Recent Projects: Beck, Sophie and the Bom Boms
“The gorgeous sounding converters are what originally drew me to Apogee years ago and I’ve been using their hardware ever since. I love the new Ensemble… It has the lowest latency and is actually easier on your computer’s CPU than other interfaces out there. It has super versatile I/O options and seamless software integration. Less hassle. More time for creativity. I sound like a commercial, but I mean it!! I use the Ensemble at my studio and the Duet when I’m on the road.”
Andrew Gold (AKA Team EZY) is an up-and-coming producer and DJ from Los Angeles. Drew began his career performing at local warehouse parties and events before touring for several years as a DJ tech for Skrillex, renowned artist and friend. When creating his music, Drew uses the Apogee Duet. When he wants to make or share music on the go, he takes the Apogee Groove USB headphone amp and DAC. “Apogee is one of my favorite companies around and Groove is a little treat that makes the listening experience a lot better when you are on the road and out of the studio”, Drew comments.
We recently spent the day in Venice, California with Harrison Kipner, a fiercely independent third generation songwriter, performer and producer, and got a glimpse into his world as a young, emerging artist. Harry records with an Apogee Quartet and when he’s listening to music or wants to share work in progress with his dad, he brings Apogee Groove. “When I play something to him, I need it to sound good, so I bring the Groove” Harry remarks. “I just plug it into a laptop and it feels and sounds like it was in the studio.”
“Groove brings back all the fidelity, dynamics and emotion of the original recordings. I won’t listen to music without it, and neither should you.”
President, Film Music and Publishing at Universal Pictures
“I’m always on the road listening to music off of laptops and devices, but there wasn’t really a good, portable, practical and seamlessly integrated headphone pre-amp that would fit into my routine… until now! Groove delivers that same first-rate Apogee quality in a perfect pint-sized package”
Recent Projects: Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert, Ariana Grande
“The Apogee Duet is all I need…There has been a plethora of gear that has come out and still comes out, but there’s only room for 1 best, and that’s where Apogee products stand. The Duet never leaves my side”
Recent Projects: Adele, Beyonce, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift
“I’ve always trusted Apogee to produce impeccable sound quality and conversion and the Groove delivers.”
Recent Projects: Breaking Bad, Batman vs. Robin, Elysium, Star Wars Kinect, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,
“Apogee Groove makes my headphones sound incredible. Whatever they did with the output stage sounds amazing, as do it’s converters. Highly recommended.”
Teaming up with producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello), Jon Regen set out to create a soulful story through his beautiful, jazz-inspired piano melodies and sophisticated catchy lyrics in his recently released album, “Stop Time”. After having released two self-produced albums, Regen’s collaboration with Froom allowed him to elevate his songwriting to a whole new level. Apogee’s Symphony I/O was utilized at every step in the making of the album – from the first demo to the final mix.
Recent Projects: These Things Happen, Must Be Nice
“I’m all about simplicity, and the Duet represents that at the highest level in my opinion… It’s function, it’s performance and its design are all impeccable and I use it everywhere I go because it’s so portable. It’s beautiful to look at, and at the end of the day, it just works.”
Engineer David Boucher recently recorded Imagine Dragons at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for Crackle’s “Playing It Forward” session. Boucher tracked the band’s surprise performance entirely with Apogee’s new Ensemble, utilizing the built-in mic preamps and AD conversion to ensure superior sound quality.
We would like to congratulate the many Grammy nominees this year, many of whom we are proud to have as part of the Apogee family. A special mention to a few of our Apogee users who have been nominated for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards…
Recent Projects: Panic! at the Disco, KREWELLA, Hollywood Undead, 3OH!3
“The Apogee MiC has changed the way we do everything at Matt Squire Productions. Its quite simply the first portable microphone that sounds amazing. Since integrating it into our process, we have been making top quality tracks with it on our phones, tablets and laptops. Our artists love the sound and convenience of it. MiC is truly the beginning of a revolution in audio recording.”
Recent Projects: Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Shakira
“Symphony I/O has become my standard system, period!”
Bill Reynolds from Band of Horses checked in with the Apogee team to share a photo of his Apogee MiC recording rig. The group was using MiC in their hotel room to add vocals to a track they were working on.
Writing and recording the majority of her songs from her home in Utah, singer/songwriter Skylar Grey is able to remain comfortable, in her element and capture her most organic performances. Her vocals on the recently released track with Nicki Minaj “Bed of Lies” – written by Grey – were recorded entirely from her home with the help of Apogee’s Quartet. This setup has become the go-to rig for Grey as it allows her to efficiently write songs, record and send them to the biggest artists, producers and mix engineers in the world without having to leave the comfort of her home.