Just five days ago, Apogee announced the portable BOOM interface. There is now an Apogee BOOM deal where purchasing the new 2×2 USB interface gets you 50% off any Apogee plug-in or plug-in bundle. The unit is available from our affiliate partner Thomann * , and the best way to get acquainted with the discounted plug-ins is to grab the free trials from Apogee. Read more below…
Apogee BOOM deal – 50% off Apogee plug-ins
The new Apogee BOOM is notably more portable and less expensive than other offerings by the manufacturer. It’s not that Apogee always aims to sell high. I think the old Apogee One with the built-in mic was great value for not that much money.
But the BOOM is indeed a proper Apogee USB interface with two inputs, one microphone preamp, and built-in DSP. It’s the essential Apogee qualities condensed into a highly compact format.
I haven’t used the BOOM myself. But, knowing Apogee, I assume it successfully qualifies as a modestly priced alternative to the company’s premium Symphony Desktop and Duet 3 interfaces. That said, the BOOM is significantly pricier than the many budget options presented by the likes of Focusrite, M-Audio, and Behringer.
Still, musicians, podcasters, and live streamers who started a while ago and are looking to upgrade can take their sound quality to the next level with an option like the BOOM.
The interface is bus-powered over USB and features two inputs. The first one has a 1/4”-XLR combo jack and a mic preamp with a generous 62 dB of gain. Input 2 is a 1/4” jack for instruments and line-level sources.
Note that there are no hardware switches on the interface, such as phantom power and input toggling. Instead, there are software switches in the Apogee Control 2 app.
Additionally, the BOOM has Apogee’s built-in DSP that runs the company’s ECS Channel Strip digital effect. It features a 3-band EQ, compressor, and drive. Thanks to low-latency DSP, you can apply effects while monitoring and recording.
Apogee BOOM Deal – Price and availability
Currently, purchasing an Apogee BOOM interface lets you get 50% off any Apogee plug-in or bundle. Plug-ins offered by the manufacturer include emulations of vintage hardware, such as the famous Pultec EQs, the Opto-3A tube compressor, and two proprietary effects – ModEQ 6 and ModComp. The discounts are available after registering your interface.
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- All Apogee plug-ins are 50% off: Apogee