Apogee Duet 2x2 FireWire audio interface (Standard)
- Connect any combination of two instruments
- Multifunction controller knob
- FireWire 400/800, compatible with Mac OS X Core Audio
- Integration and control with Apple's GarageBand, Logic Pro, Logic Express, and Final Cut Studio
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The small form factor is nice because as anyone with a home studio can attest to, space is not a luxury we have. I didn't pick this for its portability but as it is the size of a paperback book I can imagine it being very easy to tote around with a macbook/pro.
The included Maestro management software is straightforward and lets you set the unit up in seconds with a very easy to understand user interface. Configuring my iMac to use this as the audio input and output took less than a minute from reading the instructions. Making Logic label its mixer to match is equally simple. One thing I found convenient is how OSX lets you still use the iMac's built in speakers for the system alerts so that an error message gong sound isn't sent out through your 100watt studio monitors. You can set the output level of the system alerts separate from the duet's outputs.
The breakout cable is securely attached and the plugs are labeled with big, clear markings so changing hook-ups is easy. It has phantom power if your mics require it, which is set using Maestro.Read more ›
24/96 that's pretty future proof because I don't imagine anybody recording any higher, sure they'll master higher for sacd dvd-audio etc.
Great build and I love the breakout cable, great idea !
With Logic 8 which is the greatest DAW of all time this works superb.
Lastly this was Born In The USA, yup this was made in the USA by a human being with rights.
Great Product, Future Proof and Fantastic Value For Money, don't hesitate buy one of these now.
- As an A/D converter to record my vinyl collection to digital format. Connecting the line level inputs to a good phono stage allows for great sounding digital recordings.
- As a D/A converter and pre-amp to powered monitors. I'm using Blue Sky MediaDesk setup as an affordable yet accurate small desk-based monitoring system.
- As a D/A converter and headphone amp. Hooking up a Sennheiser HD650 makes for great iTunes listening.
- As an A/D converter and mic pre-amp. Since it provides phantom power, it's easy to connect condenser microphones such as the Audio Technica 2020 to capture voice.
- As an A/D converter and guitar interface. Plug in a guitar, fire up Garageband and good to go.
Is the Apogee Duet the best solution in each of these individual categories? I'm sure one can come up with specific products that work better in specific areas, but as a package, this is tough to beat.
Seriously - the Apogee Duet is superb. I've owned mine for nine months. Even if the thing were ugly as the sort of sin one would never admit to, I'd STILL recommend it because the D/A converters are so so so good and the functionality of the device is so slick... but the Duet isn't ugly at all. In fact, it's as sexy as a piece of audio gear can be.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just started using this audio interface, and it cuts out all the bad sounds, and only keeps the good. It was such a pleasant surprise.Published 2 months ago by Kathy
Such a great device! It has served me very well. Pro Level at an affordable price! Unfortunately, it's for Mac only. I would love to have this interface for Windows 7 as well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stockie
This piece of equipment simply rocks!! It is clean, easy to use and sounds amazing. Much better than any audio interface I have heard in over 15 years of recording experience.Published 19 months ago by Brett H.
Product is amazing and works perfectly with Mavericks. Strong build. Lightweight for travel. Cant wait to use on the road. Peace.Published 22 months ago by Christian Peirson
I've had this unit for about 4 years. There's no denying this has great sound and works well, particularly with Logic but I now have a newer Mac running Mavericks and the new... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Greg McKitrick
Best input device for price. Looks, works, and sounds great. Apogee is the best when it comes to these devices.Published on August 3, 2012 by onepuffaway