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Old 13th October 2018
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Apollo Twin vs x6 Audio Quality

Hi Everyone, I was hoping to get some insight into whether there's a difference in audio quality (Mic Preamps) between the x6 apollo's and the twin one.

I'm leaning towards Universal Audio because of their plugins, but should i consider Antelope or Apoge?

PS. if it matters, this is meant to work with a PC, so if you know of driver problems please share your thoughts.

THANK YOU!
Old 14th October 2018
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I'm on a similar boat... Antelope looks like a much better option, especially because of the free plugins for tracking but I just don't have the confidence that it's stable enough. Curious to see what people say.
Old 14th October 2018
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Somewhat off topic ...

2 months ago I upgraded from my gen 1 Apollo to a gen 2 and got the BLA mod. When they teased the announcement for a new product and I was petrified they drop the QUAD2 Shark DSP for something new and force me through another expensive upgrade cycle.

This gen 2 is my last Apollo. I don’t like the coupling my audio interface lifecycle to my plugin lifecycle.

Next time around I’ll get an Apogee Symphony. It appears I nvestment protection is part of their value prop.
Old 14th October 2018
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This gen 2 is my last Apollo. I don’t like the coupling my audio interface lifecycle to my plugin lifecycle.
You don't have to use their interfaces to use their plugins. You can use a satellite.
Old 15th October 2018
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You don't have to use their interfaces to use their plugins. You can use a satellite.
Yea, I have a satellite octo too. Bought it used on Reverb. Decoupling is the way to go IMHO.
Old 16th October 2018
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That's what I did, I've got a Satellite Quad here... not going back to Apollo.
Old 27th October 2018
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I'm headed in the opposite direction as some other posters on this thread. Been using a UAD PCI card along with an RME UFX. Bought an Apollo twin so I could have my UAD plugins and interface on the road in one package. Now I'm going to sell my RME and go full Apollo, probably X6 with the twin for extra IO and remote.

The new HEXA processors work with the old plugins and the new generation of UAD plugs brewing will only sound better and better. RME's conversion is fantastic, but the two are so close it's not a game changer.
Old 3 days ago
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Great thread for those looking at UAD interfaces but don't like wallet vacuums.

Didn't know you could just run Satellite.


Plus, some still not happy with Antelope huh?
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