Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Heritage Edition (Desktop/Mac/Win/TB2)

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Apollo Twin DUO MK 2 Thunderbolt - 10 x 6 Audio Interface with UAD-2 DUO DSP, 2 x Unison Preamps, and Realtime Analog Classics Plug-in Bundle (MAC OSX and Windows 10 only)
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$999.00

Universal Audio’s new Apollo Heritage Editions deliver a premium software suite of 5 or 10 award-winning UAD plug-in titles — including the full Collections from Teletronix®, Fairchild®, Pultec®, Helios®, and UA — conveniently packaged at significant savings.

 

These are the same UAD plug-ins that built UA's reputation for analog modeling over the past decade — making Apollo Heritage Editions the perfect choice for those looking to get the most accurate library of classic analog emulations anywhere, right out of the box.

 

Buy Apollo Twin MkII DUO Heritage Edition and get these plug-ins:

 

UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection

 

Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection

 

Pultec® Passive EQ Collection

 

UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

 

UA Pure Plate Reverb

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Next-Generation Audio Conversion with Classic Analog Soundand QUAD Core Processing.

Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of the world’s most popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows —delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.

 

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship,Apollo Twin MkII starts with two Unison™-enabled mic preamps and stellar next-generation A/D and D/A conversion derived from UA’s flagship Apollo 8, 8p,and 16. Together with its included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins —which you can track through in real time with UAD-2 DUO or QUAD Core processing— and access to LUNA Recording System, Apollo Twin MkII is born to make records.

Record with world-class Apollo A/D and D/A conversion — as heard on hundreds of hit records       

Mix with UAD plugins like the included Teletronix® LA2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, and 610B Preamp

Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD-2 devices over Thunderbolt, adding DSP and I/O as your studio grows      

Includes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated and inspiring music production application

Unison Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, SSL, API &Manley Preamps

Apollo Twin MkII features two Unison-enabled mic preamps,letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve,® SSL,®API,® Manley,® and Universal Audio. An Apollo exclusive, Unison technologynails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

 

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 DUO, or QUAD Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input, and 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.

 

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.

Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins,Apollo Twin MkII lets you tap into the full library award-winning UAD PoweredPlug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines and more— at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size andwithout taxing your computer’s CPU.

 

With exclusive emulations from Neve, Studer, Manley, API,Ampex, Lexicon, Fender, and more,* it’s like having an endless analog studio,right on your desktop. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-insare also available in your DAW for mixing.

 

Next-Generation A/D and D/A Conversion

Of course, the heart of any audio interface is the quality of its conversion. Apollo Twin MkII improves 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.

LUNA Recording System

Deep Apollo Integration with a Fast, Natural Workflow

Apollo Twin MkII works with all major DAWs. But it becomes afully integrated recording system with LUNA, Universal Audio’s ground breaking music production application for Mac. Harness LUNA’s Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ and power your workflow with a host of built-in features and optional extensions — from genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape, to inspiring LUNA instruments, and more.

Improved Monitoring and BuiltIn Talkback Mic

The new Apollo Twin MkII offers greatly improved monitor functionality versus the original — with Mute, DIM, Mono, and ALT speaker switching. It also includes dedicated monitor remote controls and a built-inTalkback mic for easy communication with talent and/or recording slate cues.These features, combined with Apollo Twin MkII's scalability, make it the new standard for professional desktop recording.

Build a Networked Studio

Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — addingI/O and DSP as your studio grows. Apollo Twin MkII makes the perfect intelligent desktop controller for a full Apollo system.

Now with Vintage Amps

Apollo Twin MkII also includes Unison technology on its front panel instrument input, giving you access to dead-on emulations of guitar and bass amps like the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe, Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959,and the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier.

A Sleek, Low-latency App

With Apollo Twin MkII's Console 2.0 application — a complete re-imagining of Apollo’s original Console software — you can take advantage of over 25 user-requested features such as Channel Strip presets, Drag & Drop functionality, dynamically resizable windows, and more.

Features

Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion

 

Available UAD-2 DUO or QUAD Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar ampplug-ins with near-zero latency*

 

Unison™ technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based preamps, guitar amps, and stomp boxes

 

Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)

 

Built-in talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues

 

Improved monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls

 

2 premium Unison mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panelHi-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 OpticalTOSLINK connection

 

Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

 

Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

 

Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

 

Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

Thunderbolt System Requirements

MAC:



  • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, or 10.15 Catalina


WINDOWS:



  • PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 port

  • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

  • Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately)


ALL:



  • Thunderbolt 2 cable (sold separately)

  • 6 gigabytes available storage

  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins

  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software

  • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
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