Apogee Announces Symphony Audio Interface
Apogee has announced the Symphony I/O, a multi-channel professional audio interface offering native Logic and Pro Tools compatibility and I/O flexibility. Symphony can function in StandAlone Mode or connect directly to a Mac via any Mac-based audio workstation. The new Symphony System also features new digital audio conversion technology, new Maestro 2 software, multiple I/O options and low latency performance. The Symphony I/O will replace AD-16X,
DA-16X and the Rosetta 800.
With flexible and scalable I/O architecture, the upgraded Symphony System now allows end-users to define a system to their specific needs. Symphony I/O’s base chassis can accommodate up to 2 I/O modules, creating any combination of analog and digital I/O with USB 2.0, Symphony and Avid’s Pro Tools connectivity.
The new Maestro 2 software offers integral control of Symphony I/O with a new interface that makes workflow easier by removing the guesswork from routing, mic pre adjustment, input and output calibration and hardware control. Lastly, connect Symphony I/O to the Symphony 64 PCI or Symphony Mobile Express/34 card for low latency with Apple Logic, and all Apple Core Audio applications.
» The latest in Apogee conversion and clocking technologies
» Current I/O Modules include:
— 8 Analog I/O + 8 Optical I/O
— 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O
— 8 Mic Preamp
— 16 Analog IN + 16 Optical OUT
— 16 Analog OUT + 16 Optical IN
» Audio Interface Mode (AIM): Easily configure Symphony I/O from the front panel for these modes:
— Symphony (connect to Symphony PCIe card or Symphony Mobile
— Express/34 card for ultra low latency use with Logic or any Core Audio application)
— Pro Tools HD (connect directly to Pro Tools PCIe card)
— USB (connect to high-speed USB 2.0 port)
— StandAlone (I/O inputs routed directly to I/O outputs)
» Front panel control including two encoder knobs for selectable input gain and output level adjustment and sixteen (16) high-resolution meters, audio system and clocking indication
» Two (2) studio quality headphone outputs
» Four (4) word clock connections
» Available with feet for desktop use or rack ears for rack mounting
Apogee’s Symphony starts at $3690 and will begin rolling out on August 1st. More information on Apogee Symphony.