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NAMM2013: Apogee iOS/Mac Interfaces

Apogee, makers of the popular Apogee Jam guitar interface, have a series of new audio interfaces that support iOS and Mac only.

Apogee ONE is a slim rectangle that packs a built-in mic, a 1/8" stereo output, and connects to your iOS device via a 30-pin connector. With an additional breakout box you can record 2 inputs from XLR or 1/4" instrument cable. Available now for $349, this is trying to position itself as "entry-level premium" without MIDI. Their marketing makes some seriously silly claims like:

First studio quality audio interface and microphone for iPad

It also claims to supports Lightning connectors...

But that has a little asterisk, which is the corporate equivalent of crossing your fingers when you lie. The truth below there states:

*Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter sold separately

So no, the Apogee ONE does not support Lightning connectors.

The Apogee Duet will be available next month for $595, offering 2 analog inputs, 4 outputs and MIDI I/O.

The Apogee Quarter with iOS support will also be coming in February for $1,295.00, featured 4 analog inputs and 6 outputs, plus 2 digital inputs and a MIDI-USB connection.

Apogee have also announced their upcoming Maestro app, for controlling all 3 of these interfaces from your iOS device.

Reader Comments 5

mmm...yea..all the best with that pricing Apogee. the price of ipads is falling and at the same time they are becoming powerful and you want to price these at insane prices...that too with halfassed features.
We need a IODock like upgraded and stable device with support for multiple connnectors and bring-you-own-dock..199$ would be a fair price for that

January 25, 2013  | person_outline Pat

On the pricing, I agree with you there Pat, The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 is looking more and more like a complete bargain.

January 25, 2013  | person_outline tom_tm

Doesn't the lightning to 30 pin connector phrasing imply that it is lightning, and needs an adapter to work with older iPads?

January 26, 2013  | person_outline Jason

hmmm... $349 for the new Apogee One, or $99 for the Apogee Jam, which does pretty much the same thing. think I'll stick with the Jam, it works and sound great, albeit a single mono 1/4" input, but that's great for a real analog monosynth or a guitar so I'm good. :)

January 26, 2013  | person_outline gatearray

Silly pricing! O_o

January 26, 2013  | person_outline J.C

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