Apollo Twin MkII
Apollo Twin MkII
Amazing Small Interface
I'm using an Apollo 16, 8 and Twin for my studio. The Twin stands up and the DI and pre-amps work interchangeably with my real Neve/API pre-amps that I have. Runs a bit hot, but it's doing a lot!
Great little box
It replaced a motu 828 mk3, I'm mostly recording bass, guitars and vocal.
Being able to record with Unison plugins is great and tracking with a bit of compression and reverb does make the recording process easier and more comfortable.
I haven't fully mixed tracks with the UAD plugins yet, but the quick n' dirty mixes I did already sound better than final mixes I did before...
One point of concern (1 star less) with the unit is that it runs really hot quickly, not sure about longevity... I will try using a small USB fan to cool it down.
Apollo Twin MkII (DUO)
The power and clarity in comparison to my first gen Scarlett 2i2 was just sublime. My favourite function is the ‘Mono’ button, which, allows the user to seemlessky toggle between stereo and mono output. This function is perfect for me in order to deliver a timeless jump between the two so I can understand the dynamics of my mix much more clearly.
One note I will point out is to do with the plugin library in my DAW. Inconveniently so, rather than only displaying the plugins I have licences for, it will display all UAD plugins and so I’m unsure and it is unclear which plugins I may use.
Other than that the product is beautiful and has a stunning design. I was battling my ego between the DUO and QUAD, however, if you’re like me and want the best, choose the DUO unless you have an industry standard recording studio as the power from the QUAD will NOT be nessesary or used.
I ussually don't write reviews, but do read them. So, I honestly hope to help someone making the right decision regarding a high-end portable audio interface.
I've been following tha Apollo Twin since its first release and remained on the top of my wishlist until recently.
My studio setup has been totally reconfigured , putting a Quad Core MKII at the center of all I/O operations. Not only the sound quality is astonishing, the ease of use and integration of the device, Universal Audio plugins and learning resources has been outstanding for a first time user.
I've been rediscovering old recordings and music with an unknown fidelity and sound character.
Universal Audio's history and promise have been significantly exceeded and I look forward to having a long lasting relationship with them.
Crashes my computer constantly, when it does work the audio cuts in and out. I have updated factory reset, and patched until i am blue in the face, but nothing works. UA support is useless.
I have only two words for the new Apollo Twin MkII Quad; pure perfection! Together with the UAD-2 Satellite (which I finally buy) is heaven!! One more amazing thing... if you buy the Apollo Twin MkII Quad before January 2018 you also get 4 amazing plugins for free!!!
we recorded bass with a friend, we were surprised how the edt WT800 sounds, uad 2 is a worthy substitute for iron instruments
Brilliant piece of kit. It's changed my mixes completely! Totally inspired! Would have loved the Shadow Hills plugin to be included for the price i had paid! But overall a great product!
A hot little number
All works much as described elsewhere, a good $1,200 mic pre with some fancy plug ins and some processing power to ease the burden on the mac processor, so I will limit my comment to the heat. Since I plugged it in it feels hot to the touch. Alarmingly hot. I wonder if this is normal or if I should anticipate problems.
Top Gear for my Homestudio
Unboxed this beautiful piece of gear and plugged it in right away. The sound was much better than with my former interface. Console is a great control software tool and the included plugins are outstanding and easy to use and tweak in good sounds, no matter if voice or instrument.
Over the years, I've used numerous audio interfaces for digital recording - MBoxes, Digi 002s, Focusrite, Apogee Duet/One, NI, the list goes on. All were good devices, but the Apollo Twin MkII is heads and shoulders above the rest. The DSP functionality in this small and relatively inexpensive package is mind blowing to me. Being able to record with NO software monitoring and zero latency, while being able to load the channel with Unison preamp plug-ins, and very good amp simulations, is huge. A simple direct signal with no amp vibe changes my performance. It can still be technically proficient, but lacks vibe...feel...energy. This audio interface is just rock solid and so good. Looking forward to buying an 8p and chaining it. Well done UA. Keep rockin.
Best thing going!
Apollo Twin MkII is the best 1200 bucks I spent in a long time!!!
My best sound card yet
I'm very satisfied with the mk.II it has everything I needed. The only little thing I miss is the ability to use the volume keys on a mac to turn the volume up or down.
Apollo twin MKII: Fantastic gear!!!!
for me is the number one audio devices!!!!
The only thing you need
one stop shop for a on the go workstations
Recently added this small but great sounding Audio Interface to my toolbox. I must say the preamps sound great, natural & clean.
Whether on the go or at the desk, the MK2 has found his way to the center of my products, combined with UAD plugins, you will be stunned how well and prestine it will sound.
Definitely recommend it, whether it’s an addition or your first UA interface you won’t regret it!
MK II in every respect
I mainly exchanged my first Apollo Twin Silver for the MKII version because of the buttons' extra functions - monitoring etc. And I got a TalkButton, better conversion. Very nice upgrade. The Volume button no longer acts as MUTE since this function has been moved to one of the small buttons below. Is that good or bad? I don't know yet :). Great buy!
All I need to record, mix and mastering. The best plugins on the market. Great quality! Really happy with my Apollo. Recommend it 100%
Big power and quality built in a small "size"
Finally entered in UAD world with my Twin Quad, coming from a Motu 828x. Your products are superb, premium built, a HW/SW union of "another planet" quality. The front dedicated Hi-Z input is great to precisely record and track my guitars. Combined with Marshall Amps and Unison technology, the reaction of pickups (at guitar volume knob changes) remains incredibly brilliant and never poor in dynamic, also lowering the pot at "2". Hope to see some Midi Features in order to benefit your Console 2 during live shows!
10 sur 10 !!
Good job !!