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Apogee Electronics GiO - USB Guitar Interface and Controller

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You Pay: $395.00
Product Highlights
  • Instrument Input
  • Effects Control
  • Recording Functions
  • Mac OS X

GiO from Apogee is a complete guitar interface for Apple's Logic Studio 9, MainStage 2 and GarageBand '09. Combining effects control, recording functions and legendary Apogee sound quality, the controller/interface delivers total access to the virtual guitar amplifiers found in Apple's software.

GiO allows guitar players to control recording functions, preset changes and plug-ins like Amp Designer and Pedalboard, along with new Playback and Loopback features in MainStage. With GarageBand 09, GiO is truly plug-and-play and lets users quickly connect their guitar, select and control built-in amplifiers and stompboxes, and record.

Five transport buttons let you record, play, stop and quickly navigate through your track without taking your hands off the guitar neck. Previous and Next preset select buttons let you quickly audition and toggle between guitar amplifiers and effects presets in Logic and GarageBand, and the patch lists in MainStage.

The instrument input is optimized for all pickup configurations, from the most basic single coil to sophisticated active electronics setups. A MIDI Expression pedal input with an optional expression pedal allows access to traditional effects like wah-wah, and volume. It can also provide control over effects parameters like the length of a delay or the speed of a tremolo.

USB guitar interface and controller for the Mac
Unbalanced 1/4" Hi-Z instrument input
1/4" MIDI expression pedal input
Line-level, 1/4" stereo output for headphones, powered monitors or an instrument amplifier
A/D and D/A conversion with 24-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution
5 Stompbox buttons, dynamically color-coded to match software effects
5 Transport control buttons, dynamically lit when engaged
2 "Previous/Next" preset selection buttons
Control built into Apple's GarageBand '09, Logic Pro 9, and MainStage 2 software
System Requirements Intel or PowerPC G5 processor
OS X 10.5.7 or greater
1GB RAM minimum, 2GB recommended
Direct USB connection required
Software supported includes GarageBand 09, Logic Pro 9, MainStage 2 and Logic Express 9 1
Please Note:

Logic Pro 9, MainStage 2 and Logic Express 9 require Intel based Mac

Apogee Electronics GiO - USB Guitar Interface and Controller
  • 5m USB Cable
  • 3m 1/4" Stereo to Left/Right RCA Cable
  • Software and Documentation CD

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    The Gio Nothing Else!! Apogee rules!

    By EssoVendere&Sons

    from Costa Rica

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    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile


    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Apogee Electronics GiO - USB Guitar Interface and Controller:

    Having hands free and the ability to interface while recording or playing is the BEST. Tricky to use with the duet im still working on it but im having too much fun playing around with it for now

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