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Universal Audio releases Apollo Twin X and Apollo x4 Thunderbolt 3 audio interfaces

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Universal Audio has announced availability of its new Apollo x4 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface.

Universal Audio Apollo x4

Apollo x4 is an advanced desktop audio interface featuring elite-class A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from the award-winning Apollo X rackmount interfaces, four Unison-enabled mic preamps, and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for Mac and Windows.

Apollo x4 allows musicians and producers to easily track, overdub, and mix larger projects with award-winning Apollo X conversion. Built for musical collaboration, this 12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3 desktop interface features dual front-panel Hi-Z inputs and four mic preamps with 127 dB dynamic range, plus Realtime UAD Processing via built-in UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP — letting users track and mix with the full library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins with near-zero latency.

A powerful feature exclusive to UA audio interfaces, Unison technology gives Apollo x4 mic preamps the exact impedance characteristics, gain stage “sweet spots”, and unique circuit behaviors of the world’s most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes — including genuine emulations from API, Neve, Manley, SSL, UA and more.

With its unrivaled dynamic range, Realtime UAD Processing, and a host of included UAD plug-in titles via the Analog Classics Plus Bundle, Apollo x4 confidently outperforms everything in its class, giving users a fully-stocked analog studio right on their desktop, that’s made to collaborate.

Apollo x4 features

  • Flagship 12 x 18 Thunderbolt 3 desktop audio interface for Mac and Windows.
  • Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from acclaimed Apollo X rackmount interfaces.
  • 4 Unison mic/line preamps offering stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps.
  • UAD-2 QUAD Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency.
  • 2 front-panel Hi-Z instrument inputs and 2 independent headphone outputs.
  • Built-in talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues.
  • Includes monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls.
  • Up to 8 channels of additional digital I/O via Optical ADAT/SPDIF input and output.
  • Includes the Realtime Analog Classics Plus UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A, 1176, and Fairchild 670 compressors, plus Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more.

The Apollo x4 is priced $1,799 USD.

Universal Audio is now shipping the Apollo Twin X, an update to the world’s most popular professional desktop audio interface.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin X

Available in UAD-2 DUO or QUAD Core formats for running acclaimed UAD plug-ins in real time, this 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface provides unrivaled sonic detail with 127 dB dynamic range. This elite-class conversion represents a new gold standard in desktop audio quality, ensuring that Apollo Twin will be used to capture a new generation of hits.

Apollo Twin X also features dual Unison-enabled mic preamps and a front-panel Hi-Z instrument input. Unison technology gives Apollo Twin X users the impedance characteristics, gain stage “sweet spots”, and unique circuit behaviors of the world’s most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes — including authentic emulations from API, Neve, Fender, Manley, SSL, Helios, UA and more.

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin X confidently outperforms everything in its class. With its unrivaled dynamic range, Realtime UAD Processing, and an included bundle of popular UAD plug-ins, Apollo Twin X presents a fully-stocked analog studio, right on the desktop.

Apollo Twin X features

  • 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 desktop audio interface for Mac and Windows.
  • Elite-class A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from acclaimed Apollo X rackmount interfaces.
  • 2 Unison mic preamps offer stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps and guitar amps.
  • UAD-2 DUO or QUAD Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency.
  • Front-panel Unison-enabled Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output.
  • Built-in talkback mic for communication with studio talent and recording slate cues.
  • Improved 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 or S/PDIF.
  • Includes the Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle featuring the Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more.
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs.

Apollo Twin X is available now in stores worldwide for $899 USD-$1,399 USD.

More information: Universal Audio

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