Universal Audio’s next-gen Apollo desktop audio interfaces have landed

Universal Audio has delivered on its promise and announced new Apollo desktop audio interfaces: the Apollo Twin X and Apollo x4.

The Apollo Twin X is an evolution of the highly-acclaimed Apollo Twin MkII, and is available in both duo and quad-core formats for running UAD plugins. It’s a 10-in/6-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface that inherits A/D and D/A conversion from the Apollo X rackmount devices, and comes with two Unison-enabled preamps that model the impedance characteristics, gain stage “sweet spots” and unique circuit behaviours of a wide range of sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes.

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There’s a Hi-Z instrument input, too, plus eight channels of additional digital I/O via Optical ADAT/SPDIF.

The quad-core Apollo x4 takes things further by offering more I/O - it’s a 12-in/18-out audio interface - four of those Unison preamps, two Hi-Z instrument inputs and two independent headphone outputs. The digital connectivity is here, too.

Both interfaces ship with a selection of UAD plugins and run on PC and Mac. Prices are still to be confirmed, but you can find out more on the Universal Audio website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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