MacPro + Duet + ?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by ZeeBee007, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. ZeeBee007 macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    I am setting up my home studio. I've read great things about Apogee Duet which will work great for my music and voice recordings and playback. However, I understand it does not have MIDI compatibility. If I want to record my MIDI keyboard into a song would I need to buy another interface or adapter for the Duet?
  2. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    Well, it wouldn't be an adapter "for the Duet," but yes, you'd need a separate adapter to take MIDI into your computer—assuming your keyboard does not have a built-in USB interface.

    As for what kind of adapter, you'll have lots of choices. M-Audio makes the UNO, which is a one-in/one-out little device for about $40. MOTU makes rack-mount 8-in/8-out boxes that range from $150 on up, just to give you an idea.

    I've used my Duet with a wireless MIDI-USB adapter (the M-Audio MidAir, to be exact) and it works fine.

    You could always choose an audio interface that includes MIDI, but that would take the Duet out of the running (and I know how pleasant it is to lust after the Duet :D)
  3. ZeeBee007 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    Thanks for the clarity and the product suggestions ... they were very helpful. I have my mind set on the Duet and wanted to use MIDI on occasion as well.I

    Since you have had a good experience adding the wireless MIDI-USB adapter (the M-Audio MidAir, to be exact) I'm going to look into getting that as well.

    Thanks again.

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