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GiO is the complete guitar interface and software control pedalboard for Apple’s Logic Studio 9, MainStage 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.
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.
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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
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.
With GiO you can record multiple guitar tracks in Logic without ever having to touch your computer. See how it's done in this video.
Guitarist Blake Mills demonstrates the live performance capabilities of Apogee’s guitar interface GiO with Apple’s MainStage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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