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NAMM Day 1: Apogee announces new products and iPad compatibility

Jory Mackay
NAMM Day 1: Apogee announces new products and iPad compatibility

Apogee Electronics has announced new and updated products as well as iPad compatibility for its Duet and Quartet audio interfaces at NAMM.

First up, Apogee has announced the all-new Apogee 'One' audio interface and microphone with iPad and Mac compatibility.

The new 'One' is a completely redesigned two in/two out USB audio interface and microphone and is the first studio quality audio interface and microphone that makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac. The 'One' features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging and optional battery power for portable recording with iPad.

The new device features updated AD/DA converters and mic preamps and offers three input options: a built-in omni-directional condenser microphone, XLR input for dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones, and 1/4” instrument input for electric guitars, keyboards or any instrument with an electric pick-up. An upgrade from the original design, ONE now has the ability to record two inputs simultaneously (instrument plus built-in microphone or external microphone).

When used with iPad or an iOS device, 'One' works with any Core Audio compliant app like GarageBand, Auria and MultiTrack. For recording on a Mac, 'One' works with Logic, Pro Tools, GarageBand, Ableton Live and any Mac Core Audio compliant application.

The Apogee 'One' will be available in March 2013 with an RRP of $349.

Next, Apogee is releasing a newly-updated Duet - a two input, four output USB audio interface featuring iPad & Mac compatibility, MIDI I/O and new Maestro control app for iOS. The new Duet is the first professional stereo audio interface that makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac. The Duet features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging and MIDI connectivity.

“Apogee has pioneered professional digital recording on iPad and iOS devices with products like JAM, our studio quality guitar input, and MiC, the first studio quality digital microphone for iPad and iPhone. We are now taking the next step, offering a range of professional multi-channel recording solutions for iPad and all iOS devices,” says Apogee CEO and Co-Founder Betty Bennett. “Enabling amazing products like Duet to be directly connected to the increasingly powerful iPad and all other iOS devices, seamlessly integrated with apps like GarageBand and Auria, controlled with our Maestro software allows you take mobile music creation to the next level. It truly is a new frontier for the personal studio and we’re proud to be at the forefront.”

The new Duet will be available in February 2013 with an RRP of $595.

Lastly, Apogee has announced iPad compatibility for the Quartet four input, eight output USB audio interface.

Like the other newly-updated Apogee products, Quartet makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac and features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging, MIDI connectivity and advanced monitor control. 

The updated Quartet will be available in February 2013 with an RRP of $1295.

You can see Quartet along with all of the other Apogee recording products at the 2013 NAMM show, booth #6500.

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Tags: apogee , audio interface , home recording , NAMM 2013 , NAMM Day 1 , Apogee One , Apogee Duet , Apogee Quartet

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