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Very nice speech, a must see for any rock musician ;). I’ve listed bellow some of the pearls that I’ve found.

“It’s YOUR VOICE. Cherish it. Respect it. Nurture it. Challenge it. Stretch it and scream until it’s fucking gone. Because everyone is blessed with at least that, and who knows how long it will last . . .”

“WE write our songs. WE record our songs. WE make our albums. WE decide when the album is the album. WE OWN the album, and we’ll license it to you for a little while, but you gotta give it back. Because it’s MINE.

Because I am the musician. And I COME FIRST.”

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My Apogee Duet finally arrived! I decided to take a chance in a second hand but apparently very well cared firewire version of this popular Apogee interface. Yesterday evening I arrived home from work, eager to give it a try out. Everything installed without any noticeable problem, I took a peek at the maestro software and raced towards iTunes and my favorite DAW software. Hooked up my headphones, it sounded very nice, indeed!

Today I was setting up my reference monitors and everything else to give it a second try, and… Surprise! The Maestro software no longer recognized the duet. Well, this must have been a bad installation, I thought. I decided to uninstall, and make a new fresh installation of the driver. After a couple of restarts, I faced the exact same problem.. Maestro wasn’t recognizing my Duet! It was working fine, I could change settings using the big Encoder button, but I could not access half of the functions provided by software. After this point I started to read every forum I could regarding this problem… which I wasn’t aware before buying it! Lot’s of stuff on the web, but no clear solution.

Apogee Duet (1st gen) on Lion 10.7 – **2 workarounds for devs/early adopters
Apogee Duet (firewire) on 10.7 Lion
Does Duet Still Function with Mountain Lion?
Apogee Duet (firewire) on 10.7 Lion
Duet troubleshooting….

After a few uninstall/install rounds, some of them with older driver versions, others with Duet 2 installation package, after checking all the installation bits in filesystem, console reports, killing the Apogee daemon service with Activity monitor, etc….  I decided to install the official and correct driver. But this time, based on some bits that I read, I decided to start the Maestro software from shell, with root privileges. Guess what.. Problem solved! I created an Apple Script app to set it up in a click. In case you find the same problem I’ll be providing the walkthrough soon.