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Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO MkII Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO MkII Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Unlock powerful UAD plug-ins and Unison mic preamp modeling with the Apollo Twin MKII, Universal Audio's desktop Thunderbolt 2 interface for Windows or Mac.

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Submitted December 30, 2017 by Mike R in Houston, TX
"QUAD = Studio Perfection"
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The apollo twin mkii quad has been the most significant upgrade to my studio hands down. You truly feel the connection between your DAW (Logic Pro X in my case) and the interface. The sound quality and ease of use makes the unit a dream to work with. The buttons are well thought out and positioned in a manner that makes for a very intuitive experience overall. The most significant feature is the onboard DSP chips which takes the workload off of your computer. That feature along with unmatched effects plugins and the capability to record on the way in through true world class preamp emulations with undetectable latency is immensely powerful. Truly a industry standard unit. Buy this and have no regrets for settleing for something much more inferior and subpar.
Sound
Top notch “big studio” sound quality is what you get from this unit. Hands down the best sounding unit I have ever used. Sound is better than the apogee unit which this replaced.
Features
The features that sets this unit apart is the onboard DSP and the ability to record through plugins via the awesome unison technology. Other features are great as well i.e. talk back mic, dim, low pass filter, dedicated headphone/monitor buttons. Truly a feature packed unit.
Ease of Use
By far the most well thought out and intuitive unit I have ever used. It is a dream not to have to dive through menus and hoops and just be able to adjust parameters in a tactile manner. The unit once detected immediately once plugged into the thunderbolt cable. Set the unit was set up in Logic and it has been flawless ever since.
Quality
Both the build and sound quality are immaculate. The device is built like a tank and poses no threat of a short life span.
Value
The value far exceeds the price tag with what all you get from this unit. I purchased when UAD offered the extra four free plugins (Neve 1073, Fairchild Collection, Oxide Tape Recorder , Lexixon 224 Reverb) which is and added value of over $1,000 so I couldn’t be happier.
Manufacturer Support
My only involvement with UAD support was to register the device which was just simply cool proof easy! Other companies should follow suit with registration protocol.
The Wow Factor
The interface does give if a wow factor due to the professional look of the unit. UAD is synonymous with quality for those in the know.
Musical Background:
Music Producer/ Mix Engineer
Musical Style:
Electronic, Pop, R & B, Hip -Hop.
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Submitted October 22, 2017 by Gene H in San Juan Capistrano, CA
"Universal Audio MKII DUO"
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I had the Focusrite thunderbolt and thought it was the best until I messed with this thing, wow so much better, the Pre amps and headphone and pretty much everything is noticeably better quality, I'll never go back and yes It's a tad bit more money but can't skimp on my music
Musical Background:
30 plus years playing guitar and Bass and keyboards, Play small gigs and record at home
Musical Style:
Rock, Blues top 40 classics Church too
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Submitted September 20, 2019 by F S
"Top Notch"
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This is the best audio interface I’ve ever owned. For such a small convenient device, it sure does have a lot of options to maximize the audio quality of recordings. I recommend this for those who are trying to make top quality recordings. Just grab a good mic and cable, then plug it up to the Apollo. There is a bit of a learning curve, but you should still be able to get something recorded the first day you get it.The plug-ins that come with this device are really good. Just spend some time experimenting with the parameters of the plug-ins as much as possible, and eventually you’ll find a sound to your liking. There are a lot of tutorials online as well.If a person is willing to invest this amount of money, I recommend getting the duo instead of the solo. I think the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) power of the Duo is the perfect amount for most people.
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Submitted September 7, 2020 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Product itself of fine. Policies terrible"
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Pros: The product itself is good. Came on time and unharmed. Cons: Doesn’t come with thunderbolt 3 cable. Missed that in the very fine print I’m sure. Refund policy prevents me from returning or exchanging product just because I opened it. Now I’m stuck with it unless I sell it. So disappointed. Also the set up isn’t the most convenient. Supposed to be plug and play and it took over an hour to figure out having to download the right drivers and google the fact that I had to tell my computer To allow it permission and all.... just too much. All in all, product it’s good, would not recommend getting it from this sight in which I was already skeptical about in the first place.
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