Apogee Ensemble 30x34 Thunderbolt Audio Interface
30 x 34 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface for Mac
The all new 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. Ensemble includes 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.
The Apogee Ensemble is an industry leading Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac. Accommodating for either professional or home studio use, it features an exceptionally diverse range of capabilities. The Ensemble is a mighty audio force thanks to its expansive connectivity, premium design and build and notoriously faultless Apogee converters.
Four XLR mic/line inputs, two ¼” high impedance instrument inputs with Class-A JFET input stages, four combi mic/line/instrument inputs, 16 channels of ADAT, eight channels of SMUX and four channels of S/PDIF, all on Toslink, a further two channels of S/PDIF on coaxial, two ¼” balanced analogue inserts and Work Clock on a BNC connection mean that the Apogee Ensemble is positively bursting with inputs. In terms of outputs, the Apogee Ensemble boasts two ¼” balanced monitor outputs, eight balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connection, two 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.
Up to 75dB of gain, stepped gain control, 48V phantom power, HPF, soft limiter and polarity inversion all come as standard on each of the eight microphone preamps on-board the Apogee Ensemble. For talkback functionality, a mono omnidirectional microphone is built into the front panel.
The Apogee Ensemble’s proprietary Thunderbolt audio driver and ESS Sabre32 DAC offer ground breaking low latency performance. Mac CPU is also freed up with the Core Audio-optimised hardware – this pairing suddenly makes the Apogee an exponentially more 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 thunderbolt 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
- 3 pin-IEC power cable
- QuickStart Guide
- Rubber Feet
- Warranty Booklet