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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII QUAD Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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The next-generation Apollo Twin Series is a ground-up redesign of the original—delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel and flow of a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface with realtime UAD-2 QUAD processing for Mac.

The next-generation Apollo Twin Series is a ground-up redesign of the original—delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel and flow of analog recording. Apollo Twin MkII improves upon the original Apollo Twin’s gold-standard audio quality with completely redesigned A/D and D/A conversion. Available with a choice of UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, or SOLO Core processing onboard, Apollo Twin lets you record through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-ins—including genuine analog emulations of iconic vintage recording gear.

Next-Generation Apollo A/D and D/A Conversion
Apollo Twin MkII 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 next-generation conversion results in breathtaking clarity, depth, and accuracy in recordings—as heard on hit records by Kendrick Lamar, Coldplay, Brad Paisley, and more.

Unison™ Mic Preamp Emulation Technology for Neve, API, Manley, UA & More
A Universal Audio breakthrough, Apollo Twin MkII’s Unison technology gives you the genuine tone of the world’s most sought-after tube and transformer-based mic preamps—including Neve, API, Manley, and UA—complete with their signature impedance, gain stage “ sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors. Based on Apollo Twin MkII’s unrivaled hardware-software integration, Unison lets you record at near-zero latency through preamp emulations like the included UA 610-B Tube Preamp, for authentic analog sound unmatched by other interfaces. Unison technology is also found on Apollo Twin MkII’s front panel Hi-Z instrument input, providing dead-on impedance and gain matching for exclusive guitar and bass amp models from Fender, Marshall, Ampeg, and more.

Realtime UAD-2 Processing — a Studio Full of Analog Sounds
Building upon the Apollo tradition, Apollo Twin MkII opens up a range of classic analog tones and color via its Realtime UAD Processing. Available with a choice of UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, or SOLO Core processing onboard, Apollo Twin lets you record through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — at near-zero latency. Right out of the box, the Apollo Twin MkII includes the “ Realtime Analog Classics” suite of UAD plug-ins—the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Raw Distortion, Softube Amp Rooms, legacy LA-2A and 1176LN compressors, Pultec EQs, and more—so you have a rack full of bonafide audio classics already onboard. Unlike competing interfaces, the Apollo Twin MkII powers UAD plug-ins inside all major DAWs for mixing and mastering (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64 format), greatly offloading the processing required from your host Mac or PC.

Available with UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, and SOLO Core Processing
In addition to the popular UAD-2 SOLO and DUO Core models, Apollo Twin MkII is available in an ultra-powerful UAD-2 QUAD Core model, allowing more plug-in horsepower for running the most complex and convincing analog emulations on the market.

Built to Record: Improved Monitoring and Workflow
Apollo Twin MkII offers greatly improved monitor functionality versus the original Apollo Twin — with Mute, DIM, Mono, and ALT speaker switching. It also includes monitorremote controls and a built-in talkback mic for easy communication with talent and/or recording slate cues. These features, combined with Apollo Twin MkII’s scalability, make it the new standard for professional desktop recording.

Professional Performance and Scalability with Console 2
Users of Apollo Twin MkII can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Once you expand your studio with anApollo 8, 8p, or 16 rackmount unit, you can use Apollo Twin as a desktop monitor control while still tapping its additional I/O and DSP power.

FEATURES
Record using vintage modeled effects plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
Two premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
Two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

The refreshed Apollo Twin, born to make records!

SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Quality		
Max bit depth: 24-bit
Max sampling rate: 192kHz 

Inputs
Total inputs: 3
Analog inputs: 3
Digital inputs: 0
Mic preamps: 2
XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
XLR only jacks: 0
1/4” only jacks: 1
S/PDIF in: 0
ADAT/optical in: 8
RCA in: 0
AES/EBU DSUB: 0
MADI: No
Dante: 0

Outputs
Total outputs: 4
Analog outputs: 4
Digital outputs: 0
XLR out: 0
1/4” out: 4
S/PDIF out: 0
ADAT/optical out: 0
RCA out: 0
AES / EBU DSUB: 0
MADI: No
Dante: 0

Other Connectivity
Connections: FireWire
MIDI I/O: No
Headphone output(s): 1
Word-clock I/O: No

Onboard Features
Computer platform: Mac
Phantom power: Yes
Direct monitoring: Yes
Onboard DSP: Yes, UAD powered
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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