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2 IN x 2 OUT USB Audio Interface/Microphone

The Swiss Army Knife for Personal Recording and Audio Production.

Apogee ONE is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, guitar or use ONE’s exceptional built-in omnidirectional microphone to easily capture your music without compromise. ONE even lets you record with a microphone (built-in or external) and guitar simultaneously. Using Apogee’s industry-leading AD/DA conversion and mic preamp technology, ONE produces pristine music, podcast, and voice-over recordings while also delivering studio quality sound to your headphones for precision mixing or hi-fi listening. With an intuitive controller knob and seamless compatibility with Mac OS X, ONE is easy for anyone to use and works great with GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Ableton or any Core Audio compatible application.

When you buy and register your Apogee ONE, you have exclusive access to the best prices on Waves audio plugins. Registered Apogee ONE customers will receive a discount code good for 25% off a single plugin or 35% off any Waves bundle plus an additional $100 credit towards their next Waves plugin purchase.

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 30 years of experience. Preferred by recording pros around the world, Apogee products like ONE, Duet, Quartet, 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.


  • 2 IN x 2 OUT Audio interface with built-in microphone
  • USB 2.0 connection for Mac with 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion
  • Low latency and seamless compatibility Mac OS X
  • 2 Analog Inputs:
    • Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone
    • XLR microphone and 1/4” instrument connector on breakout cable
    • 2 simultaneous inputs (instrument + built-in or external mic)
    • Mic preamp with up to 62dB of gain
  • 2 Analog Outputs:
    • 1 1/8” stereo output for headphones or powered speakers
  • Direct monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software
  • Compatible with GarageBand, Logic Pro X or any Core Audio Application
  • Includes exclusive offers on Waves plugins (available upon registration)
  • Die cast aluminum chassis
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California – Built in the U.S.A.
*Apogee products are built in the U.S.A. using domestic and foreign parts and components.

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.

Smooth, detailed world-class
mic preamps

ONE features a microphone preamp with seamless click-free transitions as the gain increases and decreases throughout the incredible gain range of 0 to 62 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 your 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.

Audio professionals and artists have chosen Apogee and Waves products to make countless hit recordings. Now when you buy Apogee ONE, Duet, Quartet or Ensemble, you also receive a discount code good for 25% off a single plugin or 35% off any Waves bundle plus an additional $100 voucher* that can be used towards your next Waves plugin purchase. These offers can be applied to any special deals from Waves, giving you the ability to save up to thousands of dollars. Apogee and Waves provide industry standard tools for recording, mixing and mastering audio and offer everything you need to complete your project on Mac, no matter what recording software you use.

Waves plugins are incredibly CPU efficient, allowing you to harness the power of your Mac to run more plugins at lower buffer sizes while still maintaining low latency monitoring through your Apogee audio interface. Apogee’s measurably superior mic preamps and transparent AD/DA conversion lets you get the best possible quality from your Waves plugins. With an open native platform and recording software like Logic Pro X, you are free to expand your studio capabilities by adding more plugins from any manufacturer.

These Waves special deals are only available to qualifying
ONE users upon product registration

* Voucher may be redeemed for up to 50% toward any bundle or upgrade, or up to 25% toward any plugin, off the price at the time of redemption. This Voucher may not be combined with multiple plugin discounts. Vouchers can only be used for one order and do not carry a remaining balance. Multiple vouchers may not be combined.

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.

Related Apogee Knowledgebase articles:

Mac Application for low latency monitoring
and control of Apogee audio interfaces

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.

Compare ONE


ONE for iPad & Mac

ONE for Mac

IntroductionJune, 2009January, 2013April, 2016
BuildMolded plasticDie cast Aluminum body
Molded rubber base
Die cast Aluminum body
Molded rubber base
Analog Inputs1 INPUT
• 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

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 inputYesYesYes
Analog Outputs1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones
or powered speakers
1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones or powered speakers1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones or powered speakers
Level metersLEDLEDLED
Mac connectionUSB 1.1USB 2.0 High-speedUSB 2.0 High-speed
iOS device connectionN/AUSB/Lightning connectorUSB/Lightning connector
AD/DA conversion24 bit, 44.1/48kHz sample rate24 bit, up to 96kHz sample rate24 bit, up to 96kHz sample rate
CompatibilityMacMac, iPod touch, iPhone, iPadMac (iPod touch, iPhone, iPad available with upgrade kit-sold separately)
Apogee Maestro control softwareMac Mac, iPod touch, iPhone, iPadMac (iPod touch, iPhone, iPad available with upgrade kit-sold separately)
Built-in microphoneCondenser/Omnidirectional Condenser/Omnidirectional Condenser/Omnidirectional
Sound qualityFirst generationSecond generationSecond generation
PowerMac: bus poweredMac: bus powered, DC optional
iOS: DC or 2, AA battery power required
Mac: bus powered, (DC optional with upgrade kit-sold separately)
iOS: (DC optional with upgrade kit-sold separately)
In the boxONE
Mac USB cable
Breakout cable
QuickStart guide
Mic stand clip
Mac USB cable
iOS Lightning cable
Breakout cable
Universal power supply
QuickStart guide
Mic stand clip
Mac USB cable
Breakout cable
QuickStart guide
Accessories sold separately Mic stand clip
3 meter USB cable
1 meter 30-pin iOS cable
1 meter Lightning iOS cable
iOS Upgrade Kit
1 meter 30-pin iOS cable
1 meter Lightning iOS cable

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
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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.”

Apogee ONE Customer Reviews

Great product


“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


“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


“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


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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