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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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Phone:  866-823-1176 Warranty:  All Universal Audio hardware is warrantied for one year from date of purchase. (parts and labor)

Customer Reviews

Review: Ray C Submitted: 10/8/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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What a difference UAD makes...!
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Got this unit as an upgrade to the Apollo Solo model...and my home studio sound and workflow has raised itself to another level...not to mention the added plugins you get...the MkII...well-built...sounds amazing...a definite clarity comes through in everything that comes through it...got my eye on one of the Apollo X series for the future, but for now...this baby does the job...the Duo handles all of my productions no matter what DAW I may be using....finally a piece of gear that I don't have to worry about...Big ups to Universal Audio...it's a definite winner for the regular guy's home studio setup!!!!

Review: SKH Submitted: 10/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Order a brand new, never used Thunderbolt cable when you purchase!

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The Apollo is incredible. We live in an era when a person really can have an entire studio in a little box, UA has made that possible with the Apollo. My advice is, after learning these lessons, make absolutely sure you use a brand new, never opened thunderbolt cable. I went through several lightly used cables, always having connectivity issues. I was prepared to return the Apollo until I ordered a sealed, brand new thunderbolt cable from Apple, probably completely solved. I couldn’t be happier.

Review: Maestro Music Submitted: 10/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Works like a charm!

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This was my first endeavor into thunderbolt. Immediately after plugging in I noticed a smooth transition while recording. My latency and CPU strain disappeared. It’s inviting on board interface and slick added extras make this a great addition for me as a songwriter/artist.

Review: Johnny j Rivera Submitted: 9/16/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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You won't be disappointed

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The clearness that I get from this unit is unlike any audio interface I've ever used...it's easy to set up, the plugins loaded right in and the audio was unbelievable....Vocals and guitar both acoustic and electric are more transparent..It's so easy to operate you can be up and running without reading instructions....I hate reviews that say " for the price" At any price this is worth it..I've owned everything from Event electronics sound cards to Focusrite audio interfaces. You will not be disappointed with this unit..it's cool looking too....sleek, Love The Big wheel and the Ac Adapter locks in place, so no chance of it ever unplugging from the unit.... I give this Five Stars because more importantly it sounds great but it's small and it looks good......

Review: Richard W., djsharpmusic@gmail.com Submitted: 9/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Should've been upgraded!

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I do not know why I took so long to upgrade to this BEAST. I had an old M-Audio interface for at least 10 years. When I got the Apollo Twin and connected it, I instantly heard the difference. My mixes are a lot cleaner and I do not have to spend as much time doctoring them up as I did with that old M-Audio dinosaur lol.

Review: Andrew Biggs, andrewjbiggs@icloud.com Submitted: 9/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Professional functionality and also suitable for beginners.

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Intuitive interface. Solid performance and construction. It gets the job done. Great for hearing things like reverb live while recording. No other brand that I know of has this capability.

Review: BustaBrowne Submitted: 9/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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The Little Box that Can Do BIG THINGS

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All I can say is, WOW; but I can’t leave a statement like that though. You practically can run full studio sessions and get a great mix out of it. Unison preamps that meshes with the UAD plugins are awesome. To be able to turn your demos to finished and polished songs on the go is very much needed. On the plane or in the hotel, you can complete projects without running to your Apollo rack at the main studio! That talkbox is great to have too! I can’t wait to link this up with the Apollo at the studio to even get more power!

Review: Luis Reyna Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Amazing product!!!

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I feel like a kid with a new toy. I love the way it makes my music sound.

Review: Velbert Whitfield Submitted: 8/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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It sounds awesome

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Sounds awesome$ just buy it. Get the most dsp you can afford! Any connection issues try your cable!!!!

Review: George Brewer Submitted: 8/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Beautiful In Everybody Way Possible

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The Apollo has been by far, the best investment I have ever made in gear. It is so easy to navigate, and the sound is incredible. Also, American Musical Society is the only music website I will use from now on. The shipping was so incredibly fast (free 1 day shipping). I even had a question about my payment, so I emailed. I received a response within a couple hours. The lady I spoke to was very kind, and was able to address my questions on spot, without having to transfer me to another line... so I was very very pleased with their service in every way!! Check them out!!!!! You don’t be disappointed.

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