Apollo Twin

Apollo Twin

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Superior Desktop Audio Conversion with
Classic Analog Sound.

With its class-leading resolution and Realtime UAD Processing, Apollo Twin sets a new standard for desktop music production.

This 2x6 Thunderbolt interface for Mac and Windows allows you to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features.

Record with world-class Apollo A/D and D/A conversion — as heard on hundreds of hit records

Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD-2 devices over Thunderbolt, adding DSP and I/O as your studio grows

Mix with UAD plug-ins like the included Teletronix® LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and 610-B Preamp

Track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve®, API®, Manley® and more using Unison technology†

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API & Manley Preamps

Apollo Twin features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, and Universal Audio. An Apollo exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo Twin’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 DUO Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input, and tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

A Full Suite of Classic<br>Analog Processing Onboard

A Full Suite of Classic
Analog Processing Onboard

Right out of the box, Apollo Twin provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classic plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, Apollo Twin lets you tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.

With exclusive emulations from Neve, Studer, Manley, API, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more, it’s like having an endless analog studio, right on your desktop. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion

Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion

Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its conversion. With the highest dynamic range and lowest noise of any desktop interface, Apollo Twin gives you stellar 24-bit/192 kHz sound and breathtaking clarity. Its premium Unison mic preamps, input stage, and audio conversion are identical to the famed Apollo series, translating into rich three-dimensional recordings with exceptional depth and punch.

Apollo: The Choice of New-School Professionals

Apollo is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals, used to record records by Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly), Coldplay (A Head Full of Dreams), Dr. Dre (Compton), Brad Paisley (Wheelhouse), and many more. The Apollo range of interfaces has earned numerous industry awards from Sound on Sound, Future Music and Electronic Musician — as well as the prestigious 2016 TEC Award for computer audio hardware.

Now with Vintage Amps and Stompboxes

Now with Vintage Amps and Stompboxes

Apollo Twin also includes Unison technology on its front panel instrument input, giving you dead-on emulations of guitar and bass amps like the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe, Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959, and Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier, as well as iconic stompboxes like the Ibanez Tube Screamer.

Build a Networked Studio

Build a Networked Studio

Apollo Twin offers up to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels, with two built-in Thunderbolt ports. Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices* — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Apollo Twin makes the perfect intelligent desktop controller for a full Apollo system.

A Sleek, Low-latency App

A Sleek, Low-latency App

With Apollo Twin’s Console 2.0 application — a complete re-imagining of Apollo’s original Console software — you can take advantage of over 25 new user-requested features such as Channel Strip presets, Drag & Drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more.

Apollo Twin Setup

Apollo Twin Setup

Learn to use Apollo Twin as producer/engineer Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, Mark Ronson) demonstrates basic setup, routing, and recording with UAD plug‑ins.

Apollo Artist Sessions

Apollo Artist Sessions

Jacquire King w/ Jamie Lidell "Walk Right Back"

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†Apollo Twin includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

Features

Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac/Win with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion

Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency

Unison™ technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps

Thunderbolt connection for blazing-fast PCIe speed and rock-solid performance

Two premium mic/line preamps; Two line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphones output

Two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels

Up to eight channels of additional digital input via Optical connection

Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Audio Units, VST, RTAS & AAX64 in all major DAWs

Thunderbolt System Requirements

MAC:



  • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port

  • macOS 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, or 10.12 Sierra


WINDOWS:



  • PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port

  • Windows 10 w/Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)

  • Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately)


ALL:



  • Thunderbolt 2 cable (sold separately)

  • 6 gigabytes available storage

  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

  • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended

  • For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com

*Apollo Twin includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

Customer Reviews

Apollo Twin

OVERALL RATING

UAD User

November 29, 2016

Apollo's Creed!

Managed to acquire an Apollo Twin this autumn with a view to expanding my pre amp collection both on the road and in the studio. It's a tough little box and seems very well made. Sounds fantastic and the UAD plug ins are legend!

R. Hermani

November 29, 2016

Lo Mejor

Tal cual lo dicho anteriormente. Es una gran placa de Audio profesional.

R. Hermani

November 29, 2016

Excelente

Pro mi trabajo, probé muchas placas de audio, todas profesionales, pero ninguna como esta, felicitaciones por la creación de Apollo Twin Duo, excelente desempeño, prestaciones, plugins increíbles, de muy fácil manejo. Placa super recomendable para todo aquel que necesite de la mejor calidad del mercado para grabaciones y sobre todo en Mac.

UAD User

November 24, 2016

UAD Magic

Turned on a bunch of plugins, plugged in guitar, next thing I've got The Pink Panther theme!
I was trying to play Freebird! This software is magic.
https://soundcloud.com/operative68/pinkpanther

E. Polat

November 24, 2016

Great, Great, Great Again!

I used Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 before Apollo Twin, and difference between their converter quality cannot even be compared! I always heard about UA plug-ins and now i understand why people talk about them that much. If you wish to improve the quality of your workings, Apollo Twin is a great choice!

G. Trebien

November 22, 2016

Unbelievable

Ok guys, everything sounds so much better that it feels like I'm not at my studio, really...huge difference between my old usb interface and Apollo.
My mic sounds so clear and upfront (neumann tlm103+ua610 solo), without artificial/unsolvable sibilance, the low end is so clear that I don't need to lowcut a lot anymore, the mids are dense and the high end perfectly shines. My recordings now have something that I couldn't understand before: depth. The room sounds different, sounds deep and less present, like a bigger room, the instrument or vocals just stands clear in front of the room reflections or pc noise, a/c noise or any other noise floor component. It's hard to explain in words but it feels like my records were 2D and now they are 3D, the way it was supposed to sound since I started in this business. Thanks UA!
Just buy it and let you head blow up.
Cheers from Brazil!

A. Gruber

November 22, 2016

Wenn Du mit UAD arbeiten willst, starte mit Apollo!

Ich bin mit einem Satellite Quad eingestiegen, und musste diese bei jedem Ausseneinsatz und einen Wandler sowieso auch mitnehmen. Beim öffnen der Verpackung des Twin war ich irgendwie enttäuscht. Da ist nicht viel was mit dabei, aber beim Arbeiten bin ich nun viel mehr überrascht. Die Wandler arbeiten sensationell, und egal welches Mikrofon ich davor stecke (Se2000 um 200,-- Euro, oder mein Microtec Gefell, AKG 414, Shure SM oder Beta usw) ALLE klingen wirklich Weltklasse und ein EQing ist fast nicht mehr nötig. Ich arbeite seit 15 Jahren mit einem Fireface 800 und bin auch davon begeistert. Mittlerweile wird das aber fast nicht mehr genutzt. Die Console Funktionen, die PreAmps und das Einschleifen der Unison PlugIns machen richtig spass beim Arbeiten und bieten einem viele Funktionen. Rundum ein tolles Produkt

T. Hare

November 21, 2016

Rock solid performance

My first setup for recording acoustic and electric guitar. Combined with logic pro is a powerful setup. Sounds awesome.

UAD User

November 21, 2016

The best of the best home studio device you will ever have

This is an amazing device that i have dreamed about without knowing it, it exisits, its awesome, it has done something special to me in the very first day, you wouldn't believe what sounds you expect to hear when you strum down you guitar/bass with a analog sound, very warm dynamic sounds you ever have dreamed about. it's amazing, low latency high quality sound. not only the sound, the software/hardware too are awesome! buy it, if you don't have money, sell your car!

M. Nascimento

November 21, 2016

Apollo Twin Duo

What an incredible piece of hardware. Sounds great and makes working on projects fun again.

S. Bildy

November 20, 2016

Near Zero Tracking Latency!

Whether for live or studio usage the next to zero tracking/plugin latency is just incredible. The interface itself is sleek, portable and easy to use. Works well for live vocal effect sends and for home based studio set ups. Highly recommended. *If you plan on using UAD plugins for mixing large sessions make sure to get the models with higher DSP*

C. Pedersen

November 19, 2016

Love it!

It works exactly how it should, and sounds amazing!

B. Fox

November 19, 2016

Fantastic interface for home and mobile use

Great interface!! the sound quality is amazing and the interface is built sturdy!

M. Harvey

November 18, 2016

Awesome!

Love my new apollo twin duo! Everything is working flawlessly, and the audio quality is a wonderful step up! Setup was easy, and there were no hang ups. I use Logic Pro x, and have been able to run larger mixes do to apollos DSP processing.

If your on the fence about UA's Apollo interfaces, don't be, they're great, and the software is top notch. Realtime processing is awesome too!

B. Autry

November 17, 2016

Amazing !

By far the best interface i've used !

J. Brunnberg

November 17, 2016

Wonderful

Lovely little thing! Works perfect whit my ITB-workflow.

D. Hampton

November 16, 2016

LOVING THE INTERGRATION WITH TRACKING WITH THE PREAMP & COMPRESSOR

love how you can track recording into your device with a pre-amp or compressor of your choice. Hopeful UAD come up with a pre-amp locker for the Apollo, it would be killer!

D. Roof

November 16, 2016

Unison Pres and sound quality make this an absolute best value!

I added this to my existing Apollo 16 rig. I own an LA610, and have engineered through vintage 1073s in the past as well as V76, and many other legendary pieces. The Unison modeling, as well as the addition inputs via light pipe make this, IMO, the absolute best value on the market for portable audio. UA's customer service has also been top notch. Further, the UA powered plug-ins are the very best I've used. They add the icing to the camel's back. If you're considering adding a UA interface, do it! You won't be sorry.

C. Bergström

November 16, 2016

Best interface / preamp I've ever owned

Best interface, all categories, best preamp, all categories.
Downside; gets a bit hot sometimes, maybe I'm just paranoid but thats never good. After about 1,5 week my macbook couldn't recognise it until I yanked the cable and put it back in a couple of times.
The plugs that come with it are the best I've ever used, and I've tried a lot of plugs, only downside to the plugs is the cost and that you need to take the Apollo with you wherever you go (theres no bag for it), but if you see past that its a 10/10

C. Rios Herrera

November 15, 2016

Stunning Product

After 16 years making making, mixing & mastering using other brands of Audio Interfaces; Apollo Twin on my PC and my Mac, allowed me to get a hole new level on my work, such a Stunning Apollo converters are amazing. and get a great vocals and percussions with the mic Pres and my synths sound strong, with a lot of clarity, just like that, only with Apollo.

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