Engineer David Boucher recently recorded Imagine Dragons at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for Crackle’s “Playing It Forward” session. Boucher tracked the band’s surprise performance entirely with Apogee’s new Ensemble, utilizing the built-in mic preamps and AD conversion to ensure superior sound quality.
We would like to congratulate the many Grammy nominees this year, many of whom we are proud to have as part of the Apogee family. A special mention to a few of our Apogee users who have been nominated for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards…
Recent Projects: Panic! at the Disco, KREWELLA, Hollywood Undead, 3OH!3
“The Apogee MiC has changed the way we do everything at Matt Squire Productions. Its quite simply the first portable microphone that sounds amazing. Since integrating it into our process, we have been making top quality tracks with it on our phones, tablets and laptops. Our artists love the sound and convenience of it. MiC is truly the beginning of a revolution in audio recording.”
Recent Projects: Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Shakira
“Symphony I/O has become my standard system, period!”
Bill Reynolds from Band of Horses checked in with the Apogee team to share a photo of his Apogee MiC recording rig. The group was using MiC in their hotel room to add vocals to a track they were working on.
Writing and recording the majority of her songs from her home in Utah, singer/songwriter Skylar Grey is able to remain comfortable, in her element and capture her most organic performances. Her vocals on the recently released track with Nicki Minaj “Bed of Lies” – written by Grey – were recorded entirely from her home with the help of Apogee’s Quartet. This setup has become the go-to rig for Grey as it allows her to efficiently write songs, record and send them to the biggest artists, producers and mix engineers in the world without having to leave the comfort of her home.
Recent Projects: CBS, FOX, The Simpsons, Two and A Half Men
“Luckily I have MiC with me in the car wherever I go, so if something does come up and I have to pick up a line, all I have to do is pull out MiC from the glovebox, plug it into my iPhone and record it, and then I send it as an email.”
Recent Projects: “Mind Over Matter” LP
“It’s really given us the opportunity to be able to record records at home…we didn’t have that before. Now we can really get into it – whether it be recording the whole thing from our house here or just the overdubs.”
Recent Projects: Of Mice and Men
“I love my Apogee ONE! We’re constantly writing new material on tour and finding an interface that is not only compact but also durable AND delivers a great sound can be quite difficult. The Apogee ONE is the perfect solution. Plus the control knob is pretty handy!”
Apogee’s Duet for iPad & Mac was recently utilized by engineer Kevin Harp while working on Disney’s Frozen at Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage. With Duet, Harp was able to edit music multi-tracks for the animated motion picture on his laptop while engineer David Boucher worked separately on the score. “I needed a headphone amp with lots of power and the ability to send a separate mix to another monitor station,” Harp explains. “Duet was the ideal solution.”
Recent Projects: Milo Greene
“As iPads and software efx become a everyday part of the tools of the trade – a high quality and convenient interface is crucial. JAM is just that.”
Recent Projects: Usher, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Justin Bieber
“The new Apogee MiC is a great plug-and-play tool to help our clients have efficient, yet quality recording on their laptops and iPads!
It’s easy to use and has a great sensitivity for a broad range of voices. It’s definitely the MiC for sessions on-the-go because it’s portable
and light-weight enough to throw in a purse or carry-on bag.”
At the 2014 SXSW music festival, we recorded singer-songwriter Stevie Ann on a street bench in downtown Austin using only MiC, GarageBand and an iPad. The results were incredible.
Now in his third season as musical director and composer for Saturday Night Live, Eli Brueggemann has one of the wildest jobs in all of the music industry. A longtime Apogee user, Eli leans on products like Duet and MiC to capture pristine recordings of the SNL band and cast members while working on the fly.
Composer JohnnyRandom’s new single, “Bespoken”, is a gorgeous soundscape made entirely out of sounds drawn from parts of his bicycle… you won’t believe your ears.
On Thursday, March 20, The Tonight Show illustrated the creative potential of music creation on iPad. Host Jimmy Fallon and Grammy-Winning artist Billy Joel teamed up to record their live acapella performance of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” using Apogee’s Quartet audio interface and Apple’s iPad. Using this setup, the two were able to effortlessly record, loop and layer studio-quality vocal melodies in realtime.
This holiday season, Grammy-nominated R&B singer, musician and producer PJ Morton (Maroon 5, Young Money/Cash Money records) delighted us with a lush version of “Winter Wonderland.” Hear the exclusive track, recorded using Apogee Symphony I/O (with Mic Preamp Module), Symphony 64 | Thunderbridge™ and Apple Logic. PJ’s song “Only One” (feat. Stevie Wonder) was recently […]