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Produce large sessions with album-ready sounds in realtime.

Apollo x8p gives engineers and producers recording big projects the same professional analog tones heard on your favorite records with eight onboard Unison mic preamps. With elite-class conversion and HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Apollo x8p 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 x8p’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 eight onboard Unison preamps, Apollo x8p is the only interface that lets you track large projects in realtime through preamps and channel strips 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, 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

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18 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)

8 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 7.1 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 x8p 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 x8p

Overall Rating

D. Bubien

November 25, 2022

Powerful interface

The x8p has been a great addition to my recording set up. It has worked flawlessly so far and has proven to be everything it’s cracked up to be and more.

M. Hennig

November 21, 2022

Went down to the crossroad

I was at a cross road at which direction I should to take my studio . Do I keep buying hardware and spend up big. Or do I take the the plunge into UADs console approach with real time plug-ins . The Apollo x8p allows me to put all the emulations of the most sort after outboard gear across 8 channels at a fraction f the price. I am happy .

N. Sepulveda

November 13, 2022

You won't regret it

This Interface is a big upgrade coming from an old interface from 10 years ago ! , if you are thinking in get in it , and you made your research, dont hesitate and get it . You wont go wrong! Super neat preamps and features! The price is totally worth it!

J. Ramsey

November 9, 2022

Super solid devices!

I have been using Apollo since the first Apollo twin. I came from a large PCI card based MOTU HD set up and was very hesitant to switch over as I’m a DP user. I have never regretted the choice as the sound, power and work flow are great. Now I have have 2 x8p units and an Apollo twin X in my commercial studio. Using an x4 in my home studio with my Townsend Sphere. Sound quality is top notch and the Sphere is scary good. I mostly use the c800g emulation and it sounds almost identical to my Sony c800g which was my reason for purchasing the Sphere.

H. Nuesink

November 4, 2022

Building my Dream setup

Together with my older UAD duo is this already a perfect choice, however i hope to buy also the mighty Apollo x16 to complete my dream setup soon ..

Z. Kalocsa

October 27, 2022

My third Apollo X

I need more preamp for drum tracking, the x8p was the perfect choice.

G. Jeanfreau

October 19, 2022

2nd one!

I had to grab another one after it was announced that they were doing the free L22 Sphere promo. I now have a pretty powerful "in the box" home studio with the 2 x8p's and the X4.

D. Shaffer

October 12, 2022

Clear/Clean/Open Audio

I only wish I had waited until they did the deal with the L22.. It seems every time I get new UA gear that there is some kind of deal that happens a few days later.. lol..

T. Urban

September 15, 2022

Excellent interface to expand the I/Os of my other Apollos

This x8p helps to get me additional I/Os for use with my x16 in the studio. As expected, it integrates perfectly and continues the tradition of great sound and workflow.

L. Rølvåg

September 15, 2022

A well worth upgrade!

Coming from the "entry level" side of interfaces, this product was a much welcomed upgrade for me. The unison technology, latency and the software makes it worth it!

L. Burns

August 29, 2022

Locating what is yours in your Daw or Plug-in manager

I love my plug-ins but why not make it easier to find in your work flow
Simple Color code , you can still show all just what own in a different color very simple, this would help to use the plug-ins even more , please think about it I did print what I paid for but I don’t like having to look at my list during a session

M. Mulholland

August 28, 2022

Michael Mulholland

Amazing period users must learn to set up the console first to operate correctly with PT or whatever Daw you’re using then all works perfectly no issues. Great preamps amazing head room clarity clean machine all the negative reviews I bet are based on not setting up the Apollo’s console first to line up inserts inputs outputs bus etc first and the choose single Apollo PT on console settings then you’ll love it like I do. Trust me

T. LEWIS

August 13, 2022

APPALING CUSTOMER SUPPORT -

I BOUGHT MY NEW APPOLLO X8P FROM GAK IN BRIGHTON UK 2.4 YRS AGO. I AM MOSTLY BASED UP NORTH AND SO HARDLY USE THE UNIT DOWN SOUTH. 18 MINTHS AGO THE SWITCH BACAME STIFF - NEEDING OFTEN TO BE FORCED TO GET THE POWER ON. I CONTACED CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR AN EXPLANATION - AND THEY ALL BUT IGNORED MY MULTIPLE ENQUIRIES. FAST FORWARD 14 MONTHS. THER UNIT SMOKES AKRID SMELLS AND THE FRONT POWER SWITCH IS A MULTIPLE TRY / FORCEFUL - (EXTREMELY )- EFFORT TO BRING ON THE POWER OF THE UNIT. GAK TECHNICIAN LOOKED AT IT FOR ME- SAID HE HAD FIXED IT - ONLY FOR THE SAME ISSUSE TO RE OCCUR MINUTES ON RE INSTATING THE UNIT. REPAIR TECHNICIAN ASKED ME TO ASK UA FOR A SWITCH ( THOUGH HE IS UNSURE THAT IS ACTUALLY THE PROBLEM) THEY PATRONISINGLY FOC HAVE SENT ME A SWITCH. THATS IT.
45 EMAILS ON MY SIDE TO GET TO THAT POINT. DISGUSTED AT THE WAY THIS SUPPOSEDLY TIME SERVED RELIABLE COMPANY WITH THEIR " CUSTOMER SERVICE" (SHODY HARDWARE UNIT) HAS TREATED ME. HUGE REGRET. .MASSIVELY DISRESPECTED = AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.

c. veres

August 11, 2022

Amazing Studio in a Rack

Love my X8p. From being rack in my studio as my main interface to taking it out to track remotely, it’s very impressive!

J. Harris

July 28, 2022

Apollo X8p

It's better than I thought!

N. Kwak

July 5, 2022

Still great

Great sound, for me this is like bet interface + AD DA converter + preamps of all time

C. Bruce

June 10, 2022

Love it

Can’t beat the clarity. It’s doesn’t get better than this and if it is you won’t hear it!

G. Schwab

June 2, 2022

Excellent!

I have worked with the Apollo 8P for the past few years. This device already sounded very good. The UAD Apollo X8P sounds outstanding, significantly better than the 8P. It dissolves much higher, sounds cleaner, more accurate. The dynamics are impressive and the precise representation of the spatiality inspires.

C. Bruce

June 1, 2022

Excellent

These reviews say it all. Best tracing interface hands down

E. Vincent

May 25, 2022

What a vibe!

Robust, powerful implementation with tonnes of I/O. Very stable and easy to wrap your head around.
Loving having 2 x8p's in our studio to track and route to all our outboard units.
UA does it again :)