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The Apollo Twin USB Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing from Universal Audio is a USB 3.0 audio interface capable of capturing your audio in up to 24-bit/192 kHz with realtime, low-latency UAD plug-in processing. It features Universal Audio's Unison technology, which, in conjunction with their UAD plug-ins, is capable of emulating a range of tube and solid-state microphone preamps, including their impedance and gain-stage sweet spots.
The Apollo Twin USB includes the Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, the 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, and the 610-B Tube Preamp.
Record and Mix with 24-bit/192 kHz Sound Quality
The Apollo Twin gives you 24-bit/192 kHz sound and clarity. Its mic preamps, input stage, and audio conversion are identical to the Apollo series, translating into recordings with depth and punch. Digitally controlled analog monitor outputs provide full resolution audio (without digital scaling) at all listening levels - letting you create better mixes in real-world environments
A Complete Analog Studio with Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing
Imagine having access to a classic analog recording studio, right on your desktop. Apollo Twin lets you record and mix through the full range of UAD Powered plug-ins - including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more - at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size. With UAD plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Moog, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more, Apollo Twin can provide analog tone and warmth. The key is its onboard UAD-2 DUO DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host CPU. Apollo Twin includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" plug-in bundle, featuring a choice selection of vintage compressors, EQs and reverb, plus guitar amps and tube mic preamp emulation. From there, you can choose from a vast and expanding collection of plug-ins in the UA Online Store
Track Through Classic Mic Preamps Using Unison Technology
Unison technology allows Apollo Twin's mic preamps to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps - including their all-important impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and circuit behaviors. Based on integration between Apollo's digitally controlled analog mic preamps and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets you track through colorful preamp emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in
Apollo Twin is a 2-in/6-out interface with two mic/line preamps, two analog line outputs, two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs, and up to eight additional channels of digital inputs via Optical connection. Its conveniently located Hi-Z instrument input and headphone jack allow you to capture inspiration the moment it strikes
Console Application and Console Recall Plug-In
The Console application is Apollo Twin's software control interface. Its analog console-style design provides "realtime" tracking and monitoring with UAD Powered Plug-Ins - a feature not found in any other interface. Complete Apollo Twin Console setups can be saved as presets, or even saved within your sessions using the Console Recall plug-in. This enables hardware recall of all Apollo Twin settings, even months and years after you last opened your session
Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
Two mic/line preamps; two line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphones output
Two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
Up to eight channels of additional digital input via Optical connection
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS and AAX64 in all major DAWs
Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length
Up to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels
Two balanced mic/line inputs
One Hi-Z instrument input
Digitally-controlled stereo monitor outputs
Stereo headphone outputs
Line outputs 3-4
Eight channels ADAT optical with S/MUX for high sample rates, or
Two channels S/PDIF optical with sample rate conversion
Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity
Line Inputs 1 & 2: Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs): 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced Dynamic Range: 117.5 dB, A-weighted Signal to Noise Ratio: 117.5 dB, A-weighted Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -108 dBFS CMRR: Greater than 60 dB (10' cable) Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB Input Impedance: 10 kOhms Gain Range: +10 to +65 dB Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain): 18 dBV Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain): -37 dBV Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB
Microphone Inputs 1 & 2: Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs): Female XLR balanced (pin 2 positive) Phantom Power: +48 V, switchable per input Dynamic Range: 118 dB, A-weighted Signal to Noise Ratio: 118 dB, A-weighted Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -110 dBFS Equivalent Input Noise: -127 dB Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB CMRR: Greater than 70 dB (10' cable) Default Input Impedance: 5.4 kOhms (variable via Unison preamp model) Gain Range: +10 to +65 dB Pad Attenuation: 20 dB (variable via Unison preamp model), switchable per input Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain, with Pad): 23.8 dBV Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain, with Pad): -31.2 dBV
Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TS unbalanced Dynamic Range: 117 dB, A-weighted Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 117 dB, A-weighted Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -101 dBFS Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB Input Impedance: 1 MOhms Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain): 10 dBV Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain): -45 dBV
Line Outputs 3 & 4: Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced Dynamic Range: 118 dB, A-weighted Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 118 dB, A-weighted Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -107 dBFS Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB Channel Separation: Greater than 120 dB Output Impedance: 600 ohms Maximum Output Level: 18 dBV
Monitor Outputs 1 & 2: Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB Dynamic Range: 115 dB, A-weighted Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 115 dB, A-weighted Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -105 dBFS Channel Separation: Greater than 118 dB Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB Output Impedance: 600 ohms Output Gain Range: -96 to 0 dB Maximum Output Level: 18 dBV Operating Reference Level: +14 dBu, +20 dBu (selectable)
Stereo Headphone Output: Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS stereo, unbalanced Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB Dynamic Range: 113 dB, A-weighted Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 113 dB, A-weighted Channel Separation: Greater than 110 dB Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -101 dBFS Stereo Level Balance: ±0.11 dB Output Impedance: 10 ohms Output Gain Range: INF to 0 dB Maximum Output Power: 80 mW into 600 ohms
Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit Editions) Available built-in USB 3 SuperSpeed port Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor 6 gigabytes available storage USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable (included) Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins Compatible VST, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software Quad Core i7 or better recommended 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards) are not tested for Apollo Twin USB or UAD-2 Satellite USB connections