Apogee Quartet – How to Insert Outboard Gear
With Quartet it is simple to insert your favorite outboard gear and in this tutorial we will show you how.
We will be using Logic here, however the same pretty much applies to just about any other recording software.
In Logic, set an I/O insert on the track by going to Inserts, Utility, I/O
A new window will appear… Hear you can select the output and input you want to use as an insert.
Since typically you will have your speakers connected to outputs 1&2 you will want o choose Output 3,4,5, or 6
For Simplicity, we chose the same number for the input.
Make sure that the input is set to Line level in the Maestro input page.
Use +4 if you are inserting a balanced gear.
If it’s unbalanced, you will select -10 and then also select -10 in Maestro’s output page as well.
Using the appropriate cables… connect a cable from Quartet’s output to the input of the piece of gear you wish to insert.
Now another cable connecting the output of that same gear to Quartet’s input.
Once all the cables are connected, click on Ping in the I/O plug in window and Logic will automatically detect and adjust for latency.
And finally when done mixing and you are ready to bounce the track… You have to do a real time bounce when you have outboard gear inserted.