Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII

Most Advanced Desktop Interface for Mac and PC

Introducing the Apollo Twin MKII, the most advanced desktop interface on the market. The MKII is a fresh take on Universal Audio’s award-winning Apollo Twin series, which now offers more features and additional DSP for advanced workflow.

Whether you're working at home or in a professional recording facility, you can record up to 10 channels utilizing the two onboard Unison Preamps and ADAT Toslink Lightpipe connection. The Apollo Twin comes with three different levels of processing power (Apollo Twin Solo, Apollo Twin Duo, Apollo Twin Quad), which allow you to record and mix with the groundbreaking UAD-2 plug-in series at nearly zero latency.

World Class A/D D/A Conversion

Arm yourself with the same high-end conversion used by some of today’s top mix engineers on countless hit records. Universal Audio takes much pride in their converters, as they always trying to exceed the standards of clarity, depth and punch. The new converters on the Apollo Twin MKII have been redesigned for a wider dynamic range and the lowest THD to date, ensuring your mixes will have more excitement and power at every stage of the tracking and mixing process.

Create A Custom Preamp Rack with Unison Technology

Universal Audio's Unison Technology is one of the strongest features offered by the Apollo Series. When engaging Unison Technology, the Apollo Twin will change the impedance, gain stage, sweet spots and component-level circuit behaviors to match the sound of some of the best preamps on the planet. Now you can record in real time with the sound of Neve, API, Universal Audio, Manely and SSL without having to break the bank.

This technology can also model some of the most sought-after guitar and bass amps from the last six decades including Fender 55’ Tweed Deluxe, Ampeg B15, Marshall Plexi, Fuchs ODS50, Engl E765 and more. Simply plug your cable into the front panel ¼” input of the Twin to turn your interface into a world-class amplifier.

The UA Apollo Twin MKII QUAD controls
A look inside the UA Apollo Twin MKII QUAD showing the quad SHARC DSP chips

Access to an Unbelievable Rack of Gear with the UAD-2 plug-in Platform

The onboard DSP of the Apollo Twin allows you to power and use UAD-2 plug-ins in real time while tracking and mixing. Now you can get the high quality sound of Neve, API, SSL, Universal Audio, Studer, Lexicon, Ocean Way Rooms, DBX, Empirical Labs, Fairchild, Pultec, Chandler, MAAG, Tube-Tech and many more. Even better, you’re not limited to one unit per mix, apply as many instances of the plug-ins as you have DSP available.

From the moment you begin using the Apollo Twin you have access to the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle which includes some of the top UAD-2 plug-ins including the 610B Preamp and EQ by Universal Audio, Raw Distortion, Softube amp room modeling, LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs and more. Right out of the box you’ll be equipped with an unbelievable rack of gear.

A glimpse at the Universal Audio Apollo product family

Improved Studio Functionality

Another major improvement on the Apollo Twin MKII is in the monitor section, which now provides the ability to Mute, DIM, switch to Mono and select alternate speakers all on the interface itself. A talkback mic has been included for easy communication with the artist or recording slate cues for post-production, freeing up a preamp to be used for recording rather than talkback. These new features along with the improved conversion and DSP put the Apollo Twin in a league of its own, making it the most advanced and powerful desktop interface on the market.

Expand as your Studio Grows

Up to six Universal Audio Apollo interfaces can be linked together and controlled through their Console 2 software, allowing you to increase the number of I/O and DSP available for tracking and mixing. Even if you add a rackmount Apollo 8, Apollo 8P or Apollo 16, you can still use the Apollo Twin MKII’s onboard DSP and Unison Preamps as well as a desktop controller for your other Apollo interfaces.

Features:

  • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • QUAD 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
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Includes free 2-meter Apple Thunderbolt cable

Realtime Analog Classics Plug-in Bundle Included with Purchase

  • UA 610-B
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE Legacy
  • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy
  • Pultec-Pro Legacy
  • Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
  • Raw Distortion
  • Softube Amp Room Half-Stack
  • Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Mod
  • Precision Delay Mod L
  • RealVerb Pro