Apollo Twin USB
Superior Desktop Audio Conversion with
Classic Analog Sound for Windows.
With its class-leading resolution and Realtime UAD Processing, Apollo Twin USB sets a new standard for desktop music production.
This 2x6 USB 3 interface for 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
Use alongside UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator cards, UAD-2 Satellite FireWire, and UAD-2 Satellite USB for truly scalable mixing power
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 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 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
Analog Processing Onboard
Right out of the box, Apollo Twin USB 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.
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 USB 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. In designing the next-generation Apollo range, UA engineers started with an obsessive auditioning of the latest A/D and D/A converters, ultimately pairing the selected 24-bit/192kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for the optimal signal path. Apollo Twin provides increased dynamic range and lower THD versus other interfaces — rivaling dedicated converters costing thousands more.
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)
“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)
“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)
“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
“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 (Jay-Z, Fun.)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“UAD plug-ins are amazing...
I’ve used them on all my projects
for the last few years.”
– Dan Auerbach The Black Keys
Now with Vintage Amps
New for Apollo Twin USB is Unison technology on the front panel instrument input, giving you dead-on, impedance-matched 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’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
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
January 11, 2024
Unleashing Studio Magic
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO USB is a compact yet powerful audio interface that delivers an unparalleled studio experience. Boasting a sleek design and robust build, it exudes a...Read More
December 9, 2023
Apollo Twin Usb
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December 4, 2023
Reliable stable and sounds amazing
I've used it for years without a problem and I produced unforgettable songs on it. It's the only interface I would ever use in...Read More
November 30, 2023
UA = quality
I recommendRead More
November 28, 2023
Apollo Twin, a portable audio production studio
After doing so much research on Audio Electronics, I found it useful for Audio Production purpose. We already have CPU based plugins but now a days few manufacturers are creating audio...Read More
November 26, 2023
This unit is a great addition to my rig, I has replaced older hardware and just opened up the sound of my recording. Being able...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 USB 3 audio interface for Windows 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
Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.
Unison™ technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps
USB 3 connection for easy connectivity on Windows-based recording systems
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
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Apollo Twin USB
Unleashing Studio Magic
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO USB is a compact yet powerful audio interface that delivers an unparalleled studio experience. Boasting a sleek design and robust build, it exudes a professional aesthetic. With Universal Audio's renowned conversion technology, the interface ensures exceptional sound quality, capturing the nuances of your recordings with clarity and warmth.
A standout feature is the real-time UAD processing, which not only provides low-latency monitoring but also offloads plugin processing from your computer's CPU to the interface itself. This allows for a seamless workflow and the utilization of high-quality UAD plugins in real-time, enhancing your creative process.
Equipped with Unison preamp technology, the Apollo Twin DUO USB imparts a touch of vintage character to your recordings, making vocals and instruments come alive. Its compatibility with both Mac and Windows systems ensures versatility, while the intuitive design facilitates easy integration into various setups.
While the price point may be an investment, the Apollo Twin DUO USB's combination of top-tier sound quality, low-latency monitoring, and DSP-powered processing justifies its position as a studio powerhouse. Elevate your recordings and streamline your workflow with this exceptional audio interface.
It works well!
Works great into FL21. On windows having issues connecting signal from apollo to OBS studio etc. Would love to use it for streaming and not just music production. Doesn't seem to be any fixes online in forums or anything. Only consensus I've seen is that if you're using UA with window's you're simple S.O.L on that front.
Apollo Twin Usb
Reliable stable and sounds amazing
I've used it for years without a problem and I produced unforgettable songs on it. It's the only interface I would ever use in live shows.
UA = quality
Apollo Twin, a portable audio production studio
After doing so much research on Audio Electronics, I found it useful for Audio Production purpose. We already have CPU based plugins but now a days few manufacturers are creating audio signal processors that use GPU. We already have SHARC processors that takes care of UAD plugins. But I am curious about availability of plugins that can use our unused GPU of our computer system
This unit is a great addition to my rig, I has replaced older hardware and just opened up the sound of my recording. Being able to utilize the power of uad plug ins on input channels with no latency is a very great addition to the tool box.
If customers are happy with their apollo and comp set up ,be great if they would put the apollo model and specs on their computer on the review.I think this make the world a happy place.
노브 위치가 입력단자들이 직관적이고 고장날것같은 느낌이 안들정도로 만듦새가 맘에듭니다. 유니즌프리기능도 레이턴시가 없어서 좋습니다.
I love it
Sounds like a
The Best Upgrade
I just upgraded from a scarlet and although that was great and I didn't unlock my full potential as an engineer to really push it to its limit, the Apollo twin has reignited my love for vocal and music production. Clean preamp signal, the control over the unit through Console and the latency free monitoring is a game changer!!! I love it
Awesome hardware with awesome plugins
Got this with autotune bundle and I'm absolutely blown away by the quality of the hardware and software. The plugins are insanely good. I didn't believe people that they could replace actual hardware but the preamp plugins can. Amazing!
나는 rme fireface800 유저였습니다. 마이크 프리엠프는 avalin vt737sp를 사용했구요
마이크는 u87ai를 사용했습니다. 작업실을 이동하면서 새로운 장비를 알아보다가 아폴로와
unison preamp 시스템을 알게되었고 궁금했습니다. 과연 소리가 어떨지....아폴로의 유니즌 프리의 성능은 생각보다 훨씬 좋았습니다.
It really makes a difference - probably much more than you initially think
I have used many audio interfaces ranging from budget to professional levels. The feature that makes Apollo Twin USB a real game changer are the realtime monitoring capabilities without the use of external gear: want to provide a mix ready monitoring "zero-latency" signal for vocals with compressor, EQ and reverb while at the same time recording a dry signal to the DAW? No problem. Want to hear your guitar with cabinet simulation and be inspired by real time echo and modulation? No problem at all. Using a vocoder with your midi keyboard and hear the results without delayed voices in your head? That's where the Apollo really shines. This kind of workflow makes it highly inspiring - whether you use the effects just for monitoring or print them on the track while recording or later - it's all your choice. Preset management (e.g. for certain singers, mics or guitars) and the option to sync the settings with your DAW with the console recall plugin and saving it with your session really shows that the product has been designed with the musician in mind. Although not officially endorsed by UA, the Apollo Twin USB works flawlessly with my ASUS AMD Ryzen laptop. Don't be scared by conflicting information from the Internet in regards do compability, do as I did: Given that you can return it to the dealer in the case that it doesn't work for you or you don't like it - give it a try and thank me later! :)
Tried everything by the book. Apollo Twin thunderbolt does not connect to brand new Mac. Support is not forthcoming.
Tried connecting Apollo twin Thunderbolt to Mac OS 12.4. Doesn't connect. Doesn't detect interface. Allowing privacy settings makes no difference. Waste of money so far. Helpline is swamped, so I must not be the only one having problems.
Top quality sound card
A powerful interface that's good for any environment.