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About this Product
This is a brand new Apogee Duet 3 2-In/4-Out USB-C Audio Interface with DSP.
Product Details: Legendary Sound Quality, Total Portability and Hardware DSP all Come Together in a Beautiful New Design
In 2007, the original Apogee Duet shattered the expectations of what a home studio interface could be. Professional, personal and portable, Duet revolutionized independent recording and empowered musicians, producers and engineers with legendary Apogee sound quality, elegant design and effortless ease of use. Now, the all-new Duet 3 brings next-generation Apogee performance and features to a beautiful ultra-low profile glass and aluminum case. Duet 3 includes on-board hardware DSP featuring the Symphony ECS Channel Strip for zero-latency recording with FX. Tuned by Bob Clearmountain, the ECS Channel Strip includes presets custom crafted by the legendary mixer so you can dial in a pro recording sound instantly. Ideal for music creation, voice recording, streaming and even gaming, you can use Duet 3 with your Mac or Windows workstation in your studio or on the go. Take your Duet 3 to the next level with the sleek Duet Dock* for the ultimate ergonomic desktop experience.
Achieving pristine sound quality in a digital audio interface requires experienced engineering that artfully orchestrates AD/DA converters, digital clocking, analog circuitry and power management technology to achieve a harmonious blend of carefully selected components and thoughtful design. Duet is the result of decades of innovation and expertise and delivers sound quality unmatched in its class.
Legendary AD/DA Converters and World-Class Mic Preamps With two inputs and four outputs of legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, plus two world-class preamps, Duet is the perfect partner for your home and mobile studio. Connect microphones, guitars, keyboard and line level devices to capture every detail.
Monitor and mix with the full depth and dimension of your sound through two truly-balanced, line-level analog outputs for speakers. And, power your headphones with a zero-ohm headphone output for a dedicated headphone mix.
Pristine Preamps One of the most critical components for high quality recording is your preamp and the pres in Apogee Duet are world-class. With up to 60dB of gain and 48k phantom power, you can cleanly and precisely capture any audio source with even the most demanding microphones. Meticulous Apogee engineering, keeps noise and distortion down, even as you crank up the gain.
Plug in to Onboard DSP To capture your best performance, you need to dial in an inspiring sound quickly and easily. And few things are more distracting than latency when trying to record. Duet gives you built-in DSP for Apogee FX processing to precisely shape your sound on input and give you great sounding tracks, all while eliminating the delay that can occur when recording.
Symphony ECS Channel Strip - Tuned by Bob Clearmountain The Symphony ECS Channel Strip*, tuned by legendary mixer Bob Clearmountain, includes EQ, Compression and Saturation controls that let you create the optimal blend of channel FX for tracking vocals or acoustic instruments. Choose from multiple hand crafted Clearmountain presets and record with zero latency through Duet’s onboard DSP. (*Native version of Symphony ECS Channel Strip plugin sold separately)
Apogee Control 2 Software The all new Apogee Control software gives you complete control of all Duet functions and features including the Symphony ECS Channel Strip FX running on Duet’s hardware DSP. Apogee Control 2 is shared across all Apogee products and will enable Apogee support and engineering to quickly react to future macOS and Windows OS updates helping to ensure compatibility for your workstation.
Beautiful Inside and Out Sound quality comes first, but stunning design is a close second. Your audio interface is the centerpiece of your studio and should be an engaging collaborator in your creative space. Duet’s control knob delivers a luxurious and dependable feel for dialing in monitor levels, mic pre gain, and navigating through functions. The knob’s subtle purple underlighting provides the perfect accent for the Duet experience. Precisely contoured for ergonomic control on your desktop, the low profile body is topped with scratch-resistant gorilla glass for a modern look and resilient protection.
The all new Duet Breakout cable has been redesigned with streamlined connectors and a longer reach. You can keep everything connected and easily tuck it away off your desk for a clean and organized workspace.
Best-in-class Apogee conversion and mic preamps
2x4 USB Type C audio interface
All-new low profile design with aluminum base and gorilla glass top and knob cover
Input and output connections via breakout cable:
2x 1/4″ Instrument inputs
2x Mic/line inputs
2x 1/4″ Balanced outputs
1/8″ Headphone output
Bus powered / External power optional via USB Type C port
Built in hardware DSP FX featuring the Symphony ECS Channel Strip tuned by Bob Clearmountain
macOS, Windows 10 compatible
USB Type-C and Type A cable included
Travel case included
Compatibility: macOS: 10.14 Mojave or later (Apple silicon or Intel processor) / PC: Windows 10 Anniversary update or later