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Product Code: UA-APTWIN2DUO

Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO MKII Thunderbolt Audio Interface

The newly designed Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO MKII Thunderbolt Audio Interface is sure to become one of our top-selling interfaces of the year.  The DUO version is a great all-around workhorse with plenty of versatility.  Depending on which UAD-2 plugins you intend to use (and at which sample rate), the DUO will provide a decent amount of simultaneous plugin instances before you reach the dreaded DSP bottleneck! 


    • Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO MKII Features:

      Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic

      Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows — delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.

      Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin MkII starts with two Unison™-enabled mic preamps and the same next-generation A/D and D/A conversion found on UA’s flagship Apollo 8, 8p and 16. Together with its included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins — which you can track through in real time with UAD-2 SOLO, DUO or QUAD Core processing — Apollo Twin MkII is born to make records.

      Apollo Twin MkII features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, and Universal Audio. An Apollo exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

      The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, or QUAD Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input, and tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

      A Full Suite of Classic Analog Processing Onboard

      Right out of the box, Apollo Twin MkII provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classic plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

      From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

      Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins

      Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, Apollo Twin Mk II lets you tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.

      With exclusive emulations from Neve, Studer, Manley, API, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more,† it’s like having an endless analog studio, right on your desktop. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

      Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion

      Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its 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 your recordings.
    • Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO MKII Specifications:

      Desktop 2x6 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 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 Legacy versions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, Raw Distortion, 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more


      Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs


      Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality


      Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers
    • Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO MKII System Requirements:

      UAD Powered Plug-Ins Version 9.0 or above


      MAC:


      Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port


      Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, or 10.12 Sierra


      WINDOWS:


      PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port


      Windows 10 w/Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)


      Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (sold separately)


      ALL:


      Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)


      6 gigabytes available storage


      Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins


      Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software


      Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **

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