GiO is the complete guitar interface for Apple’s new Logic Studio 9, MainStage 2 and GarageBand ’09. Combining effects control, recording functions and amazing sound quality, GiO delivers total access to incredible sounding guitar amps and effects in a single foot controller and interface.
Built for Logic Studio 9, Mainstage 2 and GarageBand '09
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 new Playback and Loopback features in MainStage. With GarageBand 09, GiO is truly plug-and-play and lets users quickly connect their guitar, select and control built-in Amps and stompboxes, and record.
*Unbalanced 1/4” high impedance instrument input
*1/4” MIDI Expression pedal input
*Line-level, 1/4” stereo output for headphones, powered monitors or an instrument amplifier
*A/D and D/A conversion @ 44.1/48kHz, 24-bit
*5 Stompbox buttons, dynamically color coded to match software effects
*5 Transport control buttons, dynamically lit when engaged
*2 “Previous/Next” preset selection buttons
*Control built into Apple’s GarageBand '09, Logic Pro 9, and MainStage 2 software
*Dimensions: 7" W x 18" L x 2.5" H
*Computer: Mac, with an Intel or PowerPC G5 processor
*Memory: 1 GB minimum of installed RAM, 2 GB recommended
*OS: 10.5.7 or greater
*Apple’s GarageBand '09, Logic Pro 9, MainStage 2, Logic Express 9
*Connection and Power: USB, powered by any available USB port on the computer
*5 meter USB cable
*3 meter 1/4” Stereo to Left/Right RCA cable
*Apogee Software & Documentation CD
Inputs and Outputs with GiO
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.
MIDI Expression pedal input
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)
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.
Output: Headphones, monitors or instrument amplifier
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.