Apollo Twin X
Apollo Twin X
horrible set up software
purchased NEW Apollo X and new 16 MacBook Pro fully loaded and spent a whole weekend installing and uninstalling to get the unit to register. interfaces that cost a 100 dollars register and work. a product this expensive should work no issue for the cost. plus customer support responded 2 days after submitting a ticket. plus they send me a note saying it looks like its registered after I hassled with it all weekend. no ship ticket support man. not even an apology for the software not working or anything. so this units prob gonna back and ill get a apogee and il stick with waves.
Best Decision ever!
I’ve waited a long time to put my project studio together. I grew up in analog studios, so the gear and designs for UA’s engineers were appealing. Bought the Apollo X Twin thunderbolt 3 - best decision I could have made. I’ve now added the Satellite 2 Octo and have it all! 10 DSP cores - just need more plugins.
Just buy it, its amazing, the sound quality it is for professional álbum recording and mixing. Go pro
Apollo x duo
Since purchasing this product it’s made a lot of difference to my production with the plugs ins that come with the product and plug ins that’s can be purchased a must have in anyone studio set up.
Its a bang For Buck , In this price Range , Simply blow out others , Very Clear and Amazing quality , No Compromise .
I love the device and I love this company! Everything sounds better! Plugins are expensive, but worth it! So glad I discovered the value of Universal Audio! Better thermodynamics than the Arrow with the Honeycomb heat exchanger. I never run out of DSP power with the Twin but I don't use many plugins. Unbelievable how awesome this shit is!
I experienced nothing but problems with the Apollo Twin X.
It is not windows compatible. I spent more than a week changing settings on the computer to the point where my computer froze.
I have returned the unit and have reverted back to my Steinberg interface
R. de Faria
Great unison preamps
I couldn’t be happier with the sonic quality of this interface. I love its integration with Luna as well.
Thrilled with the Twin X. Studio quality audio from this thing. I’m a freelance bassist and this thing has almost paid for itself in remote recording revenue already. Plus it came bundled with a slew of UA’s legendary plug-ins. DAW integration is totally seamless. The Console app, while at first intimidating, is a thing of beauty when you’ve got the hang of it. I’m an analog tape guy at heart, and as those familiar with it know, analog recording rewards up front commitment to sounds. With the ability to track through the UA plug-ins in real time, I can work exactly that way. Printing final sounds on the way in lets me focus on balance and light tweaks come mix time. Very very happy.
A more expensive Arrow
For those of us who can’t afford 4X 6X or more inputs this is just a souped up arrow with more DSP. If you have an arrow, don’t bother getting this as you can’t combine them to increase inputs or DSP. Really not clear in UAD’s aggressive marketing so I wasn’t happy to have a redundant arrow lying around. Don’t get sucked in to the UAD hype, there are cheaper and equally as good interfaces out there for budding bedroom producers you just have to Focus on the Rite thing.
Apollo Duo X is a beast of machine
No introduction needed, this machine is simply one of the best sell cars out there today. You can see quality of the build as soon as it comes out of the box. Plug it into your audio setup and sound immediately out of the speakers it’s just pure high-quality. I had a Steinburg soundcard, And at the same setting Your audio production will just sound much better with the Apollo.
Love it’s sound , it translate perfectly the emotion of anything that goes thru it
2nd to none!
Alongside of the extra horsepower for my IS plugs, It is the native talkback solution for the UA line8
The TWIN X is OUTSTANDING!
I have heard about Universal Audio interfaces and plugins for years, but I always thought that they are like most other manufactures where if you buy the high end products, they are fantastic, but the entry level and just above entry level are just overpriced because of the name. Well let me tell you that I should have changed over to UA years ago!! The sound quality of the Twin X is outstanding and they just plain work!!!! Their studio plug ins are so beautiful and so warm and most of all, they are true to the real units that they emulate. The guitar amp models are beyond good!!! I typically don't like modeled guitar tones, but the Diesel VH4 and Fuchs amp models are spectacular. Way to go UA!!
A True Workhorse Interface
Whether you're just getting into recording and mixing or if you've been at it for years, the Apollo Twin X is a fantastic addition to your setup. Unless you have the actual physical hardware models, nothing compares to UAD's combination of top-shelf plug-in modeling and DSP processing. Using a single plug-in or even just the right turn of a particular parameter knob can take your tones and mixes to a new level.
Recording direct with my electric guitar is a breeze, and I get incredible tones from UAD's Diezel VH4 and ENGL Savage 120 plug-ins (which you can buy in UAD's plug-in store). The interface comes stock with some great mixing plug-ins included, and once you hear the difference these plug-ins can make you'll wish you had gotten your hands on them sooner. Also, the new Apollo interfaces come bundled with the Luna Recording System, which is not just slick-looking but also tightly integrated with the Apollo software. The end result is an incredible sounding setup at an incredible price.
Although the software drivers were initially a bit temperamental on my brand new iMac, I was able to get things running nicely by properly adjusting the system sample rates and paying close attention to how I have my computer and Twin X settings configured. Either way, I'm glad to have become part of the UAD family, and I'll recommend an Apollo over the competition every time.
I should have got it earlier
As I upgraded my old trusted Mac Pro 2010, I got an Apollo twin X recently to upgrade from my old FireWire Audifire. I loved the preamps on that thing a lot and sweared not to ever change it. So first I checked Apollo’s unison pres and oh man.. what an upgrade! My regret was that I chose a Duo and it turned out I needed more juice, so a new OCTO unit is here already too! My Apollo, Octo and an OX box make a nice creative ecosystem in my home studio from now on!
Apollo Twin X
This is the 4th Apollo that i owned. You may think that I am crazy, why buy 4? Well, I travel while I work so it's kind of convenient to keep 2 Apollo rack-mounted in 2 studios while keeping one at home & one in my bag to travel wherever I'll be. This way, I don't have problem with MY plugins setting if I would have to use someone else's UAD and mess up their setting. This new one comes with Thunderbolt 3 port which I am not crazy about it at all. You see, in spite of capable of transferring 40 Gbps for Thunderbolt 3, the UAD only need 5Gbps. So if you are still using the "non-X" series that works with your old Thunderbolt 2 port, stay with that. LoL.
This new one works just fine, like the old ones.
Vengo de mi anterior interface Apollo Twin USB, por lo que puedo comparar. Apollo Twin X suena mejor, se escucha la diferencia. Me gusta que el mute sea en un botón a parte de la perilla principal, así mismo con la incorporación del talkback que ya venía de las mkii, algo realmente muy útil para los que tenemos estudios pequeños y cada canal cuenta. Otro punto que veo como una gran mejora es la entrada Hi-z, en la USB realmente no me gustaba ya que sonaba fuera de face y me obligaba a invertirla (lo cual nunca pude descubrir si era un defecto de aquella unidad o de todas las USB), y en la X por algún motivo el cambio fue rotundo, me resulta sumamente útil y suena realmente muy bien.
Gran trabajo de Universal Audio, creo que Apollo Twin X no tiene competencia.