Onboard DSP Processing
Apogee’s FX Plugin range has only been around for a brief time, but it's made a big impact on their latest recording interfaces, and the Duet 3 fits into this development nicely. It has onboard DSP processing, designed to be able to run specific plugins at ultra-low latency whilst monitoring or tracking. This is particularly useful for musicians, who may want to add processing to their sound as they play and record.
Currently, the Duet 3 can run the ECS Channel Strip plugin - a high quality EQ, Compressor and Saturator – using its onboard DSP. Not only does this mean you can track through the processing with minimal latency, but it also allows you to control the preamp gain and phantom power using the plugin itself. Pretty neat!
At the time of writing this, ECS Channel Strip is 50% off when you purchase Apogee Duet 3
As well as the DSP enabled plugins, you also have Apogee Control 2 software. This acts as a companion to Duet, allowing you to route audio, create monitoring mixes and change settings on the Duet 3.