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New Product: Apogee ONE

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I just got an email from Apogee about a new product. Copy/pasted below:

Introducing ONE by Apogee
Sound Amazing... for $249

Greetings Apogee users...
We're very pleased to introduce you to ONE.

ONE is a pocket-sized USB music interface designed for the Mac and ideal for creating music in GarageBand or Logic, doing audio for video in Final Cut or simply listening to your iTunes library. Smaller than Duet but just as amazing, ONE delivers the un-compromised quality of Apogee mic pre and converter technology for just $249.

ONE Features:

* One internal condenser microphone built into the surface
* One instrument and microphone preamp
* One studio-quality stereo output
* One multi-function controller knob
* 48V phantom power
* USB bus-powered connection
* Legendary Apogee conversion

Availability: Late July 2009
Visit the Apogee website for details!

post #2 of 18
only for MAC and up to 48KHz sample rate?
post #3 of 18
I'll bite, what's 'phantom power'?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by itsborken View Post
I'll bite, what's 'phantom power'?
"Phantom power (usually P48 or 48 volts in pro audio equipment, sometimes lower (i.e. 12 volts)) is a method that sends a DC electrical power through microphone cables to operate microphones that contain active electronic circuitry. It is best known as a common power source for condenser microphones, though many active DI boxes also use it.

Phantom power supplies are often built into mixing desks, microphone preamplifiers and similar equipment. In addition to powering the circuitry of a microphone, in traditional (DC-polarized) condenser microphones the phantom powering directly or indirectly supplies the voltage used for polarizing the microphone's transducer element ("capsule")."

Phantom power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My duet has two phantom power lights but as I don't use it for that or know anything about recording I don't really know for sure
post #5 of 18
Gotcha. Not doing any recording either or being around that type of hardware, I'm in the same position. Thought it might have something to do with rail to rail voltages internally (and still might I guess).
post #6 of 18
Wow and here I was getting excited about a USB Apogee + windows
post #7 of 18
Still no Windows support...
post #8 of 18
no windows
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Indeed. I don't see why they can't just code up some drivers for windows with limited functionality, just being able to listen to music would be enough for me. My friend is a software engineer and can't see why they couldn't do it, it shouldn't be too hard to output sound via firewire to the duet... As it is now I can only listen to sound on windows via parallels or by bypassing the Duet.
post #10 of 18
I gotta say "just coding up some Windows drivers" really seems to miss the audio architecture differences between OSs and relationship between OS and primary recording software. The Duet was able to do what it does, and possibly for what it cost, because of the OS X support. Keep in mind these are recording equipment primarily (no matter our use). There are lots of other playback devices to choose from. Nevertheless, Apogee announced they were ceasing Windows development earlier this year, so I wouldn't hold my breath for a Windows device or drivers.

I just wish this device supported the same bitrates as the Duet.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I understand there are fundamental differences. It would just be nice if someone made drivers to simply output sound to the duet without anything else (no recording or options etc, just output). Might be harder then I think though lol And I would assume most people do want the recording features....
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post #13 of 18
Will the sound quality be identical to the duet???
post #14 of 18
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No idea, but I'd love to know! All I use my Duet for is listening to music, so if the sound is the same then people like myself have an excellent option high quality sound that is much cheaper.
post #15 of 18
Originally Posted by blessingx View Post

I just wish this device supported the same bitrates as the Duet.
Just out of curiosity, how'd the Duet stack up against the Parasounds?
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