Apogee Element 88 Thunderbolt Audio Interface (Mac only)

Apogee Element 88 - 16 In/16 Out Thunderbolt Audio Interface, Balanced XLR, ADAT, SMUX, SPDIF, Word Clock (Mac only)

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Product Overview The Element 88 is a 16 in/16 out interface with 8x8 analogue I/O, it's ideal for producers, engineers and musicians alike. Element 88 provides you with all the I/O you need to record a full drum kit or even a band. You can also hook up the Apogee Element Control Remote for hands-on control of the interface.

The new Apogee Element series are Thunderbolt audio interfaces for Mac. They take the best features from cutting-edge Apogee gear like the Symphony I/O Mk II, Groove and Ensemble Thunderbolt and put it into a smaller footprint with a simple form factor. The Element series delivers pristine recording quality and performance with streamlined hardware features - all at an unprecedented price!

The Elements of Excellent Audio

Analog to Digital Conversion
A high-quality A/D converter is critical for capturing every detail of your recordings into your computer. The Element series features some of the best Apogee A/D conversion. Recording through an Element ensures you will minimize unwanted noise and maximize the signal quality. Your tracks will sound amazing and mixing your project will be easier.

Microphone Preamps
Whether you are recording powerful drums, dynamic vocals or delicate strings, you need a premium mic preamp to capture the finest details of the performance. The Element Series mic preamps feature Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture™. This analog circuit is designed to dynamically optimize across a gain range of 0-75dB to provide superior bandwidth and low distortion.

Digital to Analog Conversion
With a high-quality D/A converter, you will hear more definition in each track and virtual instrument. This clarity makes it easier for you to make precise adjustments and achieve the ideal balance when mixing your music. When you listen to your sessions through an Element, tracks will blend more harmoniously and mixing will be easier. The high end will sound crisp and clear and the low end will be tight and well defined.

An audio interface relies on a clock source like an orchestra relies on a conductor. A digital audio clock provides a timing signal to all the parts of a digital audio system so that each part of the AD/DA process may be synchronized. Element has its own built-in clock source and provides professional Word Clock IN and OUT for syncing with other digital audio gear. Use Element as the master clock to take advantage of Apogee’s superior built-in clocking technology.

Thunderbolt Connectivity
The Element Series Thunderbolt driver offers incredible low-latency performance (1.41 ms round-trip) and rock-solid stability. Apogee’s custom driver uses less of your computer’s CPU power with the help of Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology. This allows you to run more plugins and monitor through your DAW at a low buffer setting. Element’s low latency driver means you don’t have to choose between power and speed.

Control the Elements
Element 24, 46 and 88 are built to be controlled by a powerful software eco-system. With the Element series you have more control options than ever before.

Built Like A Beast. Not Like A Beauty
Each Element is constructed with rugged steel and die-cast aluminum and contains studio quality connectors and cutting edge Apogee circuit design and components. Drop an Element anywhere and connect to premium Apogee quality and lightning fast Thunderbolt connectivity.

Combine the Elements
Element 24, 46 and 88 are built to work together. Connect any two Elements directly to a Thunderbolt port on your computer and increase the number of Analog I/O in your recording system. When using multiple Elements, the Optical I/O is for the low latency mixer internal bussing. Features • 16 IN x 16 OUT Audio I/O box.
• AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit.
• 8 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices.
• 4 combination inputs.
• 4 XLR inputs.
• 8 analog outputs.
• 2 balanced L/R XLR outputs.
• 2 balanced 1/4” outputs.
• 2 1/4” stereo headphone outputs.
• Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance.
• 1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting.
• Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF.
• ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector.
• SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors.
• S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector.
• Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF.
• ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector.
• SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors.
• S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector.
• Word Clock IN/OUT via BNC connections for syncing with other digital audio gear.
• Element Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring.
• Element Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
• Works with Apogee Control – Optional desktop hardware remote control (Sold separately).
• Multi-Unit Thunderbolt support – Connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your computer.
Computer Interface Type Thunderbolt
Analogue Inputs (Total) 8
Analogue Outputs (Total) 8
Connections (Input)
  • 2 x Optical Toslink
  • 1 x word clock
  • 4 x XLR
  • 4 x XLR / Jack Combo
Mic Preamps (Max) 8
Instrument Inputs (Max) 8
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max) 192 kHz
Bit Resolution 24
iPad Compatible No
Dynamic Range n/a dB
Connections (Output)
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS jack (Balanced)
  • 2 x Optical Toslink
  • 1 x word clock
  • 2 x XLR
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  

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Apogee Element 88 Thunderbolt Audio Interface (Mac only)
Apogee Element 88 Thunderbolt Audio Interface (Mac only)