Universal Audio Apollo x6 16x22 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

Universal Audio Apollo x6 16x22 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with UAD DSP

1,999.00

16-in/22-out, 24-bit/192kHz, Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with 6-core HEXA Core Processor, Elite-class AD/DA Conversion, Dual Crystal Clocking, 2 Unison Preamps, +24dBu Operation, Talkback, 5.1 Surround Support, and Realtime Analog Classics Plus Plug-in Package - Mac/PC AAX 64, VST, AU, RTAS

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50% More Power, Elite-class AD/DA, and More!

Place the Universal Audio Apollo x6 at the center of your studio, and it's guaranteed to turbocharge your productivity. Track and mix with 50% more processing power than previous Apollos, thanks to UA's powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo x8p's upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion and Dual Crystal clocking. Pro users will appreciate native 5.1 surround monitoring support, selectable +24dBu operation, built-in talkback, and more. Dual Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry's most legendary hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo x6's ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. If there was ever a time to upgrade to the newest Apollo, now's the time!

Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing

There are times when your computer doesn't have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That's where UA's powerful 6-core HEXA Core processor comes in. This processor yields 50% more power than the previous generation. This means that you can track in real-time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW. You can inject guitars with the tube warmth of a Pultec EQ, add the musical limiting of an LA-2A to a vocal, and pump up drums with an 1176 or Fairchild 670 — all in real-time. It's the closest thing to having the real hardware.

Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo x6's AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and -128dB THD+N. Beyond that, Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging. Dive in, and you'll hear for it yourself — the Apollo x6's AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

Universal Audio Apollo x6 Features:

  • 16-in/22-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 HEXA Core processing

  • 6-core HEXA Core offers 50% more processing power than previous Apollos

  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 129dB dynamic range and -118dB THD+N

  • Dual Crystal clocking supplies a low-jitter environment for pure, artifact-free recording and solid stereo imaging

  • Dual Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry's most legendary hardware

  • 5.1 surround monitoring support for engineers working on video games, film, television, and the web

  • Selectable +24dBu operation for easy integration with analog consoles and other high-end studio gear

  • Integrated talkback and for easy communication and slating takes

  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability

  • Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle included featuring 16 amazing plug-in emulations

  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency

  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (adapter sold separately)

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3

Form Factor: Rackmount

Simultaneous I/O: 6 x 6

A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz

Built In DSP/FX: 6 x UAD DSP Cores

Number of Preamps: 2 x mic, 2 x instrument

Phantom Power: Yes

Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR (mic), 2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 6 x 1/4" (line)

Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (monitor), 6 x 1/4" (alt/5.1 surround)

Digital Inputs: 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT/SMUX)

Digital Outputs: 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT/SMUX)

Headphones: 2 x 1/4"

Thunderbolt: 2 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3)

Clock I/O: In/Out (75 ohm termination switch)

Software: HEXA Core UAD Plug-in processing, Unison Preamp Emulations, Realtime Analog Classics Plus Plug-ins

OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.12 or later

OS Requirements - PC: Windows 10 64-bit Anniversary update or later, Thunderbolt 3 port (built-in)

Rack Spaces: 1U

Power Supply: 12V DC power supply

Height: 1.75"

Width: 19"

Manufacturer Part Number: APX6