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
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
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.
“The Apollo's ability to do low latency – I mean that's the whole ballgame right there.”
– Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck, Other Lives)
“My Apollos are my sound.
Where I go, they go.”
– Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, Eminem)
“I knew about the ingredients of Apollo, but this is truly a special dish. The Apollo just set a new standard of excellence for audio interfaces, in terms of both its sound and its feature set.”
– Fab Dupont (Shakira, Santigold, Jennifer Lopez)
“Apollo is a platform that grows more powerful with every innovation – the UAD plug-in processing onboard has changed the way I work forever.”
– Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley, Buddy Guy)
“Having the Apollo with UAD plug-ins at my disposal is like carrying a giant studio with outboard racks at all times. Minus the tech fees, down time, and electricity bill!”
– Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Fun.)
“With the Apollo 8 in the studio and an Apollo Twin on the go, I know I've got the best sound quality and an incredible arsenal of plug-ins — wherever I'm working.”
– Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz And The Tantrums)
“UAD plug-ins are amazing...
I’ve used them on all my projects for the last few years.”
– Dan Auerbach The Black Keys
“The Apollo has some of the better preamps I've ever heard – lots of headroom, quiet at high-gains, and the converters are really sweet sounding.”
– Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton)
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
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
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
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
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.
March 10, 2017
Great Interface for Project Studios
Great Tone, works plug&play and built like a tank. What do you want more?Read More
March 5, 2017
I highly recommend !
The best interface I've ever owned, the sound is perfect, but additionally recommends buying UAD 2 satellite for a comfortable total work of UAD plug-ins.Read More
February 23, 2017
Great interface for anyone that doesn't need lots of I/O
The sound quality is phenomenal and it's great to be able to take all my UAD plugins with me when I'm on the move. I'd love a few more I/O but I suppose that's what the Apollo racks are...Read More
February 23, 2017
Incredible interface. Plugins really make a big difference.Read More
February 22, 2017
I am gonna write my review in french first of all because i am french, secondly because many french musicians are looking for the best affordable sound card. Cette petite carte son est une...Read More
February 21, 2017
Its simply the best
Its the best desktop "soundcard" you can buy..it doesnt take too much space .and it worth the money! cant wait to test the new mkII tooRead More
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
- 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 (not included)
- 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.
Great Interface for Project Studios
Great Tone, works plug&play and built like a tank. What do you want more?
I highly recommend !
The best interface I've ever owned, the sound is perfect, but additionally recommends buying UAD 2 satellite for a comfortable total work of UAD plug-ins.
Great interface for anyone that doesn't need lots of I/O
The sound quality is phenomenal and it's great to be able to take all my UAD plugins with me when I'm on the move. I'd love a few more I/O but I suppose that's what the Apollo racks are for! Time to get saving...
Incredible interface. Plugins really make a big difference.
I am gonna write my review in french first of all because i am french, secondly because many french musicians are looking for the best affordable sound card. Cette petite carte son est une merveille. Compact, polyvalente et surtout elle sonne. Le concept de conjuguer dans un même boitier une carte son de haute qualité et des DSP pour soulager le CPU de votre ordinateur est novateur, sans équivalent sur le marcher et innovant. De plus le zero latency n'est pas un leurre.... ça marche. Si comme moi vous ne souhaitez pas enregistrer un orchestre symphonique en une prise mais plutôt 1 ou 2 instruments + une voix, voici la carte qu'il vous faut. Le seul petit reproche que je ferai à UAD est essentiellement financier. L'achat de licence de plugins n'est pas donnée. Cela dit un channel strip SSL pour 300 euros; comparé au prix du hardware demeure très raisonnable et je ne parle pas des Manley, DBX et autres reverb vintage non seulement introuvables mais surtout inabordable alors..... on économise et on se constitue sa petite gamme de plugins au fur et à mesure
Its simply the best
Its the best desktop "soundcard" you can buy..it doesnt take too much space .and it worth the money! cant wait to test the new mkII too
There is no doubt!
After years of searching, I finally found the perfect solution for myself.Compact yet powerful, and at the same time Cool looking and functional, this device allows me do everything what i need. Excellent preamps, awesome plugins. I'm happy with everything, thank you Universal Audio!
Great desk interface with few flaws
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo offers more than meets the eye. The unison preamps and DSP may be the biggest selling points, but the preamps in themselves are very nice to record with and offers several great functions. The preamps includes highpass filtering, stereo link and a phase switch just to name a few.
With the optical port, you can expand the inputs from 2 to 10 if you decide to use ADAT. A very nice feature which makes an old interface worth keeping for their preamps.
UAD includes great plugins for mixing and while they are a few years down the line they are still worth using.
The only things I would like to see included in later versions of this interface are two headphone outputs, one is simply not enough. Also an optical out port would make it possible to scale up the size of a recording system by allowing for separate headphone mixes for several musicians. The last thing is in the interface itself, having the choice of having more virtual channels and send the input from channel one to a virtual channel would allow one to record both plugins that are used as well as the dry signal.
Overall, it is a very nice interface with a very nice form factor. The DSP is nice but a bit lackluster. Worth buying if you want a smaller interface but don't want to lose the preamp capability of a 19" interface.
Try it live!
I strapped this bad boy onto the master buss of a PM5D live, with the 1073 and the Fairchild, holy molly!! Can't wait to get the 8P to start a live rig like no other!
Exquisite for mobile recording
I own the Satellite and the Apollo 8 as well. But, for smaller gigs and mobile recording, as they are the same pre-amps, the Apollo Duo has changed my life. It's perfect for on-the-go recording sessions and projects that are quick, easy, and in need of less than 2 channels at the same time. It's perfect!
D. St. Onge
Expanding my options
I own the Apollo 8P, a quad and octo satellites, the Twin affords me a couple of options. Currently I have the 8P and the quad in one location and the Twin and the octo in another location, so it makes it easy to keep working where ever I am. And when I need the extra DSP, I can just chain them all together.
Great. Wish I had more plugins to try. 13 days demo period is too short. I'm happy to invest.
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.
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
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.
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!
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...
Belle interface. Compact et ultra efficace. Bravo
BEST AUDIO INTERFACE BY FAR!!!!
FOR YEARS I USED ALL SORTS AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF INTERFACES (MAUDIO, FOCUSRITE, AVID, PRESONUS, ETC.) BUT THE APOLLO IS JUST SUCH A GREAT PRODUCT. LOVE THE PREAMPS AND PLUGINS SO MUCH. VERY VERY WELL BUILT AND FOR THE PRICE YOU CAN'T BEAT IT!
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYBODY FROM BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED ENGINEERS/PRODUCERS/MUSICIANS...
Amazing digital interface
Above 5 stars on product