The graphic below shows what all of the different LED colors on the Apogee MiC mean. You can apply this same information to MiC, MiC 96k, JAM, and JAM 96k.
Monitoring and recording is interrupted in Apple GarageBand and other Audio Apps from the ONE for iPad & Mac, Duet for iPad & Mac, Quartet, JAM, JAM96k, MiC, or MiC96k when a call is received. Once the call has ended or declined monitoring and recording is resumed.
Unless calls are more important than creativity? It is recommended that in the iPhone> Settings Do Not Disturb is turned On. This will prevent a call from interrupting that perfect take or inspired performance.
At the very top of the included MiC tripod, you will find a small threaded shaft. Screw this threaded shaft into the threaded hole in the back of the MiC. Use the small tab on the tripod to tighten and position MiC in the direction of choice.
If you have a case on your iPhone or iPad, it may be obstructing the iOS connector from being inserted into the jack all the way. Please remove the case or cover to verify if this is the cause.
If you do not have a case or cover on your iPhone or iPad and the cable won’t stay connected, then there may be a problem with the iPhone or iPad, the Apogee product, or the cable. Please contact the Apogee Support Department to further troubleshoot the issue.
If you are not able to get input in to Auria, follow these steps:
– On your iDevice, go to ‘Settings’.
– In the Settings page, go to ‘Privacy’.
– Select ‘Microphone’.
– Find Auria in the list and enable the switch next to it.
If you can’t hear your input signal when using the Garageband app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, then you will need to enable the Monitor feature of the app. This feature is located in the Input Settings menu as shown in this video:
This setting is especially important for guitar players as using Garageband’s Monitor feature enables you to hear the guitar effects built into the program. Because of this fact, this method is much preferred over utilizing the hardware monitoring feature of the Maestro app.
Yes! MiC is fully compatible with Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9). No software installer is required.
Yes, through a process called aggregation, you can use two MiCs at the same time on your Mac.
See more information and how to setup here.
The following troubleshooting topics are presented to resolve issues when using Apogeeʼs MiC with Apple iOS devices and Macintosh computers.
No audio input with GarageBand and MiC
Symptoms – If you are using iOS 4 and connect an Apogee MiC, GarageBand may display a message to connect a microphone or other input device. If you press record, you may see a message that the device does not have an audio input and that you cannot record. Resolution – This issue is resolved in iOS 5 – see Apple support article here – http:// support.apple.com/kb/TS4129.
MiC not initialized (no blue LED) after a cold start of the iOS device
On iOS devices updated to iOS 5, MiC may not be initialized after starting the iOS device from a powered-down state. In this case, MiCʼs LED indicator is not illuminated blue (as should be the case). Simply disconnect then re-connect MiC, or connect MiC after the iOS device has completed its start- up sequence.
After sleeping then waking an iOS device while GarageBand is open, audio may become distorted
Symptoms – After an iOS device goes through a Sleep/Wake cycle, audio may become distorted. Resolution – Quit all audio apps (see clicks and pops below) and re-launch GarageBand
No input after connecting Apple headphones with mic
Symptoms – After connecting Apple iPhone headphones, or other headphone equipped with a built-in mic, audio apps donʼt accept input from MiC. Resolution – iOS devices accept audio input from the most recently connected peripheral, in this case the built-in mic. To re-establish input from MiC, disconnect and re-connect MiC.
Clicks and Pops on iOS devices
Tip – When experiencing clicks and pops on iOS devices, try closing all apps and re-starting the audio app with these steps: 1) Press the Home button to return to the Home screen 2) Double-tap the Home button to display recent apps 3) Tap and hold the affected app until the red minus appears 4) Tap the red minus to quit the app.
GarageBand and Airplay – Bluetooth – HDMI equipped output devices
GarageBand 1.01 and higher offers the capability to output to external output devices equipped, including Airplay, Bluetooth and HDMI-equipped media devices. When using any of these devices there is no support of audio input, including MiC. See the Apple Support article which describes this functionality here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4622.
Weʼve measured latency from MiC through GarageBand iPad to iPad headphone output to be 23ms. We havenʼt found instances of latency inconsistency, though there are reports from the field indicating that latency can increase.
Long latency after putting the Mac to Sleep – OS X 10.6.8
Symptoms – After the Mac goes through a Sleep/Wake cycle, latency through MiC is excessively long. Resolution – This is fixed in OS X 10.7
Clicks and Pops on the Mac
Tip – When experiencing clicks and pops on a Mac, try raising the buffer size in the audio app. In Logic, for example, choose Logic Pro > Preferences > Audio, click the Devices tab, then the Core Audio tab, and set the I/O Buffer Size to the next highest number.
Because MiC does not have an audio output it must be included in an aggregate device that combines multiple sources to create one audio device.
To set up MiC to work with Pro Tools do the following:
1) Connect MiC to your Mac using the included USB cable.
2) Open Audio MIDI Setup located in the Utilities folder on your Mac.
3) Select the Pro Tools Aggregate I/O device on the left side of the screen.
4) Click the check box next to MiC on the right hand screen to add MiC to the aggregate device.
5) In ProTools open the Playback Engine Setup…
6) Select Pro Tool Aggregate I/O in the “Current Engine” drop-down menu at the top of the page. Set the H/W Buffer Size to 64 Samples and click OK.
7) Open the IO Setup
8 ) Go to the Input Tab and choose “New Path”. Create 1 new mono input path.
9) Rename the input path “MiC” and assign it to input 3. Click OK.
10) Assign MiC as the input for your desired audio track.
Now you are ready to record using MiC!