What is Apollo Twin X USB?
Building on a decade of desktop excellence, Apollo Twin X USB integrates the latest mastering grade D/A conversion, USB 3 connectivity, and Unison™ preamps with world-class analog performance.
Apollo Twin X USB improves upon the original Apollo Twin USB’s gold‑standard audio quality with completely redesigned A/D and D/A conversion — giving you increased dynamic range and ultra‑low THD. This elite‑class conversion gives you a spacious, organic sound that easily rivals dedicated high-end converters.
Apollo Twin X USB also features dedicated monitor and headphone outputs and two additional line outs. And, as with other Apollo X-class devices, Apollo Twin X USB features a built-in talkback microphone.
For more information, see the Apollo Twin X USB product page.
For detailed information including specifications, see the Apollo Twin X USB Hardware & Software Manuals.
Will Apollo Twin X USB work on my computer?
Apollo Twin X USB requires a Windows 10 or 11 PC with an available USB 3 or 4 port.
It cannot work on a Mac.
For detailed information, please refer to the Apollo Twin X USB System Requirements
Is there a difference in audio quality between the Twin X Thunderbolt and Twin X USB versions?
They both have the same incredible audio quality.
Is there a difference in DSP between Twin X Thunderbolt and Twin X USB versions?
Apollo Twin X USB is available with DUO DSP processing.
Apollo Twin X Thunderbolt is available with DUO or QUAD DSP processing.
What type of cable do I need for connecting Apollo Twin X USB to my PC?
A USB-IF certified USB 3 cable or higher is recommended for Apollo Twin X USB.
How do I register my Twin X USB?
After creating a UA account and setting up Apollo, your web browser will launch and connect to the UA website for registration.
What is the Console application?
Console is the companion software interface for Apollo that allows control for low-latency hardware input monitoring, UNISON plug-ins, and Realtime UAD Processing.
How do I use Twin X USB with my DAW?
Apollo Twin X USB can be used as an I/O device with various DAWs.
How do I optimize Windows for the best audio performance?
To ensure optimum stability and performance with Apollo Twin X USB, certain settings within the Windows operating system are recommended.
Where can I find the hardware and software manuals?
The Apollo Twin X USB hardware and software manuals can be found in our Knowledge Base.
How do I make the most of my DSP?
DSP usage between different UAD-2 plug-ins will vary. The core features of Console will also use a small amount of DSP in the background. Use the UAD-2 DSP Chart and DSP management guidelines to improve efficiency when using UAD-2 plug-ins.
What are ‘Virtual Channels’?
Virtual Channels are Apollo’s software inputs and outputs. This enables digital routing of audio I/O signals between Console and other apps like your DAW.
What is the difference between Twin X USB and Twin X Thunderbolt?
Twin X Thunderbolt is designed for Mac and Windows, but not all Windows PCs have Thunderbolt.
Twin X USB is designed for Windows PCs only, and is ideal for systems which do not have Thunderbolt.