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Universal Audio Apollo Twin mkII Quad
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Quad is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows — delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.
Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin MkII starts with two Unison™-enabled mic preamps and stellar next-generation A/D and D/A conversion derived from UA’s flagship Apollo 8, 8p, and 16. Together with its included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins — which you can track through in real time with QUAD Core processing — Apollo Twin MkII is born to make records.
Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, SSL, API & Manley Preamps
Apollo Twin MkII features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, SSL, API, Manley, and Universal Audio. An Apollo exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tubes and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware
The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface’s impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.
A Full Suite of Classic Analog Processing Onboard
Right out of the box, Apollo Twin MkII provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.
From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.
Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion
Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its 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 your recordings.
- Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac with two analog inputs, four analog outputs, and eight channels of ADAT input
- Sounds amazing, with next-generation AD/DA for maximum fidelity
- Use outstanding UAD Powered Plug-ins for tracking and mixdown
- Preamps sound pristine, and Unison technology gives you spot-on emulations of classic preamps
- Includes Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle with accurate emulations of vintage analog hardware
- Thunderbolt gives you ultra-low latency and huge bandwidth for higher sample rates and track counts
- Compact design makes it perfect for mobile recording, mixing outside of your studio, and even performing live
- Hands-on control over your monitor outputs
- Cascade up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces and 6 total UAD devices
Computer Connectivity: Thunderbolt 2 (cable not included)
Form Factor: Desktop
A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX: Four SHARC processors – Realtime UAD processing (vintage compressors, EQ, tape machines, preamps, guitar amps, stompboxes)
Number of Preamps: 2
Phantom Power: Yes
Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo, 1 x 1/4″ (Hi-Z)
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (monitor), 2 x 1/4″ (line)
Digital Inputs: 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT or S/PDIF)
Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
Software: UAD Analog Classics Bundle with Unison Emulations (VST, RTAS, AAX 64)
OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.10 or later
OS Requirements – PC: Windows 10 64-bit Anniversary update or later, Thunderbolt 3 port, Thunderbolt 2 adapter (not included for PC)