Apollo Twin X Duo
Apollo Twin X Duo

Apollo Twin X Duo

Regular price $1,229.00
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Universal Audio UA Audio Interfaces are the worlds most acclaimed professional recording interfaces for Mac and Windows delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. Built upon UAs 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin X starts with two Unison™-enabled mic preamps. Together with its included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins - which you can track through in real time with UAD-2 DUO or QUAD Core processing - Apollo Twin X is born to make records.

Key Features:

  • Best in class audio quality with improved 24-bit/192 kHz conversion

  • Realtime UAD Processing monitor and track through vintage compressors, EQs,

  • tape machines, and guitar amp/pedal plug-ins with near-zero latency

  • Two premium mic/line preamps; two line outs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output

  • Unison™ technology for stunning models of classic mic preamps and guitar amps

  • Built-in talkback microphone for communication and recording

  • Monitor remote functions can replace dedicated monitor controllers

  • UAD-2 DUO or QUAD DSP processing onboard

  • Thunderbolt 3 connection for blazing-fast PCIe speed on modern computers

  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality throughout

  • Cascade up to four Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices adding I/O and DSP as needed

Improved Monitoring and Built-In Talkback Mic
The new Apollo Twin X offers greatly improved monitor functionality versus the original Twin with Mute, DIM, Mono, and ALT speaker switching. It also includes dedicated monitor remote controls and a built-in Talkback mic for easy communication with talent and/or recording slate cues. These features, combined with Apollo Twin Xs scalability, make it the new standard for professional desktop recording.

Build a Networked Studio
Apollo Twin X offers up to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels. Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Apollo Twin X makes the perfect intelligent desktop controller for a full Apollo system.

Audio Interface
  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length (96 kHz max on S/PDIF inputs
  • Up to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels
  • Two channels of analog-to-digital conversion via:
  • Two balanced mic/line inputs
  • One Hi-Z instrument input
  • Six channels of digital-to-analog conversion via:
  • Digitally-controlled stereo monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone outputs
  • Line outputs 3-4
  • Up to eight channels of digital inputs via:
  • Eight channels ADAT optical with S/MUX for high sample rates, or
  • Two channels S/PDIF optical with sample rate conversion

                        Microphone Preamplifiers
                        • Two high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
                        • Front panel and software control of all preamp parameters
                        • Low cut filter, 48V phantom power, 20 dB pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking

                            • Independently-addressable stereo monitor outputs
                            • Independently-addressable stereo headphone outputs
                            • Independently-addressable line outputs 3-4 can be used for additional cue mix
                            • Front panel control of level, mute, dim, mono, alternate speakers, and talkback
                            • Built-in talkback microphone for communication and recording
                            • All outputs are DC coupled

                                      Thunderbolt Requirements:
                                      xTwin requires UA software Version 9.10.2 and higher.

                                      • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
                                      • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 equipped Mac computers require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
                                      • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, and 10.14 Mojave
                                      • Please note that Catalina is not yet fully tested with UAD software.

                                      Important: macOS High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina require manual steps to enable UAD software. For details, see this article.

                                      PC computer with built-in Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C port
                                      Windows 10 w/Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)
                                      Qualified Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter (sold separately)

                                      Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
                                      6 gigabytes available storage
                                      Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
                                      Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
                                      Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended

                                      For additional compatibility information, visit help.uaudio.com
                                      *Apollo Twin includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.