Apogee ONE USB Interface with Microphone 886830328220

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Overview

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.

Features
  • 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 ¼" 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
Specifications
  • 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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY WARRANTY PROVIDED BY APOGEE ELECTRONICS AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING WRITTEN MATERIALS. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION


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4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Are you SERIOUS?!?!

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...Read complete review

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.

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disappointment.

Love at first sight, worked great! at first. It would pick up my guitar in garage band when i first got it then started having problems but i could always get it to...Read complete review

Love at first sight, worked great! at first. It would pick up my guitar in garage band when i first got it then started having problems but i could always get it to work. One day (this morning) it stopped all together. Ive spent hours fooling with it! Called apogee, what a surprise no ones there on a friday morning at 10:30AM! I'm running it through a Mac book Pro, and have two krk studio pro monitors. I've played guitar for 10 years, i play through a peavey 6505+ and two orange cabinets along with my ESP EC1000 and countless pedals. I don't buy "bad" products and thought i was getting a diamond instead its GARBAGE! i hate that i WASTED my money on this, ill be saving up to buy pro tools and a eleven rack. save your money and go for quality.

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5.0

Great audio interface!

By Dustin

from Charlottesville Va

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Great preamps
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Clumsy Breakout Cable

Best Uses

  • Audio Interface
  • External Soundcard
  • Home Studio

I use an Apogee Quartet and a Duet 2 as my main recording setup, but picked one of these up primarily to use as an external sound card for my Mac. The ADA inside this little guy is on par with the Duet 2 and sounds fantastic.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

disappointment.

By metal man

from NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Garbage
    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Love at first sight, worked great! at first. It would pick up my guitar in garage band when i first got it then started having problems but i could always get it to work. One day (this morning) it stopped all together. Ive spent hours fooling with it! Called apogee, what a surprise no ones there on a friday morning at 10:30AM! I'm running it through a Mac book Pro, and have two krk studio pro monitors. I've played guitar for 10 years, i play through a peavey 6505+ and two orange cabinets along with my ESP EC1000 and countless pedals. I don't buy "bad" products and thought i was getting a diamond instead its GARBAGE! i hate that i WASTED my money on this, ill be saving up to buy pro tools and a eleven rack. save your money and go for quality.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      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!

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love, love love the Apogee ONE!!!!

      By Ann Silver

      from NYC

      I did my research online when it was time to upgrade my hardware and software. I was going to Lion from Leopard on my Mac and the new OS would not support my (dinosaur) original MBox. Everything I heard and read about Apogee sounded wonderful, and a huge step up for me in terms of quality. I was jonesing for the Duet 2, but the cost priced me out. I thought I'd really be settling by getting the ONE, but since I do voiceover and songwriting ONLY and not big music sessions that might require more than one channel at a time, I figured I'd give it a shot. And if I was unhappy with it, I always had the option of trading up to the Duet 2, no questions asked, by Musician's Friend. I got the ONE, easily configured the Maestro software (best to talk to Apogee directly to find out how to set it up - it's different from the usual way since it's for one channel only), installed Pro Tools 10, and I was on my way! So user-friendly, just like everything on a Mac!! The sound quality is excellent, and being approximately the size of an iPhone, small enough to take with me on the road, which was one of the most important conditions for me.

      The only downside for me was the internal microphone. I've heard from others that it records instruments really really well, but when all you have is your speaking voice, as I do for voiceover, it's not quite good enough. I did wind up buying an extra microphone that had the quality I needed, just not as expensive as my usual studio mic. For songwriting, I'd say that the internal mic is excellent, just not for my purposes. And that is the only thing I didn't like about it, but certainly not a deal-breaker, since that was not my reason for buying it. Get the ONE - you won't be sorry.
      Small enough to travel with, great sound, internal mic.
      Really excellent, especially for the price.
      Good bang for the buck.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      very glad i decided to buy ONE

      By jody zupancic

      from cleveland oh

      I waded through a lot of reviews on audio interfaces and decided to get this one. If you are just working on solo stuff, this interface is great. It sounds very clear on recording and you can easily switch between recording with an instrument or using the internal microphone. If you are singing and playing guitar, just use the internal mic. It sounds great. I also bought a microphone stand and a microphone stand holder for the ONE which I highly recommend.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great

      By daniel felixson

      from los angeles

      i give it a 10
      plug and play, preamp gain knob, xlr and 1/4" input, small diaphragm condenser. great interface. very small. initially i was a bit upset about only having the 1/8" headphone output, but my jbl monitors run just fine from it - i dont know how they managed to get a 1/8" jack to send such a juicy signal. A+.

      if you can get by recording mono there is no better interface. if you need stereo, get a duet. both are worth the money.
      this is a very high quality piece of equipment. very high quality ad/da conversion (a mediocre mic through this sounds better than a neumann through a tascam interface). even the built-in mic (which i didnt even discover for a few months (i dont read manuals)) works great. sounds better for acoustic guitar than a rode nt-1a, cant say the same for vocals - but just plug a large diaphragm condenser mic into the one and thats all taken care of.
      this piece of equipment is indispensable. especially considering a cheap mic and a cheap interface would still run about the same price as this great interface with the built in mic. if you can run your operation off mono track recording, there's no reason to get anything else.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      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 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing interface for a budget

      By steelcitypiano

      from Pittsburgh

      The ONE is what I've been looking for. This has an amazing preamp and it's portability is what really makes this a clutch piece of equipment. I use it in Logic which just plugs in and play. The condenser built in it sounds a lot nice than the cheap condensers you'd buy. This was really worth the money!

      (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      do not waist money

      By dzb

      from inman sc

      this thing was amazing when i first opened it, i pluged it into garage band and it worked instantly but within the first hour the cords all shorted out and the thing failed.. dont waist $250 on this when you can get a m-adio fast track for $100 which is what i have now and it hasnt failed me

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ordered one, it broke. Got a second it died too.

      By Zula

      from Hampton, NH

      This has great sound when it works. The breakout cables and their connections are terrible. I had two die on me and I'm now returning the second. I would suggest waiting until Apogee fixes these connection cable issues before dropping the cash for one of these. On a bright note, the internal Mic sounds great.

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