ONE (iPad and Mac): Setup

How do I set up Audacity on Windows for use with ONE, Duet or Quartet?

Since Audacity doesn’t support ASIO drivers without advanced modification of the program, using Apogee ONE, Duet and Quartet with Audacity requires these specific steps:

  1. SAMPLE RATES MUST BE MATCHED MANUALLY in:
    1. Control Panel > Sound > Playback > (Select Apogee Interface) > Properties > Advanced
    2. Control Panel > Sound > Recording > (Select Apogee Interface) > Properties > Advanced
    3. Audacity App > Project Rate
  2. In Audacity, set Audio Host to MME.
  3. In Audacity, click input meters to start monitoring of the input. If no audio is heard, choose Audacity > Transport > Rescan Audio Devices.

How can I determine whether my Windows machine is suitable for audio recording?

Like most providers of audio hardware and software for Windows, we recommend a free utility created by Resplendence Audio called LatencyMon, which can be found here:

www.resplendence.com/latencymon

There are many resources at Resplendence’s site describing how Windows processes might result in degraded audio performance and how to use LatencyMon to detect and resolve the problem. In short, simply download the app and let it run on your Windows computer. After several minutes, LatencyMon will display an evaluation of the suitability of your computer for digital audio. If specific drivers are causing issues, LatencyMon will indicate them. Now the fun starts! For more details, consult our LatencyMon guide.

How can I determine if my Apogee interface is recognized by my Windows computer?

  1. Open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start icon and choosing Device Manager.
  2. Click on the “Apogee USB Audio Devices” disclosure arrow and verify that Apogee ONE, Duet or Quartet appears in the list.
  3. Click on the “Sound, Video and game controllers” disclosure arrow and verify that Apogee ONE, Duet or Quartet appears in the list.

 

How do I configure my Windows computer to play Youtube or Spotify audio via my Apogee interface?

First install the Apogee USB ASIO driver and Maestro software

  1. Open the Sound Control Panel using one of the following methods:
    1. Right-click the Taskbar Speaker icon and choose “Playback devices”.
    2. Type “Sound” in the System searchbar.
  2. Choose the Playback tab
    1. Click on the Speaker-Apogee Quartet (or ONE, Duet) entry, then click Set Default.

  1. Choose the Recording tab
    1. Click on the Line-Apogee Duet entry, then click Set Default.
  2. It’s highly recommended that the WDM driver sample rate is matched to your DAW sample rate (ASIO driver rate). To choose the WDM rate:
    1. In the Playback tab, click on the Speaker-Apogee Duet entry, click Properties.
    2. In the Properties window, click the Advanced tab, then choose the desired sample rate in the Default Format box.
    3. Repeat in the Recording tab.

Windows Compatibility for Apogee ONE for iPad & Mac, Duet for iPad & Mac and Quartet

Which Apogee interfaces are compatible with Windows?

  • Apogee Mic & Jam using the ASIO4All driver
  • The following Apogee interfaces are compatible using the Apogee USB ASIO driver and Apogee Maestro software (downloadable from this website):
    • Apogee Groove
    • ONE for iPad & Mac
    • ONE for Mac
    • Duet for iPad & Mac
    • Quartet
  • Note that these legacy Apogee interfaces aren’t compatible with Windows:
    • Duet Firewire
    • Duet 2
    • ONE revision 1
    • Ensemble Firewire
    • Symphony I/O Mk1 USB

What are the computer requirements for using Apogee interfaces on Windows machines?

  • Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro or Home Editions (64-bit) – Anniversary Update or greater
  • Intel i3 Processor or greater
  • At least 4GB Ram, 8GB strongly recommended

Why are the input and output level/volume popup indicators not showing up?

Several Apogee products have pop-up level indicator graphics that will appear on the desktop of your Mac when the input and output levels are adjusted from the device or from the Mac’s keyboard volume buttons.

 

If the pop-ups aren’t appearing, there are a few things to check:

Launch ‘Apogee Maestro 2’ from your Applications folder, click on the ‘Apogee Maestro 2’ drop-down desktop menu and select ‘Preferences’. Confirm that the ‘Display pop-ups’ checkbox is checked. If you don’t see this option, then pop-ups aren’t available for the product you’re using.

 

If you’ve confirmed that the ‘Display pop-ups’ checkbox is checked and you’re still not getting the pop-ups, try the following:

 

– Unplug/replug your Apogee device

– Restart your Mac

– Launch ‘Activity Monitor’ (Applications> Utilities> ‘Activity Monitor’), click the ‘View’ drop-down desktop menu and select ‘All Processes’. Type ‘apogeepopup’ in the searchbar in the upper right-side corner of Activity Monitor. Once you see ‘ApogeePopup’ displayed in the list, highlight it and force-quit the process by clicking the ‘X’ button in the upper left-side corner of Activity Monitor. Wait a few seconds and you should see the popups again after adjusting input/output level.

 

*Note for Duet Firewire and Ensemble Firewire customers*

There was a known issue with pop-ups not working for Duet Firewire and Ensemble Firewire when using any version of Mac OS 10.8. It is recommended that you use either a version of Mac OS earlier than 10.8 or later than 10.9.

 

 

Why do I only hear the left output channel when recording with ONE or Duet in Garageband?

Note- if you are experiencing audio in one output channel only when using the CAMERA APP, please click here. The article below is for GARAGEBAND.

If you’re only hearing sound from the left output channel when recording with ONE for iPad & Mac or Duet for iPad & Mac in Garageband (or other apps), this is most likely because you’re using a stereo track when you need to be using a mono track.

 

If you create a MONO track in Garagband, it will send your input out both Left & Right output channels. When you create a stereo track in Garageband, it will hard-pan both inputs, so input 1 goes out only the left and input 2 goes out only the right. This is why you’re only hearing sound in 1 channel. Stereo tracks are typically used for stereo mic situations or if a keyboard has a stereo output.

 

Here are some videos on how to set up ONE with Garageband (you can also apply these videos to Duet):

 

 

For Mac:

 

 

 

 

 

For iPad/iPhone:

 

Not getting sound/no input or output from ONE for iPad & Mac

Please go through these steps to ensure that everything is set up properly:

 

 

Setting up ONE’s inputs:

 

Internal Mic

 

To use ONE’s built-in internal mic, launch ‘Apogee Maestro’ from your Applications folder, go to the ‘Input’ tab and click on the ‘Analog Level’ drop-down menu for Input 1 and set it for  ‘Int Mic’.

Gradually bring the input level in Maestro up until you get a good level from your input source. Make sure the meter isn’t going into the red.

 

 

External Mics

 

Connect your Mic using only an XLR cable (no 1/4″ adapters or cables) to the XLR input 1 of ONE’s breakout cable.

Launch ‘Apogee Maestro’ from your Applications folder, go to the ‘Input’ tab and click on the ‘Analog Level’ drop-down menu for Input 1 and set it to ‘Ext Mic’.

If you’re using a condenser mic that requires phantom power, choose ‘Ext Mic 48v’.

Gradually bring the input level in Maestro up until you get a good level from your input source. Make sure the meter isn’t going into the red.

 

 

Guitars, Basses, Keyboards, Hi-Z Mics that have 1/4″ cables, such as harmonica mics:

 

Connect your Instrument using only a 1/4″ instrument cable to the 1/4″  input 2 of ONE’s breakout cable.

Launch ‘Apogee Maestro’ from your Applications folder, go to the ‘Input’ tab.

Gradually bring the input level in Maestro up until you get a good level from your input source. Make sure the meter isn’t going into the red.

 

 

Setting up ONE’s outputs:

 

Using ONE with DAW or audio playback software:

– Launch ‘Apogee Maestro’ from your Applications folder, go to the ‘Output’ tab and set the  output to ‘Out 1-2’ (the drop-down menus under the software output knob)

– Confirm that the mute button isn’t engaged in Maestro’s output tab.

 

 

Using ONE without any software- input directly to output:

 

– Launch ‘Apogee Maestro’ from your Applications folder, go to the ‘Output’ tab and set the output to ‘Mixer’ (the drop-down menus under the software output knob)

– Confirm that the mute button isn’t engaged in Maestro’s output tab.

 

 

Here are some videos on how to set up ONE with Garageband:

 

For Mac:

 

 

 

For iPad/iPhone: