The Apollo X6..
The Apollo X6 has the most complete AD/DA converter I have ever used in the audio interface. It's literally the best.
We just installed two Apollo x6 at Palma Music Studios on Mallorca. Since we have a lot of clients that work with UA hardware in their own studios, it´s great to be able to offer them to just connect the cable and be up and running with their own system settings in no time. And the AD/DA is a big step up from previous interfaces. /Thanks!
I like it!
Not a bad decision to jump on UAD wagons. Only the midi I / O is missing from the complete package.
Everything I love about this interface and the few things I don't;
When I plugged my new Apollo X6 into my 2013 MacBook Pro, my expectations
where somewhat muted.
Thinking that computers age much the same as dog years, I was expecting
(potentially) stability issues, error messages, etc.
I was happily proven wrong, as the Apollo has been rock solid (on fairly large projects.)
I replicated then same project and opened it up on an even older Mac mini with thunderbolt 1.
"Here we go" I thought.
Now the shit's really going to hit the fan.
Nope..everything ran perfectly.
Then one final test;
I plugged the Apollo into a Lacie thunderbolt hard drive, then the Mac mini.
Again expecting something to go wrong, the only message I got was to increase
the input delay compensation.
After doing so, everything again ran perfectly.
So why aren't I immediately mentioning the converters, then
pre's, unison, etc etc?
None of that matters without a stable platform for this to run.
Happily UA supplies exactly that.
Oh..the pre's, and converters are fantastic. ;)
My few negatives?
1. No thunderbolt cable/with adaptor.
IN 2019 with an interface of this quality not supplying the cables
and needed adaptors is inexcusable.
I'm not concerned about the additional cost, but its like buying a Porsche without
getting the keys.
Also please ..no talk about choosing your own cable or something..
that's utter nonsense.
2. The plugins are MASSIVELY overpriced.
Sorry, but after performing a few null tests between the DSP powered
ones and the native ones, (when, to be fair their are equivalents)
there's no difference.
I understand that coding for specific hardware is potentially more time
consuming, but some of the price points are really outlandish.
I purchased this interface primarily for the A/D D/A's and improved clocking
Happily The X6 doesn't disappoint.
Power and Sound
Great dinamic sound and more power to your plugins.Easy to use,nice design and work great with pc.
Well its like you open the sky from this cloudy ceiling and the sun shines into your eyes ;-)
Thanks UAD you made my life rich .
Best regards Mega Nrg Man
S. DJ Freedom
The Best audio interface on the market!
I have been using Universal Audio products for about 5 years. From the Apollo Twin Usb series, then I switched to Apollo 8 and now I have Apollo x6. Reproduces stunning sound, microphone preamps are excellent, Unison technology is very pleased with its quality! I advise everyone to buy this equipment!
This was my first buy into the UA products family, so far I’m very happy! The speed at which I can get ideas down and recorded, along with sounds I am happy with, is really cool! For me recording with a little bit of EQ and decent compression on the way in, with the Fairchild or la2a is really inspiring! It drives my enthusiasm! My monitors and my headphones sound better, so in turn I guess I will be able to make better decisions while tracking and then mixing! The quality of the pre amps and the AD/DA seems to be excellent! The Di sounds great with my bass guitar along with the UA 610-B Tube Preamp using the unison technology! Very cool tones! The presents on the plugins are really nice to quickly click through a few tonal options and then tweak to taste!
I also contacted Ua costumer service when I first received the X6, they replied quickly and were very helpful! All in all a good experience using the X6 so far.
Just what the Dr ordered
Should have brought from UA years ago.
Have wasted money on cheeper devices over the years. The plugins and super low latency make everything I do easier and faster.
The quality of the pre amps and the AD/DA are clear and musically pleasing from di guitars and bass with active and passive pickups.
Very happy with my decision.
Replaced a Twin MKII with the X6. Noticeable upgrade. all round. Wouldn't say it's night and day on the DA, but noticeable.
Haven't tried the pre's yet, so looking forward to that. But even the headphone amp is better (goes much louder, with better clarity) and it's great to have 2 again.
Apollo X 6
An Amazing piece of gear & simply designed for straight forward set up & use!
Ravi par ma X6, excellents convertisseurs, je l'ai acheté surtout pour le live pour avoir avec moi les excellents plugs 480L dans la console UAD,
c'est pratique, fiable,
et ça sonne
An amazing upgrade that's miles ahead.
I upgraded my Silverface Apollo to the x6 recently, and it's been one of the best things i've done in my studio. The new AKM chips in the converters (same chips as Merging Technologies Horus / Hapi) really put it miles above my old Mytek converter. The Mytek mastering converter has now been sold. The stereo field is so much more detailed with the x6. Anyone with an older Apollo would be wise to also make the upgrade to the X series. Adding that with all the i/o plus the ability to use some of the best plugins on the planet really makes this a no brainer. Thank you UAD!
replaced my hd system
Greetings after running a gigantic HD system for the past 6 years I decided time to replace the Digidesign gear with UAD . Simple straight forward to use and sounds amazing . I bought an X8 and liked it so much I added an X6 and now have full 24 channels of Adat as well as the onboard Pre- amps . happy guy.
Sounds great and does exactly what I expect it to do. However I do wish it had at least 2 more inputs
Great piece of gear awesome sound love the processing power
What I expected plus some.
I once thought only the Apogee Rosetta and Big Ben (90's) were the ultimate combo but now..No need for separate conversion or clocks. First lets get to the bottom line. You get to actually hear your ideas come together quicker so that you dont burn your ears out. Second, I dont know who thought this would be an upgrade of the Black face apollo but its not... Its and all new beast that killed its ancestor. Literally !! This will actually make you stop buying extra gear that you probably don't need but want. I'm a gearslut for life but damn! Its actually more efficient than the previous versions. More plugins and I mean huge plug ins can run at the same time... If you run out of DSP, you need to rethink your tracking/recording/Talent department cause you really shouldnt run out unless your doing a Skywalker/Star wars film or something... This piece will leave you with no more excuses on why your song sucks or didnt get radio play, it only leaves the talent to decide at this level of gear. Get over the price people. It will literally actually save you money so that you don't need to buy more crap after a remorseful purchase on that other so called interface and outboard gear. Im still all about outboard but you need to know when enough is enough and learn how to use both digital and analogue properly to your advantage. No more A versus D. Put them together and make music !!
Great Sound! Needed a new interface and was waiting for something next level for my workflow that didn’t require tons of pres for my hybrid mixing setup. Also allows recording vocals with the unison technology. Finally some one released a product for those us of who need serious sound and DSP, although we moved our setups to smaller rooms or at home
I owned an Apollo USB Twin before. Was already happy with it. But i did miss some extra I/O. After switching from Pc to Mac and after watching reviews i finally decided to also make the step to the new X Series. My expectations and more for sound quality(got blown out of my seat), Unison, I/O, pre amps and just the intuitive handling. Universal Audio: There is no other.