Universal Audio Apollo x6 [Heritage Edition]
Universal Audio Apollo x6 Heritage Edition
A Special Edition of Universal Audio's Acclaimed Apollo x6 Interface, with a Bundled UAD Plug-In Package Worth over $2,400. Apollo x6 Heritage Edition has all the benefits of the acclaimed Apollo x6, including world-beating A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Unison-enabled mic preamps, and full LUNA Recording System integration. And it goes a step further, with a software suite of 10 award-winning UAD plug-in titles, featuring Collections from Helios, Fairchild, Teletronix, Pultec, and UA.
Produce with a special edition of UA's elite-class Apollo x6 interface, including a premium suite of award-winning UAD plug-ins worth over $2,400 Record with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available — at any price Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time Record with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, SSL, Helios, Manley, Avalon, and more using Unison technology Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac only) Run UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, AU, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs Easily connect to consoles and studio gear with switchable +24/+20 dBu headroom settings Work in surround formats up to 5.1, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down Use integrated Talkback mic and built-in cues for easy communication and slating takes
- Produce with a special edition of UA's elite-class Apollo x6 interface, including a premium suite of award-winning UAD plug-ins worth over $2,400
- Record with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available — at any price
- Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real-time
- Record with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, SSL, Helios, Manley, Avalon, and more using Unison technology
- Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac only)
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.
The Apollo X series also introduces new Dual-Crystal clocking — featuring dedicated crystals for 44.1/88.2/176.4k and 48/96/192k sample rates — resulting in stunningly low jitter, measured at less than 10 picoseconds. This translates into pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging you can trust.
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 this 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.