Unveiled: Universal Audio at NAMM 2014






Universal Audio has unveiled their Apollo Twin, the newest addition to their Apollo Thunderbolt interface family, at this year’s NAMM convention. This desktop unit (a departure from its bigger brother’s rackmount design) has aluminum construction and an ergonomic design, and provides both microphone and front-panel instrument inputs. Like the existing Apollo models, the Twin allows you to track your audio through UA’s line-up of UAD plug-ins, with the option to print the processing to your tracks with near-zero latency.

The Apollo Twin also boasts UA’s new Unison preamplifier technology, which provides a peek at the future direction of UAD processing. It works with the Apollo Twin’s mic preamps to emulate the tone of classic preamps via UAD plug-ins, including the newly announced 610-B preamp plug-in, an emulation of Universal Audio’s classic 610 tube driven preamplifier. It should be noted that Unison technology is slated to come to the existing Apollo interfaces in early 2014, in the form of a firmware update. The Apollo Twin will be available in SOLO or DUO processor models.

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