High-Resolution USB 3 desktop interface with realtime UAD processing and Unison technology 15/09/15
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Universal Audio has announced a new version of the compact audio interface previously only available for Thunderbolt-equipped Macs - Windows users can now get their hands on the Apollo Twin USB, a High-Resolution Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing for Windows-based recording systems using USB 3.
The Apollo Twin USB is a 2x6 USB audio interface that combines high-quality 24/192 kHz audio conversion with onboard Realtime UAD-2 DUO Processing. UA says that, with its ergonomic desktop design, rugged aluminum 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 UA tells us allows its mic preamps and front-panel DIs to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes -- including their all-important impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and circuit behaviors. Based on breakthrough integration between Apollo's digitally controlled analog inputs and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets Apollo Twin USB owners track through a range of colorful preamp emulations from Neve, API, Marshall and more with amazing accuracy.
Apollo Twin USB comes with Universal Audio's "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle, featuring 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 plug-in and Softube Amp Room Essentials.
Apollo Twin USB DUO Audio Interface -- Key Features:
Desktop 2x6 USB 3 audio interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
Unison technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes
2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
Combine with UAD-2 DSP Accelerators for added UAD plug-in processing power
Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical connection
Includes "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle, featuring Legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, 610-B Tube Preamp, and more
Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS & AAX 64
Pricing and Availability: Apollo Twin USB will begin shipping in October, 2015 with an estimated street price of $899 / £659.