Apogee Electronics has announced Apogee FX Rack is available as a limited initial release of four native plugins. EQP-1A, Opto-3A, ModEQ 6 and ModComp will be rolling out as a free download to registered Element Series and Ensemble Thunderbolt customers by email. Here’s more details in their own words…
About Apogee FX Rack
For over three decades Apogee Electronics has set the standard in professional digital audio recording. With its unique and innovative approach to creating hardware products that deliver ultimate sound quality and an inspirational user experience, Apogee has captured the music of the world’s most iconic performers.
Now, Apogee FX Rack brings the same expertise and approach to the world of software audio plugins. Apogee FX Rack combines a premium selection of modern and vintage plugins with audio hardware DSP and simple yet flexible workflow options.
Professional Modern and Vintage Plugins
Apogee FX Rack features a collection of modern and vintage EQ and dynamics plugins. The Pultec EQP-1A (Officially Licensed by Pulse Techniques), Opto-3A, ModEQ 6 and ModComp are all native and Apogee hardware DSP enabled and compatible with AU, VST and AAX formats on macOS.
Flexible and Powerful Workflow - You Decide How You Want To Work
Native mode lets you use Apogee FX Rack plugins in any DAW on your Mac without Apogee hardware connected just like any other plugin.
The hardware DSP in your Apogee Element Series and Ensemble Thunderbolt interfaces, now activated by the Apogee FX Rack system
Print and DualPath™ monitor modes for Element and Ensemble interfaces offer two additional workflow options when recording,
Apply Apogee FX directly to the Apogee hardware input – open the FX Rack in Apogee Control, apply your desired processing and record – FX processing is printed to your DAW track.
DualPath™ Monitor mode
To preserve the flexibility to tweak your processing as you record and build your mix, DualPath Monitor offers a simple solution. When you open a native Apogee FX Rack in your DAW, then link it to an Apogee hardware input, a parallel FX Rack is automatically opened in the low latency monitoring path. Changes made in either plugin are instantly mirrored to maintain a consistent sound. Since most hardware controls, including mic pre gain, are accessible from your DAW, there’s no need to switch between windows.
Free with Apogee Hardware DSP Enabled Audio Interfaces
Apogee FX Rack’s Print and DualPath Monitoring modes are available exclusively in Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element Series interfaces. When you purchase an Ensemble Thunderbolt, Element 24, 46 or 88 before December 30th, 2018 you will receive Apogee FX Rack with EQP-1A, Opto-3A, ModEQ 6 and ModComp ($449 value) plugins for free.
Pricing and Availability:
Initial limited release October 17, 2018
Full release November 2018
Standalone – Apogee FX Rack bundle with EQP-1A, Opto-3A, ModEQ 6 and ModComp plugins: $449
Free through December 30th, 2018 when you purchase a new Ensemble Thunderbolt or Element series interface from an authorized Apogee dealer
Free through December 30th, 2018 to registered Ensemble Thunderbolt or Element series interface customers