The Apogee ONE is a 2 IN x 2 OUT USB Audio Interface/Microphone for iPad & Mac
The all new Apogee ONE is the first studio quality microphone and USB audio interface for iPad and Mac. ONE is designed for easily creating professional and amazing sounding recordings on your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or Mac. Using Apogee’s premium AD/DA conversion, ONE produces pristine music, podcast, and voice-over recordings while also delivering audiophile quality sound to your headphones.
The all new ONE for iPad and Mac features special circuitry designed to deliver professional performance for iPad use and low latency USB 2.0 performance for Mac.
Legendary Sound Quality
Why Apogee is the best choice
for your studio
Apogee is an award-winning industry leader in digital recording technology with over 25 years of experience. Preferred by recording pros around the world, Apogee products like Duet, Ensemble and Symphony I/O have been instrumental in creating countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning recordings and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades.
Twice the Power.
Charges iOS device.
The only interface that charges iOS devices while in use
and can also be battery powered.
Twice the inputs.
Simultaneous microphone and instrument recording with internal mic or external mic and instrument input.
Twice the Connectivity.
Works with iOS and Mac.
Direct connection with Lightning or 30-pin iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and USB connection to Mac.
Twice the Control.
Maestro app for iOS and Mac.
Software control of hardware parameters including input selection
and low latency monitoring.
iOS 7 compatible
Works with iOS 7 on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
The Apogee Advantage
A difference you will hear
ONE makes the legendary quality of Apogee’s mic preamps, AD/DA converters and clocking available in a portable form factor and at a great price. With components carefully selected in critical listening tests and a highly efficient circuit design, ONE was built by Apogee engineers to make a difference you can hear.
Pristine, next generation
ONE’s AD/DA converters are designed to deliver the purest recordings and best listening experience possible. ONE’s efficient circuitry and state-of-the-art components provide a simplified signal path resulting in incredibly transparent recordings.
Smooth, detailed world-class
ONE features two microphone preamps with seamless click-free transitions as the gain increases and decreases throughout the incredible gain range of 0 to 63 dB. This unprecedented feature allows you to dial in the perfect level, either with the controller knob or from within software, while delivering ultra-low noise and smooth, crisp detail. ONE’s mic pres are suitable for all dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones, allowing you to capture any sound without compromise.
Apogee ONE Product Tour
The all-in-ONE personal studio solution
ONE is a microphone
There’s a studio quality microphone
built-in to ONE
ONE features a built-in studio quality condensor microphone that makes it easy to quickly capture song ideas, vocals, podcasts and interviews. With the included mic clip you can position ONE perfectly on your microphone stand to capture any sound.
ONE is an audio interface
Connect a microphone, guitar or bass
ONE’s breakout cable lets you connect a microphone to the XLR input and an electric guitar, bass or acoustic guitar with pickup to the 1/4” instrument input. With up to two simultaneous channels of recording (instrument + built-in or external mic) and Apogee’s premium A/D conversion and mic preamp technology, you can make professional recordings anywhere with ONE.
ONE is a headphone amp
Connect headphones or powered speakers
ONE’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from iPhone, iPad or Mac to your headphones or speakers. With ONE’s premium D/A conversion you will hear every subtle detail of your music like never before, allowing you to create better mixes and enjoy your iTunes library even more.
Compare the original ONE
to the new ONE
ONE for Mac
ONE for iPad & Mac
|Introduction||June, 2009||January, 2013|
|Build||Molded plastic||Die cast Aluminum body|
Molded rubber base
|Analog Inputs||1 INPUT|
• Built-in microphone
• External microphone
|Up to 2 Simultaneous INPUTS|
1 Input Options:
• Built-in microphone
• Instrument IN on 1/4″
• External microphone – XLR IN on breakout cable
2 Input Options:
|48v Phantom power on microphone input||Yes||Yes|
|Analog Outputs||1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones|
or powered speakers
|1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones or powered speakers|
|Mac connection||USB 1.1||USB 2.0 High-speed|
|iOS device connection||N/A||USB/30-pin dock port connector|
|AD/DA conversion||24 bit, 44.1/48kHz sample rate||24 bit, up to 96kHz sample rate|
|Compatibility||Mac||Mac, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad|
|Apogee Maestro control software||Mac||Mac, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad|
|Sound quality||First generation||Second generation|
|Power||Mac: bus powered||Mac: bus powered, DC optional|
iOS: DC or 2, AA battery power required
|In the box||ONE|
Mac USB cable
Mic stand clip
Mac USB cable
iOS Lightning cable
iOS 30-pin cable
Universal power supply
|Accessories sold separately||Mic stand clip|
3 meter USB cable
|1 meter 30-pin iOS cable|
1 meter Lightning iOS cable
Music Creation on iPad
A revolution in personal & professional recording
iPad puts you in touch with your creativity
Interacting with iPad to make music is like playing an instrument. In fact, some apps like Apple’s GarageBand turn your iPad into a guitar or virtual instrument. Whether you are moving faders on a mixer, adjusting software parameters, or editing a waveform, iPad’s multi-touch interface is a more hands on environment and superior to mouse clicks or track pad swipes.
Setting up your studio has
never been easier
iPad makes everything easier with a simplified user interface and plug and play connectivity for accessories like Apogee audio interfaces. You’ll be amazed by how simple it is to set up your studio.
There’s a music app for everything
There are hundreds of music apps for iOS and iPad. With multi-track recording DAWs like GarageBand and Auria, synths and drum
machines like Animoog and DM1, utilities and guitar effects like Audiobus and JamUp Pro, the music creation offering for iPad
is vast and varied. And most apps are more affordable than their Mac based counterparts.
Share your music
Sharing functionality is built-in to most apps, making it easier then ever to move files and collaborate on different devices including iPad to Mac
Pro I/O Meets iOS
Apogee. The first to make professional recording on iPad a reality.
Apogee pioneered studio-quality recording on iPad with JAM, the first digital guitar input and MiC the first professional digital microphone for iPad. JAM was featured in Apple’s iPad 2, GarageBand launch video. Now with ONE, Duet and Quartet, Apogee is the first to introduce professional multi-track recording interfaces to the world of iPad and iOS. These products complete this amazing platform by offering musicians, producers and engineers professional tools for music recording, production and listening.
Superior sound quality
For almost 30 years, Apogee has been setting the standard in digital audio recording technology with award-winning products.
Maestro control software for iOS
Apogee ONE, Duet and Quartet are the first audio interfaces to feature software control made for iPad and iOS devices. Apogee’s Maestro lets you access all hardware parameters and monitor with a low latency mixer.
Direct digital connection to iPad
Apogee ONE, Duet and Quartet for iPad and Mac feature special circuitry that makes a direct digital connection to iPad and iOS devices and is certified by Apple’s MFi (Made for iOS) program.
DC power charges iPad
In audio, adequate power is essential for excellent sound quality. With a direct digital connection and an external power source, ONE, Duet and Quartet are able to charge your iPad while you record so your work will not be interrupted.
Apogee Maestro Software
Mac and iOS application for low latency monitoring
and control of Apogee audio interfaces
Advanced Software Control
for Advanced I/O
Access all control functions and settings with Maestro, Apogee’s comprehensive software control application. Maestro features a single window interface with quick access to all device and system settings. Select your input type, enable Soft Limit on mic and instrument inputs, and use the mixer for low latency monitoring. Maestro lets you easily configure your Apogee interface to fit your workflow.
All new Maestro developed for
iPod touch, iPhone and iPad
Apogee’s new free Maestro app for iOS brings total hardware control to iPad. Designed to create a seamless transition between Mac and iOS, Maestro’s design was customized for each device; iPhone, iPad and Mac, ensuring an intuitive user interface across every platform. The app includes all the same essential functions available on the Mac including low latency monitoring. Maestro can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store on your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad.
High Speed, High Performance
Faster than FireWire
ONE features USB 2.0 High-speed connectivity to Mac. Advances in the Mac’s Core Audio driver have made USB faster than FireWire 400 with incredible latency performance. And there’s a USB port on every Mac.
…and as fast as USB 3.0
While USB 3.0 offers approximately 10x the bandwidth of USB 2.0, USB 2.0 far exceeds the bandwidth Duet requires for its 2 inputs and 4 outputs, delivering exceptional audio performance without compromise.
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Apogee ONE Customer Reviews
“Great product, use with garage band to record on the Ipad and you have great recording studio for up to 8 tracks. Having the option of the internal or external Mic makes it a truly portable device.”
Ron from East Texas
Love the Apogee ONE
“Just received my Apogee ONE and can’t stop playing with it. Absolutely LOVE this thing!! I own their JAM and wanted an interface with a microphone at a decent cost so leaned towards Apogee ONE. Loving the simplicity with which i can now connect it to my iPad and record.”
Peter from San Jose, CA
Worth the wait
“I’ve been recording on my I Mac for a couple of years, first using a MOTU 8 pre, and then picking up a used first generation Apogee Duet, I instantly fell in love with the sound I was getting from the Apogee, but felt limited to my studio, since purchasing the new Apogee One for my Ipad, I can record anywhere, the sound quality, is actually better than my Duet, and what’s phenomenal about that is I’m getting this quality on my Ipad. Well done Apogee, and thanks also to Ed Needler, (my Sweetwater salesman) For hookin me up. If you buy this, you won’t regret it.”
Robert Leyden from Plymouth MA
Apogee ONE Press Reviews
ONE for iPad & Mac Accessories
ONE Mic Mount
ONE Breakout Cable
Additional Lightning, 30-pin cables