Apogee Electronics has today made two announcements, firstly they have released Apogee Control, which is a hardware remote control for their interfaces and a software update for their Element Control App for Mac and iOS, designed specifically for their Element Thunderbolt audio interfaces.
This is a hardware remote control accessory designed for their Symphony I/O Mk II (with compatibility expected March 2017) and Element Series Thunderbolt interfaces. Apogee Control is designed to give you access to input and output levels using the large control knob and 3 control knob focus buttons, and direct access to a range of functions using the 8 user-configurable buttons.
Apogee Control Hardware Remote will connect to a Mac using a USB cable. Apogee Control will be sold as a separate accessory and is now available from authorized Apogee dealers worldwide priced at $195.
Apogee Control Highlights
- Hardware remote accessory for Symphony I/O Mk II and Element series I/O interfaces
- Symphony-inspired Control Knob plus Input, Headphones and Speaker control knob focus buttons for lightning access to input and output levels.
- 8 user-assignable buttons offer a wide variety of functions:
- Analog Input control - input type, 48V, soft limit, group, polarity
- Analog Output control - mute, dim, sum to mono, speaker set selection, reference level
- Engage Talkback
- Launch Control software app
- Connects to Mac with supplied USB cable
- Compatible with Symphony I/O Mk II, Element 24, Element 46 and Element 88 audio interfaces
Apogee Element Control App
The software update for Mac and iOS is designed to offer Element users a new Talkback feature that lets you use your Mac’s Built-in microphone, or any CoreAudio input device to communicate with your artist through their headphones.
The new software update also provides compatibility between all Element audio interfaces and the Apogee Control hardware remote accessory.
Apogee Element Highlights
- A family of Thunderbolt audio interfaces for Mac
- Element 24: 10 IN x 12 OUT
- Element 46: 12 IN x 14 OUT
- Element 88: 16 IN x 16 OUT
- Sound quality equal to Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt
- AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
- World-class mic preamps built-in, with selectable 48v phantom power
- Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance
- 1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting
- Element Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring
- New software update provides Talkback microphone functionality and compatibility with
- Apogee Control– Desktop hardware remote control accessory (Sold separately)
- Element Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Multi-Unit Thunderbolt support – Connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your computer
- Element 24 - $595
- Element 46 - $895
- Element 88 - $1495