Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series

The Twilight Concert Series on the iconic Santa Monica Pier is Southern California’s premier free outdoor summer music event. Every Thursday night from July to September, visitors come from all over to watch a wide array of artists perform in a beautiful ocean-view setting. Apogee’s headquarters is located just 3 miles away from the Santa Monica Pier, and with the company’s constant commitment to serving local community, it was only fitting that the company be involved in this year’s events.

Recording the Performances with Apogee Symphony I/O

The audio from these performances is captured using Apogee’s flagship Symphony I/O audio interface and mic preamps. 64 channels of simultaneous inputs are split three ways from the stage.  The recording rig feed is connected to the inputs of Apogee’s Symphony I/O, boosted to line level using the built-in mic preamps and converted from analog to digital using Apogee’s legendary conversion. The Symphony I/O’s are connected to a Pro Tools HD native audio interface, allowing those 64 channels to get into a MacBook Pro laptop via a single Thunderbolt cable and recorded with Pro Tools software.

This state of the art recording rig is truly one of a kind. Gone are the days of truck storage, heavy lifting, and onerous setup – the versatility and convenience of Apogee’s ultimate workstation is unparalleled.

Twilight Concert Performances

Photo Credit: Santa Monica Pier Corp./David Zygielbaum

Morris Day

July 9, 2015 at the Santa Monica Pier, CA

 Recording Rig

  • 64 x 64 Symphony I/O System
  • Connected to MacBook Pro via Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt
  • Recorded in Avid Pro Tools
  • Used Symphony I/O built-in mic preamps
  • Engineered by Brandon Duncan
  • Mixed by Martin Fleischmann

Photo Credit: Santa Monica Pier Corp./David Zygielbaum

Photo Credit: Santa Monica Pier Corp./David Zygielbaum

Hippo Campus

July 16, 2015 at the Santa Monica Pier, CA

 Recording Rig

  • 64 x 64 Symphony I/O System
  • Connected to MacBook Pro via Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt
  • Recorded in Avid Pro Tools
  • Used Symphony I/O built-in mic preamps
  • Engineered by Brandon Duncan
  • Mixed by Martin Fleischmann

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