• Introducing The Element Series with Apogee Control

Apogee’s Element 24, 46 and 88 are Thunderbolt audio I/O boxes for Mac. The Element Series takes the best of cutting-edge Apogee gear 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 Elements of Excellent Audio

Analog to Digital Conversion

A high-quality A/D converter is critical for capturing every detail of your recordings into your computer. The Element series features some of the best Apogee A/D conversion. Recording through an Element ensures you will minimize unwanted noise and maximize the signal quality. Your tracks will sound amazing and mixing your project will be easier.

Microphone Preamps

Whether you are recording powerful drums, dynamic vocals or delicate strings, you need a premium mic preamp to capture the finest details of the performance. The Element Series mic preamps feature Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture™. This analog circuit is designed to dynamically optimize across a gain range of 0-75dB to provide superior bandwidth and low distortion.

Digital to Analog Conversion

With a high-quality D/A converter, you will hear more definition in each track and virtual instrument. This clarity makes it easier for you to make precise adjustments and achieve the ideal balance when mixing your music. When you listen to your sessions through an Element, tracks will blend more harmoniously and mixing will be easier. The high end will sound crisp and clear and the low end will be tight and well defined.

Clocking

An audio interface relies on a clock source like an orchestra relies on a conductor. A digital audio clock provides a timing signal to all the parts of a digital audio system so that each part of the AD/DA process may be synchronized. Element has its own built-in clock source and provides professional Word Clock IN and OUT for syncing with other digital audio gear. Use Element as the master clock to take advantage of Apogee’s superior built-in clocking technology.

Thunderbolt Connectivity

The Element Series Thunderbolt driver offers incredible low-latency performance (1.41 ms round-trip) and rock-solid stability. Apogee’s custom driver uses less of your computer’s CPU power with the help of Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology. This allows you to run more plugins and monitor through your DAW at a low buffer setting. Element’s low latency driver means you don’t have to choose between power and speed.

Choose Your Element

Element 24

2 Analog Inputs + 4 Analog Outputs

$595

Element 46

4 Analog Inputs + 6 Analog Outputs

$895

Element 88

8 Analog Inputs + 8 Analog Outputs

Element-88

$1495

  • Element Advanced Control Ecosystem

Control the Elements

Element 24, 46 and 88 are built to be controlled by a powerful software eco-system. With the Element series you have more control options than ever before.

  • Built like a Beast. Not Like a Beauty.

    Each Element is constructed with rugged steel and die-cast aluminum and contains studio quality connectors and cutting edge Apogee circuit design and components. Drop an Element anywhere and connect to premium Apogee quality and lightning fast Thunderbolt connectivity.

Compare the Elements

Element-24

Element 24

Element-46

Element 46

Element-88

Element 88

Analog Inputs2 Combi mic/line/instrument inputs with mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power4 Combi mic/line/instrument inputs with mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power4 Combi mic/line/instrument inputs with mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power

4 XLR IN with mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power

Analog Outputs2 balanced L/R XLR monitor outputs

1 independent 1/4″ stereo headphone output

2 balanced L/R XLR monitor outputs

2 independent 1/4″ stereo headphone output

2 balanced L/R XLR outputs

2 balanced 1/4″ outputs

2 independent 1/4″ stereo headphone output

Digital I/O8 ADAT/Optical inputs and outputs8 ADAT/Optical inputs and outputs16 ADAT/Optical inputs and outputs
PowerExternal power supply (included)External power supply (included)External power supply (included)
AD/DA Conversion QualityComparable to Ensemble ThunderboltComparable to Ensemble ThunderboltComparable to Ensemble Thunderbolt
Connection to ComputerThunderboltThunderboltThunderbolt

Element 24, 46 and 88 are built to work together. Connect any two Elements directly to a Thunderbolt port on your computer and increase the number of Analog I/O in your recording system. When using multiple Elements, the Optical I/O is for the low latency mixer internal bussing.

  • Combine the Elements

Combine the Elements

Element 24 and Element 46

Element 24 and Element 46

Element 46 and Element 88

Element 46 and Element 88

Element 88 and Element 88

Element 88 and Element 88

Element 24, 46 and 88 are built to work together. Connect any two Elements directly to a Thunderbolt port on your computer and increase the number of Analog I/O in your recording system. When using multiple Elements, the Optical I/O is for the low latency mixer internal bussing.

Expand your Ensemble studio for less with any Element Series interface

Ensemble and Element 24

Ensemble and Element 46

Ensemble and Element 88

Plug any Element Series interface directly into an Ensemble Thunderbolt to expand your studio with Ensemble quality I/O. Element and Ensemble are made to work together using Apogee Control software and the Apogee Control desktop hardware remote.

Reviews

“I recently upgraded to the Apogee Element Series, and I can honestly say the DIFFERENCE IS INCREDIBLE! “

GoldStars

I’ve been in love with Apogee products ever since I was introduced to the Apogee Duet2. I owned 2 of them for several years and admired them and their sound quality. I recently upgraded to the Apogee Element Series, and I can honestly say the DIFFERENCE IS INCREDIBLE! The sound out of the element 88 is round with tons of depth. The top end gives air and pristine clarity WITHOUT EVER becoming harsh or sterile. The midrange and bottom end is round, clear, and tight.  These sound characteristics remain true through out the entire element interface, whether it be recording or playback. Essentially everything just sounds better with an Apogee element interface, much BETTER.     

The Element 88’s design is simple, functional and made with precision to detail. The build quality is sturdy and seems bullet proof! 

The Apogee Control software is user friendly, intuitive, and just looks flippin sweet on Mac or iPhone. I love the minimalist design and color schemes. The intergration between Logic and Apogee is impressive and makes recording much easier and more efficient. OH and did I mention ZERO LATENCY?? 

I’ve had to wait several years to purchase this product and I can honestly say it was WORTH IT. THANK YOU APOGEE for making excellent products, and for being a company that cares about quality and their customers. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the FUTURE! “

Thanks,

-Luke

Apogee Element Customer

“Apogee’s tight integration with macOS is really something that stands out from the competition.”

GoldStars

“I purchased my Element 24 to replace my old interface from another company. I honestly did not expect such a big difference in sound quality, but Element 24 is a lot cleaner and without any distorting or harsh frequencies.

Apogee’s tight integration with macOS is really something that stands out from the competition. For example, the fact that you can easily change the output volume with the volume keys on your keyboard without reaching over to the interface is super convenient. Personally, I do not miss having any knobs on the interface especially because the potentiometer on my old interface was the first thing that broke.”

Oliver Wosnitza
Apogee Element Customer

“It’s the perfect interface for my needs.”

GoldStars

The Element 24 offers me the amazing sounding D-A that Ive always loved from Apogee. This makes it an amazing output for my ITB mixes. Using optical inputs I can  seamlessly use my rig when dry hiring tracking rooms. The software control is simple, elegant and intuitive. It’s the perfect interface for my needs.”

James Aparicio
Apogee Element Customer

Pro Sound News - Review of Apogee Element Series Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces

"It is the perfect blend between functionality, portability and cost without compromise in quality. The elimination of physical controls is the primary contributor to the Element Series’ affordability; while that made me a bit reluctant, I haven’t missed the controls a bit.”

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