Apogee Duet 3
Back in 2007, the original Apogee Duet defied all expectations of what a home studio interface could be. Being portable, personal and professional, Duet revolutionised independent recording and empowered musicians, producers and engineers with legendary Apogee sound quality with elegant design and ease of use.
The all-new Duet 3 brings you next-generation Apogee performance and features to a beautiful, sleek and ultra-low-profile unit. Ideal for those in music creation, vocal recording, streaming and even gaming settings, the Duet 3 can be used with both Windows and Mac in the studio or out on the go.
Superior Sound Quality
Achieving superior sound quality in a digital audio interface requires experienced engineering that artfully orchestrates AD/DA converters, digital clocking, analogue circuitry and power management technology to achieve a harmonious blend of carefully selected components and thoughtful design. The Apogee Duet 3 is the result of decades of innovation and expertise and delivers sound quality unmatched in its class.
Legendary AD/DA Converters
The Duet 3 features 2 inputs and 4 outputs of legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion with 2 world-class preamps. Making the Duet 3 the perfect recording tool for home and mobile studios. You’ll be able to connect and capture microphones, guitars, keyboards and other line-level devices in glorious detail whilst monitoring and mixing with the full depth and dimension of sound through 2 truly balanced, line-level analogue outputs for speakers. Plus, you’ll be able to power your headphones with a zero-ohm headphone output for a dedicated headphone mix.
World Class Preamps
Preamps are one of the most critical components for high quality, which is why the Apogee Duet 3 pres are of world-class standard. 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. The meticulous Apogee engineering, keeps noise and distortion down, even when you decide to crank up the gain.
Plug-in to On-board DSP
When trying to capture the best performance possible you need to be able to dial an inspiring sound quickly and easily. And there is nothing that brings a session to holt quicker than trying to record with latency. The Apogee Duet 3 gives you onboard hardware DSP for FX processing to precisely shape your tone on input and give you great sounding tracks, all while eliminating the delay that can occur while recording.
Next Generation Control
The all-new Apogee Control 2 software gives you complete control of all the Duets functions and features including the Symphony ECS Channel Strip FX running on Duet’s hardware DSP. The Apogee Control 2 software is shared across all current and select previous generation Apogee products and will enable Apogee support and engineering to quickly react to future macOS and Windows OS updates to help ensure Duet 3 is always compatible with your workstation.
Beautiful Inside & Out
The Apogee Duet 3 multi-function digital controller knob delivers a luxurious feel for dialling in monitor levels and mic pre gain, while also giving the desktop interface style accents backlit with purple LEDs. Perfectly contoured for ergonomic control on your desktop, the low-profile body is then topped with scratch-resistant cover glass for a modern aesthetic and solid user feel. Sound quality will always come first but elegant design will always be a close second.
- Best-in-class Apogee AD/DA conversion
- 2 world-class preamps
- 2×4 USB Type C audio interface
- Low profile design with aluminium body
- Scratch-resistant top
- Precision balanced backlit knob
- Input and output connections via breakout cable:
- 2x ¼” Instrument inputs
- 2x Mic/line inputs
- 2x ¼” Balanced outputs
- ⅛” Stereo headphone output
- On-board hardware DSP powers Symphony ECS Channel Strip* FX for low latency recording with FX
- 2x USB Type C ports for connection and external power as needed
- macOS and Windows 10 compatible
- Optimized for Apple Logic Pro X and compatible with all popular audio software
- Stylish, padded travel case included
- macOS, Windows 10 compatible
- USB Type-C and Type-A cable included
- Add the Duet Dock* accessory for the ultimate desktop studio experience
*Symphony ECS Channel Strip plugin and Duet Dock sold separately
- macOS: 10.14 Mojave or later (Apple silicon or Intel processor)
- PC: Windows 10 Anniversary update or later