Apogee One for iOS and Mac arms-on
Apogee strolled into NAMM with a trio of audio interfaces newly outfitted for each iOS and Mac. Whereas the Duet and Quartet are definitely formidable items of recording package, the extra compact Apogee One caught our eye for its twin seize capacity with out including an excessive amount of heft to the ol’ backpack. The unit accepts enter from a constructed-in mic and both a XLR or 1/four-inch analog enter — each of which join by way of a two-headed Y-cable. From there, the One connects to an influence provide and both your iPad, iPhone, iPod contact or Apple pc of selection for that twin-monitoring seize. After seeing the gadget up shut and spending a couple of minutes dealing with it, our major gripe stays the shortage of a Lightning connection. Positive it is nice that we will outfit our iDevices, however we might like to see an included cable for the newest port to return out of Cupertino moderately having to find an adapter.
With out with the ability to seize a strong vocal monitor on the bustling present flooring right here at NAMM, we sadly cannot converse to the standard of that on-board condenser microphone. Nevertheless, the One appeared to deal with guitar licks fairly nicely when recorded with GarageBand on an iPad mini. As we have talked about earlier than, the outfit has additionally outed its Maestro app for low-latency monitoring and a bit extra management over how issues progress. Apart from all of that, the gadget sports activities an analogous dial knob to that of the unique launch for choosing features and controlling enter / output ranges with twin LED stacks for a visible indicator of stated alerts. The One wields the identical strong construct high quality that we have come to anticipate from Apogee based mostly on a number of of the different merchandise we have spent prolonged time with. For a fast walkthrough, check out the video that lies past the break.
Replace: Apogee has handed alongside the data by way of the feedback under that a Lightning cable is on the best way in Q2 and that customers should not expertise any distinction in efficiency with the adapter that they will want within the meantime.
James Trew contributed to this report.