So you’ve decided you need a new interface and you’ve been scouring the internet reading reviews and tips on picking out the perfect fit. Let’s review the questions you should be asking in order to find out exactly what you’re looking for.
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.
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.
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?
With the invention of the iPad came the transition into a more mobile workspace. Rather than being tied to your computer or a clunky external hard drive, you can now record straight to your iPad on the go. The ability to access your multitrack session anywhere and anytime is an incredible advantage when it comes to productivity. Working with a tablet allows for many beneficial features you may not get with a computer or laptop.
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.
Those who live in the studio, perfecting their craft know that quality equipment can make a world of difference. Having the right microphones, the right compressor, and the right monitors are an essential aspect of any good recording. However, none of that matters if you don’t have a solid audio interface. A great interface can make a huge difference in sound quality.
Many of us are familiar with the loud roar of a plane’s engine. Whether you’re sitting in the front or kicking it in the back, the plane’s ambience can drown out your favorite playlist. Being in the air often whether it’s for business or for travel can be exhausting, but it can also be an escape. Music lets you relax and enjoy that escape. Make sure you’re not missing any of it due to background noise.
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.
Apogee MiC 96k is a digital microphone designed to deliver studio quality recording you can take anywhere. Use MiC 96k to record vocals, spoken word, acoustic guitar, piano, drums…anything! Inspired by the most revered and classic microphones in history, MiC 96k is designed to sound amazing and be easy to use with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.