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GiO by Apogee
 
GiO the best way to plug your guitar into your Mac 



Meet GiO

GiO is the complete guitar interface and software control pedalboard for Apple’s Logic Studio 9MainStage 2 and GarageBand ’11. Combining effects control, recording functions and legendary Apogee sound quality, GiO delivers total access to incredible sounding guitar amps and effects in a single foot controller and professional audio interface.
 

Plug and Play and Rock with GiO and GarageBand '11

The new GarageBand '11 in Apple's iLife, features 12 classic amps and 15 stompboxes and offers an amazing range of guitar tone and variety to your Mac. GiO delivers your guitar signal to and from these amps and effects with uncompromised quality.

 

Watch the GarageBand '11 Video 
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GiO control panel for GarageBand

With GarageBand '11 and GarageBand '09, GiO lets users quickly connect their guitar, select and control built-in amps and stompboxes, and record. GiO's control panel is integrated into GarageBand and lets you easily make input and output adjustments to dial in level and volume.


GiO's GarageBand Control Panel

From the studio to the stage,
GiO gives you all access to the amps, effects and recording in Logic Pro 9 and Mainstage 2


Logic 9 effects

Designed to work with the new Logic Studio 9 and MainStage 2, GiO allows guitar players to control recording functions, preset changes and plug-ins like Amp Designer and Pedalboard, along with the new Playback and Loopback features in MainStage.

GiO in Action: Logic Pro

Hands free guitar recording with GiO in Logic Pro

 

Hands free guitar recording with GiO in Logic Pro 9With GiO you can record multiple guitar tracks in Logic without ever having to touch your computer. See how it's done in this video.

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GiO in Action: MainStage

Live guitar looping with GiO and MainStage

 

Live guitar looping with GiO and MainStageGuitarist Blake Mills demonstrates the live performance capabilities of Apogee’s guitar interface GiO with Apple’s MainStage.

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Feature overview

Software Control with GiO

 

GiO stomp

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Stomp on it. Effects control without the mouse.

Imagine finding your sound without going back and forth from your guitar to your Mac. With GiO, you can audition effects presets in GarageBand, Logic and MainStage, and turn effects on and off while playing or recording... all without touching your keyboard.

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Hands free recording.

GiO frees you from key-command recording allowing you to concentrate on your performance and not the space bar. The five transport buttons on GiO let you record, play, stop and quickly navigate thru your track without taking your hands off the neck of your guitar.

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"Next" preset please.

Previous and Next preset select buttons let you quickly audition and toggle between guitar amps and effects presets in Logic and GarageBand and the patch lists in MainStage.

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Inputs and Outputs with GiO

 

GiO Instrument

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Instrument input

GiO’s 1/4” instrument input features Apogee’s world-class instrument preamp and converters. Hear and record your guitar’s true tone straight into Apple’s GarageBand, Logic and MainStage without compromise. GiO is optimized for all pickup configurations from the most basic single coil to sophisticated active electronics setups.

 

Find out why Apogee products Sound Amazing® >

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GiO Expression Pedal

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MIDI Expression pedal input

GiO’s Expression control pedal input allows access to traditional effects like wah-wah, and volume. Also, control effects parameters like the length of a delay or the speed of a tremolo. (Expression Control Pedal not included). Approved expression pedals include: Yamaha FC-7 and Roland EV-5

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GiO USB

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USB

GiO is fully powered by the USB connection to your Mac eliminating the need for an external power source. Simply plug into an available USB port on any Mac and you’re ready to go.

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GiO Output

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Output: Headphones, monitors or instrument amplifier

Hear your guitar and recording like never before. Connect your headphones, powered monitors or instrument amplifier to Apogee converters via GiO’s 1/4” stereo output and listen to your guitar and mix with incredible clarity and dimension.

 





 

 













 

 
 
Price: $395.00

 
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