Apogee Intros Duet USB Audio Interface

Apogee_DuetWith a four-input USB audio interface called Quartet, and a newly-updated one-input interface called ONE, it should come as no surprise to readers that Apogee Electronics’ new two-input (four-output) USB audio interface is christened Duet.

The Duet audio interface for for iPad and Mac makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac, and features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging, and MIDI connectivity. The updated Duet debuted at The 2013 Winter NAMM Show.

When used with iPad or an iOS device, Duet works with any Core Audio compliant app like GarageBand, Auria and MultiTrack. For recording on a Mac, Duet works with Logic, Pro Tools, GarageBand, Ableton Live and any Mac Core Audio compliant application.

Features:

  • Stereo audio interface for iPad
  • Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
  • Works with new iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini (Apple’s Lighting to 30-pin adapter required – Sold separately)
  • Works with GarageBand, Auria, MultiTrack; Any Core Audio compatible app on iOS
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton; Any Core Audio compatible app on Mac
  • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
  • MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector)
  • DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
  • USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion
  • 2 Analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power
  • 2 Balanced analog line outputs
  • 1 Independent 1/4″ stereo headphone output
  • Made in the U.S.A.

System Requirements

Mac OS:

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.4 or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
  • USB bus powered; DC power optional
  • (DC power supply included)

iOS:

  • iOS version: 5.1 and later
  • Connection: 30-pin dock connector
  • DC Power supply included

iOS device compatibility (Lightning connector)

  • iPod touch* (5th generation)
  • iPhone 5*
  • iPad* (4th generation)
  • iPad mini*

* Requires Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter. Sold separately.

iOS device compatibility (30-pin connector)

  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad 2
  • iPad

Pricing for the Duet is $595, and it’s expected to be available in February 2013. See the Apogee site for details.

8 thoughts on “Apogee Intros Duet USB Audio Interface

  1. As a Mac/PC user, I’m somewhat bummed that apogee doesn’t really like windows. I don’t really either, but sometimes we have to use what’s available and it’d be nice if apogee kept that in mind.

    1. Look into the RME baby face at a similar price point. They simply updated their firmware to make it iOS compatible for their users instead of making them repurchase a whole new duet.

  2. how i am reading this is that its a new series compatible with the ipad. all info i found pointed that the duet was not ios compliant.

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