Apogee Quartet USB Audio Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac

  • Overview

    Apogee Quartet is a professional USB audio interface that delivers a superb personal desktop recording experience to your iPad or Mac-based studio. It gives you the flexibility of four inputs and eight outputs of Apogee's industry-leading AD/DA conversion technology, as well as four top-quality mic preamps.

    Legendary Apogee sound quality

    Quartet's AD/DA converters are designed to deliver the purest recordings and best listening experience possible. It's built with carefully selected components and a highly efficient circuit design that provide a simplified signal path for stunningly transparent recordings.

    Input

    You get four combination input connectors (XLR and 1/4-inch) for connecting microphones, guitars and keyboards, or your favorite external mic preamps, compressors, and EQs. Quartet also includes eight channels of digital input via two optical connections (ADAT/SMUX) for connecting an additional analog-to-digital converter such as Apogee's Ensemble.

    Output

    Six balanced 1/4-inch TRS outputs offer an impressive range of possibilities. Listen and compare stereo mixes on up to three sets of speakers. Mix your audio or Final Cut video project in 5.1 surround. Quartet also features a studio-quality 1/4-inch headphone output, freeing you to adjust your headphone level separately from the main outputs.

    Total studio control

    It's a snap to access all important recording and monitoring functions on Quartet. Simply tap a QuickTouch pad on the top panel to select an input or output and easily adjust your level with the controller knob.

    MIDI

    There's a single USB MIDI connection for your CoreMIDI-compatible keyboard, synth, or DJ controller. And for maximum convenience, this MIDI connection allows you to simultaneously connect Quartet and a keyboard or DJ controller to the 30-pin dock connector port on your iPad.

    DC power charges iPad

    Adequate power is essential for excellent sound quality. Thanks to a direct digital connection and an external power source, ONE can charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch while you record so you can work without interruption.

    Highlights

    Four combination Line/Mic/Instrument inputs

    Six balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level

    One independent 1/4-inch stereo headphone output

    Four microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain

    Eight digital inputs via ADAT/SMUX, 44.1kHz to 96kHz

    MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector)

    Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee's Maestro software (iOS and Mac)

    DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad

    Selectable 48V phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert

    USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion

    Works with any Core Audio compatible app on iOS or Mac including GarageBand, Logic, Final Cut, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools.

    Designed in California—Made in the USA

    Did you notice?

    Connect up to three separate speaker pairs and toggle among them using the configurable touch pads just like a professional monitor controller.

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    What’s in the Box?

    Apogee Quartet USB audio interface

    USB cable

    30-pin iOS cable

    Universal power supply with standard three-pin IEC cable

    QuickStart guide

    Software download and installation instructions

    Tech Specs

    Input Type: 1/4 Inch Mono, MIDI, XLR

    Height: 3 in./7/62 cm

    Length: 5.8 in./14.73 cm

    Width: 10.1 in./25.65 cm

    Weight: 3.55 lb./1.61 kg

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X v10.6.8, 10.7.4 or later or iOS 5.1.1 or later

    CPU: Intel processor

    RAM: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)

    Requirements Software: GarageBand, Logic Pro, MainStage, or any Core Audio compatible application

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: QUARTET-IOS-MAC

    UPC or EAN No.: 805676301136

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One year

    Manufacturer Note

    Requires Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter for use with 4th-generation iPad, iPad mini, and 5th-generation iPod touch.

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  • 5.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      High quality

      One of the best tools for home recording for me. High quality sound, low latency, very user friendly interface and full compatible with logic pro x.

      • Written by BARIŞ T from İSTANBUL

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?High quality

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for Pros

      The Quartet is the center of my Logic and Final Cut workflow. It looks great next to all of my Apple gear and of course it sounds amazing. The fact that it can The Quartet is the center of my Logic and Final Cut workflow. It looks great next to all of my Apple gear and of course it sounds amazing. The fact that it can work with an iPad is a cool feature as well.

      • Written by Michael M from Ft Pierce

      20 of 30 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Perfect for Pros

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      High quality

      One of the best tools for home recording for me. High quality sound, low latency, very user friendly interface and full compatible with logic pro x.

      • Written by BARIŞ T from İSTANBUL

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?High quality

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for Pros

      The Quartet is the center of my Logic and Final Cut workflow. It looks great next to all of my Apple gear and of course it sounds amazing. The fact that it can The Quartet is the center of my Logic and Final Cut workflow. It looks great next to all of my Apple gear and of course it sounds amazing. The fact that it can work with an iPad is a cool feature as well.

      • Written by Michael M from Ft Pierce

      20 of 30 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Perfect for Pros

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