The Mars Volta, Hot Hot Heat, Head Automatica and ELP
"Apogee is the heart of my setup at several different levels. First, my entire system is clocked by a Big Ben. My studio simply cannot run without it.When I added the Big Ben to my setup, it was almost like a veil was lifted from my ears, the high end got a lot clearer and the low end tightened up. I think one of the most important features of the Big Ben, besides the fact that it provides the best clock around, is that it gives you multiple, parallel outputs of that clock, and makes them available in every format you could want. Since I integrated my Big Ben into my studio, which was a couple of years ago, I have not had one single clocking error or digital click. And, I print all of my mixes using the Trak2 AD converter. The output of the Dangerous 2 Bus feeds the Trak2 line inputs and I record the Trak2 digital output back into Pro Tools. Besides being a great pre-amp, and DI box, the AD converters on the Trak2 are great, I really love the control you have over the Soft Limit and Soft Saturate features. It provides that last finishing touch of a mix."