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How to Record in Logic with Apogee Duet 2

Published: Tue April 10, 2012  News Feed

Record in Logic with Apogee Duet 2



Turn your Mac into a professional recording studio!


The multi award winning Apogee Duet 2 is the number one audio interface when it comes to convenience and sound quality.

We’re sure you’ve heard it before; Apogee Duet and Duet 2 are some of the best solutions for recording on your Mac. It’s portability and compactness allows you to take it anywhere with you... and your laptop, for production on the fly. The Apogee Duet 2 is such good quality that your iTunes library may never sound the same again, everything that comes through the Duet 2 turns to gold.

Apogee Duet 2 Key Features:

  • Smooth, detailed world-class mic preamps
  • Pristine, next generation AD/DA converters
  • Full Color OLED Display
  • Configurable Touchpads
  • Redesigned Breakout Cable
  • Made for the Mac, Core Audio compatible
  • All new Maestro 2 control software
  • Soft Limit for protection from digital overs
  • 4 analog outputs - Separate headphone and speaker outs
  • Balanced Outputs
  • Multi-function Controller Knob 


Get Going...


First things first, when recording in Logic with a new audio interface, you’ll need to tell the program what device to use. Set Duet 2 as your input and output device by selecting Preferences then Audio in Logic.

Choose Options > Audio > I/O Labels

Select labels in the Provided by Driver column so Logic’s channel strip input and output slots correspond exactly with Duets hardware inputs and outputs.

Create Your New Project

Logic will give you the options of starting with an empty arrangement or you can choose to begin with a project preset such as the guitar tones option.

Create your tracks in relation to what kind of input you are working with, for example a microphone track for recording vocals will need to be an audio track in mono format, you should ensure that the input monitoring option is checked and you’ll need to “arm” the track by selecting record enable.

If you haven’t already, Logic should now ask you to save your project before you begin creating your masterpiece. After you have saved your project, you’re ready to create more tracks, add instruments and start recording with the transport control at the bottom of your arrange window.

For more details about recording in Logic with the Apogee Duet 2, take a look at the Apogee Duet 2 User Guide here.


Mic Pre:

  • EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
  • Max input level: +20dBu
  • Input impedance: 3KOhm
  • Hi-Z: Max input level 14 dBu
  • Input impedance: >2MOhm

A/D conversion:

  • Max input level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max input level (-10dBV ref):  +6dBV
  • Input impedance: 5KOhm
  • Freq resp 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)
  • Dyn. Range: 114dB (A-weighted)

D/A conversion:

  • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
  • Max output level headphones: 19dBu
  • HPH output impedance 30 Ohm.
  • Freq resp 20Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)
  • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)

System Requirements:

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.4 or greater
  • Connection and Power: USB, powered by any available USB port on the computer (DC power optional)

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