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Apollo Twin X
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Elite Audio Conversion and Unison Preamps, on your Desktop.

Apollo Twin X allows musicians and producers to easily track, overdub, and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, two Unison-enabled preamps, and available DUO or QUAD Core realtime UAD plug-in processing — all in a desktop Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows.

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin X confidently outperforms everything in its class with 127 dB D/A dynamic range, along with an included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins and LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully-stocked analog studio, right on your desktop.

Record and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion — with the widest dynamic range and lowest noise of any desktop interface

Two Unison-enabled preamps — track with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Helios, Neve, API, Manley, and more*

Onboard UAD processing lets you track and mix in realtime with included Teletronix LA‑2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, 610‑B Tube Preamp, and more

Includes LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated and inspiring music production application

Two Unison Preamps: Get the Genuine Sound of Neve®, Helios, API, Manley & More

Apollo Twin X features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve®, Helios, API, Manley, Universal Audio and many more. 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.

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD DUO or QUAD Core DSP Acceleration. Simply place a Unison preamp plug-in on your mic input in Apollo Console software, and it physically reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance — so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world’s most recorded mic preamps.

Watch the Unison Shoot Out (hardware vs. software) video

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion

With thousands of hit songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are used to track exceptional-sounding records every day. To improve on the previous generation of desktop Apollo interfaces’ class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers redesigned the Twin’s audio conversion to deliver a striking 127 dB dynamic range and -117 dB THD+N, giving Apollo Twin X a spacious, organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high-end converters.

Apollo: The Choice of New-School Professionals

Apollo is the confirmed choice of hit-making professionals, used to record landmark albums by Kendrick Lamar (DAMN.), Chris Stapleton (From A Room: Volume 1), Arcade Fire (Everything Now), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys), and many more. The Apollo range of interfaces has earned numerous industry awards from Sound on Sound, Future Music, and Electronic Musician — as well as the prestigious TEC Award for computer audio hardware five years running.

A Full Suite of Classic<br>Analog Processing Onboard

A Full Suite of Classic
Analog Processing Onboard

Right out of the box, Apollo Twin X offers a suite of incredible analog emulation plug‑ins including the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, Pultec EQs, and the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ. Developed by UA’s world-renowned team of algorithm engineers, these Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins set the standard by which all other hardware emulation plug-ins are judged.

From the tube warmth of the Pultec EQ on guitars, to the gentle limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, your recordings will take a giant leap forward in rich, sonically complex analog sound.

See Included Plug-Ins   |   Watch the live tracking video

Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics plug-ins, Apollo Twin X lets you tap into the full library award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, Compressors, Reverbs, Tape Machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.

With exclusive emulations from Neve, Lexicon, Capitol Studios, API, Manley, Ampex, Fender, and more, it’s like having an endless analog studio, right on your desktop. And unlike competing interfaces, these DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

Record with Vintage Amps

Apollo Twin X also includes Unison technology on its front panel instrument input, giving you access to dead-on emulations of guitar and bass amps like the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe, Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959, and the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier.

LUNA Recording System<br />Deep Apollo Integration with a Fast, Natural Workflow

LUNA Recording System
Deep Apollo Integration with a Fast, Natural Workflow

Apollo X series interfaces work with all major DAWs. But they become a fully integrated recording system with LUNA, Universal Audio’s groundbreaking music production application for Mac. Harness LUNA’s Accelerated Realtime Monitoring™ and power your workflow with a host of built-in features and optional extensions — from genuine Neve summing and integrated Studer tape, to inspiring LUNA instruments, and more.

Additional Connections & Built‑in Talkback

Additional Connections & Built‑in Talkback

WIth its two onboard Unison-equipped preamps, two line outs, and optical ADAT/SPDIF input — plus dedicated monitor remote controls and a built-in Talkback mic — the 10 x 6 Apollo Twin X gives you the I/O you need for professional tracks and mixes.

Available as Apollo Heritage Edition

Available as Apollo Heritage Edition

Featuring 5 premium UAD titles— including complete plug-in Collections of our award-winning Teletronix® and UA 1176 compressors, Pultec® EQs, UA 610 mic preamps, and more — Apollo Heritage Edition gives you a curated analog studio, right out of the box.

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Build a Networked Studio

Build a Networked Studio

Users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo interface can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Once you expand your studio with an Apollo x6, x8, x8p, or x16 rackmount unit, you can use Apollo Twin X as a desktop monitor control while still tapping its additional I/O and DSP power.

*Apollo Twin X includes the “Realtime Analog Classics” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately.

Realtime Analog Classics Bundle

With the Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle, you get legendary compressors like the Teletronix® LA-2A and EQs like the Pultec® EQP-1A, stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, as well as UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.

  • UA 610‐B
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
  • Teletronix LA‐2A Legacy
  • UA 1176LN Legacy
  • UA 1176SE LegacyBABESCOM欧美熟妇
  • Pultec EQP‐1A Legacy
  • Pultec Pro Legacy
  • Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Delay Modulation
  • Precision Delay Modulation L
  • Raw Distortion
  • RealVerb‐Pro

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ

Impart your tracks with the iconic warmth and character of the classic hardware used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects organic detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology.

Marshall<sup>®</sup> Plexi Classic AmplifierBABESCOM欧美熟妇

Marshall® Plexi Classic Amplifier

The undisputed alpha dog of rock and roll guitar amps, the Marshall “plexi” amplifier is as legendary as the music it helped create. From Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, Duane Allman to Eric Clapton, the Plexi’s punishing melange of snarl, sustain, smoothness, and raunch defined the sound of rock. Developed by Softube, the Marshall Plexi Classic Amp plug-in gives you the sound of this iconic amp with a perfectly placed microphone from engineer Tony Platt who recorded AC/DC’s Back in Black and Highway to Hell.

Teletronix<sup>®</sup> LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)

With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world — especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for guitar, bass, drums, and more.

1176SE/LN<sup>®</sup> Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)

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Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world’s most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176LN has graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, to the White Stripes and Michael Jackson.

Pultec<sup>®</sup> Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

Pultec® Pro Equalizers (Legacy)

Mix with two of the most sought-after hardware EQs ever made — the MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the EQP-1A Program Equalizer. Both of these tube-based icons deliver smooth and silky EQ curves with an abundance of warm analog character.

Ampeg<sup>®</sup> SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

Introduced in 1969, the Ampeg SVT bass amp is still the reigning king of high-powered tube bass tone. Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp plug-in perfectly captures the raw power and punch that has made this the go-to amp for rock, funk, and soul players. Track in real time using Unison™ preamp technology for the tone, touch, and feel of a real SVT bass amp, or transform bland DI tracks with the thunderous roar of a stone cold classic.

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Precision Mix Rack Collection

Featuring the Precision Channel Strip, Precision Reflection Engine, and Precision Delay Modulation plug-ins, the Precision Mix Rack Collection offers four modern, high-fidelity plug-ins for recording and mixing. Powerful and intuitive, Precision Mix Rack Collection gives you an impressive tool set — perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

Raw Distortion

Raw Distortion

Modeled from a vintage early-’80s Pro Co Rat, Raw Distortion delivers all the gritty dynamic raunch of the legendary stompbox. And with Unison™ technology, you can plug in to Apollo Twin, 8, or 8p’s front-panel Hi-Z instrument jack and experience the same circuit interaction, gain range, and clip points for the true tone, feel, and response of the original hardware.

RealVerb Pro

RealVerb Pro

RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb based on UA’s own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond simply big/small or dark/bright, giving your sources distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverb tail.

Key Features

Desktop 10 x 6 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows with elite A/D and D/A conversion inherited directly from the 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

Produce with LUNA Recording System — a fully-integrated recording application made for Apollo (Mac/Thunderbolt)

Front-panel Unison™-enabled Hi-Z instrument input and headphone out

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. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately

Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, and AAX 64 in all major DAWs

Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers

Apollo X Series System Requirements


  • Thunderbolt 3 cable (not included)
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • 6 gigabytes available storage
  • Quad Core i7 or better processor recommended
  • For additional compatibility information, visit


  • Available Thunderbolt 1, 2, or 3 port
  • Thunderbolt 1 and 2 connections require an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (not included)
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, or 11 Big Sur


  • Available Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Windows 10 (64-Bit Edition)

Customer Reviews

Apollo Twin X

Overall Rating

s. fagunwa

January 1, 2021


Best Choice

J. Linares

December 31, 2020

Apollo twin x duo

By far the best investment I’ve done as a growing producer.

S. El Hammami

December 31, 2020

Feelings rebirth

1st : it works on my 2015 asus motherboard card with an asus thunderbold3 pcie card and windows 10 up to date.
2nd : I've never thought I could reach this quality of mix thanks to details of the sound and high quality plugins ! My Focal speakers are now used at their expected level of quality.
I was limited to premixing ... now I can definitely mix and master my music !
Sounds so amazing fully deserved 5 stars
Ps : Great tech support and great end years offers on plugins

H. Nguyen

December 31, 2020


Very good quality

v. iue

December 30, 2020

“The” Apollo Twin X

A. M. A. Z. I. N. G. !!!!!!!!!!
That’s it!

e. joyce

December 30, 2020

Excellent (Windows User)

I bought the Twin X as a replacement for an Aarow. The difference is night and day. I use a Kemper for recording and could never get the same sound through the Arrow as what I was hearing through the Kemper headphone jack. I now use Spdif in from Kemper into an adapter and into the optical input of the Twin X, bypassing any further a/d conversion. The sound is perfect. The X converters are also amazing on the Twin X. For vocals the warmth and clarity of tone before any processing is top notch. I'm using Windows and just like the Arrow it works flawlessly on my system. I have 2 octo satellites with usb inputs and the twin X runs on Thunderbolt obviously and it all works together great when mixing in Pro Tools. As usual with Universal Audio, the Twin X is worth the money. If you are in the market for a professional quality interface, you really won't go wrong with the Twin X. Cant recommend it enough. An easy 5 stars from me!


December 29, 2020


very good device!

N. jayawardana

December 29, 2020

about windows

I'm windows user and my device is apollo twin x and it work well with windows , indeed , i love my twin x : Nalin Jayawardana

L. Huber

December 29, 2020

Great Workflow!

The first time I used this product, I immediately felt that I really like the workflow. I think the combination of Software/Hardware to control my Device is awesome (I really like to click and turn knobs, but nevertheless the software is great and offers superior control of the device)

T. Furlong

December 28, 2020

Great sounding interface. LUNA is awesome

I moved to the UA universe after having many successful years of Pro Tools. I must admit, I was limping along with Pro Tools 8. What can I say, I’m cheap. The improvement in sonic quality was stunning. After a couple of hours getting LUNA and Apollo Twin X to get happy with my three year old iMac, everything is good now. I don’t need to have plug ins and I’m kind of afraid I might love them. I mostly do internet sessions for artists and songwriters. BTW, I figured out almost everything about LUNA without watching any videos nor cracking a book. I play pedal steel and my steel sounds GREAT ! Thanks UA for a great product. I use it almost everyday.

z. tatar

December 28, 2020



N. Rang

December 28, 2020

Just save your self the hassle of deciding and get the Quad

UAD plugins are the pinnacle. Once you use them, there's no going back only forward. Buy as much DSP as possible upfront.

D. Robinson

December 27, 2020

Great in every way

Title says it all really. Sounds fabulous. Very good tactile interface. Rock solid performance. Very reasonably price for what you get!


S. Coffey

December 26, 2020

Best plugins I've ever used

This really helped me get back into writing music again when I found myself in a creative rut. I use these plugins on EVERYTHING.

Really wish this would support big sur so I could get the most out of my macbook.

R. Boyd

December 26, 2020

Flawless Clarity!! Round and warm where I need it!

I had to setup another little room to run multiple projects and this Twin Quad X is not letting me down! And LUNA is pretty nice too!

J. Tar

December 26, 2020

Not for Windows

If you are a Windows user, like me - don't buy it. The fact that a firm, any firm, relies on plug-ins (from a dead man - ASIO) to make their product work is shameful. Somehow, UA has not found the motivation or innovation to make their PRO gear work within the Windows operating environment, using their own software. Yes, that's the sad truth. Shameful. And if you don't use the (deadman's) unsupported ASIO driver, you get crackled crap audio.

AND apparently, this issue has existed FOR YEARS.. and shame on me for not finding out about it until I spent $1300 on my Quad X.

Of course, this review will never see the public eye, but I'll be sure to post it elsewhere to help prompt motivation and innovation to fix this matter.

J. Tar

December 26, 2020

Not for Windows

If you are a Windows user, like me - don't buy it. The fact that a firm, any firm, relies on plug-ins (from a dead man - ASIO) to make their product work is shameful. Somehow, UA has not found the motivation or innovation to make their PRO gear work within the Windows operating environment, using their own software. Yes, that's the sad truth. Shameful. And if you don't use the (deadman's) unsupported ASIO driver, you get crackled crap audio.

AND apparently, this issue has existed FOR YEARS.. and shame on me for not finding out about it until I spent $1300 on my Quad X.

Of course, this review will never see the public eye, but I'll be sure to post it elsewhere to help prompt motivation and innovation to fix this matter.

J. Zwiebel

December 23, 2020

Single Most Useful Tool

I was lucky enough to win the Quad incl. Plugin Bundle. For Tracking and Live, this has enhanced the fun and efficiency of making music by factor X.

g. Normandin

December 21, 2020

Tout simplement WOW

C’est le Mac des cartes de sons, rien de moins!

A. Brickhouse

December 18, 2020

Better quality than the focusrite

Exceptional quality and the very best I've ever used