Santa Monica, CA (September 5, 2012)—Apogee Electronics has introduced Quartet, a new desktop audio interface and control center for Mac, sporting four inputs, eight outputs, MIDI and top panel display and control, QuickTouch pads and a single controller knob.
Quartet connects to any Mac via USB 2.0; its four combination inputs offer microphone, instrument and line input with a gain range of up to 75 dB. For additional channels, Quartet’s eight digital inputs create the option of connecting an external interface, like the Apogee Ensemble.
Quartet’s six balanced outputs deliver options for video producers to mix in surround; live performers to send multiple mixes to monitors and front-of-house; and mixers to send a mix to outboard compressors and EQs. Using Apogee’s Maestro software, the outputs will also split into three stereo pairs for connecting three speaker sets for auditioning mixes across various types of studio monitors.
A first for an Apogee audio interface, Quartet includes a USB MIDI connection for connecting a keyboard, synth or DJ controller. This feature consolidates all gear connections away from the Mac.