Apogee Element 88 Thunderbolt 16x16 Audio I/O Box

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Product Ref: 80089

  • Designed for Producers, Engineers and Musicians/Bands
  • 8 Analog Inputs, 8 Analog Outputs and Optical Input/Outputs
  • Pristine AD/DA Conversion for Recording 192kHz/24-Bit Audio
  • Built-In Clock Source and Word Clock I/O Connections
  • Dedicated Element Control Applications for Mac and iOS

Apogee Element 88 Thunderbolt 16x16 Audio I/O Box

Details

The Apogee Elements 88 Thunderbolt Audio I/O Box combines the best of innovative Apogee equipment such as the Symphony I/O MKII, Ensemble and Groove with streamlined hardware features and advanced software control. The Apogee Elements 88 provides you with ultra-low latency audio performance, high-quality AD/DA conversion and versatile connectivity - perfect for any producer, engineer or musician creating music with a Mac.

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Analog to Digital Conversion

The Apogee Elements 88 is equipped with a high-quality A/D converter which guarantees that every detail of your recordings are captured into your computer. Recording with the Elements 88 ensures that you will minimise unwanted noise and maximise signal integrity - your tracks will sound amazing and mixing your recording will be easier than ever before.

Element Series Mic Preamps

Whether you're recording powerful drums, dynamic vocals or delicate strings, a premium mic preamp is essential for capturing the finest details of your performance. The premium Element Series microphone preamps feature Apogee's Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture™, which is an analog circuit that has been designed to dynamically optimise audio performance across a range range of 0dB to -75dB while also providing superior bandwidth and low distortion.

Digital to Analog Conversion

The high-quality D/A converter allows you to hear more definition in each track and virtual instrument, which therefore allows you to make precise adjustments and achieve the ideal balanced when mixing your music. When listening to your audio through the Elements 88, tracks will blend harmoniously with crisp and crystal-clear highs and tight, defined lows.

Digital Audio Clock

This Apogee audio I/O box relies on a clock source like an orchestra relies on a conductor. The digital audio clock provides a timing signal to all components of your digital audio system so that each part of the AD/DA process can be synchronised together. The Elements 88 features a built-in clock source while also providing a professional Word Clock input and output for use with other digital audio equipment. Use Elements 88 as the master clock to take advantage of Apogee's superior clocking technology.

Thunderbolt Connectivity

Apogee's custom driver uses less of your computers CPU power thanks to the Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology, which allows you to run more plugins and monitor through your DAW at a low buffer setting. The Element series Thunderbolt driver delivers outstanding, low-latency performance (1.41ms round-trip) and rock-solid stability, which means you don't have to choose between power and speed.

Control the Elements

The Apogee Elements series is built to be controlled via a powerful software eco-system. With a dedicated hardware remote control (sold separately), a control app for Mac OS devices and a mobile control app for iOS devices, the Elements series provides you with more control options than ever before.

Element Control for Mac

The dedicated Mac control application allows you to access all I/O controls and settings for your Element hardware. Apogee's Element Control app allows you to select the input type, adjust input/output levels, configure up to 5 different low-latency mixes and more. Additionally, you can also quickly select any input or output, and adjust the level, by simply using the arrow keys on your Mac keyboard.

Element Essentials Windows

With Element Control's Essentials window, you'll see just the hardware settings you need in a form that requires minimal screen space. You can move the Essentials windows under, over or to the side of your DAW window, providing you with lightning access and complete control. The Element Essentials control ensures your workflow will be uninterrupted and your focus remains on the computer screen.

Element Control Mobile for iOS

The dedicated iOS control application provides you with complete wireless control of the hardware settings that are featured in the Element Essentials Window. Simply download the iOS app from the App store to your iPad, iPhone or iPod, and connect to your Elements 88.

Seamless Integration with Logic Pro X

When you're using Logic Pro X, you can set Element 88's input settings such as gain, input source and more directly from Logic's Channel Strip. Providing you with the ultimate integrated system, Element's I/O settings are saved with each Logic session, for instant and effortless recall.

Features

  • 16 In x 16 Out Thunderbolt audio I/O box
  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • 8 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48V phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
  • 4 combination inputs and 4 XLR provide outstanding versatility
  • 8 analog outputs: two balanced L/R XLR outputs and two 1/4'' stereo headphone outputs and two balanced 1/4'' outputs
  • Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance
    • 1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting
  • Optical In supports ADAT, SMUX and S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels, 44.1kHz/48kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 4 channels, 88.2kHz/96kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Optical Out supports ADAT, SMUX and S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels, 44.1kHz/48kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 4 channels, 88.2kHz/96kHz on 2 Toslink connector
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Word Clock In/Out via BNC connectors for syncing with other digital audio gear
  • Element Control software for Mac provides complete control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring
  • Element Control mobile app provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod
  • Compatible with Apogee Control - optional desktop hardware control (sold separately)
  • Multi-unit Thunderbolt support - connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your connector

System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Computer: Thunderbolt-Equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
  • RAM: 4GB Minimum (8GB Recommended)
  • Connection: Any Available Thunderbolt Port (Thunderbolt cable not included)
  • OS: 10.10 or Greater
  • Power: DC Power Supply (Included)

Compatible Software

  • Any Mac Core Audio Compatible Application
  • Recommended Apps: Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo

In The Box

  • 1 x Elements 88
  • 1 x Universal Power Supply with Standard 3-Pin IEC Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet
  • Rack ears and mounting screws