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Here's the press release that we received from Apogee...
Apogee has embarked on another year's journey with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, this time with more gear on board as it roams state to state across America, inspiring one future recording musician after another. Already equipped with Apogee Big Bens, Symphony Systems, AD-16Xs, DA-16Xs, and Ensembles, GiO is the perfect addition to the mobile studio, especially with Gibson's recent participation. Lead Guitarist Dustin Belanger of AfterMATH (pictured) took some time to play with GiO on the bus after his band won the first annual SchoolJam USA competition, presented by NAMM.
GiO, Apogee's new guitar interface and foot controller, is made for the Mac and allows guitarists to select amp and effects presets, turn effects on and off and record all without taking their hands off their guitar. Hands-free rocking and recording has arrived for Apple's GarageBand, Logic and MainStage, and it's heading your direction.
About the John Lennon Education Tour Bus
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. Since 1998, the Bus has provided free hands-on programs to hundreds of high schools, colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts, conventions and community organizations. Working together with some of the biggest names in music, the Lennon Bus encourages students to play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound equipment.
for more information and for the bus tour schedule.
About Apogee Electronics
For more than twenty years, artists, producers, and engineers have trusted Apogee for their digital audio solutions. Since the earliest days of digital audio and throughout its history, Apogee has produced the finest digital audio conversion products while consistently winning industry recognition, awards, and user loyalty.
The simple secret: Apogee engineering carefully designs each converter based on a commitment to the integration of the best analog and digital technologies available.