Apogee Electronics GiO - USB Guitar Interface and Controller

Apogee Electronics GiO - USB Guitar Interface and Controller

Apogee Electronics GiO - USB Guitar Interface and Controller


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  • Instrument Input
  • Effects Control
  • Recording Functions
  • Mac OS X

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Apogee Electronics GiO Overview

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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
UPC: 805676300801
In the Box
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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    Apogee Electronics GiO Specs

    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

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

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 10.5 x 5.6"

    Apogee Electronics GiO Reviews

    GiO - USB Guitar Interface and Controller is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gio Nothing Else!! Apogee rules! 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
    Date published: 2011-01-27
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