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Manufacturer's ID: APX4

Desktop 12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Realtime UAD-2 QUAD Core Processing and Four Unison™ Mic Preamps — for Mac and Windows.

Specification

Elite Audio Conversion and Four Unison Preamps on your Desktop.

Apollo x4 delivers elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, four Unison-enabled preamps, and QUAD Core realtime UAD plug-in processing — all in a sleek desktop Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows. Built upon Universal Audio's 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo x4 easily outshines everything in its class, with 127 dB D/A dynamic range and an included bundle of acclaimed UAD analog emulation plug-ins, giving you a fully-stocked analog studio, right on your desktop.

Four Unison Preamps: Get the Sound of Neve, Helios, API, Manley & More

Apollo x4 features four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, Helios, API, Manley, UA and many more. 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 behaviours of the original hardware. Based on Unison's proprietary hardware-software integration, Apollo x4 lets you record at near-zero latency through emulations like the included UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, for authentic analog sound unmatched by other interfaces. Unison technology is also found on Apollo x4's two front-panel Hi-Z instrument inputs, providing dead-on impedance and gain matching for guitar and bass amp models from Fender, Marshall, Ampeg, and more.

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

With thousands of hit songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo desktop interfaces are used to create exceptional-sounding records every day. To improve upon the previous generation, UA engineers designed the Apollo x4’s audio conversion to deliver a striking 127 dB dynamic range and -117 dB THD+N, giving Apollo x4 a spacious, organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high-end converters costing much more.

Realtime UAD Processing — a Studio Full of Analog Sounds

Building upon the Apollo tradition, Apollo x4 reveals a stunning range of classic analog tones and colour via its Realtime UAD Processing. With powerful UAD-2 QUAD Core processing onboard, Apollo x4 lets you record through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — at near-zero latency — including authentic titles from Neve, Studer, Helios, API, Lexicon, Manley, Fender, Capitol Studios, and more.* Right out of the box, the Apollo x4 includes the “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” suite of UAD plug-ins — the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Marshall® Plexi Classic Guitar Amp, Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp, Pultec EQs, and more — so you have a rack full of bonafide audio classics already onboard.

Expanded I/O & Built-in Talkback Mic

In addition to its four Unison-equipped preamps, Apollo x4 offers two independent headphone outs and two Hi-Z instrument inputs — letting you collaborate easily. Plus, with a total of four line outs, optical ADAT/SPDIF input and output, dedicated monitor remote controls, and a built-in Talkback mic, the 12 x 18 Apollo x4 can serve as the powerful centerpiece of your professional desktop studio.

Professional Performance and Scalability

Users of Apollo x4 can combine up to four Thunderbolt Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Once you expand your studio with an Apollo X rackmount unit, you can use Apollo x4 as a desktop monitor control with additional I/O and DSP power.

Key Features

  • Desktop 12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
  • Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion derived from the Apollo X rackmount interfaces
  • 4 Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps
  • UAD-2 QUAD Core processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency
  • 2 Unison-enabled front panel Hi-Z instrument inputs
  • 2 independent front panel headphone outputs
  • Built-in Talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
  • Dedicated monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
  • Up to 8 channels of additional digital input and output via optical ADAT and S/PDIF
  • Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics Plus" UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, AU, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
  • Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
  • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • 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)
  • Precision Enhancer Hz
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler

Universal Audio Releases LUNA Recording System

The first recording platform with deep Apollo integration, LUNA features built-in instruments and extensions from Neve, Moog, Studer, and more.

Available for download and free for all Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo and Arrow owners, LUNA transforms UA's industry standard Apollo into the most inspiring and fully integrated recording system available

Deep Apollo Integration for a Fast, Natural Workflow

LUNA gives Apollo owners the fastest recording environment for music production, editing, and mixing. LUNA's Accelerated Realtime Monitoring gives users seamless hardware-software integration for capturing audio through UAD plug-ins with no discernible latency, offering Apollo owners the most natural, analog-style workflow of any DAW available

All-New LUNA Instruments and Extensions

Rounding out LUNA's featureset at launch is a full suite of built-in instruments and extensions, created in collaboration with the biggest brands in audio. From integrated Studer multitrack tape and genuine Neve summing, to all-new LUNA instruments from Moog, UA, Spitfire Audio, and more, LUNA bring Universal Audio's expertise in modeling, sampling, and synthesis to the forefront of audio production

LUNA Key Features

  • Free UA recording application available for all macOS-based Thunderbolt Apollo and Arrow users
  • Accelerated Realtime Monitoring provides analog-style tracking and overdubbing
  • Deep Apollo and Arrow integration for a fast, natural workflow
  • Built-in Neve Summing extension for instant classic console sound
  • Integrated Oxide and Studer multitrack tape delivers warmth and punch on demand
  • All-new LUNA Instruments include Ravel grand piano, Moog Minimoog, and Shape creative toolkit
  • Unlimited track count, or as many as your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac will handle
  • Contextual editing and browsing - the system intelligently switches tools and viewing modes based on workflow
  • Runs all UAD and Audio Units (AU) plug-ins and instruments
  • Session Auto-Save - LUNA is constantly saving, so you'll never lose your work again
  • AAF imports allow you to import sessions from other major DAWs using the industry-standard Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)
LUNA is currently available as a free download for all Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo and Arrow audio interface owners for macOS only. LUNA is not compatible with Apollo FireWire or Apollo Twin USB

Download the free LUNA application

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (4 reviews)

Isaac d. - 12/10/2020

The initial set up with my mac was a bit of a pain but once up and running it's been a dream. Really quick and easy to use. Excellent thoughtful design that keeps the whole recording process moving.

shane g. - 18/9/2020

This is the best audio interface, for recording label , It should be compatible with windows PC also, and the connection cable should be included in the pack also. I stragly to get appropriate thunderbolt 3 cable.

Manuel C. - 4/6/2020

James K. - 26/5/2020

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