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.
Recent Projects: CBS, FOX, The Simpsons, Two and A Half Men
“Luckily I have MiC with me in the car wherever I go, so if something does come up and I have to pick up a line, all I have to do is pull out MiC from the glovebox, plug it into my iPhone and record it, and then I send it as an email.”
Recent Projects: “Mind Over Matter” LP
“It’s really given us the opportunity to be able to record records at home…we didn’t have that before. Now we can really get into it – whether it be recording the whole thing from our house here or just the overdubs.”
Recent Projects: Of Mice and Men
“I love my Apogee ONE! We’re constantly writing new material on tour and finding an interface that is not only compact but also durable AND delivers a great sound can be quite difficult. The Apogee ONE is the perfect solution. Plus the control knob is pretty handy!”
Apogee’s Duet for iPad & Mac was recently utilized by engineer Kevin Harp while working on Disney’s Frozen at Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage. With Duet, Harp was able to edit music multi-tracks for the animated motion picture on his laptop while engineer David Boucher worked separately on the score. “I needed a headphone amp with lots of power and the ability to send a separate mix to another monitor station,” Harp explains. “Duet was the ideal solution.”
Recent Projects: Milo Greene
“As iPads and software efx become a everyday part of the tools of the trade – a high quality and convenient interface is crucial. JAM is just that.”
Recent Projects: Usher, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Justin Bieber
“The new Apogee MiC is a great plug-and-play tool to help our clients have efficient, yet quality recording on their laptops and iPads!
It’s easy to use and has a great sensitivity for a broad range of voices. It’s definitely the MiC for sessions on-the-go because it’s portable
and light-weight enough to throw in a purse or carry-on bag.”
At the 2014 SXSW music festival, we recorded singer-songwriter Stevie Ann on a street bench in downtown Austin using only MiC, GarageBand and an iPad. The results were incredible.
Now in his third season as musical director and composer for Saturday Night Live, Eli Brueggemann has one of the wildest jobs in all of the music industry. A longtime Apogee user, Eli leans on products like Duet and MiC to capture pristine recordings of the SNL band and cast members while working on the fly.
Composer JohnnyRandom’s new single, “Bespoken”, is a gorgeous soundscape made entirely out of sounds drawn from parts of his bicycle… you won’t believe your ears.
On Thursday, March 20, The Tonight Show illustrated the creative potential of music creation on iPad. Host Jimmy Fallon and Grammy-Winning artist Billy Joel teamed up to record their live acapella performance of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” using Apogee’s Quartet audio interface and Apple’s iPad. Using this setup, the two were able to effortlessly record, loop and layer studio-quality vocal melodies in realtime.
This holiday season, Grammy-nominated R&B singer, musician and producer PJ Morton (Maroon 5, Young Money/Cash Money records) delighted us with a lush version of “Winter Wonderland.” Hear the exclusive track, recorded using Apogee Symphony I/O (with Mic Preamp Module), Symphony 64 | Thunderbridge™ and Apple Logic. PJ’s song “Only One” (feat. Stevie Wonder) was recently […]
PBS’s nationally televised series Live from the Artists Den features intimate performances that showcase high-profile artists in non-traditional and often historic concert settings. The innovative music platform, which presents concerts across the United States, demands the most reliable and flexible audio equipment available.
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 56th Annual Grammy Awards: Bob Ludwig – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams “Get Lucky” […]
From the walls of the state-of-the-art Apogee Studio in Los Angeles, California, comes Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ new release, “Live from KCRW”. The mesmerizing concert, originally aired as a part of the intimate Apogee Sessions series on KCRW, features a stripped-down lineup performing a set of classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds […]
Recent Projects: Azealia Banks, L-vis 1990, Shuttle, Cubic Zirconia
“Of the past 52 weeks, I have only been home for about 6 of them. I need to be able to work just as efficiently on the road as I do in my studio. I picked up the Duet 2 and never looked back.”