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Universal Audio Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
$2,299.00

Universal Audio Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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SoundPro Item: 105950
MPN: APX6
MSRP: $2,874.00
$2,299.00
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Apollo x6 allows music producers and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Dual-Crystal clocking, and 5.1 surround sound monitoring — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or Windows. This 16 x 22 interface easily outperforms everything in its class with two Unison™-enabled mic preamps, all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time — plus it includes LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully-integrated music production application.

To improve on the previous generation Apollo interfaces’ class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A/D and D/A converters — ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.

The Apollo X series also introduces new Dual-Crystal clocking — featuring dedicated crystals for 44.1/88.2/176.4k and 48/96/192k sample rates — resulting in stunningly low jitter, measured at less than 10 picoseconds. This translates into pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging you can trust. With 129 dB dynamic range and -119 dB THD+N, Apollo x6’s open, natural sound rivals any dedicated high-end converter on the market and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.

Apollo x6 features HEXA Core processing, with six DSP chips and 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollos. This lets you run more UAD plug-ins, whether you’re tracking in real time with channel strips from Neve, Manley, or API, or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW. From the tube warmth of Pultec EQs on guitars to the musical tube limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine 1176 or Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, three-dimensional analog sound that UAD plug‑ins provide.

Perfect for electronic musicians and post production professionals who don’t require tons of mic inputs, Apollo x6 features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL, and Universal Audio. The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard HEXA Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

A hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, letting you run the full library of UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency. Apollo x6 includes the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle.

Going beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-ins, Apollo x6 lets you tap into the full UAD Powered Plug-In library of legendary vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines, channel strips, and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU. And unlike competing interfaces, these award-winning DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

Apollo X series interfaces work with all major DAWs. But they become a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, Universal Audio’s groundbreaking music production application for Mac.

The Apollo x6 features built-in front-panel monitoring functions including a Talkback mic, Alt Speakers, and assignable Dim or Mono control. Plus, with its comprehensive 5.1 surround monitoring support, Apollo x6 is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x6 offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.

Apollo x6 offers 16 x 22 simultaneous inputs/outputs (6 x 6 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports. This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin or Apollo rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP as your studio grows.

Universal Audio Apollo x6 Features

  • 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)
  • Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • Record through 2 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps — giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more
  • Produce with LUNA Recording System
  • Surround monitor controller up to 5.1 format
  • Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle
  • UAD HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWs
  • Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices
  • 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
  • Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface1
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle1
  • Inputs
    • Line inputs: 6 balanced 1/4" TRS
    • Microphone inputs: 2 balanced XLR
    • Instrument (Hi-Z) inputs: 2 unbalanced 1/4" TS
    • Digital inputs (optical TOSLINK)
      • ADAT: 8 channels @ 44.1 – 96 kHz
      • ADAT: 4 channels @ 176.4 – 192 kHz
    • Digital inputs (RCA): S/PDIF 2 channels @ 44.1 - 192 kHz
  • A to D Conversion
    • Mic Preamps
      • Dynamic range: 122 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -115 dB (0.00019%)
      • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
    • Line Inputs
      • Dynamic range: 123 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -113 dB (0.00022%)
      • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.04 dB
  • Outputs
    • Line outputs: 6 balanced 1/4" TRS
    • Monitor outputs: 2 balanced 1/4" TRS
    • Headphone outputs: 2 stereo 1/4" TRS
    • Digital outputs (optical TOSLINK)
      • ADAT: 8 channels @ 44.1 – 96 kHz
      • ADAT: 4 channels @ 176.4 – 192 kHz
    • Digital outputs (RCA): S/PDIF 2 channels @ 44.1 to 192 kHz
  • D to A Conversion
    • Line Outputs
      • Dynamic range: 127 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -118 dB (0.00011%)
      • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.07 dB
    • Monitor Outputs
      • Dynamic range: 129 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -118 dB (0.00012%)
      • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.06 dB
    • Headphone Outputs
      • Dynamic range: 125 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD+N: -102 dB (0.00080%)
      • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB

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