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Apogee Announces Quartet: New Desktop Audio Interface For Mac — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

Apogee Announces Quartet: New Desktop Audio Interface For Mac

An interesting announcement for fans for fans of Apogee’s products such as the Duet, Ensemble and Symphony I/O. The Quartet, a new Mac only USB desktop audio interface/control center with assignable touchpad controls and 4 inputs and 8 outputs.

The specs:

Apogee Quartet
The ultimate desktop studio interface and control center for Mac
Apogee Quartet is a professional USB audio interface designed to deliver the ultimate desktop recording experience to the Mac-based studio. Featuring 4 inputs and 8 outputs of Apogee’s industry-leading AD/DA conversion technology as well as 4 world-class mic preamps, Quartet bridges the gap between the 2-channel Apogee Duet and the 8-channel Apogee Ensemble.

Complete Connections
All the I/O you need with room to grow
Connect up to 4 microphones, instruments, keyboards or line inputs. Plug in your MIDI controller or keyboard. Expand with up to 8 digital inputs. Monitor and mix it all in stereo, with up to 3 sets of speakers or in 5.1 surround. Quartet is the center of the modern studio and will help you take the performance and sound quality of your projects to the next level.

Total Creative Control
Simple, powerful and easy to work with
With its ergonomic, angular design and intuitive user interface, Quartet is inspiring, easy to use and in perfect harmony with your workspace. Dual full-color screens for critical input and output details, QuickTouch pads for easy I/O selection, and a single controller knob to conduct it all, make Quartet the perfect studio control center for your Mac.

Highlights
-Best-in-class sound quality with Apogee AD/DA converters
-4 Analog Inputs with world-class mic preamps
-Monitor control – up to 3 speaker sets
-USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface
-ADAT/SMUX digital Inputs
-MIDI input [USB-A type connector]
-8 Analog Outputs: 6 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
-1 Independent 1/4″ stereo headphone output
-2 top panel high resolution OLED displays
-Controller knob
-6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs
-3 assignable touchpads
-Quartet works with any Core Audio compatible application including: Logic, Pro Tools 9 and 10, Final Cut. Ableton Live

Clocking in with a somewhat hefty price tag for a mid-range product, this one is being priced at $1295 and is available now. We’d like to take one for a spin and check out how it sounds.

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