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AVID Duet

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.

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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 Pro Tools upgrades—including the upcoming Cloud Collaboration and Avid Marketplace features—at no additional charge. Or choose a lower cost 1-year Pro Tools subscription and get all upgrades included throughout its duration. 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, used and trusted by just about every top artist, musician, producer, mixer, sound designer, recording studio, and post-production facility around the world, and the legendary sound of the Duet by Apogee audio interface. With Pro Tools | Duet, you get a comprehensive and truly portable music recording and creation 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 in music, film, and television, and has 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.

  • Choose between a full software license or 1-year subscription to meet your budget needs
  • Get all of the tools you need to compose, play, practice, record, edit, mix, and master music and audio
  • Create large, richly detailed sessions easily with turbocharged 64-bit performance and dynamic host processing
  • Compose stunning music using a wide range of virtual instruments and full MIDI and notation tools
  • Record vocals, guitars, and other instrument performances in high-resolution audio
  • Edit and enhance tracks with Elastic Time, Elastic Pitch, and a host of other coveted tools
  • Mix sessions to perfection, with precision, using powerful automation tools and AAX plug-ins
  • Play HD video right in the Pro Tools timeline, making it easy to create, edit, and mix stereo sound for music videos or audio post productions
  • Share sessions and collaborate with other Pro Tools users and studios around the world
  • Receive one year of free Pro Tools upgrades—including Cloud Collaboration and Avid Marketplace features.

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. From its state-of-the-art A/D and D/A conversion and world-class mic preamps, to professional-level I/O, you get the legendary sound quality you need to deliver the best mixes possible.

  • Record and monitor two inputs and four outputs simultaneously in up to 24-bit/192 kHz audio resolution
  • Experience the difference of Apogee’s legendary sound quality:
  • Premium A/D and D/A conversion renders every detail of your audio recordings, plug-ins, and virtual instruments, delivering sonic fidelity and precision
  • 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
  • Selectable Soft Limit® protects against digital distortion from clipping, enabling several more decibels of apparent level to be recorded, while subtly providing an analog-like warmth to the sound
  • Get the professional-level I/O you need to integrate your most demanding studio gear:
  • Two combination mic/instrument/line-level inputs
  • Two 1/4" balanced line/speaker outputs for monitors or outboard gear
  • One 1/4" stereo headphone output with independent volume control
  • USB MIDI I/O for a MIDI keyboard or DJ controller

Maximize your creativity with 64-bit AAX plug-ins

Pro Tools | Duet comes complete with over 60 AAX virtual instruments, effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins, giving you an expansive sonic canvas and boundless resources to create music and the best sounding mixes. Plus, you can expand your creative palette even more with over 1,000 64-bit AAX virtual instruments and effects plug-ins available from Avid and more than 100 other top audio developers.

Get two incredible Avid plug-ins at no additional cost

When you purchase Pro Tools | Duet, you'll also receive your choice of two incredible Avid plug-ins—one Tier 2 high-quality plug-in and one Tier 3 premium plug-in. Whether you want to smooth, improve, shape, warm up, beef up, or dirty up your mixes, these plug-ins will give you the power you need to take your production to the next level.

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.

  • View all metering, I/O details, input grouping, phantom power, and other status indicators on the Duet’s high-resolution, full color OLED display
  • Easily toggle through inputs and outputs and adjust levels quickly with the multifunction controller knob
  • Enable phantom power, Soft Limit, and/or phase invert (polarity) on inputs with Pro Tools IO Control
  • Access the Pro Tools IO Control mixer software for ultra low-latency monitoring while recording
  • Access output functions such as Mute Outputs, Dim Outputs, Sum to Mono, or Toggle Headphone Source using two assignable touchpads

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.

Avid welcomes Apogee Electronics as a Connectivity Partner

Apogee helped pioneer the digital recording revolution, pushing the envelope of digital audio quality with its legendary AD/DA conversion. And now that Apogee has come onboard as an audio I/O Connectivity Partner, you’ll have even more product choices that complement and integrate with Pro Tools and other Artist Suite solutions, delivering on the Avid Everywhere vision. With the simplified and connected experience the Avid MediaCentral platform brings, you can choose how you want to work, overcome challenges more quickly, and gain the edge you need to stand out in today's competitive industry.

System requirements

  • Avid-qualified Mac or Windows-based computer for Pro Tools use

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:
  1. Pro Tools—Supports a wide range of 64-bit Avid and third-party AAX Native virtual instruments, effects, sound processors, and utility plug-ins
  2. Third-party—Supports the associated plug-in formats when using the Pro Tools | Duet interface with third-party DAWs