Apogee GiO Guitar Interface
Apogee GiO Guitar Interface
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.
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.
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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?
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
Input Type: 1/4 Inch Mono
Height: 2.5 in./6.4 cm
Length: 18.0 in./45.7 cm
Width: 7.0 in./17.8 cm
Weight: 6.5 lb./2.95 kg
Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X v.10.5.7 or later
CPU: Mac PowerPC G5 or Intel processor
RAM: 2 GB RAM
Mfr. Part Number: GiO
UPC or EAN No.: 805676300801
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Warranty: One year warranty
Answers from the community
You can program the five lower stomp buttons, but can you also program the top five (play, rewind...) buttons if you need more? (MainStage use)
- Asked by Kyle C from Anchor Point
- on Sep 15, 2010
You can assign all 12 buttons Button row, Top row, and the corner buttons.
1 Answer(You can program the five lower stomp buttons, but can you also program the top five (play, rewind...) buttons if you need more? (MainStage use))
- Written by Sergio R from north hollywood
- on Jun 12, 2016
Are there any differences between the D/A converters in the apogee duet or the Gio?
- Asked by MICHAEL M from Bennington
- on Dec 20, 2010
I can't find the reference just now, but I believe Apogee has indicated in the past that the DACs in I can't find the reference just now, but I believe Apogee has indicated in the past that the DACs in their "One", Duet, and GiO are all similar in output quality. One notable difference is the Duet has a sample rate of 96 kHz, while "One" and GiO are 48 kHz (all three are 24-bit). See the "Compare Apogee Interfaces" link on the Apogee web site's main product page.
- Written by Kenneth D from Ottawa
- on Mar 26, 2016
Gio apogee runs in Logic Pro X?
No answers yet
- Asked by jose M from tona
- on Jun 14, 2015
Can I use this with bass guitar or just guitar?
- Asked by Francis D M from Wedmore
- on Nov 2, 2013
So do you use your guitar and amp and then through this to record? Or just guitar? Or do you have the option to do either?
- Asked by Jesse B from Castleton
- on Jul 20, 2013
If your amp has a direct out you can use that or, if you mic the amp with a dynamic microphone into If your amp has a direct out you can use that or, if you mic the amp with a dynamic microphone into an impedance adaptor into GiO. the purpose is more to use software effects. you can then go out of the gio into your amp.
- Written by John R from null
- on Dec 6, 2013
Will I be able to run other pedals with an apogee gio
- Asked by Darren W from Southampton
- on Jul 20, 2013