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Offline Lzybdha

Apogee Duet for iPad
« on: February 18, 2016, 07:03:22 AM »
Is there anyone out there with some experience with Apogee Due for iPad?  I'm looking for comments on sound quality, but also use with iOS devices.

I follow Elantric's "experiments" with audio interfaces for iOS pretty closely and it seems that the Duet is one of the only ones not really covered.  I believe he has said he feels he can get similar sound quality out if the much less expensive equipment (Focusirite Scarlett series), but I have the opportunity to pick up a used unit of the current version of the Duet for iPad pretty cheap.  It gets good reviews for sound, but I have seen comments that it is having problems with the current version of OSX and that the firmware is an issue. 

I don't want to get this jut because it's a deal.  I'm considering a new Scarlett series for much less or an Apollo Twin for more, but potentially less headaches.   Thanks for the input.
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Offline Elantric

Re: Apogee Duet for iPad
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 08:24:09 AM »
Not covered by me due to lack of access to one (I only test USB Class Compliant  Audio interfaces I find on sale at my local Goodwill store ;)

But search on google will reveal owners experience with Apogee interfaces
"vguitarforums: apogee site:www.vguitarforums.com"
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS441US441&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=%22vguitarforums%3A%20apogee%20site%3Awww.vguitarforums.com%22


I recal one hurdle were reports that the "MIDI USB HOST PORT"  on Apogee interfaces was not compatible with Fishman Tripleplay USB Receiver. But I have no direct experience -so those report s of incompatible MIDI over USB Input might have been pilot error.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2016, 03:22:10 PM by admsustainiac »

Offline Lzybdha

Re: Apogee Duet for iPad
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 03:01:10 PM »
Thanks for the quick response!  I've done quite a bit of searching on the site, but I actually thought there might be more users of the Duet.  Depending how cheap I can get it used I might just take a shot at it and see how it works.
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Offline admsustainiac

Re: Apogee Duet for iPad
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 03:10:07 PM »
Just be advised there are a few different internal hardware versions of the Apogee Duet

http://www.apogeedigital.com/support/duet-2

- only the recent ones work with iPad  / iPhone.

they have a refurb on sale for $549
http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/duet
http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/duet/buy
« Last Edit: February 18, 2016, 03:22:50 PM by admsustainiac »

Offline Lzybdha

Re: Apogee Duet for iPad
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 04:14:03 PM »
Thanks for the reminder about the models.  I did confirm that it was the iPad/iOS version.  Hoping to get the breakout box as well.
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