Universal Audio Apollo X8P

Thunderbolt Audio Interface

CAP2: 322500
£2,785.00 £3,870.00
£2,320.83 ex VAT
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The Universal Audio Apollo X8p is an 18x22 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.

An Outstanding Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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.

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing

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.

Unison Mic Preamps


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.

Mix in Surround and +24u Operation

New comprehensive surround monitoring supports formats up to 7.1 and 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.

Build a Scalable Recording System over Thunderbolt

With a total of 18x22 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.

A Complete Recording System with LUNA

Apollo interfaces are compatible with any DAW offering low-latency recording via their Console interface.

Used in combination with the LUNA Recording Software, the Apollo X series become a powerful and complete integrated recording system with the benefits of a flexible workstation and seamless integration of hardware and software.

LUNA's Accelerated Real-time Monitoring allows users to record and mix with near-zero latency without leaving its convenient one-window workflow with unlimited track counts. 

The free version of LUNA gives you everything you need to record and mix with your Apollo interface but additional extensions can be used to create even more powerful recording systems to provide in-the-box analogue tones with Tapes and Summing extensions as well as stunning virtual instruments.

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

Realtime Analog Classic Plus

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

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