MiC 96k Combines Mic, Preamp & Audio Interface Into One Compact Device

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2014 NAMM Show: Apogee Electronics has released the MiC 96k - a multiplatform digital microphone.

The MiC 96k combines a microphone, microphone preamp and an A/D converter into one device. According to Apogee, they have ‘designed each part of MiC 96k to deliver the lowest noise and highest quality signal possible for a digital microphone.’ Continue reading

Apogee Interfaces Now Shipping With iOS Lightning Connector

Apogee_one_duet_quartetApogee Electronics recently announced that their ONE, Duet and Quartet audio interfaces are shipping with iPad/iPhone Lightning, as well as 30-pin and Mac USB cables, providing direct connectivity to iPad, iPhone and Mac — including the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Here are the details:

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Apogee Intros Duet USB Audio Interface

Apogee_DuetWith a four-input USB audio interface called Quartet, and a newly-updated one-input interface called ONE, it should come as no surprise to readers that Apogee Electronics’ new two-input (four-output) USB audio interface is christened Duet.

The Duet audio interface for for iPad and Mac makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac, and features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging, and MIDI connectivity. The updated Duet debuted at The 2013 Winter NAMM Show.

When used with iPad or an iOS device, Duet works with any Core Audio compliant app like GarageBand, Auria and MultiTrack. For recording on a Mac, Duet works with Logic, Pro Tools, GarageBand, Ableton Live and any Mac Core Audio compliant application. Continue reading

Apogee Quartet Now iPad Compatible

Apogee_QuartetAt the 2013 Winter NAMM Show: Apogee Electronics announced that its updated Quartet USB audio interface is now compatible for use with the iPad.

The Quartet is a 4 input, 8 output USB audio interface and can make a direct digital connection to the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Mac. Continue reading

Apogee Intros Quartet for Mac

This week, audio recording equipment manufacturer Apogee Electronics unveiled a new desktop audio interface and control center for the Mac, called Quartet.

The first USB MIDI interface from Apogee, the Quartet features a signature single controller knob, four inputs, eight outputs, MIDI, and top panel display and control.

Quartet connects to any Mac via USB 2.0 high-speed for extremely low-latency and stellar performance. Quartet connects at high-speeds no matter the machine or sample rate; 44.1-192kHz.

Quartet’s four combination inputs offer microphone, instrument and line input with a gain range of up to 75 dB, leaving headroom for microphones and sound sources. For additional channels, Quartet’s eight digital inputs create the option of connecting an external interface, like the Apogee Ensemble.

The Quartet’s six balanced outputs deliver options for the video producer to mix in surround, for the live performer to send multiple mixes to monitors and front-of-house and for the mixer to send a mix to outboard compressors and EQs. Using Apogee’s Maestro software, the outputs will also split into three stereo pairs for connecting three speaker sets for auditioning mixes across various types of studio monitors.

The Quartet’s USB MIDI connection consolidates all gear connections away from the Mac, making Quartet the control center for any studio.

Quartet works with any Core Audio-compatible application including Logic, Pro Tools 9 and 10, Final Cut, and Ableton Live.

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Apogee Mike – USB Microphone For iPad, iPhone & Mac

Apogee Mike microphone for the iPad, iPhone & MacApogee Electronics has introduced Mike, described as “the most compact studio quality USB microphone available for iPad, iPhone and Mac”.

No love for Windows users, apparently.

Here’s what Apogee has to say about Mike:

Mike by Apogee is an extremely portable, easy-to-use and powerful microphone for use with GarageBand on your favourite iOS devices.

Finally, you can capture your best take with incredible quality, wherever your music takes you. Record any sound you can imagine, from vocals to vibraphones, acoustic to lap steel guitars, pianos to percussion and everything in between, and build a track right on your iPad with GarageBand. With the unique flexibility to also plug Mike into your Mac, the possibilities of recording are endless.

“With Mike, GarageBand and an iPad,” says Betty Bennett, CEO of Apogee Electronics, “Customers can record vocals and acoustic instruments with their iOS devices anytime, anywhere, and sound fantastic.”

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Apogee JAM Is ‘Studio Quality’ Guitar Interface For iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

Apogee Jam audio interface for the iPad, iPod touch and iPhoneApogee Electronics has introduced JAM, a guitar input for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac.

JAM is designed to let you work with guitar amps and effects in Apple’s GarageBand software on iPad 2 or Mac.

Features:

  • PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
  • Designed for electric guitar and bass
  • With no confusing setup, you can start recording in minutes
  • Made for Apple’s GarageBand software
  • Works with GarageBand on iOS devices or with any Core Audio compatible application on a Mac
  • 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
  • High quality locking output connects directly to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch dock connector port or USB port on a Mac
  • 44.1kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion
  • Auto Soft Limit for optimal input level
  • Made in the U.S.A.

The Apogeee JAM is expected to be available March 31st, for US $99.

Secrets Of The Black Eyed Peas, With Musical Director Printz Board

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Above, Black Eyed Peas Musical Director Printz Board gives a video tour of his live performance rig for BEP shows.

He discusses keyboard setup (including a Novation, Moog, Roland Juno-G, and Yamaha Motif), mixer, stereo monitors, bass amp, trumpet, and some of the things that you wouldn’t see on most gigs.

He’s got a talk-back mic to communicate with anyone in the crew in their in-ears. He also has a little TV screen that shows him any angle of the stage, and he can alert whomever necessary about potential problems, so that each cue happens at the right time and the show goes smoothly from song to song. Continue reading