At Winter NAMM in Anaheim, Calif., Universal Audio is introducing the Apollo Twin High-Resolution Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing, a 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac. Apollo Twin combines the same high-quality 24/192kHz audio conversion found in Universal Audio's Apollo Series with onboard Realtime UAD SOLO or DUO Processing. Offering an ergonomic desktop design, rugged aluminum construction, and front panel headphone and instrument connections, Apollo Twin allows Mac users to record in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins available in the UA Online Store, including titles from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon, API and more.
Apollo Twin also introduces UA's Unison technology. Built on an integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing, Unison is said to unlock the authentic tone of the most sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps, including their all-important impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors.
Apollo Twin will ship with Universal Audio’s "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, the new 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, and more.
Available in both SOLO and DUO models (with either one or two Analog Devices SHARC processors, respectively), Apollo Twin is now shipping worldwide with estimated street prices of $699 (SOLO) and $899 (DUO).
UA adds that its Unison Technology will be available in Apollo DUO and Apollo QUAD in early 2014.