If you’re struggling to make your music recording, podcast or livestream stand out from the crowd with a present and punchy sound, you may have heard that “compression” will help you achieve your results. Apogee Hype Mic’s built in compression does just that. We’ve tried 10 ways to Sunday to describe compression – it’s “the reduction of dynamic range”, it’s “squeezing the audio”, it’s the “polish you hear on the radio” – but in the end, the best way to understand compression is to hear it in action.
Learn how after comparing audio interfaces Chris determined Apogee Element’s sonic quality and tight integration is the best user experience for Logic users, and how Dual-Path DSP and FX Rack enable Logic users to monitor with plugins without latency.
In this video, product specialist Roger Robindoré will take you through our flagship audio interface, Symphony I/O Mark II. Featuring intuitive touchscreen and software control, a completely modular design, and the finest analog to digital conversion Apogee has developed in its 35 year history, Symphony IO is the premier choice for professionals in the studio recording, live sound, broadcast, house of worship and post production markets.
In this video, product specialist Roger Robindoré will take you through the all new Symphony Desktop 10×14 USB audio interface, the most feature-packed portable interface Apogee has ever created. With flagship Symphony Series audio quality, internal hardware DSP for Apogee FX plugin workflows, Apogee Alloy mic preamp emulations, plus the visually stunning touchscreen interface from Symphony IO, all in a sleek and compact form factor. As part of the Symphony family, Symphony Desktop offers our state-of-the-art, flagship audio quality.
ClipMic Digital is our high-quality lavalier mic for iPhone and iPad, featuring Apogee conversion and a custom omnidirectional mic capsule. With a crisp, clear sound and a small, discrete form factor, ClipMic Digital ensures that your message comes across loud and clear whether you live-streaming, conducting a podcast interview, meeting online, recording a lecture or shooting a video.
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.
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.
If you’re a guitar player, you know that lugging your amp around can get a bit tedious. Not to mention avoiding noise complaints when practicing can be tricky if you’re staying in a hotel or living in an apartment. When you wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea, you can’t just ignore it and go to sleep. You have to plug in and jam out—it’s a craving all artists and performers feel. When you have to be considerate of your neighbors, that can be a tricky midnight calling.
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?
With the invention of the iPad came the transition into a more mobile workspace. Rather than being tied to your computer or a clunky external hard drive, you can now record straight to your iPad on the go. The ability to access your multitrack session anywhere and anytime is an incredible advantage when it comes to productivity. Working with a tablet allows for many beneficial features you may not get with a computer or laptop.