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Apogee Duet 2 Computer Interface Digital Converter

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Inspiration is a gift that can come to you anywhere and at anytime. As an artist you need to be prepared. And, you need a collaborator to help you capture it with ease and without compromise... Meet Duet.

Duet is a portable audio interface that features the amazing sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. With control functions built directly into Apples Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand software, Duet empowers you to create professional recordings effortlessly.

With 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. Duet is compact and powered by FireWire, so you can pack up your studio and go anywhere your music takes you.

Yes Duet delivers... a professional portable audio interface with world class mic pres, Apogee-designed conversion, plus innovative, intuitive ease of use. But it's more: Duet is The Defining Moment that captures your music, your performance...forever.

What can you do with 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
Duets 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 its 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 Duets multi-function controller knob, you can easily toggle back and forth between your monitors and headphones, control the volume and mute playback. Duets 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 Apples 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.

Duet can be directly integrated into GarageBand, Logic Pro and
Soundtrack Pro.

Mastering Duet: Take Control with Maestro

Duet is the first two-channel audio interface with control functions built directly into Apples 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 Duets capabilities and settings and use Duet with any Core Audio-compatible application. Everything 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 Duets 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
Sound Amazing with any application

Connect Duet to Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live or any Core Audio application on the Mac.


Duet2
2 IN x 4 OUT USB audio interface for Mac
Price: $595

Advanced new features. Better performance.
Better sound quality.

Apogee's Duet is the most respected portable audio interface ever. Along with receiving many industry awards, Duet has also been instrumental in the creation of numerous GRAMMY winning records. While others have been trying to emulate its sound quality, ease of use and innovative design, we have been busy making an even better Duet. Duet 2 builds on the incredible success of its predecessor by incorporating customer feedback, adding advanced new features and delivering even better sound quality than the original.

Turn your Mac into a professional recording studio
Duet 2 is the best solution for capturing your music to your Mac. With Duet 2, make studio quality recordings of vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, and anything musical. And because Duet 2 is portable you can take it anywhere your creativity takes you. When it's time to mix, Duet 2's output quality lets you hear your recordings with incredible detail and dimension allowing you to put the finishing touches on your musical project like a pro. Duet 2 sounds so amazing you wont want to listen to your iTunes library without it.
What's New?
Completely redesigned mic preamps and converters
4 outputs, Independent speaker and headphone outs
Balanced outputs
USB 2.0 high speed connectivity
24-bit/192kHz recording
Full color OLED display
Configurable Touchpads
Maestro 2 software
Breakout box (sold separately)
Redesigned Breakout Cable
Soft Limit
Duet/Duet 2 Comparison Chart
Mac OS X Lion beta software now available


Breakout: Duets Input and Output Connection Cable

The I/O breakout cable that comes with Duet makes connecting microphones, instruments and speakers simple and clear. 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 Duets footprint on your desktop and makes its sleek, low profile design, ergonomic and comfortable to use.

Duet's Breakout 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 wouldnt 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 Lets you Take Duet Anywhere

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.


Warranty Information

2 years from Manufacture

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