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Apollo Artist Sessions Vol. VI: Fab Dupont & Jay Stolar feat. Snarky Puppy

Jay Stolar feat. Snarky Puppy

Title “When I’m Acting Crazy”
Recorded and Mixed by Fab Dupont
Talent Jay Stolar, Snarky Puppy, Fab Dupont
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Session Notes

Watch producer/engineer Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, Mark Ronson) from record a live collaboration between Snarky Puppy and Jay Stolar through the Apollo interface and UAD Powered Plug-Ins as they perform “When I’m Acting Crazy.”


Tracked at MSR Studios in New York City, this session highlights Apollo Expanded software, as Dupont tracks a 13 piece ensemble with two first generation Apollo 16s and a single Apollo Twin.

Plug-Ins Used

The UAD plug-ins used on this session include the Cambridge EQ, dbx 160 Compressor/Limiter, EMT 140 Plate Reverb, and EMT 250 Classic Electronic Reverb, EP-34 Tape Echo, Neve® 1073 EQ and Neve 33609® Compressor, Oxford EQ, Precision Bus Compressor, Precision Limiter,and Maximizer, the Pultec Passive EQ Collection, Galaxy Tape Echo, SPL Twin Tube, Studer A800 Tape Machine, Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection, and the 1176 Classic Limiter Collection.


The mic setup featured an AKG D12 as well as an old Yamaha NS10 speaker inside a tom to record the kick drum. Two RCA 77 DXs for drum overheads, one Sennheiser MD 421 for both rack toms and one for the floor tom, and an AKG C414 on the snare. Two RCA 77 DXs captured the percussion, and two Neumann TLM 170s were used for the horn section with an AKG C24 as an ambient horn mic. Two Neumann U67s were used for the background singers while the organ’s Leslie speaker was miked with three Neumann U87s.

— Mason Hicks

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