“The 2×6 SE inspires me on a daily basis, knowing that what is coming out of my console is getting to the listener EXACTLY the way it sounds at my studio!”
Recent Projects: Carl Allen & The Art of Elvin, Christian McBride & Inside Straight, Benny Golson Quartet
“Whether recording ideas on the road with Apogee MiC or listening to music from my computer with Groove, I never leave home without Apogee”
For Beyoncé’s Formation World tour, the production team relies on the rock solid stability, low latency and ease of use provided by Apogee’s Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt and Apple MainStage Software to run her lead vocal effects in realtime.
Recent Projects: Justin Timberlake, Madonna
“Symphony I/O allows me to convert analog outboard gear back into my digital console at levels that other convertors cannot handle…There is a reason this piece is used worldwide in mastering houses, and there’s an absolute reason I continue to support it by taking it worldwide. There is an unprecedented level of trust I have for this piece and what it allows me to accomplish.”
Let’s take a look at three albums on this week’s Billboard 200 created by today’s influential women and Apogee Users.
“The microphone sounds great, is extremely portable, and easy to use, even for a non- tech guy like me.”
Recent Projects: Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Janelle Monáe
“I use Apogee products everyday as a songwriter – I need to record ideas quickly and clearly and often need the quality to be good enough to capture a moment as it happens and there is no other product i have used that does that better than Apogee.”
Recent Projects: Akon, Chris Brown, Kacy Hill, Will.I.Am
“We recorded Kacy Hill “Experience” on the Apogee MiC – she ended up signing to Kanye West with that one song. Anything I’ve released has been recorded with the MiC…I love Apogee & buying the MiC was probably the best $200 i’ve spent my whole career”
Recent Projects: Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Elton John
“I normally just take my earbuds out of the mini jack and call it a day. But listening through the Groove stunned me. I couldn’t believe there could be such a huge difference.”
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 58th Annual Grammy Awards:
Recent Projects: Death Cab for Cutie
“I cannot tell you how many hours I’ve spent trying to troubleshoot my previous setup, unable to consistently record for months, chasing random problems. This entire new Symphony I/O system, superior sound and inaudible latency blew my mind after building the first session. The transparency and imaging while both monitoring record enabled tracks and playback was brand new to me, almost like I had upgraded my monitors. Clearly these converters are magic, especially for capturing my drums!”
Recent Projects: Beck, Sophie and the Bom Boms
“The gorgeous sounding converters are what originally drew me to Apogee years ago and I’ve been using their hardware ever since. I love the new Ensemble… It has the lowest latency and is actually easier on your computer’s CPU than other interfaces out there. It has super versatile I/O options and seamless software integration. Less hassle. More time for creativity. I sound like a commercial, but I mean it!! I use the Ensemble at my studio and the Duet when I’m on the road.”
Andrew Gold (AKA Team EZY) is an up-and-coming producer and DJ from Los Angeles. Drew began his career performing at local warehouse parties and events before touring for several years as a DJ tech for Skrillex, renowned artist and friend. When creating his music, Drew uses the Apogee Duet. When he wants to make or share music on the go, he takes the Apogee Groove USB headphone amp and DAC. “Apogee is one of my favorite companies around and Groove is a little treat that makes the listening experience a lot better when you are on the road and out of the studio”, Drew comments.
We recently spent the day in Venice, California with Harrison Kipner, a fiercely independent third generation songwriter, performer and producer, and got a glimpse into his world as a young, emerging artist. Harry records with an Apogee Quartet and when he’s listening to music or wants to share work in progress with his dad, he brings Apogee Groove. “When I play something to him, I need it to sound good, so I bring the Groove” Harry remarks. “I just plug it into a laptop and it feels and sounds like it was in the studio.”
“Groove brings back all the fidelity, dynamics and emotion of the original recordings. I won’t listen to music without it, and neither should you.”
President, Film Music and Publishing at Universal Pictures
“I’m always on the road listening to music off of laptops and devices, but there wasn’t really a good, portable, practical and seamlessly integrated headphone pre-amp that would fit into my routine… until now! Groove delivers that same first-rate Apogee quality in a perfect pint-sized package”