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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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A complete ground-up redesign of the original, highly successful Apollo Twin, the Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo MKII expands the interface’s dynamic range, while maintaining extremely low THD (Total Harmonic Distortion). The Apollo Twin MkII DUO is a desktop 2 x 6 Thunderbolt audio interface with realtime UAD-2 DUO Core Processing for Mac and Windows.

Apollo Twin. A Next-Generation Desktop Record-Making Machine — for Mac and Windows.
Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface — delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. This 2 x 6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows features available onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core processing, Unison™ technology, and the next-generation A/D and D/A conversion you’ve heard on hundreds of hit records.

Next-Generation Apollo A/D and D/A Conversion
Apollo Twin MkII improves 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 recordings — as heard on hit records by Kendrick Lamar, Coldplay, Brad Paisley, and more.

Unison™ Mic Preamp Emulation Technology for Neve, API, Manley, UA & More*
A Universal Audio breakthrough, Apollo Twin MkII’s Unison technology gives you the genuine tone of the world’s most sought-after tube and transformer-based mic preamps — including Neve,® API,® Manley,® and UA — complete with their signature impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors.*

Based on Apollo Twin MkII’s unrivaled hardware-software integration, Unison lets you record at near-zero latency through preamp emulations like the included UA 610-B Tube Preamp, for authentic analog sound unmatched by other interfaces. Unison technology is also found on Apollo Twin MkII’s front panel Hi-Z instrument input, providing dead-on impedance and gain matching for exclusive guitar and bass amp models from Fender,® Marshall,® Ampeg,® and more.*

Realtime UAD Processing — a Studio Full of Analog Sounds
Building upon the Apollo tradition, Apollo Twin MkII opens up a range of classic analog tones and color via its Realtime UAD Processing. Available with a choice of UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, or SOLO Core processing onboard, Apollo Twin MkII lets you record through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — at near-zero latency — including genuine analog emulations from Neve, Studer, Ampex, API, Lexicon, Manley, Fender, and more.*

Right out of the box, the Apollo Twin MkII includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” suite of UAD plug-ins — the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Raw Distortion, Marshall® Plexi Classic Guitar Amp, Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp, legacy LA-2A and 1176LN compressors, Pultec EQs, and more — so you have a rack full of bonafide audio classics already onboard.

Unlike competing interfaces, the Apollo Twin MkII powers UAD plug-ins inside all major DAWs for mixing and mastering (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64 format), greatly offloading the processing required from your host Mac or PC.

Available with UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, and SOLO Core Processing
In addition to the popular UAD-2 SOLO and DUO Core models, Apollo Twin MkII is available in an ultra-powerful UAD-2 QUAD Core model, allowing more plug-in horsepower for running the most complex and convincing analog emulations on the market.

Built to Record: Improved Monitoring and Workflow
Apollo Twin MkII offers greatly improved monitor functionality versus the original Apollo Twin — with Mute, DIM, Mono, and ALT speaker switching. It also includes monitor remote controls and a built-in talkback mic for easy communication with talent and/or recording slate cues. These features, combined with Apollo Twin MkII’s scalability, make it the new standard for professional desktop recording.

Professional Performance and Scalability with Console Application
Users of Apollo Twin MkII can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Once you expand your studio with an Apollo 8, 8p, or 16 rackmount unit, you can use Apollo Twin as a desktop monitor control while still tapping its additional I/O and DSP power.

Key Features

  • Desktop 2 x 6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • Available UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, or SOLO Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency*
  • Unison™ technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes
  • Built-in talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
  • Improved monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
  • 2 premium Unison mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and stereo 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 TOSLINK connection
  • Includes Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring the Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp, Legacy versions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Raw Distortion, 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, AU, RTAS & AAX 64 formats in all major DAWs
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
*Apollo Twin MkII 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.

Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Bundle:
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ 
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Raw Distortion
  • 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


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Customer Reviews

Review: Eric Soler Submitted: 6/11/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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The UA plug ins are amazing!!!!
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This is such a great interface and is so versatile for any recording need!

Review: Jeedy Submitted: 6/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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The Ferrari Engine Your Microphone Needs!!!

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This thing is beautiful. I had been using so many different interfaces with my TLM 103 for years and slept on this guy. Holy cow. The cleanliness and pristine vocals you get from using this with really any high quality microphone is as close to recording in a professional studio you can get but in the comfort of whatever environment you so choose. I can say, with the genre I work with, r&b and rap, this is perfect. I write for other artists and usually throw a basic mix when I send demos to them. The plugins are remarkable as well. And I’ll tell you right now, don’t bother looking anywhere else. Get this and thank me later!!!

Review: Jose Submitted: 6/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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About American Musical

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Every one know how good it's the apollo. The best for this time is the excellent options to pay for it. I did not have the money for pay for it in a one single pay, so, I got it paying for 12 month. I'm buying everything with American Musical now.

Review: Rosario Submitted: 6/4/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


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Fantastic interface, killer software

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While it did take a bit of trial and error for me to get this setup with my pc via thunderbolt 3 card, it has been a dream ever since. Sounds great, and the unison tech is pretty awesome. Be prepared to sink a lot of money in plugins. They do offer you 14 day trials to try out the plugins first.

Review: Rodriguez Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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High-end quality

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An advanced quality professional audio interface designed to operate at the high-end recording sounds. Amazing preamps and plugins.

Review: oscar Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Magnificent DSP

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Before this, I had the Focusrite Scarlett Solo, and I had it rigged in such a way that worked with my monitors (which was a complete mess). This beautiful, amazing interface actually removed 20% of clutter on my desk, and it did way more than just that. The controls are easy to use, I didn't have to look at any manuals or anything like that (I pretty much learned what everything was just by looking at it and testing), and moreover, the pre-amps in this thing are INSANE. I'm telling you, I recorded guitar and it sounded like it came out of big, buff marshall amplifiers. Moreover, the fact it came with over 800$ worth of plugins (I think) makes this purchase a No-Brainer. Get it before the promo runs out! The plugins it brings are exceptional and add so much to the interface. It doesn't bring a Thunderbolt 2 cable, so you better buy one when you buy this! The only downside that I saw is that the compatibility with Windows systems is kind of fuzzy. Make sure your system is compatible before considering to buy this! I couldn't use it for around 5 days because my motherboard wasn't compatible --- I had to buy a new motherboard (I got the Gigabyte H370 HD) and a Thunderbolt PCIe Card! (I bought the Gigabyte Alpine Ridge). Not every motherboard is compatible with Thunderbolt PCIe cards! Research and see if yours has an adapter. Also remember that if your motherboard has a USB Type C input (same connector as Thunderbolt 3), make sure it is actually Thunderbolt-compatible. Then you would need a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. This downside was expressed in detail in their support page, though. You gotta do your research! I had to spend like 200$ on top of everything just to make sure my system was compatible. All in all, despite the headache that this beautiful interface has given me, it deserves the 5 stars. The setup was easy, the processing of its own plugins leaves some room for your CPU to breathe, it looks beautiful, and the monitor/headphone controls feel just right. Recording guitar is perfect on this interface, and vocals also sound great (with two inputs on the back). Basically no latency at all.

Review: Luis Bautista Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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the best in the market!

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I'm so happy with this interface, got everything that I need, super stable, works perfect with protools, also the quality of the sound that I got is so good, I recommend it 100%

Review: Kenneth Robinson Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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A game changing Investment

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This product has indeed put me one step closer to my goal becoming a state-of-art home studio. The fidelity of the audio is like going from 1080p TV resolution to the latest 4 or 5k resolution. i love the user-friendliness of it. In just about 30 minutes after unpacking it and dismantling my old Digi 02R, I was up and running. The operational software "Console" was a welcomed addition to the easy of use of the onboard hardware buttons and knobs. The mic preamps and related plug ins are exception and go along way to making my less expensive mics, sound world class. all in All this unit has been my four purchase from AMS, and has been a real milestone on my journey to becoming state-of-art. I'm only four pieces of gear away from my goal!!

Review: Trey Blaise Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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What major update, I love it

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If you want to make a great music in a home studio, this is what you need, it has a high quality sound. I will recommend to my other friends producers. Thanks AMS for making this possible

Review: Allison Submitted: 4/30/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Amazing

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So convenient. Record at home or bring it with you and it always sounds amazing.

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