Sonic LAB: Apollo X8P In Use, With Sound Appraisal

X8P vs Prism ADA-8      11/03/19
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Producer Steve Evans has been taking a look at the Universal Apollo X8P.
Part of that process included a session recording drums for The Bowie Collective project - forensically recreating the sound of the classic recordings. In this case it was Aladdin Sane, and Steve usually uses his Pro Tools HDX system together with the Prism ADA-8XR, top of the range mastering grade convertors (about £6K for 8 channels).

After spending time with the Apollo X, we chatted to Steve about how it was to use, how it sounded compared to what he usually uses.

In addition we filmed a piece of the drum recording session where the Apollo X8P was used to track the kit using a variety of microphones.

The UA Apollo X series comes in a variety of flavours, all with 6-cores of DSP, and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

  • Apollo X6 16 x 22 in/out, 2 Unison mic preamps  £1750 / $1.999
  • Apollo X8 18 x 24 in/out, 4 Unison mic preamps £2,250 / $2,499
  • Apollo X8P 16 x 22 in/out, 8 Unison mic preamps £2,700 / $2,999
  • Apollo X16 18 x 20 in/out, 16 Channel i/o, 133dB dynamic range £3,150 / $3,499

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