The new Apollo Twin USB 3, is Universal Audio’s solution for a high-resolution desktop music production system for Windows-based systems (Windows 8.1 and Windows 7) which unfortunately have not yet had access to all the power and benefits of Thunderbolt technology. Still the Apollo Twin USB 3 maintains all the benefits of Realtime UAD Processing while the market waits for the soon to be launched Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 compatible drivers and computers - for both Windows 10 and Apple Mac.
The Apollo Twin USB 3 combines high-quality 24/192 kHz audio conversion with onboard Realtime UAD-2 DUO Processing in a ergonomic desktop design. Like its Thunderbolt Mac-oriented version, the new 2x6 USB 3 audio interface from Universal Audio allows Windows users to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins, using Neve, Studer, Manley, Marshall, API, and other best-in-class emulations of classic analog tones.
Universal Audio’s Unison technology 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. The onboard UAD-2 DUO Core processing allows UAD plug-ins to be used during realtime tracking and for mixing within Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, and more. This is only possible due to the breakthrough integration between Apollo’s digitally controlled analog inputs and its onboard UAD processing, allowing for sub-2ms latency.
Apart from running all UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS & AAX 64, the Apollo Twin USB interface 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, Softube Amp Room Essentials. It will begin shipping in October, 2015 with an estimated street price of $899 USD.