Universal Audio Announces Apollo Twin Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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At the 2014 NAMM Show, Universal Audio introduced the Apollo Twin High-Resolution Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing. The 2×6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac combines the 24/192 kHz audio conversion of Universal Audio’s Apollo series with onboard Realtime UAD SOLO or DUO Processing.

The Apollo Twin allows Mac users to record in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins available in the UA Online Store, including titles from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon, API and more.

Apollo Twin also introduces new Unison technology – which uses Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing to recreate the tone of classic tube and solid state mic preamps, including their impedance, gain stage ‘sweet spots,’ and component-level circuit behaviors.

Apollo Twin will ship with Universal Audio’s Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, the all-new 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, and more.

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Here’s the official intro video:

Features:

  • Desktop 2×6 Thunderbolt audio interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
  • Thunderbolt connection for blazing-fast PCIe speed and rock-solid performance on modern Macs
  • New Unison technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps
  • 2 premium 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 connection
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, 610-B Tube Preamp, and more
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Audio Units, VST, RTAS & AAX 64
  • Available with either UAD-2 SOLO or UAD-2 DUO DSP processing onboard

The Apollo Twin is available in both SOLO and DUO models (with either one or two Analog Devices SHARC processors, respectively), with estimated street prices of $699 (SOLO) and $899 (DUO). See the Universal Audio site for more info.

One thought on “Universal Audio Announces Apollo Twin Thunderbolt Audio Interface

  1. Unfortunately no Windows support. I read, however, this is at no fault of UAD because they are waiting for MIcrosoft to stop dragging its feet with Thunderbolt.

    Personally, I would jump on this in a heartbeat if there was Windows support. I have an expresscard to thunderbolt adapter running stable with a UAD2 Solo Laptop card but would love the ability to bundle both a high quality audio interface with DSP to run my UAD plugins and the TWin is priced just right.

    Heres hoping for PC support before years end :\

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