Scotts Valley, CA (April 12, 2013)—Universal Audio has introduced the Apollo 16 Audio Interface, with 16x16 analog I/O conversion. The FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready interface offers UAD-2 QUAD processing, DB-25 connectivity and multi-unit cascading for up to 32x32 analog I/O.
With its standard UAD-2 QUAD processing onboard, Apollo 16 provides real time processing with UAD Powered Plug-Ins with as low as sub-2ms latency. Apollo 16's onboard UAD processing is also available during mixing and mastering, so that users can employ UAD plug-ins (VST, RTAS, AU) throughout the creative process.
Apollo 16 provides 16x16 analog I/O via DB-25 connections. Two Apollo 16 units can be cascaded over MADI for an expanded system with eight UAD processors and 32x32 simultaneous analog I/O.
Dedicated XLR monitor outputs and stereo AES-EBU digital I/O round out the Apollo 16's rear-panel audio connections. Apollo 16's routing capabilities include four stereo cue mixes with individually assignable outputs, and "Virtual I/O" feature that allows for Realtime UAD Processing of DAW tracks and virtual instruments. Apollo 16 also offers compatibility with Intel's Thunderbolt technology on Macs via a user-installable dual-port Thunderbolt Option Card (sold separately).