Pré-visualização recurso: Apogee Duet 2

With the recent slew of exciting hardware announcements from Apogee (Jam and Mike) you might be forgiven for thinking that Christmas has come early! Add to that, their latest product announcement, the  

Com a recente série de anúncios de hardware emocionantes de Apogee (Jam e Mike) você pode ser perdoado por pensar que o Natal chegou mais cedo! Acrescente a isso, seu anúncio mais recente produto, o Duet 2 , e minhas expectativas para a minha interface de áudio portátil próximos foram levantadas.

Eu sou o orgulhoso proprietário de um Duet Apogee (versão 1), que tem sido a minha interface de áudio preferido tanto no estúdio e no campo nos últimos três anos. Ela já oferece excelente qualidade de som, duas entradas e saídas, um design elegante e sexy e controle super fácil da direita dentro Logic, Soundtrack Pro, Mainstage e GarageBand.

So how can Apogee possibly improve on one of my favorite pieces of studio kit? Let's take a closer look...

Saídas mais

O Duet 2 agora tem 4 saídas analógicas que deve torná-lo mais adequado para DJ para monitorar mixagens separadas ou enviar uma faixa clique para um baterista ou uma mistura de sub-Frente da Casa, quando tocar ao vivo. No estúdio isso permitiria o uso de dois pares de monitores. Essa flexibilidade extra será muito bem recebida pela maioria músicos digital!

É interessante notar que o Duet 2 vem com saídas balanceadas e não a variedade desequilibrada do Duet 1.

Melhor qualidade de áudio

Apogee have redesigned the preamps and AD/DA converters from the ground up and this, along with using technology from their flagship Symphony I/O system, should result in better sound quality. For those who are interested in recording audio at sample rates above 96kHz, the Duet 2 supports sample rates up to a staggering 192kHz (at 24 bit).

OLED Display com almofadas de toque

Os 2 Duet não olharia fora do lugar em um conjunto de Cinema de alto orçamento Sci-Fi. Bem como ser colírio para os olhos grandes, o full color oi-res OLED parece uma adição útil para fornecer feedback visual para a entrada de medição e os níveis de produção, de silenciamento e até mesmo de fase.

Sitting just below the futuristic display are two configurable touch pads. These can be setup to provide a number of functions such as to mute outputs, toggle headphone source, clear the meters and more.


I love this idea as it means less time mousing around menus in software and more hands-on control without unwieldy buttons and hard to reach switches.

Breakout

It's no secret that the Breakout cable included with the Duet (v1) didn't win over everyone. Personally, I found it to be stable, secure and easy to use, but you can't please everybody! The Duet 2 has a newly designed breakout cable which looks more refined than the original.


Additionally, in Apogee have responded to customer feedback and made a Breakout Box accessory available for those who need something even more robust!

Conectividade de latência, e muito mais ...

Embora o Duet 2 é uma interface de barramento USB 2.0 Powered, de alguma forma Apogee conseguiram melhorar o desempenho (diminuir a latência). Mais detalhes sobre o Duet 2, incluindo um dueto Duet vs gráfico de comparação 2, pode ser encontrada aqui .

Eu não posso esperar para chegar na mão com o Duet 2, e com o transporte indexada por algum tempo em abril de 2011, eu não precise esperar muito tempo. Meu conselho para qualquer um que considera uma nova interface de áudio onde você precisar de duas entradas de microfone pré simultânea / analógicas e 4 saídas balanceadas? Aguarde até que o Duet 2 chega.

Até então se alguém estiver interessado em comprar um Duet trusty (versão 1) em bom estado mande-me um comentário abaixo!?

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Discussion

Sarah Lohan
Will this run on windows 7?

thanks!
Rounik Sethi
Hi Sarah,

No. The Apogee Duet2 is exclusively for the Mac. It will work with software like Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic, Garageband, Ableton, etc on the Mac but not PC.
tom
I'm very interested in your Duet v1.. I have a few questions regarding duet and audio interfaces in general and you seem very knowledgeable.. please email me at the address that i have listed below.
Thanks!
Tom
tmprender@gmail.com
Rounik Sethi
Hi Tom,

Please feel free to ask any questions here in these comments or even better you can start a new thread on our forums:
http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/

Thanks
Rounik
Tom
My question is this: Will this be sufficient for creating beats/songs and recording high quality vocals over it?
-Software:Logic Studios
-Mic: AT2020 XlR
-Duet or Duet 2(is the duet 2 worth the +$100?)
-M-Audio UNO to plug keyboard into laptop
-Mini keyboard (Akai MPK)
My budget is around $1000 and this list adds up to about that if I buy the Duet v1.. are you serious about selling your duet? the reason i wanted to discuss via email was for that reason.
Thanks,
Tom
Rounik Sethi
Hi Tom,

Definitely will be. The Duet (and I assume Duet 2) have very high quality - best in class - preamps and AD/DA converters.

I've yet to get hands-on with a Duet 2, as it's not shipping yet... but from the specs I would go for the Duet 2.

Which keyboard are you using that you need the M-Audio Uno?

OK. I'll write you a quick email about the Duet 1.

Thanks
Rounik
Tom
this is the keyboard I am looking to purchase... http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&q=mini+midi+keyboard&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&wrapid=tlif130201724412010&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17533989842456050907&sa=X&ei=6DSbTaOfDoOEtgfLgpDIBw&ved=0CDMQ8gIwAA#
Tom
I just realized that the keyboard above is USB powered... Is that going to effect the quality or become any bit of a problem?
Rounik Sethi
No, not at all. I use a USB MIDI Controller without any issue whatsoever.

The one you've chosen is by all accounts a very capable MIDI Controller.

so - no need for the M-Audio Uno!

:)
Tom
Great! Thank you so much for all of your help. Last question.. I PROMISE!
is this a trusted website?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
the reason I ask is because their prices beat everyone else's for every product I am looking for... including Logic Studios for $100 less than the Apple Store!
Once again, Thank you for all of your insight, advice and guidance. Much appreciated.
Rounik Sethi
Hey Tom,

It doesn't have to be the last question ;-)

Just the forums are a great place to post questions like this - just more suited and we can add pics and links easily there.

Anyway, I'm based in the UK (did you get my email)... so I'm not sure about B&H. I've heard of them... but no experience with them - so I couldn't advise one way or the other.

It's not unusual to find Amazon and other retailers selling Logic Studio cheaper than direct from Apple.

You're very welcome to pop by the MPV forums and ask away on any question, no matter how big or small... and myself and other Audio guys will do our best to help and offer any advice we can :)
Bobbye
Hey Tom,
I started working with Logic & Got ahead of the book..How can I get back into the book & start again?
Rounik Sethi
Hi Bobbye,

Not sure I understand your question. Is it related to Tom's questions above?

Thanks
Rounik
Anyone have any experience using this with Avid Media Composer?

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