Duet 2 (USB): Compatibility

Can I connect my Duet 2, ONE, Symphony I/O or Duet FireWire to iPad?

No. Duet 2, the original ONE Duet FireWire, Symphony I/O and Ensemble are Mac only products and are not supported with iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.  They simply were not designed with the hardware needed to properly work with these iOS devices. At the time they were developed, the technology required was not available.

Duet for iPad & Mac, ONE for iPad & Mac and Quartet for iPad & Mac were designed specifically for iOS and Mac connectivity.

This required extensive circuit redesign and development to met these criteria:

  • iOS device charging – These products charge iPad (or iOS device) when in use
  • Direct digital connection meeting Apple’s MFi standards
  • Native software control with Apogee Maestro for iOS
  • Apogee sound quality without compromise – (This required adequate power)

These features make Duet for iPad & Mac, ONE for iPad & Mac and Quartet for iPad & Mac truly professional devices designed for iOS recording.

Other audio interfaces without this technology (including Apogee products) can be adapted to connect via Camera kit to iOS devices but they do not offer the same professional performance and features customers should expect from a pro interface.  Examples of these professional features include the ability to charge the iPad, software control of the hardware, and Apple’s MFi certification.

Is Duet compatible with Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)?

Yes! Duet 2 (USB) is fully compatible with Mac OS Mountain Lion (10.8). If Duet 2, May 2012 software was pre-installed before updating to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, it is not necessary to install any new Duet 2 software.


The Duet 2 July 2012 release Intended for first time Duet 2 installations on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Download July 2012 Software Installer (Mountain Lion Compatible)



Can you run Apogee products on a Mac that is booted from OSX on an external hard drive?

Yes, your Apogee interface will work on a Mac booted from OSX on an external hard drive.  Please note the following requirements:

  • OSX version must be noted as compatible with the Apogee product on our website
  • The external hard drive must be formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
  • External hard drive must be partitioned as a GUID partition table for booting Intel Macs

Are Apogee products compatible with Pro Tools 11?

Yes!  The following products have been tested and are fully compatible with Pro Tools 11 (every version of 11):

  • JAM
  • JAM 96k
  • MiC
  • MiC 96k
  • Groove
  • GiO
  • ONE for Mac (old and new versions)
  • ONE for iPad & Mac
  • Duet FireWire
  • Duet 2
  • Duet for iPad & Mac
  • Quartet for iPad & Mac
  • Ensemble FireWire
  • Ensemble Thunderbolt
  • Symphony I/O (USB, Symphony, and Pro Tools HD modes)
  • Symphony I/O MkII (Thunderbolt and Pro Tools HD)
  • Symphony 64 PCIe
  • Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge
  • X-Symphony equipped X-Series and Rosetta Series Converters
  • X-HD equipped X-Series and Rosetta Series Converters