Producer, Engineer, Songwriter
Fergie, Keke Palmer, Elisabeth Withers, Jada, Antonio Pontarelli, The Veronicas
"I have recorded and produced several albums on Columbia Records (The BET Fatty Koo, 13 episode reality show), Interscope Records (Kaci Brown, #1 Disney) and Warner Bros. Records (The Veronicas, 3x platinum) on my laptop in homes or hotel rooms with many artists. I am thrilled to say that the Apogee Mini-Me is a true life saver in those sessions. I don't know of any other portable audio USB interface with such high-quality compression, limiting, true pro audio pre amps and AD conversion. For my setup I use a Mac Book Pro, a Neuman U87, a Lacie rugged drive, and an Intuos 3 tablet."
Supervising Sound Editor
"Out of Time", "2 Fast 2 Furious"
"I like the Mini-Me's compression for its soft knee. It doesn't have an extremely hard attack and makes the recording sound flatter. Mini-Me brought up the mid range and lows in the engine as well as brining out the aggressive nature (of the engine) without making it sound really squashed."
Guitar player, songwriter, producer
Miley & B.B., Shania Twain
"Touring, writing and recording... it can be done if you are B.B. Barcus and have a Mini-Me. B.B. talks about recording the first record from duo "Miley & B.B." while on the road with Shania Twain."
Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack, Bob Dylan, Storyville, John Mellencamp
"I'm using the Mini-Me and Mini-DAC with my Digital Performer rig. When I first used the Mini-Me to clock the MOTU 828, I was floored at how much better everything sounded. The Mini-Me and Mini-DAC let me record and mix much more accurately. When my mixes leave the studio, I know they will sound great on other systems."
Musical Director, Keyboardist
"Musical Director/Keyboardist for Cher, Janet Jackson and Anstasia"
"The Mini-DAC and Mini-Me combo have completely upgraded my on-the-road setup. I use the Mini-DAC from my RME card as my live show V-Stack setup for use in the Cher show. I have used the Mini-Me to record background vocals, guitar parts, effects, and some lead vocals for the present tour and on my own production work that I squeeze in on off days. The mic-pre is outstanding!."
In Silico", original CD
"The Mini-Me is the perfect vinyl archival tool for use with digital DJ programs like Traktor, Final Scratch, and Scratch Live. The soft limit compression really beefs up tracks that suffer from lackluster mastering, the direct PC interface via USB makes getting tracks into the computer a snap, and the converters are classic Apogee--second to none."
Grammy Winning Mastering Engineer
"Confessions" - Usher, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" - Alicia Keys, "Happy People" - R Kelly, "Beautifully Human" - Jill Scott
"With my new Apogee Mini-DAC, the sound out of Pro Tools or any Digital gear, sounds detailed, smooth, full and airy. It is absolutely amazing. I also have been using the PSX-100 and the UV22 CD Encoder for years, love their sound and flexibility, lets keep making hits."
Producer, Engineer, Mixer
Tori Amos, Beck, Elton John, U2
"I was instantly impressed by the presence and transient response of the Mini-MP mic-pre. Acoustic guitars sounded fast and forward and alive, percussion is crystal clear with sharp natural undistorted attacks and the sound of an acoustic piano is very alive and outside the speakers. It's a good compliment to vintage preamps for any studio's selection."
Producer, Engineer, Musician
"In Bed with Robert Evans" - Robert Evans, Josh Kelley, Omar Epps, PJ Olsson
"I knew that only the best portable, and versatile mic pre amps and converters would do [for producing the Sirius Satellite show "In Bed with Robert Evans"]. Apogee was the only company that could satisfy the man who put Hollywood on the map. There is so much clarity and such an enhanced stereo image with the Rosetta 200, and the Mini MP mic pre is so precise and present. They are the perfect and only suitable combination for us."
Musician, Singer, Songwriter
"Back in the Circus"
"The Mini Me is a great addition to my Pro Tools-Digi 002 project studio. It gives me two great sounding mic pres, bypasses the analog inputs of my system, gives me the Apogee clock that everyone loves so much, plus some really great compression settings that sound killer and are so simple to use. I use it on all my demos, on my vocals and guitars, and bass sounds great direct through it too. All this in such a small and reasonably priced package - what is not to love?"
Silvertone Studio Producer, Mix Engineer
"Span, Tribute to Kiss", Mortiis, The Grudge", "Apoptygma Berzerk[last album]", "SafariarI, Go Away"
"We have a Neve 5116 mixer and vintage outboard, and the stereo mixes are all done through the Apogee MiniDAC USB. The great thing about the MiniDAC is the superb headroom and all the different Digital Inputs. So all sources from Pro Tools, Dats, and CDs, etc., are monitored through the MiniDAC. And if a customer brings his laptop computer to the studio we simply connect the MiniDAC via USB and problem solved. We also use a Rosetta AD a lot."
Sound Designer, Rerecording Mixer
"Elsk Meg Morgen", "IZZAT", "Gymnaslærer Pedersen", "Svein og Rotta", "Rotløs"
"When we tried the Mini-Me, it was an obvious choice. It's quick to operate, quiet and great sounding. It is also portable, which gives us the same quality when recording soundfx on location."
Deja Vu The Rock Project: featuring Tina Nova
"They both are incredible pieces.I would not have been able to get the big clear sound I used to get mixing in major NY studios without the Mini-Me and Mini-DAC.
I take the entire output of my 2 O1V's and run the entire mix through the Mini-Me and S/PDIF out to my 2408's or my Digi 001 to a Finalizer 96 and then thru the DAC out to my master 2 tracks."
Flip That House : TLC, Lobstermen : Discovery Channel, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy : Bravo
"We have a Neve 5116 mixer and vintage outboard, and the stereo mixes are all done through the Apogee MiniDAC USB. The great thing about the Mini DAC is the superb headroom and all the different Digital Inputs. So all sources from Pro Tools, Dats, and CDs, etc., are monitored through the MiniDAC. And if a customer brings his laptop computer to the studio we simply connect the MiniDAC via USB. Problem solved. We also use a Rosetta AD a lot."