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Elite Audio Conversion and Unison Preamps, on your Desktop.

Apollo Twin X allows musicians and producers to easily track, overdub, and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, two Unison-enabled preamps, and available DUO or QUAD Core realtime UAD plug-in processing — all in a desktop Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows.

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin X confidently outperforms everything in its class with 127 dB D/A dynamic range, along with an included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins and LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully-stocked analog studio, right on your desktop.

Record and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion — with the widest dynamic range and lowest noise of any desktop interface

Two Unison-enabled preamps — track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Helios, Neve, API, Manley, and more*

Onboard UAD processing lets you track and mix in realtime with included Teletronix LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, 610‑B Tube Preamp, and more

Includes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated and inspiring music production application

Two Unison Preamps: Get the Genuine Sound of Neve®, Helios, API, Manley & More

Apollo Twin X features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve®, Helios, API, Manley, Universal Audio and many more. Exclusive to UA Audio Interfaces, 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 DUO or QUAD 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

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

With thousands of hit songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are used to track exceptional-sounding records every day. To improve on the previous generation of desktop Apollo interfaces’ class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers redesigned the Twin’s audio conversion to deliver a striking 127 dB dynamic range and -117 dB THD+N, giving Apollo Twin X a spacious, organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high-end converters.

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.

A Full Suite of Classic<br>Analog Processing Onboard

A Full Suite of Classic
Analog Processing Onboard

Right out of the box, Apollo Twin X offers a suite of incredible analog emulation plug‑ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ. 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 X 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, Lexicon, Capitol Studios, API, Manley, Ampex, 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.

Learn how to Record with Apollo
Learn how to Record with Apollo

Learn how to Record with Apollo

In this video, producer Fab Dupont (Shakira, Santigold) shows you how to easily set up and capture album-ready sounds using Apollo, Console software, and LUNA Recording System.

Record with Vintage Amps

Apollo Twin X 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.

Additional Connections & Built‑in Talkback

Additional Connections & Built‑in Talkback

With its two onboard Unison-equipped preamps, two line outs, and optical ADAT/SPDIF input — plus dedicated monitor remote controls and a built-in Talkback mic — the 10 x 6 Apollo Twin X gives you the I/O you need for professional tracks and mixes.

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.

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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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Build a Networked Studio

Build a Networked Studio

Users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interface can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Once you expand your studio with an Apollo x6, x8, x8p, or x16 rackmount unit, you can use Apollo Twin X as a desktop monitor control while still tapping its additional I/O and DSP power.

See it in Action

      *Apollo Twin X includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

      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.

      Key Features

      Desktop 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows with elite A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from the acclaimed Apollo X rackmount interfaces

      2 Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps

      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

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

      Front-panel Unison™-enabled Hi-Z instrument input and headphone out

      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

      Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical ADAT or S/PDIF

      Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately

      Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, and 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 X

      Overall Rating

      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


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

      L. Apan

      September 27, 2022


      Fantastic interface with top notch converters.

      C. Özdemir

      September 26, 2022


      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.

      a. Bezos

      September 24, 2022

      Top quality interface and plugins

      PRO: Easy to setup, very user friendly, top sound quality, Unison preamp (what a blast when I played my guitars trough the Fender 55 plugin!!!), plugins diversity and quality.
      CONS: too pricy for two processors –SHARC processors can be overload very quickly when using big plugins, no TB3 cable !!!

      j. Stewart

      September 23, 2022

      Apollo Twin X

      I’m blown away ! The converters , the Unison pres , the Uad2 plug-ins . Did I mention the converters ?
      I’m coming from an RME fireface 800 and aside from the loss of I/0 on the Twin , it’s leaps and bounds above the fireface . I can’t wait to upgrade to more unison pres !
      Awesome job all around UA !

      J. Gonzalez

      September 21, 2022

      Awesome Interface!!

      The Unison plugins are AWESOME. So so close to the real thing...
      The instrument input are great as well the headphone out.
      If you want the best desktop interface get an Apollo.

      R. Guerrero

      September 18, 2022

      Power cord does not work the first time the unit is turn on. The second time it takes about 5 or more seconds to turn on.

      I wonder if anyone is having this problem
      The Apollo Twin does not turn on the first time the on switch is turn on.
      The second time it takes about 5 or more seconds for the Apollo twin to turn on, after the switch is turn off; then turn on again.

      I contacted desk support support and desk support asked me if the unit was connected to the wall.
      I told me it was connected to a Furman power conditioner.
      Desk support asked me to plug it directly to the wall; as, sometimes the Furman units go bad.
      Interesting, all my other equipment turns on right away.

      I plugged the Apollo directly to the wall and same thing happened.
      Desk support suggested for me to buy a new power cord; as, the unit but not the power cord is under guarantee.
      I was not very happy to spend the money to buy a new power cord for a 6 month old Appollo Twin and having to wait a month to get a new one; given that, the power cord was on back order.

      When I got the new one a month later it is doing the same thing.
      I re-opened the ticket and I am now waiting for desk support to see what they will suggest for me to do next.

      I like the unit quite a lot; however, I do not know if this a problem with the Apollo Twin USB or if I just got a defective unit.

      S. Ishutin

      September 17, 2022


      Best transparent and warm sound for your studio!!!

      R. Donnelly

      September 16, 2022

      UA email requested review

      I have only had the Apollo Twin X for a short time, just received it. Worked on a few DAW projects with imported field recording stereo audio. The Apollo Twin X is the centre of my DAW. I enjoy this simple, small and compact, almost all in one DAW solution. That really grabs me. I am getting a fairly loud pop on my monitors when the Apollo changes audio resolution to fit with a Logic Pro session which I'm uncertain of the cause but otherwise I cant find anything worthy to complain about. Headphone monitor sounds great and plenty of volume! The unit fits perfectly right in front of my Mac with most cable jacks appropriately aft. I haven't recorded with it yet, most of my work is field recordings with a Sound devices and Q2n. I had a satellite and that came to an end with Mac upgrades sadly so I am enjoying having the UAD plugs back with the Apollo. Having the downloadable UAD plugs helps the workflow quite a lot as there's not enough CPU on the twin duo alone for all the plugs I like using on my stereo field recording projects. No regrets. The small issues and cost aside I really enjoy the UAD experience and products and would not want to be in a different camp. Thanks UA.

      C. Özdemir

      September 9, 2022


      This is really a game changer. All my old records and interfaces are fading

      J. Rawls

      September 5, 2022


      Again fantastic Unison Pres

      J. Rawls

      September 5, 2022


      I love the unison mode on this thing. I really wish it was bus power though.

      UAD User

      August 26, 2022

      Great portability!

      Excellent portable interface. I upgraded to the X from the first gen. I really like the flexibility of Console and the options it provides. My only wish is that it had ADAT/SPDIF in AND out. If it had that, it would tick all the boxes for me.

      A. Mujic

      August 24, 2022

      Best audio interface I've ever had

      Love everything

      k. teawan

      August 17, 2022

      The best machine

      Insufficient machine

      M. Strub Jr

      August 17, 2022

      Apollo Twin X. Unbelievable!

      This thing is blowing my MIND!
      The quality, the portability, I don't know where to begin. I actually just wrapped a session where I took my Apollo, laptop and mic to a clients house for vocals. The Apollo has a friggin' talkback! I just fit an entire studio, with several thousands of dollars in outboard gear, in a small carry-on bag.

      J. Costa

      August 17, 2022

      Amazing piece of hardware

      There is nothing like it in the present market. Instantly improved my mixing and recording. Absolutely brilliant! Bravo!

      M. O GRAUE

      August 13, 2022

      The Amazing Apollo Twin X!

      All my plugins in one place instead of having to patch outbound gear separately!!