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Apogee Ensemble | Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Apogee Ensemble | Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface


 
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Our Price: $2,495.00



Availability: Ships in 24 to 48 Hours

Monitor / Analog Out L & R | Stereo Pair of Cables




Analog Input 1-8 | Mogami 2932 & Neutrik Gold




Analog Output 1-8 | Mogami 2932 & Neutrik Gold




S/PDIF Out | Mogami 2964 (Stereo Signal)




S/PDIF In | Mogami 2964 (Stereo Signal)





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Pro Audio LA is now offering custom cables with the purchase of an Ensemble Thunderbolt for a small additional charge!

This package includes:

  • 1 - Apogee Ensemble | Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with Waves Gold Plugin Bundle
  • Add optional TRS to TRS or TRS to XLR-Male for Monitor Outs L/R
  • Add optional DB25, XLR and/or TRS for your Analog Inputs 1-8
  • Add optional DB25 to DB25, XLR, or TRS for your Analog Outputs 1-8
  • Add optional SPDIF In/Out Cables

Apogee Ensemble - Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

  • 8 Mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and Advanced Stepped Gain circuit
  • Legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion
  • Thunderbolt connectivity for ultra-low latency (1.1ms round trip with Logic Pro X)
  • Front panel Guitar I/O with Class A JFET inputs, dual mode re-amp outputs
  • Talkback functionality with built-in mic and control button
  • 2 PurePower headphone outputs
  • 10 separately assignable analog inputs
  • 16 analog outputs of premium Apogee conversion
  • Core Audio optimized DMA engine frees up Mac CPU for plugins and software instruments
  • Apogee Control software offers highly customizable workflow and Essentials Control Strip window
  • Compatible with Apogee Control hardware remote studio controller
  • Connect two Ensembles to your Mac and double your analog inputs and outputs
  • Connect any Apogee Element series interface to Ensemble for additional Ensemble quality inputs and outputs


Ensemble Thunderbolt is the best sounding all-in-one audio recording interface for Mac. With ultra-low latency performance, comprehensive studio functionality and legendary Apogee quality, Ensemble is the ideal choice to meet the diverse demands of the professional home or commercial studio. Ensemble features premium Apogee AD/DA conversion, 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controller functionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphone outputs and digital connectivity for a total of 30 x 34 I/O.

True Thunderbolt Performance
Ensemble delivers the full potential of Thunderbolt 2 performance with the lowest latency, unmatched CPU efficiency, 2 ports for expanding your system and a revolutionary 32-bit playback signal path.

The Lowest Latency of any Audio Interface
Ensemble’s proprietary Thunderbolt driver has been written from the ground up for Mac OS X Mavericks, resulting in unmatched performance and efficiency. Latency has been reduced to an astounding 1.1ms round-trip*, allowing you to monitor through your DAW, plug-ins included, simplifying your workflow and leveraging the power of your Mac. Even when your session’s DSP demands require a higher buffer setting, Ensemble’s ultra-low latency means no longer having to choose between power and speed.

To accommodate different workflow preferences, Ensemble features optional direct hardware monitoring through Apogee’s Control Software with 0.6ms of latency.

* Logic Pro X at 96kHz / 32 buffer setting

Devours Bits, Sips CPU
Ensemble’s custom driver includes two innovative features to maximize the performance of the software-hardware interface: a full 32-bit signal path from the output of your DAW straight to the high-performance ESS DAC, and a revolutionary Direct Memory Access (DMA) engine to more efficiently read and write data directly to Mac memory independent of the Mac CPU.

The DMA engine, running on Ensemble’s hardware logic chip, reads digital audio data directly from your Mac’s memory in a 32-bit format, increasing the driver’s efficiency and providing the highest resolution signal possible to the DAC stage. This implementation allows the driver to crunch an enormous amount of data at an amazing speed, while making a very light demand on your Mac CPU. You benefit with lower latency, more plug-in power, and a transparent and encompassing listening experience.

Apogee Control Software
Apogee Control has been built from the ground up for Ensemble Thunderbolt, and delivers complete control functionality in highly customizable user interface. Apogee implemented innovative features like the simplified “Essentials” control window and an FX Send mixer feature to simplify and speed up the recording workflow. Apogee Control brings together Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element Series interfaces allowing them to work simultaneously, giving you more premium sound quality and a seamless and powerful user experience.

Control Highlights:
  • Streamlined new interface
  • Easily adapt layout to fit your workflow
  • Essentials control strip maximizes screen space
  • FX send lets you use your DAW’s effects with low latency monitoring
  • Use your Mac’s Built-in mic for Talkback
  • Configure main output for multiple speakers and surround sound control up to 9.1
Add Apogee Control Hardware Remote Messaging
The Apogee Control hardware remote brings all of Ensemble’s powerful front panel controls and more to your desktop. With the Apogee Control software and Apogee Control hardware remote you have instant access to input and output levels using the large Control knob and 3 control knob focus buttons, plus direct access to dozens of software functions using the 8 user-configurable hardware buttons

For more information on this or any Apogee product, visit www.apogeedigital.com

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