Universal Audio Apollo Twin mkII Duo
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Duo is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows — delivering enhanced apollo 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 Duo 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 behaviours of the original hardware
The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 Duo 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, and the apollo audio is outstanding, with the Apollo Twin MkII improving 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: Two 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)