Apollo x6

Apollo x6


16 x 22 TB3 Audio Interface with 6 x 6 analog I/O, 2 Unison Mic Pre, Hexa UAD (Mac/Win)

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Apollo x6 allows music producers and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with new 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 easily outperforms everything in its class with two Unison™-enabled mic preamps, providing authentic emulations of preamps from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more, plus all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time.

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion
With thousands of hit 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 interfaces’ 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 all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.

With 129 dB dynamic range and -119 dB THD+N, Apollo x6’s open, natural sound rivals any dedicated high-end converter on the market — regardless of 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, Helios, 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 onboard HEXA Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Going beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-ins, Apollo x6 lets you tap into the full UAD Powered Plug-In library of legendary vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines, channel strips, and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.

With exclusive emulations from Neve, Studer, Manley, Helios, API, Ampex, SSL, Lexicon, Fender, and more,† it’s like having a studio full of iconic analog gear, in a single rack space. And unlike competing interfaces, these award-winning DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

Surround Sound Monitoring and More
With comprehensive 5.1 surround monitoring support, Apollo x6 is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x6 offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.

*Surround Sound Support for Apollo X Coming Q4 2018.

Build an Expanded Studio System Over Thunderbolt
Apollo x6 offers 16 x 22 simultaneous inputs/outputs (6 x 6 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports. This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin or Apollo rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP as your studio grows.


Line Inputs - 6 Balanced ¼"" TRS

Microphone Inputs - 2 Balanced XLR

Instrument (Hi-Z) Inputs - 2 Unbalanced ¼"" TS

ADAT - 8 channels @ 44.1 – 96 kHz

ADAT - 4 channels @ 176.4 – 192 kHz

S/PDIF - 2 channels @ 44.1 – 192 kHz

Dynamic Range - 122 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N - -115 dB (0.00019%)

Frequency Response - 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB

Dynamic Range - 123 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N - -113 dB (0.00022%)

Frequency Response - 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.04 dB

Line Outputs - 6 Balanced ¼"" TRS

Monitor Outputs - 2 Balanced ¼"" TRS

Headphone Outputs - 2 Stereo ¼"" TRS

ADAT - 8 channels @ 44.1 – 96 kHz

ADAT - 4 channels @ 176.4 – 192 kHz

S/PDIF - 2 channels @ 44.1 to 192 kHz

Dynamic Range - 127 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N - -118 dB (0.00011%)

Frequency Response - 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.07 dB

Monitor Outputs Dynamic Range - 129 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N - -118 dB (0.00012%)

Frequency Response - 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.06 dB

Dynamic Range - 125 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N - -102 dB (0.00080%)

Frequency Response - 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB