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Universal Audio Apollo Twin - Duo

Apollo Twin Interface with Dual Realtime UAD Processing and Thunderbolt. High-Resolution Desktop Music Production with Classic Analog Sound.

With its class-leading resolution and Realtime UAD Processing, Apollo Twin sets a new standard for desktop music production. This 2x6 Mac Thunderbolt interface allows you to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins - ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features.

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.

A Sleek New App
Console 2.0 is Apollo Twin's software control interface. Its intuitive, analog console-style design provides realtime tracking and monitoring with UAD Powered Plug-Ins, Channel Strip presets, Drag & Drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more.

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.
Features
  • 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
  • Specifications
    System
    I/O Complement
  • Microphone Inputs Two
  • Analog Line Inputs Two
  • Hi-Z Instrument Inputs One
  • Analog Line Outputs Two (independent mix buses)
  • Analog Monitor Outputs Two (one stereo pair, independent L/R mix buses)
  • Headphone Outputs One stereo pair (independent L/R mix buses)
  • Digital Input Port (TOSLINK optical) One (ADAT or S/PDIF, selectable)
  • Thunderbolt Port One (Thunderbolt 2 compatible)

  • A/D - D/A Conversion
  • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • Bit Depth Per Sample 24
  • Simultaneous A/D conversion Two channels
  • Simultaneous D/A conversion Six channels
  • Analog Round-Trip Latency 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
  • Analog Round-Trip Latency with up to four serial UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Console application 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate

  • Analog I/O
    Line Inputs 1 & 2
  • Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs) Female ¼" TRS Balanced
  • Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 117.5 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 117.5 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -108 dBFS
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) Greater than 60 dB (10' cable)
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Input Impedance 10K Ohms
  • Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain)18 dBV
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain) -37 dBV
  • Stereo Level Balance ±0.05 dB

  • Microphone Inputs 1 & 2
  • Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs) Female XLR Balanced (pin 2 positive)
  • Phantom Power (switchable per input) +48V
  • Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 118 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 118 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -110 dBFS
  • Equivalent Input Noise -127 dB
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) Greater than 70 dB (10' cable)
  • Default Input Impedance 5.4K Ohms (variable via Unison preamp model)
  • Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
  • Pad Attenuation (switchable per input) 20 dB (variable via Unison preamp model)
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain, with Pad) 23.8 dBV
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain, with Pad) -31.2 dBV

  • Hi-Z Input
  • Jack Type Female ¼" TS Unbalanced
  • Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 117 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 117 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -101 dBFS
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Input Impedance 1M Ohms
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain) 10 dBV
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain) -45 dBV

  • Line Outputs 3 & 4
  • Jack Type ¼" Female TRS Balanced
  • Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 118 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 118 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -107 dBFS
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Stereo Level Balance ±0.05 dB
  • Channel Separation Greater than 120 dB
  • Output Impedance 600 Ohms
  • Maximum Output Level 18 dBV

  • Monitor Outputs 1 & 2
  • Jack Type ¼" Female TRS Balanced
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 115 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 115 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -105 dBFS
  • Channel Separation Greater than 118 dB
  • Stereo Level Balance ±0.05 dB
  • Output Impedance 600 Ohms
  • Output Gain Range -96 dB to 0 dB
  • Maximum Output Level 18 dBV
  • Operating Reference Level +14 dBu, +20 dBu (selectable)

  • Stereo Headphones Output
  • Jack Type ¼" Female TRS Stereo (unbalanced)
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 113 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 113 dB
  • Channel Separation Greater than 110 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -101 dBFS
  • Stereo Level Balance ±0.11 dB
  • Output Impedance 10 Ohms
  • Output Gain Range -INF to 0 dB
  • Maximum Output Power 80 milliwatts into 600 Ohms

  • Digital I/O
    S/PDIF
  • Connector Type Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with ADAT)
  • Format IEC958
  • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
  • S/PDIF Input Channels Two (Stereo L/R)

  • ADAT
  • Connector Type Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with S/PDIF)
  • Format ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUX
  • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 172.4, 192
  • ADAT Input Channels @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz 1 - 8
  • ADAT Input Channels @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz 1 - 4 (S/MUX)
  • ADAT Input Channels @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz 1 - 2 (S/MUX)

  • Clock Synchronization Sources
  • Internal, S/PDIF, ADAT (digital clock sync source conditional per selected digital input type)

  • Electrical
    Power Supply External AC to DC
    AC Connector Type Changable blades (UL, VDE, UK, SSA, CCC)
    AC Requirements 100V - 240V AC, 50 - 60 Hz
    DC Connector Type Male plug, 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, center positive
    DC Requirements 12 VDC, ±5%
    Maximum Power Consumption 12 Watts

    Environmental
    Operating Temperature Range 32º to 95º Farenheit (0º to 35º Celcius)
    Storage Temperature Range -40º to 176º Farenheit (-40 to 80º Celcius)
    Operating Humidity Range 20% to 80%
    Reviews
    4.5
    JivRey
    Montreal, QC
    October 14, 2015
    Probably the best interface for the price
    I was looking for a compact, portable and professional interface to record guitar tracks at home and on the go. The ended with two serious candidates; The RME Babyface and the Apollo Twin.

    After reading and evaluation, I decided to go with the Apollo Twin. Why? The UAD Plugins. Guess what? DAMN I was right. Being curious, I tried almost all the plugins using the 15 days trial period.

    A few of my favorites so far;
    - The API Vision Channel Strip
    - The Ampex ATR-102 (God I love the grain of this tape machine)
    - The Manley Massive Passive EQ
    - The Ocean Way Studios Plugins

    Bet prepare to fall in love. Depending of the usage you plan to do, keep in mind that the Apollo Twin Duo MAY NOT be enough for you (Remember that the plugins are solely using the DSP of the Apollo interface). Some of the big amazing plugins require a lot of DSP processing and you will reach the maximum DSP % available faster that you think... Do your homeworks correctly, and consider the Apollo 8 or 16 if you plan on having a lot of track that are using a lot of plugins :)

    If I could, I would buy them all.. Hehe. Fortunately, Universal Audio is always doing promotions, and if you are patient, you can get the plugins that you want at the very decent price :)
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    $1550.00
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