Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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  • Free Neve, Fairchild & UA Plug-Ins
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz Low-Latency Audio
  • One Powerful Realtime UAD DSP Processor
  • Class-Leading Sound Quality
  • High-Speed Thunderbolt Connectivity

Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo Thunderbolt Audio Interface

The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo Thunderbolt Audio Interface is a high speed thunderbolt interface capable of capturing audio up to 24-bit/192kHz with low-latency UAD plug-in processing. This premium-quality audio interface is ideal for a range of professional studio applications, perfect for capturing high quality audio recordings from both vocalists and instrumentalists. The UAD plug-ins provide you with a range of processing emulation, faithfully recreating classic tube amps and solid-state microphone preamps for added versatility. With its integrated headphones output, large control and vivid monitoring displays, the Apollo Twin Solo is the ideal choice for any professional digital musician.

Special Offer: From October 1st - December 31st, customers who purchase and register any new Universal Audio Apollo Twin audio interface will receive exclusive UAD plug-ins from Neve, Fairchild and UA, simply register your interface and you will receive your free plug-ins in the form of a download link.

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24-Bit/192 kHz Audio Quality

The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo Thunderbolt Audio Interface provides the perfect balance between analog connectivity and modern technology, supplying you with both microphone preamps and hi-z instrument inputs. Thanks to Universal Audio's 'Unison' technology, the Apollo Twin Solo's microphone preamps are designed to sound like classic tube and solid state preamps. This includes important impedance and gain stage 'sweet spots' creating that classic warmth and clarity. The interface itself delivers up to 24-bit/192kHz for exceptional audio quality and clarity, perfect for capturing studio-quality recordings.

UAD Plug-In Processing

The Apollo Twin Solo Interface provides with the full range of UAD Powered plug-ins, including everything from compressors, tape machines, reverb and vintage EQ's, the processing power allows you to run these plug-in at near-zero latency in a range of audio software. The UAD plug-ins include effects and processing from a range of infamous audio companies including: Moog, Roland, Studer, Lexicon and more. The onboard UAD-2 SOLO DSP Processing powers the UAD plug-ins, while reducing CPU usage. The plug-in selection featured with the Apollo Twin Solo includes the 'Realtime Analog Classics' bundle with includes guitar amps and tube mic preamps. Giving you full access to the UAD plug-in range allows you to capture high-quality recordings with that classic analog sound that many modern musicians sought after.

Thunderbolt Connection

The Apollo Twin Solo's Thunderbolt connection improves performance and response from the interface, featuring PCIe audio drivers for high-bandwidth and low-latency. A Thunderbolt connection deliver 12 times the bandwidth of a regular FireWire 800 connection, allowing you to connect a wide range of devices, including hard drives and HDMI/USB3 hubs.

Connectivity & Design

The Apollo Twin Solo features a 2-in/6-out configuration with two mic/line preamp, two analog monitor outputs and two analog line outputs for maximum versatility. it also features eight additional channels of digital inputs via the Optical connection. The two Hi-Z instrument inputs feature 1/4'' connectors, allowing you to connect and record instruments such as electric guitars with ease. Additionally, the Apollo Twin Solo features an integrated headphone jack for instant monitoring. The streamlined and sleek design of the Apollo Twin Solo makes it perfect for a standalone audio interface, with its large rotary control allowing you to dial in the correct level for a range of parameters. Around the rotary control is a LED display with shows decibel level for channels as well as the headphone input. The interface itself is constructed from metal and plastic for maximum durability, ideal for studio and live settings alike.


  • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • Single Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency
  • Thunderbolt connection for blazing-fast PCIe speed and rock-solid performance on modern Macs
  • New Unison technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps
  • 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
  • 2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels
  • Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical connection
  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Includes "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, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, 610-B Tube Preamp, and more
  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Audio Units, VST, RTAS & AAX 64 in all major DAWs
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks


  • Microphone Inputs: Two
  • Analog Line Inputs: Two
  • Hi-Z Instrument Inputs: One
  • Analog Line Outputs: Two (independent mix buses)
  • Analog Monitor Outputs: Two (one stereo pair, independent L/R mix buses)
  • Headphone Outputs: One stereo pair (independent L/R mix buses)
  • Digital Input Port: (TOSLINK optical) One (ADAT or S/PDIF, selectable)
  • Thunderbolt Port: One (Thunderbolt 2 compatible)
  • Supported Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • Bit Depth Per Sample: 24
  • Simultaneous A/D conversion: Two channels
  • Simultaneous D/A conversion: Six channels
  • Analog Round-Trip Latency: 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
  • Analog Round-Trip Latency with up to four serial UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Console application: 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
Line Inputs 1&2
  • Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs): Female ¼” TRS Balanced
  • Dynamic Range (A–weighting): 117.5 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A–weighting): 117.5 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: –108 dBFS
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): Greater than 60 dB (10’ cable)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Input Impedance: 10K Ohms
  • Gain Range: +10 dB to +65 dB
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain): 18 dBV
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain): –37 dBV
  • Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB
Microphone Inputs 1&2
  • Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs): Female XLR Balanced (pin 2 positive)
  • Phantom Power (switchable per input): +48V
  • Dynamic Range (A–weighting): 118 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A–weighting): 118 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: –110 dBFS
  • Equivalent Input Noise: –127 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): Greater than 70 dB (10’ cable)
  • Default Input Impedance: 5.4K Ohms (variable via Unison preamp model)
  • Gain Range: +10 dB to +65 dB
  • Pad Attenuation (switchable per input): 20 dB (variable via Unison preamp model)
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain, with Pad): 23.8 dBV
  • Maximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain, with Pad): –31.2 dBV
Line Output 3 &4
  • Jack Type: 1/4'' Female TRS Balanced
  • Dynamic Range (A–weighting): 118 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A–weighting): 118 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: –107 dBFS
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05 dB
  • Channel Separation: Greater than 120 dB
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
  • Maximum Output Level: 18 dBV
  • Power Supply: External AC to DC
  • AC Connector Type: Changable blades (UL, VDE, UK, SSA, CCC)
  • AC Requirements: 100V – 240V AC, 50 – 60 Hz
  • DC Connector Type: Male plug, 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, center positive
  • DC Requirements: 12 VDC, ±5
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 12 Watts
  • Width: 6.31”
  • Height: 2.60”
  • Depth, Chassis Only: 5.86”
  • Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions: 6.20”
  • Shipping Box (Length x Width x Height): 8” x 8” x 5.5” (20.32cm x 20.32cm x 13.97cm)
  • Shipping Weight (with box & accessories): 3.85 pounds
  • Weight (bare unit): 2.35 pounds

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