One More Reason Macs Rule!Hey you! Yeah you, with the Mac! Do you use Logic, Soundtrack Pro, Final Cut, or GarageBand? Are you tired of feeling like a second-class citizen? Well you don't have to take it any more. Thanks to Apogee and Apple's partnership, now you too can enjoy complete audio interface integration into your favorite software. Following in the fame and glory of Apogee's Ensemble and its best-selling predecessor the Duet, Duet 2 gives you the same kind of all-access integration that blurs the line between your interface and your Apple software, now with handy USB connectivity! This sleek little box gives you two pristine inputs and outputs that both sport the kind of sound quality that the very mention of the Apogee name conjures up in the minds of audio engineers everywhere.
The Duet 2 isn't just designed for Macs, it integrates directly into Apple's OS X, GarageBand, Soundtrack Pro, Logic, and Final Cut Studio, with a software interface designed exclusively for the Mac. This integration means you don't have to think about your audio technology any more; now you can focus on simply using it. The Duet's multifunction controller knob, full-color OLED display,a dn two configurable touch pads, let you easily toggle back and forth between your monitors and headphones, as well as control your complete I/O and enjoy visual feedback, all without literally lifting a finger. When you use the included Maestro 2 control software, it's like having a little conductor inside you Mac, telling all of your audio and control instructions where to go and what to do. And with Maestro 2, you can even use the Duet 2 with any core-audio-based programs on the Mac.
Here's another cool fact: the Duet 2 is totally USB powered. That means you can take your MacBook and your Duet 2 straight to the source for the best on-the-go audio quality around (and make all of those primitive PC users shake their stone tools at you with jealous rage). Here's another reason the Duet 2 is so cool: say you just want to go down to the coffee shop for a change of scenery while you edit your work. You certainly don't want to lug around a whole lot of extra weight. That's okay. Just disconnect the Duet 2's breakout cable, leaving your mics, monitors, and other gear connected the way you like them, and take the Duet 2's body with you. And since the headphone jack is located on the front of the Duet 2, you're up and running just as soon as you get your nonfat-soy-double-mocha-cappuccino or whatever.
When you've got the Apogee Duet 2 hooked up, wherever it is you choose to record, you'll be totally blown away by its unreal sound quality. A pair of XLR Combo inputs on the breakout cable feed the Duet 2's superb microphone preamps. Each of these genuine Apogee mic pres feature phantom power, up to 75dB of gain, and the kind of transparent audio quality that makes you think of bottled spring water or cloudless summer skies. You can also use the combo jacks to track guitar or bass, so you can get the most from Amp Designer, Pedalboard, or your favorite native guitar effects.
Apogee Duet 2 Features at a Glance:
- 2-in/4-out USB Audio Interface
- Breakout Cable with 2 XLR/TRS Combo Inputs and 2 TRS Outputs
- 1/4" Headphone Jack
- Color OLED Display Offers Visual Feedback
- 2 Configurable Touch Pads to Improve Yor Workflow
- Included Maestro 2 Software for Easy Configuration