Today, Apogee Electronics Corporation has released Stand Alone Mode firmware for Ensemble, Apogees digitally controlled, multi channel audio interface. Stand Alone Mode allows Ensemble to function without being connected by FireWire to a Macintosh computer.
“We are very pleased to announce the availability of Stand-Alone Mode for Ensemble,” says Betty Bennett, CEO of Apogee Electronics. “Given the flexibility the firmware update will offer, professionals now have the power to choose how and where they want to use their Ensemble.”
Ensemble will now operate without a FireWire connection to a Macintosh*.
Ensemble’s Stand-Alone Mode offers professionals the option to use their Ensemble as a high-end converter and mic pre, independent of the computer.
Using Maestro and a Mac, configure your low latency and routing settings only once, Ensemble remembers the settings, even when disconnected from the computer and allows access to all front panel settings, such as mic pre gain and output levels, which are fully functional while in Stand-Alone Mode.
Ensemble’s Stand-Alone Mode at a Glance:
* Maestro mixer and routing settings, now located in Ensemble’s non-volatile memory, enable storage of settings in Ensemble.
* Allows the use of Ensemble as a converter from analog to optical, coax and optical, or coax to analog, as well as other possible configurations.
* Changes to routing or settings in Maestro still require connectivity to a Macintosh computer.
*Simple firmware update required.