Superior Sound Quality. Powerful Plugin Performance. Lowest Latency.
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. Made for the professional home or commercial studio, Ensemble features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, 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.
Ensemble’s Core Audio optimized DMA engine, custom audio driver and Thunderbolt 2 connection combined with the powerful processing of your Mac allow you to utilize more plugins and virtual instruments with the lowest latency performance of any native system.
Connect up to 4 units.
You can connect up to four Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt units from a single Thunderbolt port on your Mac for a total of 40 analog inputs with 32 mic preamps and 8 instrument preamps. A multi-unit Ensemble Thunderbolt system is ideal for tracking any live performance that demands a high channel count, incredibly low latency and unsurpassed performance.
Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
OS: 10.9.3 or greater
Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port on a Mac
Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
Recommended apps: Logic Pro, Pro Tools, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo
Dimensions: 19” X 12.125” X 1.73”
Weight: 11.15 lbs.
AC IN 100-240V, 50-60 HZ, 65W MAX
4 Combi mic/line/instrument inputs
2 1/4″ balanced analog inserts
4 XLR mic/line inputs
2 1/4″ hi-z guitar/instrument inputs with Class-A JFET input stage
Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
S/PDIF: 4 channels, up to 96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector
Word clock input on BNC connector
Mono omnidirectional condensor capsule on front panel
8 Mic preamps
Gain: Up to 75 dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design