Apollo Twin Mk II | Thunderbolt Audio Interface | Universal Audio (2022)

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Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic Analog Sound and DUO Core Processing. Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows — delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. Record with world-class Apollo A/D and D/A conversion — as heard on hundreds of hitrecords Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD-2 devices over Thunderbolt, adding DSP and I/O as your studiogrows Mix with UAD plug‑ins like the included Teletronix® LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and 610‑BPreamp Includes LUNA Recording System for a fully-integrated and inspiring music productionworkstation Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, SSL, API & Manley Preamps A Full Suite of ClassicAnalog Processing Onboard Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion Apollo: The Choice of New-SchoolProfessionals “Everyone assumes I use a lot of outboard gear, but with Apollo Twin and UAD plug-ins, Iget incredible sounds on the go, anywhere.” –Louis Bell (Post Malone, DJ Snake, Cardi B) “Having the Apollo with UAD plug-ins at my disposal is like carrying a giant studio with outboard racks at all times. Minus the tech fees, down time, and electricity bill!” –Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Fun.) “With the Apollo 8 in the studio and an Apollo Twin on the go, I know I've got the best sound quality and an incredible arsenal of plug-ins — wherever I'm working.” –Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz And The Tantrums) “My Apollos are my sound.Where I go, they go.” –Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, Eminem) “I knew about the ingredients of Apollo, but this is truly a special dish. The Apollo just set a new standard of excellence for audio interfaces, in terms of both its sound and its feature set.” –Fab Dupont (Shakira, Santigold, Jennifer Lopez) “Apollo is a platform that grows more powerful with every innovation – the UAD plug-in processing onboard has changed the way I work forever.” –Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley, Buddy Guy) “Using my Apollos and Console 2.0, I'm able to front a live mix, create a monitor mix, and record, all at the same time. That’s pretty awesome.” –Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop, U2) “The Apollo's ability to do low latency –Imeanthat's the whole ballgame rightthere.” –Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck, Other Lives) “The Apollo is the best I/O we've ever used, and we've tried them all. It has an incredibly clean, transparent, and accurate sound.” –The Glitch Mob “I’m totally blown away by the stunning sound quality of the Apollo. The ability to use UAD plug-ins in real-time is pure genius. It’s the centerpiece of my newstudio.” –Richard Devine “The Apollo has some of the better preamps I've ever heard – lots of headroom, quiet at high-gains, and the converters are really sweetsounding.” –Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton) “The Apollo is a powerhouse and a game changer for mystudio.” –Grieves Improved Monitoring and Built‑In TalkbackMic Create with a Fast, Natural WorkflowinLUNA Build a Networked Studio Now with Vintage Amps A Sleek, Low-latency App Available as Apollo Heritage Edition Apollo Twin Setup Apollo Artist Sessions Watch The Reviews Customer Reviews R. Sortwell Amazin N. Cifaldi There's a reason it's become a staple! F. Petry The best desktop interface. M. Jonkergouw (Used) Twin MkII Quad volume knob issues M. Shevach Apollo twin A. Spencer 2nd time lucky Realtime Analog ClassicsBundle UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ Marshall® Plexi ClassicAmplifier Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier(Legacy) 1176SE/LN® Classic Limiting Amplifiers(Legacy) Pultec® Pro Equalizers(Legacy) Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic BassAmp Precision Mix RackCollection Raw Distortion RealVerb Pro Features Customer Reviews Apollo Twin MkII Apollo Twin MkII Overall Rating R. Sortwell Amazin N. Cifaldi There's a reason it's become a staple! F. Petry The best desktop interface. M. Jonkergouw (Used) Twin MkII Quad volume knob issues M. Shevach Apollo twin A. Spencer 2nd time lucky a. Huhtala Love it F. Farkas František Farkas n. newville The best M. Castonguay Best interface, unbeatable J. Nava It´s awesome A. Spencer Defective ex display unit A. Mead A Real Step Up in Quality I. Kravchenko I love the Twin and UAD plugins so far E. Rojas No puedo volver a registrar P. Toth My centerpiece C. Benayas spectacular. The best I have ever used. H. Paxeos Apollo Twin MkII C. Head Love it! F. PLAATE Amazing!! FAQs Videos

Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic
Analog Sound and DUO Core Processing.

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Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows — delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin MkII starts with two Unison-enabled mic preamps and stellar next-generation A/D and D/A conversion derived from UA’s flagship Apollo 8, 8p, and 16. Together with its included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins — which you can track through in real time with UAD-2 DUO Core processing — and access to LUNA Recording System, Apollo Twin MkII is born to makerecords.

Record with world-class Apollo A/D and D/A conversion — as heard on hundreds of hitrecords

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Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD-2 devices over Thunderbolt, adding DSP and I/O as your studiogrows

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Mix with UAD plug‑ins like the included Teletronix® LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and 610‑BPreamp

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Includes LUNA Recording System for a fully-integrated and inspiring music productionworkstation

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Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, SSL, API & Manley Preamps

Apollo Twin MkII features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, SSL, API, Manley, and Universal Audio. An Apollo exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the originalhardware.

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 DUO Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input, and tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded micpreamps.

Watch the Unison Shoot Out (hardware vs. software) video

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A Full Suite of Classic
Analog Processing Onboard

Right out of the box, Apollo Twin MkII provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analogsound.

See Included Plug-Ins|Watch the live tracking video

Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins

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Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, Apollo Twin MkII lets you tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.

With exclusive emulations from Neve, Studer, Manley, API, Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more,* it’s like having an endless analog studio, right on your desktop. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

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Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion

Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its 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 your recordings.

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Apollo: The Choice of New-SchoolProfessionals

Apollo is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals, used to record landmark albums by Kendrick Lamar (DAMN.), Chris Stapleton (From A Room: Volume 1), Arcade Fire (Everything Now), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys), and many more. The Apollo range of interfaces has earned numerous industry awards from Sound on Sound, Future Music, and Electronic Musician — as well as the prestigious TEC Award for computer audio hardware five yearsrunning.

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Everyone assumes I use a lot of outboard gear, but with Apollo Twin and UAD plug-ins, Iget incredible sounds on the go, anywhere.
–Louis Bell (Post Malone, DJ Snake, Cardi B)

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Having the Apollo with UAD plug-ins at my disposal is like carrying a giant studio with outboard racks at all times. Minus the tech fees, down time, and electricity bill!
–Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Fun.)

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With the Apollo 8 in the studio and an Apollo Twin on the go, I know I've got the best sound quality and an incredible arsenal of plug-ins — wherever I'm working.
–Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz And The Tantrums)

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My Apollos are my sound.
Where I go, they go.
–Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, Eminem)

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I knew about the ingredients of Apollo, but this is truly a special dish. The Apollo just set a new standard of excellence for audio interfaces, in terms of both its sound and its feature set.
–Fab Dupont (Shakira, Santigold, Jennifer Lopez)

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Apollo is a platform that grows more powerful with every innovation – the UAD plug-in processing onboard has changed the way I work forever.
–Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley, Buddy Guy)

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Using my Apollos and Console 2.0, I'm able to front a live mix, create a monitor mix, and record, all at the same time. That’s pretty awesome.
–Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop, U2)

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The Apollo's ability to do low latency –Imeanthat's the whole ballgame rightthere.
–Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck, Other Lives)

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The Apollo is the best I/O we've ever used, and we've tried them all. It has an incredibly clean, transparent, and accurate sound.
–The Glitch Mob

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I’m totally blown away by the stunning sound quality of the Apollo. The ability to use UAD plug-ins in real-time is pure genius. It’s the centerpiece of my newstudio.
–Richard Devine

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The Apollo has some of the better preamps I've ever heard – lots of headroom, quiet at high-gains, and the converters are really sweetsounding.
–Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton)

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Improved Monitoring and Built‑In TalkbackMic

The new Apollo Twin MkII offers greatly improved monitor functionality versus the original — with Mute, DIM, Mono, and ALT speaker switching. It also includes dedicated 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 desktoprecording.

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Create with a Fast, Natural WorkflowinLUNA

Explore analog sound and workflows with LUNA, UA’s Mac‑based recording application for producers and musicians, composers, sound designers, andmore.

Designed for seamless integration with Apollo audio interfaces, LUNA gives your recordings big studio sound with built‑in extensions from Neve,® Studer,® and API® —plus inspiring instruments like Moog® Minimoog and Ravel grandpiano.

Explore LUNA ›

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Build a Networked Studio

Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Apollo Twin MkII makes the perfect intelligent desktop controller for a full Apollo system.

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Now with Vintage Amps

Apollo Twin MkII also includes Unison technology on its front panel instrument input, giving you access to dead-on emulations of guitar and bass amps like the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe, Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959, and the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier.

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A Sleek, Low-latency App

With Apollo Twin MkII's Console 2.0 application — a complete re-imagining of Apollo’s original Console software — you can take advantage of over 25 user-requested features such as Channel Strip presets, Drag & Drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, andmore.

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Available as Apollo Heritage Edition

Featuring 5 premium UAD titles— including complete plug-in Collections of our award-winning Teletronix® and UA 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, UA 610 mic preamps, and more — Apollo Heritage Edition gives you a curated analog studio, right out of thebox.

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Apollo Twin Setup

Learn to use Apollo Twin as producer/engineer Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, Mark Ronson) demonstrates basic setup, routing, and recording with UAD plug‑ins.

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Apollo Artist Sessions

Watch producer/engineer FabDupont (JenniferLopez, DavidCrosby) record Latin superstars MonsieurPeriné live in Colombia with ApolloX audiointerfaces.

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Watch The Reviews



      Customer Reviews

      R. Sortwell

      July 26, 2022

      (Video) Universal Audio Apollo Twin Audio Interface | Review, Setup, & Test

      Amazin

      Great sound and easy to use

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      N. Cifaldi

      July 15, 2022

      There's a reason it's become a staple!

      Can't really get a much better small format interface. Now with spark you can mix DSP/native plugins for more flexibility too. Sounds incredible...

      Read More

      F. Petry

      July 9, 2022

      The best desktop interface.

      Great sounding converters, great neutral preamps (and good sounding) and also the best instrument input on any interface. And with the Unison plugins it puts the competition to shame. You...

      Read More

      M. Jonkergouw

      July 6, 2022

      (Used) Twin MkII Quad volume knob issues

      I owned the original silver MkI Duo for many years but ran quickly out of DSPs so I recently bought a second hand (used market) MkII Quad and it's basically the same device albeit with more...

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      M. Shevach

      June 29, 2022

      Apollo twin

      This is interface is just amazing But one small disappointment. The power cable is really poor for that high quality product

      Read More

      A. Spencer

      June 10, 2022

      2nd time lucky

      Bought a second one of these after the first one was defective. Works great, sounds great. Really glad i gave these a second shot....

      Read More

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      Realtime Analog ClassicsBundle

      With the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle, you get legendary compressors like the Teletronix® LA-2A and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, as well as UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQplug-in.

      • UA 610‐B
      • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
      • 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 L
      • Raw Distortion
      • RealVerb‐Pro
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      UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

      Impart your tracks with the iconic warmth and character of the classic hardware used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects organic detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s Unison™technology.

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      Marshall® Plexi ClassicAmplifier

      The undisputed alpha dog of rock and roll guitar amps, the Marshall “plexi” amplifier is as legendary as the music it helped create. From Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, Duane Allman to Eric Clapton, the Plexi’s punishing melange of snarl, sustain, smoothness, and raunch defined the sound of rock. Developed by Softube, the Marshall Plexi Classic Amp plug-in gives you the sound of this iconic amp with a perfectly placed microphone from engineer Tony Platt who recorded AC/DC’s Back in Black and Highway toHell.

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      Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier(Legacy)

      With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world — especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, andmore.

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      1176SE/LN® Classic Limiting Amplifiers(Legacy)

      Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world’s most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and MichaelJackson.

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      Pultec® Pro Equalizers(Legacy)

      Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made — the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analogcharacter.

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      Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic BassAmp

      Introduced in 1969, the Ampeg SVT bass amp is still the reigning king of high-powered tube bass tone. Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-in perfectly captures the raw power and punch that has made this the go-to amp for rock, funk, and soul players. Track in real time using Unison™ preamp technology for the tone, touch, and feel of a real SVT bass amp, or transform bland DI tracks with the thunderous roar of a stone coldclassic.

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      Precision Mix RackCollection

      Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set — perfect for beginners and seasoned professionalsalike.

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      Raw Distortion

      Modeled from a vintage early-’80s Pro Co Rat, Raw Distortion delivers all the gritty dynamic raunch of the legendary stompbox. And with Unison™ technology, you can plug in to Apollo Twin, 8, or 8p’s front-panel Hi-Z instrument jack and experience the same circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points for the true tone, feel, and response of the originalhardware.

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      RealVerb Pro

      RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb based on UA’s own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond simply big/small or dark/bright, giving your sources distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverbtail.

      (Video) Review - Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII

      Features

      Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion

      Available UAD-2 DUO 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

      Includes access to LUNA Recording System for a fully-integrated, analog inspired Apollo workflow

      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 the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

      Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

      Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

      Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

      To see full system requirements, click here.

      Customer Reviews

      Apollo Twin MkII

      Overall Rating

      4.8/5

      (1201 reviews)

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      R. Sortwell

      July 26, 2022

      Amazin

      Great sound and easy to use

      N. Cifaldi

      July 15, 2022

      There's a reason it's become a staple!

      Can't really get a much better small format interface. Now with spark you can mix DSP/native plugins for more flexibility too. Sounds incredible

      F. Petry

      July 9, 2022

      The best desktop interface.

      Great sounding converters, great neutral preamps (and good sounding) and also the best instrument input on any interface. And with the Unison plugins it puts the competition to shame. You will not believe how good it sounds. I record since tape age (1988) and used a big variety of equipment. If you want a real swiss knife interface that can replace an entire rack of good equipment go no further. This is your option.

      M. Jonkergouw

      July 6, 2022

      (Used) Twin MkII Quad volume knob issues

      I owned the original silver MkI Duo for many years but ran quickly out of DSPs so I recently bought a second hand (used market) MkII Quad and it's basically the same device albeit with more cores and (slightly) improved AD-DA converters according to UA. The only thing that really, really bothered me was the excessive 'play' on the volume knob. Although it does not have a clickable volume knob like the MkI does (for muting), the play was s-o-o-o bad I felt the urge to mount a 35mm flat needle bearing inside of the volume knob to stabalize the wobble. Apart from this, the MkII is a work of art.

      M. Shevach

      Apollo twin

      This is interface is just amazing
      But one small disappointment. The power cable is really poor for that high quality product

      A. Spencer

      June 10, 2022

      2nd time lucky

      Bought a second one of these after the first one was defective. Works great, sounds great.
      Really glad i gave these a second shot.

      a. Huhtala

      June 8, 2022

      Love it

      Fantastic product

      F. Farkas

      June 1, 2022

      (Video) Universal Audio Apollo Twin MK II Quad Hindi Review and Quality Test | Best Audio Interface

      František Farkas

      Best of the Best. Thank Youuuu

      n. newville

      May 27, 2022

      The best

      This is the best interface I’ve ever owned. After having this for a month I’m completely sold on saving up for the 8. Wish I would have got this years ago

      M. Castonguay

      May 26, 2022

      Best interface, unbeatable

      Amazing interface!!

      J. Nava

      May 19, 2022

      It´s awesome

      This is the best analog gear upgrade i have had in a long time.

      A. Spencer

      May 13, 2022

      Defective ex display unit

      First ever UA purchase. Bought as ex display model (purported "great condition") from Ebay, it played all my computer audio in slow motion.
      Contacted UA tech support, they were quick to respond and helpful, spent 2 weeks going back and forth with attempted fixes involving 3 different computers Probably 15-20 hours total time spent troubleshooting - all to no avail.
      UA finally conceded it was a defective unit and suggested I just return it for a refund.
      That's it.
      Obviously I expected more from both the UA hardware/software (i.e. for it to work at all), but beyond that, given the time I spent, hassle, and degree of frustration & disappointment with what was my first ever UA purchase, I expected them to care more.
      It just seemed like 'buyer beware, tough luck...buy our stuff in future", which for a market leader in audio hardware/software is pretty underwhelming.

      A. Mead

      May 13, 2022

      A Real Step Up in Quality

      I'm loving the UAD Apollo and it's Console -> Logic integration. Recorded a couple of songs and I can't say without doubt the quality of input has made a massive difference in audio quality but also how easy it was to dial in a top quality sound.

      I. Kravchenko

      May 12, 2022

      I love the Twin and UAD plugins so far

      So far I really like how SSL channel strip sounds, which I now use for live sound and for mixing. Looking forward to use more plugins.
      One thing I wish wasn't artificially limited, is an ability to use two Apollo Twin interfaces. It does not make sense why this won't work. So I use the second Twin as preamp-only for now.

      E. Rojas

      May 6, 2022

      No puedo volver a registrar

      Tengo una apollo twin y no puedo volver a registrar a mi cuenta de siempre.

      P. Toth

      April 25, 2022

      My centerpiece

      For years now, I use the Apollo for the centerpiece of my studio - with the Console, I can route everything just as I want, from my mics and synth to the ext rack effects. And of course, the plug-ins are just the best.

      C. Benayas

      April 10, 2022

      spectacular. The best I have ever used.

      It has been an incredible change to switch to Universal Audio in sound quality and working possibilities.

      H. Paxeos

      March 31, 2022

      Apollo Twin MkII

      I heard a lot before I took it that it is the best you can have for a sound card and so I said to make the purchase of the market with a little reservation. I inform you that I did not regret it even for a moment, the simulations I need are as if I have the analog machines, the delay no longer exists. With my eyes closed, I recommend it to everyone now. After I made the purchase and I have it now I can show it to all my friends and share the experience with them.

      C. Head

      March 28, 2022

      Love it!

      Love it!!

      F. PLAATE

      March 21, 2022

      Amazing!!

      I always heard about universal audio products wonderful things and now I can see it, it sounds exquisite! My apollo twin mk2 has everything I need to produce!

      FAQs

      Is the Universal Audio Apollo Twin worth it? ›

      The Apollo Twin Mk2 is one of the best audio interfaces you'll ever use. It's still a difficult purchase for some people, though, because it's in a tricky price range. It's well worth the money, but it's also well beyond the average beginner budget.

      Can I use Universal Audio plugins without Apollo? ›

      Unfortunately, no. UAD plugins are only processed by Apollo/UAD-2 DSP Accelerator inside of UAD devices.

      Can you use Apollo twin without software? ›

      Console controls Apollo Twin USB's digital mixer so you can monitor Apollo Twin USB's inputs (with or without Realtime UAD Processing) without using any other audio software such as a DAW.

      Can I use Apollo twin with USB C? ›

      Apollo Twin is compatible with all Apple Mac computers that have an available Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2, or Thunderbolt 3 port. For Mac computers that feature Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C, a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter is required.

      Does Apollo twin sound better than focusrite? ›

      While both Audio Interfaces are good options for home recording, the Apollo Twin MKII has much better sounding preamps and also better A/D and D/A conversion, and it can run plugins all on its own, which is something the Scarlett 2i2 can't, plus it also has more features in general at the expense of having a higher ...

      Why are UAD audio interfaces so expensive? ›

      The UAD Twin interfaces have 2 analog inputs plus 10 digital inputs, but more interestingly, DSPs for running their plugins on Inputs in real-time/no-latency ( like the ProTools cards ). Hence the price, although I think they're still a bit overpriced..

      Are UAD plugins free with Apollo twin? ›

      All newly registered UAD-2 / Apollo products come with an included plug-in bundle free of charge. These bundles are a great way for new users to get started with UAD plug-ins right out of the box without the need for an additional purchase.

      How do I get the UAD plugin for free? ›

      How It Works. Enter your friends' email addresses below. When they register a new UA Audio Interface or UAD Accelerator within 90 days using the email address you provide, they get to pick a FREE UAD plug‑in. Once your friends' registration is complete, you'll get an email to claim your FREEUAD plug‑in.

      How many UAD plugins can Apollo Twin Run? ›

      Can I run multiple UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware devices (including Apollo, Satellites and PCIe card models) simultaneously? Absolutely. You can combine up to six UAD-2 DSP Accelerators within the same system, depending on your available Thunderbolt/FireWire/USB ports and/or PCIe slots bandwidth.

      How do I use Universal Audio Apollo Twin? ›

      How to Setup and Record with Apollo Interfaces and Console Software ft ...

      Can you use other plugins with Apollo? ›

      When transferring a used UAD-2 or Apollo device to another user, the seller has the option to include their purchased UAD plug-ins with the transfer. In order to transfer both the hardware and plug-ins to the buyer, the seller must submit a transfer request and specify to include their additional plug-ins.

      Can I use Apollo without console? ›

      Apollo Twin X and UAD plug-ins can also be used with a DAW without the use of Console.

      Can I use Apollo twin without Thunderbolt? ›

      Connecting Apollo Twin to the computer

      - The host computer must have an available Thunderbolt 3 port. - A qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter is required.

      Does Universal Audio work with PC? ›

      The latest UAD software is compatible with Windows 10 64-bit Edition, Windows 11 and all Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo and UAD-2 products (Apollo X series, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, Apollo 16 MkII, Apollo Twin, Apollo Twin MkII, Apollo Solo, Arrow, UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt, and first-generation silver Apollo/Apollo 16 ...

      Why is the Apollo interface so good? ›

      IMPECCABLE SOUND QUALITY

      What this means for you is that you'll hear every detail in your music — essential for professional recording or mixing. With clear, dynamic sound reproduction, Apollo interfaces give you the perfect sonic canvas to paint with.

      Why is the Apollo twin so good? ›

      The Apollo Twin is a well-thought-out portable interface that is a pleasure to use. It offers uncompromising audio quality and access to UA's excellent library of Powered Plug-ins, along with the intriguing possibilities of the new Unison preamp modelling.

      What is the best sounding audio interface? ›

      What Are The 7 Best Professional Audio Interfaces?
      • RME Babyface Pro FS (Our Pick)
      • Universal Audio Apollo Twin X (Most Versatile)
      • Apogee Symphony Desktop (Premium Choice)
      • PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 (Best Value)
      • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen.
      • SSL 2+
      • Mackie Onyx Producer 2-2 USB.
      4 Aug 2022

      How much better is the Apollo than focusrite? ›

      With a large difference in price, one would expect a large difference in features, and there is. On the hardware, the Apollo has a lot more to offer in terms of control and routing options. Whilst both units have 2 mic/line inputs, the Apollo has a third dedicated to a Hi-Z guitar input.

      Is a universal audio interface worth it? ›

      Universal Audio interfaces are worth it because of their Unison preamps. When it comes to bridging the gap between the world of hardware/software, Universal Audio truly has vision like no other company. One of the features that distinguish them from all their competitors is their patented Unison preamps.

      What interface is better than Scarlett? ›

      If the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is unavailable, or if you need something with a built-in MIDI interface, the PreSonus AudioBox iTwo is a great alternative. It has the same iOS, macOS, and Windows functionality and portability as the 2i2, and its preamps have enough power to support condenser mics.

      Can I use my UAD plugins without hardware? ›

      All You Need To Know About UAD Spark

      With the UAD Spark subscription, you can use all of UA's native plugins in your DAW of choice without any hardware required.

      What plugins come with Apollo Twin MkII? ›

      Right out of the box, Apollo Twin MkII provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world's only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp.

      Why are UAD plugins so good? ›

      Universal Audio plugins are better because of the integration with Unison-enabled preamps. Now we're getting into the main feature that makes Universal Audio unique. Most of their audio interfaces are equipped with Unison-enabled preamps which have single-handedly revolutionized the realm of analog modelling.

      How many UAD devices can I connect? ›

      You can have up to six UAD-2 / Apollo devices registered to a single system within your account, even if that system also holds UAD-1 hardware.

      Is UAD only Mac? ›

      Yes, UADx plug-ins are now available for both Windows and Mac.

      Is the Apollo Twin a preamp? ›

      Apollo Twin features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, SSL, API, Manley, and Universal Audio.

      Are UAD plugins the best? ›

      Now, for over 20 years, UAD has been at the top of the software game, emulating dozens of classic pieces of analog gear. These are 12 of the best UAD plugins in 2022.

      Do UAD plugins use computer CPU? ›

      UADx plugins run on your computer's processor and therefore do not require that a UAD-2 device be connected to the computer to function. On the other hand, UAD-2 plug-in processing is handled by UAD-2 device's internal DSP accelerator cores.

      What is so good about the Apollo twin? ›

      The Apollo Twin is a well-thought-out portable interface that is a pleasure to use. It offers uncompromising audio quality and access to UA's excellent library of Powered Plug-ins, along with the intriguing possibilities of the new Unison preamp modelling.

      How much better is the Apollo than focusrite? ›

      With a large difference in price, one would expect a large difference in features, and there is. On the hardware, the Apollo has a lot more to offer in terms of control and routing options. Whilst both units have 2 mic/line inputs, the Apollo has a third dedicated to a Hi-Z guitar input.

      Are UAD plugins free with Apollo twin? ›

      All newly registered UAD-2 / Apollo products come with an included plug-in bundle free of charge. These bundles are a great way for new users to get started with UAD plug-ins right out of the box without the need for an additional purchase.

      Are UAD plugins the best? ›

      Now, for over 20 years, UAD has been at the top of the software game, emulating dozens of classic pieces of analog gear. These are 12 of the best UAD plugins in 2022.

      Why does Apollo Twin get so hot? ›

      For those of you who have Apollo twins running hot this is normal. I mailed UA earlier and this is the reply I got. "The Apollo will get warm (to hot) while powered on - this is normal and the unit is designed to operate within these temperatures ranges." Phew!

      What can I use Apollo Twin for? ›

      How to Setup and Record with Apollo Interfaces and Console Software ft ...

      What is the difference between Apollo twin and mk2? ›

      The main difference between the Apollo Twin X vs MkII is Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. That's it. The latest edition, the Twin X, was upgraded for Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, whereas the previous edition, the Apollo MkII, was built for Thunderbolt 2.

      Which is the best audio interface in the world? ›

      Best audio interfaces: Reviews & Recommendations
      • Best professional: Apogee Element 88.
      • Best for livestreaming: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.
      • Best for home studios: PreSonus Quantum 2626.
      • Best for guitar: IK Multimedia iRig HD 2.
      • Best budget: PreSonus AudioBox USB.
      13 Sept 2022

      What is the best sounding audio interface? ›

      What Are The 7 Best Professional Audio Interfaces?
      • RME Babyface Pro FS (Our Pick)
      • Universal Audio Apollo Twin X (Most Versatile)
      • Apogee Symphony Desktop (Premium Choice)
      • PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 (Best Value)
      • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen.
      • SSL 2+
      • Mackie Onyx Producer 2-2 USB.
      4 Aug 2022

      What is the best audio interface in 2022? ›

      The Best USB Audio Interfaces for Home Studios in 2022
      • Universal Audio Apollo Solo Heritage Edition. ...
      • Apogee Symphony Desktop. ...
      • Antelope Audio Zen Go. ...
      • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. ...
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      • Arturia AudioFuse Rev2. ...
      • PreSonus Studio 24C. Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo. ...
      • MOTU M2. Inputs: 2 x XLR-¼” combo.

      Can I use my UAD plugins without hardware? ›

      All You Need To Know About UAD Spark

      With the UAD Spark subscription, you can use all of UA's native plugins in your DAW of choice without any hardware required.

      What plugins come with Apollo Twin MkII? ›

      Right out of the box, Apollo Twin MkII provides a suite of incredible analog emulation plug-ins including the world's only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp.

      How many UAD plugins can Apollo Twin Run? ›

      Can I run multiple UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware devices (including Apollo, Satellites and PCIe card models) simultaneously? Absolutely. You can combine up to six UAD-2 DSP Accelerators within the same system, depending on your available Thunderbolt/FireWire/USB ports and/or PCIe slots bandwidth.

      Is Universal Audio good? ›

      UAD Apollo Value

      It's certainly many times more expensive than an entry level audio interface, but it's also worth every penny. In terms of quality, you'll never out grow it. In terms of plugins, it's a great deal. The two limiting factors are the number of inputs/outputs, and the processing power.

      Does UAD have autotune? ›

      Simply place Auto-Tune Realtime Advance in the UA Console app, select the song's key, and you're on your way to crafting perfectly tuned vocal tracks.

      How do I get the UAD plugin for free? ›

      How It Works. Enter your friends' email addresses below. When they register a new UA Audio Interface or UAD Accelerator within 90 days using the email address you provide, they get to pick a FREE UAD plug‑in. Once your friends' registration is complete, you'll get an email to claim your FREEUAD plug‑in.

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