Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Heritage Edition
Elite Audio Conversion and Unison Preamps, on your Desktop.
Twin X allows musicians and producers to easily track, overdub, and
mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, two Unison-enabled
preamps, and available DUO or QUAD Core realtime UAD plug-in
processing — all in a desktop Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for
Mac and Windows.
Built upon UA’s 60-year
heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin X confidently
outperforms everything in its class with 127 dB D/A dynamic range,
along with an included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins and
LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully-stocked analog studio,
right on your desktop.
Record and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion — with the widest dynamic range and lowest noise of any desktop interface
Two Unison-enabled preamps — track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Helios, Neve, API, Manley, and more*
Onboard UAD processing lets you track and mix in realtime with included Teletronix LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, 610‑B Tube Preamp, and more
Includes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated and inspiring music production application
Two Unison Preamps: Get the Genuine Sound of Neve®, Helios, API, Manley & More
Apollo Twin X features two Unison-enabled mic
preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations
from Neve®, Helios, API, Manley, Universal Audio and many
more. Exclusive to UA Audio Interfaces, Unison technology nails the
tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres —
including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and
the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.
secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between
Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD DUO or QUAD Core DSP
Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input
in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo
interface's impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of
the world’s most recorded mic preamps.
Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion
With thousands of hit songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are used to track exceptional-sounding records every day. To improve on the previous generation of desktop Apollo interfaces’ class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers redesigned the Twin’s audio conversion to deliver a striking 127 dB dynamic range and -117 dB THD+N, giving Apollo Twin X a spacious, organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high-end converters.
Apollo: The Choice of New-School Professionals
Apollo is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals, used to record landmark albums by Kendrick Lamar (DAMN.), Chris Stapleton (From A Room: Volume 1), Arcade Fire (Everything Now), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys), and many more. The Apollo range of interfaces has earned numerous industry awards from Sound on Sound, Future Music, and Electronic Musician — as well as the prestigious TEC Award for computer audio hardware five years running.
Full Suite of Classic
Analog Processing Onboard
Right out of the box, Apollo Twin X offers a suite of incredible
analog emulation plug‑ins including the world’s only
authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the UA 610-B Tube
Preamp & EQ. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm
engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard
by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.
From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.
Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins
the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, Apollo Twin X lets
you tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins —
including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines and more —
at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer
size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.
With exclusive emulations from Neve, Lexicon, Capitol Studios, API, Manley, Ampex, Fender, and more, it’s like having an endless analog studio, right on your desktop. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.
Learn how to Record with Apollo
In this video, producer Fab Dupont (Shakira, Santigold) shows you how to easily set up and capture album-ready sounds using Apollo, Console software, and LUNA Recording System.
Additional Connections & Built‑in Talkback
With its two onboard Unison-equipped preamps, two line outs, and optical ADAT/SPDIF input — plus dedicated monitor remote controls and a built-in Talkback mic — the 10 x 6 Apollo Twin X gives you the I/O you need for professional tracks and mixes.
Available as Apollo Heritage Edition
Featuring 5 premium UAD titles— including complete plug-in Collections of our award-winning Teletronix® and UA 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, UA 610 mic preamps, and more — Apollo Heritage Edition gives you a curated analog studio, right out of the box.
Build a Networked Studio
Users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interface can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Once you expand your studio with an Apollo x6, x8, x8p, or x16 rackmount unit, you can use Apollo Twin X as a desktop monitor control while still tapping its additional I/O and DSP power.
Desktop 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
with elite A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from the
acclaimed Apollo X rackmount interfaces
2 Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps
UAD-2 DUO or QUAD Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency
Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)
Front-panel Unison™-enabled Hi-Z instrument input and headphone out
Built-in Talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
Improved monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical ADAT or S/PDIF
Includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs
Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers