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

A. Katsale

June 11, 2017

SUPERB! A True World Class Audio Interface

This is my very first audio interface which came highly recommended after doing tons and tons of research online. I saw it on sale for $500 so I pulled the trigger but was still nervous that I would have a hard time figuring it out and/or not liking it. Let me tell you that I LOVE it! It looks elegant and feels luxury. It's so simple to use and has just the right amount of jacks I need to connect two XLR mics (both running phantom power simultaneously), my Yamaha HS5s, and an instrument jack. The only minor drawback is that I had to buy a headphone amplifier and a few adapters to use more than one 3.5mm headset. This however is a VERY small price to pay for a unit which otherwise nothing short of AMAZING. My first recording of vocals sounds like I am having them recorded at a million dollar studio, but in reality it's all done in the closet of my apartment. I now believe that the thunderbolt makes the absolute difference when compared to FireWire because of how accurate everything sounds. This was all achieved without even throwing on any plugins. Just goes to show you how powerful these pre-amps are. Also, the fact that there is a huge selection of plugins you can buy from Universal Audio which work directly with the Apollo Twin is incredible. I love this ability to be able to add a big load of plugins without putting much strain (if any) on my computer's CPU, allowing me to record and playback without a hitch. I intend on staying with the Universal Audio family if I were to need a bigger interface one day. My mind is completely blown away and I am 100% satisfied with my purchase.

J. Huggins

June 1, 2017

Just Amazing!

If there was ever a system that works perfectly for the voice over home studio, the Apollo Twin is it. Skip all the outboard gear. No hardware mixer for patching. This does it all at a fraction of the cost...plus it sounds incredible!

O. Søgard

May 30, 2017

Sweet!

I love this uad device. Exceptional soundcard where routing never fails, you can get sick preamps unison, and make the best out of your sources! And the fact that you get to use the best plugins ever made! I will never sell this. Probably going to go full Uad setup from now.

J. Scholz

May 29, 2017

For Takeaway ;ø) Apollo Twin V2

As always, a great sounding, easy handling piece of gear. This time for takeaway. Thank you...

J. Scholz

May 29, 2017

For Takeaway ;ø) Apollo Twin V2

As always, a great sounding, easy handling piece of gear. This time for takeaway. Thank you...

M. Baldovin

May 17, 2017

Easiest pro level audio interface out there

During last year I've had the chance to try some hi-end desktop audio interfaces. Most of them have their pros, and often they have a great sound quality. But no one is easy to use as the Apollo Twin. I think its strength is based on the software interface, both of console and plug-ins, the only difference with analog gear is that you have to use the mouse instead of pushing buttons and turning knobs. It's the perfect tool for anybody who is used to their analog gear, and don't want to waste time trying to understand and learn a new path in music making. Digital technologies should help us being more creative, giving us tools we could only dream about, and for doing so the plug 'n play quality of a software or interface is crucial.
The Unison preamps, the near to zero latency monitoring through other plug-ins are features that are so helpful that you have just to create music.
You don't need to read manuals, understand labels, moving way too many sliders, faders and knobs. You have at your disposal the powerful tools that have been used in the last 50 years to make records.

J. Schreifels

May 15, 2017

In Heaven!

Had to upgrade my interface for my home studio...and after some research and listening samples and videos of setup and layout, the Apollo Twin was a "no-brainer" for me! Put it to work the day after getting it and I have been nothing but pleased with the results!

J. Holdsworth

May 10, 2017

Amazing

Beautiful piece of kit with a great range of functionality, with second to none plug ins available as well.

B. Clark

April 27, 2017

Worth while upgrade!!!

After previously using a duet, I cosidered the duet 2. After much research went with this little beauty and glad I did! The pres sound amazing, and the UAD plugins sound crystal clear. Top that with the fact that it's near 0 latency and saves on processing speed and it's a brainer!!

B. Clark

April 27, 2017

Worth while upgrade!!!

After previously using a duet, I cosidered the duet 2. After much research went with this little beauty and glad I did! The pres sound amazing, and the UAD plugins sound crystal clear. Top that with the fact that it's near 0 latency and saves on processing speed and it's a brainer!!

B. Grullon

April 17, 2017

Awesome

This is amazing!! Grate sound and quality!!

A. SOULOUMIAC

April 12, 2017

Should have bought it earlier

Crystal clear sound, a great upgrade ,quality , intuitive, well thought, a significant upgrade for better mix downs . With price drop and plugins offered it's a great investment .An empowerment !

J. Cuevas

April 6, 2017

Strong

Love the structure of the hardware. It is solid!

J. Vela

March 31, 2017

I wish I would have upgraded sooner!!

I've been in heaven since I upgraded my interface to the UA Apollo twin. The pre amps sound fantastic, ad/da converters make a world of difference in my monitoring as well as listening & mixing on my Audeze LC-X headphones. I've been completely satisfied with the product. My only gripe would be I wish I would have gotten one with more DSP for the plugins. I max out the DSP pretty easily but then I just record and print audio with the plugs on it and then keep moving. The work around isn't to big of a deal. I'm also in love with the plugin's. It's almost just like have all the hardware with how incredible they sound. I highly recommend any and all of UA's products to anyone looking to seriously step up their game and want to get that pro sound.

J. Frazier

March 27, 2017

Fantastic 24/192 Thunderbolt Audio Interface And Mic Pre!

Stunning clarity, warmth, superior reliability and connection via Thunderbolt. Works flawlessly with my MacBook Pro and Logic Pro X. Love having access to the UAD plug-ins for mastering and finishing. I'm an Emmy Award-winning voice actor in LA, and use this mainly for mobile VO recording setups. Fantastic in that capacity, and undoubtedly, many others. Great work, Universal Audio!

I. Jock

March 26, 2017

A recording studio that fits into a backpack!

Probably the best interface i've ever used. The quality of the sound is impressive. It interacts perfect with my Macbook and Pro Tools. It has never been so easy to record music and make it sound great. A recording studio that fits into my backpack. Thank you Universal Audio. I hope your product will last a long time!

UAD User

March 21, 2017

Simple & Clear

I own an Apollo 8p, but wanted something a bit more portable for the road. This unit is great, that same UA sound quality in something I can throw in my backpack. Gives me the options to record in hotel rooms with all the UAD plugs, as well as use reverbs in a live setting when I'm mixing on an analog console.

R. Werner

March 10, 2017

Great Interface for Project Studios

Great Tone, works plug&play and built like a tank. What do you want more?

K. Maj

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.

E. Isherwood

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 for! Time to get saving...

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