Apogee GiOItem ID: GiO
USB Guitar Audio Interface, 24-bit/48kHz Resolution, with 1/4" Instrument Input, 1/4" MIDI Expression Pedal Input, 1/4" Stereo Output, Transport Footswitches, and Stompbox Buttons - Mac
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Record Your Guitar - Stunning Quality, Hands Free!Check out GiO — the perfect way to record your guitar! This sleek, slender, USB guitar audio interface doubles as a MIDI controller for your Mac. In fact, it's designed to work seamlessly with Apple's Logic Studio, MainStage, and GarageBand. Use GiO to turn virtual stompboxes on and off, just like using a real pedalboard — there's even a record button on it for hands-free recording. Since it's an Apogee, you can expect awesome clarity and dimension: get ready to hear your guitar's true tone. So, plug in, put on your headphones, and get "GiO"-ing!
Apogee GiO USB Guitar Audio Interface and MIDI Controller for Mac at a Glance:
Turns your Mac into a pro guitar-recording studio
The made-for-Mac Apogee GiO is your instant solution for recording guitar. Just plug in your axe, plug GiO into your Mac, and get ready to rock. Apogee packed GiO with their legendary analog-to-digital know-how, so you know your guitar tone will stay intact on its way to your computer. Even cooler, GiO acts as a software controller, so you can stomp your way through your guitar effects and amp modeling software.
Take control of your guitar tone — hands-free!
Imagine finding your sound without going back and forth from your guitar to your Mac. With GiO, you can audition effects presets in GarageBand, Logic and MainStage, and turn effects on and off while playing or recording... all without touching your keyboard. GiO also frees you from key-command recording allowing you to concentrate on your performance and not the space bar. The five transport buttons on GiO let you record, play, stop, and quickly navigate thru your track without taking your hands off the neck of your guitar.
Apogee GiO USB Guitar Audio Interface and MIDI Controller for Mac Features:
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The Apogee GiO makes recording guitar easy — and awesome sounding!
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Rock Solid Piece of Gear
by Matthew Anderson from Elk River, MN, USAThis thing ROCKS!!!! Well worth every penny!!
March 19, 2012
Music Background: Worship leader
I bought the GiO to use with Apple's Mainstage 2.
A quick word on that: Up until now I had a pretty extensive pedal board... read more [+] setup with multiple stomp boxes, and hadn't been able to find the 'perfect sound'... However, Mainstage 2, gives me a huge variety of sound and tweekability!
The GiO is a seamless (and compact!!) way to preform live with Mainstage! It is super easy to get up and running and the fact that it is USB powered is just another plus to it's convenience.
I haven't used the GiO to record with yet, but the hands-free control for recording is an awesome feature! close [-]
Apogee GiO... Not perfect, but close.
by Matthew Wynn from Lancaster, PA USAI use Mainstage 2 as my guitar rig (with most of my the sounds from Amplitube 3), and I needed a means of changing patches and adding stomp effects. I was trying to decide between the Apogee GiO and ... read more [+]IK Multimedia's StompIO. I decided to go with the GiO for a few reasons:
November 27, 2010
Music Background: Hobbyist, Church Musician
- It's made by Apogee, who is known for their high quality products and sound.
- It's powered by the USB bus, so no extra power is required.
- It cost less than the StompIO.
- It's designed for use with Mainstage 2.
Having had the GiO for several months now, I really do like it. The sound quality is excellent, it is built like a tank, relatively small (but big enough for stomping on) and switching sounds in Mainstage 2 is instantaneous. Some negatives about the product are the fact that there is only one input, and the output is an unbalanced headphone jack (so you'll probably need a direct box for connecting to a PA system). If Apogee were to create a version 2.0 of this product, I would recommend that they add a second input for connecting a microphone, balanced outputs, and I would prefer if the patch change stomps were more like the silver stomp buttons. Please note that if you are using Mainstage, it must be Mainstage 2. I was not able to get the GiO to work with Mainstage 1. Overall, I'm happy with the GiO, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a foot controller for Mainstage 2. It also works with Logic Pro and Garageband. I should also mention that Apogee's tech support was very responsive to my questions both before and after I purchased the GiO. close [-]
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