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Avid Pro Tools | Quartet

Avid Pro Tools | Quartet
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Complete professional 12x8 music and audio production studio.
WAS NZ $2,477.00 NZ $2,229.00 Save NZ $248.00 Excl GST

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 Quartet 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 Quartet
  • Record performances in 24-bit/192 kHz resolution
  • Connect mics, instruments, and more to high-quality I/O:
  • Four combination mic/instrument/line inputs
  • Eight channels of ADAT/SMUX input via Toslink
  • Six 1/4" balanced line outputs for three speaker sets or 5.1 monitoring
  • One stereo headphone output
  • 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
For musicians, engineers, producers, sound designers, and audio post professionals who demand a complete audio/MIDI creative solution, Pro Tools® | Quartet enables you to turn your Mac or PC into a high-performance yet portable music and audio production studio. Featuring industry-standard Pro Tools software and the best-in-class Quartet by Apogee 12x8 audio interface, Pro Tools | Quartet provides everything you need to create professionallevel 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 | Quartet gives you the best of both worlds—multi award-winning Pro Tools software and the legendary sound of the Quartet 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 yet compact 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 multichannel, best-in-class Pro Tools | Quartet USB desktop 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 | Quartet audio interface, or using any Artist Series controller. Plus you’ll also experience the same tight integration between Pro Tools software and Pro Tools | Quartet as you would with any Avid audio interface.

Get portability with reliability for the road
Pro Tools | Quartet 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.

Get two plug-ins and one year of Pro Tools upgrades on us
When you purchase Pro Tools | Quartet, 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.

• Pro Tools | Quartet 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 | Quartet interface with third-party DAWs
System Avid-qualified Mac or Windows-based computer for Pro Tools use (see details)
Pro Tools  | Quartet 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
Pro Tools Plug-ins Supports a wide range of 64-bit Avid and third-party AAX Native virtual instruments, effects, sound processors, and utility plug-ins
Third-party Plug-ins Supports the associated plug-in formats when using the Pro Tools interface with third-party DAWs
Analog Inputs Four combo mic/instrument/line connections (XLR and 1/4"):
Combination line inputs: balanced, +20 dBu max
Mic/instrument inputs: +20 dBu/+14 dBu max
Mic Preamps Four 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
Digital Inputs Eight channels of ADAT/SMUX input via two Toslink connections (44.1–96 kHz)
Eight analog outputs:
Six 1/4" TRS balanced line/speaker outputs (+20 dBu max output level)
One 1/4" stereo headphone output
Digital Output Word Clock output (BNC)
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
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 Controller knob enables you to set input and output levels
Meter Display Two full color, high-resolution OLED displays for viewing input and output levels and settings
Touchpads Three configurable touchpads enable you to:
Mute outputs
Dim outputs
Sum to mono
Clear meters
Engage speaker set (enables monitoring of up to three speaker sets or 5.1 surround)
Six QuickTouch pads for selecting inputs and outputs
Dimensions (W x D x H) 10.2 x 5.3 x 3 in (25.9 x 13.5 x 7.6 cm)
Weight 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Power DC power supply required (included)
  • Pro Tools | Quartet interface
  • Pro Tools activation 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)
  • iLok 2 USB key
  • USB cable
  • Universal power supply with 3-pin IEC cable
  • Quick Start guide

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