Apogee launch the Duet professional two-channel FireWire audio interface with computer control 07/09/07
Apogee Electronics has introduced Duet, a revolutionary FireWire audio interface designed specifically for Mac computers. Duet is the first two-channel audio interface with control functions built directly into Appleâ€™s Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand software, creating, say Apogee, a powerful yet simple personal audio system for professional production on a Mac.
Duetâ€™s inputs and outputs feature two channels of Apogeeâ€™s legendary A/D and D/A conversion. The inputs offer two premium, digitally controlled microphone preamps with 75 dB of gain and two unbalanced high impedance instrument inputs. The two channels of reference quality output are available via the 1/4â€� powered speaker connections and studio quality headphone jack.
Duet is designed for ease of use and portability. Apogee say that its sleek, ultra-compact chassis gives it a small footprint in the workspace and its bus-powered FireWire connection makes it possible to create professional recordings anywhere. Duetâ€˜s multi-function controller knob can select the input or output source and set gain or level. Duet is also capable of controlling MIDI devices with a simple setting in Apogeeâ€™s Maestro software application.
Betty Bennett, CEO of Apogee Electronics, told us, â€œWe are excited to advance the Native recording revolution with Duet. Apogee has worked very closely with Apple to produce the finest integrated audio solutions for the Mac. Duet is the personal version of our Ensemble interface and brings a level of quality and capability never before available at this price point.â€� Features & Specifications
Two channels of professional-quality 24-bit/96kHz audio input and output
Two balanced XLR inputs, with selectable 48V phantom power on each input
Two unbalanced high impedance instrument inputs
One high-level stereo headphone output
Two unbalanced -10 dBV line outputs for powered speakers
Multi-function controller knob for volume and input gain control and assignable MIDI control
Multi-segment LED meters to display input or output levels
FireWire 400, compatible with Mac OS X Core Audio
Integration and control with Appleâ€™s GarageBand, Logic Pro, Logic Express and Final Cut Studio (Soundtrack Pro)
Compatible with any Core Audio-compliant audio application
Apogeeâ€™s Maestro software for advanced control and low latency mixing
Computer: Mac G4 1GHz or faster, G5 or Intel CPU
Memory: 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB recommended
OS: 10.4.10 or greater
Connection: FireWire 400 port
Pricing and Availability:
Availability: September 2007
MSRP: $495.00 USD More information: