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    Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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    An absolute monster in the studio and the perfect addition to your home recording rig, the Apollo Twin Duo sets the bar extremely high for mobile recording interfaces. Universal Audio set out to make the perfect compact audio interface that could produce legendary analog sound quality, while keeping the price approachable for producers of all different levels.

    The Apollo Twin Duo is a 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface that is fully compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems. It combines Universal Audio’s pristine 24/192 kHz Apollo series audio conversion with real-time UAD Solo or Duo processing and patented Unison technology. The result is a preamp that produces those highly sought-after classic, warm sounds with the touch of a button.

    Real-time, near-zero latency recording is complimented by an arsenal of top quality UAD plug-ins, making the Apollo Twin a real workhorse in your studio. Emulations of classic Studer, Lexicon, Neve, API, Fender and Marshall products are available at your fingertips. The Apollo Twin eliminates the need for racks upon racks of vintage gear; your coveted compressors, EQ’s, mic preamps, reverbs and guitar amplifiers are all built into the Apollo Twin.

    The device's ergonomic design is integral for comfortable navigation on your desktop, while sturdy aluminum construction keeps your Apollo Twin protected from normal wear and tear. Front panel headphone and instrument jacks are positioned perfectly for ease of use and accessibility.

    Apollo Twin’s breakthrough Unison technology enables you to dial in the legendary tones of tube and solid-state microphone preamps. Their sweet spots and impedance, as well as gain-stage and component-level circuit behaviors have been accurately replicated and packed into the Apollo’s software. The mind-blowing relationship between the Apollo Twin’s hardware and software enable stunning recreations of rich-sounding tube preamps, like the UA 610-B. You also have the ability to shop Universal Audio’s online store to add emulations from Manley, API, Neve and more.

    The Apollo Twin boasts two best-in-class mic/line preamps, along with two analog line outputs, eight additional channels of digital input via an optical connection, and two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs with full resolution at any volume level. The built-in UAD Solo or Duo Processing allows you to use UAD plug-ins during live recording as well as for mixing. The Apollo Twin is fully compatible with Apple Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools and Live, allowing for quick and seamless ‘plug in and play’ operation. There is no steep learning curve with the Apollo Twin. It is easy to operate and its center-focused control dial makes for a refreshingly simple user interface.

    Why waste time with interfaces that claim to have the best preamps? The Universal Apollo Twin Duo audio interface does exactly what it says it does; delivers studio-grade sound quality never before available in a compact device at an affordable price point. The Apollo Twin Duo is truly a must-have interface for the serious producer.

    Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo Thunderbolt Audio Interface Features

    • 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 Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows systems
    • Unison™ technology provides stunning models of classic mics preamps from Neve, API, Manley and more 
    • 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 
    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)
    • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
    • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifer (Legacy)
    • Raw Distortion
    • Softube Amp Room Half-Stack (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
    • Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
    • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
    • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler 
    * Apollo Twin includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle. All other plug-ins are sold separately at www.uaudio.com. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    Product Specifications
    Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo Interface Specifications
    • DSP (SHARC): 2
    • Mic Preamps: 2
    • Hi-Z Inputs: 1
    • Line I/O: 2/6
    • Monitor Out: 2
    • Headphone Out: 1
    • ADAT: 8 (1 Port In)
    • S/PDIF: Optical
    • Connection: Thunderbolt x 1
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  866-823-1176 Warranty:  All Universal Audio hardware is warrantied for one year from date of purchase. (parts and labor)
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    Not worth the $ unless you are ready to drop even more for plugins you would need or want. Very basic plugins included. Customer support is nil . Gets hot to touch in minutes .clean sound
    Sean Smith
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    Must have!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This is a home studio "Must Have!" The pres on this interface are better than anything I've heard in it's price range. The Unison feature allows you to have multiple built-in preamps. This is a great piece to have!
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    Excellent Audio Interface
    What is your opinion of this product?
    This is by far the best audio interface in its price range. I have owned Apogee before and the quality of sound and conversion is not even close to what I experience with my new Apollo Twin interface. Regardless what you think about UA plugins world, I am really enjoying using them and it makes recording hardware gear so much fun.
    Roosevelt Williams
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    Worth Every Penny!!!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    The Apollo twin is a great product. The sound quality surpasses many of the interfaces that I have used.
    Pablo C.
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    Awesome and prctical to use
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    Incredible product
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    Pretty Good but the plug-in screen is small
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I love the build and function especially the DSP but the UA plug in screen was so small I had to send it back. I tried every screen setting and even changed the text size on my Mac but to no avail. If it wasn't for that I would have kept it and gave it a 5 star rating. I'm thinking of trying something else with DSP.
    Ricky Smith
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    "I love this thing"
    What is your opinion of this product?
    the best
    Benjamin, benjion_22@hotmail.com
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    Where's the cable to connect to the Apollo with my Mac this thing just brings the power cable... ????
    Rowdy Raul
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    Worth the money!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Can't beat it! UAD is head and shoulders over the rest in terms of sound quality and plugin processing.
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    Very solid device! I had to change from the M-Audio Project Mix I/O because they no longer provide driver updates. I looked at many audio devices and finally settled on the Apollo Twin. Didn't settle at all. Right from the get go I noticed such a huge difference in audio clarity from the project mix. I did a quick record of my grand piano and notice that the apollo captures a much cleaner, better quality recording. The device itself is small and can set right in front of my with my keyboard and track pad. Very easy to understand the controls and easy setup. Just a great product. I am very happy with this purchase.
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