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Universal Audio Launch Apollo Twin Solo and Duo Audio Interfaces

Universal Audio has just announced the release of the Apollo Twin Solo and Apollo Twin Duo desktop thunderbolt audio interfaces.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin

Unlike the Apollo Duo, Quad and 16 designed with producers and engineers in mind, the Apollo Twin is targeted at the singer songwriter or the bedroom producer looking for a high quality audio interface with high-quality preamps and conversion, as well as the power and flexibility of real-time UAD-2 Processing. Indeed, just like its bigger siblings, the Apollo lets you record using Universal Audio's array of superb-sounding plug-ins with less than 2ms latency.

The Apollo Twin features 2 mic/line preamps, two analogue outputs, 2 digitally-controlled monitor outputs for full resolution monitoring at low level, Hi-Z input and headphone output at the front. Additional 8 digital inputs can also be added via the optical input connection at the back giving you a total of 10 inputs for recording a full band or a drum kit.

The Apollo Twin’s desktop design gives you quick access to all the most important features from gain, monitor level, Hi-pass filter, input type, phantom power and phase reversal, all accessible at your fingertips or at the turn of the central big knob.

Of course just like the other interfaces in the Apollo range, a UAD-2 processor is included. How much DSP depends on your choice of interface and, as the name suggests, you get one SHARC DSP in the solo and two in the DUO. The UAD-2 DSP can be used for tracking and mixing, and using thunderbolt technology you get more instances and much more bandwidth out of them, which is great news. After all, more equals better right?

If that wasn’t enough, The Apollo Twin features brand new Unison technology which not only lets you use UAD emulations at near zero latency, but also mimics the behaviour and sound of the best solid-state and valve hardware preamps from impedance load, gain stage sweet spot and component level circuit behaviours. This adds another level of realism never attained before when using software emulation. To test this technology Universal Audio has included a new preamp emulation, the Universal 610-B Tube Preamp, giving you the beautiful valve colour of Bill Putnam’s Console as heard on Sinatra’s and Van Halen’s albums.

The Apollo Twins are really keenly priced with the Apollo Twin Solo costing a mere £579 and the Apollo Twin Duo £739. Yep, you can finally get a high-quality audio interface and DSP technology at an impressively affordable price.  For more info or to pre-order yours, contact us at sales@kmraudio.com, or on the phone on 020 8445 2446. Alternatively visit our North London showroom or Richmond sales office.

Paul Lavigne

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