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Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO Heritage Edition

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A Universal Audio exclusive, Unison is a proprietary hardware-software integration that nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid-state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level circuit behaviors.

And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing. And it goes a step further, with a software suite of 5 award-winning UAD plug-in titles, featuring Collections from Teletronix, ® Pultec, ® and UA. You can add EQs, compressors, whole channel strips or whatever else you like to your signal before you commit to tracking. Further to its two Unison mic pres and line outs, the Twin X interface features optical ADAT/SPDIF input to connect an external mic preamp and increase your number of inputs up to ten as well as a built-in talkback microphone.

Elite-Class A/D and D/A ConversionWith thousands of hit songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo Twin interfaces are used to create exceptional-sounding records every day. Shuddering at the thought of having to go through everything and sort the ones we can use from the ones that won’t go past a 14-day trial, we move it to the back of our mind for a later date and proceed onwards.

Apollo's A/D and D/A conversion sounds incredibly detailed, with great clarity and a tight, punchy low end. As an Apollo owner, the installation process was pretty simple and immediately I got it running with new plugins I got. The Apollo Twin X also boasts a Hi-Z instrument input for use with guitar or bass instruments, matching the impedance and gain of Universal Audio's range of amplifier emulations perfectly. Apollo Twin X Heritage Edition has all the benefits of the acclaimed Apollo Twin X, including elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, DUO Core realtime UAD plug-in processing, Unison-enabled mic preamps, and full LUNA Recording System integration.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. You'll be able to add warmth and richness to your tracks, from the very series of desk that is associated with seminal albums from the likes of Nirvana, Dire Straits, and Pink Floyd.

Recording vocals through the Unison-enabled preamps with their analog emulations gives a warmth and depth that I used to think was only achievable with high-end outboard gear. Exclusive to UA Audio Interfaces, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.Moving on to actual recording, we load up our copy of Pro Tools and commence to set things up there. It is also important to know before updating/upgrading that MacOS Big Sur is only compatible with Thunderbolt and PCIE-based devices.

Unison technology nails the tone of these sought after tube and solid state mic pres including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component level circuit behaviours of the original hardware.

These plugins feature exclusive emulations of iconic gear from revered names like Neve, Lexicon, Capitol Studios, API, Manley, Ampex, Fender, and more. It feels sturdy and durable, and its compact size makes it a snug fit even in my cluttered desk space.

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