Santa Monica Twilight Concert – Morris Day
Recorded with Apogee Symphony I/O
On July 9, 2015, Morris day performed live on the Santa Monica Pier in front of an audience of local residents and visiting tourists, kicking off the first night of Santa Monica’s 31st annual Twilight Concert Series. The audio from the performance was captured using Apogee’s flagship Symphony I/O audio interface and mic preamps. 64 simultaneous inputs were split three ways from the stage – one to front of house, one to monitors, one to the recording rig. The recording rig channels were connected to the inputs of Apogee’s Symphony I/O, boosted to line level using the built-in mic preamps and converted from analog to digital using Apogee’s legendary AD conversion. The Symphony I/O was connected to a Pro Tools HD native audio interface, allowing those 64 channels to get to a MacBook Pro laptop via a single Thunderbolt cable and recorded with Pro Tools software with near zero latency.
This state of the art recording rig is truly one of a kind, as this sort of live application would have previously required a considerable amount of audio equipment occupying a large footprint near the stage or an on-site recording truck.