Universal Audio in Scotts Valley, Calif., announces the 2×6 Apollo Twin USB High-Resolution Desktop Interface ($899 estimated street price)with Realtime UAD Processing for Windows-based recording systems using USB 3.It combines 24-bit/192kHz audio conversion with onboard Realtime UAD-2 DUO Processing, and offers an ergonomic desktop design, rugged aluminum construction, and front panel headphone and instrument connections.
Apollo Twin USB allows Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users to record in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins from Neve, Studer, Manley, Marshall, API, and more.
Apollo Twin USB also features Unison technology, which, the company states, allows its mic preamps and front panel DIs to sound and behave like the world’s most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes, including impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors.
Based on breakthrough integration between Apollo’s digitally controlled analog inputs and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets Apollo Twin USB owners track through a range of colorful preamp emulations from Neve, API, Marshall and more with amazing accuracy.
Apollo Twin USB comes 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, as well as the 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, Softube Amp Room Essentials.
Universal Audio says that it will begin shipping Apollo Twin USB in October 2015.