By Apogee Electronics Corp
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Apogee Maestro is the control application for MFi compliant Apogee audio interfaces. Maestro lets you access and adjust all features and settings from 5 simple tabs. Maestro also significantly improves latency (the delay that occurs during recording) with a hardware based low latency mixer.
What's New in Version 1.9
Added support software control of ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital by Sennheiser
Don't buy this software...its worthless
Below is a copy of a letter from the Apple help desk today regarding the uselessness of Apogee after downloading their bug laden IOS 9.2 iPad update.
Respectfully, your reply is simply unworthy of a response. I finally got apogee company on the phone and talked to their engineer. They point me to you to rectify the problem whereas in ur letter below u point me to apogee! What gives? I have $1000 total invested in This $600 iPad and $400 apogee recording interface. I am a pro musician and an electrical engineer...this problem is NOT trivial. You and apogee both know IOS 9.2 bugs are the culprit. Tell ur management to fix this problem or I assure you that I will get rid of my Apple Music recording devices and go to a PC based studio music recording computer in the future. My recording efforts are shut down for the moment. I rely on this iPad to make hi def audio and video recordings etc, and you have rendered it worthless to me except to read email and take pictures.
Maestro is worthless after iOS 9 update
I have an iPad Air 2 and now after the iOS 9 "upgrade" all my audio apps, including Maestro and the Apogee One interface are useless. It has to be iOS 9. No one at Apogee or Apple seems to be addressing or even acknowledging the seriousness of this issue. I have spent over $500 in hardware and apps that are now worthless. It isn't just noise, Maestro doesn't work right at all; inputs max out, level controller stops working, monitoring doesn't work etc. Recorded a test track in Auria and sound got in but mostly it's a glitchy noisy mess. History: I bought an Apogee One 3 years ago, it worked ok on ipad 2. Then I upgraded to an iPad air 2 with lightning connector (and had to shell out over $30 just for Apogee's usb to lightning cable but that's another story). But it all worked until the upgrade from iOS 8.x to iOS 9.2.1
MKE 2 Digital - Quality Mic Failed by App
The MKE 2 Digital is the same superb broadcast quality mic you're used to from Sennheiser, but unfortunately it can't be used to broadcast on iOS due to bugs in Apogee's required app.
Although the MKE 2 interfaces with Core Audio, the Maestro app randomly zeros out its levels, so every time the mic is used in apps (i.e. Periscope), levels have to be reset, thus necessitating launching Maestro and ending the live broadcast.
Since the MKE 2 and Clip Mic Digital cannot function without Maestro, Apogee must address this, yet they do not.
Considering the high price of the MKE2 Digital and its reliance on the Maestro app to be used for anything other than MetaRecorder, fixing Maestro should be a top priority for Apogee.
It's a shame that Sennheiser produced a device of the utmost quality only to be failed by Apogee's software. Based on App Store reviews, I would expect Apogee to have addressed these issues by now, yet there have been no updates to Maestro since April 2015 when initial support was added for the Sennheiser mics.
Sennheiser MKE 2 Digital: 5 Stars
Apogee Maestro App: 1 Star
- Category: Music
- Updated: Apr 13, 2015
- Version: 1.9
- Size: 4.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Apogee Electronics
- © 2013-2015 Apogee Electronics Corp
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.