Apollo Twin USB
Apollo Twin USB
Finally got it, plugged it in and go. Worth waiting, great gearbeitet!
Apollo Twin USB
First let me say, I was rather skeptical when UA first announced the Twin USB for Windows. Having used the Mac Apollo TB version on my Mac Mini, I was not sure UA could replicate that same stability, workflow and performance using USB on Windows. I am happy to say I was wrong. Having now used both devices (on Mac & Win), if I did not know the actual connection (USB or TB), I would think they are one and the same. Kudos to UA for mirroring the same experience between platforms.
UA has packed a lot of features into a small form factor. It is solidly built and ergonomic to use. It has stellar audio specs and I/O options, but what sets it apart from all of the other audio interfaces on the market is the realtime UAD processing, Unison Preamp technology and the generous included UAD plug-in bundle to get you started. The UAD plug-ins can be used from the Apollo 2.0 Console for realtime processing and/or from your favorite DAW application as VST, RTAS or AAX 64 plug-ins.
The install/firmware upgrade and registration was seamless and I was up in running on my finely tuned Win 10 Pro x64 DAW in no time. My (2) existing UAD-2 PCIe cards were seamlessly combined with the Apollo to create a complete DSP ecosystem (7 total DSP's). I have been using both SONAR Platinum x64 and REAPER 5 x64 for the past two weeks without any issues. Overall, I am very satisfied with my new Apollo Twin USB and it is truly deserving of 5 stars!
Apollo Twin USB lemon
I've had nothing but problems with the unit I received. I disconnected it and do not plan to use it again.
Even better than expected!
I knew UAD as a name for people working on Mac's, so was excited when the USB version was announced for PC. I could not be happier with the results so far. Set up was fast and easy and there have been no problems interfacing with my windows 10 system running protools 11 and integrating with my other music hardware (keyboards, amps, rack-processors, etc...). I am just now scratching the surface exploring the plugin options. In particular, the Marshall and ENGL guitar amp simulators have me ecstatic. I am looking into diving deeper into more of the mixing and mastering plugs. Some plugins tend to use up the onboard processors quickly, so I am still learning how to pick and choose wisely. Overall Excellent!
This little thing is awesome!!! Ok I bought it to replace my oldschool RME Multiface. I have my Multiface lightpiped to the Apollo for 8 additional inputs. Everything works great the mic inputs are great. When I used the Console 2.0 with Pro Tools I was like holy BLEEP!!! The latency is amazing and the sound is even more amazing. One thing that disappoints me is that it's not backwards compatible with Mac which makes absolutely no sense. My mac is USB3 and Thunderbolt.... I still gave it 5 stars because when I bought it it said Windows. I have a quad and a single in my DAW PC so this Apollo hit the spot I highly recommend it.
zero latency guitar sims, amazing sounding preamps, the bundled classics is also amazing to get going right out the box. very very cool, thanks so much!
Amazing worth the wait!
It finally arrived The Apollo Twin a sleek design that packs a lot of power with the addiction of the plugins. Wow the plug ins to get you started are amazing. I must say the quality of my vocals recording has improve with unison technology. UA even threw in a coupon for The Helios 69 a $199.99 value. If you just getting started or a seasoned pro The Apollo Twin is worth every penny. UA Rocks!
Plugins Make the Interface
As an audio interface, I'd give it a 4 star. Latency is about as good as Apogee, but behind Audient. Better than the Clarett though.
The look and feel of the things is a bit different than other interfaces. I like the BIG BUTTON thought. When it starts, the clicking and LED checks scare me, but I guess it's a very good thing they've implemented cause it's searching for physical problems is my guess.
I've been through a LOT of audio interfaces and what makes this 5 star really are the Pre-amp plugins. The Neve in particular.
I wish this unit were a QUAD though. The DSP's get used fast, so you have to bake plugins or add a Satellite. Mix Control software is superb!