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

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  • Overview

    The award-winning Apogee Duet combines an audio interface, headphone amp, and MIDI interface that makes it a snap to create professional recordings in any location on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac. Incorporating Apogee's legendary digital audio conversion and world-class mic preamps, Duet is the best way to capture your music with incredible dimension and detail.

    Legendary Apogee sound quality

    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.

    Full-color OLED display

    Duet's primary visual control center is a full-color OLED high-resolution display. It gives you clear visual feedback for numerous essential functions, such as metering, numeric value for input and output levels, group, phase, muting, phantom power, and Soft Limit indication.

    Configurable touch pads

    Two configurable touch pads on either side of the multi-function controller knob let you promptly manage such output functions as “mute output," “dim outputs," or “sum to mono.” And there's a drop-down menu that lets you assign each one within Apogee's Maestro iOS and Mac application.

    MIDI on iPad

    Duet provides a single USB MIDI connection for your CoreMIDI compatible keyboard, synth, or DJ controller. On iPad, Duet's MIDI connection allows both Duet and a keyboard or DJ controller to be connected at the same time to the iPad's single 30-pin dock port (or via the Lightning connector using an Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter).

    DC power charges iOS devices

    With a direct digital connection and an external power source, Duet is able to charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch while you record so you won't experience any interruptions.

    Highlights

    Two combination Line/Mic/Instrument inputs

    Two balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level

    One independent ¼-inch stereo headphone output

    Two microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain

    MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector)

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

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

    Includes Lightning to USB cable

    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?

    Four outputs let you send different stereo mixes to your speakers and headphones.

    Apple Recommends For

    Record, produce, and mix professional-quality music on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac anywhere you go.

    What’s in the Box

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

    Breakout cable with two combination Line/Mic/Instrument inputs and two Balanced Line Outputs

    Lightning to USB cable

    USB cable

    30-pin iOS cable

    Universal power supply with NA, EU, UK, AU, JP

    Quick start guide

    Software download and installation instructions

    Tech Specs

    Input Type: 1/4 Inch Mono, XLR

    Height: 0.79 in./2 cm

    Length: 6.3 in./16 cm

    Width: 4 in./10.2 cm

    Weight: 1.1 lb./500g

    System Requirements

    Operating System: Mac OS X v10.6.8, 10.7.5, or later; iOS 5.1.1 or later

    CPU: Intel processor

    RAM: 2 GB RAM minimum; 4 GB recommended

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: DUET-IOS-MAC

    UPC or EAN No.: 805676301167

    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

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  • 5.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love my Apogee Duet

      I absolutely love my Apogee Duet. I have had numerous audio interfaces over the years, and this is by far my favorite. First, it sounds amazing. I sometimes use I absolutely love my Apogee Duet. I have had numerous audio interfaces over the years, and this is by far my favorite. First, it sounds amazing. I sometimes use it just to listen to music and love it. Second, the design is beautiful. Very Apple-like: simple elegant. Third, it is easy to use. Great integration with a Mac (esp. via the Maestro software). Fourth, the integration of MIDI with the most recent generation is huge—in fact, I sold a previous version and bought this version just for the MIDI. Very handy, esp. when you have a limited number of USB ports. Fifth, very mobile: easy to bring with you for mobile recording. I highly recommend it.

      • Written by Gregory T from Westerville

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love my Apogee Duet

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love my Apogee Duet

      I absolutely love my Apogee Duet. I have had numerous audio interfaces over the years, and this is by far my favorite. First, it sounds amazing. I sometimes use I absolutely love my Apogee Duet. I have had numerous audio interfaces over the years, and this is by far my favorite. First, it sounds amazing. I sometimes use it just to listen to music and love it. Second, the design is beautiful. Very Apple-like: simple elegant. Third, it is easy to use. Great integration with a Mac (esp. via the Maestro software). Fourth, the integration of MIDI with the most recent generation is huge—in fact, I sold a previous version and bought this version just for the MIDI. Very handy, esp. when you have a limited number of USB ports. Fifth, very mobile: easy to bring with you for mobile recording. I highly recommend it.

      • Written by Gregory T from Westerville

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love my Apogee Duet

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