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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Heritage Edition Desktop 10x6 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing

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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Heritage Edition Desktop 10x6 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing
Key Features
  • Musicians, Producers, and Songwriters
  • Thunderbolt 2 Connectivity
  • 2 Unison Mic Preamps, 1 Hi-Z Input
  • 1 Headphone Out, 4 Line/Monitor Outs
Poised to be the center of a home studio or mobile rig, the Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Heritage Edition desktop 10x6 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface combines the sound, feel, and flow of analog studio recording with powerful DUO Core real-time UAD processing and a hearty bundle of 25 stellar UAD plug-ins.
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Universal Audio Twin MKII DUO Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Heritage Edition
  • 3The Power of Apollo
  • 4I/O for the Studio
  • 5Pro-Level Workflow
  • 6Expandable I/O and DSP
  • 725 Powered Plug-Ins
  • 8Get Legendary UA Sound Natively with UAD Spark
  • 9Integration with LUNA Recording System for Mac
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Poised to be the center of a home studio or mobile rig, the Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII DUO Heritage Edition desktop 10x6 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface combines the sound, feel, and flow of analog studio recording with powerful DUO Core real-time UAD processing and a hearty bundle of 25 stellar UAD plug-ins.

Furnished with 24-bit / 192 kHz converters redesigned and upgraded from the original Apollo Twin, the Apollo Twin MKII DUO gives musicians, producers, songwriters, and audio engineers the appreciable value of clear, high-resolution recording and mixing, with low distortion (-111 dB) and increased dynamic range (121 dB).

The interface features two XLR-1/4" mic/line combo inputs and a 1/4" Hi-Z input, all with Unison integration for precise UAD emulations of classic analog preamps—impart vintage character of your choosing on microphone and instrument recordings while bypassing the unpredictable nature of old equipment.

Thanks to the switchable low-cut filter, pad, polarity inversion, 48V phantom power, and stereo linking on each analog input, you can efficiently optimize your incoming signals with straightforward buttons on the Apollo Twin MKII DUO's face. In addition to the two primary analog inputs, you can record up to eight more channels by connecting external preamps with ADAT or S/PDIF optical outputs to the TOSLINK optical input port on the Apollo Twin MKII DUO.

The built-in DUO Core processing allows you to monitor and record audio using classic analog emulations with near-zero latency and no burden on your computer's CPU. The plug-in bundle included with the Heritage Edition empowers you with 25 top-notch plug-ins ranging from vintage compressor and EQ collections to virtual guitar/bass amps and time-based processors. The included Console application provides control and recall of all interface and UAD plug-in settings including channel-strip presets, drag-and-drop functionality, and dynamically resizable windows.

Mac and Windows drivers ensure compatibility with all major DAWs including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, and more. The interface also integrates seamlessly with LUNA, Universal Audio's free Mac-based, single-window recording system with unlimited track counts and full Audio Units plug-in support.

The Apollo Twin MKII DUO offers a comprehensive monitor section with talkback functionality and dedicated front-panel controls for Alt Speakers, Dim, and Mono functions, as well as input and output metering capabilities. In addition to the dedicated stereo monitor feed and front-panel headphone output, two 1/4" line outputs are available for connection to a second set of monitors.

At any point, you can increase the power and capability of the Apollo Twin MKII DUO through integration of qualified Universal Audio hardware. Up to four Apollo interfaces and six total UAD-2 devices can be combined, allowing Thunderbolt users the ability to expand their I/O and DSP without abandoning the Apollo Twin MKII DUO.

Heritage Edition
The Heritage Edition features the same Apollo Twin MKII DUO interface found in the standard edition but with more plug-ins. The standard Apollo Twin MKII DUO includes the Realtime Analog Classics bundle (14 plug-ins) and the Heritage Edition adds 11 more plug-ins for a total of 25 revered UA-powered plug-ins.
The Power of Apollo
  • Track, overdub, and mix with high-resolution AD/DA conversion and DSP-powered plug-ins
  • DUO Core UAD processing for tracking through models of vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amps, with near-zero latency and no burden on your computer’s CPU
  • Unison technology nails the tone of 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
  • Thunderbolt 2 connectivity for Mac and Windows computers (Thunderbolt cable available separately)
  • Convenient desktop form factor with reliable AC powering (external power supply included)
  • Free, industry-leading phone/online technical support from knowledgeable audio engineers
I/O for the Studio
  • 10x6 audio interface with two Unison-enabled microphone preamps (via XLR-1/4" combo mic/line inputs), providing emulations of classic analog preamps with near-zero latency
  • One front-panel, Unison-enabled 1/4" Hi-Z input for direct connection of a guitar, bass, or keyboard
  • Stereo 1/4" monitor output and one 1/4" headphone output, each with dedicated level control
  • Two additional 1/4" line-level outputs, may be used for alternate monitor outputs
  • Add up to eight extra input channels via one TOSLINK optical ADAT port (may alternatively be used for stereo S/PDIF)
Pro-Level Workflow
  • Built-in monitor controller with monitor remote functions and mono, mute, dim, and alt monitor controls
  • Integrated talkback and cues for easy communication and slate functionality
  • Comprehensive front-panel metering and fast, intuitive controls, no menu-diving required
Expandable I/O and DSP
  • Cascade up to four Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interfaces and six UAD-2 Thunderbolt devices for expanded I/O and DSP
  • Expand your studio with an Apollo rackmount unit (available separately), so you can use your Apollo Twin MKII DUO as a desktop monitor controller with additional I/O and DSP power
25 Powered Plug-Ins
Includes Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle plus 11 additional plug-ins to complete the compressor, EQ, and preamp collections and provide another reverb (plug-ins support VST, RTAS, Audio Units, and AAX 64-bit for compatibility with all major DAWs):

  • UA 610-A Tube Preamp and EQ (Vintage)
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ (Modern)
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection (1176LN Rev E, 1176 Rev A, and 1176AE 40th Anniversary Edition)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Pultec MEQ-5 EQ (Legacy)
  • Pultec Passive EQ Collection (EQP-1A, MEQ-5, and HLF-3C)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection (LA-2A Silver, LA-2A Gray, and LA-2)
  • 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)
  • Pure Plate Reverb
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
Get Legendary UA Sound Natively with UAD Spark
  • Apollo Heritage Editions include plug-ins featured in UAD Spark, UA's subscription plug-in collection that runs natively on Mac—no UA hardware required
  • With UAD Spark, you can expand your plug-in processing power, balancing your DSP load between Apollo and your computer's onboard processing
  • Receive the 1176 Classic Limiter Collection, Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection, and Pure Plate Reverb
  • Current owners of any plug-ins available in UAD Spark will receive the UAD Spark versions free
Integration with LUNA Recording System for Mac
  • Works with all major DAWs including Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, and more
  • Apollo Twin MKII DUO becomes a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, a powerful free recording application for Mac from Universal Audio
  • Bolstered by Accelerated Realtime Monitoring, LUNA lets you track and mix using an intuitive single-window workflow with unlimited track counts, full Audio Units plug-in support, and access to a suite of exclusive LUNA Instruments and Extensions such as Studer multitrack tape and Neve Summing
UPC: 819937003127

Universal Audio Twin MKII DUO Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 6 Outputs at 192 kHz
Digital:
8 Inputs / 0 Outputs at 48 kHz
4 Inputs / 0 Outputs at 96 kHz
2 Inputs / 0 Outputs at 192 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
1x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Monitor Output
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital Audio I/O
1x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Input (S/MUX4 Support)
Host Connection
1x Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.12
macOS 10.13
macOS 10.14
macOS 10.15
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 6 Outputs at 192 kHz
Digital:
8 Inputs / 0 Outputs at 48 kHz
4 Inputs / 0 Outputs at 96 kHz
2 Inputs / 0 Outputs at 192 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment
1x Knob
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Pad
-20 dB (Switchable per Channel)
Gain/Trim Range
Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
+10 to +65 dB
High-Pass Filter
75 Hz
Solo/Mute
Mute per Master
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
1x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Monitor Output
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O
1x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Input (S/MUX4 Support)
Host Connection
1x Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort
Host Connection Protocol
Thunderbolt 2
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Performance
Frequency Response
Mic, Line, Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Line, Headphone, Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Maximum Input Level
Mic Inputs:
+25 dBu (Min Gain, with Pad)
Line Inputs:
+20.2 dBu
Hi-Z Inputs:
+12.2 dBu
Maximum Output Level
Line/Monitor Outputs:
+20.2 dBu
Headphone Output Power
80 mW into 600 Ohms (Max)
Impedance
Mic Inputs:
5.4 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Monitor Outputs:
600 Ohms
Line Outputs:
600 Ohms
Dynamic Range
Mic Inputs:
118 dBA
Line Inputs:
117.5 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
117 dBA
Monitor Outputs:
115 dBA
Line Outputs:
121 dBA
Headphone Outputs:
113 dBA
SNR
Mic Inputs:
118 dBA
Line Inputs:
117.5 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
117 dBA
Monitor Outputs:
115 dBA
Line Outputs:
121 dBA
Headphone Outputs:
113 dBA
THD+N
Mic Inputs:
-111 dBFS
Line Inputs:
-109 dBFS
Hi-Z Inputs:
-101 dBFS
Monitor Outputs:
-105 dBFS
Line Outputs:
-110 dBFS
Headphone Outputs:
-105 dBFS
EIN
Mic Inputs:
-127 dBu
CMRR
Mic Inputs:
> 70 dB
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
Up to 192 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion
No
Bit Depths
24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Latency
1.1 ms at 96 kHz (Input to Output)
Sync Sources
ADAT, Internal, S/PDIF
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.12
macOS 10.13
macOS 10.14
macOS 10.15
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
Processor Requirement
Intel Core i7
Storage Requirements
6 GB
Mobile Device Compatibility
No
Required Hardware
Available Thunderbolt Port
Thunderbolt Cable (Not Included)
Internet Connection
Required for Registration and Software/Driver Download
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC/DC Power Adapter
12 VDC, Center-Positive (Included)
Power Consumption
12 W (Maximum)
Physical
Anti-Theft Features
Kensington Security Slot
Operating Humidity
20 to 80%
Operating Temperature
32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-40 to 176°F / -40 to 80°C
Dimensions
6.31 x 5.86 x 2.6" / 16.03 x 14.88 x 6.6 cm (Chassis Only)
6.31 x 6.2 x 2.6" / 16.03 x 15.7 x 6.6 cm (Including Controls and Protrusions)
Weight
2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.83 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.9 x 7.9 x 5.6"

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