Thursday, January 23, 2014

UA Apollo Twin Desktop Thunderbolt Interface

Universal Audio announced their new Thunderbolt Desktop Interface the Apollo Twin for NAMM 2014. I'm a longtime UAD fan and I can't wait to get my hands on this unit. It's currently Thunderbolt 2 for Mac only and is available as a Duo ($899) or Solo (699) configuration. This will be a great addition to my portable rig.


  • UAD-2 DUO DSP Processing onboard
  • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage-style plug-ins with near-zero latency*
  • High-bandwidth Thunderbolt connection to modern Macs
  • 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
  • Unique Mic Pre modeling plugin
  • 2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
  • Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical connection
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Includes "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy editions of the LA-2A  Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, and more
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Audio Units, VST, RTAS & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

Take a look at this video by Future Music Magazine showcasing the Apollo Twin's features:

Here's another video by James at showing the Apollo Twin being used to record live guitar: