Apollo Twin USB
Apollo Twin USB
loving it with drums
I use quite a few sampled beats and drum machines and this one gels nicely. I do like the AMS reverb too, but this one is good when I am going for a different organic vibe. I like to go subtle with this reverb, while I will crank the verb a little more with the AMS. Just kinda how I am feeling it right now. A nice tool.
Surprisingly good for strumming
and a sweet natural compression...
Dies war mein erster Kontakt mit UA-Hardware und wird nicht der letzte seine (Satellite Octo ist bereits bestellt). Super Qualität, keine Treiberprobleme (MAX OSX Thunderbolt) und Plugins die richtig Spass machen. Ich bin schon auf die nächsten Entdeckungen gespannt.
I am running this in unison for a few different bass players and they are having a hard time not being able to tell the difference. And these guys own and use the Big A#$ SVT's
I purchased apollo Twin Duo USB and I found myself very badly, I had problems with drivers, and I had to give it back to back, this thing is not very nice
Fantastic Portable Solution
This replaced my Presonus central station, Mackie Black Jack, and a bazillion
wires to hookup... The 2 mic pres are great too. If you're looking for a powerful all in
one, the Apollo twin is the way to go. (I have the Tbolt, even better!)
the reason I choose this Apollo Twin is because of the softwares. Also my teacher recommended it to me. I'm so excited to record me sining with this device. hope you develop and provide more plug-ins for costumers who purchased the product.
one thing I would like to point out about the hardware is... the temperature goes up pretty higher than I expected. a little worried about it's duration of the hardware due to the heat while using. hope the duration period of the hardware is long enough.
Tail or no tail? Punch it up?
It's up to you. Nice tool, do as it's told :)
The quality is exceptional, easy to use and perfect sound.
I am very satisfied, even if the new model is now out! But this card is still really the TOP
Apollo twin USB for classical/Latin guitar
Excellent sound reproduction with two mics and Sony Acid studio.
Wish list: Apollo doesn't seem to provide their own DAW. This leaves customers risking poor sound quality if they pick an unsuccessful match of Apollo pre-amp and DAW.
UAD AKA GENIUS
absolutely fantastic, also the whole compilation of plugins are spectacular!
Excellent, easy - and finally a usable Marshall type amp sim
Couldn't be happier with the ease of installation. I use a Windows computer, so glad I went with the USB-3 interface rather than trying to get fire wire working... cost a little more, but worth it and I've now added a great deal of UAudio processing power.
A note about the GUITAR AMP SIMULATIONS:
I'm a lifelong guitarist and Marshall enthusiast. My previous recording setup was a rebuilt Marshall Plexi style amp (PTP wiring, new output transformer... converted from a 2204 with the vertical inputs.) I'd run that Amp "on 10" into a Bad Cat attenuator, out of the attenuator into a Randall ISO box which I kept in a closet (covered with blankets) and inside of which I placed a ribbon mic. It worked and the amp sounded great, though I had to wrestle a bit with the EQ balance.
Problems: first of all, this is a lot of hassle and these amps are hard to maintain in my experience (recording on 10.) I had a huge problem with the tone at one point that none of the amp techs could figure out - turned out I needed to replace the output transformer. Did it - amp sounded better than ever. But a year later the amp developed a new problem and I'm just out of time and money to deal with it. (The amp has been down as much as functional in the last 3 years.)
In desperation I checked out the Apollo interface because I'd read that it got near zero recording latency and I knew UA had been working with some amp simulations. I respect UA so I tried two of the Marshall emulations. The 2203 didn't really convince me... sounded harsh. (My 2204 is modified, but I remember what these can sound like.) The Plexi sounded good, but it did not respond to my boost pedal the way a real Marshall does... and that's a big issue. I could have wrestled with it and maybe gotten it to work eventually, but it was a bit of a hassle for me.
Then I tried the Friedman amp sims. Had never heard of these, but scanned the info and read that the creator of these amps started with the Plexi as their reference point. This amp sim is most excellent. Lots of flexibility, and it does sound like Plexi being hit with a boost pedal to me. In fact, it's got more gain than I need. You'll need to use your ears and tweak the controls to find your sound, of course. I think the Presence control is a bit odd... it has a lot of effect and when turned past 6 the sounds is terrible to my ears, but that will be influenced by other tone control settings and your pickups. Also - the recording setups (cabs + mic configs... there's like 40+) are very well done and there's a ton of them. (I'm using the default.)
Prior to this amp sim, I'd *never* heard one based around a Marshall I'd record with nor was I aware of a setup that would allow the super low latency. In short, this is a viable way to go to my ears and... no more OT replacement, tube replacement, expensive bench time, biasing... no worries about the mic slipping out of place or other recording issues... etc, etc.
If you love real tube amps this is worth a shot. Does it sounds as good as "the real thing"... I don't think so, but it's way, way closer than any amp sim I've used and it is absolutely musical enough and responsive enough to make serious music with.
Apollo Twin USB does not support the internal recording function is more regrettable, no I/O MATRIX interface
Apollo Twin USB does not support the internal recording function is more regrettable, no I/O MATRIX interface。
Great lil' monster!
If your PC don't support TB and you don't need to purchase new one, just let Apollo Twin Duo USB land in your studio. Installation and setup was fast (I already had PCIe DUO card) on WIN 10. All of my UAD plugins from my system (more than 50 plugs) were successfully authorised on WIN PC. Thumbs up for this UA!
It's time to grab Satellite OCTO USB and I'll be safe for next couple of years as I am with good old Mac Pro 5.1.
The best Interface in his class!
100% clean Converters! Ultra short Latencys! Ultimate Workflow! No Dropouts past 5 Minutes...
Very impressive, especially with Unison plug-ins.
Very impressive purely as an DAC, but when you add Unison plug-in channel strips, it's so much more! The way those strips adjust the hardware input impedance is really impressive, and is very noticeable when tracking dynamic signals, e.g. acoustic-electric guitars or vocals, or when using an amp simulation for electric instruments.
While not an issue, new buyers should be aware that the amount of DSP power in a Twin system is fine for recording at 24/48, but limiting if you want a higher sample rate. Also, if you use heavy plug-ins like the Neve 88RS channel strip you will have to disable them once you're finished tracking so you can use the DSP power for running plug-ins in your DAW during mixing.
Also note, if you use software synths, e.g. for pianos or drums, you will have to disable enough plug-ins to get DSP usage below 50% (or all the way down to ~10% if you can) to reduce latency enough that the instruments can be played live while recording. Again, not a huge issue, but I think it's worth mentioning.
If you want more DSP power so you can run everything simultaneously, you'll have to add more Apollo devices or UAD-2 satellite boxes. For small home recording setups though, a Twin will get you pretty far -- but it's really the first piece of a bigger system that's designed to be expandable.
It installed easily under Windows 10. I'm using this with Pro Tools and all the bundled plugins sound fantastic, out of this world. I already miss the CS-1 when going to other post production studios than mine. The interface has all the advantages of having a dedicated DSP system. Input sounds wonderful and clean. And I love how you can test drive plugins without restrictions for two weeks. As a very busy post production mixer and an audio teacher at SAE Amsterdam I can easily say that this is the best interface I've ever had. Well done UA!
It is satisfactory. But it is regrettable that the next product came out immediately after purchase and became an old model.
Chief among them is inadequate thermal design.
The device runs much better on my desktop than laptop. Laptop complains of recording errors, there are *frequent* clicks and pops during playback (yes, everything is optimised and buffer sizes are conservative) - desktop machine was having similar issues; until I stuck a computer fan on it, then, not a peep - flawless operation.
additionally, the device has great difficulty locking to an ADAT clock - crackled and pops every 10 seconds or so - properly useless in this role.
Will update this review if a fix is found or an update fixes some of these issues