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Avid Pro Tools | Duet

Avid Pro Tools | Duet
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Complete professional 2x4 music creation studio.
WAS NZ $1,303.00 NZ $1,173.00 Save NZ $130.00 Excl GST
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Key Features

Create with industry-standard Pro Tools
  • Work with the award-winning toolset trusted by audio pros worldwide
  • Write, play, practice, record, edit, mix, and master music faster
  • Get seamless integration with the Duet by Apogee interface for optimized control
  • Create large, richly detailed sessions easily with 64-bit performance
  • Track vocals, guitars, and other instruments in high-resolution audio
  • Compose with virtual instruments and full MIDI and notation tools
  • Edit and mix tracks with Elastic Time/Pitch and over 60 AAX plug-ins
  • Get access to settings and a low-latency mixer with Pro Tools IO Control
  • Play HD video in the timeline to work on music videos and audio post
  • Share sessions and collaborate with other Pro Tools users and studios
Sound amazing with DuetRecord performances in 24-bit/192 kHz resolution
  • Connect mics, instruments, and more to high-quality I/O:
  • Two combination mic/instrument/line inputs
  • Two 1/4" balanced line/speaker outputs; one stereo headphone out
  • USB MIDI I/O for a MIDI keyboard or DJ controller
  • Experience the difference of Apogee’s legendary sound quality:
  • Premium AD/DA conversion delivers sonic fidelity and precision
  • Dynamically optimized mic preamps provide up to 75 dB of transparent gain
  • Selectable Soft Limit® protects against digital distortion from clipping
  • Take control with configurable touchpads and a multifunction controller knob
  • Keep an eye on levels and settings with two full color OLED displays
  • Achieve better sounding audio tracks, virtual instruments, and plug-ins
Designed for singer/songwriters and loop-based musicians, Pro Tools® | Duet enables you to turn your Mac or PC into a powerful yet portable music creation and audio recording studio. Featuring industry-standard Pro Tools software and the best-in-class Duet by Apogee 2x4 audio interface, Pro Tools | Duet provides everything you need to create professional-level productions that will help you stand out from the crowd—from first note to final mix. And now it’s more affordable and an even better value than ever—bundle the interface with a full Pro Tools license and get a free year of upgrades included at no additional charge, or choose a lower cost 1-year Pro Tools subscription and get all upgrades included throughout your subscription. Plus, both options come with your choice of two additional premium Avid plug-ins at no extra charge.

Create with a complete solution—from first note to final mix
Pro Tools | Duet gives you the best of both worlds—multi award winning Pro Tools software and the legendary sound of the Duet by Apogee audio interface, providing everything you need to compose, play, practice, record, edit, mix, and master music and audio. Take your creativity to the next level with a comprehensive and truly portable system that delivers exceptional performance, quality, and value—in your studio and on the go.

Put Pro Tools power in the palm of your hand
Pro Tools is the longtime industry-standard digital audio workstation used and trusted by just about every top artist, musician, producer, mixer, sound designer, recording studio, and post-production facility around the world for music, film, and television. It’s also been honored by the industry with Grammy®, Oscar®, and Emmy® awards. With Pro Tools, you can work with the same tools the pros use to create your favorite songs and soundtracks—with unparalleled speed and ease.

Get premium sound quality, designed by Apogee
The ultra-compact, best-in-class Pro Tools | Duet USB audio interface features cutting-edge technology that delivers a difference you can hear. State-of-the-art A/D and D/A conversion renders every detail of your audio recordings, plug-ins, and virtual instruments, delivering sonic fidelity and precision. And the dynamically optimized mic preamps, featuring Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture, provide superior bandwidth, ultra-low noise, and up to 75 dB of stunningly transparent gain, so your recordings retain the full impact, warm detail, and lifelike dimension of the original.

See it, select it, dial it in
With the included EUCON™-enabled Pro Tools IO Control software, you can take direct control of your recording and monitoring experience through the software control panel, from the Pro Tools | Duet audio interface, or using any Artist Series controller. Plus you’ll also experience the same tight integration between Pro Tools software and Pro Tools | Duet as you would with any Avid audio interface.

Get portability with reliability for the road
Pro Tools | Duet is solidly built with die-cast aluminum, steel, and a scratch-resistant display panel hardened by UV processing, providing a sleek yet robust chassis for added protection against daily abuse and the unpredictability of travel. Plus, its compact size makes it an easy fit in any desktop studio environment, or tuck it into your bag or backpack for on-the-go creation.

Compatibility
• Pro Tools | Duet interface: Works with Pro Tools, Pro Tools IO Control, and any other DAW software that supports ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, or multi-client drivers
• Plug-ins:
o Pro Tools—Supports a wide range of 64-bit Avid and third-party AAX Native virtual instruments, effects, sound processors, and utility plug-ins
o Third-party—Supports the associated plug-in formats when using the Pro Tools | Duet interface with third-party DAWs

Get two plug-ins and one year of Pro Tools upgrades on us
When you purchase Pro Tools | Duet, you’ll also get your choice of two incredible Avid plug-ins—one Tier 2 high-quality plug-in and one Tier 3 premium plug-in—at no additional charge. Whether you want to smooth, improve, shape, warm up, beef up, or dirty up your mixes, these plug-ins give you the power you need to take your production to the next level. Plus, get one free year of Pro Tools upgrades, including the innovative Cloud Collaboration and Marketplace features coming soon to Pro Tools 12, through the included annual Avid upgrade plan, renewable annually. You’ll be able to connect and collaborate with friends, bandmates, engineers, and producers in real time—anywhere in the world. 
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
WINDOWS
OS Intel® PC with Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions),
Windows 8/8.1 64-bit (Standard and Pro Editions) or Windows 10 64-bit (Enterprise, Pro, or Home Editions)
Intel® Core i5 processor
8GB RAM (16GB or more recommended)
Internet connection for installation
15GB disk space for installation
USB-port for iLok 2 authorization
USB-port or FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device
Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools
MAC
OS Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.8.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.5), 10.9.0 - 10.9.5, 10.10.0 - 10.10.5 or 10.11 - 10.11.3 (Please note: 10.11.4, 10.11.5 & 10.11.6 are not qualified)
Intel® Core i5 processor
8GB RAM (16GB or more recommended)
Internet connection for installation
15GB disk space for installation
USB-port for iLok 2 authorization
USB-port, FireWire-port or Thunderbolt-port for CoreAudio-supported audio device
Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools
COMPATIBILITY
PRO TOOLS  |  DUET INTERFACE
Software Works with Pro Tools, Pro Tools IO Control, and any other DAW software that supports ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, or multi-client drivers
PLUG-INS
Pro Tools  Supports a wide range of 64-bit Avid and third-party AAX Native virtual instruments, effects, sound processors, and utility plug-ins
Third-party  Supports the associated plug-in formats when using the Pro Tools | Duet interface with third-party DAWs
 
SPECIFICATIONS
INPUTS, PREAMPS, AND OUTPUTS
Analog inputs Two combo mic/instrument/line connections (XLR and 1/4") via breakout cable:
  • Combination line inputs: balanced, +20 dBu max
  • Mic/instrument inputs: +20 dBu/+14 dBu max
Mic preamps Two mic preamps:
  • Gain: Up to 75 dB
  • EIN: 128 dB (unweighted) @ 60 dB, 150 Ohm input
  • Max input level: +20 dBu
  • Input impedance: 3K Ohm
Hi-Z
  • Max input level: 14 dBu
  • Input impedance: >2M Ohm 
Analog outputs Four analog outputs:
  • Two 1/4" balanced line/speaker outputs via breakout cable (+20 dBu max output level)
  • One built-in 1/4" stereo headphone output
FEATURES
Connections
  • High-speed USB 2.0—For connecting to a Mac or Windows-based computer
  • MIDI I/O (USB-A type connector)—For connecting a CoreMIDI-compatible keyboard, synth, or DJ controller
Max audio resolution 24-bit/192 kHz
A/D conversion
  • Max input level (+4 dBu ref): +20 dBu
  • Max input level (-10 dBV ref): +6 dBV
  • Input impedance: 5K Ohm
  • Frequency response (20 Hz–20 kHz): > +/-0.2 dB @ 44.1 kHz
  • Relative THD + N: -106 dB @ 96 kHz
  • Dynamic range: 114 dB, A-weighted
D/A conversion
  • Max output level (+4 dBu ref): +20 dBu
  • Max output level (-10 dBV ref): +6 dBV
  • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
  • Max headphone level output: 19 dBu
  • HPH output impedance: 30 Ohm
  • Frequency response (20 Hz–20 kHz): > +/- 0.05 dB @ 44.1 kHz
  • Relative THD + N: -113 dB @ 96 kHz
  • Dynamic range: 123 dB, A-weighted
Phantom power 48V, selectable on analog inputs
Soft Limit Selectable on analog inputs
Phase invert Selectable on analog inputs
Low-latency monitoring Complete input/output control with Pro Tools IO Control software (works on Mac and Windows)
Control knob Multifunction controller enables you to select functions and set input and output levels
Meter display Full color, high-resolution OLED display for viewing input and output levels and settings
Touchpads Two configurable top-panel touchpads enable you to:
  • Mute speakers, headphones, or all outputs
  • Dim speakers, headphones, or all outputs
  • Sum to mono speakers, headphones, or all outputs
  • Assign headphones to outputs 1-2, 3-4, or low-latency mixer
  • Clear meters
GENERAL
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4 x 6.3 x 1.5 in (10.2 x 16 x 3.8 cm)
Weight 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Power USB bus-powered on Mac; DC power supply included for PC use
 
  • Pro Tools | Duet interface
  • Pro Toolsactivation card* for subscription or plan extension (subscription requires download)
  • AAX plug-in bundle with over 60 virtual instruments and effects (requires download)
  • Choice of one Tier 2 plug-in and one Tier 3 plug-in
  • Avid All Access plan for Pro Tools (subscriptions only; includes support)
  • Pro Tools IO Control EUCON-enabled software (requires download)
  • I/O breakout cable (with 2 combo mic/instrument/line inputs and 2 line outputs)
  • iLok 2 USB key
  • USB cable
  • Universal power supply with adapters for NA, UK, EU, AU, and JP
  • Quick Start guide
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