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功能预览:远DUET 2
Rounik Sethi on Wed, March 30th | 14 comments
With the recent slew of exciting hardware announcements from Apogee (Jam and Mike) you might be forgiven for thinking that Christmas has come early! Add to that, their latest product announcement, the

随着最近摆从令人兴奋的硬件的公告(果酱和麦克),你可能是可以原谅的思想,圣诞节已经提早到来!已经提出了补充,其最新的产品公告,二重奏2我未来的便携式音频接口,和我的期望。

我自豪地拥有一个远二重奏(第1版),已在该领域无论是在工作室和我的首选音频接口,为过去三年。它已经提供了出色的音质,两个输入和输出,圆润,性感的设计和超方便的控制逻辑,Soundtrack Pro中,主级和GarageBand内右。

So how can Apogee possibly improve on one of my favorite pieces of studio kit? Let's take a closer look...

多产出

二重奏2现在有4个模拟输出,应使其更适合DJ的监察单独的混合物,或发送点击跟踪现场演出时,鼓手或家门前的一分混合。在工作​​室,这将使您可以使用两个双显示器。这种额外的灵活性将非常欢迎大多数数码音乐家!

这是值得注意的二重奏2平衡输出,而不是各种二重奏1不平衡,。

更好的音频质量

Apogee have redesigned the preamps and AD/DA converters from the ground up and this, along with using technology from their flagship Symphony I/O system, should result in better sound quality. For those who are interested in recording audio at sample rates above 96kHz, the Duet 2 supports sample rates up to a staggering 192kHz (at 24 bit).

OLED显示与触摸板

DUET 2不会看的地方在高预算科幻片集。以及大眼睛糖果,高清晰度全彩色OLED显示屏看起来像一个计量,投入和产出水平,静音,甚至相提供视觉反馈的有益补充。

Sitting just below the futuristic display are two configurable touch pads. These can be setup to provide a number of functions such as to mute outputs, toggle headphone source, clear the meters and more.


I love this idea as it means less time mousing around menus in software and more hands-on control without unwieldy buttons and hard to reach switches.

突围

It's no secret that the Breakout cable included with the Duet (v1) didn't win over everyone. Personally, I found it to be stable, secure and easy to use, but you can't please everybody! The Duet 2 has a newly designed breakout cable which looks more refined than the original.


Additionally, in Apogee have responded to customer feedback and made a Breakout Box accessory available for those who need something even more robust!

延迟,连通性和更多...

虽然二重奏2是一个USB 2.0总线供电接口,不知何故远有管理,以提高性能(减少延迟) 。二重奏2更多细节,包括一个二重奏VS DUET 2对比图,可以在这里找到。

我不能等待二重奏2手,和与航运在2011年4月挂,我可能并不需要等待很长时间。任何考虑一个新的音频接口,您需要2同时话筒前/模拟输入和4路平衡输出的,我的意见?等待,直到二重奏2到达。

直到这时,如果有人有兴趣购买处于原始状态的一个值得信赖的二重奏(第1版)请给我下面的评论!

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  • Will this run on windows 7? thanks!
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Sarah, No. The Apogee Duet2 is exclusively for the Mac. It will work with software like Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic, Garageband, Ableton, etc on the Mac but not PC.
    • 8 years ago
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  • I'm very interested in your Duet v1.. I have a few questions regarding duet and audio interfaces in general and you seem very knowledgeable.. please email me at the address that i have listed below. Thanks! Tom tmprender@gmail.com
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    Hi Tom, Please feel free to ask any questions here in these comments or even better you can start a new thread on our forums: http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/ Thanks Rounik
    • 8 years ago
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  • My question is this: Will this be sufficient for creating beats/songs and recording high quality vocals over it? -Software:Logic Studios -Mic: AT2020 XlR -Duet or Duet 2(is the duet 2 worth the +$100?) -M-Audio UNO to plug keyboard into laptop -Mini keyboard (Akai MPK) My budget is around $1000 and this list adds up to about that if I buy the Duet v1.. are you serious about selling your duet? the reason i wanted to discuss via email was for that reason. Thanks, Tom
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    Hi Tom, Definitely will be. The Duet (and I assume Duet 2) have very high quality - best in class - preamps and AD/DA converters. I've yet to get hands-on with a Duet 2, as it's not shipping yet... but from the specs I would go for the Duet 2. Which keyboard are you using that you need the M-Audio Uno? OK. I'll write you a quick email about the Duet 1. Thanks Rounik
    • 8 years ago
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  • this is the keyboard I am looking to purchase... http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&q=mini+midi+keyboard&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&wrapid=tlif130201724412010&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17533989842456050907&sa=X&ei=6DSbTaOfDoOEtgfLgpDIBw&ved=0CDMQ8gIwAA#
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  • I just realized that the keyboard above is USB powered... Is that going to effect the quality or become any bit of a problem?
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    No, not at all. I use a USB MIDI Controller without any issue whatsoever. The one you've chosen is by all accounts a very capable MIDI Controller. so - no need for the M-Audio Uno! :)
    • 8 years ago
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  • Great! Thank you so much for all of your help. Last question.. I PROMISE! is this a trusted website? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ the reason I ask is because their prices beat everyone else's for every product I am looking for... including Logic Studios for $100 less than the Apple Store! Once again, Thank you for all of your insight, advice and guidance. Much appreciated.
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    Hey Tom, It doesn't have to be the last question ;-) Just the forums are a great place to post questions like this - just more suited and we can add pics and links easily there. Anyway, I'm based in the UK (did you get my email)... so I'm not sure about B&H. I've heard of them... but no experience with them - so I couldn't advise one way or the other. It's not unusual to find Amazon and other retailers selling Logic Studio cheaper than direct from Apple. You're very welcome to pop by the MPV forums and ask away on any question, no matter how big or small... and myself and other Audio guys will do our best to help and offer any advice we can :)
    • 8 years ago
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  • Hey Tom, I started working with Logic & Got ahead of the book..How can I get back into the book & start again?
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Bobbye, Not sure I understand your question. Is it related to Tom's questions above? Thanks Rounik
    • 8 years ago
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  • Anyone have any experience using this with Avid Media Composer?
    • 7 years ago
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