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Apollo Twin X gives musicians and producers elite-class audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. Letting you record through preamps from Neve, API, Manley, and more — with near‑zero latency — Apollo Twin X is born to make records.

Experience elite-class Apollo sound — as heard on hundreds of hit records

Record your vocals and synths in realtime through classic mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Avalon, and more

Link up to four Apollos for 142 channels of premium I/O and control it from your Apollo Twin

Create with seamless hardware-software integration and analog console modeling in LUNA Recording System

Hear Every Detail in your Recordings

Apollo Twin X 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 elite‑class conversion gives you a spacious, organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high‑end converters.

Record Synths and Vocals through Iconic Preamps

With its two Unison preamps and front panel Hi‑Z instrument input, Apollo Twin X lets you track in realtime through preamp and channel strip plug-ins from Neve, Manley, API, and dozens more, giving you the same rich analog texture as the hardware used on decades of iconic music.*

Get the Pro Sounds of Analog Hardware, Right on your Desktop

Out of the box, Apollo Twin X's included plug-ins give you album-ready tones in realtime with professional tools like the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Teletronix LA-2A tube compressor, amps from Marshall and Ampeg, and more. Plus, Apollo Twin X lets you tap into the entire UAD plug-in library, giving you the proven hit-making sounds of Ocean Way Studios, Capitol Chambers, and hundreds more.

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Record with a Fast, Natural Workflow using LUNA

Apollo Twin X works with all major DAWs, but only LUNA Recording System gives you seamless integration with Apollo, for big analog studio sound — in realtime — using a host of built-in features and extensions from API console modeling to genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape.

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Your New Analog Studio, Expanded

Link up to four Apollos for 142 channels of premium I/O as your studio grows — and control it all from your desktop using Apollo Twin.

UAD Plug-Ins vs. Analog Hardware

Watch Grammy-award winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon) put UAD plug‑ins to the test in a live session featuring electronic-soul artist Jamie Lidell.


Desktop 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)

Available UAD-2 DUO or QUAD Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size

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

Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)

Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices

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 ADAT or S/PDIF

Includes Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy versions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, Raw Distortion, 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more

Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, Audio Units, & AAX 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 Twin X User Manual


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Apollo Twin X includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately at www.uaudio.com. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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.

Customer Reviews

Apollo Twin X

Overall Rating

J. Lomonaco

December 3, 2022

Friend convinced me to buy. UA wont honor the legitimate referral. Won't talk to me in support. Forcing me to go public

I do not want to publish this here but UA has refused to answer my questions, refused to accept my complaint. Refused my private response to their request for a review. And most importantly has refused to honor my friend's legitimate referral which is the ONE reason I was sold so easily. This makes me regret my purchase. I do not enjoy using the product under these circumstances. I wish I could undo my purchase and go back in time. This has been bad vibes from the day I received the product.

H. Kul

December 1, 2022

Plugin

hello, first of all, thank you very much for the sound card. It is a very nice and excellent product. It makes our work very easy. The only problem is that we live in Turkey and since we are in Turkey, the plugins are very expensive due to the exchange rate difference, I think the prices of the plugins should be arranged according to the country and they should be discounted.

H. Gong

November 24, 2022

Please improve the compatibility and performance in windows

I replaced my old Yamaha UR24C and used Apollo Twin X for the first time. I use a Windows laptop with a Thunderbolt 3 interface. I hope UA can improve UA Connet's servers

S. Costa

November 23, 2022

Amazing interface

There's no better feeling then moving the volume knob. Such a clean and satisfying interface, and you can really feel the quality when using it

U. Krapivka

November 22, 2022

Excellent

changed my twin mk2 to twin x. much better, clearer, crystal sound! Thank you UA! It’s Great!

H. Donley

November 17, 2022

Got the Quad

Crystal clear. I think this is the best interface I've ever heard. The AD to DA is second to none. This is high-end stuff. It will make any song sound better. REALLY!

C. Laroche

November 11, 2022

Great audio interface! Incredible sound! A must have for all enthusiasts!!!

Great audio interface! Incredible sound! A must have for all enthusiasts!!! Thanks to the whole Universal Audio team for offering us all these products!

c. rosario

October 29, 2022

Game changer

I am so happy that I bought this product.
One of the best investments I made.
Workflow is much easier, cleaner and efficient.
Thank you team UAD

J. Evans

October 25, 2022

Noticeable difference!

I upgraded from the Apollo Twin MK2 and instantly heard the difference in audio quality. The unit also gives off less heat and the hardware feels slightly more premium. Happy days!

N. O'Hern

October 20, 2022

Hardware is outstanding but the rest is rubbish

The Apollo unit itself is mindblowingly good but tech support is slow, unresponsive and poor. There is a reason that the two guitar plugins you get are free - they’re just awful. The others, comps, eq’s and bass amp are ok but i really wouldn’t buy them with cold hard cash.

R. Akins

October 16, 2022

Stellar Sound!

Just upgraded from the Apollo Twin Mk2 - noticeable boost in stereo image and the sound quality is excellent!

E. Peterson

October 11, 2022

Amazing

I got the twin x to see what the uad experience was all about. I’m loving it the sounds are awesome and the plugins I’ve tried are unreal. I’ve really gotten into Luna and find it’s the perfect daw for me for most tasks and as they add the few missing features I’ve found my recording home. The twin x is only the beginning for me as I will add a couple satellites and an Apollo rack down the road. Thank you universal audio for an awesome piece of hardware. I do wish you could create a greater contrast between the dimmest and brightest of the front led indicators

S. Cordingley

October 10, 2022

Powerful and Complicated

The system is powerful in its capabilities and works well. The absence of latency is wonderful and the plugins are impressive emulations. The products have a pretty steep learning curve; for me, reading hundreds of pages of manuals was the only way to make sense of it all. I don’t know yet if I will continue to invest further in more plugins. The costs do add up...

a. fields

October 9, 2022

The best

Clear and straight to the point interface the best purchase I have made this year so far

UAD User

October 8, 2022

Quality gear

Caught a great deal so I upgraded from my Twin Duo with thunderbolt 2 after 7 years. Four DSP chips is plenty now for me to not have to worry about running out of resources during my mixes.

C. Jacquot

September 28, 2022

One of my best investment

I’m a professional guitarist and I’m more than used to tube amps. My first amp was a Fender Hot Rod Delux, then a Marshall JCM 2000, then a Soldano ROS and I always heard my father playing on a Fender Super 60. Then, I learned everything on playing the guitar based on those amps.

Until now, I never considered amp simulations, because I could really hear the difference. But i discovered UAD and their Apollo Twin X… and oh boy, that totally changed the game for me. Everything is there, I don’t need miking (which is not my cours of tea) and I now really get what I was looking for when mixing on my computer. Not used to analog mixing gear, I now understand how they got things to sound the way they did back in the days. For those who want to record their guitar, I can tell you this is not expansive : you now don’t have to buy the right amp with the right miks in the right room through the right analog console.

Also, the way the console is separated from the DAW is great ! I now can really think my sound before recording and stick with it.

Now please, UAD, get Luna working on Windows, can’t wait to try that ! However, thank you, you really changed things for me. I’m grateful for the stuff you’re doing.

César Jacquot

C. Moulin

September 28, 2022

Top

great sound card incredible sound quality vst plugin really at the top of the sound

L. Apan

September 27, 2022

Awesome

Fantastic interface with top notch converters.

C. Özdemir

September 26, 2022

Quad

Changed the Duo to a Quad. Love to use the Plugins!

E. Toews

September 24, 2022

I was a huge Fan until now.

I was a huge fan of UA until now. This is a seventh! device from UA that I bought,
Living in Germany I ordered it in June while a promotion was active, unfortunately I received it in August, until now I was not able to use it completely it because Support is not capable to solve issues which occured during the registration. Even the announced Heritage Plugins are not fully running..
I can say you one thing - if you plan to invest in UA Soft and Hardware - the more you buy the more you will be disappointed at the end.