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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO 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 DUO 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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Universal AudioApollo Twin MKII DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface
 
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5.0

It's Great!

By FlexHead

from Redding, CA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

    It's a great interface/DSP for home studios because it provides access to professional tools for producing studio quality music. It takes time to demo the plug-ins but the ones I've tried brought the level of the track up to "radio-ready" quality with use of presets alone.

     
    5.0

    Best money I've spent for my studio (along with my Sm7)

    By Firago

    from Chicago

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

      Believe the hype. The amount this has improved my workflow is incredible. The 1.1 ms latency time coming from 8-10 ms with my previous interface is MASSIVE. Setup was an absolute breeze, the console app is brilliant and intuitive, the converters sound pretty nice. It can be a little daunting initially but UAD has great setup videos. In particular, routing Logic's stereo output to a virtual track in console is brilliant. It means you can re-record a vocal part and actually hear yourself without having to alter your mix whatsoever. The built in plug-ins are no joke either. So far I'm most enamored with the Softube half-stack and the Neve 1073. The Softtube model sounds like a great old Marshall and with minimal tweaking you can get super fat, incredibly realistic tones. The 1073 is just a game changer. My Sm7, while no slouch before, sounds absolutely incredible through the 1073. Super detailed, crystal clear, airy, just amazing.

      TL; DR: Buy this.

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