USB Microphone and Music
Interface for the Mac

ONE is a pocket-sized USB microphone and music interface featuring the award winning sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. Designed to work easily with Apple’s GarageBand, Logic, Final Cut, or any Core Audio compliant application, ONE lets you create professional recordings anywhere.

With ONE, you can record a single channel of audio using the specially tuned enclosure microphone, an instrument input for guitar, bass, or keyboard, or a world-class microphone preamp input. Listening with ONE is an entirely new experience as well. Hear your recordings and your iTunes library with incredible dimension and clarity through ONE’s studio-quality stereo output.

Three In ONE.

Single channel input using one of the following three options:

  • Internal condenser microphone
  • Balanced XLR microphone preamp input with +10 to 63 dB of gain
  • Unbalanced 1/4” high impedance instrument input, 0 to 45 dB of gain

Studio Quality High Fidelity
Audio Conversion

  • A/D and D/A conversion @ 44.1/48kHz, 24-bit

Internal Condenser Microphone

  • Featuring Tuned Aperture Technology

Total Control.

  • Apogee’s Maestro software for advanced control
    and low latency mixing
  • Multi-function encoder knob for input gain control
    and output level control

Built for the Mac

  • Works with OS 10.5.7 or greater
  • Compatible with any Core Audio compliant audio application
There’s a Mic Inside:

There’s a Mic Inside:

Tuned Aperture Microphone™ Technology

Unlike any interface in its class, ONE features an internal reference condenser microphone that has been fine-tuned by professional recording engineers to create Apogee’s Tuned Aperture Microphone™ technology.

Choose your Mic:

Choose your Mic:

World-Class Mic Pre input

For those who prefer the sound of their favorite microphone, ONE features a world-class microphone preamp with phantom power and a gain range of +10 to 63 dB. Based on the award winning mic preamps in Apogee‘s Ensemble and Duet, ONE’s preamp is digitally controlled by the encoder knob.

Headphones or Speakers:

Headphones or Speakers:

Studio Quality Stereo Output

Hear your recordings in their truest form and rediscover your iTunes library with ONE’s studio quality stereo output. Controlled by the encoder knob, the output of ONE is supplied by the 1/8" jack on the front allowing connection to either headphones or powered speakers.

Guitar, Bass and Keyboards:

Guitar, Bass and Keyboards:

Instrument Input

Plug-in and play is made easy with ONE‘s instrument input. Perfect for guitar, bass, and keyboard, ONE’s instrument input has extremely low noise and a transparent signal path making it the ideal solution for recording or performing live with your Mac.


Legendary Sound Quality
at an Incredible Price

If you’ve been in a commercial recording studio, you’ve probably seen Apogee gear. If you haven’t, you’ve heard it. Apogee products are preferred by recording pros around the world and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades. ONE makes the legendary quality of Apogee available in a portable form factor and at the lowest price ever for a premium computer recording interface.

Take ONE Anywhere

ONE is powered by a USB connection to your Mac and offers 24 bit audio at sample rates of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz for pristine sound quality. With a footprint slightly larger than an iPhone, ONE’s compact size is travel friendly, allowing you to record and perform professionally any place your music takes you.

ONE Touch Control:
The multifunction encoder knob

All of ONE’s features are selectable and adjustable with just a click and a turn. ONE’s single encoder knob provides complete control of the internal microphone, external microphone, instrument and output functions for input level and volume adjustment.

Connect easily: Instrument and microphone breakout cable

ONE uses an instrument and microphone breakout cable, designed to minimize its footprint in your creative space and maximize ease of use and aesthetic appeal.

The breakout cable provides clearly labeled high-quality connections for an instrument or microphone, as well as a natural strain relief between ONE and any connected items.

Making music on your Mac

Like Apogee’s Duet and Ensemble, ONE is incredibly easy to use with Apple’s GarageBand, Logic and Final Cut software. This makes getting started easy and adjusting ONE’s levels and settings simple. The combination of ONE, Mac hardware and Apple’s music creation software offers the most powerful and simple audio workstation available. Never has professional audio been so easy and affordable.

 ONE for Mac Product Tour

Top Panel

Front Panel

Rear Panel

Compare the original ONE
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ONE for Mac

ONE for iPad & Mac

IntroductionJune, 2009January, 2013
BuildMolded plasticDie cast Aluminum body
Molded rubber base
Analog Inputs1 INPUT
• Built-in microphone
• Instrument
• External microphone
Up to 2 Simultaneous INPUTS
1 Input Options:
• Built-in microphone
• Instrument IN on 1/4″
• External microphone – XLR IN on breakout cable

2 Input Options:
• Instrument + Built-in microphone
• Instrument + External microphone

48v Phantom power on microphone inputYesYes
Analog Outputs1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones
or powered speakers
1/8” Stereo OUTPUT for headphones or powered speakers
Level metersLEDLED
Mac connectionUSB 1.1USB 2.0 High-speed
iOS device connectionN/AUSB/30-pin dock port connector
USB/Lightning connector
AD/DA conversion24 bit, 44.1/48kHz sample rate24 bit, up to 96kHz sample rate
CompatibilityMacMac, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Apogee Maestro control softwareMac Mac, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Built-in microphoneCondenser/Omnidirectional Condenser/Omnidirectional
Sound qualityFirst generationSecond generation
PowerMac: bus poweredMac: bus powered, DC optional
iOS: DC or 2, AA battery power required
In the boxONE
Mac USB cable
Breakout cable
QuickStart guide
Mic stand clip
Mac USB cable
iOS Lightning cable
iOS 30-pin cable
Breakout cable
Universal power supply
QuickStart guide
Accessories sold separately Mic stand clip
3 meter USB cable
1 meter 30-pin iOS cable
1 meter Lightning iOS cable

Apogee ONE Artists

Alan Ashby – Musician

Recent Projects: Of Mice and Men "I love my Apogee ONE! We're constantly writing new material on tour and finding an interface that is not only compact but also durable AND delivers a great sound can be quite difficult. The Apogee ONE is the perfect solution. Plus the control knob is pretty handy!"
Zane Carney Guitarist for John Mayer using the Apogee ONE

Zane Carney – Musician

Recent Projects: Confluence and Amalgam "I bring my Apogee ONE with me whenever I go out on tour with John Mayer, and it's helped me finish two distinctly different solo records in the process. The fact that it's so compact is an added bonus for the touring lifestyle - I would have brought this puppy in a rack unit if that's what it took!"

Myles Kennedy – Musician

Recent Projects: Slash, Alter Bridge
“I've been a loyal Apogee user for years. I recently discovered ONE to be the perfect solution for any artist/songwriter who wants an interface that will not slow down the creative process while on the road. Plug in the USB cable, fire up Logic or Garageband and you are ready.”

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Apogee ONE Customer Reviews

Great product


“Great product, use with garage band to record on the Ipad and you have great recording studio for up to 8 tracks. Having the option of the internal or external Mic makes it a truly portable device.”

Ron from East Texas
From Sweetwater

Love the Apogee ONE


“Just received my Apogee ONE and can’t stop playing with it. Absolutely LOVE this thing!! I own their JAM and wanted an interface with a microphone at a decent cost so leaned towards Apogee ONE. Loving the simplicity with which i can now connect it to my iPad and record.”

Peter from San Jose, CA
From Sweetwater

Worth the wait


“I’ve been recording on my I Mac for a couple of years, first using a MOTU 8 pre, and then picking up a used first generation Apogee Duet, I instantly fell in love with the sound I was getting from the Apogee, but felt limited to my studio, since purchasing the new Apogee One for my Ipad, I can record anywhere, the sound quality, is actually better than my Duet, and what’s phenomenal about that is I’m getting this quality on my Ipad. Well done Apogee, and thanks also to Ed Needler, (my Sweetwater salesman) For hookin me up. If you buy this, you won’t regret it.”

Robert Leyden from Plymouth MA
From Sweetwater

Apogee ONE for Mac Accessories

ONE Microphone Mount

ONE Breakout Cable

3 meter Mac cable for ONE

ONE Carrying Case

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