ONE is a pocket-sized microphone and music interface featuring Apogee's award-winning sound quality. Designed to work easily with GarageBand, Logic or Final Cut, ONE lets you create professional recordings anywhere.
Capture every sound
You can record a single channel of audio using the specially tuned omnidirectional condenser microphone, an instrument input for guitar, bass or keyboard, or a world-class microphone preamp input for your favorite microphone.
Quality and convenience
Get the legendary quality of Apogee in a portable form factor. Powered by a USB connection to your Mac, ONE offers pristine sound and a compact footprint that lets you record and perform professionally any place your music takes you.
Unlike any interface in its class, ONE features an internal reference condenser microphone incorporating Apogee's Tuned Aperture Microphone™ technology. Add an optional custom mic mount and ONE becomes the ultimate portable solution for capturing musical ideas, podcasts and more.
If you prefer using your favorite microphone, ONE provides a world-class microphone preamp that's digitally controlled by the encoder knob. Or you can set the level from within Apogee's Maestro, or your Mac's Sound and Audio MIDI Setup control panels.
Perfect for guitar, bass and keyboard, ONE's easy instrument input has extremely low noise and a transparent signal path making it ideal for recording or performing live with your Mac.
A new listening experience
Hear your recordings in their truest form and rediscover your iTunes library with ONE's studio-quality stereo output through headphones, powered speakers or your home audio system.
- Single-channel input using internal microphone, balanced XLR microphone input, or unbalanced instrument input
- Software-selectable 48V phantom power
- Line-level, 1/8-in. stereo output for headphones or unbalanced powered monitors
- Multi-function encoder knob for input gain control and output level control
- Four encoder function LED indicators
- Three-segment LED input and output metering
- Apogee's Maestro software for advanced control and low-latency mixing
- Plug and play ease with GarageBand and Logic—not setup required
Did you notice?Studio-quality output lets you hear your iTunes library as if it were new; just connect headphones or powered speakers to hear every nuance and note.
Apple Recommends ForRecording music in GarageBand, Logic and Final Cut software with remarkable ease. The combination of ONE, Mac hardware and Apple's music creation software offers the most powerful and simple audio workstation available.
What's in the Box?
- Apogee ONE
- Breakout cable
- USB cable
- Apogee Software and Documentation CD
- Quick start guide
- Connections : USB
- Power : USB, powered by any available USB port on the computer
- Height : 1.0 in./2.54 cm
- Width : 2.25 in./5.71 cm
- Weight : 1.0 lb./0.45 kg
- Length : 4.75 in./12.06 cm
- Mac OS X v.10.5.7 or later
- PowerPC G5 or Intel processor
- 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
- Mfr. Part Number : ONE
- UPC or EAN No. : 805676300733
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Ratings & Reviews
This thing is amazing. It's the size of an Ipod and pumps out pristine sound. It syncs up to Logic in a matter of seconds. I im mediately plugged in my guitar and started playing... the sound was amazing. Such a cool little device, and perfect for remote sessions. I used it to replace a Motu 828, and won't look back, I haven't yet tried the built in condenser though, I'm really curious about the quality that produces. …
- Written by freddy C
178 of 187 people found this useful
Best sounding audio interface I've used yet
I have owned USB and FireWire audio interfaces from probably a dozen companies and I'd say that the Apogee ONE sounds the best of all. I like the minimalist, very compact design in addition to its fantastic audio quality. Some people may feel that having only one active input at a time might be limiting, but I'd rather have the great quality Apogee digital/analog converters (DAC) than more bells and whistles that I don't need. In my opinion, it would still be a bargain even if it had no inputs and was just a USB DAC. Previously, the least expensive DAC solution from Apogee was the Mini-Me for $900+. …
- Written by Edward A from Bridgeport
116 of 119 people found this useful
The best audio interface for instruments and vocals.
As soon as I opened the box, the Apogee ONE looked amazing, highly polished finish, great solid feel, and ready to go.
I plugged it in, fired up Logic, plugged in my Gibson Les Paul Custom into the Apogee ONE, and oh my, what pristine excellence came into the headphones.
The clarity of the sound is as if I am finally getting value out of the beautiful craftsmanship of my guitar, that coupled with the effects in Logic, it's like who needs amps or pedals anymore, in fact I decided to sell them all.
But the reality of the matter is that none of this would be possible without the Apogee ONE. It is made for your instrument, I haven't tried the built-in mic because I have a condenser USB mic that works great, but you can see what others have to say about it.
Final words: Quality/Feel: 10/10, Setup/Ease of Use: 10/10, Audio Quality: 10/10, Portability: 10/10.
There is nothing more you could want whether at home or on the road.
Thank you Apogee. …
- Written by Nicolas E from Montreal
109 of 118 people found this useful
Could be Superb
This is a great piece of gear for home recording: its easy to use and set up and the sound quality is excellent. But my complain t is that the jack from the USB device to the Apogee does not seat well in the Apogee end and after several months of use results in static during recordings (and always at the most inopportune of times...) If Apogee could make a more robust seat for the connector this would be a truly superb piece of gear. …
- Written by Robert M from APO
6 of 7 people found this useful
Great at first
The mic pre's are great sounding but the device has basically failed in only 2 years of occasional use. I have replaced both the u sb and breakout cable, reloaded the maestro software but nothing will stop the unit from constantly cutting out and putting static on any recorded audio …
- Written by Johnny S from MANDEVILLE
21 of 28 people found this useful
Would have been awesome. But it only worked for about 2 months. Then the sound started cutting in and out. I thought it was the ca ble so I bought a new one, but it didn't help. It's plastic. Cheap plastic. Just get the DUET. …
- Written by Scott M from Highlands Ranch
26 of 35 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
ONE has Apogee Conversion built in, and it also has an Apogee Mic Pre.
You can't really beat that a t this price range.
Their website has samples and videos recorded with the built in mic. …
- Answered by Sergio R from North Hollywood
Yes, it definitely works with ProTools 9. ONE works with any Core Audio compliant DAW, which now inc ludes PT9. …
- Answered by Charlotte F from Los Angeles
Am I correct in believing that the 'One' effectively has a two channel output and a one channel input?
- Asked by Dudley L
Output is stereo via a standard 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone jack (aka "stereo mini-jack"). This can be co nnected to a pair of headphones or powered speakers. You could use a Y-cable (or similar adapter) to connect two outputs, but the "ONE" will still see it as a single audio output.
The "ONE" supports three audio inputs, but you can use only one at any given time.
-external mic via the XLR jack on the breakout cable (the "ONE" includes an excellent pre-amp, and provides phantom power if required by the mic)
-guitar or other instrument or other "line in" audio input via the 1/4" (6.3mm) female Hi-Z TRS jack on the breakout cable
You can choose the audio input both through the Maestro software, and with the silver control knob on the device itself. …
- Answered by Kenneth D from Ottawa
- Asked by Alex D from San Clemente
Yes, the MPC 1000 has a USB slave output port on it. Read through your Akai user guide, or just look at the MPC, and you'll see a USB port. All you need is a regular USB cable (The MPC connects to Macs and PCs). …
- Answered by Brian S from Berkeley
Is there anyway that I could use this and a separate digital camera to record a video of me playing and lay the sound over the video?
- Asked by Anna C from Hartselle
Some people use the audio track from the camera to match up the wave form of the audio track r ecorded in garage band. Then when you lay out the video track; delete the camera auto track and keep the matched up garage band audio track.
I have seen devices running at different speeds on low end devices that don't use a n internal clock; so you might need to stretch the the audio track a little. …
- Answered by Christopher T from Western Springs
Can I record using the internal mic and the input for a guitar simultaneously? would it show up as two separate tracks on garageband?
- Asked by Kelly W from Hypoluxo
You can't. It's a single input device, hence the name. I'm using mine in preference to my two input firewire 410 because of the ease of use and the quality of the sound I'm hearing in my recordings. In other words, no drawback for me …
- Answered by Iain F from Coquitlam