Apogee ONE Internal Mic Not Working?
Got clicks, snaps, pops or artifacts while recording? Here’s a simple fix.
I got an Apogee One Black for my Macbook approximately 5 years ago. I finally unboxed it today to record some audio and hit a massive problem.
The internal mic on my Apogee ONE wasn’t working. Any sound I made created clicks and pops.
I spent the better part of 3 hours trying out other USB cables, Googling the problem, testing for grounding issues, testing different recording apps…
It was INSANE.
Finally I found the problem and the solution was just 3 clicks away…
- Plug in your Apogee One into your computer.
- Open Apogee Maestro 2.
- Click on [System Setup]
- There’s an option to adjust your Sample Rate. By default, Maestro 2 was 48 kHz, select 44.1 kHz.
Now do a test recording, it should be fixed!
Apogee Got Back to Me
They said that it’s a known issue with Sierra. Check out the article below.
There is a known issue with the original Apogee ONE (the smaller all-black model, not the iOS version or the newer…www.apogeedigital.com
My setup includes:
- 2013 Macbook Pro Retina running macOS Sierra
- Apogee ONE with bundled USB cable
Why 44.1 kHz instead of 48 kHz?
An audio engineer friend of mine, Jake Isham said that 44.1 kHz is a technical term relating to the quality of the audio recording and that these “kHz” have to do with cycles. and 48 kHz spins 4,000 cycles faster than a 44 kHz.
That’s why I’d hear the clicking, the gear and my computer weren’t matching up.
If that didn’t fix your problem, check out this Apogee article on grounding noise.
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