Universal Audio has announced that Apollo Twin MkII, a ground-up redesign of the company’s popular professional desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows, is now available.
With onboard Realtime UAD-2 SOLO, DUO, or all new QUAD processing, the portable, compact 2 x 6 Thunderbolt audio interface improves upon the original’s audio quality with completely redesigned A/D and D/A conversion, designed to provide increased dynamic range and very low THD.
Apollo Twin MkII also includes Unison technology, which allows its dual mic preamps and front-panel DI to sound and behave like popular tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes, including their impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors.
Based on integration between Apollo’s digitally controlled analog inputs and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets Apollo Twin MkII owners track through a range of colorful preamp emulations from Neve, API, Fender, and more with a high degree of accuracy.
Apollo Twin MkII also offers improved monitor functionality versus the original Apollo Twin — with mute, DIM, mono, and ALT speaker switching. It also includes monitor remote controls and a built-in talkback mic for easy communication with talent,or for recording slate cues.
Apollo Twin MkII comes with Universal Audio’s “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle, including legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, as well as the 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-in, and Softube Amp Room Essentials.
Apollo Twin MkII is now shipping with an estimated street price of $699 (SOLO), $899 (DUO), and $1,299 (QUAD).