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Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone w/ Apollo Twin X QUAD Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Heritage Edition)

Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone w/ Apollo Twin X QUAD Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Heritage Edition)

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Our Price: $2,998.00
(Get $1,643 in UAD Plug-Ins FREE w/ this purchase!)

Sphere L22 Stereo Microphone Cable

Add Custom Mogami/Neutrik Gold Cable [Add $5.00]
Length of Cable (Total from End to End)

Upgrade your studio with world-class sound from Universal Audio. Customers who purchase an Apollo Twin or Apollo Solo audio interface receive premium UAD plug-ins worth $1,643 FREE!

This is the same plug-in bundle that comes included with rackmount Apollo Heritage Editions, featuring full collections from Teletronix,® Fairchild,® Helios,® and UA — giving you the most accurate library of classic analog emulations right out of the box.

Are you a music creator looking to take your audio to the next level? Look no further than the UA Twin & DLX bundle from us. This premium bundle includes the Universal Audio Apollo x Quad audio interface, offering pristine audio conversion, processing, and monitoring capabilities. Pair it with the Universal Audio Sphere DLX modeling microphone, which boasts cutting-edge modeling technology to capture the sound of the world's most iconic microphones and vintage gear. With this dynamic duo, you'll have everything you need to achieve unparalleled sound quality and versatility in your recording and mixing endeavors.

But that's not all - the bundle also includes the option to add a custom Mogami & Neutrik Gold cable at any desired length. While the package comes with a 25-foot cable, we understand that every studio setup is different, which is why we offer the flexibility to get whatever cable length works best for you. With the UA Twin & DLX bundle from Pro Audio LA, you can rest assured that you'll have the best tools available to create professional-grade recordings. Don't settle for less - upgrade your studio setup today.Apollo Twin X QUAD Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface (Heritage Edition)

  • 10-in/6-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC, with onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core processing
  • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 127dB dynamic range
  • 2 Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry's most legendary hardware
  • Integrated talkback for easy communication and slating takes
  • Ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity provides less than 2ms of latency and ample expandability
  • Track and monitor through plug-ins with no latency
  • Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (does not support Thunderbolt 1 or 2 on Windows — adapter sold separately)

Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone

  • Record with 38 of the most sought-after microphones ever made
  • Change mic type, polar pattern, and other characteristics, even after tracking
  • Record acoustic guitar, strings, horns, and more in stereo with a single microphone
  • Add the ultimate modeling mic to your collection, with dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class

Optional -- Add a Stereo Microphone Cable made w/ Mogami & Neutrik Gold Components

  • Made from Mogami 2-Channel 2930 Multichannel Audio Snake Cable
  • SIDE A: 1 Neutrik NC5FXX-B Gold XLR Female Connector
  • SIDE B: 2 Neutrik NC3MXX-B Gold XLR-Male connectors
  • Standard 5 Stereo XLR Pinout: Pin 1 Ground, Pin 2 Front +, Pin 3 Front -, Pin 4 Rear +, Pin 5 Rear -
  • Contact us for custom pinouts
  • Mesh Tech-Flex Wrap on individual channels
  • 12 Inches of fanback
  • Shrink Wrapped Labeling "L" & "R"
  • Please note that coupon codes are not permitted when adding a subsidized custom L22 cable to your purchase as offered on this product page


“Heritage Edition” plugin bundle includes:
  • UA 1176 Limiter Collection
  • Teletronix® Leveler Collection
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection
  • UA 610 Preamp & EQ Collection
  • Pure Plate Reverb
“Analog Classics” plugin bundle includes:
UAD Powered Plug-ins have earned their reputation for being some of the most accurate emulations of analog audio equipment ever created. The astonishing processing power of the UAD platform is what makes these plug-ins sound so great. You simply can't get the depth, color, and character these plug-ins have without devoting huge CPU resources to them. You'll receive the Realtime Analog Classics bundle, which includes:
  • UA 610B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg SVT-VR
  • RealVerbPro
Place the Universal Audio Apollo Twin X QUAD at the center of your studio, and it's guaranteed to turbocharge your productivity. The Twin X QUAD’s performance rivals UA’s rackmount Apollo X audio interfaces, but eschews extraneous features like 5.1 surround monitoring and +24dBu operation for a streamlined, desktop design that’s tailor-made for project studios. Track and mix with spot-on emulations of tried-and-true studio classics, thanks to UA’s powerful QUAD Core processor. Experience top-shelf sound quality, by way of the Apollo Twin X QUAD's upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion. Dual Unison preamps allow you to track through models of the industry's most legendary hardware. Beyond that, you get sub-2ms latency and ample expandability, thanks to the Apollo Twin X QUAD's ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. If there was ever a time to upgrade your Apollo Twin, now's the time!

Track and mix with powerful QUAD Core processing
There are times when your computer doesn't have enough power and speed to run all the plug-ins your recording session requires. That's where UA's powerful 4-core QUAD Core processor comes in. This processor enables you to track in real-time with Neve, Manley, or API channel strips, or run large UAD plug-in counts while mixing in your DAW.

Elite-class AD/DA conversion offers ultra-pristine sound
Apollos have always sounded great, but the Apollo Twin X QUAD's AD/DA conversion takes it to the next level. When they were designing the latest generation of Apollos, UA engineers auditioned the latest leading-edge AD/DA technology, ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192kHz converters with overhauled analog circuitry. The result is an ultra-pristine signal path with 127dB dynamic range. Dive in, and you'll hear for it yourself — the Apollo Twin X QUAD's AD/DA rivals any high-end standalone converter on the market.

Capture the sound of legendary preamps with Unison technology
The Apollo Twin X QUAD's Unison preamp technology goes so far beyond traditional software modeling and emulations that it's really in a category all its own. In essence, Unison is a bidirectional communication between the Apollo Twin X QUAD's mic preamp and a Unison-capable plug-in, such as the included 610-B plug-in that re-creates the sound of UA's classic LA-610 preamp.

The plug-in actually adjusts the preamp circuit itself, including parameters such as impedance, analog gain structure, and much more. When you adjust the Apollo Twin X QUAD's preamp gain knob and physical controls, the plug-in adjusts the preamp's behavior to match the target preamp. So you're not simply filtering your audio to approximate the character of a famous preamp — your microphone is now interacting with the Apollo Twin X QUAD's input the same way it would behave with the "modeled" preamplifier.

UAD plug-ins astounded the recording world with their incredible ability to sound like analog processors, eliminating the need for large racks of gear in the studio. Unison preamp technology will do the same thing for your mic inputs, eliminating the need to collect and maintain expensive hardware preamps just for sonic variety.

Thunderbolt: ultra-low latency and unrivaled bandwidth
Thunderbolt is one of the most important technologies to impact audio production in years, and UA was one of the first to adopt it. Thanks to its blazing-fast connectivity, Thunderbolt offers lower latency and greater stability than USB or FireWire, clocking in with the speed and ultra-fast performance of a PCI Express system. In fact, the Apollo Twin X QUAD's Thunderbolt 3 connection runs projects with high track counts at latencies of less than 2ms! On top of that, up to four Apollo interfaces can be networked over Thunderbolt to add fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP to your studio. You don't even need a brand-new computer — the Apollo Twin X QUAD's two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports are backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs (does not support Thunderbolt 1 or 2 on Windows — adapter sold separately).


Based on the TEC Award-winning Sphere L22 acquired from Townsend Labs, the Universal Audio Sphere DLX is a premium stereo modeling microphone system capable of emulating 38 of the most renowned condenser, dynamic, and ribbon microphones from music history. Combining ultra-transparent, low-noise circuitry with the powerful UA Sphere plug-in, the Sphere DLX gives you the sound of famous mics from Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Sony, and more. The system makes it possible to seamlessly audition different mics before, during, and after recording—and, with a Universal Audio Apollo interface, you can do it all with near-zero latency.

The microphone itself features a dual-capsule design that picks up sound from the front and sides to capture the spatial information necessary to accurately model the electroacoustical characteristics measured from real microphones. A special dual-channel cable provides discrete outputs for each capsule, and a CAL switch on the rear of the mic makes it easy to precisely match the gain on two preamps for optimal performance. The mic also includes a pad switch with -10 dB and -20 dB options for recording loud sources like drums and amplifiers without adversely affecting the modeling.

The UA Sphere plug-in works in any DAW and allows you to choose from and combine 38 legendary microphone models in stereo or dual mono modes. By combining the signal from both microphone capsules, the plug-in makes it possible to virtually alter the pickup pattern, axis, and proximity effect, and even compensate for popular isolation shields including the sE Reflexion Filter, Aston Halo and Kaotica Eyeball. In addition to the mic and plug-in, the Sphere DLX includes a 25-foot microphone cable, professional shock mount, mic stand mount, and carrying case.

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