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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

Just Blaze & Phony Ppl "Why iii Love the Moon"

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

Customer Reviews


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 9.1


  • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port

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


  • 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 (sold separately)


  • Thunderbolt 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


S. Dhanapal

February 3, 2017


Great. Wish I had more plugins to try. 13 days demo period is too short. I'm happy to invest.

D. Parker

February 2, 2017

The best audio interface I have used

Really enjoyed upgrading to the UAD Apollo Twin. I have used several other guitar/mic interfaces in the past with varying levels of satisfaction. However, there are several things I love that the Apollo Twin does best of all:
- Extremely low latency for recording. I have had issues in the past with noticeable latency that annoyed me. Apollo Twin has no noticeable latency.
- Exceptional UAD plugins. Although I want more plugins, the included plugins are a good start. I record with both wet and dry signals into my daw and then have a lot of options when doing my final mix.
- Excellent build quality and feel. A top notch product.

Apollo Twin, with a UAD plugin library, will remain the centerpiece of my home system for years to come.


January 31, 2017


Finally a interface for the home and traveling Audio Engineer that needs an interface to do more than have great PreAmps. The TalkBack is super clean and the monitor options are perfect. Converters are upgraded and you hear it. Do your research but just know you'll be right back here finding a reseller near you.. #MixedByLex

G. Toman

January 31, 2017

Now I can sell everything else.

Built-in preamp with unision plug-ins has amaizing sound quality with really low noise.. I don't feel any delay at all.

l. houston

January 29, 2017

Your not a pro until you enter the UA arena!

Seriously, I always knew this was a great brand and company to begin with. However, the high price always steered me away. Then I finally made the decision to invest into myself, and I'm glad I did. The Unison technology is amazing! Seriously your getting the sound of $5,000+ hardware rigs right in your console daw at not even a fraction of the cost. The best part about this technology is that you sound just as good as the hardware that most of us can't afford. This technology has officially put the big studio business out of order. I'm running a manley voxbox channel strip right now, which is a $4,000 hardware piece on my vocals for $300 in realtime. This is insane and amazing! Do NOT HESTATE! If you want you recording to finally start sounding like the radio hits, buy this shit today!

M. Nielsen

January 27, 2017

Close Enough For Rock n Roll !!!

Excellent Pro-Quality Hardware & Software Sound, and Rock Solid performance !
A HIGHLY respectable Front End for ANY Studio Recording !!!
Even looks kinda sexy !
- and sometimes it even blinks at me...
So does the PROGRAMABLE UAD2 digital versions, sound as good as the analog originals ?
DEFINITELY Close Enough For Rock n Roll !!!
- if used, JUST right...


January 27, 2017


Belle interface. Compact et ultra efficace. Bravo

U. Soto

January 27, 2017



A. Norori

January 25, 2017

Amazing digital interface

Above 5 stars on product

n. hollo

January 25, 2017

love it!

sound is really great but easily reach the limit with some guitar amp simulator. and the marketing group always find you with something that after you will want to buy some plugins in the shop so be careful :) i'm now just thinking a satellite. they vers effective :)

A. Glass

January 24, 2017

A masterpiece!

This is hands down the best interface I've ever had, especially for the price. Keeping an eye out for the MKII !

F. Mossberg

January 22, 2017

Amazing new sonic reality

I´ve just recently bought the Apollo twin after a long time of holding on to my purse. Like so many others I am glad I did. I takes a while of rethinking soundcards and recording and some evenings reading manuals and rereading them again. But then it really appears you move into a whole other world sonicly. Together with the bundle that was offered by UAD I know own no less than 17 UAD plugs without having to buy one extra yet! The sound quality of the apollo is amazing on an acoustic recording using some good quality microphones, it just seems to become much more alive. I havent had much time yet to test the apollo out thoroughly but the Apollo twin duo sure is promising and also has a logical layout that once you learn it, goes well with your work flow. I also bought a SPDIF to Toslink adapter to be able to use some older preamps as additional inputs. Great! I´ve have been struggling for years with digidesign 003rack and Mbox to make decent recordings. Hope I wont have to struggle so much anymore. Now they stand sleeping in the corner.... while I am digging into the Apollo twin. It feels like there are some really careful thinking and knowledge that has gone into this box. Amazing!

M. Serra

January 19, 2017


High quality & professional!

M. Serra

January 19, 2017


High quality & professional.

C. Davis

January 19, 2017


This is a great sounding and operating piece of gear. Perfect for the singer-songwriter artist, or spot location recording sessions. UAD plug-ins are second to none are the most articulate software Paul again that I have heard. Again UA amazing job!

A. Milyukov

January 17, 2017

I'm very happy!!!!!!

Super small box and SUPER GREAT SOUND

K. Gorski

January 16, 2017

Little big sound

Little package, big sound. In every way. I already had the Apollo so I knew what I had in store. Twin didn't disappoint. It will be used in my studio as an extension to my Apollo/4-710d combo, further expanded with a ASP800 to get the 28 simultaneous inputs.

E. Eros

January 16, 2017

Amazing small interface

Even if it is a bit pricey interface, still I find it as a great bang for the buck. I still use my RME ff800 and I can tell that the sound of the Apollo is better, even more transparent. It is amazingly easy to use, the UAD plugins are absolutely astonishing, this is why I am still using them after so many years.

A. Milyukov

January 15, 2017

Unison это просто супер технология!!!

Прекрасный продукт! Очень удобно работать дома!
Но не очень удобный роутинг. Хотелось бы иметь выход Tos-Link.

R. Daga

January 15, 2017


Semplicemente adoro questa scheda. Comoda, semplice da usare e veramente di una qualità eccellente, sia a livello costruttivo che sonoro.
Devo ancora finire di provarla ma fino ad ora sia il software di gestione che la parte analogica sono veramente facili e intuitivi.
Grandissimo prodotto!!! Vale quello che costa.

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