“A good DAC can open up music, allowing subtleties to come through and offering a new listening experience for music stored on a computer or streamed through an app. But a high-quality DAC can be expensive, often costing $1,000 or more. The Groove DAC from Apogee offers many of the upsides for under $300…The company, which has three decades of experience developing technology for recording studios, has built the device to adjust the sound to any type of headphones.”
Apogee 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.
“Apogee’s preamp reputation is second to none; this interface sounds sumptuous and there’s no doubt that it will turn the heads of guitar-led producers as much as those requiring more ‘regular’ microphone and line inputs via its neat and well thought- through re-amping capabilities.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
Apogee is pleased to announce the worldwide availability of Groove, a portable headphone amplifier and DAC for Mac and Windows computers that lets you hear your music like artists and audio professionals do in the studio.
Apogee is pleased to introduce MetaRecorder, a two-channel audio recording App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that will revolutionize mobile audio production for video. MetaRecorder is the first audio recording app for iPhone to offer intuitive multi-take recording, tagging and file organization for any field recording scenario. The perfect companion to Sennheiser’s digital clip-on microphones powered by Apogee, MetaRecorder features 24 bit/96kHz recording quality plus software control of input level and recording presets.
Apple’s two most recent campaigns are focused on multimedia creation on iPad and feature Apogee MiC as the preferred solution for effortlessly capturing quality audio. First airing during the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, “Make Music with iPad” features recording artist Elephant and DJ The Gaslamp Killer as they use iPad, GarageBand and MiC to produce a song from scratch. “Make A Film with iPad” was launched as a followup during the Academy Awards and follows Los Angeles area students as they use iPad, along with MiC and other Apps to create a short movie on iOS.
Belmont University in Nashville, Tennesse recently restored the historic Columbia Studio A. The studio will now serve as a learning ground for Belmont students and the University chose a Symphony I/O with Symphony 64 PCIe for their front end. We caught up with Michael Janas, Belmont’s Director of Recording Studio Operations to learn about the studio restoration and how they use Symphony IO in a learning environment.
Anaheim, California (January 24, 2015) – Apogee Electronics’ MiC 96k has won the top award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the category of Hardware Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets at the 30th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The awards were held Saturday, January 24 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
“Winning our 19th TEC Award for MiC 96k is a great way to begin our 30th anniversary year,” said Sean McArthur, Apogee’s Director of Marketing. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the best in our community and it validates our commitment to making innovative products of the highest quality.”
“The people and products that were nominated at this year’s TEC Awards, especially on this milestone 30th anniversary, deserve our respect and admiration,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “And those select few who have gone home with a coveted TEC Award have set a high bar for the industry. These are the tools and sounds that will shape the music we will be listening to for years to come.”
Apogee MiC 96k was selected for the award by a panel of pro audio and music industry professionals who carefully reviewed each nominated product. Lucas van der Mee, Apogee’s Sr. Design Engineer, received the award on behalf of the company. Also honored during the evening’s events were guitar legend Slash, who received the prestigious Les Paul Award, and NAMM TEC Hall of Fame inductees Nathan East and Ed Cherney. All three honorees happen to be Apogee customers.
Apogee’s MiC 96k is a portable, studio-quality USB microphone you can connect directly to an iPhone, iPad or Mac. MiC 96k makes it easy to capture professional recordings of vocals, acoustic instruments, voice overs and more.
The NAMM TEC Awards are the professional audio and music production industry’s most prestigious awards show honoring excellence in sound technology and creativity.
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, 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 NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 9,200 members around the world. The NAMM Foundation works 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 http://www.nammfoundation.org/, Facebook, Twitter,YouTube.
Apogee Electronics, industry leader in digital audio conversion technology, and Sennheiser, manufacturer of RF wireless systems, professional microphones and headphones, are pleased to announce their newly formed partnership at the 2015 Winter NAMM show.