Jimmy Fallon utilized an impressive iPad setup on The Tonight Show last night to sing a duet with Billy Joel in a cappella of the classic song The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
AppleInsider points out how Fallon’s iPad mini setup as revealed by a member of the Tonight Show staff on Twitter. The Apogee Quartet retails for $1,395 CDN and allowed wireless microphones to be connected to the iPad mini, which was running the $7.99 app Loopy HD:
“Tonight” staff member John MacDonald revealed on Friday that Fallon’s iPad mini was connected to an Apogee Quartet. The setup put together by Grammy winning producer Lawrence Manchester, who is a music mixer for Fallon’s program, made it possible for microphones to be connected to the iPad and Loopy HD.
— John MacDonald (@jmacmusic) March 21, 2014
The performance impressed Apple CEO Tim Cook who also shared it on Twitter, calling it “magical”:
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 21, 2014
Check out the performance below—it was executed flawlessly by Fallon and Joel: