Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo (Thunderbolt)
"My baby!" - JJ Lin
"If ya don't know, now ya knoooow... This is a MUST-HAVE!! UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO TWIN. Best interface ever! The plug ins are ridiculous and the sound is pristine!" - Bernard Edwards Jr, Focus, two time Grammy award winning record producer (De Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Mac Dre, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes)
"This has been the mainstay of my studio... It's the beginning and end of everything... I absolutely love the DSP they create.." - William Philips (Grammy Award Winner for Song of the Year, "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith)
“… I can’t argue with UA’s claim that this is currently the best-sounding desktop interface on the market.” - Sam Inglis, Sound On Sound
"Without a doubt, the takes where I tracked with the preamp were better in every way possible. They were more intelligible, had more snap and overall had better body to them." - Downbeat Magazine
“The Apollo Twin is a perfect little desktop interface well suited for home recording, critical listening, mixing, overdubs – you name it.” - Dana Gumbiner, Tape Op
"Navigating the Apollo is effortless and intuitive … In no time at all, I was using the Apollo as though I raised it." - Rich Crescenti, SonicScoop
Apollo Twin. High-Resolution Desktop Music Production with Classic Analog Sound.
- World-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
- Realtime UAD Processing — track through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero latency*
- 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
- Unison™ technology for stunning models of classic mic preamps**
- Available with either UAD-2 SOLO or UAD-2 DUO DSP Processing onboard
- Thunderbolt connection for blazing-fast PCIe speed on modern Macs
- Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality throughout
- Digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
- Cascade up to four Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as needed
- Includes "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle
Record and Mix with Stunning 24-bit/192 kHz Sound Quality
With the highest dynamic range and lowest noise of any desktop interface, Apollo Twin gives you stellar 24-bit/192 kHz sound and breathtaking clarity.
Its premium mic preamps, input stage, and audio conversion translate into rich three-dimensional recordings with exceptional depth and punch. Digitally controlled analog monitor outputs provide full resolution audio at all listening levels — letting you create better mixes in real-world environments.
A Complete Analog Studio with Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing
Imagine having access to a classic analog recording studio, right on your desktop. Apollo Twin lets you record and mix through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size. The key to its analog magic is onboard UAD-2 SOLO or DUO DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host CPU. To get you started, Apollo Twin includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" plug-in bundle.
Track Through Classic Preamps Using Unison™ Technology
Unison technology allows Apollo Twin’s mic preamps and front-panel DI to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes — including their all-important impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors. Based on breakthrough integration between Apollo’s analog inputs and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets you track through a range of colorful emulations from Neve, API, and Marshall for amazing tones.
High-speed Thunderbolt Connection to your Mac
Apollo Twin’s Thunderbolt connection features ultra-fast PCIe audio drivers for high-bandwidth, low-latency performance on all Thunderbolt-equipped Macs. Because Thunderbolt offers 12x the bandwidth of FireWire 800, you can connect numerous devices in line with Apollo Twin — including hard drives and HDMI/USB3 hubs — all with fast, flawless performance.
Professional I/O Connections
Apollo Twin is a 2-in/6-out interface with two class-leading mic/line preamps, two analog line outputs, two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs, and up to eight additional channels of digital inputs via Optical connection. Its conveniently located Hi-Z instrument input and headphone jack allow you to capture inspiration the moment it strikes.
Easy to Use with Any Mac DAW
Apollo Twin is compatible with all major Mac DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic, GarageBand, Cubase, Live, and more — allowing seamless integration no matter what recording software you use.