Recording with Pro Tools 10 and Apogee Quartet
In this video we show you how to quickly begin recording a track in Pro Tools 10 with Apogee Quartet.
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To follow this tutorial, you need to have
Quartet, Mac OS 10.6.8 or greater and Pro Tools 10
Open Pro Tools and create a new session.
Click on “Setup… Playback Engine”
Set the buffer to 64, For lower latency you can set it to 32, but you may need to adjust the buffer higher depending on the size of the project you are working on.
For “Current Engine” Choose “Quartet”
You will see the following message asking if you would like to proceed… choose Yes.
Click “OK” in the I/O window
Open the I/O setup by clicking on “Setup… I/O”
Check “Input” and “Output” and make sure they appear as they do here.
If they appear any other way, you will want to click on “Delete Path”… and then “Default”
Make sure to do the same for both Input and Output.
Open Maestro 2, found in the applications folder
Here you can select from the different Quartet input choices
+4 and -10 bypass Quartet’s mic pre amps, and give you a direct line level connection to the A to D converter.
“Mic” is for connecting a Dynamic, Condenser or Ribbon Mic to Quartet’s XLR connecter.
If you are connecting a Condenser mic, you will need to click on the “48” button to turn phantom power on.
“Instrument” is for connecting a guitar, bass, or Keyboard to the 1/4″ instrument input.
Now click on “Output Routing”
In the Output Routing section you can select how you want to route Quartet’s eight outputs.
The headphones default to outputs 1 &2
If you would like to assign the headphones to any of the other outputs, simply select them here.
After connecting your headphones or monitors to Duet
Create a new track by selecting Track… New
Choose the Input and Output you wish to use in the Pro Tools mixer window.
Click on the “Record Enable button”
Adjust your input level with Quartet or in Maestro
You should now hear the input source you have plugged in.
You are now ready to record.