Making Settings with Software Control Panels for Ensemble FireWire

All Ensemble settings are made from Apogee’s Maestro software Settings panel or Logic Pro’s Apogee Control Panel. Certain settings can also be made from OS X audio control panels. It’s possible to open multiple control panels simultaneously, as settings made on one control panel are mirrored on all others. Additionally, Mic Pre gain and Output level may be controlled from Ensemble’s front panel encoders, as described on the lower half of this page.

What is Maestro? - Apogee Maestro provides the most complete control of Ensemble, including control of all Ensemble parameters, store/recall of configurations, expanded routing, and 2 low–latency mixers. Maestro may be used with any Core Audio compatible audio application.

The Logic Pro Apogee Control Panel, found in Logic Pro under the Audio menu, provides control of all Ensemble parameters and store/recall configurations. Audio Midi Setup (AMS) – This OS X utility (found in the root drive/Applications/Utilities folder) provides control of Ensemble’s clock source, sample rate and output level.

To set Ensemble’s output level using the Mac’s menu bar audio fader, set Default Output (in AMS) to Ensemble; OSX audio faders (including the menu bar fader) will then control the output selected on Ensemble’s front panel. For example, if the front panel headphone 1 LED is lit, OSX audio faders control the headphone 1 output level.