Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB Duo Audio Interface (Windows)

Bring Unison preamp modeling, UAD Powered plug-ins, and 192 kHz/24-bit A/D conversion to your Windows DAW with the Apollo Twin Duo USB 3.0 audio interface.
Apollo Twin USB reinvents desktop recording by delivering legendary analog studio sound, feel, and flow to music creators everywhere. This 2x6 USB 3 audio interface for Windows-based machines (Windows 7 and 8) combines the impeccable 24/192 kHz audio conversion of Universal Audio's acclaimed Apollo series with onboard Realtime UAD Processing and Unison(TM) technology -- a breakthrough in classic mic preamp emulation.

Hear the UAD powered Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe plugin through an Apollo Twin in our Studio Session demo:


On-board Processing for UAD Plug-ins

With its onboard UAD-2 DUO Core processing, Apollo Twin USB lets you record your music in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD plug-ins -- from Neve, Studer, Manley, Marshall, Lexicon, API, and more* -- putting racks of vintage EQs, compressors, mic preamps, tape machines, reverbs, and guitar amps at your fingertips.

Unison Mic Preamp Modeling

Apollo Twin USB also features Unison(TM) technology, which allows its mic preamps and front-panel DIs to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes -- including their all-important impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and circuit behaviors.

Perfect I/O for Project Studios

Apollo Twin USB's smart feature set includes two class-leading mic/line preamps, two analog line outputs, two digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels, and up read more to eight additional channels of digital input via Optical connection. Its onboard UAD-2 DUO Core processing lets you use UAD plug-ins both during realtime tracking and for mixing within Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, and more.

With its ergonomic desktop design, rugged aluminum construction, and front panel headphone and instrument connections, Apollo Twin USB has all the right tools, all in the right place.

Features:

- Desktop 2x6 USB 3 audio interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
- Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
- Unison technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes
- Combine with UAD-2 DSP Accelerators for added UAD plug-in processing power
- Up to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels
- 64-bit device drivers
- 2 premium 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 connection
- Includes "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, 610-B Tube Preamp, and more
- Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS & AAX 64
- Attractive and durable desktop form factor
- Locking power supply prevents accidental disconnection
- Easily updateable firmware
- One year warranty includes parts and labor

Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plug-in Bundle:

- UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
- Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
- Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
- UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
- UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
- Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
- Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
- Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
- Raw Distortion
- Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
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Apollo Twin USB System Requirements:

- Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit Editions)
- Available built-in USB 3 SuperSpeed port*
- Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor*
- 6 gigabytes available storage
- USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable (included)
- Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
- Compatible VST, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
- For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com

*Notes:
- Quad Core i7 or better recommended
- 2-in-1 systems (notebook/tablet) are not recommended
- USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 expansion cards) are not tested for Apollo Twin USB or UAD-2 Satellite USB connections

I/O:

Two channels of analog-to-digital conversion via:
- Two balanced mic/line inputs
- One Hi-Z instrument input
Six channels of digital-to-analog conversion via:
- Digitally-controlled stereo monitor outputs
- Stereo headphone outputs
- Line outputs 3-4
Up to eight channels of digital inputs via:
- Eight channels ADAT optical with S/MUX for high sample rates, or
- Two channels S/PDIF optical with sample rate conversion

Microphone Preamplifiers:

- Two high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
- Front panel and software control of all preamp parameters
- Low cut filter, 48V phantom power, 20 dB pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking

Monitoring:

- Digitally-controlled analog 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:

- Two (DUO) SHARC DSP processors
- Realtime UAD Processing on all analog and digital inputs
- Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 devices when used with DAW
- Includes UAD Powered Plug-Ins "Realtime Analog Classics" bundle
- Complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is available online

Software Included:

Console application:
- Enables tracking and/or monitoring with Realtime UAD Processing
- Remote control of Apollo Twin features and functionality
- Virtual I/O for routing DAW tracks through Console
- Two independent stereo Auxiliary buses

Console Recall plug-in:
- Saves Apollo Twin configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recall
- Facilitates control of Apollo Twin USB's monitoring features from within the DAW
- VST, RTAS, AAX 64, plug-in formats

UAD Meter & Control Panel application:
- Configures global UAD settings and monitors system usage

Specifications

All audio specifications are typical performance unless otherwise noted, tested under the following conditions: 48 kHz internal sample rate, 24-bit sample depth, 20 kHz measurement bandwidth, with balanced inputs and outputs.

I/O Complement:
- Microphone Inputs: Two
- Analog Line Inputs: Two
- Hi-Z Instrument Inputs: One
- Analog Line Outputs: Two (independent mix buses)
- Analog Monitor Outputs: Two (one stereo pair, independent L/R mix buses)
- Headphone Outputs: One stereo pair (independent L/R mix buses)
- Digital Input Port (TOSLINK optical): One (ADAT or S/PDIF, selectable)
- USB 3 Port: One

A/D - D/A Conversion:
- Supported Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
- Bit Depth Per Sample: 24
- Simultaneous A/D conversion: Two channels
- Simultaneous D/A conversion: Six channels
- Analog Round-Trip Latency: 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
- Analog Round-Trip Latency with up to four serial UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Console application: 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate

Analog I/O Specifications:
Line Inputs 1 & 2:
- Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs) Female 1/4" TRS Balanced
- Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 117.5 dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 117.5 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -108 dBFS
- Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) Greater than 60 dB (10' cable)
- Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.1 dB
- Input Impedance 10K Ohms
- Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
- Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain)18 dBV
- Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain) -37 dBV
- Stereo Level Balance +/-0.05 dB

Microphone Inputs 1 & 2:
- Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs) Female XLR Balanced (pin 2 positive)
- Phantom Power (switchable per input) +48V
- Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 118 dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 118 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -110 dBFS
- Equivalent Input Noise -127 dB
- Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.1 dB
- Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) Greater than 70 dB (10' cable)
- Default Input Impedance 5.4K Ohms (variable via Unison preamp model)
- Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dB
- Pad Attenuation (switchable per input) 20 dB (variable via Unison preamp model)
- 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 Female 1/4" TS Unbalanced
- Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 117 dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 117 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -101 dBFS
- Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.1 dB
- Input Impedance 1M Ohms
- Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain) 10 dBV
- Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain) -45 dBV

Line Outputs 3 & 4:
- Jack Type 1/4" Female TRS Balanced
- Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 118 dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 118 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -107 dBFS
- Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.1 dB
- Stereo Level Balance +/-0.05 dB
- Channel Separation Greater than 120 dB
- Output Impedance 600 Ohms
- Maximum Output Level 18 dBV

Monitor Outputs 1 & 2:
- Jack Type 1/4" Female TRS Balanced
- Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.1 dB
- Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 115 dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 115 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -105 dBFS
- Channel Separation Greater than 118 dB
- Stereo Level Balance +/-0.05 dB
- Output Impedance 600 Ohms
- Output Gain Range -96 dB to 0 dB
- Maximum Output Level 18 dBV
- Operating Reference Level +14 dBu, +20 dBu (selectable)

Stereo Headphones Output:
- Jack Type 1/4" Female TRS Stereo (unbalanced)
- Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.1 dB
- Dynamic Range (A-weighting) 113 dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 113 dB
- Channel Separation Greater than 110 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise -101 dBFS
- Stereo Level Balance +/-0.11 dB
- Output Impedance 10 Ohms
- Output Gain Range -INF to 0 dB
- Maximum Output Power 80 milliwatts into 600 Ohms

Digital I/O Specifications:

S/PDIF:
- Connector Type Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with ADAT)
- Format IEC958
- Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
- S/PDIF Input Channels Two (Stereo L/R)

ADAT:
- Connector Type Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with S/PDIF)
- Format ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUX
- Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 172.4, 192
- ADAT Input Channels @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz 1 - 8
- ADAT Input Channels @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz 1 - 4 (S/MUX)
- ADAT Input Channels @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz 1 - 2 (S/MUX)

Clock Synchronization Sources: Internal, S/PDIF, ADAT (digital clock sync source conditional per selected digital input type)

Electrical Specifications:

- Power Supply External AC to DC
- AC Connector Type Changeable blades (UL, VDE, UK, SSA, CCC)
- AC Requirements 100V - 240V AC, 50 - 60 Hz
- DC Connector Type Male plug, 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, center positive
- DC Requirements 12 VDC, +/-5%
- Maximum Power Consumption 12 Watts

Environmental Specifications:

- Operating Temperature Range 32 to 95 Fahrenheit (0 to 35 Celsius)
- Storage Temperature Range -40 to 176 Fahrenheit (-40 to 80 Celsius)
- Operating Humidity Range 20% to 80%

Dimensions and Weight:

- Width 6.31"
- Height 2.60"
- Depth, Chassis Only 5.86"
- Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions 6.20"
- Shipping Box (Length x Width x Height) 8" x 8" x 5.5" (20.32cm x 20.32cm x 13.97cm)
- Shipping Weight (with box & accessories) 3.85 pounds
- Weight (bare unit) 2.35 pounds

Package Contents:

- Apollo Twin USB DUO Unit
- External Power Supply with (4) changeable AC connectors supporting USA, Europe, UK, Australia, China
- URL Card
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Heritage Edition: Includes premium suite of 5 UAD plug-in titles valued at $1,345
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): UAD APPTWINUSBDHE
Blemished, Heritage Edition: Includes premium suite of 5 UAD plug-in titles valued at $1,345
Shipping Weight: 3.85 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP UADAPPTWINUSBDHE
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 831-440-1176
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Submitted January 15, 2020 by Lamont B in New york, NY
"A little nervous from reviews BUT!!!!!"
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I was a little nervous from reading some of the reviews on this thing for pc and in general to pay so much and have it “bug out” but, so far so good!!!. Installation was really easy, the way people made it seem for the install process had me prepared to be at my computer in the setting tab changing different audio files lol. Sound is amazing!! I thought maybe everyone was overdoing the sound quality that this has but they were not, it was great lol. I would say if you have a pc with usb 3.0 built in then go for it, it’s the industry standard in audio interfaces, but make sure you computer or laptop is up to par so it won’t give you any installation issues. But don’t let the negative reviews scare you off of this thing it’s great and zZounds have great payment plans to get it to you the next day.
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5 Plug-in Collections Included with Heritage Edition:
  • UA 1176 Collection, Teletronix LA‑2A Classic Leveler Collection, Pultec Passive EQ Collection, UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection, UA Pure Plate Reverb