Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Duo (Thunderbolt 3)
“My baby!” – JJ Lin
“Overall, the Apollo Twin is a fantastic audio interface we’d wholeheartedly recommend to all. From the quality of the audio conversion, to the thought applied to the Console application, the Apollo Twin is a high-class product delivering supreme audio quality at every stage of a production.” – MusicTech
“If ya don’t know, now ya knoooow… This is a MUST-HAVE!! UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO TWIN. Best interface ever! The plug ins are ridiculous and the sound is pristine!” – Bernard Edwards Jr (Focus), two time Grammy award winning record producer (De Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Mac Dre, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes)
“This has been the mainstay of my studio… It’s the beginning and end of everything… I absolutely love the DSP they create..” – William Philips (Grammy Award Winner for Song of the Year, “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith)
“… I can’t argue with UA’s claim that this is currently the best-sounding desktop interface on the market.” – Sam Inglis, Sound On Sound
“Without a doubt, the takes where I tracked with the preamp were better in every way possible. They were more intelligible, had more snap and overall had better body to them.” – Downbeat Magazine
“The Apollo Twin is a perfect little desktop interface well suited for home recording, critical listening, mixing, overdubs – you name it.” – Dana Gumbiner, Tape Op
“Navigating the Apollo is effortless and intuitive … In no time at all, I was using the Apollo as though I raised it.” – Rich Crescenti, SonicScoop
Elite Audio Conversion and Unison Preamps on your Desktop
Desktop 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Realtime UAD-2 DUO Core Processing and Two Unison Mic Preamps — for Mac and Windows.
Built upon Universal Audio’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin X confidently outperforms everything in its class, with 127 dB D/A dynamic range and an included bundle of acclaimed UAD analog emulation plug-ins, giving you a fully-stocked analog studio, right on your desktop.
Two Unison Preamps: Get the Sound of Neve, Helios, API, Manley & More
Apollo Twin X features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, Helios, API, Manley, UA and many more.Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviours of the original hardware. Based on Unison’s proprietary hardware-software integration, Apollo Twin X lets you record at near-zero latency through emulations like the included UA 610-B TubePreamp & EQ, for authentic analog sound unmatched by other interfaces. Unison technology is also found on Apollo Twin X’s front-panel Hi-Z instrument input, providing dead-on impedance and gain matching for guitar and bass amp models from Fender, Marshall, Ampeg, and more.
Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion
With thousands of hit songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo Twin interfaces are used to create exceptional-sounding records every day. To improve upon the previous generation, UA engineers redesigned the Apollo Twin X’s audio conversion to deliver a striking 127dB dynamic range and -117 dB THD+N, giving it a spacious, organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high-end converters costing much more.
Realtime UAD Processing — a Studio Full of Analog Sounds
Building upon the Apollo tradition, Apollo Twin X reveals a stunning range of classic analog tones and colour via its Realtime UAD Processing. With a UAD-2 DUO processing onboard, Apollo Twin X lets you record through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — at near-zero latency — including authentic titles from Neve, Studer, Helios, API, Lexicon, Manley, Fender, CapitolStudios, and more.
Right out of the box, the Apollo Twin X includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” suite of UAD plug-ins — the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp, Pultec EQs, and more — so you have a rack full of bonafide audio classics already onboard.
Additional Connections & Built-in Talkback Mic
With its two Unison-equipped preamps, two line outs, and optical ADAT/SPDIF input—plus dedicated monitor remote controls and a built-in Talkback mic — the 10 x 6 ApolloTwin X gives you the I/O you need for professional tracks and mixes.
Professional Performance and Scalability
Users of Apollo Twin X can combine up to four Thunderbolt Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Once you expand your studio with an Apollo X rackmount unit, you can use Apollo Twin X as a desktop monitor control with additional I/O and DSP power.
Desktop 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion derived from the Apollo X rackmount interfaces
2 Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps
UAD-2 DUO Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency
Front-panel Unison-enabled Hi-Z instrument input and headphone out
Built-in Talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
Dedicated monitor functionality including monitor remote functions andMono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via optical ADAT/SPDIF input
Includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp &EQ, and more*
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, AU, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs
Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
Works with any Mac with a Thunderbolt port all the way back to 2011 and Windows 10
*Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Bundle:
UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
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