astrolab 09/02/2014

Apogee Quartet : astrolab's user review

" Nickel perfect"
5

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I was looking for a sound card with these criteria:

- Very high quality converters
- With digital input Adat
- Stereo audio with at least 2 inputs
- To use it with my iPad and my iMac
- That this card to charge my iPad while I'm using it
- Format desktop

UTILIZATION

No problems with installation. On the Mac, you plug it rolls ^^ What's a driver ???? ;)

I use Ableton Live Suite 9 on iMac and iPad Auria. Well recognized card.

I use coupled with a Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain. It allows me to have 2 analog stereo inputs + 8 mono inputs (or 4 stereo inputs) of the ADA8000. What makes me 6 stereo inputs! 6 synths connected in a small footprint, it's magic!

I love the whole "I zap between sedentary or mobile use." I plug the iPad and it keeps me turning the iMac if it's just to save a few ideas in Auria. And if I want to work with more tools, just a cable to exchange and hop is on the iMac.

The Maestro application (free to download) provides easy entry into the bowels of this beautiful card: one makes routing inputs / outputs.

GETTING STARTED

Installation a snap. The longest is to connect all the instruments)
No conflict (what for ???;-)
Hardly need the manual.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since January 2014 and this is happiness.

Given my criteria above, this card is perfect for MY use. Of course, dear, but beware the quality is totally there! Ultra quiet converters, high quality.

You have a Mac / iPad and earch card high quality? Need not look any further, seriously.

Its format is nice, it's not one of those flat maps we do not know where to put. OLED screens are great, everything is clear, everything works. The bottom line for me is that in the end the sound is good. And that's perfectly appropriate.

I would do the purchase with eyes closed, for example if one came to me prick for a concert!