Apogee Duet USB Audio Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac

Apogee Duet USB Audio Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac

Product Information

  • Overview

    The award-winning Apogee Duet combines an audio interface, headphone amp, and MIDI interface that makes it a snap to create professional recordings in any location on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac. Incorporating Apogee's legendary digital audio conversion and world-class mic preamps, Duet is the best way to capture your music with incredible dimension and detail.

    Legendary Apogee sound quality

    From the mic preamps to the AD/DA converters and the clocking, Duet is best-in-class and cutting-edge Apogee technology. With components carefully selected in critical listening tests and a highly efficient circuit design, Duet was built by Apogee engineers to make a difference you can hear.

    Full-color OLED display

    Duet's primary visual control center is a full-color OLED high-resolution display. It gives you clear visual feedback for numerous essential functions, such as metering, numeric value for input and output levels, group, phase, muting, phantom power, and Soft Limit indication.

    Configurable touch pads

    Two configurable touch pads on either side of the multi-function controller knob let you promptly manage such output functions as “mute output," “dim outputs," or “sum to mono.” And there's a drop-down menu that lets you assign each one within Apogee's Maestro iOS and Mac application.

    MIDI on iPad

    Duet provides a single USB MIDI connection for your CoreMIDI compatible keyboard, synth, or DJ controller. On iPad, Duet's MIDI connection allows both Duet and a keyboard or DJ controller to be connected at the same time to the iPad's single 30-pin dock port (or via the Lightning connector using an Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter).

    DC power charges iOS devices

    With a direct digital connection and an external power source, Duet is able to charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch while you record so you won't experience any interruptions.

  • Highlights

    • Two combination Line/Mic/Instrument inputs
    • Two balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
    • One independent ¼-inch stereo headphone output
    • Two microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
    • MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector)
    • Low-latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee's Maestro software (iOS and Mac OS)
    • DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad
    • Includes Lightning to USB cable
    • Selectable 48V phantom power, Soft Limit, and phase invert
    • USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion
    • Works with any Core Audio compatible app on iOS or Mac including GarageBand, Logic, Final Cut, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools
    • Designed in California; made in the USA
  • Did you notice?

    Four outputs let you send different stereo mixes to your speakers and headphones.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Record, produce, and mix professional-quality music on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac anywhere you go.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Apogee Duet USB Audio Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac
    • Breakout cable with two combination Line/Mic/Instrument inputs and two Balanced Line Outputs
    • Lightning to USB cable
    • USB cable
    • 30-pin iOS cable
    • Universal power supply with NA, EU, UK, AU, JP
    • Quick start guide
    • Software download and installation instructions
  • Tech Specs

    • Input Type: 1/4 Inch Mono, XLR
    • Height: 0.79 in./2 cm
    • Width: 4 in./10.2 cm
    • Weight: 1.1 lb./500g
    • Length: 6.3 in./16 cm
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v10.6.8, 10.7.5, or later; iOS 5.1.1 or later
    • Intel processor
    • 2 GB RAM minimum; 4 GB recommended
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: DUET-IOS-MAC
    • UPC or EAN No.: 805676301167

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One year

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Portable High Quality

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound quality compares to the best rack mount interfaces in terms of preamps and general sound quality . Price is a bit Excellent sound quality compares to the best rack mount interfaces in terms of preamps and general sound quality . Price is a bit high, but you get what you pay for. If you are looking to record on an iPad or iPhone this is the perfect solution. It is the only device on the market that allows you to charge your i Pad while using it, all others (there are a few high grade interfaces that work with ios) you would need to stop working and wait to recharge, that would just kill any ideas or musical inspiration you have if for that one time you forgot to recharge.
    I found that the latency is great! You can play guitar or sing without any delays, even on an iPad 1 is usable.
    All in all don't waist your time to look and compare if you want portability, quality and peace of mind not having to recharge all the time then there is no contest, the only thing is the price tag.

    • Written by from D.D.O

    48 of 50 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Portable High Quality
  • The Best!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the sound quality you get from connecting your headphones or speakers to the Apogee Duet. With it's built in headphone amp I love the sound quality you get from connecting your headphones or speakers to the Apogee Duet. With it's built in headphone amp and AD/DA converter you get that clean crisp sound that will make any audiophile smile. The beautiful design of the product with its full OLED display really makes it pleasing to the eyes. All it's other features like charging your iPhone/iPad while it's connected and of course having the capability to record, produce and mix professional quality music with this simple product make it one of the best investments I have ever made.

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    11 of 13 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The Best!
  • Duet is the Best!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Apogee Duet is an industry standard for a reason. The sound quality is amazing and so is the build quality - Duet is a tank! T The Apogee Duet is an industry standard for a reason. The sound quality is amazing and so is the build quality - Duet is a tank! The fact that it can connect to iOS and Mac makes it extremely flexible as well. If you're using Logic, GarageBand or even Pro Tools the Duet is the way to go.

    • Written by from Port Saint Lucie

    7 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Duet is the Best!
  • Transparent and fantastic!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This interface will take the blanket off of your I/O. Opens up a new dimension and spaciousness to mixing.

    • Written by from Dallas

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Transparent and fantastic!
  • Duet is the Best!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Apogee Duet is an industry standard for a reason. The sound quality is amazing and so is the build quality - Duet is a tank! T The Apogee Duet is an industry standard for a reason. The sound quality is amazing and so is the build quality - Duet is a tank! The fact that it can connect to iOS and Mac makes it extremely flexible as well. If you're using Logic, GarageBand or even Pro Tools the Duet is the way to go.

    • Written by from Port Saint Lucie

    7 of 7 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Duet is the Best!
  • The Best!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the sound quality you get from connecting your headphones or speakers to the Apogee Duet. With it's built in headphone amp I love the sound quality you get from connecting your headphones or speakers to the Apogee Duet. With it's built in headphone amp and AD/DA converter you get that clean crisp sound that will make any audiophile smile. The beautiful design of the product with its full OLED display really makes it pleasing to the eyes. All it's other features like charging your iPhone/iPad while it's connected and of course having the capability to record, produce and mix professional quality music with this simple product make it one of the best investments I have ever made.

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    11 of 13 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The Best!

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