Nile Rodgers – Multiple Grammy Winning Composer, Producer, Arranger and Guitarist on HypeMiC
“Because I’m not just a record producer, but also a live performing musician, Apogee’s HypeMiC has been a silver bullet for the problem that we’ve repeatedly faced of needing to work on studio projects – including vocals – in the midst of extensive touring. In the past we had carried Apogee’s previous-generation MiC while traveling, and the HypeMiC’s new controls and features address any issues we had encountered. In particular, the lightest compression setting allows us to track release-worthy vocals, even in hotel rooms, without any harshness, and with a tone reminiscent of vintage large-diaphragm condenser mics.”
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC and the newly elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records!) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times”. Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2017) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2016). Most recently, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Advisor for the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Nile Rodgers & CHIC recently released their first new studio album, “It’s About Time” in over 26 years to critical acclaim and a Top 10 position in the UK album charts.