Universal Audio tells us that, with its class-leading sound and Realtime UAD Processing, the Apollo Twin sets a new standard for desktop audio interfaces. They say that this 2x6 Mac Thunderbolt interface allows you to track high-resolution audio with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins -- ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features.
Universal Audio has also announced Unison technology (as featured in the Apollo Twin) at the show. They describe it as an audio processing breakthrough that enables the Apollo Audio Interfaces' onboard mic preamps to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps.
More than three years in the making, Unison is an exclusive analog/digital integration system that gives the user continuous, realtime, bi-directional control and interplay between Apollo's physical hardware and UAD software mic preamp models. With Unison, the Apollo mic preamp's analog impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and component-level circuit behaviors are adjusted in real time prior to analog-to-digital conversion to accurately emulate the target mic preamp model.
"Apollo was designed and built with mic preamp modeling in mind, and has included input impedance switching from the very beginning -- every Apollo mic preamp is Unison-ready," says Universal Audio CEO Bill Putnam Jr. "The UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ is the first of many Unison-enabled plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. It's included with the new Apollo Twin desktop interface, and will be available for all Apollo customers in Q1."
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Pricing and Availability:
$699 Street Price for Apollo Twin DUO
$899 Street Price for Apollo Twin QUAD
Affordable workstation type keyboard