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.
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
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)
Internal, S/PDIF, ADAT (digital clock sync source conditional per selected digital input type)
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
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%
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 :)