Produce bigger pro sessions from your desktop, in realtime.
Apollo x4 gives engineers and producers recording larger projects the same professional analog tones heard on your favorite records with four onboard Unison™ mic preamps. With elite‑class conversion and QUAD Core UAD plug-in processing, Apollo x4 lets you record through preamps from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more — with near‑zero latency — giving you a fully-stocked analog studio, right on your desktop.
Experience elite-class Apollo sound — as heard on hundreds of hit records
Record your vocals and synths in realtime through classic mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Avalon, and more
Link up to four Apollos for 156 channels of premium I/O and control it from your Apollo x4
Create with seamless hardware-software integration and analog console modeling in LUNA Recording System
Hear Every Detail in your Recordings
Record Synths and Vocals through Iconic Preamps
With its four Unison™ preamps and dual front panel Hi‑Z instrument inputs, Apollo x4 lets you track in realtime through preamp and channel strip plug-ins from Neve, Manley, API, and dozens more, giving you the same rich analog texture as the hardware used on decades of iconic music.*
Get the Pro Sounds of Analog Hardware, Right on your Desktop
Out of the box, Apollo x4's included plug-ins give you album-ready tones in realtime with professional tools like the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Teletronix LA‑2A tube compressor, amps from Marshall and Ampeg, and more. Plus, Apollo x4 lets you tap into the entire UAD plug-in library, giving you the proven hit-making sounds of Ocean Way Studios, Capitol Chambers, and hundreds more.
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Enjoy a Fast, Natural Workflow with LUNA
Apollo x4 works with all major DAWs, but only LUNA Recording System gives you seamless integration with Apollo, for big analog studio sound — in realtime — using a host of built-in features and extensions from API console modeling to genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape.
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Your New Analog Studio, Expanded
Link up to four Apollos for 156 channels of premium I/O as your studio grows — and control it all from your desktop using Apollo x4.
UAD Plug-Ins vs. Analog Hardware
Watch Grammy-award winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon) put UAD plug‑ins to the test in a live session featuring electronic-soul artist Jamie Lidell.
“Everyone assumes I use a lot of outboard gear, but with Apollo Twin and UAD plug-ins, I get incredible sounds on the go, anywhere.”
– Louis Bell (Post Malone, DJ Snake, Cardi B)
“My Apollos are my sound.
Where I go, they go.”
– Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, Eminem)
“I'm really impressed with the Apollo X8. I hear more detail in the several sets of monitors I use, and I'm getting that little bit extra out of the Unison mic pre emulations – and they were already extremely close.”
– Jacquire King (James Bay, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits)
“With the Apollo 8 in the studio and an Apollo Twin on the go, I know I've got the best sound quality and an incredible arsenal of plug-ins — wherever I'm working.”
– Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz And The Tantrums)
“I knew about the ingredients of Apollo, but this is truly a special dish. The Apollo just set a new standard of excellence for audio interfaces, in terms of both its sound and its feature set.”
– Fab Dupont (Shakira, Santigold, Jennifer Lopez)
“Apollo is a platform that grows more powerful with every innovation – the UAD plug-in processing onboard has changed the way I work forever.”
– Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley, Buddy Guy)
“Using my Apollos and Console 2.0, I'm able to front a live mix, create a monitor mix, and record, all at the same time. That’s pretty awesome.”
– Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop, U2)
“The Apollo's ability to do low latency – I mean that's the whole ballgame right there.”
– Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck, Other Lives)
“The Apollo is the best I/O we've ever used, and we've tried them all. It has an incredibly clean, transparent, and accurate sound.”
– The Glitch Mob
“I’m totally blown away by the stunning sound quality of the Apollo. The ability to use UAD plug-ins in real-time is pure genius. It’s the centerpiece of my new studio.”
– Richard Devine
“The Apollo has some of the better preamps I've ever heard – lots of headroom, quiet at high-gains, and the converters are really sweet sounding.”
– Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton)
“The Apollo is a powerhouse and a game changer for my studio.”
“Having the Apollo with UAD plug-ins at my disposal is like carrying a giant studio with outboard racks at all times. Minus the tech fees, down time, and electricity bill!”
– Andrew Dawson (Jay-Z, Fun.)
“Apollo's A/D and D/A conversion sounds incredibly detailed, with great clarity and a tight, punchy low end. And with the Console 2.0 app, I have all of the routing and monitoring options I need.”
– Dave Pensado (Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Maroon 5)
Compare Apollo Models
Desktop 12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows with elite A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from the acclaimed Apollo X rackmount interfaces (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)
4 Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps
Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)
UAD-2 QUAD Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices
2 Unison-enabled Hi-Z instrument inputs
2 independent headphone outputs
Built-in Talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
Includes monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
Up to 8 channels of additional digital input and output via optical ADAT or S/PDIF
Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild 670 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more.*
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, Audio Units, and AAX in all major DAWs
Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers
For system requirements, go here.Apollo x4 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.
November 26, 2023
It’s what I needed
The X4 is amazing. I love Universal Audio and everything they have been doing. This has leveled up my productions and live sound.Read More
October 2, 2023
Sounds, looks and feels like quality.Read More
October 2, 2023
I came from Audient id44 and was looking for something more professional that would meet my needs for recording and mixing. It all started with UAD's DAW, Luna, Which really changed my...Read More
October 1, 2023
In very happy with my purchase. I'll link it to my x8 & x16Read More
September 25, 2023
Just Love it
Upgraded from the twin Love it for mobility, more inputs and outs Sturdy well-made And it packs a punch Kudos to UADRead More
September 25, 2023
I love this thing. I can take it with me and a Macbook pro and have a great studio anywhere.Read More
Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle
With the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you not only get legendary compressors such as the Fairchild® 670 and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, but also stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, and UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.
- UA 610‐B
- Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
- Fairchild 670 Legacy
- Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
- UA 1176LN Legacy
- UA 1176SE Legacy
- Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
- Pultec Pro Legacy
- Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
- Precision Channel Strip
- Precision Reflection Engine
- Precision Delay Modulation
- Precision Delay Modulation L
- UA Precision Enhancer Hz
- Raw Distortion
UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
Impart your tracks with the iconic warmth and character of the classic hardware used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects organic detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology.
Marshall® Plexi Classic Amplifier
The undisputed alpha dog of rock and roll guitar amps, the Marshall “plexi” amplifier is as legendary as the music it helped create. From Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, Duane Allman to Eric Clapton, the Plexi’s punishing melange of snarl, sustain, smoothness, and raunch defined the sound of rock. Developed by Softube, the Marshall Plexi Classic Amp plug-in gives you the sound of this iconic amp with a perfectly placed microphone from engineer Tony Platt who recorded AC/DC’s Back in Black and Highway to Hell.
Fairchild® 670 (Legacy)
The world’s most coveted compressor, the classic Fairchild 670 tube limiter will give your tracks and mixes unmistakable tube warmth and character. Whether you’re looking for subtle compression on a lead vocal, or grittier textures that can work on guitars, bass, or a drum bus, the Fairchild 670 plug-in adds a classic “glow” to anything you run through it.
Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world — especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, and more.
1176SE/LN® Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world’s most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and Michael Jackson.
Pultec® Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made — the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analog character.
Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
Introduced in 1969, the Ampeg SVT bass amp is still the reigning king of high-powered tube bass tone. Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-in perfectly captures the raw power and punch that has made this the go-to amp for rock, funk, and soul players. Track in real time using Unison™ preamp technology for the tone, touch, and feel of a real SVT bass amp, or transform bland DI tracks with the thunderous roar of a stone cold classic.
Precision Mix Rack Collection
Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set — perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.
UA Precision Enhancer Hz
Expertly dial-in your music’s low-end frequencies with the Precision Enhancer Hz plug-in. Able to yield exacting results with minimal adjustment, the Precision Enhancer Hz can add weight to kick drum samples, fatten up a synth bass, or simply make the low-end of your tracks more audible on smaller speakers.
Modeled from a vintage early-’80s Pro Co Rat, Raw Distortion delivers all the gritty dynamic raunch of the legendary stompbox. And with Unison™ technology, you can plug in to Apollo Twin, 8, or 8p’s front-panel Hi-Z instrument jack and experience the same circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points for the true tone, feel, and response of the original hardware.
RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb based on UA’s own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond simply big/small or dark/bright, giving your sources distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverb tail.
It’s what I needed
The X4 is amazing. I love Universal Audio and everything they have been doing. This has leveled up my productions and live sound.
Randomly crashes, plug ins are so cpu demanding you can buy all the satellites your desk can fit and you'd still run out of cpu. Outside of that its great!
Sounds, looks and feels like quality.
I came from Audient id44 and was looking for something more professional that would meet my needs for recording and mixing. It all started with UAD's DAW, Luna, Which really changed my approach to music. Coming from Logic and Studio One I thought DAWs eventually, they all sounded the same. With Luna I can pretty much always get what I want, with disarming ease and speed. So the Apollo x4 was an organic consequence, between what I wanted and what I expected. Well, it was the best choice. Apart from the fact that the headphone outputs are very powerful (in the iD44 I had to connect an amp) the ease of use goes hand in hand with the aesthetics. The Unison preamps are pure unparalleled magic. The built-in talkback is a treat, the expandability of the interface is in keeping with the type of product purchased (portable but wanting static).
I miss perhaps a bit the button that changed the output to mono against phase, but I can do without it given the countless positives of the X4.
Thank you Universal Audio for giving us these magical products, marriages may have stopped working but with the Apollo's it's love till the end.
In very happy with my purchase. I'll link it to my x8 & x16
Just Love it
Upgraded from the twin
Love it for mobility, more inputs and outs
And it packs a punch
Kudos to UAD
I love this thing. I can take it with me and a Macbook pro and have a great studio anywhere.
It’s the greatest sound ever I hear!!! Make you sound warm!
It’s the greatest sound ever I hear!!! Make you sound warm! You really can make warm analog sound, no other interfaces can do it. You can record your material in different styles. You can manage all the settings very easily. At the moment, this is the best audio interface, with a huge set of professional, and really working plug-ins.
Apollo X4 he best desktop ever!
I needed to upgrade my interface for recording guitars, I have a great arsenal of guitars and amps but I was not satisfied with the recording sounds I was getting. The moment I plugged the headphones in the Apollo I could tell right away this is the real deal. I am in love with the heritage bundle, everything I dreamed of having in my home studio, elegant, minimalist and I love LUNA , my only regret was not making the switch to Apollo earlier. Thank you UA!
Apollo x4 is a beast!!!
This is a must for your desktop!!
The sound quality is fantastic, super preamps, sounds very good when using plugins with unison. I was choosing between RME and UAD and chose Apollo. Works great with my Macbook Air M1. Of course, this interface is not cheap, so I would have liked a thunderbolt 3 cable to be added to the package. Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase, I really recommend this interface.
A compact box of near perfection
The Apollo x4 is such an amazing audio interface. My instruments seem to have been brought to life through the unison preamps and amps. And when it comes to the UAD plug-in gallery most of it is amazing albeit quite a few of them are showing their age. I do have some gripes though. The interface seems to somewhat amplify the buzz and other noises coming from my pickups or from the wall socket. My previous interface didn’t do this but I think it might be an ok trade off for better sound and since I can alleviate the problem with the C-Axe plugin all tends to be well. But I have to try and make all the noise go away since the Apollo seems to push it in my face a lot. Also it has to be said that I don’t think it’s cool that you have to have an internet connection all the time to basically use the best features of Apollo. But other than that I can’t seem to find anything else to complain about. I really do believe this purchase has and will up my game remarkably. I am using the interface with a Mac so Luna just brings out the best of the unit as well. Really satisfied with my purchase.
I use it on windows and for my needs it do everything! i just buyed motherboard with thunderbolt and happy!
Totally Blown Away by the Apollo X4
Very impressive sound quality. Makes mixing so much easier with very accurate sound pressure reproduction. Love it!
It is the best device in its class.
c. de smet
Best purchase ever!
Always had other interfaces for many years , finally updated to the apollo X4 and best choice i ever made !
The Apollo x4 Rocks!!!
The x4 is the best 4 channel portable audio interface on the market! This is my second x4 and I love the fact of having 4 unison mic preamps for plugging up audio equipment quickly like microphones and keyboards without having to go behind rack gear.
Best purchase I’ve made in years.
This is a great desktop investment for anyone who is looking to take their recording/mixing to the next level. So far, I am very impressed with Unison and love the workflow. All in all, the Apollo x4 sounds amazing and really feels like a big step up. I couldn’t be happier!
Excellent Audio Interface
This device is fantastic. Being able to have unison plugins and processing directly on the device for zero latency track recording is amazing! Having multiple inputs is an absolute plus but you cant go wrong with any of the hardware options!
Perfect interface for a home studio. Quality plugins, superior sound and very expandable. Last interface I’ll ever need for my home setup! THANK YOU UNIVERSAL AUDIO