Apogee Duet 3
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.
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.
Duet Dock - The Ultimate Duet Desktop Experience
Duet set the standard for making music and recording on the go with its small footprint and flexible breakout cable. But when working in your studio, the best way to use Duet 3 is with the all new Duet Dock (sold separately). The Dock positions Duet at the ideal angle for quick adjustments and meter and function visibility. The rear panel connectors on Duet Dock make it easier to organize and connect your cables to Duet.
- Best-in-class Apogee conversion and mic preamps
- 2x4 USB Type C audio interface
- 24bit, 192kHz
- 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
- 1x 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
- macOS: 10.14 Mojave or later (Apple silicon or Intel processor)
- PC: Windows 10 Anniversary update or later