Universal Audio Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt Audio Interface
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Universal Audio Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt Audio Interface

The UAD Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt is an elegant update to one of the world’s most popular professional audio interfaces — delivering..

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The UAD Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt is an elegant update to one of the world’s most popular professional audio interfaces — delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.
This 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 interface offers genuine UA analog design, and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, putting class-leading audio quality in a sleek new package.

Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic Analog Sound.

  • 18-in/24-out Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
  • DUO DSP Accelerator
  • 2 SHARC Processors
  • 4 Unison Preamps
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plug-in Package
  • Compatible with Mac/PC AAX 64, VST, AU, RTAS

Built around UA's 50 year legacy of analog design excellence, the UAD Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt also features powerful UAD-2 DUO processing and four onboard Unison mic preamps, delivering sonic performance that surpasses anything in its class.

Unison Mic Preamp Technology

This latest generation of Thunderbolt 2 interfaces also features their revolutionary Unison technology, which matches properties of classic mic preamps before using proprietary DSP to offer the sound of famous studio desks while recording as well. Guitarists can get in on the action too with UAD's emulations of famous stomp boxes and the amps from Softube Amp Room Essentials.

Low Latency Recording

For anyone looking to improve the speed and performance of their USB or Firewire recording rig, Thunderbolt is the way to go. But the Apollo 8 DUO doesn't just benefit from the massive track count and less than 2ms latency ultra-high-speed Thunderbolt 2 connectivity has to offer, it also lets you track and record with extremely processor-intensive plug-in processors, all without experiencing any significant stress on your computer.

Unbeatable Software Suite includes Realtime Analog Classics Plus

Imagine having a classic analog studio, in single rack space. Apollo 8 lets you record through UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size. With award-winning UAD plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more, Apollo 8 serves up authentic analog tone and warmth.

Plugins Included:
  • UA 610B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Fairchild 670 Legacy
  • Teletronix LA2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • Softube Bass Amp Room 8X10
  • RealVerbPro

Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt Key Features:

  • 18 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac and PC
  • Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
  • Onboard UAD-2 DUO Core DSP allowing Realtime UAD Processing
  • 4 Unison-enabled mic preamps for tracking through preamp emulations from Neve, API, and Universal Audio
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt
  • Expandable (up to 6 devices) hardware system with Console 2.0 UAD Software
  • Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” plug-in bundle
  • World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

Universal Audio have a storied history, from founder Bill Putnam helping establish the early standard for mixers, to their current place at the forefront of technology and their collaborations with modern music legends. The Apollo interfaces straddle both these worlds, combining an incredible audio interface with UAD plugin processing. Designed using the finest analogue components and bleeding edge AD/DA conversion. You can be sure every detail of your recordings is captured beautifully, then when it comes to mix down you can call on exacting emulations of the most revered studio gear, from Urei to Pultec and Fairchild.


Software Includedrealtime analog classics plus bundle

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