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
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
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.
“Everyone assumes I use a lot of outboard gear, but with Apollo Twin and UAD plug-ins, I get incredible sounds on the go, anywhere.”
– Louis Bell (Post Malone, DJ Snake, Cardi B)
“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)
“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)
“Using my Apollos and Console 2.0, I'm able to front a live mix, create a monitor mix, and record, all at the same time. That’s pretty awesome.”
– Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop, U2)
“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)
“The Apollo is the best I/O we've ever used, and we've tried them all. It has an incredibly clean, transparent, and accurate sound.”
– The Glitch Mob
“I’m totally blown away by the stunning sound quality of the Apollo. The ability to use UAD plug-ins in real-time is pure genius. It’s the centerpiece of my new studio.”
– Richard Devine
“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)
“The Apollo is a powerhouse and a game changer for my studio.”
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.
Create with a Fast, Natural Workflow in LUNA
Explore analog sound and workflows with LUNA, UA’s Mac‑based recording application for producers and musicians, composers, sound designers, and more.
Designed for seamless integration with Apollo audio interfaces, LUNA gives your recordings big studio sound with built‑in extensions from Neve,® Studer,® and API® — plus inspiring instruments like Moog® Minimoog and Ravel grand piano.
Explore LUNA ›
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
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
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
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.
Learn 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
Watch producer/engineer Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, David Crosby) record Latin superstars Monsieur Periné live in Colombia with Apollo X audio interfaces.
View All Apollo Artist Sessions
Watch The Reviews
May 13, 2022
A Real Step Up in Quality
I'm loving the UAD Apollo and it's Console -> Logic integration. Recorded a couple of songs and I can't say without doubt the quality of input has made a massive difference in audio...Read More
May 12, 2022
I love the Twin and UAD plugins so far
So far I really like how SSL channel strip sounds, which I now use for live sound and for mixing. Looking forward to use more plugins. One thing I wish wasn't artificially limited, is an...Read More
April 25, 2022
For years now, I use the Apollo for the centerpiece of my studio - with the Console, I can route everything just as I want, from my mics and synth to the ext rack...Read More
April 10, 2022
spectacular. The best I have ever used.
It has been an incredible change to switch to Universal Audio in sound quality and working possibilities.Read More
March 31, 2022
Apollo Twin MkII
I heard a lot before I took it that it is the best you can have for a sound card and so I said to make the purchase of the market with a little reservation. I inform you that I did not...Read More
March 28, 2022
Love it!!Read More
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
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® 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® 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® 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® 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® 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
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.
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 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
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Apollo Twin MkII
Attention! Read the negative reviews to learn the needed lessons. Look at options!
As a former 30 year veteran of the audio and music industries I know a bit about manufacturing and the people that built the products, made the recordings and played some of the soundtracks of our lives. Using Bill Putnam's name and image on these computer interfaces is a shameless marketing tool with nothing to backup the integrity that made Universal Audio what they are today. Shame on you!
UA's hardware is lovable because it does what you buy it to do and it delivers as described even at a painful price point. Simple. Clearly there are large disconnects between the hardware and software departments at UA as is readily seen in the vast amount of negative comments and questions in reviews and the plethora of forums from users seeking assistance from other users trying to get their recording interfaces up, running and or back and running. The void of support and or comments from actual tech support from UA on these forums, their own forums and review responses should be a red flag to potential buyers.
I do not post reviews about anything as a general rule in my life, this is very rare. I am doing this in hopes that other potential buyers will look at other products and or find someone that is a solid user with a UA interface as a guide before purchasing (not that this will guarantee success with your system).
The power supply that is included with the Apollo is so poorly made that I do not feel comfortable using it in my home. The power cable length is so short that is impractical in my studio (most likely any legit clean facility not designed around an Apollo).
To connect the Apollo to a Mac with the Apple approved cables and adapter is an additional $99.
I've read countless reviews about these units breaking (yes, I still bought one). They run extremely hot for digital gear so I don't expect this unit will last long. The analog I/O's are solid. The Thunderbolt port is weak (mine is). The metering is subpar and the really could have used a few more LED's on the inputs for this money.
I am no computer novice, no Apple novice for certain. It took 2 days to get this up and running. NONE of the tricks I used were listed in any support threads or forums. NONE of my support requests to UA were answered. The retailer I purchased the unit from also tried to get UA to follow up on this.
Recording on computers since Synclavier, Soundesigner and Session 8, there's little doubt that todays technology is truly amazing, WHOEVER'S INTERFACE YOU BUY! The Apollo is also included. The latency is astounding and we've already heard these plugins for years.
Some reviewers have shared about difficulties with software and the fact that it destroys the creative process. Having computer problems because of your hardware, software etc after paying approximately $1k to make this interface work and several days reading endless nonsense rebooting, reconfiguring my computer just because UA doesn't do their homework or pay people to do tech support is unacceptable. I've had my interface for a few weeks and there's no joy about it. I view it as an animal I've had to slaughter in order to survive.
On top of all this? Endless every other day marketing emails! Constantly trying to sell you the next greatest thing you don't really need. Plugin of the week! You want critical update info? Too bad, you get marketing scam after marketing scam. It's just an endless sea of garbage nothing relevant or important.
There are plenty of other options. Use the other options. There's no need to go through this. None.
Defective ex display unit
First ever UA purchase. Bought as ex display model (purported "great condition") from Ebay, it played all my computer audio in slow motion.
Contacted UA tech support, they were quick to respond and helpful, spent 2 weeks going back and forth with attempted fixes involving 3 different computers Probably 15-20 hours total time spent troubleshooting - all to no avail.
UA finally conceded it was a defective unit and suggested I just return it for a refund.
Obviously I expected more from both the UA hardware/software (i.e. for it to work at all), but beyond that, given the time I spent, hassle, and degree of frustration & disappointment with what was my first ever UA purchase, I expected them to care more.
It just seemed like 'buyer beware, tough luck...buy our stuff in future", which for a market leader in audio hardware/software is pretty underwhelming.
A Real Step Up in Quality
I'm loving the UAD Apollo and it's Console -> Logic integration. Recorded a couple of songs and I can't say without doubt the quality of input has made a massive difference in audio quality but also how easy it was to dial in a top quality sound.
I love the Twin and UAD plugins so far
So far I really like how SSL channel strip sounds, which I now use for live sound and for mixing. Looking forward to use more plugins.
One thing I wish wasn't artificially limited, is an ability to use two Apollo Twin interfaces. It does not make sense why this won't work. So I use the second Twin as preamp-only for now.
No puedo volver a registrar
Tengo una apollo twin y no puedo volver a registrar a mi cuenta de siempre.
For years now, I use the Apollo for the centerpiece of my studio - with the Console, I can route everything just as I want, from my mics and synth to the ext rack effects. And of course, the plug-ins are just the best.
spectacular. The best I have ever used.
It has been an incredible change to switch to Universal Audio in sound quality and working possibilities.
Apollo Twin MkII
I heard a lot before I took it that it is the best you can have for a sound card and so I said to make the purchase of the market with a little reservation. I inform you that I did not regret it even for a moment, the simulations I need are as if I have the analog machines, the delay no longer exists. With my eyes closed, I recommend it to everyone now. After I made the purchase and I have it now I can show it to all my friends and share the experience with them.
I always heard about universal audio products wonderful things and now I can see it, it sounds exquisite! My apollo twin mk2 has everything I need to produce!
The best audio interface
I think this is the best audio interface in the market, I have 3 cards in my studios, the only thing is in the last I bought I did not receive the plugins is coming with this Apollo Twin
Apollo twin mk ii
This is an amazing interface. Fantastic build quality and sound. Love how easy to use Console is and the uad plug ins sound incredible.
I also only Apollo eight this is fantastic for other Systems to work in conjunction with it. Incredible sound and incredible plug-ins! Can’t go wrong!
Apollo X Rack을 사용하고 있고, 추가로 Apollo Twin을 사용한다.
소규모 녹음실에서 헤드폰 앰프가 확장되며, 프로듀서 자리에 배치 할 경우 토크백 마이크로 사용도 가능하다. 또한 녹음실 주인의 UA 계정과는 별도로 엔지니어 UA계정을 이 기기에 등록하여 개인적으로 구매한 플러그인도 녹음실 명의로 구입한 플러그인과 함께 사용할 수 있는 점도 매우 큰 장점이다.
물론 개인적으로 구매한 플러그인은 아폴로 트윈 DSP만 사용하여 쓸 수 있으며, 아폴로 랙의 DSP가 공유되지는 않는다. 반대 역시 마찬가지이다.
Purchased this almost a year ago & now it doesn't power on. Be careful buying UA interfaces. They only last until or before the warranty. Tried another power supply before calling & emailing UA. They weren't any help either. Have to send it to a 3rd party to get it fixed. You would think the manufacturer would help, but not at all.
I am trying to record my songs for 20 years now, started with a cassette back then - and this device is just amazing. It is not just better than cheaper interfaces, that is a different league - I can finally drive the dynamic mics I'm using for my voice with ITB amplification, they way it should be. I can track my voice, and bass, and guitars without latency as if I am playing life, even using first-class amp simulation. Ampeg amp rocks! Pulteq sounds gourgeous. LA2A sounds better for me that similar plugins by other brands - and I have no problems processing everything, I could have go down with the buffer range for the same project/plugins/mac air - just by switching interface.
CONFIRMS ITS REPUTATION
I had heard a lot about Apollo gear and this time I have to say all rumors are 100% true. This interface brought my productions to just another level, giving me a lot more control about all audio details plus, one thing I was particularly looking for, making it easy to move and travel with it, always carrying my studio with me. Totally recommended.
Audio Interface Apollo Twin MkII
A pleasant experience in installing it and getting to know the project behind this audio interface… everyone is making an outstanding job at Universal Audio. I use it with a 2012 Mac Powerbook… I can image it working with new (Mac) computers with M1 chip. I already enjoy it a lot… and it seems it is only the beginning of the a long time of satisfactions.
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!