Can i just plug my guitar & amp into it ? or do i need more accessories? also can then go into my amp?

Would like to know the most efficient way to start using "garage band" with my guitar , mic, & amp ? Also is it a viable option to consider running the audio through my theatre surround ? I have a roland acoustic & vocals amp & a peavy all valve for my electric guitar. Just want to narrow down the whole options to the better few so I can make an informed decision rather than taking a wild guess. And finally is there wired & wire-less options to consider ?

  • Asked by Colin L from Gold Coast
  • Apr 29, 2012
Apogee Duet 2 USB Audio Interface

Apogee Duet 2 USB Audio Interface

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    The unit comes with a dongle that contains 2 inputs and 2 outputs for 1/4" jacks, so it can go into an amp. You could run it through your theater system but this device is meant for a studio setting, i.e. studio monitors and not a surround sound system, although you could set up a surround system consisting of studio monitors. Regardless of the speaker arrangement, the Duet 2 sounds best through studio monitors that produce a flat response, instead of PC or home theater speakers that colour the audio signal. The Duet 2 is so accurate, you need to have proper speakers to really appreciate it, otherwise you won't get your money's worth. I'd also suggest Logic instead of Garageband if you want to go with a device like this.

    No wireless option unfortunately.

    • Answered by Darryl M from Ottawa
    • May 3, 2012
  • You're on the right path. I would simply hook my guitar into the apogee breakout box instrument input. Then I would route an XLR output into a DI box/re-amping device. Radial makes a fantastic Re-Amping device. Essentially when you plug your guitar into the Duet, you'd be recording a dry signal, which then if Re-Amped via XLR to your amp, you'd be able to achieve this task.

    • Answered by Dustin S from Elkton
    • Jul 8, 2012