NAMM06: Apogee Introduce Ensemble Audio Interface For Mac

Professional Firewire audio interface, designed specifically for the Macintosh      25/01/06
NAMM06: Apogee Introduce Ensemble Audio Interface For Mac


Apogee, known for their high quality A/D and D/A converters have introduced Ensemble which they tell us is the first all digitally controlled, professional audio interface, designed specifically for the Macintosh computer platform. They claim that the sound quality and versatility of Ensemble, combined with your favorite Core Audio application will provide the most complete, FireWire-based digital audio workstation available.
Apogee and Apple have, in fact, got together on this one to make Ensemble the first and only multi-channel audio interface that is fully integrated into Logic Pro. With Ensemble, everything from mic pre and output gain to sample and bit rate selection are controllable from within Logic’s Apogee Control Panel making the combination of Ensemble and Logic Pro a professional, easy-to-use, digital audio work station.
Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Marketing had this to say about the integration of Ensemble and Logic, “With Logic Pro 7, Apple brought a new level of sophistication to computer-based music production while our development community created an incredible ecosystem around it. We have worked closely with Apogee so that their new FireWire Audio interface not only sets new standards for sound quality and performance but is also a natural extension of Logic Pro 7."

Plug and go with Logic Pro...
Ensemble features 36 channels of simultaneous audio, including 8 channels of Apogee’s legendary A/D and D/A conversion, 4 transparent, digitally controlled 75db mic preamps, 8 channels of ADAT I/O, 2 channels of S/PDIF coax and optical I/O, and FireWire connectivity to and from the computer. Ensemble also includes premium Apogee technologies such as “SoftLimit�, “UV22HR�, and “Intelliclock�.
Ensemble ships with Maestro software, an innovative application that offers advanced control capabilities in addition to those available in Logic Pro. These include multiple low latency mixers, an input and output routing matrix, and a universal control platform for using Ensemble in combination with other Apogee hardware. Ensemble Main Features
  • 8 channels of premium 24-bit 192K AD/DA conversion
  • 4 digitally controlled 75db microphone preamps
  • 2 fully balanced inserts on mic pre channels
  • 4 Hi-Z instrument inputs capable of handling high level instruments
  • 2 individual, controllable and assignable high level headphone outputs
  • 2, 6 or 8 channel monitor outputs
  • 8 channels of ADAT I/O
  • FireWire 400 I/O, compatible with OS X Core Audio (no driver required)
  • 2 channels of SPDIF I/O
  • “Soft Limitâ€� for maximum digital input level without overs
  • “UV22HRâ€� for superior dither of 24 bit resolution down to 16-bit
  • Advanced, dual-stage “Intelliclockâ€�
  • Complete integration and control with Apple’s Logic Pro Software
  • Compatibility with any CoreAudio software applications
  • Apogee’s Maestro Software for advanced control and routing outside of Logic Pro
    Maestro Main Features
  • Control panel for Ensemble, Rosetta 800, Rosetta 200, AD-16X and DA-16X.
  • 2 Low latency mixers per connected device
  • Complete I/O routing matrix
  • Mic preamp controls for Ensemble
  • Output/headphone gain controls for Ensemble More info:
  • www.apogeedigital.com
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