The Apogee Ensemble is a state-of-the-art Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac. It features a wide range of functionality that cater for both professional and home studio use. Its expansive connectivity, high quality design and build and legendary Apogee converters make the Apogee Ensemble a true audio powerhouse.
In terms of inputs, the Apogee Ensemble is armed to the teeth with four combi mic/line/instrument inputs, four XLR mic/line inputs, two ¼” high impedance instrument inputs with Class-A JFET input stages, two ¼” balanced analogue inserts, 16 channels of ADAT, eight channels of SMUX and four channels of S/PDIF, all of Toslink, a further two channels of S/PDIF on coaxial and Work Clock on a BNC connection. On the output side, the Apogee Ensemble boasts two ¼” balanced monitor outputs, eight balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connection, ywo ¼” stereo headphone outputs, two ¼” dual-mode instrument outputs, 16 ADAT outputs, eight SMUX outputs and four S/PDIF outputs, all on Toslink, another two S/PDIF outputs on coaxial connectors and a Work Clock output on BNC.
The Apogee Ensemble - an audio interface powerhouse.
There are eight microphone preamps onboard the Apogee Ensemble, each with up to 75dB of gain, stepped gain control, 48V phantom power, HPF, soft limiter and polarity inversion. There is also a mono omnidirectional microphone built into the front panel for talkback functionality.
The Apogee Ensemble offers ground-breaking low latency performance via its proprietary Thunderbolt audio driver and ESS Sabre32 DAC. Couple this with the Core Audio-optimised hardware that frees up for Mac CPU and it suddenly becomes why the Apogee Ensemble is such a powerful unit. Additional features of the Apogee Ensemble include 24bit/192kHz audio, dual high-res OLED displays for level and settings info, input select buttons and controller knob for parameter and settings control and hardware parameter control via Apogee Maestro software.
"Apogee have done a great job with the Ensemble, incorporating high-quality audio components into a Firewire interface that's easy to use, integrates well with Mac OS X (and Logic Pro), and offers flexible routing via the Maestro software. "- Sound On Sound
"There’s not just a lot to like about the new Ensemble—there’s a lot to LOVE about it!"- Ask Audio Mag
- 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)
- 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
System Requirements Mac OS
What's in the box
- 3 pin-IEC power cable
- QuickStart Guide
- Rubber Feet
- Warranty Booklet