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JUST BACK IN STOCK! - Apogee Duet

Published: Tue December 22, 2009  News Feed

The Apogee Duet is a portable audio interface that features the amazing sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous.

Stock has been very difficult to find of this state-of-the-art Firewire interface and its rare for us to have any free stock when we do receive a delivery from Apogee.

With the Apogee Duet, you can plug in guitars, keyboards and microphones and record your music, or simply experience how much better your favorite tracks in iTunes sound. The Apogee Duet is compact and powered by FireWire, so you can pack up your studio and go anywhere your music takes you.

What can you do with the Apogee Duet?

  • Sing - Duet features two superb microphone inputs, each with phantom power and up to 75dB of gain. With Duet, you can record a pristine vocal track while playing your guitar or keyboard, stereo mic your acoustic or even capture a live concert.
  • Play - Duet’s dual, 1/4” high impedance inputs are ideal for any combination of two instrumentalists: guitar and bass, bass and keyboard, guitar and guitar, etc. Simply plug into the breakout cable inputs labeled with the corresponding instrument icons and jam or record using your favorite Core Audio-compatible application.
  • Listen - Whether it’s through the 1/4” outputs to your powered speakers or via the headphone jack, Duet delivers the amazing sound quality Apogee is known for. With Duet’s multi-function controller knob, you can easily toggle back and forth between your monitors and headphones, control the volume and mute playback. Duet’s studio reference-quality sound combined with simple and powerful control features make it an ideal choice for creating music or simply delivering the ultimate iTunes listening experience.
  • Record and Podcast - Along with exceptional sound quality and powerful control features Duet also offers incredible ease-of-use for recording. With software integration into Apple’s OS X, GarageBand, Logic and Soundtrack Pro, Duet empowers you with an interface designed exclusively for the Mac, making the technology of recording easy and elegant so you can focus on creating great music. And, with its unique GarageBand integration, Duet makes creating high-quality audio for Podcasting easy.

The Apogee Duet is directly integrated into GarageBand , Logic Pro and Soundtrack Pro.

Mastering the Apogee Duet: Take Control with Maestro

The Apogee Duet is the first two-channel audio interface with control functions built directly into Apple’s Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand... But what if you want to use Duet with another audio application on your Mac? Enter Apogee's Maestro software. With Maestro, you can control all of Duet’s capabilities and settings and use Duet with any Core Audio-compatible application. Everything the Apogee Duet is capable of and more is easily controlled and configured within Maestro.

Additionally, Maestro lets you assign MIDI function controls such as level adjustment, panning and song position to the Apogee Duet’s controller knob. You can also configure the controller knob to mute your headphones or monitors with a simple click. No matter what software you use with Duet, Maestro will give you the control you need.

Maestro's settings, controls and functions:

  • Input source selection
  • Input level control
  • Input source grouping
  • Output level and type
  • Output muting
  • Mic/instrument gain mode
  • Assigning meter display
  • Over hold parameters
  • Assignable MIDI device control
  • Song position access
  • Low latency mixing

Dialing in the Apogee Duet: The Multi-function Controller Knob

Ensemble introduced advanced software control with Maestro and its dual, multi-purpose control knobs, and Duet refines and expands the control knob feature. With the assignable MIDI and selective muting options in Maestro, Duet’s control knob becomes a one-touch manager of all your I/O functions while totally simplifying the process of recording and listening.

Break Out: Apogee Duet’s Input and Output Connection Cable

The I/O breakout cable that comes with Duet makes connecting microphones, instruments and speakers easy and elegant. Each high-quality connector is clearly labeled with the corresponding icon and the speaker connectors are distinguished by a unique purple slider.

The separation of the connectors allows you to direct and group your inputs and outputs anyway you want to, while providing a natural strain relief between Duet and the items connected. The breakout cable also greatly reduces Duet’s footprint on your desktop and makes its sleek, low profile design, ergonomic and comfortable to use.

Duet's Break out cable is flexible and easy to use with input and output icons for your instruments, microphones and powered speakers.

On the Level: Input and Output LED Metering

You wouldn’t expect it on a box this small, but Duet has it; Input and output LED meters. With a simple setting in Maestro, Duet lets you monitor your instrument and mic input levels or the output level going to your powered speakers and headphones.

Fired Up: Bus Powered FireWire Let’s you Take Duet Anywhere

The Apogee Duet is the first bus powered FireWire interface in the Apogee family. Which means your computer powers Duet, liberating you from a wall socket. So with Duet, a laptop and a little gear, you can roam to wherever your creativity takes you and make incredible sounding recordings in an inspired space.

 
 
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