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For musicians, engineers, producers, sound designers, and audio post professionals who demand a complete audio/ MIDI creative solution, Pro Tools | Quartet enables you to turn your Mac or PC into a high-performance yet portable music and audio production studio. Featuring industry-standard Pro Tools | Software and the best-in-class Quartet by Apogee 12x8 audio interface, Pro Tools | Quartet provides everything you need to create professional-level productions that will help you stand out from the crowd—from first note to final mix.

Pro Tools | Quartet gives you the best of both worlds—multi award-winning Pro Tools | Software and the legendary sound of the Quartet by Apogee audio interface, providing everything you need to compose, play, practice, record, edit, mix, and master music and audio. Take your creativity to the next level with a comprehensive yet compact system that delivers exceptional performance, quality, and value—in your studio and on the go.

With the included EUCON™-enabled Pro Tools IO Control software, you can take direct control of your recording and monitoring experience through the software control panel, from the Pro Tools | Quartet audio interface, or using any Artist Series controller. Plus you’ll also experience the same tight integration between Pro Tools | Software and Pro Tools | Quartet as you would with any Avid audio interface. 

Pro Tools | Quartet is solidly built with die-cast aluminum, steel, and a scratch-resistant display panel hardened by UV processing, providing a sleek yet robust chassis for added protection against daily abuse and the unpredictability of travel. Plus, its compact size makes it an easy fit in any desktop studio environment, or tuck it into your bag or backpack for on-the-go creation.

Apogee helped pioneer the digital recording revolution, pushing the envelope of digital audio quality with its legendary AD/DA conversion. And now that Apogee has come onboard as an audio I/O Connectivity Partner, you’ll have even more product choices that complement and integrate with Pro Tools and other Artist Suite solutions, delivering on the Avid Everywhere vision. With the simplified and connected experience the Avid MediaCentral platform brings, you can choose how you want to work, overcome challenges more quickly, and gain the edge you need to stand out in today’s competitive industry.

What's included:
• Pro Tools | Quartet audio interface 
• Pro Tools | Software activation card (requires activation and download) 
• AAX plug-in bundle with over 60 virtual instruments and effects (requires download) 
• Pro Tools IO Control EUCON-enabled software (requires download) 
• iLok 2 USB key (for Pro Tools authorization) 
• USB cable 
• Universal power supply with 3-pin IEC cable 
• Quick Start guide 

Main Features:

• Record performances in 24-bit/192 kHz resolution 
• Connect mics, instruments, and more to high-quality I/O: 
• Four combination mic/instrument/line inputs 
• Eight channels of ADAT/SMUX input via Toslink 
• Six 1/4” balanced line outputs for three speaker sets or 5.1 monitoring 
• One stereo headphone output 
• USB MIDI I/O for a MIDI keyboard or DJ controller 
• Experience the difference of Apogee’s legendary sound quality: 
• Premium AD/DA conversion delivers sonic fidelity and precision 
• Dynamically optimized mic preamps provide up to 75 dB of transparent gain 
• Selectable Soft Limit® protects against digital distortion from clipping 
• Take control with three configurable touchpads and a multifunction controller knob 
• Keep an eye on levels and settings with two full color OLED displays 
• Achieve better sounding audio tracks, virtual instruments, and plug-ins Work with the award-winning toolset trusted by audio pros worldwide 
• Write, play, practice, record, edit, mix, and master music faster 
• Get seamless integration with Quartet by Apogee for optimized control 
• Create large, richly detailed sessions easily with 64-bit performance 
• Track vocals, guitars, and other instruments in high-resolution audio 
• Compose with virtual instruments and full MIDI and notation tools 
• Edit and mix tracks with Elastic Time/Pitch and over 60 AAX plug-ins 
• Get access to settings and a low-latency mixer with Pro Tools IO Control 
• Play HD video in the timeline to work on stereo music videos and audio post 
Share sessions and collaborate with other Pro Tools users and studios 

-Inputs, preamps, and outputs Analog inputs 
• Four combo mic/instrument/line connections (XLR and 1/4"): 
• Combination line inputs: balanced, +20 dBu max 
• Mic/instrument inputs: +20 dBu/+14 dBu max 
- Mic preamps / Four mic preamps: 
• Gain: Up to 75 dB 
• EIN: 128 dB (unweighted) @ 60 dB, 150 Ohm input 
• Max input level: +20 dBu 
• Input impedance: 3K Ohm Hi-Z 
• Max input level: 14 dBu 
• Input impedance: >2M Ohm -Digital inputs 
• Eight channels of ADAT/SMUX input via two Toslink connections (44.1–96 kHz) 
-Analog outputs / Eight analog outputs: 
• Six 1/4" TRS balanced line/speaker outputs (+20 dBu max output level) 
• One 1/4" stereo headphone output 
• Digital outputs Word Clock output (BNC) - Connections 
• High-speed USB 2.0—For connecting to a Mac or Windows-based computer 
• MIDI I/O (USB-A type connector)—For connecting a CoreMIDI-compatible keyboard, synth, or DJ controller 
• Max audio resolution 24-bit/192 kHz 
- A/D conversion 
• Max input level (+4 dBu ref): +20 dBu 
• Max input level (-10 dBV ref): +6 dBV 
• Input impedance: 5K Ohm 
• Frequency response (20 Hz–20 kHz): > +/-0.2 dB @ 44.1 kHz 
• Relative THD + N: -106 dB @ 96 kHz 
• Dynamic range: 114 dB, A-weighted 
- D/A conversion 
• Max output level (+4 dBu ref): +20 dBu 
• Max output level (-10 dBV ref): +6 dBV 
• Line output impedance: 90 Ohm 
• Max headphone level output: 19 dBu 
• HPH output impedance: 30 Ohm 
• Frequency response (20 Hz–20 kHz): > +/- 0.05 dB @ 44.1 kHz 
• Relative THD + N: -113 dB @ 96 kHz 
• Dynamic range: 123 dB, A-weighted 
• Phantom power 48V, selectable on all analog inputs 
• Soft Limit Selectable on all analog inputs 
• Phase invert Selectable on all analog inputs 
• Low-latency monitoring Complete input/output control with Pro Tools IO Control software (works on Mac and Windows) 
• Control knob Controller knob enables you to set input and output levels 
• Meter display Two full color, high-resolution OLED displays for viewing input and output levels and settings 
- Touchpads 
• Three configurable touchpads enable you to: 
• Mute outputs 
• Dim outputs 
• Sum to mono 
• Clear meters 
• Engage speaker set (enables monitoring of up to three speaker sets or 5.1 surround) 
• Six QuickTouch pads for selecting inputs and outputs 
• Dimensions (W x D x H) 10.2 x 5.3 x 3 in (25.9 x 13.5 x 7.6 cm) 
• Weight 3.1 lb (1.4 kg) 
• Power DC power supply required (included)

• Pro Tools | Quartet interface: Works with Pro Tools | Software, Pro Tools IO Control, and any other DAW software that supports ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, or multi-client drivers 
• Plug-ins: 
- Pro Tools—Supports a wide range of 64-bit Avid and third-party AAX Native virtual instruments, effects, sound processors, and utility plug-ins 
- Third-party—Supports the associated plug-in formats when using the Pro Tools | Quartet interface with third-party DAWs