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How to use MiC and Mic 96k with Garageband 10 on Mac

To set up MiC to work with GarageBand on the Mac do the following:

1) Connect MiC to your Mac using the included USB cable.

2) Launch GarageBand


3) Select Empty Project from the New Project menu.

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4) Upon creation of the project, the new track menu will automatically launch. Please ensure that select Microphone to open a Microphone track. Set the input as MiC/MiC 96k and the output as the Built-in output. Hit the Create button to create the track in GarageBand.

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 5) Select Input Monitoring on the track created.

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Now you are ready to record using MiC!

My ONE won’t power on when connected to iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

When connecting to iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, ONE’s optional battery power provides complete portability. Simply remove the lid from the battery compartment on the back of ONE and insert 2 AA batteries (not included).

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Apogee highly recommends NiMH rechargeable batteries for the maximum amount of uninterrupted recording time.

Alternatively, you can connect ONE’s included power supply to charge your iOS device and continuously power ONE without any batteries.

“Bus Error” when using Symphony64 PCI card or Symphony64|ThunderBridge

Bus Error is a message that will appear in the Apogee Maestro 2 window under the System Status section. This is typically a communication issue between the connected device, and the Symphony64 or Symphony64|Thunderbridge.

This can be caused by several things:

  1. A common cause for this is that the port setting in Audio MIDI Setup (Applications>Utilities) is set to Ports 1-2, when only one port is actually being used.

  2. A bad PC32 cable (DigiLink)

  3. If using a Symphony I/O, the AIM setting could be incorrectly set to “USB Audio”, “Standalone”, or “Pro Tools HD”, instead of the “Symphony” setting.

  4. Connecting a single device to Port 2 (17-32), instead of Port 1 (1-32)

If only one device is connected and you are receiving the Bus Error message in the system status window in Maestro, please revert back to the Port 1 (32 channels) setting in Audio MIDI Setup. You may need to reboot your computer for the new setting to take place. Secondly, ensure by pressing and holding the right-hand encoder knob on the front panel of SymphonyIO, you are in fact in “Symphony” mode.


What is the Group function in Apogee Maestro 2?

Apogee’s Maestro applications comes with the ability to “group” your input(s) together to accurately make adjustments to your input level across many channels at once.

Whether using a stereo microphone pattern (XY, spaced pair, MS, ORTF) with a pair of microphones, or stereo microphone (RODE NT4, AT4050ST) adjusting the input levels for multiple inputs can be a tedious process.

Simply click the group box on the input tab in Maestro, and assign the intended channel(s) to any of the available groups. Both Instrument, and Mic channels can have group assignments.


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Differences between the original MiC and the Mic 96k

There are many similarities between the MiC and MiC96k. Where they differ is in the ability to achieve higher sample rates in Apps like Auria, Logic, and Pro Tools.


If you are unsure as to which MiC you are using:

  1. Plug your MiC into your Mac and go to Applications>Utilities>Audio MIDI Setup and select MiC.
  2. On the right hand side of the screen you will be able to choose your various sample rates.
  • Original MiC has 44.1kHz and 48kHz available.
  • MiC 96k has 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, and 96kHz available.


On the iOS platform, it is just as easy to distinguish. With MiC connected launch the Settings app>General>About, your product will list as MiC or MiC96k.

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How to reset the Duet 2 or Duet for iPad & Mac

A hardware reset can be a useful way of calibrating your unit to its factory default settings.

  • A reset can be accomplished by disconnecting the USB cable from the unit and then reconnecting it while pressing and holding down the encoder knob. Do not let go of the knob until the Apogee logo clears and shows the level-meter screen.

Keyboard Volume Control: Selecting Speaker or Headphone

Use the following procedure to select whether the Mac keyboard volume buttons control the level of your Apogee interface’s headphone level, or speaker level:

  1.  Launch Maestro 2 and go to the System Setup tab.
  2. Under Keyboard Volume Control, select your desired output in the drop-down menu- Speaker, Headphone
Symphony I/O
Duet iOS, Duet II, Quartet