Apogee Announces New Ensemble 30×34 Audio Interface

Ensemble_ThunderboltApogee Electronics has introduced its new Ensemble 30 x 34 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface.

Designed for Mac-based studios, Ensemble blends Apogee features from previous products like Symphony I/O, Duet, Quartet and JAM with new capabilities to record, edit, mix and master audio on a Mac using Logic Pro, Pro Tools or any Core Audio-based DAW.

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Apogee Ensemble Features:

  • Thunderbolt 2 Mac audio interface
  • 8 Mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and Advanced Stepped Gain circuit
  • 2 front panel Guitar I/O channels with class A JFET inputs, dual mode re-amp outputs
  • 16 analog outputs of premium Apogee conversion
  • Proprietary Thunderbolt audio driver and ESS Sabre32 DAC offer full 32-bit playback
  • “Groundbreaking” low latency (1.1 ms round trip @ 96kHz/32 buffer)
  • Core Audio-optimized hardware DMA Engine frees your Mac CPU
  • 2 high-resolution OLED displays show levels and settings
  • Input select buttons and controller knob for selection of parameters and settings
  • 4 assignable buttons to control:
    Talkback mic (built-in or external)
    Output settings such as speaker set selection, mute, dim, sum to mono
    Complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software
    AD/DA conversion for recording up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Works with Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton or any Core Audio compliant app on Mac
  • Designed in California – Assembled in the U.S.A.

Pricing and Availability. Apogee Electronics’ Ensemble audio interface will be available later in October, and lists for $2,495 US. The Apogee website has more product specs, videos, and dealer information.

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7 thoughts on “Apogee Announces New Ensemble 30×34 Audio Interface

  1. quality gear but why do companies insist on treating us like idiots with their 30 x 34 sales pitch.

    how about 8 x mic pre amp and loads of optical.

    I must be getting old if am bitching about this.

    1. I thought the same thing. The first ensemble is still a beast and with a few adapters and works with thunderbolt. As far as the eye can see, this is a gimmick.

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