MacPro + Duet + ?

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

  1. ZeeBee007 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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