Apollo Twin USB
Apollo Twin USB
The best device, not just as an audio interface
First of all, the advantages of UAD are the quality of the plug-in and the realism of the analog devices, but this Apollo has a unison function.
The unison function is a function that allows you to use amp sounds and preamps with almost 0 latency.
For example, by setting Marshall's Plexi amp and Neve 1073 or API, you can get the best sound feedback and inspiration. This inspiration is so intense that you can get drunk enough to slow down your creative activities.
Incredible and very versatile product. Ideal for those who want professional sound.
This formula of having a hardware and software in one set working to have a wide range of resources during the recording process was for me an incredible experience and took my musical projects to another level. I recommend it because this product is worth every cent invested. I am so happy to have such a powerful tool here in my studio.
I'm happy with mine
I got a refurbished model and it works perfectly. The plugins are a bit expensive, and I think the Unison is a bit of a hype, but overall it's fun to use and has excellent sound quality. Here's a Unison comparison video I did for anyone interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDwnUY3Lg5M&t=117s
Die Apollo Twin mit den UAD Plufgs ist so flexibel wie keine andere Soundkarte in der Größenordnung. Das Routing ist sehr Umfangreich und somit etwas Zeitintensiv. Aber dann ist es eine State of the art Karte. Ich bin so glücklich!
Simplemente muy bueno, no es igual a ninguna otra interfaz simplemente Universal Audio
USB Apollo Twin USB
Very satisfied! It works without glitches on Windows 10. The delay when playing through the map with plugins is not heard at all! Super audio card!
These analog pluggins are absolutely crazy insanely amazing, I don’t think I’ll ever use other pluggins again, the depth, warmth etc is insane.
Possibly The Best Desktop Interface Ever
Concerning the Apollo Twin USB, one could pen exhaustive volumes of longhand, copiously peppered with all the requisite audio engineering vernacular, and it is indeed most worthy of being profusely lauded with such noble resound relating to its myriad virtues and amenities. But, barring all such garrulous verbiage, all may still quite accurately be condensed into a single, simple, succinct statement:
THIS THING IS SICK, ABSOLUTELY SICK.
In 40 years of playing, gigging, composing, recording, and running live sound, I don't think I’ve ever been happier with a music-related purchase. An overflowing cup of true genius on behalf of Universal Audio! You can read all about its connectivity, operation, specs, etc on the product description page, so I'll focus on the sonic performance here.
The Apollo's hardware preamps are extremely clean, clear, neutral, colorless and transparent; a notable step up from the ten or so well-known industry brand interfaces in the <$500 price range that I've heard, and as good as the pres in a friend's $25,000 console. They have enough low-noise gain for very low output dynamic mics like the RE20 and SM7B, and will also work with passive ribbon mics if you fiddle with it in the Console software, which I found to be very intuitive, familiar and hardware-like. If you can operate a basic analog mixer (much less a DAW!), you'll have this well thought out GUI mastered in a few minutes.
But, the real magic happens when you tap into the UAD-Powered plug-in suite. Before the advent of digital recording, I recorded in some studios equipped with the coveted "vintage" goodies everyone drools over today. I can truly say the UAD Heritage plugs sound closer to the genuine article than anything I've yet heard in the digital realm, especially with the Unison preamp feature. When you open a UAD "Unison-Enabled" preamp plug-in in Console's Unison slot the realism is uncanny, with unmistakable analog coloration, harmonic richness, punch and that gorgeous, euphonic gloss and sheen. TIP: The UAD Neve 1084 plug-in in the Unison slot is utterly beyond amazing!
Finally, the Apollo Twin USB's real-time processing capability is the icing on the cake. Being able to hear your post-processed vocal or instrument in your cans in real time (< 2 ms latency) while tracking is incredible. It's literally like tracking through hardware. Speaking of cans, the Apollo Twin USB's headphone amplifier is very noticeably better than what you typically find in desktop interfaces. It drives high impedance headphones with ease, and sounds as good as my expen$ive rackmount headphone amplifier.
My only complaint with the entire package is that (depending on which plugs you're using and where) it can run out of internal DSP ability. You can't stack both channels with Unison-Enabled preamp plug-ins and 3 or 4 other plugs each and maintain real-time monitoring; you must turn some of the plug-ins off if you're monitoring with cans during tracking. While not a deal-breaker, it IS disappointing, and I do wish Universal Audio would've simply equipped it with more powerful internal DSP engines.
At the end of the day, while I'd never argue it sounds *exactly* like a studio full of the real, physical hardware, this will get you 98% of the way there at well less than 1% of the price. Plus, it takes up less than a square foot of space, can be up and running with just a few cables, is virtually noiseless, and never needs maintenance or new tubes and capacitors. It's already revolutionized my tracking, editing, mixing and mastering, and will no doubt be a close friend and indispensable tool for a very long time to come. It takes me back to the sound of "the good old days," coupled with unparalleled ease of use in the best of today's technology.
No pop's here whit AMD
Hi I have a windows 10 PC using AMD 2700 Ryn an a 3.1 USB MB. The USB Apollo Twin run's great no pop's just sound good on all my Daw's , ProTools / Cubase /FL &
I' am very happy ... that sound of a good interface I got That...DSP Plugins are Limit in the amount but the sound you get ...look you need to try them your self then you will know why I like them so much....they work...like they say they do. Thanks' UAD for making this one.
All in all a good interface . But I am not impressed by the sound , its sounds good but not better than my presonus audiobox ione cheap beginner interface . What makes this interface top notch is the console software which is the reason I bought it , and that is totally something you can’t live without ones you try it .
Plugins sound good but not better than what you can get much cheaper elsewhere . To pricey in my oppinion .
Best interface I ever had!
Since I’ve had the Apollo twin I’ve created some of the best music I ever made. The latency function is outstanding and the plugins make my work all the more easier. Thanks for these great products.
Súper fácil de usar y con un gran sonido...
Apollo Twin Usb Heritage
This is my second audio interface after steinberg ur22 mkii. Immediately I felt the difference in sound quality, both during recording and during monitoring. Pleased with the headphone output. High-impedance headphones pump loudly and with a margin. Unison technology and plugin handling is something. The sound just came to life with them and played with different colors. 2 dsp is certainly not enough for large projects, but for a start, that's it. No matter what others say, Apollo pays off all the money invested in it, especially since they give plugins for a good amount of promotions.
Apollo Twin usb, this thing is crazy good.
Years with standard cheap read" interface... nothing wrong but when I got to experiment the uad dsp power plugins WOW, even for live performance they keep up as long as it takes flawlessly.
Awesome audio interface
Sound quality, Ease of use. Everything is perfect. Well done
Best audio interface
Perfect sound and preamps...
Best audio interface
Perfect sound and preamps...
Me costó decidirme a cambiar a Universal Audio, ya que he Estado muchísimos años trabajando con Rme Fireface, pero después de aprender y acostumbrarme al nuevo entorno de trabajo UA Console, he obtenido unos resultados excelentes con poco esfuerzo, he de decir que los Plugins son fantásticos y suenan increíbles...
Me imagino que según vaya aprendiendo obtendre mejores resultados que ahora..
Solo queda felicitar a Universal Audio por la construcción de este tipo de interface...
Class A Produkt
Sehr durchdachtes Konzept, auch am Windows PC Installation ohne Probleme. Beste Audio Qualität , Mic Preamp auch ohne Software Realtime Plug In sehr gut klingend. Besser geht nicht , wie immer bei UAD, ich bin sehr zufrieden.