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Apogee GiO

Rock your Mac with incredible guitar tone

Apogee GiO is a studio quality guitar interface that turns your Mac into the ultimate guitar rig for recording, rehearsing, or performing live on stage. GiO unlocks total control of the virtual guitar amps and effects in GarageBand, Logic, and MainStage through a single foot controller and professional audio interface. Easily turn effects on and off, select presets and control recording functions without ever letting your hands leave your guitar. With Apogee’s industry-leading conversion and preamps, you won’t need to lug around an amp or other heavy gear to sound amazing.

 

Who is GiO for?

GiO is great for any guitar player with a Mac looking for a wide variety of virtual amps, effects and guitar tones for recording, rehearsing, or live performance. It’s easy to connect GiO and start rocking.


Highlights

  • Studio quality guitar interface for recording, rehearsing, or live performance
  • Advanced AD/DA converters and instrument preamp technology deliver your guitar’s true tone
  • Designed specifically for electric guitar and electric bass
  • Optimized for active and passive pickups
  • GiO’s excellent signal quality optimizes the sound of virtual amps and effects
  • Hands free recording, effects on/off and preset selection
  • Can be used with guitar amp, headphones and powered speakers

 

Guitarist – Studio

Make incredible guitar recordings with GiO, your Mac and the great sounding amps and effects in Logic and GarageBand. For additional channels, also connect any Apogee interface like the Apogee MiC and record guitar and vocals at the same time.


Guitarist – Live

Expand your rig and take your live performance to a new level with GiO, MacBook Air and MainStage, featuring a huge combination of amps and pedal effects, easily selectable with GiO’s foot control.

 

Performer

Ideal for the solo performer playing small venues, GiO MainStage and a MacBook Air give you incredible sound quality for your guitar and backing tracks with minimal gear.


GiO in Action: MainStage

Apple’s MainStage and GiO allow you to build a custom guitar rig with a wide selection of amps and effects pedals for complete and effortless control of your live performance. The input and outputs on GiO utilize Apogee’s famous audio conversion, providing a pure digital connection to the virtual amps and effects in MainStage.

Apogee has a template available for MainStage 3 that makes it easy to use GiO and a Mac for live performance. GiO users with MainStage can download the template below to riff with some Apogee selected presets. The template also features a looper and is setup to automatically work with GiO, so all you need to do is download the template, click to open and go.