Apogee Updates Element Thunderbolt Interfaces with Talkback Feature and Apogee Control Compatibility

January 18 2017, 02:50
Apogee Electronics announced the availability of a new software update for their Element Control App for Mac and iOS, designed specifically for the new Element Thunderbolt audio interfaces. The software update offers a new Talkback feature that allows to use Mac’s built-in microphone, or any Core audio input device such as an Apogee MiC, to communicate with artists through their headphones. Apogee also launched the Apogee Control hardware remote control for Symphony I/O Mk II and Element Series Thunderbolt interfaces.

Apogee’s Element 24, 46 and 88 are Thunderbolt audio I/O boxes for Mac, introduced in September 2016. The Element Series takes the best of cutting-edge Apogee interfaces 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.

The Apogee Element family of Thunderbolt audio interfaces for Mac includes the Element 24 (10inputs x 12outputs), Element 46 (12inputs x 14outputs), and Element 88 (16inputs x 16outputs), all with a sound quality equal to the existing Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt interface, featuring high-quality AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit and built-in mic preamps, with selectable 48v phantom power. The Element Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring, while the Element Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Apart from the new Talkback feature, the new Element Control App software update also provides compatibility between all Element audio interfaces and the Apogee Control hardware remote accessory, which provides quick 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 also confirmed that its Apogee Control remote control accessory for the latest Symphony I/O Mk II and Element Series Thunderbolt interfaces is now available. The hardware remote connects directly to any Mac using a simple USB cable and is now available for $195 USD.

The Element software update is now available via Apogee’s website to all Apogee Element users. 
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