Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Heritage Edition Thunderbolt Audio Interface, DUO
The Heritage Edition includes a superb Apollo interface and an enhanced library of authentically-modelled UAD analogue plugins.
If you already own one or more of the Heritage Editon UAD plug-ins, you can automatically choose a replacement from an alternate list whilst you’re registering your product.
Apollo Twin are desktop audio interfaces that are great for beginners and musicians who want to discover the world of recording and producing music and have more of a budget to buy premium interfaces. They’re ideal for people who only need to record guitar and vocals, for example. The Apollo Twin, Apollo Twin MKII, and Apollo Twin X which comes with Duo or Quad Core processing.
Want to record like the pros? Only Apollo Twin and Arrow audio interfaces let you shape your recordings into records with genuine UA conversion and free classic studio sounds like Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced, Manley VOXBOX, UA Oxide & Pure Plate plug-ins and more.
The Apollo Twin Duo MKII from Universal Audio is a complete redesign of their popular 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface. The interface features fantastic onboard UAD-2 DUO Core processing, Unison technology and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion.
What does the Apollo Twin Duo do?
The Apollo Twin Duo audio interfaces give you the ability to connect professional microphones, instruments and other kinds of signals to a computer, and output a variety of signals as well. The duo gives you a whole host of UA plug-ins and versatile preamps. The interface helps to take your recording setup to the next level with its impressive sound quality.
What’s new in the MKII?
The MKII offers more DSP power than its predecessor, upgraded A-D/D-A conversion and also offers you an increased dynamic range. The unit also now comes in a sleek black design, which matches UA’s Apollo rackmount range.
What plug-ins come with the Apollo Twin?
The interface comes complete with the UAD Analog Classics plug-ins software bundle, with a fantastic choice of plug-ins to utilise in your DAW of choice.
Can I use multiple Apollo units together in the same system?
Yes, you can combine two Apollo interfaces into a single elegant system via FireWire or Thunderbolt. This allows you to record double the amount of instruments/mics, perfect for a full band.
*Please note - Thunderbolt cable is not included.
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 stellar next-generation A/D and D/A conversion derived from 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 DUO Core processing — and access to LUNA Recording System, 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, SSL, 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 DUO 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.
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 Classics 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.
Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, Apollo Twin MkII 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.
- DUO 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
- Realtime Analog Classics Bundle: With the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle, you get legendary compressors like the Teletronix® LA-2A and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, as well as UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.rtion, 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
An amazing audio interface, great preamp. Sounds incredible.
Just what the Recording Studio Manager needed.