Universal Audio Apollo X4 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface


From November 1st to December 31st 2020, customers who purchase and register a Universal Audio Apollo Desktop Interface will receive BONUS UAD plug-ins and LUNA Instruments.

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Universal Audio Apollo X4

The Universal Audio Apollo X4 is a Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface for musicians and producers. Allowing you to easily track, overdub, and mix larger projects thanks to a number of state-of-the-art features. Including elite-class AD/DA conversion, 4 Unison-enabled preamps, as well as QUAD core realtime UAD plug-in processing. All in a desktop Thunderbolt 3 audio interface that’s compatible with both Mac and Windows.

Built upon the renowned Universal Audio craftsmanship, Apollo X4 easily outperforms all else. Delivering 127 dB D/A dynamic range and a plethora of emulation plugins; Apollo X gives you a fully-stocked analog studio, right on your desktop.

4 Unison Mic Preamps

Sporting 4 Unison-enabled mic preamps, the Apollo X4 lets you track through several renowned mic preamp emulations. Giving you options from Neve, Helios, API, Manley, Universal Audio, and many more. Exclusive to UA audio interfaces, Unison hits the nail on the head with these sought after mic emulations. Accurately replicating their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots”, and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

So what’s the secret? Its hardware-software integration between the preamps, and the Apollo X4’s onboard UAD QUAD DSP Acceleration. Simply throw a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input, and it will physically reconfigure the Apollo X4’s impedance. So you can perfectly tap into the classic sounds of the most-loved preamps.

Elite-Class AD DA Conversion

Another groundbreaking feature is the Apollo X4’s ADDA Conversion. Improving on the already class-leading audio conversion, Universal Audio has completely redesigned the X4’s audio conversion. Delivering a striking 127 dB dynamic range and -117 dB THD+N. As a result, the Apollo X4 has a spacious and organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high-end converters.

A Full Suite of Analog Processing

Furthermore, straight out of the box, the Apollo X4 gives you a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins. Including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Fairchild 670, Pultec EQs, and the UA 610-B Tube Preamp EQ. Developed by the world-renowned tea, of engineers, these plug-ins easily set the standard for all other emulation plug-ins.

So whether its the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, or the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on your vocals. Your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, sonically complex analog sound.

Chosen by Audio Professionals

Finally, the Universal Audio Apollo series is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals. These renowned audio interfaces have been used to record several notable albums. Including artists by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire, and Post Malone. Not to mention, Apollo X4 and the Apollo family has won numerous industry awards. Such as Sound on Sound, Future Music, Electronic Musician, and the prestigious TEC Award for audio hardware.

Apollo Desktop Plugins

  • 12-in/18-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core processing
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 127dB dynamic range
  • 4 Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry’s most legendary hardware
  • Integrated talkback 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 (does not support Thunderbolt 1 or 2 on Windows — adapter sold separately)

Computer Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3

Form Factor: Desktop

Simultaneous I/O: 12 x 18

A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz

Built-In DSP/FX: UAD-2 Quad Core Processing, Realtime UAD Powered Plug-ins

Number of Preamps: 4 x mic, 2 x instrument

Phantom Power: Yes

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

Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (monitor), 4 x 1/4″ (line out)

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

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

Headphones: 2 x 1/4″ TRS

Thunderbolt: 1 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3)

Software: UAD Realtime Analog Classics Plug-in Bundle (VST, AU, AAX 64)

OS Requirements – Mac: macOS 10.12 or later, Quad Core i7 Processor or higher

OS Requirements – PC: Windows 10 Anniversary update or later, Quad Core i7 Processor or higher, Thunderbolt 3 port required

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