Universal Audio announces the Apollo 16 interface for recording. This is the new flagship interface from Universal Audio. The Apollo 16 has 16 inputs and 16 outputs. I guess the original Apollo didn’t have enough I/O for some so UA decided to put this out. The original Apollo is still available and doesn’t look like the Apollo 16 is a replacement. Here is what they have to say.
Apollo 16 is Universal Audio’s flagship 24-bit/192 kHz audio interface, delivering world-class conversion with 16 x 16 analog I/O — twice the analog connectivity of the original Apollo model. This uncompromising FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready* interface combines superior sound and flexible routing with powerful onboard UAD-2 QUAD processing. So you can track audio in real time through the full range of classic UAD analog emulation plug-ins — from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon and more** — on both Mac and Windows 7.*
With its professional connectivity and multi-unit cascading (for 32 x 32 analog I/O), the Apollo 16 sets a new standard in high-resolution recording with classic analog sound.
World-Class 24-bit/192 kHz Conversion
Apollo 16 brings a true “no compromise” approach to every aspect of its audio signal path. Building upon decades of UA hardware expertise, it features meticulous analog circuit design, top-end converters, and DC-coupled outputs — providing the lowest THD and highest dynamic range of any converter in its class. Specifically, the Apollo 16’s deep, wide soundstage, and its exceptionally open and transparent sound, makes it the ideal centerpiece for professional recording studios.
Expandable 16 x 16 Analog Connectivity with Advanced Routing
Apollo 16 boasts straightforward 16 x 16 analog I/O via convenient DB-25 connections — perfect for pairing with mixing consoles, outboard processors, cue/headphone systems, and more. Two Apollo 16 units can be cascaded over MADI for an expanded system with eight UAD processors and 32 x 32 simultaneous analog I/O, capable of handling large professional mixes. Dedicated XLR monitor outputs and stereo AES-EBU digital I/O round out the Apollo 16’s rear-panel audio connections.
UA’s flagship FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready audio interface for Mac and Windows 7*
16 x 16 analog I/O via DB-25 connectors — ideal for mixing consoles, outboard preamps, etc.
Realtime UAD-2 QUAD processing for low-latency (sub-2ms) tracking and mixing w/ UAD Powered Plug-Ins**
Thunderbolt Option Card for next-generation connectivity to compatible Macs (sold separately)
Four stereo Cue mixes with fully assignable outputs
Multi-unit cascading over MADI merges two Apollo 16 units for 32 x 32 analog I/O
PT Mode allows easy insertion of outboard analog hardware in Pro Tools**
Virtual I/O feature for Realtime UAD Processing of virtual instruments and DAW tracks
Includes dedicated XLR monitor outs and stereo AES-EBU digital I/O
Includes “Analog Classics” plug-ins: LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A EQ
Full recall of interface settings in DAW sessions via Console Recall plug-in (VST/RTAS/AU)
Full compatibility with UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems