Universal Audio have announced two new portable audio interfaces, the Apollo Twin X and the x4. The Twin X is an update to the popular Twin series, offering two mic pres that can be modelled with zero latency using UAD plugins and an instrument input out front, with an extra eight channels over ADAT. The updated unit runs over Thunderbolt 3 and UAD's Real-time Analog Classics bundle including Teletronix LA-2A and 1176 compressors, Pultec EQs, UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and more. Depending on the power of the unit you choose – Duo or Quad – you can also run UAD plugins, using the onboard DSP to power the plugs, instead of your computer's CPU.
A whole new product from UAD is the new x4, essentially an expanded version of the Twin, offering four mic pres or line ins, two front-panel instrument inputs, two independent headphones outs, as well as the eight extra ins via ADAT. The x4 also includes the same Real-time Analog Classics, with only the Quad chip option.
The Apollo Twin X comes in at £770 for the Duo and £1,500 for the Quad while the x4 comes in at £1,999.