Apogee Duet - Lion Update - Maestro Issues?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by StevieB, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. StevieB macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2008
    As many of you know . . . yesterday, Apogee 'finally' came out with their Lion software update for their (now legacy) Duet interface.

    Based on some sketchy details I have seen . . . once installed, the Maestro 1 software (that came with the Duet) may not be fully functional or even function at all.

    Can someone shed some light on this? Have any of you Duet users completed the Lion update yet? Please tell me how it went and does your Maestro 1 work or even exist after you did the update.

    BOTTOM LINE: If I do the Lion update, will I have the use of Maestro with my Apogee Duet?
  2. greenorblue macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2010
    It installs Apogee Maestro 2 on your system. It works with the Duet, although I am still having some problems with detection of the device.
  3. treestar macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2010
  4. Etu macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    Same problems

    Yep, I updated and still have nothing but problems.

    The main issue for me seems to be when I hit mute and then the entire thing goes haywire.
  5. Daubster macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Low Latency Mixing

    Im having a lot of problems. They aren't completely debilitating, but are a nuisance to work with...

    1. Low latency mixing with Logic 9 isn't working.
    2. Logic 9 will often crash when I adjust gain device controls in Maestro 2.
    3. There are a lot of issues with the input/output controls. The floating volume display on my Mac screen goes crazy sometimes. Volume levels don't seem to adequately reflect gain control.

    These drivers are very unstable!
  6. diamondgza macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2011
    Nothing but problems

    I've got the Duet 1 and since the upgrade and install of the new Apogee software I've got major sound and crashing issues. Honestly I wish I wouldn't have bothered. The sound keeps hissing and crackling and the only temporary fix I can find is to unplug the firewire cable and then plug it back in.
    Going back to snow leopard is very tempting but without the space to back up my 500gig music collection it would be a total nightmare.
    Come on Apogee, I paid good money and your update is shocking!!
  7. carlosbur66 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2011
    Duet 2

    I got the Duet 2 along with a Macbook Pro in August...as a means to record mobile...Iv got a desktop Macpro studio rig at Home with a Focusrite interface...tried using it Saturday on a job...complete waste of time...I had to abandon the session with a red face ...the Meastro software just wasn't seeing the Duet interface...I brought the latest driver on a USB stick ...reinstalled the software...trashed the Preferences...tried everything I could think of...nothing...just kept saying no interface detected...I sent an Email to Apogee and not heard anything back yet??...I bought the Apogee in the Apple store along with the Macbook Pro thinking it was the most reliable ...what a mistake...£456.00 a lot of money for something not to work:mad:
  8. Bloodshed macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2012

    I had the same problems (sound crackling and volume issues) with my Apogee Duet 1 on Maestro 2 with OS X Lion, so I switched back to Snow Leopard.

    Now 8 months later, do you know if those problems persist? Is there any new update that fix them?

    Thanks for your feedback!

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