The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo is a desktop Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac. This powerful yet compact device packs all the high quality features and build quality seen in the larger UA interfaces into a small form factor for use in studios with minimal space to spare.
The Apollo Twin comes with inbuilt UAD-2 processing that not only allows for realtime UAD processing of all the inputs and outputs but allows you to use the included UAD powered plugin bundle ‘Realtime Analog Classics’. The Apollo Duo features dual SHARC DSP processor whereas its little brother the Apollo Solo features a single SHARC processors
The two microphone preamps found on the Apollo Twin Duo audio interface are both digitally controlled, high resolution and very transparent meaning they won’t impart their own character on your recordings allowing for great control in post. The various parameters of the preamps, including low cut filter, 48V phantom power, -20dB pad, stereo linking and polarity inversion, can all be controlled either from the front panel or from the software. In addition, the inclusion of Unison technology in the Apollo Duo pre amps allows for digital models of classic tube and transformer-based mic pres to be applied to the input signal to transform your sound.
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo - Big sound, small footprint
The Apollo Twin Duo has up to 10 x 6 input/output channels comprised of two AD channels input from two balance mic/line connections or a single high impedance instrument input, six channels of DA via a stereo monitor output, a stereo headphone output and two additional line outputs, and up to eight channels of digital inputs in the form of eight ADAT and two S/PDIF inputs.
Other features of the Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo include a large level knob which doubles are a switch, channel selection, input type, monitor selected and headphone selected indictors for easy reference, input and output metering, preamp and monitor buttons, preamp option buttons, a locking power supply to avoid accidental disconnection, and complete settings recall via your DAW using the Console Recall plugin.
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo brings all the glory of UA processing to your desktop in a compact and affordable format.
"To have matched the technical specifications of the original Apollo in such a compact device is no mean feat, and I can't argue with UA's claim that this is currently the best-sounding desktop interface on the market."- Sound On Sound
"Enhanced by up to 24-bit, 192kHz audio resolution, this is certainly the best-sounding of the interfaces this writer has reviewed around this price point."- Music Radar
- Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
- Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
- Thunderbolt connection for blazing-fast PCIe speed and rock-solid performance on modern Macs
- Unison™ technology provides stunning models of classic mics preamps
- 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
- 2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
- Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical connection
- Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
- Includes Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy versions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, 610-B Tube Preamp, and more
- Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Audio Units, VST, RTAS & AAX 64 in all major DAWs
Thunderbolt cable sold separately
A/D – D/A Conversion
Line Inputs 1 & 2
Microphone Inputs 1 & 2
Line Outputs 3 & 4
Monitor Outputs 1 & 2
Stereo Headphones Output
Clock Synchronization Sources
Depth, Chassis Only: 5.86”
Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions: 6.20”
Shipping Box (Length x Width x Height): 8” x 8” x 5.5” (20.32cm x 20.32cm x 13.97cm)
Shipping Weight (with box & accessories): 3.85 pounds
Weight (bare unit): 2.35 pounds