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Get the pristine digital conversion and the extensive analog I/O you want plus the UAD-2 power your music demands with the Universal Audio Apollo 16 next-gen edition. This revised version of the Apollo 16 sports Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, providing you with an impressive sub-2ms of latency and real-time UAD-2 QUAD core processing, plus next-gen digital converters that sound absolutely amazing. With Universal Audio's Apollo Expanded line and Console 2.0 software, you can comfortably combine up to four Apollo 16s (or other Thunderbolt Apollo models) for up to 64 channels and 16 UAD-2 processors, and still have room to add Thunderbolt UAD-2 Satellites. Find out for yourself why the Apollo lineup is such a hit here at Sweetwater - order your Apollo 16 next-gen today!
For many of us who first picked up an Apollo audio interface for the onboard UAD-2 processing, the impressive sound quality was a seriously nice bonus. Then again, Universal Audio has always been known for their top-notch analog gear. Now they've raised the bar again by upgrading the Apollo lineup's digital converters and refining the signal path even more. The results are absolutely astonishing, offering you superb stereo imaging with a level of clarity that gives your sound serious breathing room. Whether you buy it for the DSP, the high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity, or the sound quality itself, you're sure to be satisfied with your Apollo audio interface.
Ask anyone at Sweetwater, and they'll tell you that Universal Audio's UAD Powered Plug-ins are some of the best-sounding virtual processors ever created. Apollo 16 packs UA's super-powerful UAD-2 processing, which lets you use UAD Powered Plug-ins at below 2ms of latency in real time! That means you can record, mix, and master with some of the best plug-ins in the industry, without requiring any external processing. You can also use the Virtual I/O feature to process virtual instruments and DAW tracks in real time too!
You haven't experienced low latency until you've gotten your hands on a Thunderbolt audio interface such as this Apollo 16. But the Apollo 16 doesn't just benefit from the Massive track count and less than 2ms latency ultra-high-speed Thunderbolt 2 connectivity has to offer; it also lets you track and record with extremely processor-intensive plug-in processors, all without experiencing any significant stress on your computer.
You're ready to dive right into the world of UAD-2 plug-ins from the moment you install your Apollo 16's software. That's because Universal Audio includes their impressive Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD-2 plug-in bundle, which provides you with eight amazing DSP-driven processors. In addition to vintage UA gear, such as 1176 and LA-2A dynamics processors, as well as preamp and EQ models, this bundle comes with hits from Fairchild, Pultec, and more. And when you want other amazing UAD-2 plug-ins, there are dozens of options, from SSL and Neve consoles to Studer tape machines and more all available in the UAD store.
Thanks to the phenomenal speed of Thunderbolt and the flexibility of Universal Audio's Console 2.0 UAD software, combining Apollo Expanded interfaces to create high-power, high-channel systems that can handle the demands of extremely large recording sessions is more than possible. Console 2.0 lets you cascade up to six UAD-2 devices, including four Apollo interfaces. Need more inputs? Add another Apollo 16, choosing from a selection of compatible Apollo models. Need more DSP? Upgrading your system is as simple as adding on a UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt processor.
|Computer Connectivity||2 x Thunderbolt|
|Simultaneous I/O||18 x 20|
|Built In DSP/FX||Yes|
|Analog Inputs||2 x DB-25|
|Analog Outputs||2 x DB-25, 2 x XLR|
|Digital Inputs||1 x XLR (AES/EBU)|
|Digital Outputs||1 x XLR (AES/EBU)|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.9-10.11|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 10 (Anniversary update or later)|
|Depth||13.5" (including knobs & jacks)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||APQ16D|