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How to Install Apogee Plugins and start a Free Trial

Before installing software
1. Turn off speakers and disconnect headphones
2. Close all open Apps including your DAW

Apogee Plugin Installation Instructions

Steps for installing Apogee Plugins:

1. Download and install the iLok License Manager

NOTE: If you purchased a license and have an Activation Code, Follow these instructions instead: Activating Apogee FX Rack Plugins

2. Download & install the plugin: Apogee FX Rack installer, Clearmountain’s Domain, Clearmountain’s Spaces Mac Win10

3. In your DAW, open the Apogee plugin (Logic Pro X shown below)

4. Click on any of the four FX ­ ModEQ 6, ModComp, EQP­1A or Opto­3A.

5. In the Activation window, click “Try” for each plugin to start its 30­day trial period (14-day for Clearmountain’s Domain and Spaces).

NOTE: If you purchased a license and have an Activation Code, Follow these instructions instead: Activating Apogee FX Rack Plugins

6. In the License Account Login window, enter your iLok account credentials; click “Create new account” if you don’t have an iLok account.

7. In the Select a Location window, select the activation location – the Apogee plugins supports Hard Disk and iLok 2-3 locations.

Discrete mic preamps vs. Chip-based mic preamps

In the past, analog op amps displayed inferior performance compared to an array of discrete transistors, especially at the input stage of a mic pre where low noise and distortion plus matching between the input’s plus and minus signals is so important. Thus, historically, a discrete mic pre has been higher quality than a “chip-based” mic pre.
Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain mic pre uses the architecture that many discrete mic pres use, but use the latest in modern op-amp tech for the actual gain stages. These op-amps will generally perform BETTER than a discrete front end. There is no reason for us to use discrete transistors for our mic pres.
This is borne out by the fact that our mic pre specifications (gain range, noise level) are still superior than any other all-in-one interface out there.

How to use MiC+’s blend control

When MiC+ is plugged in and being used by an application as the microphone, the soft-key above the dial cycles through the 5 different monitoring blends.

When the left-most LED is illuminated white, this indicates full “direct’ monitoring signal. You’ll only hear what the microphone is picking up. No playback will be heard:

Continuing to press the soft-key again will cycle through the other four levels of blend. When the center LED is illuminated, you get a 50/50 equal blend of direct-monitor from the MiC+ signal, and playback:

The right-most LED illuminated white indicates full playback/software monitoring. No direct signal would be heard:

How do I redeem my Eventide Ensemble bundle?

For a limited time (July 10th 2018 thru January 10th 2019)
Customers who buy a new Apogee Ensemble or Element Series Thunderbolt audio interface from an
authorized Apogee dealer get a Discount Coupon good for a free six-month subscription to the Eventide Ensemble bundle (a $180 value).

To receive this promotion,

  1. Purchase a new Ensemble Thunderbolt or Element 24,46 or 88 from an authorized Apogee dealer
  2. Register the product on the Apogee website and opt-in to receive your license code via email
  3. Use the link in the email to redeem your code from (Each unique license is embedded in the link within the email. You cannot redeem the plugins unless you click through this link in the email.)
  4. Login to register your Gobbler account and click on ‘Redeem’
  5. Download and installer the Gobbler client
  6. Use the Gobbler client to download, install and activate the plugins.

For additional questions about this Eventide Ensemble bundle, please visit Eventide’s FAQ’s.


What Apple products is the ClipMic compatible with?

iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st generation, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2nd generation, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch (6th generation)