Universal Audio Apollo 16 v2 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with DSP
The new Apollo 16 from Universal Audio is an elegant update to UA's premium audio interface — delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analogue recording.
- Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
- Onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP allows Realtime UAD Processing - record through plug-ins from Neve, Lexicon, Studer, Manley, Ampex, and more*
- 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac with powerful Console 2.0 software control
- 16 x 16 analogue I/O via DB-25 connectors - ideal for pairing with mixing consoles, outboard preamps, etc.
- Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt
- Includes Realtime analogue Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle
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Please note that a Thunderbolt Cable is not included with this product.
Apollo 16 is the flagship of Universal Audio's acclaimed Apollo recording interface range for Mac and Windows — giving professional and commercial studios UA's finest A/D and D/A conversion with the tone, feel, and realtime workflow of classic analogue recording.
Built upon UA's 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo 16 distinguishes itself with 16 x 16 analogue I/O, onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core processing, and an included bundle of award-winning UAD plug-ins — which you can track through with near-zero latency, shaping sounds like a classic analogue studio — without taxing your host Mac or PC.
Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion
The original Apollo interface quickly became a gold standard among modern music producers and engineers, tracking literally hundreds of hit records. Apollo 16 improves upon this studio standard with completely redesigned, class-leading A/D and D/A conversion — offering 2 dB better A/D and 8 dB better D/A dynamic range versus the original Apollo. Tuned through an obsessive auditioning of converters and double-blind listening tests, Apollo 16's sound quality is extremely open and natural, rivalling or exceeding dedicated mastering-grade converters costing thousands more.
A Full Suite of Classic analogue Processing Onboard
Right out of the box, Apollo 16 provides a suite of incredible analogue emulation plug-ins including the world's only authentic Teletronix® LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild® compressors, the legendary Pultec® EQs, and the UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA's world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime analogue Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.
Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Beyond the included Realtime analogue Classics plug-ins, you can tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines 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, API, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more, it's like having an endless analogue studio, in a single rack space. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.
A Scalable 64 x 64 Thunderbolt System for Professional Studios
Apollo 16 is the ideal interface for professional studios, offering 16 x 16 analogue I/O on DB-25 connections — twice the analogue connectivity of the Apollo 8/8p models — plus L/R monitor outputs and AES/EBU digital I/O. This makes it perfect for pairing with mixing consoles or other outboard processors at the centre of a modern studio.
When it's time to expand, Apollo 16's dual built-in Thunderbolt ports allow you to add up to three additional Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — for a networked system with 64 x 64 simultaneous analogue I/O and 32 cores of UAD plug-in processing. Apollo 16 also provides seamless integration with previous generation Apollos over Thunderbolt.
Apollo: The Choice of New-School Professionals
Next-generation Apollos are the interface of choice for hit-making professionals, as used to record breakthrough albums by Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly), Coldplay (A Head Full of Dreams), Dr. Dre (Compton), Brad Paisley (Wheelhouse), and many more.