Universal Audio Apollo X6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

Ideal for mixing and postproduction studios, this Thunderbolt 3 interface gives you 2 Unison preamps, 16x22 I/O, and HEXA-core processing for UAD plug-ins.

The Universal Audio Apollo X6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface allows music producers and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with world-beating A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, and 5.1 surround sound monitoring -- all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC.

Built upon UA's 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 16 x 22 interface distinguishes itself with two Unison-enabled mic preamps, providing authentic emulations of preamps from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL and more, plus HEXA Core processing -- yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time.

In addition to its elite-class audio conversion, Apollo x6 features selectable operating level for compatibility with professional +24 dBu gear, as well as an integrated monitor controller and built-in talkback mic.

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

With thousands of chart-topping songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interface's 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 analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.

With 129 dB dynamic range and 128 dB THD+N, Apollo x6's open, natural sound quality rivals any dedicated high-end converter on the market -- regardless of read more price -- and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.

Realtime UAD HEXA Core 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.

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API, & Manley Preamps

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, SSL, and Universal Audio. A Universal Audio exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres -- including their input impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo's mic preamps and its on-board Realtime UAD Processing.

A Full Suite of Classic Analog Processing Onboard

A hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, letting you run the full library of UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency.

Features:

- Experience elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available -- at any price
- Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time
- Record with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Fender, and more using Unison technology
- Easily connect to pro-level studio gear with switchable +24 / +20 dBu headroom settings
- Work in surround formats up to 5.1, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down
- Integrated talkback and built-in cues for easy communication and slating takes

Includes Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in 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.

Plug-ins Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle:

- UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
- UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
- UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
- Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
- Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
- Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
- Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
- Precision Enhancer Hz
- Raw Distortion
- Softube Amp Room Half-Stack (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
- Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
- Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler


See how easy it is to get album-quality recordings with an Apollo interface and the free plug-ins that come with it:
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System Requirements:



Mac:

- Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
- Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately)
- macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave
- Note: The latest UAD software now includes support for Apollo X with Apple Mac Pro late 2013 "black cylinder" models.

Windows:

- Available Thunderbolt 3 port
- Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)
- See Apollo X Series Windows Compatibility article on UA website for details

All:

- Thunderbolt 3 cable (sold separately)
- 6 gigabytes available storage
- Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
- Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
- Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Standard Edition
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): APX6
Blemished, Standard Edition
Shipping Weight: 15.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): APX6
Heritage Edition: includes 10 extra UAD plug-in collections
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): APX6-HE

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 831-440-1176
Web: https://help.uaudio.com/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted December 21, 2022 by a customer from gmail.com
"Overall Great Unit, few minor issues."
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I've always wanted one of these and finally got the chance to get an Apollo X6 Heritage Edition. Meets all my expectations as far as what it does and the plugins that are offered. The only issue I have, and I think it's been an issue for UAD for some time is the compatibility issues it has with Windows based systems. I am running windows 11 64 bit with Pro Tools 12 with Thunderbolt 4 connectors. Took me a minute to figure out how to get the Apollo to work, it was not that easy, (plug and play didn't work). I had to use 3rd party drivers in order to get it to work properly, but I do still have some crackling noise when I have my DAW open, and I try to play YouTube or any other Videos or audio. Also, sometimes they Apollo crashes when I'm using their plugins, stops my whole system and I have to reboot (this happens rarely, but it is an issue, also tried 3 separate thunderbolt cables and still happens). UAD if you ever read this, please fix these compatibility issues with Windows, I'm sure you have a smart enough team who can figure this out, it's been years (from reading about it online) and it's still an issue.
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