Universal Audio Apollo X8p

18×22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with eight Unison mic preamps, Realtime UAD Hexa Core processor, 7.1 surround monitoring and Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle.


Buy a Universal Audio Apollo X8p and receive the Empirical Labs Distressor, Helios Type 69, SSL 4000E channel strip and Lexicon 224 plug-ins. Offer ends on the 31st of December.

The Universal Audio Apollo X8p is an 18×22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with eight Unison mic preamps, Realtime UAD Hexa Core processor, 7.1 surround monitoring and Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle.
The Universal Audio Apollo X8p includes class-leading audio converters and an all-new analogue circuitry to deliver outstanding sonic performance with 129dB of dynamic range and -118dB THD+N. The result is a truly clean, open and natural sound that rivals dedicated converters that are far more expensive.
The Apollo x8p also features a new UAD Hexa Core processing which includes six DSP chips giving you 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollo interfaces. Work on larger sessions with more recording and mixing channels with increased UAD plug-in count.
With eight Unison preamps, you can record large projects through exacting plug-in emulations of Neve, API, Manley, SSL and Universal Audio channel strips. By using detailed emulation of the input impedance, gain stage and component circuits, Unison preamps provide an unmatched level of realism. It sounds and feels like the original hardware preamp.
New comprehensive surround monitoring supports formats up to 7.1 will allow engineers and producers to work in up to 7.1 surround monitoring, ideal for video games, broadcast and web applications. In addition, the Apollo X8p has a selectable +24dBu operation to ensure compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.
With a total of 18×22 simultaneous inputs/outputs including 8 channels of ADAT, two channels SPDIF I/O, the Apollo X8p also boasts two Thunderbolt 3 ports allowing up to four Apollo interfaces to be cascaded together or six UAD-2 devices in total. The Thunderbolt 3 ports are backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 Macs via an adapter (sold separately). Grow your I/O and DSP count as your needs grow.

Plug-ins included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle:

UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ


Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp

UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)

UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)

Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)

Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)

Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)

Precision Enhancer Hz

Raw Distortion


Augment your UAD Plug-in Arsenal at a fraction of the price by selecting one of our custom bundles. Add the interface to your basket and select the bundle of your choice on the pop-up screen.

Universal Audio Apollo X8p Main Features:
18 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion
Real-time UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
Record through 4 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps — giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more
Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format (available in Q4)
Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B
Tube Preamp Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A, and 1176 compressors; Marshall Plexi Classic; Ampeg SVT-VR Classic and more
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; backwards-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via optional adapter
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
Uncompromising UA analogue design, superior components, and premium build quality
Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers.


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