Apogee Electronics has announced Apogee FX Rack is to be had as a limited initial launch of 4 local plugins. EQP-1A, Opto-3A, ModEQ 6 and ModComp may be rolling out as a free download to registered Element Series and Ensemble Thunderbolt clients with the aid of email. Here’s extra info of their own phrases…

About Apogee FX Rack

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For over three a long time Apogee Electronics has set the usual in the professional virtual audio recording. With its particular and modern method to growing hardware merchandise that deliver remaining sound nice and an inspirational consumer enjoy, Apogee has captured the music of the world’s most iconic performers.

Now, Apogee FX Rack brings the identical information and method to the sector of software audio plugins. Apogee FX Rack combines a top class selection of contemporary and vintage plugins with audio hardware DSP and simple but flexible workflow alternatives.

Professional Modern and Vintage Plugins
Apogee FX Rack capabilities a collection of modern and antique EQ and dynamics plugins. The Pultec EQP-1A (Officially Licensed by Pulse Techniques), Opto-3A, ModEQ 6 and ModComp are all native and Apogee hardware DSP enabled and well suited with AU, VST and AAX codecs on macOS.

Flexible and Powerful Workflow – You Decide How You Want To Work

Native Mode
Native mode lets you use Apogee FX Rack plugins in any DAW in your Mac without Apogee hardware related much like any other plugin.
The hardware DSP to your Apogee Element Series and Ensemble Thunderbolt interfaces, now activated by means of the Apogee FX Rack gadget
Print and DualPath™ screen modes for Element and Ensemble interfaces provide two additional workflow alternatives while recording,

Print Mode
Apply Apogee FX directly to the Apogee hardware input – open the FX Rack in Apogee Control, practice your favored processing and file – FX processing is outlined for your DAW tune.

DualPath™ Monitor mode
To preserve the ability to tweak your processing as you file and construct your mix, DualPath Monitor gives a easy solution. When you open a native Apogee FX Rack for your DAW, then link it to an Apogee hardware input, a parallel FX Rack is robotically opened in the low latency tracking direction. Changes made in both plugin are instantly reflected to hold a steady sound. Since maximum hardware controls, including mic pre advantage, are handy out of your DAW, there’s no want to replace between home windows.

Free with Apogee Hardware DSP Enabled Audio Interfaces
Apogee FX Rack’s Print and DualPath Monitoring modes are to be had solely in Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element Series interfaces. When you purchase an Ensemble Thunderbolt, Element 24, forty-six or 88 earlier than December thirtieth, 2018 you may acquire Apogee FX Rack with EQP-1A, Opto-3A, ModEQ 6 and ModComp ($449 fee) plugins for free.

Pricing and Availability:

Initial constrained launch October 17, 2018
Full launch November 2018

Standalone – Apogee FX Rack package with EQP-1A, Opto-3A, ModEQ 6 and ModComp plugins: $449
Free via December thirtieth, 2018 when you buy a brand new Ensemble Thunderbolt or Element series interface from a licensed Apogee provider
Free thru December 30th, 2018 to registered Ensemble Thunderbolt or Element collection interface customers

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