Universal Audio, have today announced a version of their hitherto Mac-only Thunderbolt Apollo Twin audio interface with UAD Processing designed for Windows-based recording systems using USB 3.
The 2-in, 6-out USB audio interface combines 24/192 kHz audio conversion with onboard Realtime UAD-2 DUO Processing. Its aluminium, desktop designfeatures front-panel headphone and instrument connections and allows Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users to record in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins from Neve, Studer, Manley, Marshall, API, and more.
Like the Thunderbolt version, Apollo Twin USB also features Unison technology, which 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.
Based on breakthrough integration between Apollo’s digitally controlled analog inputs and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets Apollo Twin USB owners track through a range of colorful preamp emulations from Neve, API, Marshall and more with amazing accuracy.
Apollo Twin USB 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.
Apollo Twin USB will begin shipping in October, 2015 with an estimated street price of £629 — the same as the Mac/Thunderbolt version. Read more about the original Apollo Twin in our review here (http://sosm.ag/jun14apollotwin).