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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII

Thunderbolt Audio Interface & Monitor Controller
Published June 2017
By Sam Inglis

The Apollo Twin MkII crams a  lot into its modestly sized back panel, including an optical input, a  Thunderbolt port, line and monitor outputs on quarter-inch jack sockets and mic/line inputs on combi-sockets.The Apollo Twin MkII crams a lot into its modestly sized back panel, including an optical input, a Thunderbolt port, line and monitor outputs on quarter-inch jack sockets and mic/line inputs on combi-sockets.

UA’s updated Apollo Twin packs in more DSP power and improved audio performance.

The packaging for Universal Audio’s latest audio interface uses three words to explain its appeal: “realtime analog recording”. It’s an odd description, if you think about it. After all, doesn’t recording always take place in real time? And how can recording to a Mac or PC be analogue in any meaningful sense? Yet, if you don’t take it too literally, it’s a neat summing up of UA’s USP, which is all about recreating not only the sound of classic high-end analogue gear, but also its immediacy.

This philosophy has served the company very well, and its latest manifestation is the Apollo Twin MkII. As the name suggests, this is a product that builds on the...

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Published June 2017