Apogee Controls The Elements

Apogee Controls The Elements

Apogee Electronics announces The Element Series. This all-new product family includes three premium Thunderbolt audio I/O boxes for Mac - Element 24, Element 46 and Element 88, each with a different number of analog and digital I/O. Element introduces a new control ecosystem that features an advanced blend of software and hardware options. The Element Series delivers Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt recording quality in simple form factors that are available at unprecedented prices.

Element evolves Apogee’s user interface approach again by offering broader more customizable options that extend beyond the physical hardware. The highly configurable Element Control software for Mac lets users set up workflows that meet their needs and the Element Control for iOS App lets them control the Elements remotely over wifi. Logic Pro X users can adjust Element I/O settings directly from their Logic Channel strips. And for those wanting more traditional desktop control, there’s the optional Apogee Control hardware, featuring a Duet like form-factor with 8 assignable buttons and a master control knob. Regardless which of these options you prefer, if you are using an Element, everything is under control.

Highlights
  • New family of Thunderbolt audio interfaces for Mac
  • Element 24: 10 IN x 12 OUT
  • Element 46: 12 IN x 14 OUT
  • Element 88: 16 IN x 16 OUT
  • Sound quality equal to Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt
  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • World-class mic preamps built-in, with selectable 48v phantom power
  • Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance
  • 1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting
  • New Element Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring
  • New Element Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Works with Apogee Control – Desktop hardware remote control accessory
  • Multi-Unit Thunderbolt support – Connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your computer

Betty Bennett, Co-Founder and CEO of Apogee says that “the streamlined physical hardware takes a very direct approach, allowing us to maximize the components that are most important to sound quality. In addition, the Element Control ecosystem takes the audio interface user experience a step forward while giving customers more options."

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