Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel record on iPad with Apogee Quartet on The Tonight Show

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.

Ilan Rubin – Recording with Apogee Duet and Logic Pro X

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Apogee Announces Symphony Thunderbolt™ Compatibility with Apple’s New Mac Pro

Anaheim, California, January 23, 2014 – Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce its multi-channel Thunderbolt™ audio recording solution featuring Symphony I/O and Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge is compatible with the new Apple Mac Pro.

Recording Guitar with GarageBand and JAM 96k on an iPhone

Apogee Announces New JAM 96k – Professional Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone and Mac

Santa Monica, California, January 6, 2014 – Apogee Electronics is pleased to introduce JAM 96k, a new professional guitar interface for iPad, iPhone and Mac. JAM 96k lets you easily connect your guitar to your iPhone, iPad or Mac, whether you’re on-the-go or in the most advanced recording studio. Its circuitry is designed to reproduce the unique interaction between guitar and tube amp, resulting in an authentic tone and responsive feel from any guitar or music creation app you choose.  For beginners to the most seasoned guitar players, JAM 96k delivers an inspiring experience for practicing, recording, or just jamming.

The original pro guitar interface for iOS
JAM was first introduced in 2011 alongside iPad 2 and GarageBand for iPad as part of Apple’s keynote presentation, marking the start of the iOS music recording revolution. Since then, JAM has become the standard for both aspiring and professional musicians. Its design and studio-quality sound inspired many imitators to follow in the iOS recording market.

What’s new
The new JAM 96k features tube amp tone emulation and a beautiful nickel-plated finish. JAM 96k also provides the ability to make higher fidelity recordings – up to 24-bit/96kHz – and includes an iOS Lighting cable in the box. Like its predecessor, JAM 96k also includes an iOS 30-pin cable and Mac USB cable.

About Apogee
Founded in 1985, Apogee Electronics designs and manufacturers award-winning audio recording solutions that are easy to use and sound amazing. Apogee products like Symphony I/O, 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

JAM 96k Highlights

  • PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
  • Designed for electric guitar, bass and acoustic instrument with a pickup
  • Discrete Class A Input stage emulates the tone and responsive feel of a classic guitar amp
  • Nickel plated finish
  • Up to 96kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital recording
  • Works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac
  • Includes iOS Lightning cable, iOS 30-pin cable, Mac USB cable
  • Simple setup, you can start recording in minutes
  • Control knob allows easy input level adjustment
  • Multicolor LED for status indication and input level monitoring
  • Studio quality instrument preamp with up to 40dB of gain
  • No batteries or external power required
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Price: $129 USD
Availability: Now Shipping Worldwide

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Symphony I/O captures Jay Z’s inauguration of Barclay’s Arena

Apogee recently had the opportunity to be a part of hip hop superstar Jay-Z’s inaugural shows at Barclay’s Arena in Brooklyn, New York. The highly anticipated opening of the arena was nothing short of monumental, with over 18,000 people in attendance for each of the 8 consecutive sold out shows.