Apogee Duet 2 (No Longer Available)
2-in/4-out USB Audio Interface with 24-bit/192kHz Resolution, 2 Microphone Preamplifiers, Full-color OLED Display, Configurable Touchpads - Mac
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From Our Research Team:
Brilliant Sound, Go-sized InterfaceThanks to the elegant simplicity of Duet 2, you can effortlessly capture brilliant recordings on your Mac. The slim design fits right on your desktop, and the USB connection makes it easy to connect to Macs across multiple desktop and laptop generations. Duet 2 includes a sturdy breakout cable that keeps your desktop organized, putting your 2-in/4-out connectivity where you need it. What's more, as you'd expect from Apogee, the sound quality is stunning. Use the two freshly redesigned microphone preamps to capture instruments in stereo. Apogee even completely redesigned the converters and added a Soft Limit feature, giving the Duet 2 an edge over its best-selling predecessor, the Duet.
To really take Duet 2 over the top, Apogee added a full-color OLED display that gives you visual feedback for a number of functions, including metering, input/output value levels, muting, phantom power, and more. All of this information is available in the convenient and well-designed Maestro 2 software that comes included. Beyond that, the Apogee Duet 2 features two configurable touch pads, located on either side of its main encoder knob. Use them to quickly access output functions, assigned through Maestro 2, such as Mute Outputs, Toggle Headphone Source, Dim Outputs, and beyond.
If you're looking for a premium interface that is sized to travel with you but is just at home on your desktop, the Apogee Duet 2 is an unbeatable choice. You get outstanding sound quality, the right I/O, and new workflow features that help you get the top-level results you want.
Apogee Duet 2 Features at a Glance:
Pair the Duet 2 audio interface with your favorite USB-equipped Mac, and you're ready for pro production!
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Apogee Duet 2
by Dan Roy from Louisville, KYI love it, also got breakout box, no more cable mess. Great sound.
February 4, 2013
Music Background: hobbyist
by Everett from San Jose USAI upgraded from a Digi Rack 002 and was astonished to find that the samples in Reason are so clear. I thought that the slight distortion in the samples my "ninga ears" could hear was the quality of th... read more [+]e Reason samples - not so. It was the preamps of the 002. The Duet 2 is CRYSTAL CLEAR. I wish my early releases were done on this thing. close [-]
February 4, 2013
Music Background: Producer/artist: Being in Him series
This thing is no joke!
by Scott Huntington from Boston Ma. USAI've used Apogee gear in the past, including the original Duet, but this updated version is truly off the hook.
February 2, 2013
Music Background: Recording and live sound engineer, pro musician, electronics engineer.
Where I used to find I needed to tweak eq in the past to get a usable sound for p... read more [+]olished finish mixes, this little beauty really shines!
I find that I can get amazing sound and near perfect tone with only adjusting mic placement over killing myself with corrective eq.
I jokingly recorded an acoustic country song (mind you most of what I do is mainly punk rock or hardcore) and in a short afternoon had one of the best recordings I've ever made.
The mic pres are breathtaking and the stereo imaging is like nothing I've used in the past anywhere near this price range.
Pair this with a TLM103, a Rode K2, a stereo pair of pencil condensers, a D112 and an SM57 and you can take on any recording project with complete confidence that you'll come out on top.
This is an absolute must for anyone who is looking for a budget solution and demands the biggest bang for their dollar.
It isn't just the analog to digital converters either, I found the digital to analog converters did wonders for my mixes and exposed a lot of things that were causing some of my older mixes issues that I wasn't able to easily pinpoint due to the muddy converters on my older equipment. In all, this is a magical little box of sonic wonder.
Everything going in or going out of this gets a sonic wow-factor.
If your needs go no further than tracking a couple sources at a time, stop looking at other products now, you've just found what you were looking for.
If you absolutely require more I|O would be the only reason I would say this might not be the right box for you. (in that case, take a serious look at the Quartet from Apogee) close [-]
wow this thing right here
by june jonez from tulsa,okok ok ok i read these reviews over and over and over until i got one and i must say when i 1st got it i only was updated to 10.6.8 snow and the drivers was hello.... it just wasn't working right but i... read more [+] counld still listen to music threw this thing and was blown away on how it makes your music hd quality i finally moved up to lion and i must say finally got to do some vocals with it and it sounds good i never experienced a inter face such great like this its so open clean really don't haft to do much wit eq or compression i came from a mobox mini3 wich sounded great but its nothing compared to this it just glue vocals together plus no distortion or nothing i can go on and on and on but i got mines and I'm telling you to let you no this is not no over hyped pruduct just make sure your mac is updated to the new lion or moutain lion and you should be ok money we'll spent radio quality close [-]
December 23, 2012
Music Background: all music
The original Apogee Duet gave you top-class converters, tight integration, and super stability with most any Core Audio application. With the Apogee Duet 2, the audio specs are improved further, and even lower latency with Apple's OS 10.6.4! This USB interface provides four balanced outputs this time, assignable touch pads, and a brilliant, helpful display. Just like its audio quality, it also looks and feels solid.
Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH
Apogee Duet 2
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