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Universal Audio Release Apollo Twin Thunderbolt Interface

Universal Audio have released the Apollo Twin, a Thunderbolt desktop audio interface for Mac with built-in realtime UAD-2 processing. The Apollo Twin is available in two models, the Apollo Twin Solo and the Apollo Twin Duo. The former features UAD-2 Solo on-board DSP, and the latter features a UAD-2 Duo.

Universal Apollo Twin

The Twin Apollo is the latest addition to the Universal Audio Apollo range, but this is the first to appear in a desktop format. The Twin Apollo features two premium mic/line preamps, two line outputs, a front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphones output. There are two analog monitor outputs that can be digitally controlled. The number of inputs can be increased by up-to 8 channels via the Optical ADAT connection on the rear of the unit.

A Complete Analog Studio with Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing Imagine having access to a classic analog 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 award-winning UAD plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Moog, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more,* Apollo Twin serves up authentic analog tone and warmth.

The key to its analog magic is onboard UAD-2 SOLO DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host CPU. Apollo Twin includes the "Realtime Analog 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.

Universal Apollo Twin

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 behaviors. Based on breakthrough integration between Apollo’s digitally controlled analog mic preamps and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets you track through colorful preamp emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, with more emulations coming soon.

Universal Apollo Twin Rear

High-speed Thunderbolt Connection to your Mac Apollo Twin’s Thunderbolt connection features ultra-fast 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 — all with fast, flawless performance.

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