Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo USB 3 Audio Interface w/ UAD-2 DSP

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High-Resolution Desktop Music Production for Windows.


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Manufacturer: Universal Audio

Category: Recording & Playback

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With its class-leading resolution and Realtime UAD Processing, Apollo Twin USB sets the standard for desktop music production for Windows-based systems. This 2x6 USB 3 audio 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.

Key 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
  • USB 3 connectivity for Windows-based systems
  • Unison™ technology for stunning models of classic mic preamps and stompboxes
  • Includes UAD-2 DUO DSP Processing onboard
  • 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
  • Digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality throughout
  • Includes "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle

With the highest dynamic range and lowest noise of any desktop interface, Apollo Twin USB gives you stellar 24-bit/192 kHz sound and breathtaking clarity.
Its premium mic preamps and class-leading 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.

Imagine having access to a classic analog recording studio, right on your desktop. Apollo Twin USB 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 DUO DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host CPU. Apollo Twin USB includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" plug-in bundle.
Unison technology allows Apollo’sTwin USB’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 with amazing tone.
Apollo Twin USB is a 2x6 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.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Audio Interface
  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz* at 24-bit word length
  • Up to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels
    • Two channels of analog-to-digital conversion via:
      • Two balanced mic/line inputs
      • One Hi-Z instrument input
    • Six channels of digital-to-analog conversion via:
      • Digitally-controlled stereo monitor outputs
      • Stereo headphone outputs
      • Line outputs 3-4
    • Up to eight channels of digital inputs via:
      • Eight channels ADAT optical with S/MUX for high sample rates, or
      • Two channels S/PDIF optical with sample rate conversion
  • 64-bit device drivers
Microphone Preamplifiers
  • Two high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
  • Front panel and software control of all preamp parameters
  • Low cut filter, 48V phantom power, 20 dB pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking
  • Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity
  • Independently-addressable stereo headphone outputs
  • Independently-addressable line outputs 3-4 can be used for additional cue mix
  • Front panel control of monitor levels and muting
UAD-2 Inside
  • Two (DUO) SHARC DSP processors
  • Realtime UAD Processing on all analog and digital inputs
  • Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 devices when used with DAW
  • Includes UAD Powered Plug-Ins “Realtime Analog Classics” bundle
  • Complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is available online
Console application:
  • Enables tracking and/or monitoring with Realtime UAD Processing
  • Remote control of Apollo Twin features and functionality
  • Virtual I/O for routing DAW tracks through Console
  • Two independent stereo Auxiliary buses
Console Recall plug-in:
  • Saves Apollo Twin configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recall
  • Facilitates control of Apollo Twin USB's monitoring features from within the DAW
  • VST, RTAS, AAX 64, plug-in formats
UAD Meter & Control Panel application:
  • Configures global UAD settings and monitors system usage
  • Attractive and durable desktop form factor
  • Locking power supply prevents accidental disconnection
  • Easily updateable firmware
  • One year warranty includes parts and labor


Apollo Twin USB Systems

UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8.5

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 8.1, 64-Bit Edition
  • Available built-in* USB 3 SuperSpeed port
  • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor*
  • 6 gigabytes available storage
  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable (included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible VST, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software


  • Quad Core i7 or better recommended
  • 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) not recommended
  • USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards) not supported
Manufacturer's Part Number APOLLO TWIN USB
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