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The Universal Audio Apollo Twin MK2 DUO is a premium Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface that offers real-time UAD DUO Core processing. Perfect for musicians, producers, and audio-engineers in mobile production rigs and studios.
Please note: this unit requires a Thunderbolt cable; one is not provided with the unit. Also note, the Apollo Twin MK2 DUO Heritage Edition has a Thunderbolt 2 Connector; call us if you need clarification or assistance when purchasing.
The new Apollo Heritage Edition gives you a premium software suite with 5 award-winning UAD plug‑ins titles, including the full Collections from Teletronix,® Fairchild,® Pultec,® Helios,® and UA. These plug-ins are what has built the UA reputation for analog modeling over the past decade and include some of the most renowned vintage compressors, EQs, mic preamps, and reverbs.
Apollo Twin MK2 Duo – Heritage Edition
The UAD Universal Audio Apollo Twin MK2 Duo is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular desktop audio interface. Delivering enhanced apollo audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.
Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin MK2 starts with two Unison-enabled mic preamps. While also offering stellar, next-generation A/D and D/A conversion derived from UA’s flagship Apollo 8, 8p, and 16. Also combined with a bundle of analog emulation plug-ins, allowing you to track through in real-time with Duo Core processing. Simply put, the Apollo Twin was born to make records.
Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, SSL, API & Manley Preamps
With two Unison-enabled mic preamps, you can 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 tubes and solid-state mic pres. Including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviours of the original hardware.
Furthermore, 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 in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface’s impedance. Allowing you to then tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.
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.
So 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 analog sound.
Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion
Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its conversion, and the apollo audio is outstanding, with the UAD Apollo Twin MkII improving 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.
Thunderbolt 2 cable (not included)
Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
6 gigabytes available storage
Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com
Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur
Available Thunderbolt 3 port
Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)
A special edition of UA's acclaimed Apollo Twin MkII interface — with a premium suite of 5 award-winning plug-in titles from Teletronix,® Pultec,® and UA — a $1,300 value
Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion
2 Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps
UAD DUO Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency
Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac only)
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, AU, and AAX 64 formats in all major DAWs
Compatible with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live, and more
Front-panel Unison-enabled Hi-Z instrument input and headphone out
Built-in Talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
Dedicated monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via optical ADAT/SPDIF input
Also includes “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, and more
Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
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