The 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 accessory for the ultimate ergonomic desktop experience.
- 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 ¼" Instrument inputs
- 2x Mic/line inputs
- 2x ¼" Balanced outputs
- ⅛" Headphone output
- Bus powered / External power optional via USB Type C port
- Built in hardware DSP FX runs the Symphony ECS Channel Strip* tuned by Bob Clearmountain
- macOS, Windows 10 compatible
- USB Type-C and Type A cable included
- Travel case included
*Duet 3 includes the DSP version of the ECS Channel Strip. This plug-in runs on the interface's internal DSP for processing input signals at zero latency while recording. Available separately from Duet 3 is the Native version of the ECS Channel Strip (List price $99) which runs in your DAW and is utilized as a standard plugin.
Leaders in Digital Audio Recording Since 1985
As the industry leader in digital audio technology for over 35 years, Apogee is the choice for top artists and recording professionals on countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning recordings. This is because Apogee digital audio converters, preamps and plugins simply Sound Amazing®.
Analog and Digital Design Harmony
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.
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 48v 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.
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.
Apogee Channel FX Plugin
With the Apogee Channel FX plugin you can open and control your input channels directly from your DAW. Adjust gain, turn on phantom power, set your monitor level and control and Print FX from the Symphony ECS Channel Strip - do it all without losing focus on your session.
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 preamp 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 (sold separately)
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.