Your personal professional music studio
Turn those ideas in your head into pro-quality productions. Designed for singer/songwriters and loop-based musicians, Pro Tools | Duet makes it easy to create and mix music. And you’ll sound absolutely amazing. Discover infinite creative possibilities with Pro Tools software. Connect your favorite gear for recording. Plus, get a free year of Pro Tools upgrades and your choice of two additional premium plug-ins included at no extra charge. Don’t blend in—showcase your talent and stand out from the crowd with Pro Tools | Duet.
Create with power
With Pro Tools, you can compose, record, edit, and mix professional music and audio productions easily. Work smarter and faster with advanced tools, including VCA Masters and extended metering. Experience exceptional recording and playback performance—no matter how large. Plus, you can play HD video right in the timeline, making it easy to create music and audio for video. You can even work with and collaborate on projects created in other audio applications too.
No instrument? No problem. Get access to a wide range of virtual instruments, plus full MIDI and notation tools, to compose the parts you need. Lay down beats with the drum machine, drum samples, or loops. Add real-sounding bass, guitar, piano, and other accompaniments. And layer in a variety of other sounds to build out your song—from orchestral instruments to sound effects. Making music has never been more fun.
Edit and enhance tracks
Create the perfect mix with ease. Punch in and out of recordings. Change or fix tempo, time, and pitch. Comp together tracks to create flawless performances. Accelerate mixing tasks using powerful automation. And polish tracks with a wide variety of effects and sound processing plug-ins—from high-quality reverbs and EQ, to guitar amp emulators and dynamics.
Take control of your mix
Interact with your recording and monitoring sessions in a number of ways with Pro Tools IO Control software. Access the mixer software for ultra low-latency monitoring while recording. Enable phantom power, Soft Limit, and phase invert (polarity) on inputs. You can even access and control various features directly from your Duet interface or any Artist Series controller.
Get two extra plug-ins on us
When you purchase Pro Tools | Duet, you’ll also receive your choice of two incredible Avid plug-ins to keep—one Tier 2 high-quality plug-in and one Tier 3 premium plug-in. Whether you want to smooth, improve, shape, warm up, beef up, or dirty up your mixes, these plug-ins will give you the power you need to take your production to the next level.
Maximize your creativity
In addition to your two chosen plug-ins, you also get access to a collection of over 75 AAX virtual instruments, effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins. This provides you with an expansive sonic canvas and boundless resources to create without limits. Plus, you can expand your creative palette even more with over 1,000 64-bit AAX plug-ins available from Avid and other top audio developers.
Pro Tools | Duet features cutting-edge technology that delivers a difference you can hear. From audio recordings to plug-ins and virtual instruments, every facet of your mix is rendered in detail through state-of-the-art A/D and D/A conversion. And with its world-class mic preamps and professional-level I/O, you get the legendary sound quality you need to deliver the best mixes possible.
Achieve rich sonic fidelity
Retain your original audio source’s full impact, warmth, and dimension with dynamically optimized mic preamps. Featuring Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture, these preamps provide superior bandwidth, ultra-low noise, and up to 75 dB of transparent gain. You also get protection against digital distortion, enabling you to optimize recordings with several more decibels of apparent loudness.
Capture every detail
Record your vocal and guitar performances at the same time in studio-quality 24-bit/192 kHz audio resolution. With the breakout cable, you can capture up to two sources simultaneously using the mic/instrument combo inputs. And monitor your performance—or send sound to outboard gear—using the two 1/4-inch line/speaker outputs and/or stereo headphone output.
|PRO TOOLS | DUET||PRO TOOLS | QUARTET|
|Maximum audio resolution||24-bit/192 kHz||24-bit/192 kHz|
|Included Software||Pro Tools|
Pro Tools IO Control
Pro Tools IO Control
Analog and digital inputs/outputs (I/O) and preamps
|Simultaneous channels of I/O||2/4||12/8 (up to 96 kHz with analog inputs and ADAT/SMUX) 4/8 (at 176.4–192kHz)|
|Simultaneous analog I/O||2/4||4/8|
|Analog input||2 combo mic/instrument inputs via breakout cable||4 combo mic/instrument/line inputs|
|Digital input||none||8 channels ADAT/SMUX input|
|5.1 surround output support||✓|
|Analog output||2 balanced 1/4″ line/speaker outputs via breakout cable||6 balanced 1/4″ line/speaker outputs|
|Stereo headphone||1 (1/4″) with independent volume control||1 (1/4″) with independent volume control|
|Word Clock output||✓|
|Phantom power (48V) and phase invert||✓||✓|
|Soft Limit||2 (selectable on analog inputs)||4 (selectable on analog inputs)|
|Control knob||Multifunction||Level control|
|Monitor Controls||Mono sum, dim, mute, toggle headphone source||Mono sum, dim, mute, select speaker set|
|Group inputs||1 stereo group||2 stereo groups|
|Low latency monitoring||✓||✓|
|Input/output meter display||1 full color, high-resolution OLED||2 full color, high-resolution OLEDs|
|QuickTouch pads for input and output selection||n/a||6|