Universal Audio Drops Apollo Twin X USB
Those who prefer Windows for their operating system (myself included) will probably tell you that Mac isn’t all that, but in truth, there’s a few pieces of exclusive hardware and software that are almost enough to make converts out of us. One such item, a desktop powerhouse that the manufacturer calls “the world’s most popular professional desktop audio interface”, will haunt us no longer. With the Apollo Twin X USB, Universal Audio finally gives Windows users the chance to utilize one of the most well-known and well-received audio interfaces on the market.
Largely unchanged from its highly successful predecessor, the new interface features subtle improvements and upgrades alongside the obviously different USB format.
- UAD-2 DUO Core Processors
- 10 x 6 USB 3 connectivity for Windows
- Up to 8 channels of additional digital input
- Built-in talkback mic
- Unison™ technology with modeled tube and transformer-based preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes
- UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST & AAX in all major DAWs
- Improved monitor functionality with added Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls
- 2 premium Unison mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
As a bonus, the interface comes with Universal Audio’s Realtime Analog Classics included. A collection of compressors, amps, a preamp, and an EQ, this plug-in bundle (valued at hundreds of dollars) gives you access to high-quality emulations of some legendary hardware.
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin X USB is now available from a variety of dealers- you can find the right one for you here on the manufacturer’s website. The device’s MAP is $999 US, with most sellers sticking close to that price.
Image credit: Universal Audio (Press)
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