Apogee Element 88 24/192 16-in/16-out Thunderbolt Audio Interface - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
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Apogee Element 88 24/192 16-in/16-out Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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ELEMENT 88

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Apogee's Element 24, 46 and 88 are Thunderbolt audio I/O boxes for Mac. The Element Series takes the best of cutting-edge Apogee gear like Symphony I/O Mk II, Ensemble Thunderbolt and Groove and puts it into simple form factors. With streamlined hardware features and advanced software control, the Element series delivers ultimate recording quality and performance at unprecedented prices.

Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element Series audio interfaces now offer Direct Monitoring support in Apple's Logic Pro X (10.3.2) that easily eliminates recording latency with the simple click of a button. Pressing the new "Direct" button causes your monitoring signal to come directly from the hardware input, bypassing any I/O buffer or plug-in induced latency.

The new feature makes it possible to end distracting input delays for the performer without having to constantly change audio monitoring preferences and interact with a separate low latency monitoring mixer. Never before has it been so easy to record in Logic without latency. It's as simple as clicking the Direct button and adding a touch of reverb with an effect send.

The newly-implemented Direct button is found in Logic's Channel Strip Audio Device Controls, where Apogee hardware input parameters including mic pre gain, input type selection and others are currently found. This simplified user experience allows customers working with Apogee hardware and Logic Pro X to focus on a single session window when recording, and offers complete visibility and control of input parameters, and now unprecedented flexibility and control over recording latency.

WHAT'S NEW?

• Connect any Element series interface to the second Thunderbolt port on your Ensemble
• Updated Apogee Control software brings Element and Ensemble together in a single control environment that also includes the Apogee Control desktop hardware remote and iOS remote control App
• Apogee hardware support for Direct monitoring feature in Logic Pro X (10.3.2) eliminates recording latency with the click of a button


Highlights:

• Apogee hardware support for Direct Monitoring feature in Logic Pro X provides hassle-free elimination of recording latency
• Works with Apogee Element Series and Ensemble Thunderbolt audio interfaces
• Requires Logic Pro X version 10.3.2 (Available now on the Mac App Store, as a free update to existing users)
• Requires Apogee Control Software update version 2.0 (Available now on the Apogee website)

The Elements of Excellent Audio

Analog to Digital Conversion
A high-quality A/D converter is critical for capturing every detail of your recordings into your computer. The Element series features some of the best Apogee A/D conversion. Recording through an Element ensures you will minimize unwanted noise and maximize the signal quality. Your tracks will sound amazing and mixing your project will be easier.

Microphone Preamps
Whether you are recording powerful drums, dynamic vocals or delicate strings, you need a premium mic preamp to capture the finest details of the performance. The Element Series mic preamps feature Apogee's Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture. This analog circuit is designed to dynamically optimize across a gain range of 0-75dB to provide superior bandwidth and low distortion.

Digital to Analog Conversion
With a high-quality D/A converter, you will hear more definition in each track and virtual instrument. This clarity makes it easier for you to make precise adjustments and achieve the ideal balance when mixing your music. When you listen to your sessions through an Element, tracks will blend more harmoniously and mixing will be easier. The high end will sound crisp and clear and the low end will be tight and well defined.

Clocking
An audio interface relies on a clock source like an orchestra relies on a conductor. A digital audio clock provides a timing signal to all the parts of a digital audio system so that each part of the AD/DA process may be synchronized. Element has its own built-in clock source and provides professional Word Clock IN and OUT for syncing with other digital audio gear. Use Element as the master clock to take advantage of Apogee's superior built-in clocking technology.

Thunderbolt Connectivity
The Element Series Thunderbolt driver offers incredible low-latency performance (1.41 ms round-trip) and rock-solid stability. Apogee's custom driver uses less of your computer's CPU power with the help of Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology. This allows you to run more plugins and monitor through your DAW at a low buffer setting. Element's low latency driver means you don't have to choose between power and speed.

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Low latency, high quality preamps, software is easy to use and flexible. Would buy it again.
Posted by Adam on Oct 10, 2018
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