In 2007, the first Apogee Duet entered the market as the new industry standard in the realm of home and mobile recording. The Duet 3 keeps the series alive in a new low-profile design, featuring studio-grade preamps, legendary AD/DA conversion and onboard hardware DSP. Pairing the Apogee Duet 3 with the new Duet Dock ($149) creates a whole new desktop experience.
Duet 3 includes on-board hardware DSP featuring a unique ECS Channel Strip, developed by Bob Clearmountain. Choose from a professional collection of EQ, Compression and Saturation controls to build the ideal channel strip for any instrument or vocal. The ECS Channel Strip includes presets custom crafted by the legendary mixer so you can dial in a pro recording sound instantly.
The Apogee Duet 3 includes additional software to enhance its low-latency FX processing capabilities. The Apogee Control software gives you complete control of all Duet functions and features, including the Symphony ECS Channel Strip FX running on Duet’s hardware DSP. The Apogee FX plugin will allow you to tweak input channels directly from your DAW - gain, phantom power, and monitor level. You can also control and Print FX from the Symphony ECS Channel Strip.
Apogee's Duet 3 can be equipped with the Duet Dock (sold separately) to experience a more tactile recording experience in the studio. The Dock angles the Duet 3 for easy access to meter controls and improved visibility. The rear panel connectors on Duet Dock make it easier to organize and connect your cables to Duet.
With solid I/O, pristine recording quality and flexible FX processing, the Duet 3 can easily become a central piece of your workflow.