Apogee GiO Guitar Interface

  • $399.95
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  • Overview

    GiO is a revolutionary guitar interface featuring the award-winning sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. Designed to work easily with GarageBand, Logic, Final Cut or any Core Audio compliant application, GiO is the perfect addition to your guitar or bass. Take full control Designed to work with the new Logic Studio 9 and MainStage 2, GiO allows you to control recording functions, preset changes and plug-ins like Amp Designer and Pedalboard, along with new Playback and Loopback features in MainStage. With GarageBand, GiO is truly plug-and-play. It lets you quickly connect your guitar, select and control built-in Amps and stompboxes, and record. Truly accurate sound The 1/4-inch instrument input features Apogee's world-class instrument preamp and converters. Hear and record your guitar's true tone straight into GarageBand, Logic and MainStage without compromise. GiO is optimized for all pickup configurations. Input for pedal control On-board Expression control pedal input allows access to traditional effects like wah-wah and volume. You can also control effects parameters like the length of a delay or the speed of a tremolo. (Expression Control Pedal not included.) Convenient USB power GiO is fully powered by the USB connection to your Mac, eliminating the need for an external power source. Simply plug into an available USB port on any Mac and you're ready to go. Superb quality output Hear your guitar and recording like never before thanks to GiO's 24-bit audio at sample rates of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz for pristine, better than CD sound quality. Just connect your headphones, powered monitors or instrument amplifier to Apogee converters via GiO's 1/4-inch stereo output.

    Highlights

    Unbalanced 1/4-inch high impedance instrument input

    1/4-inch MIDI Expression pedal input

    Line-level, 1/4-inch stereo output for headphones, powered monitors or an instrument amplifier

    Five Stompbox buttons, dynamically color coded to match software effects

    Five transport control buttons, dynamically lit when engaged

    Two "Previous/Next" preset selection buttons

    Control built into GarageBand 11, Logic Pro 9, and MainStage 2 software

    Compatible with any Core Audio compliant audio application

    Plug-and-play ease with GarageBand and Logic—no setup required

    Did you notice?

    Revolutionary design offers complete control of all presets, effects and a transport control - all at the tips of your feet. And your instrument will sound recording studio perfect.

    Apple Recommends For

    Incredibly easy to use with GarageBand, Logic and virtually all Mac compatible software, this one device gives you professional-quality instrument input, stereo output, expression pedal input all with dynamically lit transport control buttons and more.

    What’s in the Box?

    Apogee GiO

    USB cable (16.4 ft./5 m)

    1/4-in. Stereo to left/right RCA cable (9.8 ft./3 m)

    Apogee software and documentation CD

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Input Type: 1/4 Inch Mono

    Height: 2.5 in./6.4 cm

    Width: 7.0 in./17.8 cm

    Weight: 6.5 lb./2.95 kg

    Length: 18.0 in./45.7 cm

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X v.10.5.7 or later

    CPU: Mac PowerPC G5 or Intel processor

    RAM: 2 GB RAM

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: GiO

    UPC or EAN No.: 805676300801

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One year warranty

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for Logic recording

      I'm a songwriter and I compose on guitar as well as keyboard and bass. When I first saw Gio I thought it would be a great way to record and get to the guitar so I'm a songwriter and I compose on guitar as well as keyboard and bass. When I first saw Gio I thought it would be a great way to record and get to the guitar sounds in Logic but had no idea it would change my entire workflow. Actually it made it just flow.. no work! Gio eliminates tons of mouse clicking and trips between the computer and the instrument. Truly hands free recording as advertised. It's totally intuitive to guitarists especially if you’ve used a pedal board... a great extension to bring the virtual power of Logic’s amps and pedals back into the musician’s world. I even had it tucked under my synth to use the transport... didn’t have to turn around to the computer. It just all works when you plug it in and the sound output is absolutely pristine. Even my acoustic sounds delish through it. This is obviously because of Apogee conversion and pre. The led’s are totally useful to associate with what’s on the screen. Next/Previous buttons work contextually to step through different setups or tracks... Ingenious. It’s also beautiful to look at. Almost too beautiful to step on. Seems like there are endless possibilities to assign the buttons to be useful for other things. Computing with your feet... awesome! Makes me wish it worked with iTunes, Photoshop and other programs I use.

      • Written by Chris V from Marina del Rey

      125 of 132 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Perfect for Logic recording

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic!

      I love this pedal. I works great with GarageBand and MainStage. Currently using it with MainStage 1 which requires a bit more setup, but works like a charm. The I love this pedal. I works great with GarageBand and MainStage. Currently using it with MainStage 1 which requires a bit more setup, but works like a charm. The I/O processing in the pedal is amazing. I never had any latency issues even when I really push it. Running it off a Unibody MacBook Pro 2.53 ghz with 4 GB of RAM. Getting great tone out of MainStage and have at this point abandoned my previous amp setup. Wish it had a built in expression pedal but will be buying M-Audio Midi expression pedal soon.

      • Written by Christopher M from San Antonio

      48 of 53 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The greatest

      If you are recording guitar on your Apple this is what you want. I am currently using it on garage band and I can do everything with my feet. It works great and If you are recording guitar on your Apple this is what you want. I am currently using it on garage band and I can do everything with my feet. It works great and is plug and play. There is no latency in my recordings and it is easy to use. Didn't even have to read the manual and I am certainly not a tech kind of guy. It is kind of pricey but I think it is worth it. Apogee says it will work with all of the Apple based recording software.

      • Written by Iven D from connersville

      15 of 17 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The greatest

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Sounds Fantastic... When It Works.... Pretty much never works.

      I was trying to use Apogee Gio with Apple MainStage. It has ruined my life. The patches sound so good. Constant midi recognition problems. Constant crashes. I was trying to use Apogee Gio with Apple MainStage. It has ruined my life. The patches sound so good. Constant midi recognition problems. Constant crashes. I have put in soooo many hours trying to get this to work, but there is just no way. I wouldn't buy MainStage or Gio. Do yourself a huge favor: Don't buy Apogee Gio or MainStage.

      • Written by William K from indianapolis

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Sounds Fantastic... When It Works.... Pretty much never works.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The Gio changed how I play guitar

      Seriously, this is the best tool for a guitarist in the digital age. Combined with Logic Pro X and MainStage you get the best of both worlds, any sound combinat Seriously, this is the best tool for a guitarist in the digital age. Combined with Logic Pro X and MainStage you get the best of both worlds, any sound combination you could think of and an amazing foot controller to interact with it. If you are thinking of using your Mac to record guitar or play live this is your device. The mapping was automatic in Logic, but I did have to do a little work in MainStage because I had everything setup to be controlled a bluebox.

      • Written by Dan W from Lansdale

      Is this review useful?The Gio changed how I play guitar

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      does not work

      I am not silly, but just could not get it running then I read some reviews- lotta people got the same problems, and nobody can solve them something deep insid I am not silly, but just could not get it running then I read some reviews- lotta people got the same problems, and nobody can solve them something deep inside must be wrong got tired of it, gave it away

      • Written by Milan T from Linz

      6 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?does not work

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