Universal Audio Announces the Apollo Twin MkII Interface

Attempting to achieve enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel and flow of analog recording, Universal Audio has announced the second generation of its Apollo Twin Interface.

Universal Audio (UA) said the Apollo Twin MkII starts with two Unison-enabled mic preamps and the same next-generation A/D and D/A conversion found on UA’s flagship Apollo 8, 8p and 16 models. The unit is packaged with a bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins — which you can track through in real time with UAD-2 SOLO, DUO or QUAD Core processing.

The Apollo Twin MkII’s two Unison-enabled mic preamps has mic preamp emulations from NeveAPIManley and Universal Audio. It emulates the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

Rear panel of Apollo Twin MkII

Rear panel of Apollo Twin MkII

The Apollo Twin MkII provides a suite of analog emulation plug-ins including the Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs and the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp. It also gives users access to a full library of vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs and tape machines at near-zero latency, regardless of the audio software’s buffer size and without taxing the computer’s CPU.

The Apollo Twin MkII has completely redesigned A/D and D/A conversion — giving users increased dynamic range and ultra-low THD. This conversion results in clarity, depth and accuracy in recordings.

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