New Gear Review: Universal Audio Apollo Twin

Apollo Twin is a desktop Thunderbolt audio interface for Macs that uses the same 24/192 kHz A/D/D/A conversion as the Universal Audio Apollo rack units. Inside, the Apollo Twin includes either a UAD Solo or Duo UAD processing card.


You can have up to 6 X 2 channels of simultaneous input/output channels. Up to 8 channels of additional digital audio input is possible using the ADAT optical. The two digitally-controlled analog microphone pre-amps feature high-pass input filters, 48-volt phantom powering, a -20dB attenuator and polarity flip.

Apollo Twin is built in a rugged aluminum case with accessible front panel headphone and instrument connections. The interface allows Mac users to record in real time (latency of less than 2ms) through the UAD Powered Realtime Analog Classics Plug-In bundle.

With Apollo Twin, UA also introduces the new Unison™ Technology. By integrating Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing, Unison recreates the sound of the most sought after tube and solid-state mic preamps.

Available in both SOLO and DUO models, Apollo Twin is priced at $699 (SOLO) and $899 (DUO).


By Barry Rudolph

MiniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com