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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo (APLTWDII)
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Features

  • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion, uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Real-time UAD processing for tracking through vintage compressor, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency*
  • 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output, 2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs, 8 channels of digital input via Optical connection. Apollo Thunderbolt System Requirements MAC- Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port.macOS 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave. WINDOWS- PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 port. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (64-Bit Edition). Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately)
  • Real-time analog Classics UAD- plug-in bundle: Legacy versions of the LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQP-1A, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, Raw Distortion, 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more
  • Console 2.0 software features channel strip presets, drag & drop functionality, dynamically resizable Windows, Runs UAD powered plug-ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

Description

Superior desktop audio conversion with classic analog sound. With its class-leading resolution, unison preamps, and real time UAD processing, Apollo twin MKII Duo sets a new standard for desktop music production. This 10x6 Thunderbolt interface for Mac and Windows allows you to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD powered plug-ins - ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features. Apollo twin MKII Duo allows you to: record with the same world-class Apollo A/D and D/A conversion as the next-generation Apollo range in a desktop form factor - as heard on hundreds of hit records mix with UAD plug-ins like the included teletronix la-2a, 1176Ln, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EBS, and 610-b preamp control Apollo twin MK II's new monitor functions like talkback & alt monitor switching and combine with rack-mount Apollos for the ultimate monitor remote control via Thunderbolt. Track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley and more using unison technology. Access the world of UAD powered plug-ins tap into the full library award-winning UAD powered plug-ins - including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more - at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size and without taxing your computer CPU. Included UA plug-ins: Universal Audio 610 B preamp & EQ W/unison technology softube amp room half stack guitar amplifier softube bass amp room 8x10 bass amplifier Universal Audio raw distortion pedal W/unison technology Universal Audio 1176Ln & 1176Se legacy compressor/limiter teletronix la-2a legacy limiter Pultec eqp-1a legacy program equalizer Pultec pro legacy EQ program & mid band equalizer precision channel strip EQ/dyn precision delay/modulation (regular/long) precision reflection/room engine real verb pro space modeling engine. Signal levels for digital inputs are adjusted at the device connected to those inputs


Item Weight 3.85 pounds


Product Dimensions 6 x 8 x 8 inches


ASIN B01N9MWJKH


Item model number APLTWDII


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4,381 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #40 in Computer Recording Audio Interfaces


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 19, 2017


Hardware Platform PC


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Features

  • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion, uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Real-time UAD processing for tracking through vintage compressor, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency*
  • 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output, 2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs, 8 channels of digital input via Optical connection. Apollo Thunderbolt System Requirements MAC- Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port.macOS 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave. WINDOWS- PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 port. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (64-Bit Edition). Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately)
  • Real-time analog Classics UAD- plug-in bundle: Legacy versions of the LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQP-1A, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, Raw Distortion, 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more
  • Console 2.0 software features channel strip presets, drag & drop functionality, dynamically resizable Windows, Runs UAD powered plug-ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

Description

Superior desktop audio conversion with classic analog sound. With its class-leading resolution, unison preamps, and real time UAD processing, Apollo twin MKII Duo sets a new standard for desktop music production. This 10x6 Thunderbolt interface for Mac and Windows allows you to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD powered plug-ins - ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features. Apollo twin MKII Duo allows you to: record with the same world-class Apollo A/D and D/A conversion as the next-generation Apollo range in a desktop form factor - as heard on hundreds of hit records mix with UAD plug-ins like the included teletronix la-2a, 1176Ln, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EBS, and 610-b preamp control Apollo twin MK II's new monitor functions like talkback & alt monitor switching and combine with rack-mount Apollos for the ultimate monitor remote control via Thunderbolt. Track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley and more using unison technology. Access the world of UAD powered plug-ins tap into the full library award-winning UAD powered plug-ins - including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more - at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size and without taxing your computer CPU. Included UA plug-ins: Universal Audio 610 B preamp & EQ W/unison technology softube amp room half stack guitar amplifier softube bass amp room 8x10 bass amplifier Universal Audio raw distortion pedal W/unison technology Universal Audio 1176Ln & 1176Se legacy compressor/limiter teletronix la-2a legacy limiter Pultec eqp-1a legacy program equalizer Pultec pro legacy EQ program & mid band equalizer precision channel strip EQ/dyn precision delay/modulation (regular/long) precision reflection/room engine real verb pro space modeling engine. Signal levels for digital inputs are adjusted at the device connected to those inputs


Item Weight 3.85 pounds


Product Dimensions 6 x 8 x 8 inches


ASIN B01N9MWJKH


Item model number APLTWDII


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4,381 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #40 in Computer Recording Audio Interfaces


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 19, 2017


Hardware Platform PC


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion, uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Real-time UAD processing for tracking through vintage compressor, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency*
  • 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output, 2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs, 8 channels of digital input via Optical connection. Apollo Thunderbolt System Requirements MAC- Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt port.macOS 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, or 10.14 Mojave. WINDOWS- PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 port. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (64-Bit Edition). Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (sold separately)
  • Real-time analog Classics UAD- plug-in bundle: Legacy versions of the LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQP-1A, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, Raw Distortion, 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more
  • Console 2.0 software features channel strip presets, drag & drop functionality, dynamically resizable Windows, Runs UAD powered plug-ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

Description

Superior desktop audio conversion with classic analog sound. With its class-leading resolution, unison preamps, and real time UAD processing, Apollo twin MKII Duo sets a new standard for desktop music production. This 10x6 Thunderbolt interface for Mac and Windows allows you to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD powered plug-ins - ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features. Apollo twin MKII Duo allows you to: record with the same world-class Apollo A/D and D/A conversion as the next-generation Apollo range in a desktop form factor - as heard on hundreds of hit records mix with UAD plug-ins like the included teletronix la-2a, 1176Ln, and Fairchild compressors, Pultec EBS, and 610-b preamp control Apollo twin MK II's new monitor functions like talkback & alt monitor switching and combine with rack-mount Apollos for the ultimate monitor remote control via Thunderbolt. Track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley and more using unison technology. Access the world of UAD powered plug-ins tap into the full library award-winning UAD powered plug-ins - including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more - at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size and without taxing your computer CPU. Included UA plug-ins: Universal Audio 610 B preamp & EQ W/unison technology softube amp room half stack guitar amplifier softube bass amp room 8x10 bass amplifier Universal Audio raw distortion pedal W/unison technology Universal Audio 1176Ln & 1176Se legacy compressor/limiter teletronix la-2a legacy limiter Pultec eqp-1a legacy program equalizer Pultec pro legacy EQ program & mid band equalizer precision channel strip EQ/dyn precision delay/modulation (regular/long) precision reflection/room engine real verb pro space modeling engine. Signal levels for digital inputs are adjusted at the device connected to those inputs


Item Weight 3.85 pounds


Product Dimensions 6 x 8 x 8 inches


ASIN B01N9MWJKH


Item model number APLTWDII


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4,381 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #40 in Computer Recording Audio Interfaces


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available January 19, 2017


Hardware Platform PC


abunda_amazon_reviews I came from low end interfaces: Lexicon Alpha, then Omega, then Focusrite Scarletts, Steinberg ur22... after all the USB ones and audio issues and endless troubleshooting I decided to get an iMac and go thunderbolt which led me to this thing, after countless hours of research. It takes some real getting used to and I consulted tech support with UA and Propellerhead (Reason 9) as well as a buddy who has one of these and I finally started recording and holy heck is it intuitive, advanced and professional compared to all hardware I've ever owned! The included plugins are enough to cut an album along with what your DAW has to offer. I can't think of much more to say, I mean... separate monitor and headphone volumes, talk button, mono button, HP filter, hiZ guitar jack, mute button, lightning fast thunderbolt, incredible software, 1.something ms of latency?!? It's a million dollar recording studio squeezed into a very solid stylin' metal box. And yes it aint cheap but trust me - I went way over budget and I'll be hurting for a while but it's for my art so it's totally worth it.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;complicated perfection & no regrets;;beerski;;;So, I like my Apollo Twin, for the most part. However, I had the worst new user experience with a technology product ever. You see, I'm not coming from a background in pro audio engineering. I've never owned a guitar and I can't even sing our national anthem. Would I really be buying the Twin if I could understand pro-audio technical manuals? No, but in fact I'm a software engineer. Now, I've owned lots of DJ gear, mixers, FX units, turntables, etc. I have always had top quality consumer stereo equipment. I've used and programmed computers since before many readers of this review were probably born. The major problem I have with the Apollo Twin is the lack of any useful non-marketing (i.e. not videos set to upbeat music) step by step tutorials for using the Twin with the UAD console application. The console application was (and continues to be) very unintuitive for me. I'm actually afraid to use it after ruining a pair of studio monitors on account of the so-called CTRL ROOM mic. Fortunately, I was able to replace the monitors with the manufacturer who were very understanding. So, you might simple write this review off as I'm an idiot; but buyer beware, I don't typically have problems with tech stuff, I'm a GenX'er who went to university after military service, so I run with Millennials, but can tell them about getting an Atari VCS for Xmas as a kid. I'm used to being able to figure stuff out intuitively, but I will absolutely read manuals when necessary. So, UAD needs to produce some basic and advanced tutorials for using the console app with the Apollo Twin (not the Apollo 8 series because the console app looks and works differently for the rack mounted Apollos). These need to show how to setup the console to work with a DAW for music production, with routing examples that do not feature an electric guitar. One popular UAD video on YouTube presents a female singer and a famous producer working with an Apollo Twin, but they focus on recording external audio, gloss over the console, and instead mention UAD plug-ins at every possible junction. In fact, all the so-called tutorials are nothing but a chance to push UAD plug-ins. It's borderline insulting to watch. If Amazon allowed hyperlinks in these reviews, I would include several examples so you could judge for yourself. Nobody wants to sits through lightly veiled marketing bs when they already own the product and are simply trying to make it work. I've waited a long time to repost this review, as it was originally blocked because I had included YouTube links. I want to say that I've gone on to invested even more in the UAD ecosystem by now, and I'm appreciative of the products and plug-ins. However, everything I've said above still applies. The UAD documentation is horrible. I'm still completely put off by the continued pattern of mixing over-the-top marketing bs with way-too advanced technical descriptions, descriptions only someone who wouldn't need the manual could understand. They go from one extreme to the other, as if no one at UAD can understand the perspective of someone like myself. There's just one manual for all the plug-ins and it's really impossible to find anything useful reading it. They've mixed the documentation for the so-called Legacy versions of the plug-ins right in-line with the MK2 versions, so no matter which version you have, you're forced to sift through the same marketing text from the website sales page, all while trying to comprehend and mentally process whether what you are reading applied to the plug-in you are trying to learn something about. TL;DR The UAD Apollo Twin is perhaps not for everyone. The company seems to be clueless to the obligation to support a new generation of non-professional producers with DIY home studios making mostly electronic music "in the box" without much more than a computer. I don't think there's a better product but I'm not a happy customer.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Perhaps not for everyone ...;;Robert;;;This thing is a powerhouse! I was new to audio engineering & had originally purchased a Focusrite i6i which did the trick but after reading reviews on this thing I buckled down and made the purchase which almost instantaneously opened up a whole new level of quality to my recordings. I'll start by saying this: if you're just getting started then this thing is A LOT of money so definitely try something cheaper to get the hang of things. The price you pay here isn't all you'll end up spending because this thing has its own "Apps or Plugins" you use on it with a separate software from your DAW. If it sounds complicated don't worry because it's pretty simple actually. What makes this thing so incredible is ONE: the stock pre-amp is much more present and clear then my old focusrite and this is probably the single best Home Audio Interface you can buy without going full studio & TWO: the Plugins they have are a game changer. They have emulation software of some of the best pre-amps and compressors money can buy. So to put this into as simple a manner as I can I'll explain it like this: get this thing setup and launch the included software. You have a chain of command under your mic where you can put your compressors, amps, autotune etc... What this does is runs your vocals or instruments through this chain and feeds it directly into your DAW already processed without using any of your computers resources since this interface has it's own processors to handle that. What you get is an extremely clean, compressed, & balanced signal off the bat without any tinkering in your DAW. You can then shape as you see fit after the fact. So In Summary: AMAZING if you want that studio sounding quality. I've created some stuff with this that is pretty close to what you would get out of an actual studio & I'm only a few months into learning this stuff. A couple tutorials and you'll be setup without having to tweak anything after that. Just understand the very specific specifications required to run this thing. You need an i7 Processor at a minimum & a Thunderbolt connection. I had a windows desktop and upgraded my Processor & had a Thunderbolt plug installed which I don't recommend anyone does lol If you can just get a macbook with the port it'll save you a ton of trouble and headache. Overall this purchase was the single best one I've made in regards to my audio setup. This thing paired with a decent microphone is a game changer!! Couldn't recommend enough!!;;Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;The MOST Essential Piece Of Home Studio Gear!!;;Remington James;;;$900+ for this interface and it comes with no Thunderbolt cable (the cable that connects it to the laptop) also the monitor cables are different as well. I had to get a project done but now have to wait to get a cable to be able to use it. To get an instruction manual you have to create an account which is easy and all but also HAS YOU CONNECT YOUR DEVICE... with the cable it doesn't come with. I thought it was an apple product for a second.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Thunderbolt Cable Sold Separately !;;Brian Villanueva;;;Amazing preamp for voiceover. You can add real time effects with no latency. One of my favorite features is that it takes 100% of the load off of my aging macbook. No more fans spinning on my computer. It has extremely low noise. Its the only interface of its kind! I take it everywhere with me. Built like a tank too.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Amazing interface for Voiceover;;Macbook Guy

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By beerski - Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2017
complicated perfection & no regrets
I came from low end interfaces: Lexicon Alpha, then Omega, then Focusrite Scarletts, Steinberg ur22... after all the USB ones and audio issues and endless troubleshooting I decided to get an iMac and go thunderbolt which led me to this thing, after countless hours of research. It takes some real getting used to and I consulted tech support with UA and Propellerhead (Reason 9) as well as a buddy who has one of these and I finally started recording and holy heck is it intuitive, advanced and professional compared to all hardware I've ever owned! The included plugins are enough to cut an album along with what your DAW has to offer. I can't think of much more to say, I mean... separate monitor and headphone volumes, talk button, mono button, HP filter, hiZ guitar jack, mute button, lightning fast thunderbolt, incredible software, 1.something ms of latency?!? It's a million dollar recording studio squeezed into a very solid stylin' metal box. And yes it aint cheap but trust me - I went way over budget and I'll be hurting for a while but it's for my art so it's totally worth it.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Robert - Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2018
Perhaps not for everyone ...
So, I like my Apollo Twin, for the most part. However, I had the worst new user experience with a technology product ever. You see, I'm not coming from a background in pro audio engineering. I've never owned a guitar and I can't even sing our national anthem. Would I really be buying the Twin if I could understand pro-audio technical manuals? No, but in fact I'm a software engineer. Now, I've owned lots of DJ gear, mixers, FX units, turntables, etc. I have always had top quality consumer stereo equipment. I've used and programmed computers since before many readers of this review were probably born. The major problem I have with the Apollo Twin is the lack of any useful non-marketing (i.e. not videos set to upbeat music) step by step tutorials for using the Twin with the UAD console application. The console application was (and continues to be) very unintuitive for me. I'm actually afraid to use it after ruining a pair of studio monitors on account of the so-called CTRL ROOM mic. Fortunately, I was able to replace the monitors with the manufacturer who were very understanding. So, you might simple write this review off as I'm an idiot; but buyer beware, I don't typically have problems with tech stuff, I'm a GenX'er who went to university after military service, so I run with Millennials, but can tell them about getting an Atari VCS for Xmas as a kid. I'm used to being able to figure stuff out intuitively, but I will absolutely read manuals when necessary. So, UAD needs to produce some basic and advanced tutorials for using the console app with the Apollo Twin (not the Apollo 8 series because the console app looks and works differently for the rack mounted Apollos). These need to show how to setup the console to work with a DAW for music production, with routing examples that do not feature an electric guitar. One popular UAD video on YouTube presents a female singer and a famous producer working with an Apollo Twin, but they focus on recording external audio, gloss over the console, and instead mention UAD plug-ins at every possible junction. In fact, all the so-called tutorials are nothing but a chance to push UAD plug-ins. It's borderline insulting to watch. If Amazon allowed hyperlinks in these reviews, I would include several examples so you could judge for yourself. Nobody wants to sits through lightly veiled marketing bs when they already own the product and are simply trying to make it work. I've waited a long time to repost this review, as it was originally blocked because I had included YouTube links. I want to say that I've gone on to invested even more in the UAD ecosystem by now, and I'm appreciative of the products and plug-ins. However, everything I've said above still applies. The UAD documentation is horrible. I'm still completely put off by the continued pattern of mixing over-the-top marketing bs with way-too advanced technical descriptions, descriptions only someone who wouldn't need the manual could understand. They go from one extreme to the other, as if no one at UAD can understand the perspective of someone like myself. There's just one manual for all the plug-ins and it's really impossible to find anything useful reading it. They've mixed the documentation for the so-called Legacy versions of the plug-ins right in-line with the MK2 versions, so no matter which version you have, you're forced to sift through the same marketing text from the website sales page, all while trying to comprehend and mentally process whether what you are reading applied to the plug-in you are trying to learn something about. TL;DR The UAD Apollo Twin is perhaps not for everyone. The company seems to be clueless to the obligation to support a new generation of non-professional producers with DIY home studios making mostly electronic music "in the box" without much more than a computer. I don't think there's a better product but I'm not a happy customer.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Remington James - Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2018
The MOST Essential Piece Of Home Studio Gear!!
This thing is a powerhouse! I was new to audio engineering & had originally purchased a Focusrite i6i which did the trick but after reading reviews on this thing I buckled down and made the purchase which almost instantaneously opened up a whole new level of quality to my recordings. I'll start by saying this: if you're just getting started then this thing is A LOT of money so definitely try something cheaper to get the hang of things. The price you pay here isn't all you'll end up spending because this thing has its own "Apps or Plugins" you use on it with a separate software from your DAW. If it sounds complicated don't worry because it's pretty simple actually. What makes this thing so incredible is ONE: the stock pre-amp is much more present and clear then my old focusrite and this is probably the single best Home Audio Interface you can buy without going full studio & TWO: the Plugins they have are a game changer. They have emulation software of some of the best pre-amps and compressors money can buy. So to put this into as simple a manner as I can I'll explain it like this: get this thing setup and launch the included software. You have a chain of command under your mic where you can put your compressors, amps, autotune etc... What this does is runs your vocals or instruments through this chain and feeds it directly into your DAW already processed without using any of your computers resources since this interface has it's own processors to handle that. What you get is an extremely clean, compressed, & balanced signal off the bat without any tinkering in your DAW. You can then shape as you see fit after the fact. So In Summary: AMAZING if you want that studio sounding quality. I've created some stuff with this that is pretty close to what you would get out of an actual studio & I'm only a few months into learning this stuff. A couple tutorials and you'll be setup without having to tweak anything after that. Just understand the very specific specifications required to run this thing. You need an i7 Processor at a minimum & a Thunderbolt connection. I had a windows desktop and upgraded my Processor & had a Thunderbolt plug installed which I don't recommend anyone does lol If you can just get a macbook with the port it'll save you a ton of trouble and headache. Overall this purchase was the single best one I've made in regards to my audio setup. This thing paired with a decent microphone is a game changer!! Couldn't recommend enough!!

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Brian Villanueva - Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2018
Thunderbolt Cable Sold Separately !
$900+ for this interface and it comes with no Thunderbolt cable (the cable that connects it to the laptop) also the monitor cables are different as well. I had to get a project done but now have to wait to get a cable to be able to use it. To get an instruction manual you have to create an account which is easy and all but also HAS YOU CONNECT YOUR DEVICE... with the cable it doesn't come with. I thought it was an apple product for a second.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Macbook Guy - Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017
Amazing interface for Voiceover
Amazing preamp for voiceover. You can add real time effects with no latency. One of my favorite features is that it takes 100% of the load off of my aging macbook. No more fans spinning on my computer. It has extremely low noise. Its the only interface of its kind! I take it everywhere with me. Built like a tank too.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By beerski - Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2017
complicated perfection & no regrets
I came from low end interfaces: Lexicon Alpha, then Omega, then Focusrite Scarletts, Steinberg ur22... after all the USB ones and audio issues and endless troubleshooting I decided to get an iMac and go thunderbolt which led me to this thing, after countless hours of research. It takes some real getting used to and I consulted tech support with UA and Propellerhead (Reason 9) as well as a buddy who has one of these and I finally started recording and holy heck is it intuitive, advanced and professional compared to all hardware I've ever owned! The included plugins are enough to cut an album along with what your DAW has to offer. I can't think of much more to say, I mean... separate monitor and headphone volumes, talk button, mono button, HP filter, hiZ guitar jack, mute button, lightning fast thunderbolt, incredible software, 1.something ms of latency?!? It's a million dollar recording studio squeezed into a very solid stylin' metal box. And yes it aint cheap but trust me - I went way over budget and I'll be hurting for a while but it's for my art so it's totally worth it.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Robert - Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2018
Perhaps not for everyone ...
So, I like my Apollo Twin, for the most part. However, I had the worst new user experience with a technology product ever. You see, I'm not coming from a background in pro audio engineering. I've never owned a guitar and I can't even sing our national anthem. Would I really be buying the Twin if I could understand pro-audio technical manuals? No, but in fact I'm a software engineer. Now, I've owned lots of DJ gear, mixers, FX units, turntables, etc. I have always had top quality consumer stereo equipment. I've used and programmed computers since before many readers of this review were probably born. The major problem I have with the Apollo Twin is the lack of any useful non-marketing (i.e. not videos set to upbeat music) step by step tutorials for using the Twin with the UAD console application. The console application was (and continues to be) very unintuitive for me. I'm actually afraid to use it after ruining a pair of studio monitors on account of the so-called CTRL ROOM mic. Fortunately, I was able to replace the monitors with the manufacturer who were very understanding. So, you might simple write this review off as I'm an idiot; but buyer beware, I don't typically have problems with tech stuff, I'm a GenX'er who went to university after military service, so I run with Millennials, but can tell them about getting an Atari VCS for Xmas as a kid. I'm used to being able to figure stuff out intuitively, but I will absolutely read manuals when necessary. So, UAD needs to produce some basic and advanced tutorials for using the console app with the Apollo Twin (not the Apollo 8 series because the console app looks and works differently for the rack mounted Apollos). These need to show how to setup the console to work with a DAW for music production, with routing examples that do not feature an electric guitar. One popular UAD video on YouTube presents a female singer and a famous producer working with an Apollo Twin, but they focus on recording external audio, gloss over the console, and instead mention UAD plug-ins at every possible junction. In fact, all the so-called tutorials are nothing but a chance to push UAD plug-ins. It's borderline insulting to watch. If Amazon allowed hyperlinks in these reviews, I would include several examples so you could judge for yourself. Nobody wants to sits through lightly veiled marketing bs when they already own the product and are simply trying to make it work. I've waited a long time to repost this review, as it was originally blocked because I had included YouTube links. I want to say that I've gone on to invested even more in the UAD ecosystem by now, and I'm appreciative of the products and plug-ins. However, everything I've said above still applies. The UAD documentation is horrible. I'm still completely put off by the continued pattern of mixing over-the-top marketing bs with way-too advanced technical descriptions, descriptions only someone who wouldn't need the manual could understand. They go from one extreme to the other, as if no one at UAD can understand the perspective of someone like myself. There's just one manual for all the plug-ins and it's really impossible to find anything useful reading it. They've mixed the documentation for the so-called Legacy versions of the plug-ins right in-line with the MK2 versions, so no matter which version you have, you're forced to sift through the same marketing text from the website sales page, all while trying to comprehend and mentally process whether what you are reading applied to the plug-in you are trying to learn something about. TL;DR The UAD Apollo Twin is perhaps not for everyone. The company seems to be clueless to the obligation to support a new generation of non-professional producers with DIY home studios making mostly electronic music "in the box" without much more than a computer. I don't think there's a better product but I'm not a happy customer.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Remington James - Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2018
The MOST Essential Piece Of Home Studio Gear!!
This thing is a powerhouse! I was new to audio engineering & had originally purchased a Focusrite i6i which did the trick but after reading reviews on this thing I buckled down and made the purchase which almost instantaneously opened up a whole new level of quality to my recordings. I'll start by saying this: if you're just getting started then this thing is A LOT of money so definitely try something cheaper to get the hang of things. The price you pay here isn't all you'll end up spending because this thing has its own "Apps or Plugins" you use on it with a separate software from your DAW. If it sounds complicated don't worry because it's pretty simple actually. What makes this thing so incredible is ONE: the stock pre-amp is much more present and clear then my old focusrite and this is probably the single best Home Audio Interface you can buy without going full studio & TWO: the Plugins they have are a game changer. They have emulation software of some of the best pre-amps and compressors money can buy. So to put this into as simple a manner as I can I'll explain it like this: get this thing setup and launch the included software. You have a chain of command under your mic where you can put your compressors, amps, autotune etc... What this does is runs your vocals or instruments through this chain and feeds it directly into your DAW already processed without using any of your computers resources since this interface has it's own processors to handle that. What you get is an extremely clean, compressed, & balanced signal off the bat without any tinkering in your DAW. You can then shape as you see fit after the fact. So In Summary: AMAZING if you want that studio sounding quality. I've created some stuff with this that is pretty close to what you would get out of an actual studio & I'm only a few months into learning this stuff. A couple tutorials and you'll be setup without having to tweak anything after that. Just understand the very specific specifications required to run this thing. You need an i7 Processor at a minimum & a Thunderbolt connection. I had a windows desktop and upgraded my Processor & had a Thunderbolt plug installed which I don't recommend anyone does lol If you can just get a macbook with the port it'll save you a ton of trouble and headache. Overall this purchase was the single best one I've made in regards to my audio setup. This thing paired with a decent microphone is a game changer!! Couldn't recommend enough!!

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Brian Villanueva - Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2018
Thunderbolt Cable Sold Separately !
$900+ for this interface and it comes with no Thunderbolt cable (the cable that connects it to the laptop) also the monitor cables are different as well. I had to get a project done but now have to wait to get a cable to be able to use it. To get an instruction manual you have to create an account which is easy and all but also HAS YOU CONNECT YOUR DEVICE... with the cable it doesn't come with. I thought it was an apple product for a second.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Macbook Guy - Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017
Amazing interface for Voiceover
Amazing preamp for voiceover. You can add real time effects with no latency. One of my favorite features is that it takes 100% of the load off of my aging macbook. No more fans spinning on my computer. It has extremely low noise. Its the only interface of its kind! I take it everywhere with me. Built like a tank too.