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The Universal Audio Heritage Edition Apollo Twin X DUO is an elite 10x6 desktop interface for home studios and on-the-go music producers. Featuring a pair of Unison-enabled microphone preamps, a Hi-Z instrument input, dedicated monitor outputs, two line-level outs and 8-channel digital expansion over ADAT, the Twin X is the ideal companion for recording vocals, guitar, bass, synth and more. Two DSP chips let you offload plug-in processing to the Apollo, enabling real-time tracking through Unison preamps and UAD effects with virtually zero latency. This functionality is a hallmark feature of the Apollo interface series, providing musicians, engineers and producers access to authentic analog tone entirely in the box. Capture your purest recordings yet with the UA Apollo Twin X DUO Heritage Edition.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Heritage Edition Plug-ins

Special Heritage Edition Plug-in Bundle

The Apollo Twin X Heritage Edition interface comes with a special collection of five Universal Audio plug-ins. These include full suites of Teletronix and 1176 compression, UA 610 Unison preamps, every Pultec EQ and Pure Plate Reverb. Together, these award-winning UAD plug-ins are valued at over $1,300. As with every Apollo, the Twin X Heritage Edition also comes with the Realtime Analog Classics software package, so you can get familiar with the UAD ecosystem from the moment you plug it in.  

Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Heritage Edition Preamps

Two Preamps With Unison Technology

With the Apollo Twin X DUO, you can track through UAD plug-ins in real time using the Console application and up to two built-in, Unison-enabled preamps. Unison is a proprietary UA hardware/software technology that accurately replicates the sound and feel of iconic preamplifiers by Neve, SSL, API, Manley and others, right down to component-level circuitry. The tech reconfigures Apollo microphone preamps’ input impedance and gain staging response to match that of the emulated device. As a result, you can harness the sound of legendary studio preamps in UAD format—the Twin X DUO gain knob controls the plug-in’s corresponding dial in real time. Additionally, each channel in Console has four virtual inserts, after your Unison mic pre, to load up more effects. They can then be placed in the record or monitor path, to print UAD plug-ins à la the analog days, or give your artist a fully decked-out headphone mix without committing to sounds on the way in.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Heritage Edition Recording Guitar

Ample DUO Core Processing

Record, mix and master with more DSP-powered UAD plug-ins, driven by DUO Core processing found in the Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Thunderbolt 3 interface. The included Realtime Analog Classics and special Heritage Edition plug-in bundles contain digital emulations of famous gear, like the Pultec EQ, LA-2A compressor, a Marshall Plexi and an Ampeg SVT-VR bass amp, arming you with a studio’s worth of timeless equipment. DUO Core processing also opens the Twin X interface up to the entire DSP-based UAD library, so you can track and mix with the best of the best in analog modeling while freeing up native CPU horsepower.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Heritage Edition Desktop Interface

Exceptionally Detailed Recordings

Through the Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Heritage Edition interface, it’s never been easier to achieve professional-quality recordings anywhere. Apollo converters and preamps are reputed for their stellar sound that’s been described as spacious, organic and ultrarealistic, as if the performer is in the room with you. Still, UA made striking improvements to its already proven conversion in the latest Apollo Twin, increasing dynamic range to 127dB and reducing THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion Plus Noise) to an undetectable -117dB. These desirable sonic traits have been all over hit records since the Apollo series’ inception in 2012, and the Twin X DUO Heritage Edition, with its current-day components, takes pristine audio fidelity to new heights.

The Heritage Edition Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Thunderbolt 3 interface is a high-end studio upgrade, showcasing uncompromising design, superior components and outstanding build quality. Two Unison-enabled preamps and DUO Core DSP encourage you to dive into UA’s world of analog emulation, which recreates the iconic tones of pro audio’s most valued equipment in exquisitely accurate detail. There’s never been a better time to take a plunge into the Universal Audio Apollo series—stop by your local Guitar Center to check out a Heritage Edition Twin X.

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  • A special edition of UA's acclaimed Apollo Twin X interface—with a premium suite of five award-winning plug-in titles from Teletronix, Pultec and UA—a $1,300 value
  • Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion derived from the Apollo X rackmount interfaces
  • Two Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps
  • UAD DUO Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency
  • Produce with LUNA Recording System—a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac only) 
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, AU and AAX 64 formats in all major DAWs
  • Compatible with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live and more
  • Front-panel Unison-enabled Hi-Z instrument input and headphone out
  • Built-in Talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues
  • Dedicated monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM and ALT monitor controls 
  • Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via optical ADAT/SPDIF input
  • Also includes “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Marshall Plexi Classic, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic and more
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components and premium build quality

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Apollo X Series System Requirements

  • All
  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 6 gigabytes available storage
  • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
  • For additional compatibility information, visit UA's website
  • Mac
  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, or 10.15 Catalina
  • PC
  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)
Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 192kHz
  • Analog inputs: 2
  • Digital inputs: 1
  • Mic preamps: 2
  • 1/4” only jacks: 1
  • Analog outputs: 2
  • 1/4” out: 1 
Other Connectivity
  • Connections: Thunderbolt 3
  • Headphone output(s): 1
Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac, Windows
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
  • Width: 6.31"
  • Height: 2.6"
  • Depth: 6.2"
  • Weight: 2.35 lb.

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One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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