Universal Audio Apollo x4 Heritage Edition (include a SGD1,800 Plug-In Bundle)
“Has Universal Audio perfected the compact desktop audio interface? The Apollo x4 provides a very strong case.” – MusicTech
“There is clearly a growing market for premium interfaces that can handle critical recording tasks, and if you have that sort of money to spend, the Apollo x4 is a heavyweight contender.” – Sound On Sound
“UA’s interfaces have long held an entirely justified reputation for an open, warm recorded sound, befitting the company’s origins. That reputation is further enhanced here: the sound is sumptuous.” – MusicRadar
The Apollo x4
Elite Audio Conversion and Four Unison Preamps on your Desktop
Desktop 12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Realtime UAD-2 QUAD CoreProcessing and Four Unison™ Mic Preamps — for Mac and Windows.
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 Thunderbolt3 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 recordat 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 audio 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 127dB dynamic range and -117 dB THD+N, giving it 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 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, CapitolStudios, and more.
Right out of the box, the Apollo x4 includes the “Realtime analog Classics” 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.
Expamdable 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.
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 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 andMono, 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
Works with any Mac with a Thunderbolt port all the way back to 2011 and Windows 10
LUNA Recording System DAW – FREE for all existing Thunderbolt Apollo interfaces (Mac only)
LUNA gives Apollo owners the fastest recording environment for music production, editing, and mixing. In addition to its seamless hardware‑software integration with Thunderbolt‑equipped Apollo and Arrow interfaces, LUNA Recording System allows capturing audio through DSP‑powered UAD plug‑ins with no discernible latency, as well as offering new Accelerated Realtime Monitoring — which provides analog‑style tracking and overdubbing workflows using Apollo’s onboard DSP acceleration.
Included in the Heritage Edition plug-in Bundle:
UA 1176 Collection
Teletronix LA‑2A Classic Leveler Collection
Pultec Passive EQ Collection
UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
UA Pure Plate Reverb
Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Bundle:
UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
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)
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)
RealVerb ProCustom Room Modeler
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