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Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt 24 Bit 32ch

Code: ENSEMBLE-TB

Availiablity: Available to order - Small delay

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $4,195.00

Special Price: $3,739.00

Details

Apogee Ensemble is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface to offer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functionality all in one box. Made for the professional home or commercial studio, Ensemble features legendary 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.


When you buy and register your Apogee Ensemble, you have access to incredible prices on any Waves audio plugins you want. Registered Apogee Ensemble customers will receive a discount code good for 25% off a single plugin or 35% off any Waves bundle plus an additional $100 voucher* that can be used towards their next Waves plugin purchase. Ensemble’s Core Audio optimized DMA engine, custom audio driver and Thunderbolt 2 connection combined with the powerful processing of your Mac allow you to utilize more plugins and virtual instruments with the lowest latency performance of any native system.


Highlights




  • 8 Mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and Advanced Stepped Gain circuit



  • 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



  • Includes special offers on Waves plugins (available upon registration)



  • 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








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 Maestro App 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.




A Difference You Will Hear


Apogee is an award-winning industry leader in digital recording technology with over 25 years of experience. Preferred by recording pros around the world, Apogee products like Duet, Quartet, the original Ensemble and Symphony I/O have been instrumental in creating countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning recordings and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades. Ensemble is built solidly on this reputation.