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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

UAD Powered Plug-Ins Version 9.2


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 adapter (not included)


ALL:



  • Thunderbolt 2 cable (not included)

  • 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

K. Barta

August 10, 2016

Excellent, very satisfied!

I bought the Apollo for use in home studio, especially for demo recording – I am a guitarist in a rock band. I have experiences (and own/ed) with Two Notes Torpedo and Kemper, but like the Apollo for convenience a lot. The recording of guitar (and voice) is very easy – very smooth and stable workflow – and the playing feel is very good. The sound of plugins (that I use ie Friedmann, Tube Screamer, Studer ...) is simply top! At first it seems that the price is high (this is a reason that I waited so long to buy it), but when I compare how fast I can get top results now, I would say worth the price. Also monitoring through Apollo (or playing mp3) is a top league, I really notice how much better I can hear the music now.

e. varela briceño

August 2, 2016

Amazing work flow

I was blow away by the work flow in this little machine, its amazing, yes in line mode with cero volume i can bypass the preamp and use my Bae Neve 1073, yes i can process audio with my SSL hardware using the virtual output, and the AD/DA sounds very very very good, not like cheap converters, i use focal monitors and believme, this little machine sound like 2 000 or 3000 dollars converters, love it, perfect for project studio

UAD User

August 1, 2016

Apollo Twin is great

I've been using the Apollo Twin for three weeks and there is no problem so far I've been using it. The interface is smooth and works really well with Ableton and Logic. I'm loving it!

D. Eberlen

July 31, 2016

Smooth

I´m new to recording. But still, this is just so easy to use. And I got great sound right away. Sweet.

G. Rios

July 28, 2016

Easy and superb quality

I receive my Apollo Twin Duo about a month ago. I have to say I'm astonished with the easy of use and the studio quality that I get with this interface. Is pricy? Of course, but worth EVERY penny and more. unison technology is one of the best features that this have. I'm using it running Logic Pro X. Simple to operate, jaw dropping quality and for the money? worth every penny. From my part UA has earn a lifetime customer from now on.

D. Morgan

July 25, 2016

Had problems at first- but now its OK

For some reason, when first installed it worked like a charm, then the next day bad noise.
I was told to uninstall and reinstall the software. I had a tech from Sweetwater remote in to do that just so I would not mess it up.
That took care of the noise.

The unit sounds great- clean crisp and delivers great quality . One issue that bothers me is that the Apollo Twin with Thunderbolt tends to run a lot hotter than I would like. Purchased a whisper fan to keep the temperature down.

They need to get this unit running cooler.

M. Lukic

July 21, 2016

exact with i need

a very handy and excellent sounding gear.

D. Huling

July 20, 2016

Apollo Twin Duo

Excellent interface, especially coupled with their bundled plugins. I highly recommend it.

D. Huling

July 20, 2016

Apollo Twin Duo

Excellent interface, especially coupled with their bundled plugins. I highly recommend it.

D. Huling

July 20, 2016

Apollo Twin Duo

Excellent interface, especially coupled with their bundled plugins. I highly recommend it.

D. Tremblay

July 19, 2016

Apollo twin interface

Just added an apollo twin to my existing apollo duo. I needed a couple additional inputs and more bDSP power. The twin integrated flawlessly in a couple of minutes through thunderbolt. Everything was recognized by rhe UAD software and my DAW in a few seconds. I also can take advantage of the portability of the twin ror remote sessions a laptop the twin anda mic and you're ready to go.

T. Dalmasso

July 16, 2016

Could be so much better with little effort from UA

I've been on a spree lately after discovering how much I love UAD plugins. Started with the Octo Complete, then added the 8P. Since the 8P is out of my reach I realized how lame it is to have to switch out of Logic to the Console app for basics, like volume (which, when suddenly blaring or feeding back may need much quicker access).

My solution was the Twin, after seeing how tightly the Twin is integrated with Console app. I've also seen in a UAD video how the Twin acts, somewhat, as a remote to bigger, out-of-reach, pieces.

For any planning this approach take note: it amounts to a $900 volume knob (and dongle to use my plugs if traveling).

Fingers crossed UA adds more integration between Twin and remote UA piece with a firmware update.

UAD User

July 15, 2016

Couldn't be happier

Awesome sounding, hassle free, bombproof built, compact interface. Worth every penny!
`If you're considering buying one stop thinking and go ahead. You won't regret it!

M. De Turco

July 10, 2016

Apollo Twin Duo

Great and simply interface, I use it to record guitar, bass, voice and synth and the preamp does a perfect and clear job.
Happy to have this Universal Audio product, it worth all the money I spent.
Universal Audio you are the best!!!

M. De Turco

July 10, 2016

Apollo Twin Duo

Great and simply interface, I use it to record guitar, bass, voice and synth and the preamp does a perfect and clear job.
Happy to have this Universal Audio product, it worth all the money I spent.
Universal Audio you are the best!!!

UAD User

July 8, 2016

Brilliant in both build and performance ... GREAT upgrade!

A truly AMAZING piece of kit. I had the MOTU 828Mk2 since 2002 and when that began to die bought the Apogee Duet a couple of years ago but then that did a Thelma and Louise over a cliff one day and had to go back to the 'on crutches' MOTU but it still worked and l only really used it for vocals. But when that also died l was forced to upgrade. I was considering going the MOTU route again but also looked (again) at the Apogee and MOTU Track 16 but the fact that the break out cable was heavy enough to drag the unit off the desk put me off so plumped for the Apollo Twin. I'm no expert on these things but l would have to say that Apollo beats MOTU and Apogee by miles. Soooo simple to use, solid build and amazing results. Would HIGHLY recommend

UAD User

July 7, 2016

Amazing sound and functionality!

I'm going to keep this review short and simple. This device has a great performance. It reduces the drain on your DAW and has a great mic amp. The plugins are great and it's easy to use. Definitely an investment worth making if you want excellent quality performance out of your setup without spending thousands upon thousands of dollars.

UAD User

July 2, 2016

Must Have

Amazing! Wish I had it a long time ago. So easy to use.

m. meli

June 28, 2016

Killin'

Sounds amazing, one thing that usually gets cut short during recording sessions is backup vocals and harmonies and I often have to finish them at home, and the unison technology enables me to get high quality, and characterful tracks with low latency and without having to rent preamps. The console gives me the feel of an analog front end, and behaves with all of my other software.

C. Moore

June 27, 2016

Amazing!

Absolutely love the twin duo. I was trying to decide between this and another product and I am glad I took a friends advice and bought this unit. It was like someone took a wet blanket off of my recordings compared to what I was using before. Very clear and full sound. The apollo's built-in preamps sound great as well as do the plugins that run in unison. I would recommend this without hesitation!

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