PreSonus Quantum 26×32 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Heralded in mid 2017 by Sound on Sound magazine as “the fastest Thunderbolt interface on the planet,” the PreSonus Quantum delivers professional audio-production performance for a project-studio price. Speed is just the start of the conversation — you also get eight software-recallable XMAX preamps and extensive digital I/O bolstered by digital conversion that’s so clear even a novice engineer can appreciate the superior quality.

On the subject of digital conversion, the Quantum’s 24-bit/192kHz resolution delivers up to 120dB of usable dynamic range. Combined with its Class A preamps, this allows you to capture everything from pianos to percussion sets with all the nuance and detail they have to offer. Need more I/O? Expand away with dual ADAT lightpipe connections, while twin Thunderbolt 2 ports allow you to cascade up to four Quantums together for a staggering 96 channels of blazing-fast, low-latency recording power.

Work faster with recallable XMAX pres

For the recording engineers here at Sweetwater, our love affair with PreSonus XMAX preamps goes back as far as we can remember. Today, these Class A preamps are better and more versatile than ever. Their high-voltage rails and robust design allow them to deliver clean and open sound at moderate gain settings, and as you turn up the heat, you can get even richer, textured, and colorful tone from them. Cooler still, the XMAX preamps onboard the Quantum are fully recallable, meaning you can save your gain settings with your projects and instantly recall them when you need them. It’s an absolutely amazing time saver we’re sure you’ll love.

Extensive I/O lets you expand your system

There are so many great ways to get even more out of your Quantum than just the eight exceptional XMAX preamps and 10 balanced analog outputs. With two ADAT lightpipe inputs onboard, you can connect a pair of additional 8-channel preamps plus an extra pair via S/PDIF. There’s even MIDI I/O onboard, so if you need to connect an old-school controller, synth module, or any number of other gadgets, your Quantum is ready.

Pro-quality conversion, clocking, and more

We audition a lot of high-end digital audio gear here at Sweetwater, and one thing we’ve appreciated about PreSonus from the beginning is the way they’ve been able to provide competitive sounding conversion on a shoestring budget. PreSonus clearly went all out with this amazing audio interface, as the 24-bit/192kHz converters onboard rival just about everything on the market. We’re talking about 120dB of clear and spacial dynamic range. Top it off with rock-solid clocking, and the Quantum is an ideal central hub for your recording rig.

Center-section controls for studio workflow

The days of large-format recording consoles may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up all the conveniences they offered, and the PreSonus Quantum’s handy set of center-section console controls demonstrates this perfectly. Want to communicate with the band in the live room? Piece of cake — there’s a talkback microphone built into the front panel, and with the push of a button, you can speak directly into the headphone mix. Dim/Mute and Mono buttons are also available for monitor control, and they’re right next to a series of 8-segment LED meters and a large master volume control, which round out the monitoring section.

Epic speed and flexibility of Thunderbolt 2

Don’t want to worry about latency anymore? No problem. Pick up this PreSonus Quantum audio interface, and hardware latency is virtually a thing of the past. Even when you load up your sessions with high-sample-rate tracks, your Quantum packs the performance you need to never miss a beat. Thunderbolt 2 lets you stack up to four Quantums together, so if you’re looking for the base of a more expansive recording setup, with up to 96 ins and outs, then this is the way to go. On that note, dual ADAT optical ports make it easy to expand your I/O with additional preamps and converters, such as PreSonus’s DigiMax DP88s (shown).

Pictured with optional DigiMax DP88 preamp/converters (not included)

Remote control via FREE UC Surface app

Here’s an amazing bonus — you can control virtually all of your Quantum’s onboard features via PreSonus’s free UC Surface control software. Grab your iPad or other tablet, fire up the app, and control your Quantum from anywhere you have a network connection. It’s great for tracking vocals or keeping an eye on detailed meters, no matter what your recording software is doing.

Superb software package included

Your purchase includes Studio One Artist and everything you need to start recording via your computer. Plus, to take your recordings to the next level, you get the Studio Magic plug-in suite. This extensive collection of popular plug-ins includes emulations of classic studio gear from legendary manufacturers, adding hundreds of dollars in extra value. Punch up your mix bus with the Brainworx bx_opto compressor, add ambient reverb with Lexicon MPX-i Reverb, fire up transients with SPL’s Attacker Plus, and much more. And since these plug-ins are available in AAX, VST, and AU formats, they’re compatible with any DAW.

PreSonus Quantum Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface Features:

  • Impressive 26-in/32-out audio interface in a 1U rackmount chassis
  • Thunderbolt 2 connectivity delivers such low latency, Sound on Sound called it “the fastest Thunderbolt interface on the planet” in mid 2017
  • 8 software-recallable Class A XMAX preamps onboard make session recall fast and easy
  • 2 instrument inputs also available for recording guitar, bass, keys, and more direct
  • Expand your system with 2 sets of ADAT I/O for enough channels to comfortably track entire bands at once
  • Cascade up to 4 Quantums via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for up to 96 channels
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital converters deliver amazingly clean sound with 120dB of dynamic range
  • Console-style center section includes integrated talkback mic and monitor controls
  • Includes Studio One Artist DAW software for macOS and Windows
  • Packaged with the complete Studio Magic Plug-in Suite — a collection of awesome plug-in emulations of classic studio gear

PreSonus Quantum 26×32 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Heralded in mid 2017 by Sound on Sound magazine as “the fastest Thunderbolt interface on the planet,” the PreSonus Quantum delivers professional audio-production performance for a project-studio price. Speed is just the start of the conversation — you also get eight software-recallable XMAX preamps and extensive digital I/O bolstered by digital conversion that’s so clear even a novice engineer can appreciate the superior quality.

On the subject of digital conversion, the Quantum’s 24-bit/192kHz resolution delivers up to 120dB of usable dynamic range. Combined with its Class A preamps, this allows you to capture everything from pianos to percussion sets with all the nuance and detail they have to offer. Need more I/O? Expand away with dual ADAT lightpipe connections, while twin Thunderbolt 2 ports allow you to cascade up to four Quantums together for a staggering 96 channels of blazing-fast, low-latency recording power.

Work faster with recallable XMAX pres

For the recording engineers here at Sweetwater, our love affair with PreSonus XMAX preamps goes back as far as we can remember. Today, these Class A preamps are better and more versatile than ever. Their high-voltage rails and robust design allow them to deliver clean and open sound at moderate gain settings, and as you turn up the heat, you can get even richer, textured, and colorful tone from them. Cooler still, the XMAX preamps onboard the Quantum are fully recallable, meaning you can save your gain settings with your projects and instantly recall them when you need them. It’s an absolutely amazing time saver we’re sure you’ll love.

Extensive I/O lets you expand your system

There are so many great ways to get even more out of your Quantum than just the eight exceptional XMAX preamps and 10 balanced analog outputs. With two ADAT lightpipe inputs onboard, you can connect a pair of additional 8-channel preamps plus an extra pair via S/PDIF. There’s even MIDI I/O onboard, so if you need to connect an old-school controller, synth module, or any number of other gadgets, your Quantum is ready.

Pro-quality conversion, clocking, and more

We audition a lot of high-end digital audio gear here at Sweetwater, and one thing we’ve appreciated about PreSonus from the beginning is the way they’ve been able to provide competitive sounding conversion on a shoestring budget. PreSonus clearly went all out with this amazing audio interface, as the 24-bit/192kHz converters onboard rival just about everything on the market. We’re talking about 120dB of clear and spacial dynamic range. Top it off with rock-solid clocking, and the Quantum is an ideal central hub for your recording rig.

Center-section controls for studio workflow

The days of large-format recording consoles may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up all the conveniences they offered, and the PreSonus Quantum’s handy set of center-section console controls demonstrates this perfectly. Want to communicate with the band in the live room? Piece of cake — there’s a talkback microphone built into the front panel, and with the push of a button, you can speak directly into the headphone mix. Dim/Mute and Mono buttons are also available for monitor control, and they’re right next to a series of 8-segment LED meters and a large master volume control, which round out the monitoring section.

Epic speed and flexibility of Thunderbolt 2

Don’t want to worry about latency anymore? No problem. Pick up this PreSonus Quantum audio interface, and hardware latency is virtually a thing of the past. Even when you load up your sessions with high-sample-rate tracks, your Quantum packs the performance you need to never miss a beat. Thunderbolt 2 lets you stack up to four Quantums together, so if you’re looking for the base of a more expansive recording setup, with up to 96 ins and outs, then this is the way to go. On that note, dual ADAT optical ports make it easy to expand your I/O with additional preamps and converters, such as PreSonus’s DigiMax DP88s (shown).

Pictured with optional DigiMax DP88 preamp/converters (not included)

Remote control via FREE UC Surface app

Here’s an amazing bonus — you can control virtually all of your Quantum’s onboard features via PreSonus’s free UC Surface control software. Grab your iPad or other tablet, fire up the app, and control your Quantum from anywhere you have a network connection. It’s great for tracking vocals or keeping an eye on detailed meters, no matter what your recording software is doing.

Superb software package included

Your purchase includes Studio One Artist and everything you need to start recording via your computer. Plus, to take your recordings to the next level, you get the Studio Magic plug-in suite. This extensive collection of popular plug-ins includes emulations of classic studio gear from legendary manufacturers, adding hundreds of dollars in extra value. Punch up your mix bus with the Brainworx bx_opto compressor, add ambient reverb with Lexicon MPX-i Reverb, fire up transients with SPL’s Attacker Plus, and much more. And since these plug-ins are available in AAX, VST, and AU formats, they’re compatible with any DAW.

PreSonus Quantum Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface Features:

  • Impressive 26-in/32-out audio interface in a 1U rackmount chassis
  • Thunderbolt 2 connectivity delivers such low latency, Sound on Sound called it “the fastest Thunderbolt interface on the planet” in mid 2017
  • 8 software-recallable Class A XMAX preamps onboard make session recall fast and easy
  • 2 instrument inputs also available for recording guitar, bass, keys, and more direct
  • Expand your system with 2 sets of ADAT I/O for enough channels to comfortably track entire bands at once
  • Cascade up to 4 Quantums via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for up to 96 channels
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital converters deliver amazingly clean sound with 120dB of dynamic range
  • Console-style center section includes integrated talkback mic and monitor controls
  • Includes Studio One Artist DAW software for macOS and Windows
  • Packaged with the complete Studio Magic Plug-in Suite — a collection of awesome plug-in emulations of classic studio gear

PreSonus Quantum 2626 26×26 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

Powered by high-speed Thunderbolt 3 technology and eight pristine XMAX mic preamps, the PreSonus Quantum 2626 is a blazing fast audio interface with an incredible sound. State-of-the-art 24-bit/192kHz converters and rock-solid clocking provide an impressive 120dB of dynamic range and jitter-free performance. Need more I/O? No problem. Use the Quantum 2626’s dual ADAT inputs to expand connectivity up to 26 ins and outs. To get you up and recording right away, The Quantum 2626 includes PreSonus’s Studio One Artist DAW, as well as a free Studio Magic Plug-in Suite—a software bundle engineers at Sweetwater love!

Ultra-transparent XMAX analog mic preamps

For the recording engineers here at Sweetwater, our love affair with PreSonus XMAX preamps goes back as far as we can remember. Today, these Class A preamps are better and more versatile than ever. Their high-voltage rails and robust design allow them to deliver clean and open tones at moderate gain settings, and, as you turn up the heat, you can get even richer, more textured, and more colorful tones from them. Unique among many units in its price point, the Quantum 2626’s inputs and outputs are DC-coupled, which captures a fuller frequency range than capacitor-coupled I/O, especially in the lower frequencies. You’ll love how they sound!

Extensive I/O lets you expand your system

There are so many great ways to get even more out of your Quantum 2626 than just the eight exceptional XMAX preamps. With two ADAT lightpipe ports onboard, you can expand your I/O up to 26-in/26-out. Two line returns allow for easy patching-in of hardware equipment and other effects, so you can integrate all of your favorite external units into your digital audio workspace. There’s even MIDI I/O onboard, so if you need to connect an old-school controller, synth module, or any number of other gadgets, your Quantum 2626 is ready.

Pro-quality conversion, clocking, and more

We audition a lot of high-end digital audio gear here at Sweetwater, and one thing we’ve appreciated about PreSonus from the beginning is the way they’ve been able to provide competitive sounding conversion on a shoestring budget. PreSonus went all out with this fantastic audio interface, as the 24-bit/192kHz converters onboard rival just about everything on the market. We’re talking about 120dB of clear and spacial dynamic range. Top it off with rock-solid clocking, and the Quantum 2626 is an ideal central hub for your recording rig.

Epic speed and flexibility of Thunderbolt 3

Don’t want to worry about latency anymore? No problem. Pick up this PreSonus Quantum 2626, and hardware latency is virtually a thing of the past. Even when you load up your sessions with high-sample-rate tracks, your Quantum 2626 packs the performance you need to never miss a beat, with round-trip latency of less than 1ms.

Superb software package included

Your purchase includes Studio One Artist and everything you need to start recording via your computer. Plus, to take your recordings to the next level, you get the Studio Magic plug-in suite. This extensive collection of popular plug-ins includes emulations of classic studio gear from legendary manufacturers, adding hundreds of dollars in extra value. Punch up your mix bus with the Brainworx bx_opto compressor, add ambient reverb with Lexicon MPX-i Reverb, fire up transients with SPL’s Attacker Plus, and much more. And since these plug-ins are available in AAX, VST, and AU formats, they’re compatible with any DAW.

PreSonus Quantum 2626 26×26 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Features:

  • Impressive 26-in/26-out audio interface in a 1U chassis
  • Thunderbolt 3 connectivity delivers round-trip latency of less than 1ms.
  • 6 combo mic/line inputs with Class A XMAX preamps
  • 2 combo mic/instrument inputs with XMAX preamps for recording direct guitar, bass, keys, and more
  • DC-coupled I/O captures a fuller frequency range, especially in the lower frequency ranges
  • 2 line returns allow straightforward integration of external hardware and effects into your digital recording and mixing environment
  • Expand your system with 2 sets of ADAT I/O for enough channels to comfortably track entire bands at once
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital converters deliver amazingly clean sound with 120dB of dynamic range
  • Includes Studio One Artist DAW software for macOS and Windows
  • Packaged with the complete Studio Magic Plug-in Suite — a collection of awesome plug-in emulations of classic studio gear

PreSonus Quantum 26×32 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Heralded in mid 2017 by Sound on Sound magazine as “the fastest Thunderbolt interface on the planet,” the PreSonus Quantum delivers professional audio-production performance for a project-studio price. Speed is just the start of the conversation — you also get eight software-recallable XMAX preamps and extensive digital I/O bolstered by digital conversion that’s so clear even a novice engineer can appreciate the superior quality.

On the subject of digital conversion, the Quantum’s 24-bit/192kHz resolution delivers up to 120dB of usable dynamic range. Combined with its Class A preamps, this allows you to capture everything from pianos to percussion sets with all the nuance and detail they have to offer. Need more I/O? Expand away with dual ADAT lightpipe connections, while twin Thunderbolt 2 ports allow you to cascade up to four Quantums together for a staggering 96 channels of blazing-fast, low-latency recording power.

Work faster with recallable XMAX pres

For the recording engineers here at Sweetwater, our love affair with PreSonus XMAX preamps goes back as far as we can remember. Today, these Class A preamps are better and more versatile than ever. Their high-voltage rails and robust design allow them to deliver clean and open sound at moderate gain settings, and as you turn up the heat, you can get even richer, textured, and colorful tone from them. Cooler still, the XMAX preamps onboard the Quantum are fully recallable, meaning you can save your gain settings with your projects and instantly recall them when you need them. It’s an absolutely amazing time saver we’re sure you’ll love.

Extensive I/O lets you expand your system

There are so many great ways to get even more out of your Quantum than just the eight exceptional XMAX preamps and 10 balanced analog outputs. With two ADAT lightpipe inputs onboard, you can connect a pair of additional 8-channel preamps plus an extra pair via S/PDIF. There’s even MIDI I/O onboard, so if you need to connect an old-school controller, synth module, or any number of other gadgets, your Quantum is ready.

Pro-quality conversion, clocking, and more

We audition a lot of high-end digital audio gear here at Sweetwater, and one thing we’ve appreciated about PreSonus from the beginning is the way they’ve been able to provide competitive sounding conversion on a shoestring budget. PreSonus clearly went all out with this amazing audio interface, as the 24-bit/192kHz converters onboard rival just about everything on the market. We’re talking about 120dB of clear and spacial dynamic range. Top it off with rock-solid clocking, and the Quantum is an ideal central hub for your recording rig.

Center-section controls for studio workflow

The days of large-format recording consoles may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up all the conveniences they offered, and the PreSonus Quantum’s handy set of center-section console controls demonstrates this perfectly. Want to communicate with the band in the live room? Piece of cake — there’s a talkback microphone built into the front panel, and with the push of a button, you can speak directly into the headphone mix. Dim/Mute and Mono buttons are also available for monitor control, and they’re right next to a series of 8-segment LED meters and a large master volume control, which round out the monitoring section.

Epic speed and flexibility of Thunderbolt 2

Don’t want to worry about latency anymore? No problem. Pick up this PreSonus Quantum audio interface, and hardware latency is virtually a thing of the past. Even when you load up your sessions with high-sample-rate tracks, your Quantum packs the performance you need to never miss a beat. Thunderbolt 2 lets you stack up to four Quantums together, so if you’re looking for the base of a more expansive recording setup, with up to 96 ins and outs, then this is the way to go. On that note, dual ADAT optical ports make it easy to expand your I/O with additional preamps and converters, such as PreSonus’s DigiMax DP88s (shown).

Pictured with optional DigiMax DP88 preamp/converters (not included)

Remote control via FREE UC Surface app

Here’s an amazing bonus — you can control virtually all of your Quantum’s onboard features via PreSonus’s free UC Surface control software. Grab your iPad or other tablet, fire up the app, and control your Quantum from anywhere you have a network connection. It’s great for tracking vocals or keeping an eye on detailed meters, no matter what your recording software is doing.

Superb software package included

Your purchase includes Studio One Artist and everything you need to start recording via your computer. Plus, to take your recordings to the next level, you get the Studio Magic plug-in suite. This extensive collection of popular plug-ins includes emulations of classic studio gear from legendary manufacturers, adding hundreds of dollars in extra value. Punch up your mix bus with the Brainworx bx_opto compressor, add ambient reverb with Lexicon MPX-i Reverb, fire up transients with SPL’s Attacker Plus, and much more. And since these plug-ins are available in AAX, VST, and AU formats, they’re compatible with any DAW.

PreSonus Quantum Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface Features:

  • Impressive 26-in/32-out audio interface in a 1U rackmount chassis
  • Thunderbolt 2 connectivity delivers such low latency, Sound on Sound called it “the fastest Thunderbolt interface on the planet” in mid 2017
  • 8 software-recallable Class A XMAX preamps onboard make session recall fast and easy
  • 2 instrument inputs also available for recording guitar, bass, keys, and more direct
  • Expand your system with 2 sets of ADAT I/O for enough channels to comfortably track entire bands at once
  • Cascade up to 4 Quantums via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for up to 96 channels
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital converters deliver amazingly clean sound with 120dB of dynamic range
  • Console-style center section includes integrated talkback mic and monitor controls
  • Includes Studio One Artist DAW software for macOS and Windows
  • Packaged with the complete Studio Magic Plug-in Suite — a collection of awesome plug-in emulations of classic studio gear

Universal Audio Apollo x6 Heritage Edition 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Place the Universal Audio Apollo x6 at the center of your studio, and it’s guaranteed to turbocharge your productivity. Track and mix with 50% more processing power than previous Apollos, thanks to UA’s powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo x6’s upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion and Dual Crystal clocking. Pro users will appreciate native 5.1 surround monitoring support, selectable +24dBu operation, built-in talkback, and more. Dual Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo x6’s ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The Apollo x6 Heritage Edition comes with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, arming you with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware. Finally, the Apollo x6 boasts compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking. If there was ever a time to upgrade to the newest Apollo, now’s the time!

Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing

There are times when your computer doesn’t have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That’s where UA’s powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor comes in. This processor yields 50% more power than the previous generation. This means that you can track in real time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW. The engineers here at Sweetwater appreciate being able to inject guitars with the tube warmth of a Pultec EQ, add the musical limiting of an LA-2A to a vocal, and pump up drums with an 1176 or Fairchild 670 — all in real time. It’s the closest thing to having the real hardware.

Computer not included.

Elite-class AD/DA conversion offers ultra-pristine sound

Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo x6’s AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and –128dB THD+N. Beyond that, Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging. Dive in, and you’ll hear for it yourself — the Apollo x6’s AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

A bevy of pro-level features

You can find Apollos in professional studios worldwide. That said, users have been clamoring for certain pro-level features. Good news — Universal Audio has been listening! So what’s new? First of all, the Apollo x6 includes 5.1 surround monitoring support, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down. This is great news for engineers working on audio and music for video games, film, television, and the web. Beyond that, the Apollo x6 was tailor-made for your analog console and other high-end gear, courtesy of its selectable +24dBu operation. Thanks to these and other great features, the Apollo x6 makes a great centerpiece for any studio.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo x6’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo x6’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic 610 tube preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo x6’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo x6’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system. In fact, the Apollo x6’s Thunderbolt 3 connection runs projects with high track counts at latencies of less than 2ms! On top of that, multiple Apollo interfaces can be networked over Thunderbolt to add fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP to your studio. You don’t even need a brand-new computer — the Apollo x6’s two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports are backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately).

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo x6 lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. When you buy the Apollo x6 Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted revisions in the Pultec product line
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection includes both the Fairchild 660 and 670 based on an accurate circuit models of Ocean Way Studios’ “golden-reference” units.
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler Legendary solid-state electro-optical compressor/leveler
  • Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection from the console at the center of hundreds of iconic albums from rock’s “Golden Age” including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Black Sabbath and AC/DC.
  • V76 Preamplifier prized microphone preamp found in Decca and EMI’s custom Abbey Road desks
  • UA Oxide Tape Recorder provides UA’s revolutionary tape emulation technology
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • 1176 LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb Pro

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: The Universal Audio LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo x6 Heritage Edition Features:

  • 16-in/22-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 HEXA Core processing
  • 6-core HEXA Core offers 50% more processing power than previous Apollos
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and –118dB THD+N
  • Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging
  • Dual Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware
  • 5.1 surround monitoring support for engineers working on video games, film, television, and the web
  • Selectable +24dBu operation for easy integration with analog consoles and other high-end studio gear
  • Integrated talkback and for easy communication and slating takes
  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 10 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration
  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately)

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Heritage Edition 10×6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin MkII DUO improves on the acclaimed Apollo Twin interface with next-generation AD/DA converters for astonishingly wide dynamic range and ultra-low THD. And with expanded monitoring controls, the Apollo Twin MkII DUO packs console functionality into a desktop interface for Mac and PC. With built-in UAD processing, the Apollo Twin DUO lets you take advantage of the rich, warm, analog sound of UAD Powered Plug-ins during mixdown — and even in real time during tracking. Speaking of tracking, the Apollo Twin’s astounding Unison mic preamp technology lets you re-create the sound of classic mic preamps in a way that software processing simply can’t match. The Apollo Twin MkII DUO Heritage Edition comes with a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics bundle, arming you with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware. The Apollo Twin MkII DUO also boasts compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking.

The Apollo Twin MkII DUO captures the sound of legendary preamps with Unison Technology

The Apollo Twin MkII’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bi-directional communication between the Apollo Twin’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of Universal Audio’s classic 610 tube preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo Twin MkII’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo Twin MkII’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. The Apollo Twin DUO’s Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your microphone inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Sensational plug-in bundle included with your Apollo Twin!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo Twin MkII lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. When you buy the Apollo Twin DUO Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA‑2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted Pultecs
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb that delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics bundle:

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg SVT-VR
  • RealVerb‐Pro

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and Universal Audio was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system — but with the convenience of a single cable. Apollo Twin MkII’s Thunderbolt connection lets you run projects with high track counts at incredibly low latency. In fact, you can even record through UAD plug-ins in real time with less than 2ms latency!

A gift from Sweetwater — free Thunderbolt cable included

To ensure you’re equipped for recording right out of the box, Sweetwater is including a free Thunderbolt cable with this interface. Plug into a Thunderbolt-equipped desktop or laptop computer and enjoy ultra-fast performance with incredibly low latency.

The Apollo Twin DUO features UAD-2 processing power built in

There are times when your computer just doesn’t have the power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session needs. With UAD Powered Plug-ins, the processing load is taken off your computer and borne by UAD’s super-powerful Analog Devices SHARC processors. Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin MkII interface has these SHARC processors built in and is available in SOLO (one SHARC), DUO (two SHARCs), and QUAD (four SHARCs) configurations.

Digitally controlled outputs and advanced monitor controls with Apollo Twin DUO

Many audio interfaces have a volume control that reduces digital bit depth as you lower the volume — so unless you’re listening at the maximum volume level, you’re not really hearing your mix as you should be. The Apollo Twin MkII is equipped with digitally controlled analog monitor outputs, where your audio passes through at its full resolution and is attenuated in the analog realm. Even at low volume levels, the Apollo Twin MkII lets you accurately determine if your mix has the punch, impact, and detail that it needs. Handy controls for Mute, Dim, Mono, and Alt speaker switching offer console-like control over your monitoring experience. And to top it all off, a built-in talkback mic provides easy studio communication.

Smart I/O selection for a desktop interface

For smaller studios and mobile producers, the Apollo Twin MkII zeros in on what you need for productive sessions. You’ve got a pair of Unison mic/line inputs with Burr-Brown PGA2500 preamps, which sound detailed and transparent. If you need more inputs, an optical input lets you add up to eight more via ADAT. Four analog outputs and a high-quality headphone output give you enough outputs for most small tracking sessions.

It’s just the right setup for producers on the go, for engineers who need to mix with powerful UAD plug-ins outside of their studio, and even for DJs who want the best possible live sound they can get. If you’re not sure how you would integrate the Apollo Twin MkII into your existing setup, just give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call!

Bridging the gap between your UAD-equipped studio and everywhere else with the Apollo Twin MkII DUO

If you mix with UAD plug-ins in your studio, but also like to record and mix outside your studio, the Apollo Twin MkII is the missing link you’ve been waiting for. With just your laptop and the Apollo Twin MkII, you can easily take powerful UAD processing anywhere you go.

And the live sound possibilities are awesome: use the Apollo Twin MkII as a real-time processor for your bass or guitar and take your studio sound onstage. If you’re an electronic music producer that also DJs, using the Apollo Twin MkII as your live performance interface will give you huge, detailed sound that will make other DJs jealous.

So, while the Apollo Twin MkII is a great entry point for new UAD users, it’s also the perfect way to take your existing UAD-powered projects on the road.

Cascade up to four Apollo interfaces

Thanks to the combined power and flexibility of Thunderbolt connectivity and UA Console 2.0 management software, it’s incredibly easy to combine up to four Apollo interfaces (plus two additional Satellites) into a single powerhouse production system. Cascaded Apollos share DSP and I/O, and you can easily manage it all via a single Console window.

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: the Universal Audio LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Heritage Edition Audio Interface Features:

  • Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac with 2 analog inputs, 4 analog outputs, and 8 channels of ADAT input
  • Sounds amazing, with next-generation AD/DA for maximum fidelity
  • Use outstanding UAD Powered Plug-ins for tracking and mixdown
  • Preamps sound pristine, and Unison technology gives you spot-on emulations of classic preamps
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 5 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Thunderbolt gives you ultra-low latency and huge bandwidth for higher sample rates and track counts
  • Compact design makes it perfect for mobile recording, mixing outside of your studio, and even performing live
  • Hands-on control over your monitor outputs
  • Cascade up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces and 6 total UAD devices
  • Free Thunderbolt cable included
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Loaded with UA’s next-generation AD/DA converters and two Unison mic preamps, the Apollo Solo Heritage Edition delivers top-shelf sound quality. What’s more, you get a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics bundle to lend an album-quality sheen to your projects. Whether you use them in real time during tracking or later while you’re mixing, these powerful plug-ins supply you with access to an array of classic mic preamps, compressors, EQs, reverbs, and more. You can capture everything with near-zero latency, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. And you get compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking. The Universal Audio Apollo Solo is a cost-effective way to enter into the world of UAD Powered Plug-ins and is a great way for UAD-equipped studios to take their projects mobile.

Note: the Universal Audio Apollo Solo requires Thunderbolt 3 and is not backward compatible with earlier versions of Thunderbolt. Call your Sales Engineer for more details.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo Solo’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo Solo’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic LA-610 preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo Solo’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo Solo’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo Solo lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. When you buy the Apollo Solo Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA‑2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted Pultecs
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb that delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics bundle:

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg SVT-VR
  • RealVerb‐Pro

Thunderbolt: Ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system — but with the convenience of a single cable. Apollo Solo’s Thunderbolt 3 connection lets you run projects with high track counts at incredibly low latency. In fact, you can even record through UAD plug-ins in real time with less than 2ms latency!

UAD-2 processing power built in!

There are times when your computer just doesn’t have the power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session needs. With UAD Powered Plug-ins, the processing load is taken off your computer and borne by UAD’s super-powerful Analog Devices SHARC processors. Universal Audio’s Apollo Solo interface has one of these SHARC processors built in, which gives you enough power to track small sessions and start building your mix.

Smart I/O selection for a desktop interface

For smaller studios and mobile producers, the Apollo Solo zeros in on what you need for productive sessions. You’ve got a pair of Unison mic/line inputs, which sound detailed and transparent. Beyond that, an instrument input, two analog outputs, and a high-quality headphone output give you enough I/O for most small tracking sessions.

It’s just the right setup for producers on the go, for engineers who need to mix with powerful UAD plug-ins outside of their studio, and even for DJs who want the best possible live sound they can get. If you’re not sure how you would integrate the Apollo Solo into your existing setup, just give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call!

Bridging the gap between your UAD-equipped studio and everywhere else

If you mix with UAD plug-ins in your studio but also like to record and mix outside your studio, the Apollo Solo is the missing link you’ve been waiting for. With just your laptop and the Apollo Solo, you can easily take powerful UAD processing anywhere you go.

And the live sound possibilities are awesome: use the Apollo Solo as a real-time processor for your bass or guitar and take your studio sound onstage. If you’re an electronic music producer who also DJs, using the Apollo Solo as your live performance interface will give you huge, detailed sound that will make other DJs jealous.

So, while the Apollo Solo is a great entry point for new UAD users, it’s also the perfect way to take your existing UAD-powered projects on the road.

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: Universal Audio’s LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition Features:

  • Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with 2 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs, plus 1 instrument input and a stereo headphone output
  • Sounds amazing, with next-generation AD/DA for maximum fidelity
  • Use outstanding UAD Powered Plug-ins for tracking and mixdown
  • Preamps sound pristine, and Unison technology gives you spot-on emulations of classic preamps
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 5 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Thunderbolt gives you ultra-low latency and huge bandwidth for higher sample rates and track counts
  • Compact, bus-powered design makes it perfect for mobile recording, mixing outside of your studio, and even performing live
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration

Note: A Thunderbolt 3 cable will be provided for free.

Universal Audio Apollo x4 Heritage Edition 12×18 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

If you want legendary UA sound quality and processing but feel that Apollo X interfaces are beyond your reach, think again! The Universal Audio Apollo x4’s performance rivals its larger brethren, but eschews extraneous features like 5.1 surround monitoring and +24dBu operation for a streamlined, desktop design that’s tailor-made for project studios. Track and mix with spot-on emulations of tried-and-true studio classics, thanks to UA’s powerful QUAD Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo x4’s upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion. Four Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary gear. The Apollo x4 Heritage Edition comes with a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-ins titles, along with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, arming you with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo x4’s ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Finally, the Apollo x4 boasts compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking. If there was ever a time to upgrade to an Apollo, now’s the time!

Track and mix with powerful QUAD Core processing

There are times when your computer doesn’t have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That’s where UA’s powerful 4-core QUAD Core processor comes in. This processor enables you to track in real time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW. The engineers here at Sweetwater appreciate being able to inject guitars with the tube warmth of a Pultec EQ, add the musical limiting of an LA-2A to a vocal, and pump up drums with an 1176 or Fairchild 670 — all in real time. It’s the closest thing to having the real hardware.

Elite-class AD/DA conversion offers ultra-pristine sound

Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo x4’s AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 127dB dynamic range. Dive in, and you’ll hear for it yourself — the Apollo x4’s AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo x4’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo x4’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic 610 tube preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo x4’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo x4’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system. In fact, the Apollo x4’s Thunderbolt 3 connection runs projects with high track counts at latencies of less than 2ms! On top of that, up to four Apollo interfaces can be networked over Thunderbolt to add fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP to your studio. You don’t even need a brand-new computer — the Apollo x4’s built-in Thunderbolt 3 port is backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (does not support Thunderbolt 1 or 2 on Windows — adapter sold separately).

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo x4 lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. When you buy the Apollo x4 Heritage Edition, you’ll receive a premium suite of 10 award-winning plug-in titles:

  • UA 1176 Collection with three unique versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE
  • Teletronix LA2A Classic Leveler Collection of three historic versions of the revered electro-optical tube processor
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection provides access to three historical and highly coveted revisions in the Pultec product line
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection includes both the Fairchild 660 and 670 based on an accurate circuit models of Ocean Way Studios’ “golden-reference” units.
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection including the storied Wally Heider “Green Board,” used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix
  • Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler Legendary solid-state electro-optical compressor/leveler
  • Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection from the console at the center of hundreds of iconic albums from rock’s “Golden Age” including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Black Sabbath and AC/DC.
  • V76 Preamplifier prized microphone preamp found in Decca and EMI’s custom Abbey Road desks
  • UA Oxide Tape Recorder provides UA’s revolutionary tape emulation technology
  • UA Pure Plate Reverb delivers a shimmering, authentic plate reverb sound with a minimum of fuss

You’ll also receive the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • 1176 LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb Pro

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: The Universal Audio LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo x4 Heritage Edition Features:

  • 12-in/18-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core processing
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 127dB dynamic range
  • 4 Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware
  • Integrated talkback for easy communication and slating takes
  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability
  • Includes a premium plug-in suite of 10 award-winning UAD plug-ins, along with the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration
  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (does not support Thunderbolt 1 or 2 on Windows — adapter sold separately)

Universal Audio Apollo x8 18×24 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Place the Universal Audio Apollo x8 at the center of your studio, and it’s guaranteed to turbocharge your productivity. Track and mix with 50% more processing power than previous Apollos, thanks to UA’s powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo x8’s upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion and Dual Crystal clocking. Pro users will appreciate native 7.1 surround monitoring support, selectable +24dBu operation, built-in talkback, and more. Four Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo x8’s ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Finally, the Apollo x8 boasts compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking. If there was ever a time to upgrade to the newest Apollo, now’s the time!

Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing

There are times when your computer doesn’t have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That’s where UA’s powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor comes in. This processor yields 50% more power than the previous generation. This means that you can track in real-time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW. The engineers here at Sweetwater appreciate being able to inject guitars with the tube warmth of a Pultec EQ, add the musical limiting of an LA-2A to a vocal, and pump up drums with an 1176 or Fairchild 670 — all in real-time. It’s the closest thing to having the real hardware.

Computer not included.

Elite-class AD/DA conversion offers ultra-pristine sound

Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo x8’s AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and -128dB THD+N. Beyond that, Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging. Dive in, and you’ll hear for it yourself — the Apollo x8’s AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

A bevy of pro-level features

You can find Apollos in professional studios worldwide. That said, users have been clamoring for certain pro-level features. Good news — Universal Audio has been listening! So what’s new? First of all, the Apollo x8 includes 7.1 surround monitoring support, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down. This is great news for engineers working on audio and music for video games, film, television, and the web. Beyond that, the Apollo x8 was tailor-made for your analog console and other high-end gear, courtesy of its selectable +24dBu operation. Thanks to these and other great features, the Apollo x8 makes a great centerpiece for any studio.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo x8’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo x8’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic 610 tube preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo x8’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo x8’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system. In fact, the Apollo x8’s Thunderbolt 3 connection runs projects with high track counts at latencies of less than 2ms! On top of that, multiple Apollo interfaces can be networked over Thunderbolt to add fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP to your studio. You don’t even need a brand-new computer — the Apollo x8’s two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports are backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately).

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo x8 lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. You’ll receive the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, which includes:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • 1176 LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb Pro

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: The Universal Audio LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo x8 Features:

  • 18-in/24-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 HEXA Core processing
  • 6-core HEXA Core offers 50% more processing power than previous Apollos
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and -118dB THD+N
  • Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging
  • 4 Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware
  • 7.1 surround monitoring support for engineers working on video games, film, television, and the web
  • Selectable +24dBu operation for easy integration with analog consoles and other high-end studio gear
  • Integrated talkback for easy communication and slating takes
  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle included featuring 16 amazing plug-in emulations
  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration
  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately)

Universal Audio Apollo x8p 16×22 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Place the Universal Audio Apollo x8p at the center of your studio, and it’s guaranteed to turbocharge your productivity. Track and mix with 50% more processing power than previous Apollos, thanks to UA’s powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo x8p’s upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion and Dual Crystal clocking. Pro users will appreciate native 7.1 surround monitoring support, selectable +24dBu operation, built-in talkback, and more. Eight Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo x8p’s ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Finally, the Apollo x8p boasts compatibility with UA’s LUNA software, giving you a tightly integrated recording, editing, and mixing environment, with full software-based control over your interface’s parameters, global console and tape emulations, and advanced real-time tracking. If there was ever a time to upgrade to the newest Apollo, now’s the time!

Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing

There are times when your computer doesn’t have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That’s where UA’s powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor comes in. This processor yields 50% more power than the previous generation. This means that you can track in real-time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW. The engineers here at Sweetwater appreciate being able to inject guitars with the tube warmth of a Pultec EQ, add the musical limiting of an LA-2A to a vocal, and pump up drums with an 1176 or Fairchild 670 — all in real-time. It’s the closest thing to having the real hardware.

Computer not included.

Elite-class AD/DA conversion offers ultra-pristine sound

Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo x8p’s AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and -128dB THD+N. Beyond that, Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging. Dive in, and you’ll hear for it yourself — the Apollo x8p’s AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

A bevy of pro-level features

You can find Apollos in professional studios worldwide. That said, users have been clamoring for certain pro-level features. Good news — Universal Audio has been listening! So what’s new? First of all, the Apollo x8p includes 7.1 surround monitoring support, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down. This is great news for engineers working on audio and music for video games, film, television, and the web. Beyond that, the Apollo x8p was tailor-made for your analog console and other high-end gear, courtesy of its selectable +24dBu operation. Thanks to these and other great features, the Apollo x8p makes a great centerpiece for any studio.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology

The Apollo x8p’s Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it’s really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo x8p’s mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA’s classic 610 tube preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo x8p’s preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp’s behavior to match the target preamp. So you’re not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo x8p’s input the same way it would behave with the “modeled” preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth

Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system. In fact, the Apollo x8p’s Thunderbolt 3 connection runs projects with high track counts at latencies of less than 2ms! On top of that, multiple Apollo interfaces can be networked over Thunderbolt to add fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP to your studio. You don’t even need a brand-new computer — the Apollo x8p’s two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports are backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately).

Sensational plug-in bundle included!

UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can’t get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. Best of all, Apollo x8p lets you record your audio through UAD plug-ins in real time with sub-2ms latency. You’ll receive the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle, which includes:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • 1176SE Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • 1176 LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Mix Rack Collection
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb Pro

Compatible with LUNA — UA’s complete music production environment with ultra-tight hardware/software integration

This Universal Audio Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface is compatible with UA’s free LUNA software. LUNA is a complete music production environment for tracking, editing, and mixing. And thanks to its ultra-tight hardware/software integration, you can take control of your interface’s monitoring, talkback, and headphone systems, track and overdub with UAD DSP-accelerated plug-ins in real time, and benefit from full software-based control over Apollo’s Unison mic preamps, all without leaving your production software. LUNA is the closest you’ll come to an analog workflow in the software realm. It delivers spot-on analog sound, along with the creative immediacy of real-time processing.

LUNA also includes Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, which supplies fast analog-style tracking and overdubbing using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration. Anyone who’s used a high-end DSP-assisted hardware/DAW recording system will appreciate the super-tight integration between LUNA and Universal Audio interfaces. LUNA also supplies you with unlimited track counts, contextual editing and browsing, UAD and AU plug-in compatibility, a session auto-save function, and AAF importing.

LUNA software comes with the Shape Creative Toolkit, a superb virtual instrument with modern and vintage keys, drums/percussion, guitar/bass, orchestral content, and real-time synthesis, plus the Oxide Tape Extension, a killer saturation effect, right out of the box. But to get the most out of this system, you’ll want UA’s LUNA Creator Bundle (sold separately). This bundle includes ultra-realistic Neve 80 Series console and Studer A800 multitrack tape extensions, plus two software instruments. The best part about LUNA extensions is that once you install them, their sound is baked right into LUNA’s mixer — no need to instantiate a bunch of plug-ins.

Note: The Universal Audio LUNA requires a Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo or Arrow interface. It’s also Mac only — Windows is not supported at the present time. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

Universal Audio Apollo x8p Features:

  • 16-in/22-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 HEXA Core processing
  • 6-core HEXA Core offers 50% more processing power than previous Apollos
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and -118dB THD+N
  • Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging
  • 8 Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware
  • 7.1 surround monitoring support for engineers working on video games, film, television, and the web
  • Selectable +24dBu operation for easy integration with analog consoles and other high-end studio gear
  • Integrated talkback for easy communication and slating takes
  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle included featuring 16 amazing plug-in emulations
  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency
  • Compatible with UA’s LUNA software for ultra-tight hardware/software integration
  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately)