Apollo Twin MkII

Apollo Twin MkII

Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic
Analog Sound and DUO Core Processing.

Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows — delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin MkII starts with two Unison-enabled mic preamps and stellar next-generation A/D and D/A conversion derived from UA’s flagship Apollo 8, 8p, and 16. Together with its included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins — which you can track through in real time with UAD-2 DUO Core processing — and access to LUNA Recording System, Apollo Twin MkII is born to make records.

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

Includes LUNA Recording System for a fully-integrated and inspiring music production workstation

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, SSL, API & Manley Preamps

Apollo Twin MkII features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, SSL, 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’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.

Watch the Unison Shoot Out (hardware vs. software) video

A Full Suite of Classic<br>Analog Processing Onboard

A Full Suite of Classic
Analog Processing Onboard

Right out of the box, Apollo Twin MkII 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 Classics 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.

See Included Plug-Ins   |   Watch the live tracking video

Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, Apollo Twin MkII 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. Apollo Twin MkII improves upon the original Apollo Twin’s gold-standard audio quality with completely redesigned A/D and D/A conversion — giving you increased dynamic range and ultra-low THD. This next-generation conversion results in breathtaking clarity, depth, and accuracy in your recordings.

Apollo: The Choice of New-School Professionals

Apollo is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals, used to record landmark albums by Kendrick Lamar (DAMN.), Chris Stapleton (From A Room: Volume 1), Arcade Fire (Everything Now), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys), 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 TEC Award for computer audio hardware five years running.

LUNA: Deep Apollo Integration for a Complete Realtime Workflow

LUNA: Deep Apollo Integration for a Complete Realtime Workflow

LUNA Recording System transforms Apollo Twin MkII into the most inspiring, fully-integrated recording system on the planet. Bolstered by Accelerated Realtime Monitoring and a host of built-in features and extensions — from integrated Multitrack Tape and Neve Summing to all-new LUNA Instruments and more — LUNA gives desktop Apollo users the most natural, inspiring, and analog-sounding music production environment available.

Improved Monitoring and Built‑In Talkback Mic

Improved Monitoring and Built‑In Talkback Mic

The new Apollo Twin MkII offers greatly improved monitor functionality versus the original — with Mute, DIM, Mono, and ALT speaker switching. It also includes dedicated monitor remote controls and a built-in Talkback mic for easy communication with talent and/or recording slate cues. These features, combined with Apollo Twin MkII's scalability, make it the new standard for professional desktop recording.

Build a Networked Studio

Build a Networked Studio

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 MkII makes the perfect intelligent desktop controller for a full Apollo system.

Now with Vintage Amps

Now with Vintage Amps

Apollo Twin MkII also includes Unison technology on its front panel instrument input, giving you access to dead-on emulations of guitar and bass amps like the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe, Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959, and the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier.

A Sleek, Low-latency App

A Sleek, Low-latency App

With Apollo Twin MkII's Console 2.0 application — a complete re-imagining of Apollo’s original Console software — you can take advantage of over 25 user-requested features such as Channel Strip presets, Drag & Drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more.

Available as Apollo Heritage Edition

Available as Apollo Heritage Edition

Featuring 5 premium UAD titles— including complete plug-in Collections of our award-winning Teletronix® and UA 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, UA 610 mic preamps, and more — Apollo Heritage Edition gives you a curated analog studio, right out of the box.

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Apollo Twin Setup
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

Apollo Artist Sessions

Watch producer/engineer Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, David Crosby) record Latin superstars Monsieur Periné live in Colombia with Apollo X audio interfaces.

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Watch The Reviews

      Realtime Analog Classics Bundle

      With the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle, you get legendary compressors like the Teletronix® LA-2A and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, as well as UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.

      • UA 610‐B
      • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
      • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
      • UA 1176LN Legacy
      • UA 1176SE Legacy
      • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
      • Pultec Pro Legacy
      • Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
      • Precision Channel Strip
      • Precision Reflection Engine
      • Precision Delay Modulation
      • Precision Delay Modulation L
      • Raw Distortion
      • RealVerb‐Pro

      UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

      UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

      Impart your tracks with the iconic warmth and character of the classic hardware used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects organic detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology.

      Marshall<sup>®</sup> Plexi Classic Amplifier

      Marshall® Plexi Classic Amplifier

      The undisputed alpha dog of rock and roll guitar amps, the Marshall “plexi” amplifier is as legendary as the music it helped create. From Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, Duane Allman to Eric Clapton, the Plexi’s punishing melange of snarl, sustain, smoothness, and raunch defined the sound of rock. Developed by Softube, the Marshall Plexi Classic Amp plug-in gives you the sound of this iconic amp with a perfectly placed microphone from engineer Tony Platt who recorded AC/DC’s Back in Black and Highway to Hell.

      Teletronix<sup>®</sup> LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

      Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

      With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world — especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, and more.

      1176SE/LN<sup>®</sup> Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

      1176SE/LN® Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

      Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world’s most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and Michael Jackson.

      Pultec<sup>®</sup> Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

      Pultec® Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

      Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made — the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analog character.

      Ampeg<sup>®</sup> SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

      Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

      Introduced in 1969, the Ampeg SVT bass amp is still the reigning king of high-powered tube bass tone. Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-in perfectly captures the raw power and punch that has made this the go-to amp for rock, funk, and soul players. Track in real time using Unison™ preamp technology for the tone, touch, and feel of a real SVT bass amp, or transform bland DI tracks with the thunderous roar of a stone cold classic.

      Precision Mix Rack Collection

      Precision Mix Rack Collection

      Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set — perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

      Raw Distortion

      Raw Distortion

      Modeled from a vintage early-’80s Pro Co Rat, Raw Distortion delivers all the gritty dynamic raunch of the legendary stompbox. And with Unison™ technology, you can plug in to Apollo Twin, 8, or 8p’s front-panel Hi-Z instrument jack and experience the same circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points for the true tone, feel, and response of the original hardware.

      RealVerb Pro

      RealVerb Pro

      RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb based on UA’s own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond simply big/small or dark/bright, giving your sources distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverb tail.


      Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion

      Available UAD-2 DUO Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency*

      Unison™ technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes

      Includes access to LUNA Recording System for a fully-integrated, analog inspired Apollo workflow

      Built-in talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues

      Improved monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls

      2 premium Unison mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output

      2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels

      Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical TOSLINK connection

      Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

      Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

      Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

      Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

      To see full system requirements, click here.

      Customer Reviews

      Apollo Twin MkII

      Overall Rating

      i. ramos

      January 23, 2022

      A versatile desktop interface

      Great sound, AD and DA converters are fine. Only a desire: if it had 8 analog inputs it would be perfect!

      A. Lund

      January 17, 2022

      Still holds up

      I bought this interface 2017 and I have been in love with it ever since. I've been travelling a lot since then, averaging 50-100 flights per year. Brought it with me on most of those trips and it still is working great. Build quality is superb. Preamps are great. I've used it with other preamps using ADAT to record drums. I've used it as guitar signal processor for some live shows. Simply awesome.

      UAD User

      January 9, 2022

      Can’t beat this box!

      I’ve had owned 25 UA products through my recording career, from mic pres,compressors, Apollo racks, satellites, etc.. few years back I had a max beef rig. Apollo 16 rack, 3 octos and a twin duo silver. That rig is history due to ***** 3 years later I started looking for a new mobile interface, things definitely had progressed in the market. I was a bit out of the loop so I read and compared. I purchased a few other interfaces, recorded, compared then returned. I told myself stop it just stop! Purchased a Twin MrkII and as I listen for the first time, slowly the corners of my lips began to crack my mouth flew open to a big ass ear to ear smile. There it was. You can’t beat all the features packed into this box, along with the amazing plugins, routing and overall ease of use IMO. For a on the go mobile rig, home set up beginner or pro. Trust, skip the headache of reviews on reviews different box hype. Just get this box. If you need more dsp slap a satellite in the mix. This is my opinion. Thank you UA

      T. Basso

      December 29, 2021

      My best investment

      I am very happy with my new acquisition. Congratulations UAD!

      N. O'Donnell

      December 14, 2021

      The Best!

      I’ve had many interfaces in my time but the Apollo interfaces the best of the bunch. Great quality hardware but the Unison pres are worth the price of admission!

      G. Leon

      December 10, 2021

      It's AMAZING

      I have to admit, I never would have imagined the day would come when I would have the quality of a professional studio in the palm of my hand. I love my Apollo Twin

      UAD User

      December 9, 2021


      very very happy with this one

      UAD User

      December 9, 2021

      best choice

      very very happy with one!

      B. Striltsov

      November 27, 2021

      The Best of The Best

      I’ve dream about Apollo for many months, finally I got it. UAD plug-ins is such a beautiful human creations, it’s amazing experience for me and well opportunity to improve my skills to make mixes sounds better

      T. Ward Edwards

      November 17, 2021

      Now I now what the fuss is all about.

      Its the first time I have ever used a UA interface and I am very happy with the sound and quality. The Apollo Twin is everything I was looking for as a musician on the move.

      F. Grazzini

      November 16, 2021


      So small and so powerful.
      Unbelievable AD/DA converter, clean and dynamic, I love it.

      T. Tellington

      November 11, 2021

      5 star

      5 star

      R. Ranawaya

      November 5, 2021

      An amazing studio tool!

      I bought this unit mainly to use as extra DSP and as a monitor controller for my X8P, and what a tool it is! All the functionality is at my finger tips, plus two mic pres right on my desk, and an extra High-Z input makes this an indispensable piece.

      k. ndungu

      November 2, 2021

      Mk 2

      Love it

      M. Tamba

      October 27, 2021

      Mk2 twin

      Great machine. A+++


      October 23, 2021

      Nice :)

      Clean, small and powerfull

      P. Puerta

      October 19, 2021

      Amazing quality!

      Its been amazing mixing in the box using the twin

      C. Jones

      September 13, 2021

      Worth the Investment

      I’m very happy with the Apollo Twin. It completely changed my sound and reduced my dependence on some post production vocal processing. It sounds great with the default plugins that come with it. Highly recommend this hardware. Everything is high quality.

      J. White

      September 9, 2021

      Universal Audio is the Best!

      When I was an intern in Memphis, TN, One Sound Studio’s owner gave me a paid internship and he exposed me to the Apollo Twin MKII. I was blessed with the opportunity after two months to record Hit the Quan by iHeartMemphis that went platinum shortly after. When I saved enough money and gained enough clients, I invested in an Apollo and it has changed my life financially, sonically, and has provided a new realm of quality to give to my clients as well as myself as an artist. I am excited to finally be an owner and operator as well as an artist who benefits from the quality of this interface. I cannot ever see myself working with an interface below the standard of the console concept as well as analog conversion in an in home setting and or official studio like One Sound. Luis Cole deserves an endorsement by Universal Audio because it is the corner stone of his mentorship. Additionally, I was blessed to be mentored by Al Spears who has worked with Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Project Pat, Three Six Mafia, and even The Bar- Kays who should also be endorsed by Universal Audio. He has taken it a step farther with me by showing me the functions of the Apollo interface as well as the fundamentals of audio engineering. With the Apollo, everyone involved in my development including myself has went platinum or above as recording and mixing engineers. My alias as an engineer and artist is 2onicc. I am releasing a project October 11, 2021 called Insouciant. You will hear the growth and I accomplished audible quality from my living room, thanks to Universal Audio and my mentors who worked countless hours to help me get to where I am today. Thank you in advance thank you for back then, and thank you for the present.

      - 2onicc

      F. Petry

      August 27, 2021

      The best desktop / mobile interface.

      If you are looking for the best, don't hesitate. Apollo Twin MKII has the best AD/DA convertes and the best sound of any mobile interface. In fact it sounds exactly like it's big brothers (Apollo 8, 8P and 16). The Unison preamps are amazing and the plugins are stellar. Really a PRO level sound in any place. I use Uaudio gear since 2009 and will continue to use because they are simply the best.