ONE: General

ONE: What sample rate should I record at?

ONE for Mac (first generation) offers a choice of two sample rates, 44.1kHz or 48kHz. So, what’s the best sample rate to record your project at? It’s a good idea to avoid unecessary sample rate conversion stages, so the answer is determined by the sample rate of media on which you plan to distribute your recording. If the final distirbution media is CD, record at 44.1kHz. If the media is video or TV, most often 48 kHz is the best choice. If you’re part of a larger production chain, and aren’t sure, ask whomever is responsible for assembling the final product – they’ll undoubtedly appreciate the forethought.


ONE for iPad & Mac (second generation) offers a choice of four sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2kHz or 96kHz.



Can I use ONE with my iPad?

ONE is is not officially supported on the iPad platform but users have reported success using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
The Camera Connector features a USB interface. Just plug it into the dock connector port on your iPad and attach your ONE using a powered USB Hub.
This is not approved or supported by Apogee at this time for the simple fact that we haven’t had time to test all the USB hubs that might be used.

ONE: Using the internal mic

ONE includes an internal mic for those instances when you want to record quickly and easily – to preserve an inspiration, capture an ambience or record a conversation. Once you’ve selected Int Mic as ONE’s active input, here are a few hints for getting a great sound.

Placement – ONE’s internal mic has been designed to provide a clear, precise sound even when it’s sitting on a desk and the source source is off-axis (meaning that the sound source isn’t at a right angle to ONE’s top panel). By changing the angle of ONE to the sound source, it’s possible to vary the amount of presence in the captured sound.



Setting Levels – When using ONE’s internal mic, it’s inevitable that manipulation of the top panel encoder will be heard over the mic. In this instance, use a software control panel  to set input gain and output level.

I hear a delay between what I play and what I hear in my monitors. Can I do anything about this?

This delay is called latency, and is caused by your computer and/or recording software.

Using the low latency mixer found in the Apogee Maestro 2 application may help. Click on the mixer tab to configure it to your desired settings. Be sure to set your desired output to “mixer” on the output page.

For more on using the Maestro Mixer: Read More

Can I use GiO and another USB audio device together in the same session?

Currently, it’s possible to aggregate GiO with another USB audio device (using the OS X utility Audio MIDI Setup), but the system may be less tolerant to sleep/wake cycles of the computer, session sample rate changes, and hot-plugging. It’s best to minimize these activities when aggregating. Keep in mind that with Logic and GarageBand it’s possible to assign the input to one device and the output to another without the need to aggregate the devices. In Logic, for example, choose Logic Pro X > Preferences > Audio, and set Output Device to ONE (for example) and Input Device to GiO.