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Apogee Duet Audio Interface for iPad & Mac

lightning Cable Sold Separately.

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Ollie Mason

Please note: the Apogee Duet does not come with the lightning or 30-pin cables to connect to iOS devices included in the box. These cables are sold separately.

The Apogee Duet has long been regarded as one of the best small audio interfaces for recording great quality audio to Mac. Apogee have now expanded its possibilities so you can record to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch as well!

The Apogee duet for iPad and Mac allows you to interface with most iOS devices (check compatibility list below) and use the software of your choice (most core audio apps and software are compatible) to record using the Duet's award-winning A/D conversion stage and awesome mic preamps. As usual, Apogee deliver the duet in a slim, portable, and stylish unit with a breakout cable to enable maximum connectivity without sacrificing portable operation.

Wherever you are, and whatever your device, you can record professional quality audio with the Duet for iPad and Mac!

Here's what Apogee say about the Duet for iPad & Mac

Meet Duet - The most respected portable audio interface ever

Apogee Duet is an award-winning audio interface, headphone amp and MIDI interface making it easy to create professional recordings anywhere on your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or Mac. With Apogee's legendary digital audio conversion and world-class mic preamps, Duet is the best way to capture your music with incredible dimension and detail.

The new Duet for iPad and Mac features special circuitry designed to deliver professional performance for iPad use along with low latency USB 2.0 performance for Mac. And with the addition of MIDI I/O you can connect and power a Core MID compatible keyboard/controller while using Duet with your iPad or iOS device.

Legendary Sound Quality - Why Apogee Duet is the best choice for your studio

Apogee is an award-winning industry leader in digital recording technology with over 25 years of experience. Preferred by recording pros around the world, Apogee products like Duet, Ensemble and Symphony I/O have been instrumental in creating countless GRAMMY and OSCAR winning recordings and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades. Duet is built solidly on this reputation.


  • First professional stereo audio interface for iPad
  • Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
  • Works with new iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini
  • (Apple's Lighting to 30-pin adapter required - Sold separately)
  • Works with GarageBand, Auria, MultiTrack; Any Core Audio compatible app on iOS
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton; Any Core Audio compatible app on Mac
  • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee's Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
  • MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector)
  • DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
  • USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion
  • 2 Analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power
  • 2 Balanced analog line outputs
  • 1 Independent 1/4" stereo headphone output
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California - Made in the U.S.A.


Mac System Requirements

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
  • USB bus powered; DC power optional (DC power supply included)

iOS System Requirements

  • iOS version: 5.1.1 or greater
  • Connection: 30-pin dock connector
  • DC power required (DC power supply included)

iOS device compatibility (Lightning connector)

  • iPod touch* (5th generation)
  • iPhone 5*
  • iPad* (4th generation)
  • iPad mini*

* Requires Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter. Sold separately.

iOS device compatibility (30-pin connector)

  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad 2
  • iPad

Compatible Software

  • Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
    Recommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo
  • Any iOS Core Audio compatible app.
    Recommended apps: GarageBand, Auria

USB 2.0 Mac and iOS audio interface

2 analog inputs

  • Combination Line (balanced +20dBu max)
  • Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
  • 2 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
  • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert

4 analog outputs

  • 2 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
  • 1 Independent 1/4" stereo headphone output
  • MIDI connection (Core MIDI compatible; USB-A type connector)
  • A/D and D/A conversion at 24-bit/192kHz
  • Controller knob selects function, sets input and output level
  • Top panel high resolution OLED display

Two assignable top panel touch pads to control:

  • Mute speakers, headphones or all outputs
  • Dim speakers, headphones or all outputs
  • Sum to mono speakers, headphones or all outputs
  • Assign headphones to outputs 1-2, 3-4 or low latency mixer
  • Clear Meters
  • Apogee's Maestro (Mac & iOS) app for advanced control

Mic Pre

  • EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
  • Max input level: +20dBu
  • Input impedance: 3KOhm


  • Max input level 14 dBu
  • Input impedance: >2MOhm

A/D conversion

  • Max input level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Input impedance: 5KOhm
  • Freq resp 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)
  • Dyn. Range: 114dB (A-weighted)

D/A conversion

  • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
  • Max output level headphones: 19dBu
  • HPH output impedance 30 Ohm.
  • Freq resp 20Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)
  • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)

In the box

  • Duet
  • Breakout Cable with: 2 Combination Line/Mic/Instrument Inputs, 2 Balanced Line Outputs
  • USB Cable
  • Universal Power Adapter for US, UK and EU
  • Quick Start Guide
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