Switching over to the Mini-DAC sounded significantly better, and this way I was able to monitor my tracks more clearly and to give artists better sound in their headphones. No, create an account now. I keep on reading that the Benchmark is very resolving, detailed, and a bit on the bright side. Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder. Find an Apogee dealer. The Benchmark was probably more resolving, harder edged but my amp and speakers ATC are quite open and honest in a gentle way and it was just too much information to be enjoyable.

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Orlan KFeb 7, Sometimes I get sent a piece of gear to review that I think I don’t really need, and then once it’s in use at my studio, I don’t know how I lived without it.

Professional Stereo Audio Interface for Mac. New family of Thunderbolt audio interfaces for Mac Element It’s reassuring to have something that can handle so many types of inputs and allows you to monitor them accurately, helping you to make the great recordings you need to make.


I was gonna complain that the XLR outputs and headphone levels are both controlled by the front-panel level control Given the number of ksb out there, its good to have narrowed down your list. In Nashville sitting behind a mixing board. Apogee products for Mac and PC.

I’m minnidac I did. Bill Cheney and Jim Romney are the men responsible for keeping the amazing legacy of Spectra Sonics, a legendary, if criminally unheralded, pro-audio company alive. The emulation of analog gear in the digital realm is nothing new, but the emulation of analog gear in the analog realm is a new concept-analog modeling.

Apogee Mini-DAC vs. Benchmark DAC-1 USB

The Benchmark was probably more resolving, harder edged but my amp and speakers ATC are quite open and honest in a gentle way and it was just too much information apotee be enjoyable. Studio-quality guitar interface and foot pedal controller for Mac.

Subscribe for free here. My Mini-DAC is set to arrive on sometime this week. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making. But once you realize this design quirk, it’s fine.

To be honest, I’d like to hear both eventually and choose. Shop for Apogee Products and Accessories.



The Legendary Audio Masterpiece 2 is a comprehensive 2-bus analog processing system conceived by Billy Stull and designed by Rupert Neve. For Barry, I appreciate that you understand and value a small company that doesn’t try to all-things-to-all-people in Metric Halo.

Yes, my password is: Ask an Apogee Expert. I’ve seen the term needledrop since getting back into audio after a protracted absence as you knowbut am not sure exactly what it means.

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Any other opinions between the two? You kids today and your audio interfaces. No, create an account now.

In all, this unit which I will own soon! Get answers now in the Apogee Knowledgebase. For the record, I’ve been intrigued with both the Apogee and the Benchmark gear but, due to my need for recording 8 channels at one time, I’ve settled for a Presonus FireStudio, which I’ve found sufficient – but likely not for the pros – for digital playback.