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Apogee Upgrades One & Duet Audio Interfaces With iPad Compatibility

Apogee Electronics has announced the completely redesigned ONE, a 2 IN x 2 OUT USB audio interface and microphone. The new ONE is the first studio quality audio interface and microphone that makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac. ONE features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging, optional battery power for portable recording with iPad and professional sound quality. ONE is the all-in-one solution that makes it easy for musicians, songwriters, recording engineers, film makers, audiophiles, and anyone else to enjoy professional sound quality on iPad and Mac.
New Apogee One and Duet audio interfaces
ONE offers three input options; a built-in omni-directional condenser microphone, XLR input for dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones, and 1/4” instrument input for electric guitars, keyboards or any instrument with an electric pick-up. An upgrade from the original design, ONE now has the ability to record two inputs simultaneously (instrument plus built-in microphone or external microphone). The updated AD/DA converters and mic preamps deliver best-in-class, studio quality sound and allow you to capture and playback your recordings with incredible clarity and detail. ONE’s audiophile quality headphone amplifier/DAC is a favorite for enhanced music listening on Mac. Now ONE delivers the same hi-fi quality sound to iPod touch, iPhone and iPad users for listening to streaming radio and music libraries with incredible clarity and detail.

Features:
» First studio quality audio interface and microphone for iPad
» New circuitry, mic capsule and upgraded sound quality
» Redesigned die cast aluminum chassis
» Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
» Works with new iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini (Lighting adapter required – Sold separately)
» Works with GarageBand, MultiTrack, Spotify; Any Core Audio compatible app on iOS
» Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, iTunes; Any Core Audio compatible app on Mac
» Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
» DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
» Optional battery operation for remote recording on iPad (2 AA batteries not included)
» USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/96kHz A/D and D/A conversion
» Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone (mic stand adapter included)
» 2 Analog Inputs (XLR microphone and 1/4” instrument connector on breakout cable)
» Record up to 2 inputs at a time (instrument + internal microphone or external microphone)
» 1 1/8” stereo output for headphones or powered speakers

ONE’s built-in condenser microphone is a unique feature allowing anyone to record without the need for an external microphone. This paired with the option of connecting to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad and battery power enables studio-quality recordings to be created in any location. Apogee’s Maestro software for iOS lets you control ONE’s inputs, mic preamp, outputs and set up low latency monitoring. ONE’s DC power charges iPad while in use so recording is not interrupted. The option of battery power for ONE allows for truly portable professional recording.

Apogee’s One costs $349 and will be available sometime in March 2013.

Duet

Apogee Electronics has refreshed the Duet, a 2 input, 4 output USB audio interface for iPad and Mac. The new Duet is the first professional stereo audio interface that makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac. Duet features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging, MIDI connectivity and professional sound quality. Duet is the ideal personal studio interface for stereo music recording, mixing and audiophile-quality listening on iPad and Mac.

First introduced in 2007, the original Duet was a 2 IN x 2 OUT FireWire Audio Interface for Mac and became one of the most popular audio interfaces of all time, starting a home studio revolution and winning many industry awards and accolades. Duet received an upgrade in May of 2011 when Duet 2 took its place with a new 2 IN x 4 OUT format, redesigned AD/DA conversion and mic preamps, and USB 2.0 Mac connectivity. The new Duet for iPad and Mac builds on this legacy by offering the same professional quality as the Duet 2 for the iPad based personal studio.

Features:
» 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

Apple’s iPad has revolutionized music creation with an intuitive touch interface and a universe of powerful and very affordable music apps. Duet delivers key features to this new paradigm that bring professional stereo audio recording to iPad for the first time. Apogee’s Maestro software for iOS lets you control Duet’s inputs, mic preamps, outputs and set up low latency monitoring. Duet’s DC power charges iPad while in use so recording is not interrupted. Duet provides plenty of power for studio headphones, microphones and MIDI keyboards. In addition, Duet accepts and provides professional audio level (ie. balanced, +4 dBu reference level).

When used with iPad or an iOS device, Duet works with any Core Audio compliant app like GarageBand, Auria and MultiTrack. For recording on a Mac, Duet works with Logic, Pro Tools, GarageBand, Ableton Live and any Mac Core Audio compliant application.

Apogee’s new Duet costs $595 and will be available next month.

Quartet

Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce iPad compatibility for Quartet, a 4 input, 8 output USB audio interface. Quartet is the first professional multi-channel audio interface that makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac. Quartet for iPad and Mac features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging, MIDI connectivity, advanced monitor control and professional sound quality. Quartet is the ideal studio control center for multi-channel music recording and mixing on iPad and Mac.

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