Apogee has announced the all new Ensemble, a 30×34 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface that provides users with the ability to record, edit, mix and master professional quality audio on their Mac using Logic Pro, Pro Tools or any Core Audio based DAW.
At 1.1ms, Ensemble claims to be the lowest round-trip latency performance available in any all-in-one audio interface, 8 mic preamps featuring Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain circuitry, front panel Guitar I/O and built-in talkback functionality. Ensemble’s proprietary Thunderbolt audio driver and full 32-bit playback path provide incredible CPU efficiency, allowing you to leverage the power of your Mac to monitor through a DAW with native plug-ins and simplify your workflow.
» Thunderbolt 2 Mac audio interface?
» 8 Mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and Advanced Stepped Gain circuit
» 2 front panel Guitar I/O channels with class A JFET inputs, dual mode re-amp outputs
» 16 analog outputs of Apogee conversion
» Proprietary Thunderbolt audio driver and ESS Sabre32 DAC offer full 32-bit playback
» Low latency (1.1 ms round trip @ 96kHz/32 buffer)
» Core Audio-optimized hardware DMA Engine frees your Mac CPU?
» 2 high-resolution OLED displays show levels and settings
» Input select buttons and controller knob for selection of parameters and settings
» 4 assignable buttons to control:
— Talkback mic (built-in or external)
— Output settings such as speaker set selection, mute, dim, sum to mono?
» Complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software?
» AD/DA conversion for recording up to 24-bit/192kHz?
» Works with Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton or any Core Audio compliant app on Mac
Apogee’s new Ensemble costs $2495 and will be available sometime this month.