Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition

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18x24 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with Realtime UAD Hexa Core processor, class-leading audio conversion and Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle.

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At a glance

  • 18 x 24 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.

The Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition is a special edition Thunderbolt 3 audio interface that includes a suite of 10 award-winning UAD plug-ins.

The Universal Audio Apollo X8 Heritage Edition delivers the stunning performance of the highly successful Apollo X8, from its stunning AD/DA conversion to its Hexa Core DSP processing for latency-free tracking through UAD plugins, Unison Preamp technology and full integration the latest LUNA Recording system. 

The Heritage Edition comes with a suite of highly desirable plugin emulations including popular collections from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec and Universal Audio.

An Outstanding Thunderbolt Audio Interface

The Apollo X8 Heritage Edition features a total of 18x24 I/O including eight analogue inputs and 14 analogue outputs. Four Unison Mic Preamps are also included for recording through some of the best emulations available.

The Apollo X16 also boasts class-leading 24-bit/192kHz digital audio converters and a pristine analogue circuitry to capture your recordings in all their glory. 

Unison Mic Preamps

The Apollo X8 features four Unison mic preamps allowing engineers, producers and musicians record through accurate mic preamp emulations of Neve, API, Avalon, Helios, SSL or Universal Audio. 

Unison technology not only recreates the sound of the preamp emulated but through the use of two-way communication, it is also able to recreate the input impedance, gain stage and component-level circuit behaviours for unparalleled realism.

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing

At the heart of the Apollo X8 lies UA’s flagship Hexa Core processing based on six DSP chips. The Hexa Core system adds 50% more performance than earlier Apollo interfaces resulting in more plug-ins when tracking in real-time or when mixing. 

Carefully placed after the converters, the Hexa Core processing lets users track with UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency. It opens up your recording system to some of the best hardware emulations from SSL, Manley, Avalon, Helios, API or Neve. 

Mix in Surround and +24u Operation

The Apollo X range of audio interface now supports surround monitoring up to 7.1 making it a powerful option for users working with video games, television and web. 


Selectable +24dBu operation also ensures perfect compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.

Build a Scalable Recording System over Thunderbolt

Using the latest Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apollo X8 Heritage Edition lets you daisy-chain several units together (up to 4 interfaces and 6 UAD units in total) to create systems with up to 64 analogue I/O. 

Because Thunderbolt 3 is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 it is possible to connect older Thunderbolt models via an adapter (sold separately).

A Complete Recording System with LUNA

With LUNA the Apollo X series offers a complete recording system offering all the benefits of a powerful DAW with superior integration of software and hardware. 

LUNA’s Accelerated Real-time Monitoring lets you track and mix with near-zero latency all in a convenient one window workflow with unlimited track counts. 

LUNA extensions also provide great tools to shape your sound and stunning instruments creating a powerful recording system with modern workflow and an unparallel array of tones. 

LUNA is also compatible with Audio Units ensuring compatibility with your existing plugins and virtual instruments.

Heritage Edition Collection

Included with the audio interface is the Realtime Analog Classics Plus which gives you the following Plugins:


  • 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

The Heritage Edition also comes with additional plugins worth a total of $2400 which include:

  • UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection 
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
  • Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
  • Teletronix LA‑3A Audio Leveler
  • UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
  • Helios Type 69 Preamp & EQ Collection
  • V76 Preamplifier
  • Oxide Tape Recorder
  • Pure Plate Reverb
More Information
Short Description18x24 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with Realtime UAD Hexa Core processor, class-leading audio conversion and Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle.
AT A GLANCE
  • 18 x 24 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.
Demo in StoreNo
Universal product popupYes
ManufacturerUniversal Audio
Computer ConnectionThunderbolt
AD Resolution24-bit/192kHz
Total I/O18 In / 24 Out
Analogue Inputs4x XLR, 2x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 6x 1/4" (balanced)
Analogue Outputs2x 1/4" (Monitor), 6x 1/4" (Line), 2x 1/4" (Headphones)
Digital Inputs2x ADAT Optical
Digital Outputs2x ADAT Optical
Mic Preamps4x Unison Enabled
Phantom PowerYes
MIDI I/ONo
Clock I/OBNC
Built-in DSPYes
Bus PoweredNo
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