Features

Create with a 1-year subscription to Pro Tools

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.

Make music—virtually

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.

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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.

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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.

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Sound your best with premium hardware

Sound amazing

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.

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Interact with your mix

Get convenient hands and eyes-on access to your mix, right from the interface. View metering, I/O details, input grouping, and other status indicators on the full color OLED display. Toggle through inputs and outputs and adjust levels quickly with the multifunction controller knob. And access output functions such as Mute Outputs, Sum to Mono, and more with a tap using the two assignable touchpads.

Get reliability for the road

Want an interface that provides protection against daily abuse and the unpredictability of travel? Pro Tools | Duet is solidly built with die-cast aluminum, steel, and a scratch-resistant, hardened display panel, providing rugged reliability for the road. 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.

Work with what you want

While you can create anything imaginable with Pro Tools, you can also use Pro Tools | Duet with other audio tools too. Simply pair it with any software that supports ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, or multi-client drivers for ultimate flexibility.

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General

Maximum audio resolution 24-bit/192 kHz 24-bit/192 kHz
Connections
  • Mac/PC—USB 2.0 (USB-powered on Mac; power supply included for PC)
  • USB MIDI I/O—For connecting a CoreMIDI-compatible keyboard, synth, or DJ controller
  • Mac/PC—USB 2.0 (power supply required and included)
  • USB MIDI I/O—For connecting a CoreMIDI-compatible keyboard, synth, or DJ controller
Included Software

Pro Tools

  • Compose, record, edit, and mix music and soundtracks
  • 60+ virtual instruments, effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins
  • Drivers for third-party software use

Pro Tools IO Control

  • View and edit Duet and Pro Tools system settings
  • EUCON-enabled low-latency mixer

Pro Tools

  • Compose, record, edit, and mix music and soundtracks
  • 60+ virtual instruments, effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins
  • Drivers for third-party software use

Pro Tools IO Control

  • View and edit Quartet and Pro Tools system settings
  • EUCON-enabled low-latency mixer
Software compatibility
  • OS X/Windows—Works with Pro Tools and any other DAW software that supports ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, or multi-client drivers
  • Audio plug-ins—64-bit AAX Native in Pro Tools; supports other plug-in formats when used with third-party DAWs

 

  • OS X/Windows—Works with Pro Tools and any other DAW software that supports ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, or multi-client drivers
  • Audio plug-ins—64-bit AAX Native in Pro Tools; supports other plug-in formats when used with third-party DAWs

 

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
Mic preamps 2 4
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  

Built-in features

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
Configurable touchpads 2 3