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The first studio-quality audio interface and microphone for iPhone, iPad & Mac

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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.
Record more.

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 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 8 compatible

Works with iOS 8 on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
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Sound Quality

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
AD/DA converters

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.

Recording with an iPad and Apogee ONE

Smooth, detailed world-class
mic preamps

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.

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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
and DAC

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

IntroductionJune, 2009January, 2013
BuildMolded plasticDie cast Aluminum body
Molded rubber base
Analog Inputs1 INPUT
Options:
• Built-in microphone
• Instrument
• 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:
• Instrument + Built-in microphone
• Instrument + External microphone

48v Phantom power on microphone inputYesYes
Analog Outputs1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones
or powered speakers
1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones or powered speakers
Level metersLEDLED
Mac connectionUSB 1.1USB 2.0 High-speed
iOS device connectionN/AUSB/Lightning connector
AD/DA conversion24 bit, 44.1/48kHz sample rate24 bit, up to 96kHz sample rate
CompatibilityMacMac, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Apogee Maestro control softwareMac Mac, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Built-in microphoneCondenser/Omnidirectional Condenser/Omnidirectional
Sound qualityFirst generationSecond generation
PowerMac: bus poweredMac: bus powered, DC optional
iOS: DC or 2, AA battery power required
In the boxONE
Mac USB cable
Breakout cable
QuickStart guide
ONE
Mic stand clip
Mac USB cable
iOS Lightning cable
Breakout cable
Universal power supply
QuickStart guide
Accessories sold separately Mic stand clip
3 meter USB cable
1 meter 30-pin iOS cable
1 meter Lightning iOS cable
Price$249$349

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 ONEDuet 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.

USB 2.0

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 ONE requires for its inputs and outputs, delivering exceptional audio performance without compromise.

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Apogee ONE Artists

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Alan Ashby - Musician

Recent Projects: Of Mice and Men "I love my Apogee ONE! We're constantly writing new material on tour and finding an interface that is not only compact but also durable AND delivers a great sound can be quite difficult. The Apogee ONE is the perfect solution. Plus the control knob is pretty handy!"
Zane Carney Guitarist for John Mayer using the Apogee ONE

Zane Carney - Musician

Recent Projects: Confluence and Amalgam "I bring my Apogee ONE with me whenever I go out on tour with John Mayer, and it's helped me finish two distinctly different solo records in the process. The fact that it's so compact is an added bonus for the touring lifestyle - I would have brought this puppy in a rack unit if that's what it took!"
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Myles Kennedy - Musician

Recent Projects: Slash, Alter Bridge
“I've been a loyal Apogee user for years. I recently discovered ONE to be the perfect solution for any artist/songwriter who wants an interface that will not slow down the creative process while on the road. Plug in the USB cable, fire up Logic or Garageband and you are ready.”

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Apogee ONE Customer Reviews

Great product

GoldStars

“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
From Sweetwater

Love the Apogee ONE

GoldStars

“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
From Sweetwater

Worth the wait

GoldStars

“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
From Sweetwater

Apogee ONE Press Reviews

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AppleTell - Apogee ONE Review

"The Apogee ONE is a serious recording tool that’s small enough to bring anywhere. If audio quality is not something you’re willing to budge on and you want to be very portable, then this is the interface for you."
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Tone Audio Magazine - Hi-Fi Playback and Recording on the Go

"The sound from the ONE is absolutely stunning. It has no trouble driving the headphones well beyond my comfort level, doing so with plenty of headroom to spare. The ONE has a, dare I say it, ruler-flat response. Its performance is on par with some desktop DAC/amps that are many times more expensive...With the help of the ONE, I can listen to high-quality music files from my iPad - and it sounds great. It's a no-brainer for audiophiles who travel a lot and don't want to lug around their MacBook. Not a road warrior? Not a problem. The ONE also works great as an audio engine for a clean and simple rig on your bedroom nightstand - or anywhere."
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Mix Magazine Product Review - USB Audio I/O for iPad and Mac

"If you’re a singer, guitarist, or any kind of solo musician who wonders why your recordings sound dull and muddy, wake up your music with the One. Its one quality input channel can certainly be a better buy than wasting money on eight mediocre ones."

ONE for iPad & Mac Accessories

ONE Mic Mount

ONE Breakout Cable

Additional Lightning, 30-pin cables

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