The Apogee GiO USB Guitar Interface and Foot Controller for Mac will change your life for the better. Featuring five different footswitches, as well as loop, play, pause, and next/previous buttons, it lets you access all your amp sims, effects, and looping capabilities within your Mac using you’re your feet. There's an expression pedal input at the back, as well as a USB connector and instrument input for your guitar. It's perfect for live use, and for those musicians who don’t want to lug an amp and pedalboard around.
It's also great for studio use, adding a new level of convenience to your recording setup. You'll be able to control your entire setup from one place, using only your feet. The stompbox buttons are all colour coded, whilst the transport buttons let you initiate and stop recording without having to touch your Mac. This game-changing technology is guaranteed to make your life easier as a musician. Stomp. Rock. Record. Repeat.
Please Note: Laptop and guitars not included. This product is the Apogee Gio only.
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Software Control with GiO
Stomp on it. Effects control without the mouse. Imagine finding your sound without going back and forth from your guitar to your Mac. With GiO, you can audition effects presets in GarageBand, Logic and MainStage, and turn effects on and off while playing or recording... all without touching your keyboard.
Hands Free Recording
GiO frees you from key-command recording allowing you to concentrate on your performance and not the space bar. The five transport buttons on GiO let you record, play, stop and quickly navigate thru your track without taking your hands off the neck of your guitar.
"Next" Preset Please
Previous and Next preset select buttons let you quickly audition and toggle between guitar amps and effects presets in Logic and GarageBand and the patch lists in MainStage.
Inputs and Outputs with GiO
Instrument input 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)
USB 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.