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Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO Audio Interface

Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO
Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo
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List Price: $1,129.00
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Product Code: 9999-15345


Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO Audio Interface

The Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface with Realtime UAD DUO Processing is a 2×6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface running on Mac and Windows (via Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C) puts the 24/192 kHz audio conversion of Universal Audio’s Apollo series of interfaces together with on-board Realtime UAD DUO Processing. Plus, it can connect with other Apollo Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces and serve as a desktop controller for their tactile functions, including monitor level.

Apollo Twin reinvents desktop recording by delivering legendary analog studio sound, feel, and flow to music creators everywhere. This 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface for Mac and Windows combines the same impeccable 24/192 kHz audio conversion of Universal Audio's acclaimed Apollo series with onboard Realtime UAD SOLO or DUO Processing and Unison technology, a breakthrough in classic mic preamp emulation.

Record your music in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD plug-ins - from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon, API, Fender, Marshall, and more* - putting racks of vintage EQs, compressors, mic preamps, tape machines, reverbs, and guitar amps at your fingertips.

A Universal Audio breakthrough, Apollo Twin’s Unison technology gives you the tone of the world's most sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps - including their all-important impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors. Based on unprecedented hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing, Unison lets you record through stunning emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, with emulations from API, Manley and Neve available in UA’s online store.

Apollo Twin's smart feature set includes two class-leading mic/line preamps, two analog line outputs, two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels, and up to eight additional channels of digital input via Optical connection. Onboard UAD SOLO or DUO Processing lets you use UAD plug-ins both during realtime tracking and for mixing within Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Live and more.

With its ergonomic desktop design, rugged aluminum construction, and front panel headphone and instrument connections, Apollo Twin has all the right tools, all in the right place.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO Audio Interface Features

  • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency*
  • Thunderbolt Audio Interface connection for blazing-fast PCIe speed and rock-solid performance on Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows systems
  • Unison technology provides stunning models of classic mics preamps from Neve, API, Manley and more
  • 2 premium 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 connection
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • 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, 610-B Tube Preamp, and more
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Audio Units, VST, RTAS & AAX 64 in all major DAWs
  • New Platform Features
    • Thunderbolt compatibility with Windows 10 PC systems
    • Console 2 software for Apollo FireWire models
    • Compatibility with Windows 10 Anniversary Update
    • Compatibility with macOS Sierra
  • Thunderbolt cable sold separately

Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO Audio Interface Specifications

  • Audio Interface
    • Sample rates up to 192 kHz* at 24-bit word length
    • Up to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels
      • Two channels of analog-to-digital conversion via:
        • Two balanced mic/line inputs
        • One Hi-Z instrument input
      • Six channels of digital-to-analog conversion via:
        • Digitally-controlled stereo monitor outputs
        • Stereo headphone outputs
        • Line outputs 3-4
      • Up to eight channels of digital inputs via:
        • Eight channels ADAT optical with S/MUX for high sample rates, or
        • Two channels S/PDIF optical with sample rate conversion
  • Microphone Preamplifiers
    • Two high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
    • Front panel and software control of all preamp parameters
    • Low cut filter, 48V phantom power, 20 dB pad, polarity inversion, and stereo
    • linking
  • Monitoring
    • Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity
    • Independently-addressable stereo headphone outputs
    • Independently-addressable line outputs 3-4 can be used for additional cue mix
    • Front panel control of monitor levels and muting
  • UAD-2 Inside
    • Two (DUO) SHARC DSP processors
    • Realtime UAD Processing on all analog and digital inputs
    • Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 devices when used with DAW
    • Includes UAD Powered Plug-Ins “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle
    • Complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is available online

Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO Audio Interface Includes

  • Apollo Twin DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Power supply with (4) AC connectors (Changeable AC connectors for USA, Europe, UK, Australia, and China)
  • Getting Started URL card
  • Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Bundle:
    • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
    • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
    • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
    • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
    • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
    • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifer (Legacy)
    • Raw Distortion
    • Softube Amp Room Half-Stack (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
    • Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
    • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
  • One Year Warranty

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What We Think

Universal Audio's Apollo Twin DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface is unique in that it is really the only interface used just as much at the professional level as it is at the entry level. Why? Portability and Price combine with quality of sound and the power of the Apollo Twin DUO's offloaded processing make for a potent recipe for success. While many of us will be well served by the Apollo Twin DUO's small desktop footprint, professional engineers normally need much more in the way of Inputs and Outputs. However, they also have a need to travel quite a bit and there's a lot what would otherwise be considered downtime spent in airports, in hotels etc. But with an Apollo Twin DUO, you can do a lot of the tedious editing / comping that needs to get done where a quality interface and some small monitors or headphones can get the job done just as well. Plus, sometimes, some creative moments of inspiration can happen when on the go. Unison mic preamps make overdubbing with quality preamps and conversion a breeze with the wide variety of Unison compatible plugins (1073 and VOXBOX models come to mind). And when you're back in your studio, you can connect the Apollo Twin back into your Apollo network and use the Twin's encoder as a monitor volume controller for the monitors connected to an Apollo already in the rack. The Universal Audio Apollo system is genius, and the Apollo Twin DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface is valuable component to own regardless of where you are in your audio journey.

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Introducing Apollo Twin by Universal Audio
UAD-2 Apollo Twin Getting Started Video
Apollo Interfaces Basic Setup & Recording (Console 2.0) w/ Fab Dupont
Apollo Studio Makeover: Creating a Multi-Unit Apollo Setup

Average Customer Review 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Best interface on the market!!! April 11, 2016
Reviewer: Jason W from Greenwood, IN United States  
In my opinion this the the best audio interface on the market for the Mac platform. It has an all metal chassis that looks awesome and feels very sturdy. Another plus in my book is that all of connections are made at the rear with the controls on the top/front. I hate interfaces that have the connectors and controls on the same side of the device. Its just too hard to get in their and turn the tiny knobs with a jack in the way.

Anyways, the sound of this device is stellar and the included plug-ins sound fabulous. I purchased the Ampeg Bass sims and a Hi-Watt bass sim. They really do sound like the real thing. I ended up selling my amps. I just use the Apollo and my Genelec monitors.

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UA Apollo September 15, 2015
Reviewer: Thomas Maeder from Basel, Basel Switzerland  
Great interface, great sound, great functionalities, great software and straightforward to use! The new centerpiece of my home studio!

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Service was excellent September 15, 2015
Reviewer: Lenny Dodge from Palmdale, CA United States  
Good communication is important to me.  They kept me informed as to my shipping status and the included coupon code saved me hundreds of dollars.  All around it was a great experience.

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UA Quality Supreme September 15, 2015
Reviewer: Rich Pizzo from Great Neck, NY United States  
I have been wanting the Apollo for quite some time and after breaking the bank and buying it, I have to say that you can see the quality as soon as you flick the switch. The effects are the best (in the box) effects on the planet. If you do not use UA plugs, you need to... fast. Absolutely great. As far as the Apollo goes the features are awesome and the converters sound great.  Also UA tech support is fantastic. I am extremely happy with this purchase.

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UA Apollo September 15, 2015
Reviewer: Scott M from Seattle, WA United States  
Well beyond my expectations. Sound quality of the converters is on par or better than other high end units. The Pre's sound great and are completely useable.
Integrated  software "console" is laid out well, makes sense, easy to use.
Nice to be able to track with the UA plugins, in monitor and/or to print. And it is easy to set up.
Doubt I could be happier.

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