Duet (iPad and Mac): How To's

How do I use the low latency mixer in Maestro with Duet 2 or Duet for iPad/Mac (USB)?

With Duet’s Maestro software, you can monitor inputs with almost no latency by using the Hardware Monitoring / Maestro Mixer feature. Here’s how to do so for Mac, iPad/iPhone, and Windows 10:

For Mac

First, make sure you have setup your input signal:
  • Open Maestro 2. In the ‘Input’ tab, set Analog Level (+4dBu and -10dBv for Line Levels-XLR only, Mic-XLR only, and Inst-1/4″ only), then set appropriate gain level(s) for your Input(s).

 

Then, select the Mixer in the outputs:
  • In ‘Output’ tab, change source of Main Outs or Headphones to ‘Mixer’.

Now you will hear any adjustments made in the Mixer:
  • In ‘Mixer’ tab, adjust volume level of Input(s) 1 & 2, and Software Return (Outputs 1-2, 3-4 from DAW).

Here’s a video showing how you’d use the Mixer with a recording program (DAW):

 

For iPad/iPhone (Duet for iPad/Mac only)

First, make sure you have setup your input signal:
  • Open Apogee Maestro application. In the ‘Input’ tab, set Analog Level (+4dBu and -10dBv for Line Levels-XLR only, Mic-XLR only, and Inst-1/4″ only), then set appropriate gain level(s) for your Input(s).

Then, select the Mixer in the outputs:
  • In ‘Output’ tab, change source of Main Outs or Headphones to ‘Mixer’.

Now you will hear any adjustments made in the Mixer:
  • In ‘Mixer’ tab, adjust volume level of Input(s) 1 & 2, Software Return (Outputs 1-2, 3-4 from DAW), and Output.

For Windows 10 (Duet for iPad/Mac only)

In Windows, all controls are on the same page:
  • A: Set appropriate Analog Level (+4dBu and -10dBv for Line levels-XLR only, Mic-XLR only, and Inst-1/4″ only).
  • B: Set appropriate Gain level for Inputs.
  • C: In Mixer 1, use volume Faders to adjust volume going to Mixer 1 Master. You can also adjust Master volume of Mixer 1.
  • D: Change source to HPH and Main to Mixer 1 to monitor audio from Mixer 1.

How do I use the custom I/O labels in Logic?

For Logic 9 and lower:

With your Apogee devive selected as the input/output in Logic’s Audio Preferences, go to the “Options” menu and select “Audio” and then “I/O Labels”. Now you can select the custom Apogee labels for your device.

For Logic X and higher:

  • Go to Logic’s Mix menu at the top of the screen and select “I/O Labels…”
  • There are several columns: Channel, Provided by Driver, User, Long, & Short.
  • To use the labels provided by the Ensemble:
    • Click the button in the Provided by Driver column.
  • To enter your own custom label:
    • Click the button in the User column.
    • Double click the “-” in the Long column, type in a new name, then press Return on your Apple keyboard

Here’s a video showing this process: https://apogeedigital.com/blog/apogee-element-tutorial-enable-logics-io-labels