Apogee is having a strong presence at this year’s NAMM conference. In addition to debuting its latest and greatest AD/DA converter with the new expansion card for the Symphony Mk II flagship interface, the pro audio company revealed its all-new DualPath FX Rack plug-ins. Designed for the Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element Series interfaces, the product is a combination of dynamics and EQ processors that run either natively in your DAW, or on board the interfaces’ hardware DSP.
The package includes a 7-band surgical EQ, a Pultec-style EQ for vintage vibes, a modern compressor, a vintage compressor, and a de-esser. For the first time, these run inside your DAW without having to have your Apogee hardware connected. The plug-ins boast a simple, intuitive design and greatly simplify the former workflow for the Ensemble and Element interfaces. Now you don’t need to switch between apps – just run them inside your DAW with complete functionality, including storing and recalling presets.
While the plug-ins themselves are nothing special in terms of design or functionality, they will be more than welcomed by Apogee users. The company will be releasing them as a free update for all current Ensemble Thunderbolt or Element series users and will be available as a free download with all new Ensemble and Element purchases. Note that you must own an Ensemble Thunderbolt, Element 24, Element 46 and Element 88 to be able to enjoy them.
For more information, visit Apogee either online or at the company’s booth at NAMM – the booth number is #17901.