Apogee’s Symphony Gets Universal Binary Driver for Mac Pro
Apogee Electronics Corporation announced a new high performance PCI-Express driver for their Symphony 32-channel PCI-Express card. This Universal Binary driver is designed to take special advantage of the power and technology in Apple’s new Intel-based Mac Pro.
“We are very excited about the power and capability of the Mac Pro,” said Betty Bennett, co-founder and CEO of Apogee. “The combination of the Mac Pro and our industry leading Symphony PCI-Express card delivers on the promise of high performance native audio for professionals.”
Apogee’s new Universal PCI-Express driver, in combination with the powerful Intel processors in the Mac Pro, lowers the latency of the Symphony PCI-Express card by over 50 percent into the 2ms range. According to Apogee, this achievement is a significant increase in performance beyond other native solutions on the market and compares favorably to the latency on other hardware-based systems.
The Mac Pro architecture in combination with the Symphony PCI-E card’s high channel count and low latency surpasses all competitors in performance and value. With up to 4 internal SATA drives, the Mac Pro can be setup as a striped RAID, making recording and playback at high channel counts with high sample rates a breeze. The power of the two Dual-Core Intel Xeon chips gives you more plug-ins, and more soft synths, with even lower buffer settings than ever before. Symphony PCI-E and the Mac Pro deliver twice the power and performance of other systems, at half the price.
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