The Apogee Duet Package comes with the following recording equipment: the Apogee Duet FireWire interface, Apple Logic Express 9 DAW software, Fostex PM0.4 powered studio monitors “ pair, Audio-Technic... Click To Read More About This Product
The Apogee Duet Package comes with the following recording equipment: the Apogee Duet FireWire interface, Apple Logic Express 9 DAW software, Fostex PM0.4 powered studio monitors “ pair, Audio-Technica AT2041SP “ AT2020 and AT2021 microphone pack, 2x MS-220 tripod mic stands with fixed booms, 2x 5 ft. TRS balanced patch cables, and 2x 20 ft. XLR microphone cables.
Apogee Duet FireWire Interface
The Duet is a two-channel FireWire audio interface that features the amazing sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. With control functions built directly into Apple's Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand software, Duet empowers you to create professional recordings effortlessly on your Mac.
With Apogee Duet, you can plug in guitars, keyboards, and microphones to record your music, or simply experience how much better your favorite tracks in iTunes sound. Duet is compact and powered by FireWire, so you can pack up your studio and go anywhere your music takes you.
Its dual, 1/4" high impedance inputs allow you to combine and record your two favorite instruments, whether it be two guitars, one bass, one guitar, etc., simultaneously using your favorite Core Audio-compatible application. You can also capture vocals with two microphone inputs that have phantom power and 75dB of gain. Whether you're noodling out new ideas, completing a personal tune, documenting a podcast, or recording a live performance, your new little buddy can handle it. The flexible breakout cables come with icons to make it easy to know what goes where, keeping everything in order, out of the way, and properly connected for maximum input and output, with minimal mess.
Apogee Duet's bus-powered FireWire interface frees you from the traditional four-wall studio setting. So grab your laptop, find a spot where inspiration takes you, whether it's in the solace of a park or in the echoey confines of a subway tunnel, turn this audio interface on, and start doing your thing.
If you don't have Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Garageband, don't panic. Apogee includes it's own Maestro software, so you'll still be able to work with any Core Audio-compatible application. Maestro allows you to turn the Duet's multifunction control knob into a one-click manager. Maestro will help you manage all of Duet's capabilities and settings, including I/O level, source selection, muting, mic/instrument gain mode, assign MIDI function controls to the controller knob, assign meter display, and more. Speaking of meter display, Duet comes with LED I/O meters to help you monitor your levels for maximum effectiveness.
Duet is not only great for it's input and interface functions, but it delivers amazing sound quality as well. Whether you're listening to your iTunes collection or latest composition through powered speakers connected to the 1/4" outputs or via the headphone jack, you'll not be disappointed by the crystal clear, playback performance.
Apple Logic Express 9 DAW Software
Apple Logic Express 9 DAW Software streamlines the technical side of music. You already know how to write a great song, so let Logic Express 9 record, edit, and mix it for you. Whether you work in a state-of-the-art studio or in your garage, Apple Logic Express 9 puts its advanced audio tools to work on your digital audio projects. If you've been using Apple GarageBand, Logic Express is the perfect way to take your music to the next level. Your projects open seamlessly and the features feel familiar, so you can start where you left off. Tap into an inspiring collection of virtual instruments, sounds, and loops. Apple Logic Express 9 gets you set up and recording quickly. Perform complex edits in a fraction of the time it used to take. And mix down audio projects of any scale with full automation capabilities.
Apple Logic Express 9 adds an amazing collection of amps, speaker cabinets, and effects pedals that guitar players can use in traditional combinations to re-create legendary sounds or mix and match for something truly original. It also features new audio production tools that make it easier than ever for musicians to set up and record, edit timing and tempo, and create pro mixes.
Put the flow back into your workflow
With Logic Express, all your editing tools and content browsers are integrated into a single, beautifully designed window. And that means everything can happen faster. Your shortcut menus, toolbars, and transport bars are right there for you, not spread across a maze of windows. And you can customize your workspace using 99 storable screen configurations and more than 1000 definable key commands to make it even better.
Get rolling, fast
Templates get you set up instantly to write, record, mix, or master”and you can customize them as much as you want. For classic sounds, the Explore templates let you choose from a range of virtual instruments already paired with effects and processing. Just grab one and start playing. The Compose templates put everything in place for writing and tracking in a specific musical genre, from rock to hip-hop to orchestral music. You get an entire studio of typical instruments and processing, wired and configured so you can jump right in. Want to track, edit, mix, or master a large-scale project? The Production templates give you a big head start.
Share ideas between projects
Selective Track Import lets you easily transfer setups and track content between projects. Since you can select components on a track-by-track basis, it's simple to grab the guitar track from a different session or import that perfect drum mix you created for another project.
Zero in on the sound you need
Built-in library browsers make it easy to navigate thousands of effect settings, instrument settings, Apple Loops, and even sounds you've created yourself”all without leaving the track you're working on. The Apple Loop browser serves up thousands of royalty-free loops by category, such as instrument, genre, and mood, so you can easily find what you're looking for. Choose one and it automatically conforms to the tempo and key of your project. Special software instrument loops even let you edit the instrument, processing, or original MIDI performance.
Go wild, then go back
Nondestructive, region-based audio editing allows you to tinker with individual sections of a track and hear the results as you go. You can experiment all you want, knowing your original performances are always kept intact.
Instant sampler instruments
In one simple step, you can transform any audio region into a sampler instrument, along with a MIDI track that will trigger the samples so they sound just like the original track. From there, it's easy to modify and resequence the part.
Edit MIDI your way
As a full-featured MIDI sequencer, Logic Express lets you choose how you want to view and edit MIDI data. Use the Piano Roll Editor to graphically edit note velocity and length, while monitoring the results in real time. Or if you're used to working with traditional notation, go to the Score Editor where new duration bars make it easy to graphically edit the length of notes.
Music notation the way it should be
Apple Logic Express features a complete set of music notation tools, including comprehensive layout and print options, instrument transposition, drum notation, and adaptive lyric input. You can generate guitar tablature with an expanded set of ornaments for notating hammer-ons, bends, fingering, and more. Snap guides make it easy to add the new chord grids, whether you choose from the library of more than 4000 or create your own.
You can transform MIDI performances into music notation in real time. If you prefer not to perform your compositions, you can use MIDI Step Input to enter notes one at a time using your computer keyboard, or define pitch and velocity with a MIDI keyboard as you go.
Scoring and sound design for video
Advanced music-for-picture features make scoring and sound design easier than ever. Flexible video display options let you view synchronized QuickTime movies within the interface or on a separate monitor using output options like Digital Cinema Desktop. You can locate scene changes visually via a thumbnail track or automatically mark transitions using the scene detect option.
Calling all gear hounds
Amp Designer and Pedalboard are two new-to-the-series plug-ins that give you an astonishing instant collection of gear. Amp Designer lets you mix and match 25 amp heads, 5 EQs, 10 reverbs, 25 speaker cabinets, and 3 mics that you can position freely around the speaker cone. So you can faithfully re-create almost any legendary sound. And Pedalboard features 30 different stompboxes, all meticulously crafted to reproduce the tones and responsiveness of the originals they're modeled after. The Pedalboard interface makes it easy to reorder and swap your pedals, and to creatively route your signal for thousands of combinations and virtually unlimited sounds.
Apple Logic Express virtual instruments
Logic Express features an amazing range of drum sounds and synths, as well as the powerful EXS24 sampler to create a truly fresh sound. If you've been using GarageBand, the same instruments are available in Logic Express, so you can continue to work on your projects without missing a beat.
Studio sound library
More than 1200 Apple Loops
Royalty-free Apple Loops let you build a rhythm, grab a melodic phrase, or simply sketch out an arrangement. Any loop you choose will automatically change key and tempo to match your project. Real Instrument loops, also known as blue loops, are integrated into your project as audio files and can be edited like any audio region. And Software Instrument loops, or green loops, allow you to fully edit the instrument, effect, and original MIDI performance. Apple Loops give you plenty of creative fuel”you can even use Apple Loops Utility to create and tag your own loops.
More than 1000 sampled instruments
Logic Express is packed with beautifully sampled EXS instruments. Build your song with authentic strings, horns, woodwinds, guitars, pianos, basses, harp, choir, synthesizers, tonewheel and pipe organs, acoustic and electric drum kits, and orchestral and world instruments.
More than 2500 presets for plug-ins.
You don't have to be a sound engineer to take advantage of the enormous range of plug-ins that come with Logic Express. Just rely on the plug-in settings (designed by sound engineers) to get great sounds right out of the box. Plug-in settings can also speed up the production, mixing, and mastering process if you use them as templates for your instrument and effects combos and tweak them from there.
Fostex PM0.4 Powered Studio Monitors “ Pair
Diminutive in size, but with a sound that has to be heard to be believed, the PM0.4 is naturally recommended for desk-top use but its superb audio performance in a compact physical size expands its applications to professional console top studio monitoring, audio installation and portable audio monitoring. Features 36 watts of bi-amped power, UFLC 16mm soft dome HF unit, 100mm LF woofer and overall volume control.
The PM0-4 monitor features internal bi-amplification employing two state-of-the-art amplifiers which are precisely calibrated to match the performance of the drive units and use high quality discrete bipolar output devices:HF 18w, LF 18w. High-capacity power supply units are used for excellent transient response. PM0.4 offers TRS and Line inputs
High Frequency Unit:
The soft dome tweeters employ Fostex's UFLC technology (Poly Urethane Film Laminated Cloth) to achieve light weight and high stability performance.
Low Frequency Unit:
Uses a mixture of cut and milled fibers made from aromatic polyamide impregnated with resins to simultaneously achieve high rigidity and
optimum damping. An olefin film is thermally adhered to its surface to control frequency response and ensure reliability. Distortion is minimized by the use of an ultra-pure copper voice coil.
Audio-Technica AT2041SP “ AT2020 and AT2021 Microphone Pack
The Audio-Technica AT2041SP Microphone Pack gives you 2 studio condenser microphones for use in your recordings. They deliver versatility and durability with remarkable specs and superior build. The critically acclaimed AT2020 is a side-address mic for vocal and instrument applications, while the AT2021 small-diaphragm condenser microphone is a natural for solo acoustic instruments and vocal and drum overheads. Each mic offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease. An innovative pivoting stand mount is included along with a microphone clip and protective pouches.
Using proven Audio-Technica technology, 20 Series microphones deliver great performance for digital and analog recording at a low price. Audio-Technica's stringent quality/consistency standards set both microphones apart from other mics in their class. Both Audio-Technica mics require phantom power.
MS-220 Tripod Mic Stand with Fixed Boom
The MS-220 Tripod Microphone Stand has a thread adapter and tubular legs. Its adjustable height from floor to top thread is 35" to 61-7/8". The 30-1/4" fixed boom is not adjustable.
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Comments about Apogee Duet Recording Package:
Bought this package. The duet died after the third session. I have a macbook pro with OS 10.5.8. Apparently, there is a lot of issued with Apogee and this OS version. I'll never buy an Apogee product again.
Comments about Apogee Duet Recording Package:
this is a great deal, the apogee duet and logic are a perfect combo, the other items are just a bonus.
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