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Apogee ONE USB Interface with Microphone

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The Apogee ONE USB Interface is a pocket-sized music input device featuring the award winning sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. Designed to work easily with Apple's GarageBand, Logic,... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Apogee ONE USB Interface is a pocket-sized music input device featuring the award winning sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. Designed to work easily with Apple's GarageBand, Logic, Final Cut, or any Core Audio compliant application, Apogee one helps you create professional recordings anywhere.

With Apogee ONE, you can record a single channel of audio using the specially tuned enclosure microphone, an instrument input for guitar, bass, or keyboard, or a world-class microphone preamp input. Listening with ONE is an entirely new experience as well. Hear your recordings and your iTunes library with incredible dimension and clarity through ONE's studio-quality stereo output.

It's an Apogee: Legendary Sound Quality at an Incredible Price
If you've been in a commercial recording studio, you've probably seen Apogee gear. If you haven't, you've heard it. Apogee products are preferred by recording pros around the world and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades. ONE makes the legendary quality of Apogee available in a portable form factor and at the lowest price ever for a premium computer recording interface.

Take ONE Anywhere
ONE is powered by a USB connection to your Mac and offers 24 bit audio at sample rates of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz for pristine sound quality. With a footprint slightly larger than an iPhone, ONE's compact size is travel friendly, allowing you to record and perform professionally any place your music takes you.

There's a Mic Inside: Tuned Aperture Microphone Technology
Unlike any interface in its category, ONE features an internal reference condenser microphone that has been fine-tuned by professional recording engineers to create Apogee's Tuned Aperture Microphone technology. ONE with its tuned aperture microphone and fitted with the optional custom mic mount is the ultimate portable recording solution for
quickly capturing musical ideas, recording high quality demos, rehearsals, podcasts, lectures, interviews, voice-overs and more.

Choose your Mic: World-Class Mic Pre input
For those who prefer the sound of their favorite microphone, ONE features a worldclass microphone preamp with phantom power and a gain range of +10 to 63 dB. Based on the award winning mic preamps in Apogee's Ensemble and Duet, ONE's preamp is digitally controlled by the encoder knob. Level can also be set from within Apogee's Maestro, or your Mac's Sound and Audio MIDI Setup control panels.

Guitar, Bass and Keyboards: Instrument Inputs
Plug-in and play is made easy with ONE's instrument input. Perfect for guitar, bass, and keyboard, ONE's instrument input has extremely low noise and a transparent signal path making it the ideal solution for recording or performing live with your Mac.

Headphones or Speakers: Studio Quality Stereo Output
Hear your recordings in their truest form and rediscover your iTunes library with ONE's studio quality stereo output. Controlled by the encoder knob, the output of ONE is supplied by the 1/8" jack on the front allowing connection to either headphones or powered speakers.

ONE Touch Control: The multifunction encoder knob
All of ONE's features are selectable and adjustable with just a click and a turn. ONE's single encoder knob provides direct access to the tuned enclosure microphone, external microphone, instrument and output functions for input level and volume adjustment.


  • Single channel input using one of the following three options:
  • Internal condenser microphone
  • Balanced XLR microphone preamp input with +10 to 63dB of gain
  • Unbalanced ΒΌ" high impedance instrument input, 0 to 45 dB of gain
  • Software selectable 48V phantom power
  • Line-level, ⅛" stereo output for headphones or unbalanced powered monitors
  • A/D and D/A conversion @ 44.1/48kHz, 24-bit
  • Multi-function encoder knob for input gain control and output level control
  • 4 encoder function LED indicators
  • 3 segment LED input and output metering
  • Apogee's Maestro software for advanced control and low latency mixing
  • Compatible with any Core Audio compliant audio application
  • Compatible Software:
    • GarageBand
    • Logic Pro
    • Soundtrack Pro
    • Ableton Live
    • Cubase & Nuendo
    • Digital Performer
    System Requirements
    • Computer: Mac, with an Intel or Power PC G5 processor
    • Memory: 1 GB minimum of installed RAM, 2 GB recommended
    • OS: 10.5.7 or greater
    • Connection and Power: USB, powered by any available USB port on the computer
    • Dimensions: 2.25" W x 4.75" L x 1" H
    Pro Coverage
    Hardware warranty:

    APOGEE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants this product to be free of defects in material and manufacture under normal use for a period of 12 months. The term of this warranty begins on the date of sale to the purchaser. Units returned for warranty repair to Apogee or an authorized Apogee warranty repair facility will be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer's option, free of charge.

    All units returned to Apogee or an authorized Apogee repair facility must be prepaid, insured and properly packaged. Apogee reserves the right to change or improve design at any time without prior notice. Design changes are not implemented retrospectively, and the incorporation of design changes into future units does not imply the availability of an upgrade to existing units.

    This warranty is void if Apogee determines, in its sole business judgment, the defect to be the result of abuse, neglect, alteration or attempted repair by unauthorized personnel.

    The warranties set forth above are in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and Apogee specifically disclaims any and all implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The buyer acknowledges and agrees that in no event shall the company be held liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, or for injury, loss or damage sustained by any person or property, that may result from this product failing to operate correctly at any time.

    USA: Some states do not allow for the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damage, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

    Software warranty:

    Limited Warranty. Apogee Electronics warrants for a period of ninety (90) days from your date of purchase that (i) the media on which the Software is recorded will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, and (ii) the Software as provided by Apogee Electronics will substantially conform to Apogee's published specifications for the Software.

    Apogee Electronics' entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the foregoing limited warranty will be, at Apogee Electronics' option, replacement of the media, refund of the purchase price or repair or replacement of the Software.


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    (24 of 63 customers found this review helpful)


    Awesome, but fragile

    By pablo

    from CT

    This worked beautifully the one time I got to use it... and then i dropped it from a very short distance and one of the capacitors inside snapped off the board. Still waiting to hear back from Apogee whether or not it can be fixed

    (19 of 25 customers found this review helpful)


    awesome sound!!

    By cyberpain

    from Seoul, Korea

    you cannot imagine how this tiny interface can make great sound!! It's great. It's fantastic!!! And internal Mic.?? Amazing!!

    (14 of 49 customers found this review helpful)



    By bandeeto

    from lehi, utah

    It almost pains me to write this about (from what I've heard) such a great company... but I can only report on what i've experienced. I bought an Apogee ONE yesterday. Today it will not allow me to control the output. Also the software seems to be bogging things down. I've had several instances of freezing up. It sound great. Too bad this experience has left such a bad taste in my mouth... especially for a pricy single channel interface. Perhaps I wouldn't be so upset if I hadn't been informed at guitar center that Apogee doesn't allow (is too good for) any discounts that guitar center is offering. Strikes me as arrogant, and I tend to have higher expectations of arrogant companies. On the plus side the ONE sounds great and their tech support was easy to deal with. I have no other experience with apogee and probably will not in the future.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


    Are you SERIOUS?!?!

    By A.M. Oliveras

    from (current) Atlanta, GA

    I researched for two years before deciding on an interface. I listened to everything on the market in a similar price range that I could, and believe you me, I heard more than a few. I was worried that Apogee's entry level piece was going to punish me for not needing two to eight inputs, not to mention the built in mic I was ready to dismiss based on combination technology's track record. ( You generally get bits of both and the best of neither.) Also, given two reviewer's on this site's experience, I had just about given up on the ONE as an option. (see "fragile" and "unfortunate") I decided to call Apogee directly and to my surprise, not only did I talk to someone, but had all my concerns addressed by several nice folks who, if they were bothered by my many, many questions, showed no signs. I was assured the mic, preamps and digital conversion would be pro quality to say the least. Based on that, I took the jump. I never buy extra coverage for anything but based on "fragile", I bought it on this. Plus, the gc guy told me it now included accidents! (I'm lucky I make it out of the house in one piece sometimes.) I also bought a small single mic box...just in case. I got it home and within minutes had it installed and working with ALL of my software with no glitching or failure. (Ableton, Garage band, Studio One Pro. Hey "unfortunate- clean out your hard drive!) I compared the mic on the ONE against my Dragonfly and Trident and was flabbergasted to find that the ONE held it's own quite nicely. Using identical source material I was hard pressed to hear a huge difference between takes. I have 15 years professional voice over and production experience, and know broadcast quality when I hear it. Not wanting to be too easily convinced, I broke out the cheapest guitar I could find (unfortunately mine) and checked the sound from open E to top E harmonics. The bottom sounded clear and natural without a trace of proximity or boominess. The harmonics sounded infinite. One thing I almost forgot was to check it out on my itunes and was again blown away. I had goosebumps listening to music I've owned for 20 years. I could actually hear the difference in tape stock being used on several recordings. My old jazz stuff had a presence I've never known or heard before. (Imagine going from atari on a black and white to a PS3 in IMAX. My ONE has about 3k miles and counting on it. In a world filled with disappointment, ( Prequel Star Wars kinda sucked, Jennifer Love Hewitt has yet to make me breakfast in bed) ONE lives up to the hype.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Freekin Amazing!

    By DJ Avedon

    from Los Angeles, CA

    This new product from Apogee is the perfect solution for the DJ or electronic musician! Sampling on the go + the world class Apogee converter. Apogee is the best!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Great for scratch tracks that might even make the album

    By Benjamin Mell

    from Philadelphia, PA

    I appreciate the ease with which the ONE connects w/ Apple devices. That's not the highlight, but it's got to be mentioned. Practically, I recorded some scratch guitar/vocal for our next album and ended up keeping the takes I recorded. The mic sounds clear and bright enough to be high-quality, but doesn't lack the low-end frequencies some condensers do. Easy and beautiful. Thanks for the fine work Apogee!

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