February 01, 2013, by PSW Staff
Apogee Electronics has introduced the completely redesigned ONE, a 2-input by 2-output USB audio interface and microphone.
ONE is the first studio quality audio interface and microphone that makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac.
It features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging, and optional battery power for portable recording with iPad, along with professional sound quality.
ONE offers three input options; a built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone, XLR input for dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones, and 1/4-inch instrument input for electric guitars, keyboards or any instrument with an electric pick-up.
An upgrade from the original design, ONE now has the ability to record two inputs simultaneously (instrument plus built-in microphone or external microphone).
The updated AD/DA converters and mic preamps deliver studi- quality sound and allow capture and playback of recordings with a high degree of clarity and detail.
ONE’s headphone amplifier/DAC is popular for enhanced music listening on Mac, and now it delivers the same hi-fi quality sound to iPod touch, iPhone and iPad users for listening to streaming radio and music libraries with incredible clarity and detail.
ONE’s built-in condenser microphone is a unique feature allowing anyone to record with great results and without the need for an external microphone.
“We have completely redesigned ONE, incorporating highly anticipated features; iPad compatibility, simultaneous recording of guitar and a microphone, enhanced sound quality, and a much desired metal chassis,” says Apogee CEO and co-founder Betty Bennett. “This is an innovative interface, ideal for the musician who wants an all-in-one solution they can count on for ease of use and professional studio quality results, no matter where they are.
“We’re excited to welcome this next generation of a classic Apogee product and we know our customers will love it.”
Apogee’s Maestro software for iOS lets users control ONE’s inputs, mic preamp, outputs and set up low latency monitoring. ONE’s DC power charges iPad while in use so recording is not interrupted. The option of battery power for ONE allows for truly portable professional recording.
When used with iPad or an iOS device, ONE works with any Core Audio compliant app like GarageBand, Auria and MultiTrack. For recording on a Mac, ONE works with Logic, Pro Tools, GarageBand, Ableton Live and any Mac Core Audio compliant application.
Availability: March 2013