Talkback feature and Apogee Control compatibility added 11/01/17
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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
New family of Thunderbolt audio interfaces for Mac
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
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