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Get hit-making results with the world's best desktop interface.

Apollo Twin X gives musicians and producers elite-class audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. Letting you record through preamps from Neve, API, Manley, and more — with near‑zero latency — Apollo Twin X is born to make records.

Experience elite-class Apollo sound — as heard on hundreds of hit records

Record your vocals and synths in realtime through classic mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Avalon, and more

Link up to four Apollos for 142 channels of premium I/O and control it from your Apollo Twin

Create with seamless hardware-software integration and analog console modeling in LUNA Recording System

Hear Every Detail in your Recordings

Apollo Twin X improves upon the original Apollo Twin’s gold-standard audio quality with completely redesigned A/D and D/A conversion — giving you increased dynamic range and ultra‑low THD. This elite‑class conversion gives you a spacious, organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high‑end converters.

Record Synths and Vocals through Iconic Preamps

With its two Unison preamps and front panel Hi‑Z instrument input, Apollo Twin X lets you track in realtime through preamp and channel strip plug-ins from Neve, Manley, API, and dozens more, giving you the same rich analog texture as the hardware used on decades of iconic music.*

Get the Pro Sounds of Analog Hardware, Right on your Desktop

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Out of the box, Apollo Twin X's included plug-ins give you album-ready tones in realtime with professional tools like the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Teletronix LA-2A tube compressor, amps from Marshall and Ampeg, and more. Plus, Apollo Twin X lets you tap into the entire UAD plug-in library, giving you the proven hit-making sounds of Ocean Way Studios, Capitol Chambers, and hundreds more.

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Record with a Fast, Natural Workflow using LUNA

Apollo Twin X works with all major DAWs, but only LUNA Recording System gives you seamless integration with Apollo, for big analog studio sound — in realtime — using a host of built-in features and extensions from API console modeling to genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape.

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Your New Analog Studio, Expanded

Link up to four Apollos for 142 channels of premium I/O as your studio grows — and control it all from your desktop using Apollo Twin.

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Desktop 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 2 on Mac)

Available 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, regardless of audio buffer size

Unison™ technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes

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

Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices

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

2 premium Unison mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output

2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels

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

Includes Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy versions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, Raw Distortion, 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more

Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, Audio Units, & AAX 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


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Apollo Twin X includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately at www.uaudio.com. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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.

Customer Reviews

Apollo Twin X

Overall Rating

4.6/5
(933)

P. Krason

July 11, 2024

Wasn’t prepared for the difference…

The difference in sound quality between this interface and the previous ones I’ve been accustomed to was night and day. It sounded like a blanket had been lifted off my new recordings with this interface’s preamps and converters!

K. Kim

June 24, 2024

이제 아폴로 없이는 작업이 불가능 합니다.

너무 좋은 제품 앞으로 더 좋은 제품으로 업그레이드 되면 또 사고 싶습니다.

R. Beyer

June 21, 2024

Upgrade

After upgrading from years with an older Apollo Twin USB. The Apollo Twin X Thunderbolt is sonic bliss. Keeps getting better. Love it!

片. 浩和

June 13, 2024

以前のモデルより分離感も出て音質が向上しています。UNISONが素晴らしい。

以前に旧タイプのラックを使っていましたが、他社のものに乗り換えていました。今回Sphereマイクを購入したので、こちらも追加で購入しましたが、以前のモデルより分離感も良くなり音質は向上しています。サブ機として使うためDUOにしましたが、使い始めるとUADプラグインの良さに惹かれてがっつり使ってしまうので、DUOだとすぐにCPU不足に陥ります。本格的に使うならQUAD以上が必要ですね。

D. Lewis

June 10, 2024

Amazing!!!

This piece of equipment is top notch from top to bottom! Great sound quality! Professional sound! Just what I was looking for!

K. Kim

June 10, 2024

훌륭합니다

퍼팩트합니다 이 제품 사용하면 장비병 해결입니다.

A. Cauchie

June 5, 2024

First Foray into the world of UA

Really impressed with the quality of the hardware and the fantastic quality of UA plug ins and zero latency recording. A Thunderbolt 3 cable would have been a nice extra touch. 9/10

G. Brown

June 3, 2024

Great interface…(for Mac)

I really wanted to like this interface but if you are a Windows user I advise you to do your research and beware of the compatibility and driver issues. If you want to record audio in something other than your daw that does not support ASIO, it will pop and crackle. There are third party routing solutions but this shouldn’t have to be done by the user when other interfaces that cost less than $100 can do it out of the box.

The main reason why I am disappointed is because of the latency. Yes you can monitor your input with zero latency through the console app but if you want very low latency in your DAW there are better products. My focusrite Scarlett 2i2 could run at a far lower latency/buffer length without distorting or popping before the Apollo could.

If you are a Mac user I think this is great and these problems are pretty much nonexistent on MacOS.

Overall if you want to or already use a lot of UAD powered plugins then this is a great option if you are willing to do the extra work for a stable system. If you use a lot of third party plugins and don’t care about DSP I would look at other options.

A. Ali

May 30, 2024

Apollo Duo Twin X

Still the best studio in a box audio interface. The ability to run UAD plugins in DSP is huge and no longer have to freeze or render tracks. I love it

a. cristofalo

May 24, 2024

buying a Apollo twin x

its amazing, im very happy with it

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May 9, 2024

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M. Maslik

April 16, 2024

Excellent top quality audio interface

This is my 3rd Apollo Twin audio interface, the first was Apollo Twin, second Apollo Twin MK2, now Apollo Twin X and going to buy Apollo X8 for more I/O. I love the versatility, ease of use and the DSP plugins for tracking. One of the best out on the pro audio market

J. Kwon

April 10, 2024

최고의 데스크 오디오 인터페이스

디자인, 조작성, 음질, 시뮬레이터 플러그인 등등 일반적인 홈레코딩에 사용하기에 차고 넘치는 좋은 기기 입니다

T. Box

April 5, 2024

Best 2 Channel Interface

I’ve been using an Apogee Quartet in my home setup for years, and I thought it sounded pretty damn good. I recently got the Apollo Twin X and after comparing the two, the Apollo is far superior. Nicer sounding mic pre’s, the DSP processing and better converters make just about everything about the Apollo work better for me. I only needed two channels because I mainly do mixing, but being able to expand later is awesome too. Very happy with this purchase.

D. Boulden

April 4, 2024

Brilliant upgrade

I decided to move up to a Twin X Quad, partly to get a TB3 connection but also for more DSP as I like to use Unison powered preamp plugins. It's allowing me much more scope than my previous Twin Duo MkII. I'm also feeling a definite bump up in converter quality, especially when working across multiple tracks. It is very much helping with added clarity in my mixes. Very pleased with this upgrade.

M. Hackert

March 23, 2024

Not What I Expected

Before I bought it, I thought the Apollo Twin X was just another audio interface, and the thought of zero latency sounded awesome. Years ago, I started out with a Digidesign 003 and moved on to a Scarlett 8i8i. I assumed the interface was just to connect guitars and mics and such to my computer, but Pro Tools and Logic Pro has always been where the action was. Turns out using the Apollo Twin X is going to be like learning a whole new language. It has taken over everything and it's kind of hard to even find Pro Tools or Logic Pro. The Apollo Twin X is invasive and has taken over every aspect of the recording process. It reminds me of a cult with its own plugins trying to control every aspect of the recording process. Then there are the daily emails from Universal Audio, to tell you the truth the whole experience has been a bit suffocating and kind of creepy.