UA introduces Apollo Twin USB interface for Windows systems

Universal Audio has revealed the Apollo Twin USB High-Resolution Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing for Windows-based recording systems using USB 3.0.

This 2×6 USB audio interface combines 24/192 kHz audio conversion with onboard Realtime UAD-2 DUO Processing. With its ergonomic desktop design, aluminium 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 allows its mic preamps and front-panel DIs to sound and behave like a range of sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes — including their impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviours.

Based on integration between Apollo’s digitally controlled analogue inputs and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets Apollo Twin USB owners track through a range of preamp emulations from Neve, API, Marshall and more.

Apollo Twin USB comes with Universal Audio’s "Realtime Analogue Classics" UAD plug-in bundle, featuring legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equaliser, as well as the 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, Softube Amp Room Essentials.

Apollo Twin USB will begin shipping in October, 2015 with an estimated street price of £629.