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Apogee Artists on the Billboard 200 (Week of May 16, 2016)

New week, new albums, new standings. All three of these artists had their new albums debut on the Billboard 200. Here are this week’s artists that made use of Apogee products during their rise to the Billboard.

Apogee Artists on the Billboard 200 (Week of May 9, 2016)

Dominating performances from Drake, a top 10 residency from Rihanna, and a Billboard climb from Panic! At The Disco. Here are three artists on this week’s charts that made use of Apogee products during their rise to the Billboard.

How Soft Limit Can Help Save Your Recording

If you’re in a situation where you are recording a performance and you encounter unexpected high level, the damage is done. However, if you are tracking the performance through an Apogee interface with Soft Limit, you’ll be covered and avoid disaster.

Apogee Artists on the Billboard 200 (Week of May 2, 2016)

Let’s take a look at three albums on this week’s Billboard 200 created by today’s influential women and Apogee Users.

The Secret Behind Apogee’s Mic Pre Technology

Apogee has taken a unique design approach to their built-in mic preamps to achieve the best performance of any audio interface. Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture™ features a circuit that is dynamically optimized at different gain settings to provide superior bandwidth, ultra low noise and nonexistent distortion across an unprecedented gain range of 0-75 dB.

How To Avoid Noise Complaints With Your Electric Guitar

If you’re a guitar player, you know that lugging your amp around can get a bit tedious. Not to mention avoiding noise complaints when practicing can be tricky if you’re staying in a hotel or living in an apartment. When you wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea, you can’t just ignore it and go to sleep. You have to plug in and jam out—it’s a craving all artists and performers feel. When you have to be considerate of your neighbors, that can be a tricky midnight calling.

What You Need to Know About Native vs DSP

The idea of having additional horsepower available via external DSP to run whatever plugins you want might seem like an ideal solution for many modern recording engineers. However, computers have become extremely powerful and plugin developers are constantly improving their software to be more CPU efficient. The combination of these two things means that today’s computers can handle more audio plugins than ever before. So do you really need external DSP?

Apogee Customer Spotlight – Justin Goldner

Justin Goldner‘s musical explorations have taken him around the world to 33 countries as a bassist, guitarist and producer, making music with the likes Sting, Ricky Martin, Macy Gray, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Matisyahu, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski), Allison Williams (Girls), Donald Glover, Jesse McCartney, Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead), Jason Robert Brown and others, including his mentor, Meshell Ndegeocello.

7 Simple Tips for the Perfect Mix

Mixing is one of the most important parts of a song’s creation. You put enormous work into the recording process, used all the best gear, and now you’re left with a rough draft of the magic you came to make. With a plan of attack, you can mix your session in a few hours with great results. Use these seven mixing tips to help guide you down that path.

How to Make the Most of Your Virtual Instruments

We often hear people complain about virtual instruments saying they sound too digital. Some people avoid using them so their song has more authenticity to it. However, there comes a time where virtual instruments are needed. Maybe you felt something was missing and didn’t have the resources to record.