MiC

Signal not showing up where it’s supposed to and routing incorrect in Pro Tools

If your signal isn’t showing up correctly in Pro Tools, coming out of Pro Tools to the desired outputs, or if the routing isn’t showing up as expected, there are a few things to check. Look below for the section that applies to the Apogee product you’re using:

 

JAM, JAM 96k, MiC, MiC 96k, Groove

  • Confirm that the device you’re using is selected as the ‘Playback Engine’ in Pro Tools by going to the the ‘Setup’ dropdown menu in Pro Tools and selecting ‘Playback Engine’. Make sure your Apogee device is selected in the ‘Playback Engine’ dropdown menu at the top of the window. If you are using JAM or MiC, you will first need to create a ‘Pro Tools Aggregate I/O’ and then you will select ‘Pro Tools Aggregate I/O’ as your ‘Playback Engine’. Click here for setting up JAM for Pro Tools.  Click here for setting up MiC for Pro Tools.
  • You may need to reset the I/O paths in Pro Tools. This is a very common thing. Click on the ‘Setup’ menu in Pro Tools and select ‘I/O’. Once the I/O Setup opens, select all of the channels in the left-hand column and hit ‘Delete’ on your keyboard.  After you’ve deleted them, click the ‘Default’ button in the lower part of the screen. Follow the same steps for each tab in I/O Setup. Once you have gone through these steps in each tab, click the ‘OK’ button to confirm changes and exit.

 

ONE (every model), GiO, Duet (every model), Quartet, Ensemble (every model)

  • Confirm that you are using the correct inputs/outputs on your device. Click here for instructions on how to setup ONE.  Click here for instructions on how to setup Duet.  Click here for instructions on how to setup Quartet.
  • Confirm that the device you’re using is selected as the ‘Playback Engine’ in Pro Tools by going to the the ‘Setup’ dropdown menu in Pro Tools and selecting ‘Playback Engine’. Make sure your Apogee device is selected in the ‘Playback Engine’ dropdown menu at the top of the window.
  • Launch ‘Apogee Maestro’ and click the ‘Reset Routing’ button in both the ‘Input Routing’ and ‘Output Routing’ tabs. If you’re using an Avid Duet or Avid Quartet, you will use ‘Pro Tools I/O Control’ app instead of Maestro. Click here if you need to download the Pro Tools I/O Control app for Avid Duet or Quartet.
  • You may need to reset the I/O paths in Pro Tools. This is a very common thing. Click on the ‘Setup’ menu in Pro Tools and select ‘I/O’. Once the I/O Setup opens, select all of the channels in the left-hand column and hit ‘Delete’ on your keyboard.  After you’ve deleted them, click the ‘Default’ button in the lower part of the screen. Follow the same steps for each tab in I/O Setup. Once you have gone through these steps in each tab, click the ‘OK’ button to confirm changes and exit.

Symphony I/O, Symphony I/O MkII, AD16x, DA16x, Rosetta 200, Rosetta 800

 

 

What happens when I receive a call while recording with my Apogee interface?

Monitoring and recording is interrupted in Apple GarageBand and other Audio Apps from the ONE for iPad & Mac, Duet for iPad & Mac, Quartet, JAM, JAM96k, MiC, or MiC96k when a call is received. Once the call has ended or declined monitoring and recording is resumed.

Unless calls are more important than creativity? It is recommended that in the iPhone> Settings Do Not Disturb is turned On. This will prevent a call from interrupting that perfect take or inspired performance.

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What do the colored LED’s mean on my MiC?

MiC’s LED is a great way to see the input level and device status.

• When connected to a device and not being used, MiC’s LED will show BLUE.

• When connected to a device, and being used, MiC’s LED will be GREEN.

• When connected to a device, and MiC detects input signal (such as your voice) MiC’s LED will show BRIGHT GREEN.

• When connected to a device, and input signal overloads MiC, the LED will show RED.

How to use MiC and Mic 96k with Garageband 10 on Mac

To set up MiC to work with GarageBand on the Mac do the following:

1) Connect MiC to your Mac using the included USB cable.

2) Launch GarageBand

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3) Select Empty Project from the New Project menu.

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4) Upon creation of the project, the new track menu will automatically launch. Please ensure that select Microphone to open a Microphone track. Set the input as MiC/MiC 96k and the output as the Built-in output. Hit the Create button to create the track in GarageBand.

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 5) Select Input Monitoring on the track created.

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Now you are ready to record using MiC!

Differences between the original MiC and the Mic 96k

There are many similarities between the MiC and MiC96k. Where they differ is in the ability to achieve higher sample rates in Apps like Auria, Logic, and Pro Tools.

 

If you are unsure as to which MiC you are using:

  1. Plug your MiC into your Mac and go to Applications>Utilities>Audio MIDI Setup and select MiC.
  2. On the right hand side of the screen you will be able to choose your various sample rates.
  • Original MiC has 44.1kHz and 48kHz available.
  • MiC 96k has 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, and 96kHz available.

 

On the iOS platform, it is just as easy to distinguish. With MiC connected launch the Settings app>General>About, your product will list as MiC or MiC96k.

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The iOS cable won’t stay connected to my iPhone or iPad

If you have a case on your iPhone or iPad, it may be obstructing the iOS connector from being inserted into the jack all the way. Please remove the case or cover to verify if this is the cause.

If you do not have a case or cover on your iPhone or iPad and the cable won’t stay connected, then there may be a problem with the iPhone or iPad, the Apogee product, or the cable. Please contact the Apogee Support Department to further troubleshoot the issue.

http://www.apogeedigital.com/support/contact-support

No input in Auria

If you are not able to get input in to Auria, follow these steps:

 

– On your iDevice, go to ‘Settings’.

– In the Settings page, go to ‘Privacy’.

– Select ‘Microphone’.

– Find Auria in the list and enable the switch next to it.