The Apogee Element 88 is for you. The Element 88 is a 16-in/16-out audio interface that takes the best of cutting-edge Apogee gear and packs it into a streamlined, cost-effective unit. The Element 88 gives you eight balanced front-panel analog inputs, two rear-panel XLR outputs plus two balanced 1/4″ outputs, two stereo headphone outs, and word clock I/O. Eight of Apogee’s world-class mic preamps are onboard, with selectable phantom power. For expansion flexibility, optical I/O is also provided with ADAT (8 x 8), SMUX (8 x 8), and S/PDIF (2 x 2) compatibility. Apogee’s Element and Control software gives you remote control of your hardware on your Mac and wireless control via iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Top-notch A/D conversion is an essential ingredient for capturing every nuance of your digital recordings. Apogee’s Element series an interfaces feature high-quality Apogee A/D conversion that minimizes noise and maximizes signal quality, for tracks that sound amazing and sit perfectly in your mix. You’ll hear an enhanced definition in every track and virtual instrument. Tracks will blend more harmoniously, making precision adjustments — and achieving the perfect mix balance is — easier.
Your audio interface’s clock source is like a conductor, meting out tempo to the an orchestra. A digital audio clock delivers a timing signal to all parts of a digital audio system, synchronizing every part of the AD/DA process. Every Apogee Element series interface is spec’d with its own onboard clock source that provides pro-studio-grade word clock I/O for syncing with other digital audio equipment. Slave your Element to other gear, or take advantage of Apogee’s superior clocking technology, by using your in interface as a master clock.
Need more I/O for your Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt? Connect any Element-series interface to your Ensemble Thunderbolt for Ensemble-quality I/O at an incredible price.