The Universal Audio Apollo X16 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 X16 Heritage Edition delivers the stunning performance of the revered Apollo X16 interface such as stellar AD/DA conversion, Hexa Core DSP processing for latency-free tracking through UAD plugins and full integration the latest LUNA Recording system. It also includes a suite highly desirable plugin emulations including popular collections from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec and Universal Audio.
An Outstanding Thunderbolt Audio Interface
The Universal Audio Apollo X16 Heritage Edition boasts 18x20 simultaneous inputs and outputs including 16 x 18 analogue inputs over DB25 connectors. Designed for users using external mic preamps or working with a console, this audio interface gives you large track counts in a compact 1U rack format.
At its core, the Apollo X16 includes elite-class 24-bit/192kHz digital audio converters and pristine analogue circuitry to capture your recordings in all their glory.
Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing
In addition to stellar, AD/DA performance, the Apollo X16 features UA's flagship Hexa Core processing based on six Texas Instrument DSP chips adding 50% more performance than earlier Apollo Models. That means more plug-ins when tracking in real-time or when mixing in your preferred DAW.
Hexa Core Processing is also at the heart of UA's near-zero latency tracking with plug-ins giving you access to a plethora of the best hardware emulations from SSL, Manley, Avalon, Helios, API or Neve without slowing down your system.
Ready for Immersive Audio and +24u Operation
Employ Apollo x16 as an all-in-one monitoring hub for up to 9.1.6 mixing formats and effortlessly generate 16-channel immersive audio mixes for Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, Sony 360, Reality Audio, and others.
The X16 also includes selectable +24dBu to ensure 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 X16 Heritage Edition lets you daisy-chain several units together (up to 4 interfaces) to create systems of 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 of audio interfaces offers a complete integrated recording system offering all the benefits of a powerful DAW and the sound of the most sought-after equipment in history. LUNA's Accelerated Realtime 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.
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‚Äë3A Audio Leveler
- UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
- Helios Type 69 Preamp & EQ Collection
- V76 Preamplifier
- Oxide Tape Recorder
- Pure Plate Reverb