Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB DUO 2x6 USB Audio Interface with UAD DSP

10 x 6 USB 3 Audio Interface with UAD-2 DUO DSP, 2 x Unison Preamps, and Realtime Analog Classics Plug-in Bundle - Windows
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB DUO 2x6 USB Audio Interface with UAD DSP
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Apollo Twin — for Windows!

If you're a Windows user, Universal Audio has an Apollo Twin just for you. The Apollo Twin USB is a 2 x 6 USB 3 audio interface for Windows 7 and 8 that delivers impeccable 24/192kHz Apollo conversion, juiced by real-time UAD processing and Unison mic preamp emulation. Onboard UAD-2 DUO Core processing lets you record your music in real time, with near-zero latency, through UAD plug-ins from Neve, Studer, Manley, Marshall, Lexicon, API, and more. Think about the classic analog sound you can achieve with racks of vintage mic pres, equalizers, dynamics, reverbs, and even tape machines and guitar amps! The Apollo Twin USB comes with the real-time Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle.

The sound of the world's most coveted preamps

The Apollo Twin USB features Universal Audio's breakthrough Unison technology, which delivers the sound of the world's most coveted mic preamps complete with impedance, gain-staging characteristics, and component-level circuit behaviors. Based on extraordinary hardware-software integration between Apollo's mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing, Unison lets you record through brilliant analog emulations — including the bundled real-time Analog Classics UAD plug-in collection — essential solutions for many Sweetwater engineers.

Killer bundled analog hardware emulations

The Apollo Twin USB's feature set gives you two pristine mic/line preamps, two analog line outs, two digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels, and up to eight additional channels of digital input via its onboard optical connection. UAD-2 DUO Core processing lets you use your UAD plug-ins for both real-time tracking and for mixing in Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live, and other popular DAWs.

Smart feature set speeds your creative process

Apollo Twin USB's feature set gives you two pristine mic/line preamps, two analog line outs, two digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels, and up to eight additional channels of digital input via its onboard optical connection. UAD-2 DUO Core processing lets you use your UAD plug-ins for both real-time tracking and for mixing in Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live, and other popular DAWs.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB Features:

  • Desktop 2 x 6 USB 3 audio interface for Windows 7/8
  • World-class 24-bit/192kHz audio conversion
  • real-time UAD Processing for tracking through vintage processing plug-ins
  • Near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
  • USB 3 connection to modern Windows systems 
  • Unison technology provides stunning models of classic mic preamps
  • Two premium mic/line preamps; two 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 eight channels of additional digital input via optical connection
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Includes real-time Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, including Legacy versions of:
  • LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler
  • 1176LN Limiting Amplifier
  • Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
  • Softube Amp Room Essentials
  • Raw Distortion
  • 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
  • Console 2.0 software includes:
  • Channel Strip presets, drag & drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more
  • Runs UAD Powered plug-ins via VST, RTAS, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs

Additional Media

Apollo Twin USB Hardware Manual
Audio Interface Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB 3.0 Type B
Form Factor Desktop
Simultaneous I/O 2 x 6
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX Legacy UAD plugins LA-2A, 1176N, Pultec EQ, 610-B Tube Preamp, Softube amp room
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/4" instrument, 2 x XLR combo
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" Line out, 2 x 1/4" Monitor, 1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone
Digital Inputs 1 x Optical Toslink
Digital Outputs 1 x USB 3.0 type B
Number of Preamps 2
Phantom Power Yes
Depth 5.86"
Width 6.31"
Height 2.60"
Weight 2.35 lbs.

Customer Reviews

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5/5

No need to define quality

AS soon as you record your first track you know! Everything you heard and read pales to the joy yours ears and spirit feel when you hit playback that first time. You will giggle inside. Just don't try to use it with an inadequate computer, it will not work. But don't settle for anything less. The console software, Unison preamps, and the included plugins are the best in class.
5/5

Pull The Trigger!

I am so happy I decided to "pull the trigger" and buy this thing! I was looking at a few others but (at the time of purchasing the interface) it came with some really incredible plug-ins, so I just could not pass up such an amazing deal. The interface alone provides such excellent sound quality that even without the bonus plug-ins, it's worth every penny of the price. One selling point of mine was the near zero latency. I can now track vocals with effects, with the option to either just monitor the effects or print them, all without any latency. I also picked up a couple of amp simulator plug-ins from UA, to use with this interface, they work flawlessly with zero latency, which gives you the natural feeling when playing and recording. And again, the choice is left to you if you want to record or just send the dry signal to your DAW, and use whatever plug-ins you desire. And last but certainly not least, thanks to the lower buffers, I am enjoying near zero latency with my Edrums. I am one seriously happy customer!
Music background: Vocal Coach, Singer, Songwriter
5/5

A lot of punch in a little package

Great addition to my home studio. Everything sounds better running through the Apollo and the awesome UA plugins. My only advice is use the mono plugins when you can, because some of the stereo plugins can be very dsp heavy and with their being a dsp limit you have to choose wisely on bigger projects. Overall I am very happy with my purchase
5/5

Mind blown in multiple locations....

I'm an old guy. I've been a home recording enthusiast for 35 years, and have been fortunate enough to work in some pretty well equipped pro studios, as a client. I decided to upgrade my Focusrite setup and get into UA for their dedicated plug ins after hearing some examples at NAMM. So, my plan was really to get a satellite or a PCI card and a separate hi quality interface with better converters. But, when I started looking at the Unison technology of the plug ins with UA's interfaces, I thought what the heck! I'll try.Wow. I mean, like, "Did I just HEAR that coming out of MY monitors!!" kind of wow. Now, I cheated a little by talking to my long time Sweetwater rep and having the sweetwater team do the bulk of the Cs400 installation of my virtual synths, interface, etc, so I can't speak to ease of set up. But I CAN speak of intuitive use. So logical. It's a little odd having the separate UA console with my Sonar UI as well, but it made sense in short time. But, let's get to the sound. I mean, I made up a couple of quickie projects, one using MIDI to learn that aspect (which, incidentally, the UA does NOT provide a MIDI input, so you'll need a different input for that.... I just went USB right to the box), and then a hybrid soft synth/e gtr/vocals tune. The space, and the ability to identify exactly where something is in my mix has been amazing. And pesky reverb tails that don't translate will now be a thing of the past. And, don't even get me STARTED on the plug ins. Blows away even the high end stuff I've used in the past, and they aren't kidding when they claim tracking with a Unison enabled plug in is like working with the original hardware... it really is. To the point of being a wee creepy if you've used them. So? If you're on the bubble and this baby has the inputs you need (which, incidentally, if I need to track more instruments I CAN still use my previous interface via ADAT and the UA device saw them right away... as soon as I did MY part correctly), I hope you just get it and feel as good about your purchase as I do mine!
5/5

One of the Best Audio Interfaces

Yes, I was blown away...the sonic clarity, the ease of use is unparalleled. That together with the rich history of Universal Audio, converted me.It also works flawlessly with my two Quad PCIe cards.My wish would be that UAD could figure out how to integrate keyboard shortcuts for their Console 2.0 Apollo software.
Music background: Lifelong musician
See also: USB Interfaces, Universal Audio, Universal Audio USB Audio Interfaces