Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII DUO Audio Interface with Realtime UAD Processing

 

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  • Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. This 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows features available onboard UAD-2 processing, Unison technology, and the next-generation A/D and D/A conversion you’ve heard on hundreds of hit records.

    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
    • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs
    • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality


    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.

    Included Plugins:

    • UA 610‐B
    • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
    • Fairchild 670 Legacy
    • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
    • UA 1176LN Legacy
    • UA 1176SE Legacy
    • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
    • Pultec Pro Legacy
    • Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
    • Precision Channel Strip
    • Precision Reflection Engine
    • Precision Delay Modulation
    • Precision Delay Modulation
    • UA Precision Enhancer Hz
    • Raw Distortion
    • RealVerb‐Pro

    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.

    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.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.

    Please note: This interface requires a Thunderbolt cable for operation. Cable is not included and sold separately.

  • System Requirements UAD Powered Plug-Ins Version 9.0
    MAC

    Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port
    Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, or 10.12 Sierra

    WINDOWS

    PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port
    Windows 10 w/Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)
    Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (sold separately)

    ALL

    Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
    6 gigabytes available storage
    Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
    Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended

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