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Universal Audio launches two new audio interfaces

Both feature Unison-enabled mic preamps and UAD analogue emulation plugins

Universal Audio has released two new audio interfaces, the Apollo Twin X and the Apollo x4 Thunderbolt 3.

The Apollo Twin X is at the top of its game, a 10-in/6-out interface featuring A/D and D/A conversion taken directly from the award-winning Apollo X rackmount interfaces, with the addition of two Unison-enabled mic preamps with 127 dB range and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for Mac and Windows.

The Unison technology gives its mic preamps the exact impedance characteristics, gain stage “sweet spots”, and circuit behaviours of tube and solid state preamps, including emulations from API, Neve, Manley, and SSL.

It also has a front-panel Hi-Z input and UAD-2 DUO or QUAD Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plugins with near-zero latency.

Although similar, the Apollo x4 Thunderbolt 3 takes the audio interface that one step further by offering more I/O as a 12-in/18-out interface and featuring four Unison-enabled mic preamps, two front-panel Hi-Z inputs and two independent headphone outputs.

Both interfaces ship with a wide variety of UAD analogue emulation plugins and run on PC and Mac.