Using Duet to record audio from the internet or other apps
To set up your Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac or Duet 2 to record audio from your internet browser (or other app) into your DAW, follow the instructions below.
– Connect Duet to Mac.
– Launch ‘Apogee Maestro 2’ from your Applications folder.
– Go to the Input tab in Maestro. Click on the ‘Analog Level‘ drop-down menus and set each input for ‘+4dBu‘.
– Go to the Output tab in Maestro. Make sure both output channels are set for ‘+4dBu‘ and not ‘-10dBv’. On the right side of the output tab, make sure the speaker output is set for ‘Out 1-2‘ and not ‘Mixer’. Turn the speaker output up all the way. Make sure the speaker output is not muted or set for Dim.
– In the Output tab in Maestro, set the Headphone output for ‘Out 3-4‘. Turn headphones up to around -30 or -20.
– Connect a balanced 1/4″ TRS to Male XLR cable from ‘Out L‘ on the breakout cable to ‘Input 1‘. Connect the other balanced 1/4″ TRS to Male XLR cable from ‘Out R‘ on the breakout cable to ‘Input 2‘.
– Launch ‘Audio MIDI Setup’ (Applications> Utilities> ‘Audio MIDI Setup’) and select ‘Duet USB’ in the left-side device column and make sure that it’s set for the default input and output of the Mac by clicking on the drop-down menu on the bottom of the device column with the gear and arrow icons and selecting ‘Use this device for sound input’ and ‘Use this device for sound output’. Quit Audio MIDI Setup.
– Launch your DAW and create a new session with one stereo audio track. Go to the DAW’s Audio Preferences and make sure Duet is set for the Output and Input device and that the buffer is set for 128 or higher. Set the sample-rate to 44.1k.
– Set the input for your stereo track to ‘Input 1/2‘ or ‘Line 1/2‘. Set the output of the track for ‘Out 3-4‘.
– Record-enable the track and then launch your internet browser (or whichever app you’re trying to record from). As soon as you’re ready to start playing audio from your internet browser, get ready to record in your DAW.
– Hit record in Logic and start playing audio from your internet browser (or whichever app you’re trying to record from). Monitor the audio from your headphones.