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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Quad Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Product Description

Introduced in 2012, the Apollo series brought together the analog heritage and digital ambitions of Universal Audio like never before. The Apollo Twin Quad MKII continues that tradition, delivering breathtaking audio quality, powerful monitoring options, and Unison™ compatible preamps, all in an elegant desktop module. Four SHARC DSP (Quad) processors lighten the load on your computer’s CPU when using UAD plug-ins. Universal Audio has included a copy of their Console software, making it simple to quickly configure the Apollo Twin Quad MKII to match your system.

The Apollo Twin MkII QUAD is a desktop 2 x 6 Thunderbolt audio interface with realtime UAD-2 QUAD 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

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)
John F Submitted: 10/10/2018
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Fantastic!
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This thing is fantastic. From all the vintage replicated gear, to the lay out. I definitely recommend this product!
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MusicMann Submitted: 9/27/2018
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Love It!
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Rock solid drivers,user friendly interface I love the flexibility of the Apollo Twin MKII. I use it in conjunction with my Apollo 8. Hands down my favorite recording setup and I’ve been recording for over twenty years.
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Allen Joseph aka The Real DJ A.P. Submitted: 9/26/2018
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I love the update!
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It is a amazing update to the original Apollo Twin! I needed the monitor switch, talkback and 4 cores! UAD rules!
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PaulAckah Submitted: 9/26/2018
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Good Stuff
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Frequent Hangups. Needs frequent reboots.
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Mick Dougherty Submitted: 9/11/2018
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Worth every dollar!!!!!
What is your opinion of this product?
This is the ultimate interface for a smaller single recording. Love the plugins and UA offers a lot of deals on their plugins so plug into Universal Audio Twin MKII Quad!!!
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david Submitted: 9/5/2018
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This is all you need!!!!!!!!!
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You do not have to spend your hard earn money on a overreted studio anymore to record your next hit. The Apollo Twin has everything you need and more. It has top of line pre amps, addition inputs , multiple line out for(headphone mix or main and near monitoring and best of all a DSP chip so you can keep that old, slow Mac and can act like you own an HD rig. If you want to upgrade some more just add the Plug-in satellites or send it to Black Lion Audio and you have almost the same thing the big boys have. So do your bank account a favor and buy this machine. It will not let you down!!!
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Melvin Hicks Submitted: 9/5/2018
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AMAZING
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This is my 2nd unit from UA. The first unit I owned was the Firewire Apllo rack mount. This by far the best audio interface I've owned. The sound quality is unmatched. If you're looking for an affordable yet industry standard sound, this is the unit for you. The ability to record plugins at zero latency and to print the plugin recording in the daw makes this the perfect blend of hardware & software. This is exactly what you need!!
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Nathaniel mullins Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Instantly noticed the differences
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I came from using an Avid Mbox Pro 3. The second I turned this interface on , I heard a ton of flaws in my mix . Night and day . The plug ins are high quality too and I appreciate the UA system of taking the load off of my Mac and processing them on the interface itself . Worth every penny
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William Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Absolutely love this thing
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I was deciding if I should go with the Apogee quartet or Apollo Twin MKII Quad. I finally went with Apollo and it DOES NOT disappoint. Well worth it for this price. Great quality on both sounds and built. Perfect for personal use and home studio. Definitely recommend it.
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Jonathan Gautier Submitted: 8/10/2018
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Exactly what I needed!
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I bought this so I could daisy-chain it with my Apollo Rack unit and it is seriously, amazing! Not only do I have the extra inputs, but I now have dedicate monitor controller with talkback. Now I can use the UAD plugins at home as well as my studio. This thing is heavier than it looks and is built pretty sturdy. It was a bit pricy, but I use it everyday so it was well worth it.
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