Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo

Apollo Twin Duo, Thunderbolt audio interface from Universal Audio in the Apollo series.

Alexis.dehimi 11/10/2014

Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo : Alexis.dehimi's user review

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What characteristics have motivated your choice?

The reputation of the UAD hardware played a lot in the choice. I was on Apogee together before, which is a much more expensive and high-end card. But I must admit that the desktop screen, excellent DSP, plug ins, pre amp and converter of Apollo are just great (for the studio more). For example to insert a LA2A in Decision is a luxury =) Thanks !!! DSUs And with almost no latency, thanks Thunderbolt!

Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?

Mac Book Pro 15 "i7 2.3GHz IntelCore
16GB DDR3 1600MHz RRAM
Yosemite OSX 10.10

For what purpose?

Production, Composition, mixing
Taking Voice and Guitar with a Neumann TLM 103
Logic Pro X

UTILIZATION

The drivers are stable?

SHIFT are very fast, since OSX against by Yosemite, when I connect the Twin I must restart the Mac to recognize the card for output to the computer (Itunes, Internet ...) But not for Protools. It is a bit painful

What software do you use most often?

ProTools 10
Logic Pro X

GETTING STARTED

The installation is done it without problems?

You just need an Internet connection. Otherwise it's very fast and simple.
The "Control Panel" you directly on the Universal Audio website for all stages.
Hardest is to resist the Buy Mass plugins -___-

The general configuration is easy?

Very Simple, The Big "knob" manages the overall volume, simply press it to mutate. The button "Monitor affects the Fat" knob "on the Main output or on the headphone.
Button "preamp" Manages as its name indicates entries. Pressing it (or the big "knob") you will channel 1 to channel 2 =) Childish.
Once the button "preamp" engaged, you access the basic functions of a console, MIC or Line, a Dutch Cup, a + 48v Alim, a pad, a Phase / Phase Out and the possibility of "Linke" channels 1 and 2 for any stereo jacks.

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

No =) No PC ^^

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Clear and in several languages. But I do not have served, thank you Audiofanzine =)

OVERALL OPINION

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

Mbox Pro, Apogee Ensemble, RME Babyface, Apollo Duo

What is so special that you like most and least?

= The most quick access to basic functions to save and plugins provided.

The less = One Headphone Output

How would you rate the quality / price?

Very good

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

So yes or big sisters (Duo or Quad) but UAD of Course