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Old 03-31-2022, 02:44 PM
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Default Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt in 2022?

I love this thing. Have had it since it was released.

Works with current Pro Tools and on macOs 12.3 and M1 iMac.

Why do I wanna sell it though? I want something more current. By Apogee.

I am not a fan of the Duet 3 or Symphony Desktop or the full blown Symphony line.

Will there be a new Ensemble with TB 4 perhaps? I would buy it in a sec.

Any other Ensemble TB owners and their thoughts on this wonderful but aging machine?
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Old 03-31-2022, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt in 2022?

Thunderbolt 3 or 4 per-se is not going to deliver anything more than thunderbolt 1/2 for an interface like this. I can't imagine why you want to sell this if its working for you
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Old 03-31-2022, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt in 2022?

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Thunderbolt 3 or 4 per-se is not going to deliver anything more than thunderbolt 1/2 for an interface like this. I can't imagine why you want to sell this if its working for you
Hi Darryl,

An Ensemble with thunderbolt 4 would be nice and current and directly compatible with an M1 Mac and would not need an adapter to connect it.

Every time I look at that thunderbolt 2 cable and the adapter from 2 to 3 I feel like a caveman, if that makes sense hehe..

At some point Apogee will discontinue software support for the Ensemble TB (or will they?) so I will have to get a new interface.

But then again why would I sell the old one, I'll keep it for the preamps basically.

Thanks man for making me rethink its future purpose in my studio!
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Old 04-02-2022, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt in 2022?

No Ensemble TB owners out there?

Are you still happy with it after so many years?
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Default Re: Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt in 2022?

Consider an Apogee Element 88. It is still a current product, althought the Element 46 and Eement 24 have been discontinued. All Elements use the same control software and will be supported for five years after EOL, which means they will run on current machines, operating systems and DAWs at the end of those five years (and that 5 year time has not yet begun), will continue to run for many years after that and will run even longer if you freeze your system at the end of that.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:07 AM
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..will be supported for five years after EOL, which means they will run on current machines, operating systems and DAWs at the end of those five years (and that 5 year time has not yet begun), will continue to run for many years after that and will run even longer if you freeze your system at the end of that.
Thanks for the info! Very cool that they'll support this baby for so long!

I guess I was itching to get something new hehe..

However there is nothing out there that offers what the Ensemble does, for me at least.

Thanks again for the encouraging info!
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