Apogee Duet Setup

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by RopeAndSummit, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. RopeAndSummit macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2013
    Hello, all. I literally just made an account, so very much a newbie! Haha, been following a few Reddit threads but it seems like the most help comes from this site. SO, I need help on my setup!

    Currently tracking with:
    - classical guitar
    - two small-diaphram condenser mics (set up XY)
    - two Joe Meek Three Q channel strips
    - Apogee Duet
    - Macbook Pro
    - Ableton Live

    I want to run the mics to the two separate Three Q's to use the pre's in them, as well as the "Meequilizer."

    According to this video > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GZciFf7WSg ,
    I should connect the output of the Three Q's to the Duet using an XLR connection. This confuses me because my Three Q's only have 1/4 outputs. Should I go and buy two 1/4 to XLR cables now???
  2. Diastro macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2010
    Veldhoven, the Netherlands
    Hey there, welcome to the forums!

    You don't HAVE to get those cables. As far as I know, the Duet has 1/4" jack inputs as well. So you're going to be fine connecting them with normal balanced (or even unbalanced) jack cables.

    XLR cables would work too, because they accept both Line and Mic level signals.

    Hope this helps!
  3. andresgualdron macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2017
    To everybody who got here asking the same question as RopeAndSummit:

    It's true, you'll need a trs to xlr converter in order to connect the line output of the ThreeQ to the Apogee Duet's input. If you connect it using just a line cable you will get mostly noise.

  4. groove-agent macrumors 65816


    Jan 13, 2006
    I've had an Apogee Duet, and now have a Pro Tools Duet for the Windows compatibility. Two balanced TRS 1/4" will work fine running into the combo connectors of the Apogee breakout cable.

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