On Tuesday, February 23, Pete Yorn will be performing in front of a small, invite-only audience at the Apogee Studio in Santa Monica, California for KCRW’s Apogee Sessions. Enter to win two free tickets.
There’s a handful of moments in life when we get to experience something so breathtaking and perfect that we’re reminded of how much of a blessing it is to be alive. Beck’s private concert/live taping at Apogee Studio was one of those moments.
From the walls of the state-of-the-art Apogee Studio in Los Angeles, California, comes Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ new release, „Live from KCRW“. The mesmerizing concert, originally aired as a part of the intimate Apogee Sessions series on KCRW, features a stripped-down lineup performing a set of classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds songs, including material from the group’s recent hit album „Push the Sky Away“.
„Live from KCRW“ documents the band’s April 18th, 2013 performance at Apogee Studio in pristine sonic detail. Renowned producer and mix engineer Bob Clearmountain was on hand to record the session with the help of Apogee’s flagship Symphony I/O interface and legendary Neve 8068 console. The live album showcases unprecedented sound quality made possible by the studio’s vintage analog gear and world-class Apogee converters.
The band’s fourth official live release, „Live from KCRW“ is now available digitally, on CD, and in double vinyl format. The vinyl edition includes two exclusive, un-broadcasted tracks from the live session.
Higss Boson Blues
Far From Me
Stranger Than Kindness
The Mercy Seat
And No More Shall We Part
Wide Lovely Eyes
People Ain’t No Good
Into My Arms (limited vinyl only)
God Is In The House (limited vinyl only)
Push The Sky Away
Jack The Ripper
On June 19, 2013, Apogee Electronics hosted a string of live performances at the company’s Apogee Studio as part of the MTV’s “O Music Awards,” an online event that celebrates artist talent on the web with nonstop live performances.
Broadcasted live on MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com over a 24 hour period, the O Music Awards made its way across the nation’s most popular music cities, including New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. The Los Angeles portion, hosted exclusively at Apogee Studio, featured acts such as Grouplove, Robert Schwartzman (of Rooney), Tennis System, Night Riots and The Mowglis.
All performances held at Apogee Studio were captured with the help of Apogee Electronics’ flagship audio interface, Symphony I/O, and mixed live-to-broadcast by engineer Kevin Harp. While Harp manned the control room’s Neve 8068, engineer Brandon Duncan handled all stage and front-of-house sound.
The web concert began at 7 p.m. EST with the acts broadcasted from the Apogee Studio kicking off around 2 a.m. EST and concluding around 7 a.m.
Awards included Best Interactive Music Video (“Lost In the Echo” by Linkin Park), Best Web-Born Artist (Kitty), Best Music App (“Crowdsync”) and Must-Follow Artist On Twitter (Andrew W.K.).
Watch the performances on the O Music Award Blog >
On September 26, 2012, Band of Horses performed in front of just over 200 people for a KCRW showcase at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, California. The group seemed to welcome the change from the much larger venues where they typically perform, to the small intimate studio setting where they were able to easily interact with the enthusiastic crowd. The band offered a unique set with the first half being acoustic, then moving to electric after their interview with KCRW’s Jason Bentley.
As always, legendary mix engineer Bob Clearmountain was there to capture it all using Apogee’s Symphony I/O.
To hear and see the full performance, click here