Apogee has announced Quartet, a USB audio interface and studio control center for Mac.

Featuring 4 inputs and 8 outputs of Apogee’s industry-leading AD/DA conversion technology as well as 4 world-class mic preamps, Quartet bridges the gap between the 2-channel Apogee Duet and the 8-channel Apogee Ensemble.

Quartet features

  • Best-in-class sound quality with Apogee AD/DA converters.
  • 4 Analog Inputs with world-class mic preamps.
  • Monitor control – up to 3 speaker sets.
  • USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface.
  • ADAT/SMUX digital Inputs.
  • MIDI input (USB-A type connector).
  • 8 Analog Outputs:
    • 6 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level.
    • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output.
  • 2 top panel high-resolution OLED displays.
  • Controller knob.
  • 6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs.
  • 3 assignable touchpads.
  • Quartet works with any Core Audio compatible application including: Logic, Pro Tools 9 and 10, Final Cut. Ableton Live.
  • Made in the U.S.A.

The Quartet is available September 2012, priced at $1,295 USD.

More information: Apogee / Quartet