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Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad Audio Interface

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Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic Analog Sound.
Apollo 8 is the world’s most acclaimed professional recording interface for Mac and Windows, giving project and commercial studios superior A/D and D/A conversion with the tone, feel, and realtime workflow of classic analog recording.

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo 8 QUAD distinguishes itself with four Unison™-enabled mic preamps, UAD-2 QUAD Core processing, and an included bundle of award-winning UAD plug-ins — which you can track through with near-zero latency, shaping sounds like a classic analog studio — without taxing your host Mac or PC.
  • Record with world-class Apollo A/D and D/A conversion — as heard on hundreds of hit records
  • Track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve®, API®, Manley® and more using Unison™ technology†
  • Mix with UAD plug-ins like the included Teletronix® LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild® compressors, Pultec® EQs, and 610-B Preamp
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD-2 devices over Thunderbolt, adding DSP and I/O as your studio grows
Unison™ Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve®, API® & Manley® Preamps
Apollo 8 features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, and Universal Audio.† An Apollo 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 UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in the included Console application, and tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

A Full Suite of Classic Analog Processing Onboard
Right out of the box, Apollo 8 provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix® LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild® compressors, the legendary Pultec® EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine Fairchild 670 compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, you can tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.

With exclusive emulations from Neve, Studer, Manley, API, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more,† it’s like having an endless analog studio, in a single rack space. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

“UAD plug-ins are amazing… I’ve used them on all my projects for the last few years.” - Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)

Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion
Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its conversion. In designing the next-generation Apollo range, UA engineers started with an obsessive auditioning of the latest A/D and D/A converters, ultimately pairing the selected 24-bit/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for the optimal signal path. Apollo 8 provides increased dynamic range and lower THD versus other interfaces — rivaling dedicated converters costing thousands more.

Apollo: The Choice of New-School Professionals
Apollo 8 is the interface of choice for hit-making professionals, as used to record breakthrough albums by Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly), Coldplay (A Head Full of Dreams), Dr. Dre (Compton), Brad Paisley (Wheelhouse), and many more.

Build a Networked Studio System Over Thunderbolt
Apollo 8 offers 18 x 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs, with two built-in Thunderbolt ports. Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Apollo 8 also provides seamless integration with previous generation Apollos over Thunderbolt.

Now with Vintage Amps and Stompboxes
New for Apollo 8 is Unison technology on the front panel instrument inputs, giving you dead-on, impedance-matched emulations of classic stompboxes and guitar and bass amps — like the included Marshall® Plexi Classic Guitar Amp and Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-ins — as well as other titles like the Fender® '55 Tweed Deluxe.

Apollo 8 QUAD Key Features:
  • 18 x 24 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with powerful Console software application
  • 4 Unison™-enabled mic preamps for recording through exacting preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, and Universal Audio†
  • Built-in UAD-2 QUAD Core allows Realtime UAD Processing — tracking through DSP-assisted UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency, without draining CPU 
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle featuring authentic LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild® compressors, Pultec® EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp, and more
  • Next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz Apollo A/D and D/A conversion as heard on hundreds of hit records
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt*
  • Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono
  • World-class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers 
Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle:
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ 
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass 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
  • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler 
† Apollo 8 includes the “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately at www.uaudio.com. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Phone:  866-823-1176 Warranty:  All Universal Audio hardware is warrantied for one year from date of purchase. (parts and labor)

Customer Reviews

Review: Tyriq Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Sounds great
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I love this Apollo! Easy to use, sounds good with my speakers and through the headphones. Comes with a free plugin that you choose. Wish it came with a thunderbolt cable but other that it’s a great purchase!

Review: Ken S. Submitted: 7/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Awesome service!!!*****

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Great service AMS! No hassle financing, fast shipping, beautifully packaged and just as beautiful merchandise was inside! A very easy online management system, via your own account. Easy to navigate through site for payment plan information! If you are someone thinking of purchasing from AMS, I definitely recommend it! I recommend them to anyone looking for quality music production products and great service!!! Ken S.

Review: Eric Willis Submitted: 2/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Works like a tank!

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This system works perfectly. After leaving Avid's system, and all the problems that came with it the Apollo was a joy to work with. Clean sound and no problems just worked.

Review: JDzuris Submitted: 1/23/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Works wonders!!

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The Apollo 8 is several steps up from my last interface. Nothing sounds better, can't imagine a better overall package.

Review: Chris Canada Submitted: 1/8/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Well Worth the Money

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After comparing this product with several other interface options, the Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad definitely stands out in its class. I use this unit in my mastering room but the Apollo 8 is ideal for songwriters as well. The two Hi-Z inputs make it easy to keep instruments ready to go when writing. The preamps are unbeatable. Along with the plugins, even the ones that come pre-stocked with the unit, I am able to get a very warm sounding tone that I haven't found with other units in its class. This unit also simplifies headphone mixes. In addition to this unit, I have the Apollo Twin, which I easily daisy chained to the Apollo 8. Once I had this unit out of the box, I was able to have it in my rack and up and running in about 30 minutes. Also, customer support for UA is outstanding. I am 100% certain that I made a good purchase!

Review: Sebastian Singleton Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The Hype is Real

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I have used an Apogee ensemble for some years now mixing records, and this one particular client would send me his stems to mix. I was always blown away by the quality of his raw tracks. Then one day I asked him what did he use for his recordings and he happily stated a Universal Audio Apollo Twin. And from that moment I was sold. I was going to order a Twin at first as a noble unit but after some research I decided to bite the bullet and go big an purchased the Apollo 8. And boy-o-boy I haven't regret the decision!!! best investment I have made in a long Time...

Review: Karl Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The way to go!

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Great Interface. I have had many interfaces over the years and the Apollo is the best available by far in my opinion. For what you get, it's an incredible bargain. I'm glad I went with the Apollo featuring Thunderbolt instead of Firewire. The plug-ins are out of this world. Powerful machine....great all around. AmericanMusical.com is a fantastic place to buy it. I cannot believe how quickly I received it. A+

Review: MusicMann Submitted: 9/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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So Flexible!

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The Apollo 8 is the audio hub of my studio. I love it’s flexible routing options and all of the high quality I/O. It sounds great and the Universal Audio plug-ins are arguably the best in the business.

Review: M, dmabrec@gmail.com Submitted: 8/15/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Impressive as I expected.

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This is an impressive interface to say the least. Great pres, a lot of input options and UA's plugins are tremendous. The flexible functionality and low latency is perfect for me. I received a free satellite with this purchase making it worth that much more. Truly a studio powerhouse.

Review: Kwayland Smith Submitted: 8/9/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The best sound from any interface

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I’ve purchased my share of interfaces and decided to go all out with this one and UAD has not disappointed me

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