Meet Apogee FX Rack
For over 3 decades Apogee Electronics has set the standard in professional digital audio recording. With its unique and innovative approach to creating hardware products that deliver ultimate sound quality and an inspirational user experience, Apogee has captured the music of the world's most iconic performers.
Now, Apogee FX Rack brings the same expertise and approach to the world of software audio plugins. Apogee FX Rack combines a premium selection of modern and vintage plugins with audio hardware DSP and simple yet flexible workflow options.
No other audio hardware and plugin platform offers a more powerful combination of professional sound quality and workflow flexibility.
Apogee FX Rack Workflow
Follow Your Own Path
With Apogee FX Rack you decide how you want to work
Native mode lets you use Apogee FX Rack plugins in any DAW on your Mac without Apogee hardware connected just like any other plugin.
The hardware DSP in your Apogee Element Series and Ensemble Thunderbolt interfaces, now activated by the Apogee FX Rack system, offer two additional workflow options when recording.
Apply Apogee FX directly to the Apogee hardware input - open the FX Rack in Apogee Control, apply your desired processing and record - FX processing is printed to your DAW track.
DualPath Monitor - to preserve the flexibility to tweak your processing as you record and build your mix, DualPath Monitor offers a simple solution. When you open a native ApogeeFX Rack in your DAW, then link it to an Apogee hardware input, a parallel FX Rack is automatically opened in the low latency monitoring path. Changes made in either plugin are instantly mirrored, to maintain a consistent sound. Since most hardware controls, including mic pre gain, are accessible from your DAW, there's no need to switch between windows.
Apogee FX Rack Requirements and Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.12.6 or higher, 10.14 Mojave fully supported
4 GB minimum RAM, 8 GB or higher recommended
Free Pace iLok account - physical iLok not required
NOTE: All prices and promotions are subject to change
Tested & Supported DAWs
Logic Pro 10
Pro Tools 12, Ultimate ( ProTools 11 and lower not currently supported )
Ableton Live 10
Cubase 9.5 VST 1 & 2 ( VST 3 not implemented in this release )
Please note that any AUv2, VST 1&2m, or AAX fully compliant DAW should work