PRESS RELEASE — SCOTTS VALLEY, CA — Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is proud to release Apollo x4 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface. With elite-class A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from the award-winning Apollo X rackmount interfaces, four Unison-enabled mic preamps, and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, Apollo x4 is the world’s most advanced desktop audio interface.
Apollo x4 allows musicians and producers to easily track, overdub, and mix larger projects with award-winning Apollo X conversion. Built for musical collaboration, this 12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3 desktop interface features dual front-panel Hi-Z inputs and four mic preamps with 127 dB dynamic range, plus Realtime UAD Processing via built-in UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP — letting users track and mix with the full library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins with near-zero latency.
A powerful feature exclusive to UA audio interfaces, Unison technology gives Apollo x4 mic preamps the exact impedance characteristics, gain stage “sweet spots”, and unique circuit behaviors of the world’s most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes — including genuine emulations from API, Neve, Manley, SSL, UA and more.
With its unrivaled dynamic range, Realtime UAD Processing, and a host of included UAD plug-in titles via the Analog Classics Plus Bundle, Apollo x4 confidently outperforms everything in its class, giving users a fully-stocked analog studio right on their desktop, that’s made to collaborate.
Apollo x4 — Key Features
- Flagship 12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3 desktop audio interface for Mac and Windows
- Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from acclaimed Apollo X rackmount interfaces
- 4 Unison mic/line preamps offering 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 front-panel Hi-Z instrument inputs and 2 independent headphone outputs
- Built-in talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
- Includes monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
- Up to 8 channels of additional digital I/O via Optical ADAT/SPDIF input and output
- Includes the Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild 670 compressors, plus Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more
Universal Audio Apollo x4 is available now at a street price of $1799. It requires macOS 10.12 or later, UAD version 9.10.2 or later, and an available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port. Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately).