This is the ideal bundle for someone wanting to use Apogee's world class audio conversion with Protools DAW software.
For singer/songwriters and loop based musicians, Pro Tools | Duet is a best-in-class, 2-in 4-out, low latency, 24-bit/192kHz USB 2.0 audio interface, by Apogee, and bundled with industry standard Pro Tools | Software. Get complete audio/MIDI professional music creation workflow on a Mac or PC.
Pro Tools | Duet includes Apogee’s legendary digital audio conversion with two world-class mic preamps for connecting two microphones, instruments or line-level devices together with MIDI USB connection, stereo balanced audio outputs and headphones output.
Pro Tools | Duet is solidly built with die-cast aluminum, steel, and a scratch-resistant display panel hardened by UV processing, providing a sleek yet robust chassis for added protection against daily abuse and the unpredictability of travel. Plus, its compact size makes it an easy fit in any desktop studio environment, or tuck it into your bag or backpack for on-the-go creation.
Apogee helped pioneer the digital recording revolution, pushing the envelope of digital audio quality with its legendary AD/DA conversion. And now that Apogee has come onboard as an audio I/O Connectivity Partner, you’ll have even more product choices that complement and integrate with Pro Tools and other Artist Suite solutions, delivering on the Avid Everywhere vision. With the simplified and connected experience the Avid MediaCentral platform brings, you can choose how you want to work, overcome challenges more quickly, and gain the edge you need to stand out in today's competitive industry.
Available as an optional accessory, the Duet Breakout Box by Apogee is a solidly built aluminum device that features studio-quality I/O connectors and includes a 2-meter cable, enabling you to move your Pro Tools | Duet’s input and output connections away from your desktop to minimize cable clutter. It features two 1/4" inputs and two XLR inputs that support up to two simultaneous channels of input, and two balanced XLR outputs. (Please note that the breakout box does not enable extra I/O beyond the Pro Tools | Duet’s 2x4 capabilities.)
Two combo mic/instrument/line connections (XLR and 1/4") via breakout cable:
Combination line inputs: balanced, +20 dBu max
Mic/instrument inputs: +20 dBu/+14 dBu max
Two mic preamps:
Gain: Up to 75 dB
EIN: 128 dB (unweighted) @ 60 dB, 150 Ohm input
Max input level: +20 dBu
Input impedance: 3K Ohm
Max input level: 14 dBu
Input impedance: >2M Ohm
Four analog outputs:
Two 1/4" balanced line/speaker outputs via breakout cable (+20 dBu max output level)
One built-in 1/4" stereo headphone output
Pro Tools | Duet interface: Works with Pro Tools | Software, Pro Tools IO Control, and any other DAW software that supports ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, or multi-client drivers
Pro Tools—Supports a wide range of 64-bit Avid and third-party AAX Native virtual instruments, effects, sound processors, and utility plug-ins
Third-party—Supports the associated plug-in formats when using the Pro Tools | Duet interface with third-party DAWs