Apogee FXRack – July Update, Los Angeles, California, July 19, 2018 – At the 2018 Winter NAMM Show, we previewed our DualPath FX Rack software–Now called Apogee FX Rack, for Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element Series audio interfaces. We’re making great progress on the first 5 plugins for Ensemble and Element Series interfaces but we need a little more time. Although we are closer to a release, we want to ensure the sound quality along with the experience of using our first plugins is amazing.

We did want to give an update on the status of Apogee FX Rack, and a preview of the updated look.

Element 46 and Element 88

Apogee FX Rack works exclusively with Ensemble Thunderbolt, Element 24, Element 46 and Element 88

The Modern EQ offers a sleek, feature rich interface with unique controls like Console and Precision FX Voicing an advanced analyzer and our DualPath recording functionality. And our models of vintage EQ and compressor hardware are turning out to be among the best we have ever heard.

We’re working on light and dark themes too.

Here’s the Modern EQ plugin interface in action with Element 46 and Logic Pro X.

Apogee FX Rack Plugins Highlights*:

  • Record with Apogee plugins at near-zero latency
    • 7-band modern EQ offers more versatility than hardware emulations
    • Pultec-style EQ replicates the controls and sound but skips the skeuomorphism
    • Modern dynamics processor
    • Vintage compressor
    • De-esser
  • Experience greatly simplified workflow when recording with plugins
    • Open Apogee FX Rack plugins in your DAW and link to hardware input
    • Run Apogee FX Rack plugins completely from your DAW – no need to switch between apps.
    • All Apogee FX Rack settings are stored and recalled within your DAW session.
    • Apogee FX Rack plugins remain active on playback even if Apogee hardware isn’t connected.
  • Control and automate Ensemble and Element preamp settings, and built-in mixer, from the Apogee FXRack plug-in in your DAW.
  • Includes unique presets specially tuned by audio professionals and Apogee engineers
  • Apogee FX Rack plugins are a free update for Element and Ensemble owners
    • DSP is already included in your Element and Ensemble interface
  • Compatible with any DAW on your Mac (Optimized for Logic Pro X)

*Features and user interface subject to change

 The Apogee FX Rack for Ensemble and Element Series interfaces will be released in October of 2018.

Stay tuned for a preview of the Vintage EQ!


Team Apogee