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Apollo Twin reinvents desktop recording by delivering legendary analog studio sound, feel, and flow to music creators everywhere. This 2x6 Thunderbol...Read More

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High-resolution desktop recording interface with onboard, realtime plug-in processing.

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 combines the same impeccable 24/192kHz audio conversion of Universal Audio's acclaimed Apollo series with onboard Realtime UAD SOLO or DUO Processing. So you can record your music in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD plug-ins - from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon, API and more* - putting racks of vintage EQs, compressors, 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.

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. The Twin's onboard UAD SOLO or DUO Processing lets you use UAD plug-ins both during realtime tracking and for mixing within Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Ableton 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.

FEATURES
Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate:192kHz
  • Inputs
  • Total inputs: 10
  • Mic preamps: 2
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
  • XLR only jacks: 0
  • 1/4” only jacks: 0
  • S/PDIF in: 0
  • ADAT/optical in: 8
  • RCA in: No
  • AES/EBU: No
  • MADI: No
  • Outputs
  • Total outputs: 4
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 4
  • S/PDIF out: 0
  • ADAT/optical out: 0
  • RCA out: No
  • AES / EBU: No
  • MADI: No
  • Other Connectivity
  • Computer connection: Thunderbolt
  • MIDI I/O: No
  • Headphone output(s): 1
  • Word-clock I/O: No
  • Onboard Features
  • Platform compatibility: Mac
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: Yes
  • Metering: LED Meters
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 6.31 in.
  • Height: 2.60 in.
  • Depth: 5.86 in.
  • Weight: 2.35 lb.
  • Rack-mountable: No

If you want the power of the Apollo rack, but don't require as many channels, then the Twin is for you!

SPECIFICATIONS

Apollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing

  • Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
    Max sampling rate:192kHz
    Inputs
    Total inputs: 10
    Mic preamps: 2
    XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
    XLR only jacks: 0
    1/4” only jacks: 0
    S/PDIF in: 0
    ADAT/optical in: 8
    RCA in: No
    AES/EBU: No
    MADI: No
    Outputs
    Total outputs: 4
    XLR out: 0
    1/4” out: 4
    S/PDIF out: 0
    ADAT/optical out: 0
    RCA out: No
    AES / EBU: No
    MADI: No
    Other Connectivity
    Computer connection: Thunderbolt
    MIDI I/O: No
    Headphone output(s): 1
    Word-clock I/O: No
    Onboard Features
    Platform compatibility: Mac
    Phantom power: Yes
    Direct monitoring: Yes
    Onboard DSP: Yes
    Metering: LED Meters
    Display: No
    Latency control: Yes
    Monitor control: Yes
    Headphone control: Yes
    Other
    Width: 6.31 in.
    Height: 2.60 in.
    Depth: 5.86 in.
    Weight: 2.35 lb.
    Rack-mountable: No
    Included software: Yes
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Universal AudioApollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Performances (3)
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5.0

great unit

By bdx

from Tornto

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing:

    great unit , great service

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    5.0

    game changer

    By bdx

    from Tornto

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing:

      stunning piece of equipment , thunderbolt connection and the included plugins , plus the bonus plugins made this a great deal. and it works flawlessly and is easy to use .

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      5.0

      Great interface , and great plugins

      By bdx

      from Tornto

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing:

        Fantastic bit of kit, and the plugins are great , having used most of the gear that is modelled in the plugins , was amazed at how well they sounded virtually indistinguishable from the hardware

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        4.0

        Great Interface.

        By Mark

        from New Orleans

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing:

          The Apollo Twin Duo/Thunderbolt is a great interface for my Mac. Connections are simple and straight forward. The unit would not communicate with the Mac at first. I found that I had plugged Thunderbolt cable into the Thunderbolt port on the back of the monitor incorrectly. I rotated the plug 180 degrees and the system came to life. I was a bit surprised that I was able to make the connection incorrectly. For the cost of a Mac it shouldn't be physically possible. My fault, I guess. Downloads for UA plugins are a breeze. Fast and easy to setup. I'm using Logic Pro X and things are going well. Can't wait to use it with my UA 4-710d Twinfinity pre amp. I have been using a Yamaha AW1600 multi-track board which works really well. It has never failed me or had any system glitches. Fantastic quality recordings. Nice to have real knobs and controls instead of virtual everything. The Mac based system that I now have with the Apollo Twin is just better and more versatile. A bit of a learning curve but UA has great online info along with the internet which allows the user to gain knowledge fast. Buy one and you will like it.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Analog song with all digital benefits!

          By Adriano Zeni

          from Santos, SP - Brazil

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing:

            If you think the plugins that you are using is good, you be amazing with UAD plugs. They are STELLAR and sound very TRUE and so REAL.
            And the pre quality with the UNISON technology it's unbelievable.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great out of the box

            By DC

            from Brooklyn NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Too Many To List
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Only One Thunderbolt Port

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing:

            I've only had this a week, and the basic setup - UA 610 mic preamp and Tektronix compressor/limiter plugins and basic reverb presets - already improved the quality of my recordings a lot. I look forward to seeing what it can do when I've learned more about how to use it.

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            (4 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Average

            By Corover

            from CO

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Ua Plugs Are Great
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Converters Sound Harsh
            • Preamps Sound Cheap

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Not A Pro Level Product

            Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO with Realtime UAD Processing:

            This is a great product if you are a songwriter that just wants to get some basic demos down. Recording just a few tracks on this unit will sound great. However, if you are really seeking pro level audio quality as this unit has been advertised, you will be disappointed. This unit is on par with the Apogee duet, which is a cool little unit as well - just sounds cheap...

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