The Apollo Duo Audio Interface from Universal Audio is the first professional, high-resolution computer audio interface delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording! The Apollo is a 18 x 24 FireWire/Thunderbolt - ready interface that combines genuine UA analog design with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz sound quality and onboard Realtime UAD Processing.
Music producers and performers can finally track audio through a range of classic UAD analog emulation plug-ins - from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon and more - in real time, and with a sleek, elegant workflow on both Mac and PC with the Apollo.
Universal Audio Apollo Duo Audio Interface Features
- 18 x 24 simultaneous input/output channels
- 14 channels of digital-to-analog conversion via:
- Eight mono line outputs
- Stereo monitor outputs
- Two stereo headphone outputs
- 10 channels of digital I/O via:
- Eight channels ADAT Optical I/O with S/MUX for high sample rates
- Two channels coaxial S/PDIF I/O with sample rate conversion
- Two FireWire 800 ports for daisy-chaining other FireWire devices
- Microphone Preamplifiers
- Onboard UAD-2 Processing
- UAD Meter and Control Panel application
Universal Audio designed the Apollo play a central role in a modern Mac- or PC-based studio, incorporating a true no compromise
approach to audio quality. Offering extremely high-resolution sonics, with the lowest THD and highest dynamic range in its class, the Apollo audio interface goes above and beyond today’s standards. It allows you to place multiple 1176 compressors on your drum inputs, or record vocals through a classic Neve 1073 EQ, or even track the entire band through a Studer A800 tape machine in real time - making Apollo's sonic options virtually endless. It offers compatibility with Intel's Thunderbolt technology (sold separately) and offers many times the bandwidth of FireWire.
The Apollo's numerous design details give you a fast, natural workflow - and better results. Physical front-panel controls for all the most commonly used features, including Preamp and Monitor level knobs, channel selection, mic pad and low cut, phantom power, and even dual headphone outs with independent level control. Smart Hi-Z inputs on the front panel detect when you've connected your guitar or bass, and automatically enable hardware and software monitoring. You can have all this and much, much more the Apollo Duo Audio Interface!