Avid Pro Tools Quartet  From Avid

4 In 8 Out World-Class Audio Interface for both Mac AND PC systems coupled with the latest version of the Industry-Standard Pro Tools Recording Software!

Avid

What We Think

An incredible partnership between two industry titans! The Avid Pro Tools Quartet provides you the same world-class conversion quality and outstanding preamp technology we've come to love in the Apogee Quartet, but now for the first time ever, the Quartet is capable of running on your PC based system as well any Mac system! Packged with the incredibly powerful Pro Tools 11 recording software featuring game changing 64-bit architechture, you'll have the ability to record, edit, mix & master your tracks with the power and flexibility of a pro studio. 

We'd be happy to provide you with our top recommendations for best-in-class microphone and monitoring compliments to help your recordings reach their fullest potential, so please don't hesitate to give us a ring to talk more about this exciting new interface package! 

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Manufacturer's Description from Avid

What is Pro Tools | Quartet?

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.

Create limitlessly with Pro Tools | Software

Pro Tools | Quartet comes with Pro Tools | Software, giving you everything you need to compose, play, practice, record, edit, mix, and master music and audio on Mac and Windows. Pro Tools redefines professional production for today’s workflows with powerful audio and video engines that enable you to work with a wide variety of virtual instruments, effects, and HD video. Plus, with turbocharged 64-bit performance, you can take on the most demanding sessions and maximize your creativity—without holding anything back.
 

Get premium sound quality, designed by Apogee

The multichannel, best-in-class Pro Tools | Quartet USB desktop audio interface features cutting-edge technology that delivers a difference you can hear. From its state-of-the-art A/D and D/A conversion and world-class mic preamps, to professional-level I/O, you get the legendary sound quality you need to deliver the best mixes possible.

 

Maximize your creativity with 64-bit AAX plug-ins

Pro Tools | Duet comes complete with over 60 AAX virtual instruments, effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins, giving you an expansive sonic canvas and boundless resources to create music and the best sounding mixes. Plus, you can expand your creative palette even more with over 1,000 64-bit AAX virtual instruments and effects plug-ins available from Avid and more than 100 other top audio developers.
Avid

About Manufacturer

From award-winning producers, of music and film, to producers of personal at home productions, Avid creates technology that people use for their music to be heard or videos to be seen on any platform. The shows, commercials, and news programs you watch on TV. The entertaining video and film stories you see on the web and on the big screen.  The personal audio and video treasures that people make at home to preserve their favorite moments in life. Avid has a myriad of products to fill your production needs.

Specifications

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
Analog outputs
  • Eight analog outputs:
    • Six 1/4" TRS balanced line/speaker outputs (+20 dBu max output level)
    • One built-in 1/4" stereo headphone output
Digital Outputs
  • Word Clock output (BNC)

Features

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 analog inputs
Soft Limit
  • Selectable on analog inputs
Phase invert
  • Selectable on analog inputs
Low-latency monitoring
  • Complete input/output control with Pro Tools IO Control software (works on Mac and Windows)
Control knob
  • Multifunction controller enables you to select functions and set input and output levels
Meter display
  • Full color, high-resolution OLED display for viewing input and output levels and settings
Touchpads
  • Two configurable top-panel touchpads enable you to:
    • Mute speakers, headphones, or all outputs
    • Dim speakers, headphones, or all outputs
    • Sum to mono speakers, headphones, or all outputs
    • Assign headphones to outputs 1-2, 3-4, or low-latency mixer
    • 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

General

Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 4 x 6.3 x 1.5 in (10.2 x 16 x 3.8 cm)
Weight
  • 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Power
  • USB bus-powered on Mac; DC power supply included for PC use