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
- Mac OS X v.10.5.7 or later
- PowerPC G5 or Intel processor
- 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
- UPC or EAN No. : 805676300733
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- Warranty : One-year warranty
Ratings & Reviews
I literally cannot fault this product. I'm a classical guitarist who needed/wanted to record some pieces for demo and website purp oses and OH MY GOD this is amazing.
I recorded some things in through an electro-classical and the quality was superb, but after a few days I decided to try out the condenser mic with my concert guitar and I can't overstate how perfect the sound is. It is professional quality and so easy to use: my set up is guitar infront of Apogee, apogee into mac, garageband - DONE!
I can't say how well this would record other things, but for what I needed it to do its literally perfect, thank you so much for making this product! …
- Written by Joe E from Walsall
21 of 24 people found this useful
This is a truly great product - easy to use, compact, sounds great and looks gorgeous on my desktop. I love that I can disconnect the break out cable and simply use the ONE to control sound output and listen to music in my headphones using the ONE's great DAC.
Only caveat: It needs a separate output for speakers and for headphones. It's annoying having to switch between the two cables whenever I want to change between speakers and headphones... …
- Written by Mikkel D from Århus C
15 of 15 people found this useful
Great value product easy to use
I bought the ONE at the Leicester Apple Store in January 2010. The intention was to use it with GarageBand making bespoke sound tr acks for short movies on my iMac.
I chose to upgrade my iMac to 4GB RAM before installing the ONE. Apogee suggest at least 2GB.
Out of the box the installation CD does not work with Snow Leopard which is initially alarming. However, the installation software is available as a download from the Apogee web site. This was a quick and simple process.
The ONE is a very smart designed product and easy to use. You will have to think about how you want your music/iTunes set up and choose the appropriate options. The Quickstart Guide provided is fairly easy to follow. I chose the ONE for sound input and output. You can connect speakers or headphones to the ONE's front panel sound jack. In GarageBand you can use ONE for audio output and input while creating tracks. The quality of sound via the ONE internal mic is very good, just fine for my semi pro type of work.
Overall, I am very happy with this product and how well it integrates with my iMac. …
- Written by Richard T from Leicester
18 of 21 people found this useful
Recording vocals with apogee one using garageband
Brought it to use with my macbook pro 13 & rode NT1a, had a little issue uploading the software but once i got it connected and re cognised then plugged in my mic on the stand with se reflector and sound quality was amazing & that was using standard headphones, can't wait to get some studio ones for xmas, good product if you want to record vocals in garageband hassle free, just install software plug in configure levels then open garageband and good to go! easy to use as well, can't go wrong in my opinion, plus you can find loads of youtube videos to help if you get stuck, haven't used the mic on the interface yet but will need to if i quickly need to edit a line in my songs I'm sure i'll use it when I'm mixing down in my room, worth the money saved so much time and hassle, good investment, gone to start recording : P …
- Written by manjit K from wolverhampton
3 of 3 people found this useful
Great idea for practice and recording with Mac, however poor quality product fails to deliver,I have had two, and both have probl ems with connection cutting n and out, hardly used because of this. Would not recommend them to anyone save your money and buy yourself practice amp that has PC connectivity, or a porta studio. expensive and unfit for purpose. …
- Written by Russell H from Bilston
2 of 10 people found this useful
Crystal sound quality
The sound output of this thing is simply stunning. I haven't had much of experience yet but i consider myself an audiophile and ha ving experienced many different sound systems i have to say that this little card can give one of the cleanest bass frequency reproduction i have heard. I could make out new sounds in old recording like the squeaking of a chair in the background and so much more!
Of course its preamp is amazing giving great recordings and don't get me started on the built-in mic.
So happy i bought this...! …
- Written by Efthymios N from Glasgow
8 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
I wish to record guitar and a Neumann vocal mic but wish to output both inputs to my amp while recording with Apogee one. Output/setup possible ?
- Asked by Christopher C from New London
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Although I don't disagree with the previous answer to this question, someone (not me) made this devi ce work with an iPAD. Check this out on Youtube under
- Answered by Charles D from Rhinebeck
- 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