Apogee has announced the availability of a new software update for their Element Control App for Mac and iOS, designed specifically for their Element Thunderbolt audio interfaces. The software update offers Element users a new Talkback feature that lets you use your Mac's Built-in microphone, or any Coreaudio input device such as Apogee MiC, to communicate with your artist through their headphones. Here's more information in Apogee's own words...
The new software update also provides compatibility between all Element audio interfaces and the Apogee Control hardware remote accessory. With Apogee Control, you gain lightning access to input and output levels using the large Symphony-inspired Control knob and 3 control knob focus buttons, plus immediate access to a wide range of functions using the 8 user-configurable buttons. Apogee Control Hardware Remote connects directly to your Mac using a simple USB cable.
About Element Series
Apogee's Element 24, 46 and 88 are Thunderbolt audio I/O boxes for Mac. The Element Series takes the best of cutting-edge Apogee gear like Symphony I/O Mk II, Ensemble Thunderbolt and Groove and puts it into simple form factors. With streamlined hardware features and advanced software control, the Element series delivers ultimate recording quality and performance at unprecedented prices.
Apogee Element Highlights
Pricing and Availability:
Element 24 - $595 / £549 RRP inc VAT
Element 46 - $895 / £859 RRP inc VAT
Element 88 - $1495 / £1399 RRP inc VAT
Element Control for Mac - Available as download from Apogee's website
Element Control for iOS - Now Available for Free from Apple's App Store
Apogee Control Hardware Remote - $195 / £189 RRP inc VAT - Available January 2017
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