2 Input/6 Output, Low Latency High-Resolution Audio, Headphone Output


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The Apollo Twin DUO Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing from Universal Audio is a Thunderbolt audio interface capable of capturing your audio in up to 24-bit/192 kHz with realtime, low-latency UAD plug-in processing. It features Universal Audio's Unison technology, which, in conjunction with their UAD plug-ins, is capable of emulating a range of tube and solid-state microphone preamps, including their impedance and gain-stage sweet spots.

The Apollo Twin includes the Realtime Analogue Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveller, the 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Programme Equaliser, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, and the 610-B Tube Preamp.

Key Features

Record and Mix with 24-bit/192 kHz Sound Quality

  • The Apollo Twin gives you 24-bit/192 kHz sound and clarity. Its mic preamps, input stage, and audio conversion are identical to the Apollo series, translating into recordings with depth and punch. Digitally controlled analogue monitor outputs provide full resolution audio (without digital scaling) at all listening levels - letting you create better mixes in real-world environments

A Complete Analogue Studio with Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing

  • Imagine having access to a classic analogue recording studio, right on your desktop. Apollo Twin lets you record and mix through the full range of UAD Powered plug-ins - including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more - at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size. With UAD plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Moog, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more, Apollo Twin can provide analogue tone and warmth. The key is its onboard UAD-2 DUO DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host CPU. Apollo Twin includes the "Realtime Analogue Classics" plug-in bundle, featuring a choice selection of vintage compressors, EQs and reverb, plus guitar amps and tube mic preamp emulation. From there, you can choose from a vast and expanding collection of plug-ins in the UA Online Store

Track Through Classic Mic Preamps Using Unison Technology

  • Unison technology allows Apollo Twin's mic preamps to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps - including their all-important impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and circuit behaviours. Based on integration between Apollo's digitally controlled analogue mic preamps and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets you track through colourful preamp emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in

Thunderbolt Connection to Your Mac

  • Apollo Twin's Thunderbolt connection features PCIe audio drivers for high-bandwidth, low-latency performance on all Thunderbolt-equipped Macs. Because Thunderbolt offers 12x the bandwidth of FireWire 800, you can connect numerous devices in line with Apollo Twin - including hard drives and HDMI/USB3 hubs

I/O Connections

  • Apollo Twin is a 2-in/6-out interface with two mic/line preamps, two analogue line outputs, two digitally controlled analogue monitor outputs, and up to eight additional channels of digital inputs via Optical connection. Its conveniently located Hi-Z instrument input and headphone jack allow you to capture inspiration the moment it strikes

Console Application and Console Recall Plug-In

  • The Console application is Apollo Twin's software control interface. Its analogue console-style design provides "realtime" tracking and monitoring with UAD Powered Plug-Ins - a feature not found in any other interface. Complete Apollo Twin Console setups can be saved as presets, or even saved within your sessions using the Console Recall plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX 64). This enables hardware recall of all Apollo Twin settings, even months and years after you last opened your session

Compatible with Any Mac DAW

  • Apollo Twin is compatible with all major Mac DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic, GarageBand, Cubase, Live, and more - allowing integration no matter what recording software you use

Key Features

  • Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
  • Two mic/line preamps; two line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphones output
  • Two digitally controlled analogue monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
  • Up to eight channels of additional digital input via Optical connection
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Audio Units, VST, RTAS & AAX64 in all major DAWs

Audio Interface

  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length
  • Up to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels
  • Two balanced mic/line inputs
  • One Hi-Z instrument input
  • Digitally-controlled stereo monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone outputs
  • Line outputs 3-4 Eight channels ADAT optical with S/MUX for high sample rates, or
  • Two channels S/PDIF optical with sample rate conversion
  • 64-bit device drivers
  • PCIe audio drivers

Monitoring

  • Digitally-controlled analogue monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity
  • Independently-addressable stereo headphone outputs
  • Independently-addressable line outputs 3-4 can be used for additional cue mix
  • Front panel control of monitor levels and muting

UAD-2 Inside

  • Realtime UAD Processing on all analogue and digital inputs
  • Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 devices when used with DAW
  • Includes UAD Powered Plug-Ins "Realtime Analogue Classics" bundle
  • Complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is available online

Specifications

I/O
2x Combo XLR/TRS mic/line inputs
1x 1/4" (6.3 mm) Hi-Z input
2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS balanced line outputs (independent mix buses)
2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS balanced (one stereo pair, independent L/R mix buses)
1x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS unbalanced stereo headphone output (independent L/R mix buses)
1x TOSLINK optical, ADAT or S/PDIF selectable digital input
1x Thunderbolt port, Thunderbolt 2 compatible
Conversion
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Bit-Depth per Sample: 24-bits
Simultaneous A/D Conversion: 2 channels
Simultaneous D/A Conversion: 6 channels
Analogue Round-Trip Latency: 1.1 ms @ 96 kHz
Analogue Round-Trip Latency with 4 Serial UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Console Application: 1.1 ms @ 96 kHz
Line Inputs
Line Inputs 1 & 2:
Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs): 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced
Dynamic Range: 117.5 dB, A-weighted
Signal to Noise Ratio: 117.5 dB, A-weighted
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -108 dBFS
CMRR: Greater than 60 dB (10' cable)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
Gain Range: +10 to +65 dB
Minimum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain): 18 dBV
Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain): -37 dBV
Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB
Microphone Inputs
Microphone Inputs 1 & 2:
Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs): Female XLR balanced (pin 2 positive)
Phantom Power: +48 V, switchable per input
Dynamic Range: 118 dB, A-weighted
Signal to Noise Ratio: 118 dB, A-weighted
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -110 dBFS
Equivalent Input Noise: -127 dB
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
CMRR: Greater than 70 dB (10' cable)
Default Input Impedance: 5.4 kΩ (variable via Unison preamp model)
Gain Range: +10 to +65 dB
Pad Attenuation: 20 dB (variable via Unison preamp model), switchable per input
Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain, with Pad): 23.8 dBV
Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain, with Pad): -31.2 dBV
Hi-Z Input
Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TS unbalanced
Dynamic Range: 117 dB, A-weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 117 dB, A-weighted
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -101 dBFS
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
Input Impedance: 1 MΩ
Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain): 10 dBV
Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain): -45 dBV
Line Outputs
Line Outputs 3 & 4:
Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced
Dynamic Range: 118 dB, A-weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 118 dB, A-weighted
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -107 dBFS
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB
Channel Separation: Greater than 120 dB
Output Impedance: 600 Ω
Maximum Output Level: 18 dBV
Monitor Outputs
Monitor Outputs 1 & 2:
Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS balanced
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range: 115 dB, A-weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 115 dB, A-weighted
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -105 dBFS
Channel Separation: Greater than 118 dB
Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB
Output Impedance: 600 Ω
Output Gain Range: -96 to 0 dB
Maximum Output Level: 18 dBV
Operating Reference Level: +14 dBu, +20 dBu (selectable)
Headphone Output
Stereo Headphone Output:
Jack Type: 1/4" (6.3 mm) female TRS stereo, unbalanced
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range: 113 dB, A-weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 113 dB, A-weighted
Channel Separation: Greater than 110 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: -101 dBFS
Stereo Level Balance: ±0.11 dB
Output Impedance: 10 Ω
Output Gain Range: INF to 0 dB
Maximum Output Power: 80 mW into 600 Ω
S/PDIF
Connector Type: Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with ADAT)
Format: IEC958
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
S/PDIF Input Channels: 2 (stereo L/R)
ADAT
Connector Type: Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with S/PDIF)
Format: ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUX
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 172.4, 192 kHz
ADAT Input Channels @ 44.1, 48 kHz: 1 to 8
ADAT Input Channels @ 88.2, 96 kHz: 1 to 4 (S/MUX)
ADAT Input Channels @ 176.4, 192 kHz: 1 to 2 (S/MUX_
Clock Sources
Internal, S/PDIF, ADAT (digital clock sync source conditional per selected digital input type)
Power Supply
External AC to DC
Connector Type
AC: Changeable blades (UL, VDE, UK, SSA, CCC)
DC: Male plug, 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, centre positive
Power Requirements
AC: 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 - 60 Hz
DC: 12 VDC, ±5%
Maximum Power Consumption
12 W
Operating Temperature
32 to 95ºF (0 to 35ºC)
Storage Temperature
-40 to 176ºF (-40 to 80ºC)
Operating Humidity
20 to 80%
System Requirements
Apple Mac with available Thunderbolt port
OS X 10.8 or 10.9
Internet connection to download software and authorise UAD plug-ins
Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host application software
2 GB available disk space
Thunderbolt cable (not included)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.31 x 2.60 x 5.86" (160.2 x 66.0 x 148.8 mm)
Depth, Chassis Only: 5.86" (148.80 mm)
Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions: 6.20" (157.40 mm)
Weight
2.35 lb (1.06 kg)
Product:
Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing
Manufacturer:
Universal Audio
Model:
APTWD
SKU:
APTWD
RM Product #:
28436