How to record in Logic 9 with Apogee Duet 2
This video shows you how to set up Duet 2 in Logic and begin recording quickly.
To follow this tutorial, you need to have
Duet 2, Mac OS 10.6.7 or greater, and Logic 9
Open Logic and create a new session.
Click on “Preferences, Audio”
Choose “Duet USB 2.0” for your Output and Input device
For now set the buffer to 128. For best latency you can set the buffer lower, but you may need to adjust the buffer higher depending on the size of the project you are working on.
Make sure that “Software Monitoring” is selected.
Click on “Apply Changes” and close the preferences window.
In Logic, you can also customize how the I/O labels appear.
Click on Options, Audio, I/O Labels
If you select the labels under “Provided by Driver”
Duet’s I/O labels will show up in Logic’s channel strip.
“User” allows you to name the Inputs and outputs anything you like, With the exception of out 1&2 which is always “Stereo Output”.
Open Maestro 2, found in the applications folder
Here you can select from the different Duet input choices
+4 and -10 bypass Duet’s mic pre amp and is a direct line level connection to the A to D converter.
“Mic” is for connecting a Dynamic, Ribbon, or Condenser Mic to Duet’s XLR breakout cable.
If you are connecting a Condenser mic, you will need to click on the “48” button to turn phantom power on.
“Instrument” is for connecting a guitar, bass, or keyboard to the 1/4″ instrument input.
Now click on “Output”
In the Output section you can select how you want to route Duet’s four outputs, assigning them to the Main or Headphone outputs.
After connecting your headphones or monitors to Duet
Click on Logic’s “Record Enable button” you will now hear the input source you have plugged in.
You are now ready to record.