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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

Apollo x6’s proven A/D and D/A conversion gives you the same elite‑class sound heard on thousands of hit songs and chart‑topping albums. Widely praised for its open, natural sonics, Apollo's converters give you the perfect palette to paint your masterpiece.

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

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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.

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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


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*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.

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
  • RealVerb‐Pro

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

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<sup>®</sup> Plexi Classic Amplifier

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<sup>®</sup> 670 (Legacy)

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<sup>®</sup> LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

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<sup>®</sup> Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

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<sup>®</sup> Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

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<sup>®</sup> SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

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

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

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.

Raw Distortion

Raw Distortion

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

RealVerb Pro

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.

Customer Reviews

Apollo x6

Overall Rating

4.8/5
(362)

K. Walther

June 18, 2024

Wow

Still trying to figure out how to use it with Logic Pro.

k. hoon

June 18, 2024

fire

powerful device ;)

k. hoon

June 18, 2024

fire

powerful device ;)

M. Jordan

May 30, 2024

Absolutely Shimmering!

I just upgraded/added this to my Apollo 8 from about 2016. I don't know if it's better converters benefitting from eight additional years of R & D or what, but everything just sounds crystal clear and 3d going in through the new box. Most noticeable is the quality of the Hi-Z inputs. They seem to love all of my pickups, from single coils to humbuckers, and particularly noticeable on P90s. Thanks UA!

J. C

May 2, 2024

great but one little advice

Everything are great but if the both hi-z channel can be link will the best. It will be better while connecting instruments like keyboard or the other equipment

J. Sanglier

February 1, 2024

A solid piece of kit.

I am new to Universal Audio, but I have always heard good reports about their hardware and software. So, when the time came to upgrade, especially to Thunderbolt 4, I took the plunge with the x6.

I admit I am finding some of this new toy overwhelming, especially the Console and how I should relate it to Cubase. And even more so how the plugin architecture (non UADx) works.

But the Apollo x6 itself is very intuitive. It slotted in as a replacement for my previous interface easily, and, most importantly, it sounds wonderful. I admit that I would really have liked a few more mic inputs, but this stretched my budget as it is!

I haven't played around seriously with the alternative mic preamps yet, that will have to wait a while, but I am looking forward to affording the Neve. This was a mic amp I grew up with dating back to a BCM10/2 I used in a studio in the 1970s.

I love that this unit gives me access to a lot of nostalgia, and modern sounds too, but straight out of the box, it is a solid piece of kit.

(As is the power supply!)

r. orr

January 31, 2024

Has made my music sound more detailed

The Apollo series is where its at. I wish I had gone with the 8 but this is what I can afford and enjoy!

T. Tsvetkov

January 31, 2024

DJ JAY

Apollo x6! Amazing!!!

M. Grimm

January 29, 2024

very nice

very nice

d. matos

January 25, 2024

very good

i like is very good

H. Ajitomi

January 10, 2024

Apollo x6

Great sound fidelity from the x6. Have not fully explored it yet. Waiting for the sphere mic to arrive, however the D/A converters compares well with high end audiophile D/As on prerecorded audio. Very happy with the purchase.

J. Holt

January 10, 2024

Absolutely Phenomenal

I’ve heard a lot about conversion and how the Apollo X line was not the best but I have to disagree. This Apollo X6 sounds so full and amazing. Very analog and vibey which is what I want. The unison pres are amazing. I have one mic going through my outboard gear and bypassing unison and I have another mic going right into the unison input. I use the unison over my hardware a lot because of all of the different flavors of mic pres and compressor combinations. It’s really like having hardware. There is nothing competing with this for a home studio or commercial studio that does a lot of recording. I am an artist and I need to be able to just record with auto tune without worrying about latency and this is the best for that. I am using my X6 connected to my X4 as a controller. Best setup ever!

O. Gurtovoy

January 5, 2024

Apollo x6 and Apollo Twin

I use Apollo at my home studio every day.
I had an Apollo Twin mkII quad for six years and bought a x6 to extend my i/o by thunderbolt
Now i have 8 analog inputs and 10 cores.
Very good station. i love it.

O. Gurtovoy

January 4, 2024

My new Apollo

From 2017 I have Apollo twin quad mkII like a most usefully equipment at my home studio. It works well But I have two problems. First is about 4 cores. It’s not enough for mixing Second is - I have 4 synths and I need to use theses. Now I have Apollo x6 And link it to my previous Polli Twin by thunderbolt. So I nave 8 in’s and 10 cores!

O. Gurtovoy

January 4, 2024

My new Apollo

From 2017 I have Apollo twin quad mkII like a most usefully equipment at my home studio. It works well But I have two problems. First is about 4 cores. It’s not enough for mixing Second is - I have 4 synths and I need to use theses. Now I have Apollo x6 And link it to my previous Polli Twin by thunderbolt. So I nave 8 in’s and 10 cores!

O. Gurtovoy

January 4, 2024

My new Apollo

From 2017 I have Apollo twin quad mkII like a most usefully equipment at my home studio. It works well But I have two problems. First is about 4 cores. It’s not enough for mixing Second is - I have 4 synths and I need to use theses. Now I have Apollo x6 And link it to my previous Polli Twin by thunderbolt. So I nave 8 in’s and 10 cores!

K. Tseng

January 3, 2024

Amazing

Had an Apollo x8p for three years and bought a x6 to extend my i/o.
Great gear. Use it everyday without an issue.

G. Patro

December 20, 2023

A portable professional music studio

Currently I am using Apollo Twin MKii Duo and I do lots of Audio Signal Processing. I would love to expand it by purchasing Apollo X6 soon on my upcoming birthday. Thanks to the team who built such wonderful products that maintain transparency of audio data that each performer delivers

T. Demčák

December 16, 2023

Perfect interface

Amazing sound quality, instant workflow improvement. But it’s 4 weeks after registration and I still haven’t recieved microphone.

N. Ackerman

November 14, 2023

Kind of bs

Few days after purchasing my x6 people get free mic. Half the plugins come with heritage I already own!