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Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO

High-quality audio interface with two processors

With the Apollo Twin X DUO, Universal Audio offers a powerful Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with first-class A/D and D/A conversion, two Unison preamps and real-time UAD plug-ins for Mac or PC. Based on Universal Audio's 60-year tradition of audio craftsmanship, the Twin X features a 127 dB D/A dynamic range and award-winning analogue emulations, which are processed externally in real time thanks to the processors, allowing your computer to devote more capacity to other computing tasks.

Two Unison Preamps: Bring the sound of Neve, Helios, API, Manley etc. into your studio

Apollo Twin X DUO comes with two Unison mic amps and excellent mic preamp emulations from Neve Helios, API, Manley, UA and others. This means you get detailed tones of the coveted tube and solid-state microphone preamps - 100% and including input impedance, the "sweet spots" of the gain stage and component-level circuitry of the original hardware! Work virtually latency-free via emulations such as the included UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ and get an unrivalled, authentic analogue sound. Unison technology is also found on the front Hi-Z instrument input, providing perfect impedance and gain matching for guitar and bass amps from Fender, Marshall, Ampeg and many more.

Excellent A/D and D/A conversion

Universal Audio's Apollo Twin Interfaces are used every day for a wide variety of situations and particularly for recording exceptionally good sounding records - as evidenced by thousands of chart hits and hundreds of Grammy-award winning albums. But UA's engineers set out to improve on the previous generation's superior audio conversion and completely redesigned it to deliver a stunning 127dB dynamic range and -117dB of distortion. This gives the Apollo Twin X an open, organic sound that easily keeps up with dedicated high-end converters.

Real-time UAD processing

Apollo Twin X also includes the Realtime Analog Classics Suite of UAD plug-ins - the UA 610B Tube Preamp & EQ, Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp, Pultec EQs and more. So from the first minute you'll have a full virtual rack full of groundbreaking and sonically rich audio classics. The Twin X's built-in processors take the lead in processing, leaving your computer CPU more room for other important computing tasks.

What is Luna?

Luna is Universal Audio's proprietary, full-featured DAW that provides unparalleled deep integration of preamp, interface, DSP and sequencer. For the first time, Luna allows the complete recording and production process with hardware and software from a single manufacturer to be managed in a single screen window. Luna controls the microphone amplifiers in the Apollo interfaces via the famous UAD2 plug-ins, adjusts their impedance and sonic behaviour matching the emulated analogue hardware and allows monitoring of gain staging. Furthermore, the DSP cores of all Apollo interfaces and UAD DSP processors are controlled from a central location, reducing the overall latency from signal input to output to less than 2ms. Together with special Luna extensions for Neve consoles and Studer multitrack machines, for example, you can not only record like in an analogue studio, but you will sound like it!

Luna also comes with Unison microphone preamp plug-ins from Neve, Manley, API, Avalon and other well-known manufacturers and includes a whole range of newly developed instruments. These include a realistic Minimoog, a beautiful grand piano that combines sampling and physical modelling, Spitfire Audio's orchestral instruments, and a large sample library.

Luna is free of charge for owners of the newer Apollo interfaces and so no one has to get frustrated when switching: Luna supports the DAW-wide session format AAF!

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Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Overview

  • 10 x 6 Desktop Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac & Windows users
  • Premium A/D and D/A conversion derived from Apollo X rack interfaces
  • 2 Unison mic preamps with stunning emulations of classic tube and transformer mic preamps and guitar amps
  • UAD 2 DUE Core Processing for virtually latency-free work with plug-in emulations of classic compressors, EQs, tape machines, microphone and guitar amps
  • Front Unison Hi-Z instrument input
  • Front headphone output
  • Integrated talkback microphone for communication with artists and recording of guide tracks
  • Dedicated monitor functions with monitoring remote control functions and controls for mono, mute, DIM and ALT
  • Up to 8 additional digital input channels via ADAT/SPDIF connector
  • including UAD plug-in bundle "Realtime Analog Classics" with Teletronix LA-2A & 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EP and more
  • Processes UAD Powered Plugins via VST, RTAS, AU & AAX 64 in all common DAWs
  • Uncompromising analogue design, superior components and first-class manufacturing quality

Connections & integrated talkback microphone

The Apollo Twin X provides a total of 10 x6 I/Os to ensure that you remain versatile and are prepared for all common recording situations. These include two Unison preamps, two line outputs, an optical ADAT / SPDIF connector, special monitor controller functions and an integrated talkback microphone. In a compact housing - what more could you want?

Professional performance and scalability

Users can combine their audio interface with up to four Thunderbolt Apollos and six UAD-2 devices to add I/O and DSP as the studio grows. Once you expand your studio with an Apollo X rack interface, you can use the Apollo Twin X as a desktop monitor controller with additional I/O and enhanced DSP power

Included in the Realtime Analogue Classics Bundle:

  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Marshall®Plexi Classic guitar amp
  • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Raw Distortion
  • Ampeg®SVT-VR Classic bass amp
  • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)

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