Preface: I use an Apogee Rosetta 200 and Ableton Live with my 4-piece band. In addition to lead guitar duties, I man the computer and trigger sequences and samples using Ableton Live and a triggering device. This is sent mono out the right channel, and I send the drummer a click track using the left channel.
I am very interested in purchasing an Apogee Duet to replace my Apogee Rosetta 200 in my live setup. Some of the Duet's attractive features for my purposes are that it's firewire bus powered, apogee processing and simple design. My concern is currently I am using the Rosetta 200's balanced analog outputs (left channel to drummer for click, right channel to house PA system). The Duet has 2 unbalanced TS outputs. Will this be a problem using the Duet in place of the Rosetta 200 for my purposes? Will there be unwanted noise interference to the signal using unbalanced TS outputs (reaching 15ft or more), or is it transparent and I will not notice any difference? I am hoping for the latter. Do i need additional boxes in between me and the mixer, like a direct box, to get a balanced signal? My first thoughts are that I am over-thinking this setup and just paranoid, or are my concerns justified? If so, what are my options?
Thanks in advance.