The Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO, Thunderbolt allows you to record with elite level A/D and D/A conversion – thanks to two Unison-enabled preamps. These amazing preamps work brilliantly with the DUO Core realtime plug-in processing. This Heritage Edition version comes complete with five additional award-winning UAD plugins (worth over 1,800 USD) for added processing power (see below for more info).
This means you can use the range of Universal Audio’s plugins during the recording stage. Meaning you can add digital preamp emulation or compression at the recording stage of your workflow. All of this amazing technology is housed in the super sleek case and connectivity is provided by Thunderbolt 3 – for ultra-fast communication.
Now compatible with MacOS Big Sur
As of 16/12/20, UAD plugins, Apollo interfaces and LUNA are now compatible with MacOS Big Sur. Universal Audio are still in the process of ensuring that their products are optimised to work with Apple computers that feature M1 silicon chips. It is also important to know before updating/upgrading that MacOS Big Sur is only compatible with Thunderbolt and PCIE-based devices. This means that UA FireWire devices are now incompatible. For more information please click here.
High-grade audio conversion for pristine sound
Apollo interfaces have contributed to the sound of hundreds of Grammy award-winning albums; and the Apollo Twin X is no different, employing class-leading audio conversion. The custom converters have seen a brand-new redesign, taking the dynamic range up to 127dB with -117dsB THD+N. The result is a spacious yet powerful sound that will take your recordings to the next level.
Dual core DSP accelerator
The thing that sets Apollo’s audio interfaces apart from conventional units is the onboard DSP acceleration. This version of the Twin X features duo-core DSP acceleration. This allows you to run the DSP-powered plugins from Apollo, with exclusive emulations from Neve, Lexicon, Capitol Studios, API, Manley, Ampex, Fender and more. The groundbreaking emulations have been meticulously crafted to sound as close to the original as possible. This puts vintage-gear back at the forefront, allowing you to capture sounds that have long been sought after.
Unison-enabled mic preamps deliver stunning sound quality
The Apollo Twin X features two Unison-enabled preamps for live recording in your studio. These preamps mean you can get the best results from UA’s amazing preamp emulations. These include Neve, Helios, API, Manley, UA and many more. This gives you a truly crisp sound which provides you with a range of sound profiles – from tube to solid-state.
Combine interfaces for a networked studio
Looking to expand your studio recording capabilities down the line. The Apollo Twin X allows you to easily connect up to four Thunderbolt Apollos and a total of six UAD-2 devices – meaning you can expand your studio as and when you need to. If you add a rack-mountable Apollo to your system, you can control it with the Apollo Twin X monitor control features.
A multitude of I/O options
The Apollo Twin X comes with a wide range of inputs and outputs to help you get the job. As well as the main inputs there are also outputs for headphones and a Hi-Z instrument input. Combined with two line outs and an ADAT/SPDIF input – you won’t be stuck for connectivity options.
New to 1.1: The latest update from the LUNA is the gift that keeps on giving! Versions is an incredible addition. This handy feature allows you to keep on top of the production process and track your progress as you go. You’ll be able to create «bookmarks» to highlight significant milestones which can easily be referred back to at any stage. What’s more, mixing and editing just got easier with all-new track groupings. This feature will streamline your workflow, allowing you to work quickly whilst still being precise. The inclusion of a redesigned MIDI clock output enables you to effortlessly integrate your favourite grooveboxes and workstations. It is also now possible to drag and drop MIDI files directly from virtual instruments!
Work the way you want with LUNA technology. Universal Audio built their DAW, LUNA, from the ground up. Their aim was to bring audio recording into a new era. Following a high-quality range of vintage emulations and innovative plugins, it is obvious that Universal Audio don’t settle for second best and strive to give you their all. LUNA is no exception. You’ll be free to integrate your favourite DSP powered plugins when recording, completely free of latency. Thanks to accelerated real time modelling, you’ll also be provided with analog style recording and overdubbing via your Apollo’s on-board DSP acceleration.
Hark back to the golden age of recording, with Neve summing from the iconic 80’s series console. You’ll be able to add warmth and richness to your tracks, from the very series of desk that is associated with seminal albums from the likes of Nirvana, Dire Straits, and Pink Floyd. The Studer A800 Tape Recorder extension allows you to add the warmth and punch associated with magnetic tape, introducing various levels of harmonics and saturation into your signal flow. With a highly realistic Steinway Model B piano, emulation, a wide array of premium samples from Spitfire Audio, and unlimited track count. You’ll have nothing holding you back from making the greatest sounding records of your life.
Please Note: This is a free download for mac users who own a Thunderbolt Arrow or Apollo interface. It is not yet compatible with Windows.
Desktop 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion derived from the Apollo X rackmount interfaces
2 Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps
UAD-2 DUO Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency
Front-panel Unison-enabled Hi-Z instrument input and headphone out
Built-in Talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
Dedicated monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via optical ADAT/SPDIF input
Includes the «Realtime Analog Classics» UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more*
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, AU, and 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
Microphone Inputs: Two
High Impedance (Hi-Z) Instrument Inputs: One
Analog Line Inputs: Two
Analog Line Outputs (DC coupled): Two (four including Monitor outputs)
Analog Monitor Outputs (DC coupled): Two (one stereo pair)
Headphone Output: One stereo
Digital Input: One (ADAT or S/PDIF, selectable)
Simultaneous A/D Conversion: Two channels
Simultaneous D/A Conversion: Six channels
Supported Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
Bit Depth Per Sample: 24
Analog Round-Trip Latency: 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
Analog Round-Trip Latency through UAD legacy plug-ins (included) via Console software: 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate (no additional latency via Realtime UAD Processing)
Power Supply: External AC-to-DC Power Supply, Level VI compliant
AC Input Connector Type: IEC C8, non-polarized
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 percent
Maximum Power Consumption: 15 Watts (when portable host computer not charging)
Ambient Temperature Range: 32º to 104º F (0º to 40º C)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 6.31” (16.03 cm) x 2.60” (6.6 cm) x 5.86” (14.88 cm)
Weight (bare unit): 2.35 pounds (1.07 kg)
Product Code: APLTWXD-HE