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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface w/Realtime UAD-2 Core Processing

 
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The New Apollo Twin. A Next-Generation Desktop Record-Making Machine — for Mac and Windows.

Available with UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, and SOLO Core Processing
In addition to the popular UAD-2 SOLO and DUO Core models, Apollo Twin MkII is available in an ultra-powerful UAD-2 QUAD Core model, allowing more plug-in horsepower for running the most complex and convincing analog emulations on the market.

Next-Generation Apollo A/D and D/A Conversion
Apollo Twin MkII improves upon the original Apollo Twin’s gold-standard audio quality with completely redesigned A/D and D/A conversion — giving you increased dynamic range and ultra-low THD. This next-generation conversion results in breathtaking clarity, depth, and accuracy in recordings — as heard on hit records by Kendrick Lamar, Coldplay, Brad Paisley, and more.
 
Unison Mic Preamp Emulation Technology for Neve, API, Manley, UA & More
A Universal Audio breakthrough, Apollo Twin MkII’s Unison technology gives you the genuine tone of the world’s most sought-after tube and transformer-based mic preamps — including Neve, API, Manley, and UA — complete with their signature impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors.
 
Based on Apollo Twin MkII’s unrivaled hardware-software integration, Unison lets you record at near-zero latency through preamp emulations like the included UA 610-B Tube Preamp, for authentic analog sound unmatched by other interfaces. Unison technology is also found on Apollo Twin MkII’s front panel Hi-Z instrument input, providing dead-on impedance and gain matching for exclusive guitar and bass amp models from Fender,® Marshall, Ampeg, and more.
 
Realtime UAD-2 Processing — a Studio Full of Analog Sounds
Building upon the Apollo tradition, Apollo Twin MkII opens up a range of classic analog tones and color via its Realtime UAD Processing. Available with a choice of UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, or SOLO Core processing onboard, Apollo Twin lets you record through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins — at near-zero latency — including genuine analog emulations from Neve, Studer, Ampex, API, Lexicon, Manley, Fender, and more.*
 
Right out of the box, the Apollo Twin MkII includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” suite of UAD plug-ins — the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, Raw Distortion, Softube Amp Rooms, legacy LA-2A and 1176LN compressors, Pultec EQs, and more — so you have a rack full of bonafide audio classics already onboard.
 
Unlike competing interfaces, the Apollo Twin MkII powers UAD plug-ins inside all major DAWs for mixing and mastering (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64 format), greatly offloading the processing required from your host Mac or PC.
 
Built to Record: Improved Monitoring and Workflow
Apollo Twin MkII offers greatly improved monitor functionality versus the original Apollo Twin — with Mute, DIM, Mono, and ALT speaker switching. It also includes monitor remote controls and a built-in talkback mic for easy communication with talent and/or recording slate cues. These features, combined with Apollo Twin MkII’s scalability, make it the new standard for professional desktop recording.
 
Professional Performance and Scalability with Console 2
Users of Apollo Twin MkII can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Once you expand your studio with an Apollo 8, 8p, or 16 rackmount unit, you can use Apollo Twin as a desktop monitor control while still tapping its additional I/O and DSP power.

Features:
•         Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
•         Available UAD-2 QUAD, DUO, or SOLO 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
•         Includes Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy versions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, Raw Distortion, 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

*Apollo Twin MkII includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle.
 
Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Bundle:
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifer (Legacy)
  • Raw Distortion
  • Softube Amp Room Half-Stack (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
  • Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
  • 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)
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler


Get your universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface w/Realtime UAD-2 Core Processing today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct!  

Things You Will Get:

  • Apollo Twin MkII Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Power Supply
  • Realtime Analog Classics Bundle

Apollo thunderbolt

5

Apollo upped the ante on the new Twin's. The converters are great and these are the best interfaces under a grand! Another really great thing....they have built in processors so when use use UA plugins, they do not bog down your computer like other formats tend to do.

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

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Best Interface Around!

5

Look no further, you have would the best one! This is the one to get. Great sound and quality, easy to use with no frills. What else do you need! I would recommend to a friend.

jeremy

sam ash nyc

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Crazily remarkable

5

Universal Audio makes great products and the new MkII of the Apollo Twin line blew me away. The new converters that have been implemented in it gave me a whole new tone that I didn't know I was looking for. The built in talkback feature makes things incredibly easy while I'm in the control room and my vocalist is in the booth. Thanks to Universal Audio I have obtained a new sound and new way of looking at interfaces in general.

Drew Hammerjohn

Indianapolis, IN

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Amazing interface

5

This year Universal Audio updated their Apollo Twin models and the improvements are greatly appreciated. Instead of getting an Apollo Twin for a PC and one for a MAC, the new thunderbolt/usb 3.1 system now lets you use the interface for both systems. The new models now also come in a quad core version which makes recording even easy and allows for more workload to be taken off the computer and into the interface. A must have.

Tim

Edison, NJ

Apollo Twin MkII Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface w/Realtime UAD-2 Core Processing

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Included Software Realtime Analog Classics Bundle
Outputs 2 line outputs; headphone output
Compatible File Type VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64 format
Inputs 2 premium Unison mic/line preamps; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input; Built-in talkback mic
Series Twin
Model MKII
Thunderbolt Yes
Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Optical I/O Yes
Warranty Info:

One Year Parts and Labor Warranty