Apogee Receives 3 Nominations for 31st Annual TEC Awards

Santa Monica, California, September 24, 2015Apogee Electronics is proud to have three products nominated in two separate categories for the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity awards. Apogee Ensemble, a 30×34 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface for Mac has been nominated in the category of Computer Audio Hardware. ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital, the first lavalier microphones to digitally connect to iPhone, co-developed with Sennheiser, are included in the category of Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets. Presented by the NAMM Foundation, the awards were created to celebrate the best in professional audio and sound production. Winners will be announced Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom during the annual NAMM show and via a live event web stream.

Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt was introduced in October 2014, blending acclaimed Apogee innovations with groundbreaking new features and the power of Thunderbolt connectivity. Ensemble includes 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controller functionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, and now includes the Waves Gold Plugin bundle (available as a software download upon registration). Ensemble’s custom Thunderbolt audio driver and Core Audio optimized DMA engine frees up your Mac CPU to run more plugins and software instruments, while maintaining the lowest latency of any all-in-one audio recording interface.

ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital, two clip-on microphone products co-developed with Sennheiser, enable users to capture professional, broadcast quality sound on iPad or iPhone. These revolutionary products combine Apogee’s A/D conversion and mic preamp expertise with Sennheiser’s microphone design knowledge, providing users with optimum sound quality for their recordings. Both microphones feature a Lightning connector which allow users to easily plug in to their iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch and record speech with incredibly high-quality.  ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital work seamlessly with any Core Audio compliant iOS app including Periscope, Apple’s Camera App or Apogee MetaRecorder.

Sennheiser ClipMic digital

Sennheiser ClipMic digital, powered by Apogee

Sennheiser MKE 2 digital

Sennheiser MKE 2 digital, powered by Apogee

About Apogee

In the company’s 30-year history, Apogee has won a total of 19 TEC Awards for their innovative products and been recognized as industry leaders in digital audio technology within the recording community. Apogee products like Symphony I/O, Ensemble, Quartet, Duet, ONE, JAM and MiC have been instrumental in creating countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning recordings by the world’s most successful music artists.  For more information, please visit https://apogeedigital.com

About The NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 9,900 members. The Foundation’s mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.