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Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition 16x22 Audio Interface w/ Sphere L22 Microphone & Thunderbolt 3 Cable

$5,298.00

Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition 16x22 Audio Interface w/ Sphere L22 Microphone & Thunderbolt 3 Cable

$5,298.00

Manufacturer's Description

Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

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

Apollo x8p allows music engineers, producers, and project studios to track, overdub, and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Dual-Crystal clocking, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or Windows.

Built upon UA’s 60-year hearitage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 22 interface laps the competition with eight Unison™-enabled mic preamps, all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time — plus it includes LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully‑integrated music production application.

  • Record with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion — nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest noise available, at any price
  • Mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time
  • Track through 8 Unison-enabled mic preamps — with fully authentic emulations from Neve,® API,® Manley,® Helios,® and more
  • Includes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated and inspiring music production application

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

With thousands of hit songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interfaces’ class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A/D and D/A converters — ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.

The Apollo X series also introduces new Dual-Crystal clocking — featuring dedicated crystals for 44.1/88.2/176.4k and 48/96/192k sample rates — resulting in stunningly low jitter, measured at less than 10 picoseconds. This translates into pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging you can trust.

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

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing

Apollo x8p features new HEXA Core processing, with six DSP chips and 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollos. This lets you run more UAD plug-ins, whether you’re tracking in real time with channel strips from Neve, Manley, or API, or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.

From the tube warmth of Pultec EQs on guitars to the musical tube limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine 1176 or Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, three-dimensional analog sound that UAD plug‑ins provide.

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API & Manley Preamps

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

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

A Full Suite of Classic Analog Processing Onboard

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

Features

  • 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)
  • Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • 8 Unison-enabled mic preamps with realtime preamp emulations from Neve, API, SSL, Manley, Universal Audio, and more†
  • Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)
  • Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format
  • Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.
  • UAD HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWs
  • Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices
  • Selectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines
  • Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or Mono
  • Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Modeling System

Record with the greatest mics ever made.

The Sphere L22 modeling microphone system gives you the sound of classic mics used by everyone from The Beatles and Beyoncé to Radiohead and Frank Sinatra.

Grab the Keys to the Ultimate Mic Locker

Featuring 34 legendary mic models of Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Sony, and more,* the Sphere L22 gives your productions the most sought-after ribbon, condenser, and dynamic microphones ever made.

Find your Perfect Mic in Real Time with Apollo

The Sphere L22 lets you audition classic mic types before, during, and after recording with any interface in any DAW. And when paired with an Apollo interface, you can do this with near-zero latency.

Get Big Stereo Sound from a Single Mic

Thanks to its dual-capsule design, the Sphere L22 lets you easily record piano, drums, strings, and more in stereo. You can even use different mic models on the left and right channels for professional acoustic guitar recordings.

Built to Last a Lifetime

With dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class, the Sphere L22 outfits your studio with a premium, large-diaphragm condenser microphone, precision-built to deliver years of inspiration for your music, podcasts, and voiceovers.

Includes Everything you Need to Record

Right out of the box, the Sphere L22 mic gives you a professional shockmount, 10' cable, mic stand mount, and rugged flight case — so you'll be creating with the sound of legendary mics in no time.

  • Record with 34 of the most sought-after ribbon, condenser, and dynamic microphones ever made
  • Change mic type, polar pattern, and other microphone characteristics, even after tracking
  • Record acoustic guitar, strings, horns, and more in stereo with a single microphone
  • Get the ultimate mic modeling system with a large-diaphragm condenser mic featuring dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class
  • Includes shockmount, mic stand mount, 10’ cable, and flight case

STARTECH Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Cable 3ft 1m 20Gbps

This Thunderbolt™ 3 (20Gbps) cable lets you connect to any Thunderbolt 3 port (USB-C™) to deliver video and data to your Thunderbolt, USB, and DisplayPort devices. Plus, the cable can provide power for charging your devices, and you can link up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices as part of a daisy-chained connection.

Faster data transfers when connected to Thunderbolt devices

This cable supports data transfer rates of 20Gbps when connected to a Thunderbolt 3 device, so you can transfer photo and video files at twice the speed of a USB 3.1 (10Gbps) cable. For example, you can transfer a 4K movie in less than a minute. When connected to a USB 3.1 device, the cable supports data transfer rates of 10Gbps.

USB-C compatible

The Thunderbolt 3 cable is fully compatible with all of your USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices and can be used for charging and syncing your mobile devices. You can also connect and power USB-C laptops, such as your MacBook or Chromebook™, and USB-C peripherals, such as your portable hard drive and docking station.

Full 4K video

The cable supports full 4K 60Hz video and DisplayPort 1.2, and is compatible with existing DisplayPort displays. It's perfect for connecting your docking station or laptop to a monitor with astonishing resolution, contrast, and color depth for amazing detail.

Versatile power delivery

This Thunderbolt 3 cable delivers up to 100W of power for charging a laptop or powering a display, and 15W for bus-powered devices such as a hard drive enclosure.

Thunderbolt networking

The cable gives you an easy way to bridge multiple Thunderbolt 3 enabled laptops for peer-to-peer 10GbE networking. It’s perfect for setting up small workgroups and sharing peripherals such as printers and storage. You can also connect two Thunderbolt 3 laptops together for PC migrations.

Specifications

Universal Audio Apollo x8p Heritage Edition 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

General

  • Inputs
    • Combo Mic/Line Inputs: 8 Balanced XLR/TRS
    • DB25 Line Inputs: 8 Balanced via 25-pin D-sub
    • Instrument (Hi-Z) Inputs: 2 Unbalanced ¼" TS
    • Digital Inputs (Optical TOSLINK) 
      • ADAT: 8 channels @ 44.1 – 96 kHz
      • ADAT: 4 channels @ 176.4 – 192 kHz
      • S/PDIF: 2 channels @ 44.1 to 96 kHz
      • (Switchable ADAT or S/PDIF)
  • A to D Conversion
    • Mic Preamps 
      • Dynamic Range: 122 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -115 dB (0.00019%)
      • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
    • Line Inputs 
      • Dynamic Range: 123 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -113 dB (0.00022%)
      • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.04 dB
  • Outputs
    • DB25 Line Outputs: 8 Balanced via 25-pin D-sub
    • Monitor Outputs: 2 Balanced ¼" TRS
    • Headphone Outputs: 2 Stereo ¼" TRS
    • Digital Outputs (Optical TOSLINK) 
      • ADAT: 8 channels @ 44.1 – 96 kHz
      • ADAT: 4 channels @ 176.4 – 192 kHz
      • S/PDIF: 2 channels @ 44.1 to 96 kHz
      • (Switchable ADAT or S/PDIF)
  • D to A Conversion
    • Line Outputs 
      • Dynamic Range: 127 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -118 dB (0.00011%)
      • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.07 dB
    • Monitor Outputs   
      • Dynamic Range: 129 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -118 dB (0.00012%)
      • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.06 dB
    • Headphone Outputs 
      • Dynamic Range: 125 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -102 dB (0.00080%)
      • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB

System Requirements

  • ALL:
    • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
    • For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com
  • MAC:
    • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
    • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
  • PC:
    • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
    • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

STARTECH Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Cable 3ft 1m 20Gbps

Connector(s)

  • 1 - Connector A: Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) (20Gbps)
  • 1 - Connector B: Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) (20Gbps)

Hardware

  • Connector Plating: Nickel
  • Cable Jacket Material: PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Cable Shield Material: Aluminum-Mylar Foil with Brai

Power

  • Power Delivery: 100W

Performance

  • Type and Rate: Thunderbolt 3 - 20 Gbit/s