Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Regular price $1,450

Four Pres Plus Unison Technology!

Sporting next-gen digital converters and a 4-pack of Analog Devices' SHARC processors, the Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad delivers pristine sounds while letting you take full advantage of premium UAD powered plug-ins in real time. Combine that with the blazing-fast speed of Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, and your 18-in/24-out Apollo 8 Quad offers you loads of I/O with under 2ms of latency. If you ever need more I/O or DSP than your Apollo 8 Quad can deliver, the Apollo Expanded line makes adding on to your rig a piece of cake. At Sweetwater, Universal Audio's Apollo line has been one of our all-time most popular series of audio interfaces, and when you pick up an 18-in/24-out Apollo 8 Quad, we're confident you'll know why.

Second-gen signal path delivers superior sound quality

For many of us who first picked up an Apollo audio interface for the onboard UAD-2 processing, the impressive sound quality was a seriously nice bonus. Then again, Universal Audio has always been known for their top-notch analog gear. Now they've raised the bar again by upgrading the Apollo lineup's digital converters and refining the signal path even more. The results are absolutely astonishing, offering you superb stereo imaging, with a level of clarity that gives your sound serious breathing room. Whether you buy it for the DSP, the high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity, or the sound quality itself, you're sure to be satisfied with your Apollo audio interface

UAD-2 DSP delivers dedicated power for amazing plug-ins

Ask anyone at Sweetwater, and they'll tell you that Universal Audio's UAD Powered Plug-ins are some of the best-sounding virtual processors ever created. Apollo 8 Quad packs UA's super-powerful UAD-2 processing, which lets you use UAD Powered Plug-ins at below 2ms of latency in real time! That means you can record, mix, and master with some of the best plug-ins in the industry, without requiring any external processing. You can use the Virtual I/O feature to process virtual instruments and DAW tracks in real time, too!

Universal Audio Apollo 8 Quad Thunderbolt Audio Interface Features:
  • 18-in/24-out Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 Quad processing
  • Onboard UAD-2 Quad Core DSP provides real-time UAD processing you can use for recording
  • 4 Unison-enabled microphone preamps work with select UAD plug-ins to emulate popular hardware
  • Next-gen digital converters provide pristine sound and superior stereo imaging
  • Front-panel monitoring functions include alt speaker selection, dim, and mono toggling
  • Thunderbolt 2 connectivity provides high bandwidth I/O with under 2ms of latency
  • Apollo Expanded and Console 2.0 let you cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 total UAD devices
  • Real-time Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle included, featuring 8 amazing plug-in emulations
Tech Specs
  • Computer Connectivity:Thunderbolt 2
  • Form Factor:Rackmount
  • Simultaneous I/O:18 x 24
  • A/D Resolution:24-bit/192kHz
  • Built In DSP/FX:Yes
  • Number of Preamps:4 x mic, 2 x instrument
  • Phantom Power:Yes
  • Analog Inputs:4 x XLR-1/4" combo, 4 x 1/4" (line in), 2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z)
  • Analog Outputs:2 x 1/4" (monitor), 4 x 1/4" (line out), 4 x 1/4" (line/alt out)
  • Digital Inputs:1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
  • Digital Outputs:1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
  • Headphones:2 x 1/4" (headphones)
  • Data I/O:2 x Thunderbolt 2
  • Clock I/O:In/Out
  • OS Requirements - Mac:OS X 10.10 or later
  • OS Requirements - PC:Windows 10 64-bit Anniversary update or later, Thunderbolt 3 port, Thunderbolt 2 adapter (not included for PC)
  • Rack Spaces:1U
  • Power Supply:12V DC power supply (included)
  • Height:1.75"
  • Width:19"
  • Depth:13.5" (including knobs & jacks)
  • Weight:9.1 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number:APL8Q


Comes with power supply, paperwork, & original packaging

Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Apollo 8 QUAD Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface