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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

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 9.1


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 (sold separately)


ALL:



  • 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

OVERALL RATING

A. Patrois

March 18, 2014

Great

Converters and pre's are fantastic sounding. The ability to use the inserts on the ADAT channels is a very welcome feature. The mic pre modelling is incredibly impressive. The plug ins respond very well in real time and retain the same great quality, it feels very much like having the actual pieces of gear. My only complains are, no ADAT out, this is unfortunate as you must clock from an external device if using ADAT, which unless you have a really mean ADAT pre, the source is typically lesser. My only other complaints, no daisy chaining and no UAD QUAD version.

J. Whitfield

March 18, 2014

Love it

I love it. I'm coming from a Tascam device which has done me well up until now. I used it for everything. recorded strings, vocals, guitars, bass, brass....damn near everything through it. I've seen songs that I've made, written up about in national media, all from a Tascam. NOW I have this and this blows the Tascam away. I absolutely love this piece of gear. The converters are word class and now that I've got my Avalon 737, I can run it into the 1176 compressors!! Gonna be huge for me this year. Thanks UA for such a great sounding product and incredibly useful tool.

UAD User

March 18, 2014

Very Good~!!

10 years has been the music.
Apogee products've written everything from avid Products
So close to the analog sound that it is within the sound
So good compared to the price.
ua fighting!

D. Bires

March 14, 2014

Apollo Twin DUO Best In its Class

I have tried many different sources for audio recording and I must say The Apollo Twin Duo Out does Itself. UA Power Core plugins are truly amazing and this unit is true when it come to zero latency. The ease of use is amazing in itself with its mixer is very easy to use. You can either record with plugins engaged or with it off its that simple. The clarity and preamps on this unit is very high quality and when you engage a 610b or an API channel strip well lets just say out comes the bigness in this little beast. This unit is worth the money. I have preamps that cost more than this and the overall package that UA bundles for you is more than enough to make very high quality recordings all day long. Thanks UA Very Happy Customer!

J. Abbott

March 14, 2014

Great hardware

Solid construction
Great audio
Powerful DSP
What's not to love

M. Karlegard

March 14, 2014

Sweet little machine!!!

The Apollo Twin Duo is truly an amazing product! The sound quality is top notch and has improved by recordings by light years. It's extremely easy to use so no time is wasted, it really is impossible to get lost with this machine. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

It's small size and excellent build quality will mean that this little wonder will tag along on many writing occasions for sure!

Highly recommended!

Best,
Martin

F. Vaona

March 14, 2014

A MUSIC WORKSTATION THAT BEATS EVERYTHING

I've recently bought this amazing interface and I can say: "Now I have my studio everywhere with me"!
With my powerful Mac Book Pro, the Apollo Twin is now the perfect complement to my portable studio.
I've created an entire album work with this workstation and it sounds great!
With great acoustic and great speakers I can record, mix and master everything.
It is exactly a perfect clone of my big workstation I have in the studio.
Today is essential for me, because I can speed up my composition process with an intuitive and creative way.
Thank you Universal Audio!

N. Wrigley

March 13, 2014

After an Apogee Duet and a very problematic Quartet, the Apollo Twin is heaven..

After 11 months spent struggling with insidious audio defects in Apogee Quartet hardware (thought I was going mad, but I wasn't – many others were experiencing distortion at low volumes), my dealer (Absolute Music in Dorset, UK) thankfully agreed for me to swap it for store credit, which I used it to get the brand new Apollo Twin.

All my equipment sounds great with the Apollo Twin – the Quartet was the weak link.

I love using the bundled 610B mic pre plugin. Everything's so well designed & simple to use from a standing start.

I adore the Console app, the graphic design of the plugins, and most of all their faithful sound qualities. I'm in heaven. Put me down for an Apollo Quad!

Congrats from England on a killer product!

E. Larsson

March 13, 2014

The twin duo

This interface is seriously sick. I had a 16 channel presonus before this and not only does this stomp on the pres the biggest difference is the conversion. The lows go much lower the highs are much higher, I brought up some old mixes and instantly they had more life when running through the twin duo.

I have had tons of fun with the pre amp emulation and although I only have the 610 b which came with the twin, I love the added warmth, which contrasts the extremely clean pres within the twin.

Plug ins are all so very amazing. And I have yet to run into any problems with latency or not enough processing power. I wonder what the limit is because I have ran multiple instances of these plug ins on separate tracks without reaching my limit.

G. Froome

March 13, 2014

Apollo Twin DUO

Beautiful industrial design that is on par with my UA hardware. UA make products that are musical not just technical. The gear makes you want to record music. With the Twin, a thunderbolt cable would have been nice to include in the box as I had to wait a couple of days until I had time to purchase one. The free Helios plugin softened that blow. Confused as to why UA has newer versions for the 1176 and LA-2A, wouldn't it make more sense to simply offer the newer versions? Apple doesn't offer iTunes 'Classic'! UA own the past and are clearly set to own the future with regards to recording technology. Fully believe in this company.

K. Savigar

March 12, 2014

Finally, incredible vocal recording on the fly!

I'm writing and producing a record with Rod Stewart for Universal and we really don't want to go into a studio - it's much nicer to work at his place! I needed a setup to be able to capture his vocals easily, with a minimum of setup, and with a great signal chain. The Apollo Twin is everything I was looking for and then some. Latency was a big concern and with my thunderbolt MacBook Pro it is lightening fast! The plugins do what they should do with amazing accuracy and we are very happy!

Kevin Savigar
producer/writer/bad golfer

A. Kolek

March 12, 2014

Amazing Apollo Twin...

The title says it all, UAD really are the best if the best and their latest product (Apollo Twin) has solidified this in my mind. Sure there are competitors and cheaper ones at that but you will struggle to get the quality of sound and feel that you definatelly get with UAD.

A great product, from the moment you plug it in and start working with the onboad unison preamp technology you'll soon recognise the power of this product. Cour that with all the other be benefits (such as near zero latency) and you won't look back!

You'll also get massive discount offers when you register that allow you to bundle a number of plugins (depending on the offer you choose), I also got a $50 discount off any plugin plus a free Helious EQ....

Brilliant!!!

C. Lugo

March 11, 2014

Simply amazing

I'm teacher in a music school, and the facilities includes an API 1608 customized with 48 channels, with 550B EQ's and comparing them with the UAD sound exactly the same.

There are no words for describe the amazing quality of the sound that gives you the UA converters, the wordclock is incredible, I can recommend the apollo without doubt to my students, colleagues and friends.

S. Taylor

March 11, 2014

Apollo Twin Duo

Great Piece of Gear! Audio Tracks are extremely clean and the Plug-ins are Amazing. I did upgrade the Teletronix LA-2A and UA1176 Compressors to the "full meal deal" and I can't wait to buy more plug-ins...

I'm still learning but I am very pleased so far!

ST

J. Schmelzer

March 11, 2014

Incredible Tool!

Just purchased the Apollo Twin Duo and I couldn't be happier! It's rock solid, sounds great, and has enough power (dsp chips) to make a difference. I've made great mixes with native plugins but I'd rather make them with UAD ones. There's just something magic about them. It's that elusive % of quality that they seem to have. The DUO is a great interface by itself but when you pair it with the plugs it really shines.

UAD User

March 10, 2014

I love it until it stopped to work

I bought an Apollo Twin Duo few weeks ago, it was working perfectly with garageband, however since that I save my projects or try to apply any of the UAD Plugins, it get stuck, frozen screen, like it's reading the command and I cannot open any past project or save a new one if the UAD plugin are applied. I have to shut down the garageband and open again projects which does not have UAD plugins. Past projects which have been recorded by a Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 works perfect, I can open and change plugins if i don't have any Uad plugins on it. Any idea why it is happening?
I have a Macbook Pro 15" OSX version 10.7.5 mid 2012, 4 GB 1600 MHZ DDR3. Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core I7.

Regards
Cris Monteiro

UAD User

March 10, 2014

This is what you need !

Its a perfect Gear ! Preamps are just amazing and UAD plugins are awesome.

Y. Worontschak

March 9, 2014

Great

Well done UA. There's something very special about an innovative company on it's way up. Before it gets corporatised and taken over by dullards.
Now go out there and buy Digidesign before it goes belly up!

Y. Marquis

March 9, 2014

Fantastique carte de son

Carte de son qui fonctionne de facon simple et efficace avec des pluggins de base qui nous procures tous ce qu'il faut pour eregistrer de facon professionnelle. Je vous recommande sans hesitation d'ajouter cette piece d'équipement à votre studio. cette équipement fonctionne avec une connection thunderbolt que l'on retrouve chez les nouveaux produits Mac.

J. Winkel

March 8, 2014

Professional sound quality for studio and on the road

After using UAD2 for some time I really got addicted 2 the UAD sound (and plugins). When I saw the Apollo Twin (I chose the Dual one) I immediately wonna try it in both studio and live setting; a few test proofed me that this is a great interface.

In studio setting used it 4:
- recording vocals
- recording guitars
- play back

Live setting:
- play back (with plugins precision limiter, Apex and provision maximizer)
- headphone output

The Apollo Twin is easy 2 use, the interface gives access 2 the most important functions. Using the software console makes it complete.

The option using plugins in my DAW en simultaneous in de UAD console makes it very flexible.

Esthetically: looks great (not the main driver but a nice extra).

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