NAMM06: Apogee Introduce Ensemble Audio Interface For Mac

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. 271
    macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2004
    very elegant solution. drewel.

    hopefully the PCI-e bus and FW bus will not have to share bandwidth in future powermacs allowing for this card to be used to it's fullest alongside other FW/PCI-e based DSP cards etc.

    as it stands now.. people loading up on FW peripherals and running hi-bandwidth PCI DSP cards like the UAD-1 run into bandwidth issues.. pops, clicks, drop outs etc..

    probably less an issue (???) w/pci-e based cards but only time will tell.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2003
    Huh, only FireWire 400. Hmmm.

    NOT that one needs that much bandwidth to record, heck my MBox uses only USB 1.1 and I can record on the road two tracks (mic and guitar) using my iBook and ProTools at the same time with no problems.

    Still I wonder why they didn't embrace FW 800 for this.
  4. macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Oh, that's easy, they have something else they'd rather sell you :)
  5. 24C
    macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2004
    Yep, I saw this on the apoogee website too, and before I chased down the thread comments... pretty impressive piece of kit.

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