Produce album-ready sounds in realtime.
Apollo x6 gives creators running project and bedroom studios the same professional analog tones heard on your favorite records. With elite-class conversion and HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Apollo x6 is the only interface that lets you record through preamps from Neve, API, Manley, and more — with near-zero latency — giving you professional sound in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface.
Get professional sound with the widest dynamic range and lowest noise available
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 Apollo Twin or 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 two onboard Unison™ preamps, Apollo x6 is the only interface that lets you track in realtime through preamps and channel strips from Neve, Manley, API, SSL, 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, in a Single Rack Space
Right out of the box, Apollo's included plug-ins give you album-ready tones in realtime with professional tools like the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Fairchild compressors, amps from Marshall and Ampeg, and more. Plus, Apollo 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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Record with a Fast, Natural Workflow using LUNA
Apollo 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 Twin or 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.
“I love my new Apollo x8p! I can mix without worrying about the amount of plug-ins I use, and the new converters reveal the most subtle details when I record. One of the best upgrades that I’ve added in a long time.”
– Derek ‘MixedByAli’ Ali (Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Childish Gambino)
“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)
“This is the best-sounding Universal Audio D/A ever. By far. It has an extra octave of clear bottom, but it's not hyped. It's just very solid and full. It's like there’s no converter generated signature at all. It’s completely open and natural.”
– Fab Dupont (David Crosby, Shakira, Santigold)
“My Apollos are my sound.
Where I go, they go.”
– Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, Eminem)
“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)
“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'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 a powerhouse and a game changer for my studio.”
“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)
“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)
“The Apollo x8p is the workhorse for the majority of our mobile sessions. The flexibility is crucial to our workflow and once you’re familiar with the front panel controls and Console software, it becomes a seamless experience that allows you to truly craft your sound.”
– Mike Larson (Pharrell, Ariana Grande, Migos)
Compare Apollo Models
16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)
2 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps — giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Avalon, and more*
Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)
Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices
Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
Surround monitor controller up to 5.1 format
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
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, Audio Units, and AAX in all major DAWs
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
Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers
User Manual*Apollo x6 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.
September 11, 2023
August 3, 2023
My search has come to an end
I have been using Pro Tools HDX for decades. My D Command has always made me hesitate about switching to another DAW. I had a significant experience when I discovered the UAD plug-ins a...Read More
July 25, 2023
I'm glad I sold and bought Fireface
I'm glad I sold and bought FirefaceRead More
July 17, 2023
Wow, just Wow.
I have been a home studio user for 26 years. I finally decided to go with the best and that’s what I got. I previously was a windows user but just purchased a MAC Studio and what better...Read More
July 13, 2023
Everything you need!
Top notch interface with 6 DSP Chips for UAD Plugins. Can recommend it. Working over 2 years with it and ordered another one for my second recording room just a couple weeks ago.Read More
July 6, 2023
Apollo x6! Amazing!!!
Dream audio converters. Gorgeous sound!!!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.
My search has come to an end
I have been using Pro Tools HDX for decades. My D Command has always made me hesitate about switching to another DAW. I had a significant experience when I discovered the UAD plug-ins a year ago. I was already aware of the advantages of using DSP from PT, but the distinct sound of the UAD plug-ins surprised me. Currently, I possess two Apollo x6. The conversion of signals from analog to digital is excellent. The quality of the recordings is top-notch.
I'm glad I sold and bought Fireface
I'm glad I sold and bought Fireface
Wow, just Wow.
I have been a home studio user for 26 years. I finally decided to go with the best and that’s what I got. I previously was a windows user but just purchased a MAC Studio and what better way to get into some new technology by moving to Thunderbolt . Previously had an Apollo 8 that used firewire but decided on getting the new Apollo 6. Bought a Thunderbolt adapter for the 8 and now I have 14 independent tracks that are screaming. I also moved from ProTools to Luna. I am so happy with my decision!!!
Everything you need!
Top notch interface with 6 DSP Chips for UAD Plugins. Can recommend it. Working over 2 years with it and ordered another one for my second recording room just a couple weeks ago.
Apollo x6! Amazing!!!
Dream audio converters. Gorgeous sound!!!
Prodotto fantastico qualità top ho collegato 3 schede audio 2 apollo x6 e 1 apollo x4...davvero una meraviglia del futuro. Consiglio queste ascende a tutti coloro che vogliono avere il massimo della vita nel proprio studio. Sono innamorato di universl audio.
Sono un Producer che lavora nel mondo musicale dal 1989 e sono passato dai mondo analogico a quello digitale utilizzando diverse schede ....devo dire che Apollo X6 è a oggi per la sua fascia di prezzo la miglior scheda audio sul mercato ... perfettamente compatibile con Logic Pro (basta seguire le indicazioni proposte nel sito) e con il mondo Mac ... la qualita sonora è mostruosa rispetto alle altre schede audio ... complimenti a tutto il Team di Universal Audio
Hope to give more free plugins,
First of all, thank you, uad
Hope to give more free plugins, such as Oxford Limiter, C VOX, motherband, etc
Thank you again, uad
Thanks to the UAD. I hope to give more plug-ins
Thanks to the UAD. I hope to give more plug-ins, such as Oxford Limiter, mastering, C vox, etc. Thanks again for the support of the UAD.
One of the best interface
An all-rounder. If you don't know it yet, you live behind the moon!
...WOW:) Amazing!!! :)
Impressive ! Most Impressive !!!
I've been a UAD user specially for DSP acceleration cards and Plugin Quality with no competitor. Now I made the move with audio interfaces with the Apollo x8p and it was so productive efficient that a few weeks later we just bought the x6 : same processing and Preamp quality. Our Studio is raising the UAD flag !
Avoid these ecosystems as windows user
I highly suggest to avoid Universal Audio products if you are a windows user. It is an built to trap you into a bloated ecosystem with poor drivers and mac exclusive content that you will never be able to use. RME audio is superior in every way. Use UAD native plugins only.
Sattelite and Sharc DSP are extremely outdated hardware.
Ended up buy 2 off these
The build quality was better than I expected, and the addition of getting a few extra plugins was a bonus, and it sounds really good.
Incrivel Apollo x6
Como é que eu não tinha comprado esta placa a mais tempo o som é super clean INCRIVEL parabens UA,
Not loving it
When the box arrived, I was surprised that it was a rack unit because I had actually wanted a desktop. The unit itself was a little bit cumbersome to set up and not very intuitive. Compared to other audio interfaces. I really don’t see a difference between the quality but there’s a huge difference in the price .
Had this machine a couple of weeks, but already I can hear a different level of preamp and well the plugins are some of the best I've ever used. Also all the tech videos and tips are excellent and really helped me get started. Thanks universal audio! The price is very high but I don't mind paying top dollar for a top product!
I cannot express my frustration trying to get this to work on a pc
Why advertise its compatibility on pc when there are so many issues with this I’m giving my self a week to try and get it to work if not I’m returning it
Excellent Quality both sonicly and materially. Thanks a lot!