ONE: Setup

ONE: Setting the Sample Rate

ONE operates at a sample rate of 44.1kHz or 48kHz . In most cases the sample rate is set by the audio application with which ONE is streaming audio. For example, when working with GarageBand, ONE’s sample rate is automatically set to 44.1kHz, to match the GarageBand song’s sample rate. For those audio applications that don’t include a sample rate selection, such as Apple’s iTunes, ONE’s sample rate may be selected in either Format menu under Audio Input or Audio Output.


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.

ONE: How do I set the volume level of my powered speakers?

Most powered speakers offer an input volume control, often labelled as input sensitivity. Rather than describe an overly complicated method for setting this control, the easiest way to determine the right setting is to note where you generally set ONE’s output level. If you find yourself rarely turning the output past a very low output level (say, -35 dB), decrease the input sensitivity on the speaker.

If, on the other hand, you find yourself setting ONE for full output and the speakers aren’t loud enough, increase the input sensitivity. Ideally, ONE’s output should be at 0 dB when you’re listening at your absolute maximum desired volume.

ONE: Setting the Input Gain

To set the gain (i.e the recording level) of ONE’s active input, click the encoder until the input LED   or   lights. Now, turn the encoder until the desired recording level is obtained (as seen in your recording software).



To select another input as the active input, open a software control panel (either Apogee Maestro, Audio MIDI Setup, or the GarageBand/Logic control panel) and select the desired input, as described on the following pages.

ONE: Connecting ONE’s breakout cable

-To connect an input, first it’s necessary to connect ONE”s breakout cable to the back panel  connector.

-Be sure to properly orient the breakout cable connector so that the contact pins are on the bottom. Shown here:

-Ensure that the breakout cable connector snaps into place. To disconnect the breakout cable, press in the buttons on either side of the connector and pull out.

ONE: Connecting a Microphone

• Connect ONE’s breakout cable to the rear panel  connector, and connect the microphone to the ONE breakout cable’s  (XLR) input.

• Open Apogee Maestro software and select Ext Mic in the Input menu. When using a phantom-powered mic, select Ext 48V Mic.



• If your microphone is equipped with a 1/4” mono jack output, connect it to the breakout cable’s  (1/4”) input.

• In the Maestro Input menu, select Inst.