Karin Park is a singer, songwriter, and producer based in Leksand, Sweden, and has a particular intrigue with Apogee Ensemble. With vast experience as a producer and artist, Karin has extensive knowledge with recording equipment and what she likes in an audio interface. Karin takes us through her church turned studio Djura Missionshus, in this Artist Q & A.
So you’ve decided you need a new interface and you’ve been scouring the internet reading reviews and tips on picking out the perfect fit. Let’s review the questions you should be asking in order to find out exactly what you’re looking for.
If you’re in a situation where you are recording a performance and you encounter unexpected high level, the damage is done. However, if you are tracking the performance through an Apogee interface with Soft Limit, you’ll be covered and avoid disaster.
Apogee has taken a unique design approach to their built-in mic preamps to achieve the best performance of any audio interface. Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture™ features a circuit that is dynamically optimized at different gain settings to provide superior bandwidth, ultra low noise and nonexistent distortion across an unprecedented gain range of 0-75 dB.
The idea of having additional horsepower available via external DSP to run whatever plugins you want might seem like an ideal solution for many modern recording engineers. However, computers have become extremely powerful and plugin developers are constantly improving their software to be more CPU efficient. The combination of these two things means that today’s computers can handle more audio plugins than ever before. So do you really need external DSP?
Those who live in the studio, perfecting their craft know that quality equipment can make a world of difference. Having the right microphones, the right compressor, and the right monitors are an essential aspect of any good recording. However, none of that matters if you don’t have a solid audio interface. A great interface can make a huge difference in sound quality.