Universal Audio Apollo 8 & 16 Mods
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Universal Audio Apollo 8 & 16 Mods

$795.00

Universal Audio has met an important need amongst modern audio engineers with their Apollo line of audio interfaces – onboard plug-in processing! The Apollo 8 (Silver), Apollo 8 (Black), Apollo 8P (Black), and Apollo 16 (Silver) modifications are much-awaited additions to the BLA family! Read below for details on how we can take your interface to the next level!

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Bundle a Micro Clock

Bundle in a Micro Clock MKII, MKIII, or MKIII XB and get a discount on your mod.

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Schedule Your Mod

Please note that you will need to ship your gear to arrive at our shop 1-2 business days prior to your chosen date.

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We are offering the following modification for the Apollo 8 (Silver) and Apollo 16 (Silver):

Premium Mod

Analog

  • – New, high performance op-amps on EVERY analog input and output (mic preamps, line inputs, Hi-Z inputs, headphone outputs, monitor outputs, and line outputs)
  • – New, high-grade signal path capacitors on EVERY analog input and output -> Apollo 8 only (mic preamps, line inputs, Hi-Z inputs, headphone outputs, monitor outputs, and line outputs)
  • Improving the performance of the analog stage circuits makes a drastic difference for tracking, mixing, and mastering (expect amazing micro-dynamics and space)!

Digital

  • – Proprietary decoupling on all A/D and D/A converters using methods found in our Signature, FM, and XB modifications
  • Our approach to converter decoupling reduces noise generated during the conversion process, leaving you with crisp, clear audio!

We are offering the following modification for the Apollo 8 (Black) & Apollo 8P (Black):

Premium Mod

Analog

  • – New, high performance op-amps on analog inputs and outputs (mic preamps, line inputs, monitor outputs, headphone outputs, and line outputs)
  • – New, high-grade signal path capacitors on analog inputs
  • Improving the performance of the analog stage circuits makes a drastic difference for tracking, mixing, and mastering (expect amazing micro-dynamics and space)!

Digital

  • – Proprietary decoupling on all A/D and D/A converters using methods found in our Signature, FM, and XB modifications
  • Our approach to converter decoupling reduces noise generated during the conversion process, leaving you with crisp, clear audio!
  • – Proprietary decoupling on all mic preamp chips

Experience how smooth, open, and detailed the Apollo Premium Mods sound!

Booking a Mod

A 50% down payment will be collected during checkout for booking a modification. The remaining 50%, plus return shipping, will be due when the modification is complete. You will be prompted to choose a mod date when you add a mod to your cart. After booking, you will receive an email confirming your chosen “mod date” and shipping details.

The interface is not included in the mod price. You must supply us with an interface to be modified.

Please read our full sales policies prior to booking a mod.

Mod Rating

We often get asked our opinion on how one interface compares to another, so we’ve decided to create a rating system based on subjective A/B listening tests. The scale is from 1-10, with “1” being unimpressive audio quality and “10” being true audio excellence. This is an exponential scale, so going from “1” to “2” isn’t nearly as big of a jump as going from “9” to “10”.
Please keep in mind, we only modify an interface if we can make a significant improvement to the sound. All of our ratings are ultimately a matter of opinion. To view how we rate all of our mods, click here.

  • Universal Audio Apollo 8 (silver) Premium

    Pre 4
    Post 6
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8 / 8P (black) Premium

    Pre 4.5
    Post 7.5
  • Universal Audio Apollo 16 (silver) Premium

    Pre 4.5
    Post 6.75

Handcrafted in Chicago.

“The very first thing I noticed was that my modified Apollo seemed much ‘easier’ to listen to. Using the exact same output settings and monitoring path, the tracks we played back through the BLA modded device were less fatiguing to listen to.”

“Getting this mod done will absolutely save you time with mic placement, EQ, mixing, and compressing.”

“If you track, mix, edit, or master music on a regular basis with a Universal Audio Apollo, you can do so a lot faster with the BLA mod. It’s a welcome enhancement and well worth the money.” 

– Matt Vanacoro

“There is definitely an improvement. I hear a lot more detail in the high end, and a lot more definition in the bass area. I think the reason that the bass seems more refined is that the bit of sparkle this gives the high end allows the bass to have more room to breathe.”

– Gianluca Trombetta

Dave Williams

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