI: No
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • PCI Express: No
  • PCMCIA: No
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • ExpressCard: No
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • System Expansion: No
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • USB 3: No
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
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2x6 Desktop Thunderbolt Audio Interface With 4 SHARC DSP for running the UAD plug-ins without burdening the CPU of the host computer, 24 Bit / 192 kHz, Unison technology for the modelling of...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 10x6
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 1
  • Number of Line Outputs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 160 mm
  • Depth in mm: 149 mm
  • Height in mm: 66 mm
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Audio Interface 18 x 24 Firewire audio interface, 24 bit / 192 kHz AD / DA converter, Internal UAD quad core real-time processing, Microphone preamp with Unison technology, Analogue inputs: 4x XLR...

  • Audio In-and Outputs: Yes
  • Download: No
  • Los artikel / bundelartikel: Bundle
  • Firewire: Yes
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x24
  • Number of microphone inputs: 4
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • PCI: No
  • PCI Express: Yes
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of instrument inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • PCMCIA: No
  • Effect Filter: No
  • ExpressCard: No
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • System Expansion: No
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • USB 3: No
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Multieffect / Plugin-Host: No
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Preamp / Saturation: No
  • Psychoacoustic tool / Enhancer / Exciter: No
  • Other Connectors: Thunderbolt optional (Art. 354261)
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Special FX: No
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Summer / Mixing Consoles: No
  • Tape Simulation: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Vocoder / Vocal effect: No
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Stand Alone operation: Yes
  • VST2: Yes
  • Audio Units: Yes
  • RTAS: Yes
  • from Windows version: 7 (32/64 Bit)
  • from MAC OS X version: 10.6
  • Special Features: only for UAD-2
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  • Audio In-and Outputs: Yes
  • Firewire: No
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x20
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 0
  • PCI: No
  • PCI Express: No
  • Number of Line Inputs: 16
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 0
  • PCMCIA: No
  • Number of Line Outputs: 18
  • ExpressCard: No
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Headphone Outs: 0
  • Phantom Power: No
  • System Expansion: No
  • USB 3: No
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 1
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
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