Apogee Duet 2 on the iPad

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by osroubek, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. osroubek macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone knew if the Duet 2 will work on the iPad. I cannot get it to work. It says on the iPad that the device requires too much power but I have the Duet 2 plugged into its external power accessory. I have tried the Apogee One and it works with the iPad. Was hoping someone can shed some light. Thanks.
     
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  3. osroubek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Not what I wanted to hear. Do you think that this device will be compatible in the future just like the One?
     
  4. osroubek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I have tried the IO dock and it made alot of strange noises prompting me to shut it down a number of times. The convenience factor is totally there but the audio quality compared to the One was not quite as good. It is also only available for the iPad and after thinking about it, the One or the Duet 2 can be used on a Mac as well so they seem more versatile. I guess the Duet 2 is too new and perhaps it can be made compatible in a future iOS update. ?
     
  5. osroubek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is a follow up to my question regarding the Duet 2. I had a 'live chat' with someone from Apogee and it appears that they will not support the Duet 2 for use with the iPad. They feel that the iPad connections are unreliable and limit the sound quality of the recordings. I'm not sure if that is totally true since in my limited experience in using the Apogee One on the iPad, I was impressed on how good things could sound especially if you are using a good quality mic for example. If both the One and Duet 2 are Core Audio compatible, then why will the Duet 2 not work on the iPad?
     
  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Well the ONE has 1 mono input a 1 stereo output and the duet has 2 inputs and 2 stereo outputs for a start. That alone is probably too much for an iPad.
     
  7. osroubek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But how then can one explain how the Lexicon Omega works with the iPad and can record up to 4 tracks at once?
     
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  9. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    If Apogee didn't make it compatible, then that's it. Just like they told you.
     
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    You might want to check out the apogee jam, which is specifically for iPad. I got one earlier tonight, so far it's pretty sweet for guitar/instrument input with GarageBand.
     
  12. osroubek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I like the interface of the One but the ability to record in stereo if desired with the Duet 2. The poster above indicated the Duet 2 is just not compatible with the iPad, just like Apogee stated, but the One was not made with the iPad in mind either ( I don't think). Maybe a future generation of the iPad will work like you say. Will have to wait and see.
     
  13. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    But waiting sucks bad. I don't see why Apogee/Apple can't have the duet play with ios with either ipad, or iphone. You shouldn't have to wait for a new ipad version, just implement it into the software already sheesh. It seems like we have all of these great portable pieces of kit coming out from everybody, but nobody want to play with eachother.
     
  14. osroubek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for supporting the idea. I would imagine anything is possible, even a Duet 2 working with the iPad!
     
  15. stratocat macrumors newbie

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    News on ONE

    I spoke w/Apogee tech support concerning the ONE’s input switching issue requiring a Mac running Maestro just to switch the ONE's inputs for use w/ an iPad. The idea of a manufacturing revision to use the knob came out of our conversation and the tech agreed to discuss this w/ Apogee engineers. Please email Apogee in support of their implementing this workaround as an upgrade for existing ONE/iPad owners as well as incorporating it in new units. If they get enough clamor from the ipad/musician user community, it would help make this possible.
    Thanks to all out there.
     

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