What Outputs are for Headphones on the Apollo 8P

What Outputs are for Headphones on the Apollo 8P

Do you know what outputs are for headphones on the Apollo 8P?  Apollo’s Console app allows you to quickly set up a cue mix for a performer and then send it to a performer instantly.  First, you can easily send a mix from an Apollo output line to a headphone amp to your vocalist. Then, monitor the performance and then set up the exact same mix in your control area via your Apollo headphone output. Your setup and workflow might change depending on what session you are in. You should practice using the Apollo software in different situations to master this application.

Apollo Console Cue Outputs

To adjust the sound quality of your headphones, you can navigate to the Apollo Cue Outputs menu. You can send the Console Mix, or a Cue Mix containing specific levels from Cue Sends.

Cue Sends can be especially helpful for performers who need a click track, or any audio from their DAW or Console. You can send a track’s signal directly to a Cue from your DAW, by assigning it as a Send/Output. Instead, send the signal to a Virtual Channel if you need it to be sent from your DAW to Console.

Apollo 8P Headphone Setup and Cue Outputs

Apollo’s Console app allows you to quickly set up a cue mix for a performer and then send it to them instantly. Send a mix of headphones from your Apollo line output to your sound engineer, vocalist, or music partners for review. Then, monitor the performance and then set up the exact same mix in your control area via your Apollo headphone output. Your setup and workflow might change depending on what session you are in. You should practice using the software in different situations.

Apollo Console: Cue Outputs Menu

To adjust the sound quality of your headphones, you can simply use the Cue Outputs menu. You can send the Console Mix, or a Cue Mix containing specific levels from Cue Sends. Cue Sends can be especially helpful for performers who need a click track, or any audio from their DAW or Console. You can send a track’s signal directly to a Cue from your DAW, by assigning it as a Send/Output. Instead, you can send the signal to a Virtual Channel from your DAW.

Set up Apollo 8P Console Mix

Here are some examples of how to signal a Cue Mix. Examples A and B illustrate the basic idea, while C and D show how to adjust the Cue Send for the performer. To help your performer hear and perform the tracks, adjust the Cue Send panning. Performers will have different mixes and cue sends.

Send a Monochannel

How to send a signal via Cue 1 for Apollo Twin headphones and a Headphone Amplifier connected to Apollo 8 Line Outputs 1 & 2.

  • Select Cue 1 to be the Source of Cue 1
  • Select the Apollo Twin Headphones (HP)
  • You can select additional mirrored output (optional)
  • To change the channel you want, turn up Cue 1 Send

How to send a signal to panned left via Cue 2 for Apollo 8P headphones and a headphone amp utilizing line outputs three and four.

  • Choose Cue 2 to be the Source of Cue 2
  • Choose the Apollo Twin Headphones (HP)
  • You can select an additional Mirrored output (optional)
  • Adjust the Pan left by turning up the channel’s Send Cue 2 Send.

How to send a signal panned hard via Cue 3 for Apollo Twin headphones and a Headphone Amplifier connected to Apollo 8 Line Outputs 5- 6.

  • Choose Cue 3 to be the Source of Cue 3
  • Choose the Apollo Twin Headphones (HP)
  • You can select an additional Mirrored output to receive this signal
  • Adjust the Pan by turning up the channel’s Channel 3 Send

Cue Combinations and Routing via Apollo Console

Now we take the training wheels off and create a four cue mixes simultaneously. This example will send 3 cue mixes to 3 headphone amplifiers using stereo line outputs. These outputs are assigned in the Mirror to Output drop down menu.

All of this takes place at the same time while the console mix and your DAW are still sent via Cue 4 to the Apollo Twin headphones. You can monitor any cue mix in your Apollo Twin headphones by simply assigning them to one of the cue’s destination headphone destinations. Make sure to assign the Apollo Twin headphones as the console mix receiver.

Alter Performer Mix

We recommend temporarily switching the output destination of a Cue Mix to your Apollo headphones when creating one for a performer. This will enable you to hear their performance and allow you dial in their monitor mix.

How to Set up Multiple Cues on Apollo Console

  • Select Cue 1 to connect to Apollo 8 Line Output 1-2
  • Select Cue 2 to a headphone amplifier connected with Apollo 8 Line Output 3-4
  • Select Cue 3 to connect to a headphone amplifier to Apollo 8 Line Output 5–6

Set your Apollo Headphones and Headphone Amplifiers connected to Apollo 8 Console Mix lineout 7-8 through Cue 4.

  1. How to Assign Cue: Cue Mix
  • Set Cue 1’s source Cue 1
  • Set Cue 2’s source Cue 2
  • Set Cue 3’s source Cue 3
  • Mix the source of Cue 4
  1. How to Assign Mirrored Outputs

The path to assign mirrored outputs on your Apollo Console via Cue > Outputs > Headphone Distribution.

  • Assign Cue 1 and Line 1-2
  • Assign Cue 2 Line 3-4
  • Assign Cue 3 and Line 5-6
  • Assign Cue 4 and Line 7-8
  • Assign Apollo Headphone destinations

Apollo 8P Headphone Output Questions

How do Apollo Twins use headphones?

You could create an aggregate device if you have a Mac computer. This would combine the Apollo’s output with your mac’s headphones output to allow you to use both simultaneously.  We recommend running a few tests prior to bringing in band members or session players to ensure you have everything dialed-in properly.

How do I connect my Apollo Twin to My Headphone Amp?

To connect your Apollo Twin to your headphone amp you will want to start by sending a signal via Cue 1 for Apollo Twin headphones and a Headphone Amplifier connected to Apollo 8 Line Outputs 1 & 2.

  • Select Cue 1 to be the Source of Cue 1
  • Select the Apollo Twin Headphones (HP)
  • Set up an additional Mirrored output as desired
  • Toggle channels by turning up Cue 1 Send

How do You Make Headphone Mixes with a UA Apollo?

The front panel of an Apollo contains two separate headphone output jacks. You can set up additional cue mixes by connecting them to the stereo line outputs on your interface’s back panel.  By performing this function, you can then plug in an external headphone amplifier. Click on the Cue Outputs icon at the bottom of the Console application to route the cue mixes. You will be able to select the route each cue sends.

Is the Apollo Twin a Headphone Amp?

Apollo Twin is a preamp built into the Apollo. It sounds great and has a richer sound than an external preamp in our opinion.

What is Line Out Apollo Twin?

The monitor button switches between the main monitor output and the headphone output. You will notice that the main monitor output of the amplifier is digitally controlled. This means that you can get the best resolution at 24bits with the highest level of fidelity.

Can I use Apollo without Computer?

You can continue to work on your Apollo and create new ideas if you do not have a computer or if your computer is offline.  Think of it like utilizing pedals and amps without the computer monitor interface.  It may sound cumbersome but it is not that difficult plus you will experience little to no latency by utilizing the Apollo without a computer and allow your ear to guide your ideation.

Is a Headphone Jack the Same as a Line Out?

Line Out, also known as Line Output, is an audio port used to transmit line-level audio signals between audio devices. Headphone Out, on the other hand is an audio port that sends an amplified line level signal to headphones.

Can I Connect Headphones to Speaker Output?

Unfortunately, a headphone output is not sufficient power in most cases. The majority of headphone outputs can only manage a quarter to half a Watt of power so even if the speaker isn’t damaged, it will still be very quiet. It could be connected to 32 or 64 Ohm speakers, which is rare in HiFi.

How Do I Connect My Headphones to My Amp?

To connect your headphones to an amp, you can start at a low volume and then turn on the amp before plugging them in. If the sound becomes distorted, your headphones have reached their limit.

How Many Outputs Does Apollo Twin Have?

Apollo Twin USB interface is a 2-in/6 out interface that features two class-leading mic/line outputs, two analog line inputs, two digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs and up to eight additional digital input channels via optical connection.

Is Monitor Out Same as Line Out?

Line out is any audio output designed to transmit line-level signals to other audio devices. Line outs are a feature of many audio devices. These audio devices can include mixers and keyboards as well as preamps and synths. This output port provides clean, pure audio signals. Monitor out is the output to your monitor system which allows you to adjust the volume of the audio going into your monitors. Audio devices like mixer boards, audio interfaces and AV receivers often have monitor outputs. They are usually labeled either main out (or monitor) on audio interfaces.

FAQ: Apollo 8P Headphone Output

Can an Apollo Twin can be Used on an iPad?

An Apple iPad does support class compliant USB drivers for MIDI, audio, video, mass storage, etc. After many tests, we found the SF Twin USB is the only option to run Apollo on iPad. UAD could develop class-compliant drivers that would allow access to the i/o but not FX (as the OP pointed out).

Are Apollo Twins Great for Recording?

Given its compact and lightweight design, the Apollo Twin Mk2 makes mobile recording easy. The Apollo Twin Mk2’s real-time processing speed makes it perfect for live sound recordings.