Apollo Twin MkII

Apollo Twin MkII

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Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic
Analog Sound and QUAD 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 SOLO, DUO or QUAD Core processing — 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

Track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve®, API®, Manley® and more using Unison technology

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 QUAD or DUO Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance — so you can 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 2016 TEC Award for computer audio hardware.

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.

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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      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 QUAD, DUO, or SOLO 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

      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

      Apollo Thunderbolt System Requirements


      • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port

      • macOS 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave


      • PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 port

      • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

      • Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately)


      • 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

      Customer Reviews

      Apollo Twin MkII

      Overall Rating

      h. hernandez

      July 19, 2019

      Great for what it s

      Great piece of gear. Love the talk back function. Very clear.

      l. Chiong

      July 19, 2019

      Central hub for all things music!

      love it!!

      A. king

      July 19, 2019

      Game Changer

      Great interface! Loving the plugins!!

      G. Seabra

      July 18, 2019

      Excellent choice

      Great product. Excellent input pre amps and a really delicate, velvety precise flat output sound. Simple but pretty complete home studio interface. Very happy so far.

      D. McDonald

      July 17, 2019


      I have only used it for about 6-8 hours, so I have much to learn. But the audio quality is great! I have only used two of the plugins, and they are easy to use and sound great. The 610 preamp alone is a super tool. Everyone I have spoken with about UA says they are king of quality. I believe it’s true.

      D. McDonald

      July 17, 2019


      I have only used it for about 6-8 hours, so I have much to learn. But the audio quality is great! I have only used two of the plugins, and they are easy to use and sound great. The 610 preamp alone is a super tool. Everyone I have spoken with about UA says they are king of quality. I believe it’s true.

      D. Plasencia

      July 14, 2019

      Industry Standard

      Now I know why I see this on every studio

      K. Meehan

      July 13, 2019

      Apollo Twin

      Awesome loving so far. People are specifically asking for UA sound apollo delivers.

      R. Mayo

      July 12, 2019

      This years best investment

      I am extremely happy with my purchase of the UAD Apollo Twin. The sonic quality is fantastic and I can notice a difference in the sound of my set up. I had questions when I first got the unit and was pleasantly surprised when the UAD team was quick to respond with solid solutions. I strongly recommend this device to anyone looking for quality converters, a smaller foot print in your studio and next to zero perceived latency.

      J. Croft

      July 11, 2019

      Great addition to my Apollo setup

      Picked this up last month during the promotion and it’s everything I expected. Great product!

      K. Portolano

      July 11, 2019

      Apollo Twin MKII Quad

      Integrates very easily in my current Apollo 16 silverface setup. It was the first time expanding my UAD setup so it took me a while to get into all the routing possibilities. The pres are a nice add on to my outboard pres. The ADDAs have very well improved in comparison to the older ones in my silverface ( which is still nice ! ). The Xtra Dsp comes in very handy. Overall i can say after some weeks ... its a keeper.

      d. dice

      July 4, 2019



      P. Veneris

      July 4, 2019

      Professional Studio Equipment, at a fraction of cost!

      This is a full blown studio in a box! It’s the clearest & most amazing piece of recording equipment I’ve ever owned!

      I’m still pinching myself & cannot stop smiling like a little kid in a candy store whenever I listen to what I’ve recorded.

      Laying tracks with effects in ‘real-time’, or listening & adding them later is effortless!

      I prefer to record the effects, it saves so much time.

      The unison technology blows me away, & I feel so lucky to be able to harness such amazing technology & mimic sounds that I only would have ever dreamt about doing 5 years ago. With this hardware, & only a few $ for a channel strip, a reverb, world class equipment effects & compressions, you can create anything. This is professional, studio quality emulated sound that you can’t tell the difference between it & hardware.

      It took so little time to figure out. This piece of equipment into a MacBook Pro, Logic & some Udemy courses, have boosted my confidence & skills in tracking, mixing & mastering, all with my own fingertips.

      I can’t express how thankful I am for UA’s innovation. Keep it coming!!

      F. Zonta

      July 2, 2019

      Simply Unbelievable

      Impossible to describe how the workflow is optimized with the facilities and quality that only this hardware allows.

      M. O'Shea

      July 2, 2019


      Amazing monitor control, Clean Pre’s that only get better with Unison software and the plug ins are game changing, cancelling my slate subscription as soon as it’s up!

      J. Hull

      July 1, 2019

      First Interface

      Amazing! Couldn't be happier, very glad I saved and bit the bullet to get this.

      J. Baca

      June 20, 2019

      Awesome Interface

      SO this was a big upgrade for me and I hesitated at the price point, but dang do I believe that it is worth the money! The stock Apollo Pre amps are so clean and the unison plugins are amazing. Really lightens the CPU load while tracking with a compressor to just catch the peaks. The interface is simple to use but again sounds so amazing. I've noticed a huge upgrade in my vocal production quality as well as mixing. Heck, even my monitors sound different using this as the interface. Overall I would highly recommend one! I paid for mine with a Sweetwater credit card and did the financing, can't beat that!

      B. Bereznak

      June 15, 2019

      So Far, I'm Not Getting A User-Friendly Vibe

      I am finding this unit to be extremely finicky. While I am sure they are an engineers dream, the software and plugins on the device introduce an unnecessary complication for me. I really don't see what their purpose is if DAW's already have plugins. So, the whole added layer of software/plugins adds a layer of confusion and a place where things can go wrong.

      Things get geometrically complicated from there; it's very cumbersome to determine the source of audio issues: The Apollo? The Apollo's console software? The Apollo's plugins? My DAW? My DAW's plugins? My computer? Me? Something else? All of the above?

      If you are a musician and not an engineer, you might share my frustrations. To me, this device is a tinkerer's dream. All the software bells and whistles are impressive, but so far, I was able to get the job done in less time and at a much better price.

      Finally, the audio sounds like I am in a tin can inside a wind tunnel (another big difference from my old AudioBox 44VSL). I'm trying to figure this one out, but knowing I have to hunt and peck through the user community bulletin board (and not knowing what to look for) is discouraging.

      D. Jeter

      June 12, 2019

      Good things come in small packages!

      Excellent unit! If you expect to run a ton of plug ins then consider a quad or octo. This unit sounds amazing if you have UA hardware you'll find yourself using the twin more than the actual gear. I never thought I would be totally in the box until this unit entered my life.

      r. passuti

      June 11, 2019

      very compact & powerful

      big knob, lots of buttons all as big as my hand ... and also UAD control and talkback too!!!! what else?
      comfortably housed in the computer bag, always with me the power of the UAD dsp and the fantastic UNIVERSAL AUDIO pre and converters.