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Apogee Duet for iPad and Mac

Product Description
$595.00

The Most Popular Portable Audio Interface for Mac and iPad

Apogee Duet sets the industry standard for portable professional audio recording on Mac and iPad. Made for the musician, producer and engineer that wants the ultimate sound quality and elegant simplicity, Duet features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, 2 world-class microphone preamps, USB MIDI I/O and ESS Sabre32 DAC technology.

When you buy and register your Apogee Duet, you have access to incredible prices on any Waves audio plugins you want. Registered Apogee Duet customers will receive a discount code good for 25% off a single plugin or 35% off any Waves bundle plus an additional $100 voucher* that can be used towards their next Waves plugin purchase. Take advantage of Duet’s low latency USB connection and powerful native Mac processing to join the ranks of top engineers and producers who count on Waves and Apogee to deliver hit after hit.

With Duet’s 2 combo inputs you can connect microphones, guitars, keyboards or line level devices such as external mic preamps or a mixing board. Duet also includes 4 analog outputs – 2 1/4” balanced outputs for connection to speakers or outboard equipment and a separate, independently controlled 1/4” stereo headphone output.

See what Wayne Wilkins (Composer, Producer – Beyoncé, No Doubt)
and Sam Farrar (Musician – Maroon 5, Phantom Planet) say about Duet.

Apogee Duet Highlights

  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz / 24-bit.
  • 2 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices.
  • 4 analog outputs – 2 balanced 1/4” mono outputs for speakers or outboard gear, 1/4” stereo headphone output.
  • Includes special offers on Waves plugins (available upon registration)
  • USB 2.0 High Speed connection to Mac.
  • Direct digital connection to iPad and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Lightning and 30-pin cable sold separately).
  • Software control of hardware parameters including input selection and low latency monitoring.

    Legendary Sound Quality

    The Apogee Advantage

    Why Apogee Duet is the best choice
    for your studio

    Apogee is an award-winning industry leader in digital recording technology with over 25 years of experience. Preferred by recording pros around the world, Apogee products like Duet, Ensemble and Symphony I/O have been instrumental in creating countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning recordings and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades. Duet is built solidly on this reputation.

    A difference you will hear

    From the mic preamps to the AD/DA converters and the clocking, Duet is best-in-class and cutting-edge Apogee technology. With components carefully selected in critical listening tests and a highly efficient circuit design, Duet was built by Apogee engineers to make a difference you can hear.

    Pristine, next generation
    AD/DA converters

    Duet’s AD/DA converters are designed to deliver the purest recordings and best listening experience possible. Duet’s efficient circuitry and state-of-the-art components provide a simplified signal path resulting in incredibly transparent recordings.

    Smooth, detailed world-class
    mic preamps

    Much like the AD/DA converters, Duet’s mic preamps feature the latest components and offer seamless click-free transitions as the gain increases and decreases throughout the incredible range of 0-75dB. This unprecedented feature allows you to dial in the perfect level, either with the controller knob or from within software, while delivering ultra-low noise and smooth, crisp detail. Duet’s mic pres are suitable for all dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones, allowing you to capture any sound without compromise.

    Soft Limit – Protection from digital overs

    An Apogee technology first introduced in 1992 on Apogee’s AD-500 converter, Soft Limit can be heard on countless platinum selling records around the world. Once a technology exclusively reserved for Apogee’s most advanced audio converters, Soft Limit is included in Duet and can be enabled in Apogee Maestro software.

    This superior analog design prevents the digital clipping that causes distortion by instantaneously rounding off transient peaks before they hit the analog-to-digital converter. Soft Limit allows several more decibels of apparent level to be recorded while subtly providing an analog-like warmth to the sound.

    System Requirements

    Mac OS:

    • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
    • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
    • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
      (USB bus powered; DC power optional)

    iOS:

    • iOS version: 6 or greater
    • Connection: 30-pin or Lightning connector (sold separately)
    • DC power required (DC power supply included)

    iOS device compatibility:

    • iPod touch (6th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation)
    • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4
    • iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2
    • iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
    • iPad Air 2, iPad Air
    • iPad Pro

    Compatible Software:

    • Mac
      • Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
      • Recommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo
    • iOS
      • Any iOS Core Audio compatible application

    In the box:

    • Duet
    • Breakout Cable with:
      • 2 Combination Line/Mic/Instrument Inputs
      • 2 Balanced Line Outputs
    • USB Cable (Lightning and 30-pin cables sold separately)
    • Universal Power Adapter for US, UK and EU
    • Quick Start Guide

    Features:

    • First professional stereo audio interface for iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone & iPod Touch
    • Works with any Core Audio compatible app on iOS
    • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton; Any Core Audio compatible app on Mac
    • USB 2.0 Mac and iOS audio interface
    • 2 analog inputs:
      • Combination Line (balanced +20dBu max)
      • Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
      • 2 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
      • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
    • 4 analog outputs:
      • 2 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
      • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
    • MIDI connection (Core MIDI compatible; USB-A type connector)
    • A/D and D/A conversion at 24-bit/192kHz
    • Controller knob selects function, sets input and output level
    • Top panel high resolution OLED display
    • Two assignable top panel touch pads to control:
      • Mute speakers, headphones or all outputs
      • Dim speakers, headphones or all outputs
      • Sum to mono speakers, headphones or all outputs
      • Assign headphones to outputs 1-2, 3-4 or low latency mixer
      • Clear Meters
    • Apogee’s Maestro (Mac & iOS) app for advanced control
    • Legendary Apogee sound quality
    • Designed in California – Made in the U.S.A.

    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)
Vendor : Apogee

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