The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo MkII Heritage Edition is a special edition of the Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Duo Thunderbolt audio interface that includes a suite of 5 award-winning UAD plug-ins.
The Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Duo is 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with real-time UAD-2 Duo Core Processing for Mac and Windows.
The Heritage Edition includes some of Universal Audio’s most popular plugin emulations including collections from Teletronix, Pultec and Universal Audio.
An Outstanding Audio Interface
The Universal Audio Duo MkII Heritage Edition sees many improvements over the first generation with improved audio conversion translating in increased dynamic range and stunning clarity, depth and accuracy, as well as an improved monitoring section and workflow.
Unison Mic Preamps
Two Unison-enabled mic preamps allow the user to record through meticulous emulations of some of the most sought-after mic preamps from the likes of Helios, Neve, API, Manley and more.
Unison technology recreates not only the tone of the emulated hardware but also the input impedance, gain stage and component-level circuit behaviour resulting in a new level of realism with virtually zero latency.
Not only does it sound like the real thing, it feels like it too. With Unison technology also available on the DI input, you can also get the same realism while tracking guitars through Universal Audio's stunning Fender, Marshall and Ampeg amp simulations.
With the built-in UAD-2 DSP technology, you can also record using all the UAD Powered plug-ins at near-zero latency. Record with Neve preamps onto a Studer tape machine even before hitting your DAW, or mix with Lexicon reverbs, Manley EQ and compressors and much more.
Thoughtfully placed next to the converters, the DSP processors let users record through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency. It’s like recording through some of the best hardware.
Build a Scalable Recording System over Thunderbolt
Further to its two Unison mic pres and line outs, the Twin Duo Mk II interface features optical ADAT/SPDIF input to connect an external mic preamp and increase your number of inputs up to ten and a built-in talkback microphone.
It is also scalable allowing you to grow your studio into a powerful recording solution when combined with up to three additional Thunderbolt Apollo audio interfaces and five total UAD-2 devices delivering incredible recording and mixing fire-power. The Apollo Twin X can be used as a monitor controller with additional DSP power in such systems.
A Complete Recording System with LUNA
Apollo interfaces are compatible with any DAW offering low-latency recording via their Console interface.
Used in combination with the LUNA Recording Software, the Apollo X series become a powerful and complete integrated recording system with the benefits of a flexible workstation and seamless integration of hardware and software.
LUNA's Accelerated Real-time Monitoring allows users to record and mix with near-zero latency without leaving its convenient one window workflow with unlimited track counts.
The free version of LUNA gives you everything you need to record and mix with your Apollo interface but additional extensions can be used to create even more powerful recording systems to provide in-the-box analogue tones with Tapes and Summing extensions as well as stunning virtual instruments.
LUNA is compatible with Audio Units ensuring compatibility with your existing plugins arsenal and virtual instruments.
Heritage Edition Collection
Included with the audio interface is the Realtime Analog Classics Plus which gives you the following Plugins:
- UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
- Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
- Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
- UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
- UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
- Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
- Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
- Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
- Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
- Precision Enhancer Hz
- Raw Distortion
- Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
- RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
The Heritage Edition also comes with additional plugins worth a total of $1300 which include:
- UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
- Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
- Pultec Passive EQ Collection
- UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
- Pure Plate Reverb