Apogee GiO

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The Ultimate High-tech Guitarist's Toy!

If you own a Mac and play guitar, you have got to check this out! If you've ever tried to record yourself, you've probably noticed how pretty much every audio interface or control surface on the market is geared toward desktop microphone-based recording. And even though there's of killer guitar software out there, there's still virtually no way to use it live. Sometimes it feels like all of the best computer-related music toys are made for singers and keyboardists, and guitarists are treated like second-class cavemen! Well, it's time to ditch the loincloth and put down the flint, because Apogee just totally changed the game with their GiO pedalboard-style controller and recording interface.

The Apogee Gio gives you everything you want from a combination guitar recording interface and software controller. Sick of swapping your axe and your mouse every time you want to punch in? Now you can use your feet to access GiO's complete set of transport controls. Every try turning on and off stomp box effects while you record? It's about as easy as juggling live carp! With Apogee's GiO, you get five switches you can set up any way you want, which makes triggering effects in GarageBand, Logic, or MainStage a snap. And the GiO totally wicked 24-bit/48kHz Apogee-quality interface. So, stand and deliver live or kick back and record — with GiO, there's no reason to touch your mouse and keyboard again.

Apogee GiO USB Guitar Audio Interface and MIDI Controller for Mac Features at a Glance:
  • Unbalanced 1/4" high impedance instrument input
  • 1/4" Expression pedal input
  • Line-level, 1/4" stereo output for headphones, powered monitors
  • or an instrument amplifier
  • A/D and D/A conversion @ 44.1/48kHz, 24-bit
  • 5 Stompbox buttons, dynamically color coded to match software effects
  • 5 Transport control buttons, dynamically lit when engaged
  • 2 "Previous/Next" preset selection buttons
  • Control built into Apple's GarageBand, Logic, and MainStage software

Apogee GiO USB Guitar Audio Interface and MIDI Controller for Mac System Requirements:
  • Computer: Mac, with an Intel or PowerPC G5 processor
  • Memory: 1GB minimum of installed RAM, 2GB recommended
  • OS X 10.5.7 or greater
  • Apple's GarageBand '09, Logic 9, MainStage 2, or Logic Express 9
  • 100% USB bus powered

Apogee GiO USB Guitar Audio Interface and MIDI Controller for Mac Package Contents:
  • GiO
  • 9.8' USB cable
  • 9.8' 1/4" Stereo to Left/Right RCA cable
  • Apogee Software & Documentation CD
  • QuickStart Guide
Apogee GiO Specs:
Computer Connectivity USB
Form Factor Pedal
Simultaneous I/O 1 x 1
A/D Resolution 24-bit/48kHz
Analog Inputs 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z)
Analog Outputs 1 x TRS (Headphones)
Bus Powered Yes
Depth 7"
Width 18"
Height 2.5"

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