June 16, 2012

Apogee GiO Overview

Apogee recently released an effects pedal-board interface called the GiO, which lets you record hands free.  The GiO has footswitches to let you Record, Go to Beginning, Rewind, Fast-Forward, and Play/Pause so you can focus all of your attention on practicing and recording that one lick flawlessly.


The GiO comes with a 10-foot USB cable, a ¼” to dual RCA phono cable, and a CD with drivers and a PDF manual. Just install the driver, launch your music application, and then hook it up via USB. There’s no need for power cables because this unit is bus powered. Then plug your guitar into the ¼” instrument in, add some headphones  through the ¼” output, and add an expression pedal through the dedicated ¼” jack. The GiO supports sample rates of 44.1 and 48kHz , at 24-bit resolution. NOTE: when you are setting up the GiO, make sure you launch …