ApogeeSymphonyIOApogee Electronics Corporation has introduced Symphony I/O, a pro audio interface available with next-generation sound quality, Logic and Pro Tools compatibility and total I/O flexibility. Symphony I/O is the culmination of 25 years of design experience featuring a unique modular based system which can function in StandAlone Mode or connect directly to a Mac via any Mac-based audio workstation. With Symphony I/O, the new Symphony System sets an new standard, offers Apogee, with ground-breaking digital audio conversion technology, new Maestro 2 software, multiple I/O options and ultra low latency performance.

With flexible and scalable I/O architecture, the upgraded Symphony System now allows end-users to define a system to their specific needs while benefitting from an incredible feature set. 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 offers integral control of Symphony I/O with clean and clear software interface that makes workflow easy 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 ultra low latency with Apple Logic, and all Apple Core Audio applications.

At A Glance Features:

Symphony I/O
• 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
• Future proof with Ethernet and USB computer connectivity to be available with a future firmware update.
• Available with feet for desktop use or rack ears for rack mounting

Maestro 2
• Allows control of all Apogee hardware inputs, outputs, low latency monitoring and routing paths for single or multiple devices.
• Completely redesigned interface featuring a single window design
• Essential controls such as audio system, clocking, sample rate, headphone output and output level are placed at the top toolbar for quick and easy access.

Symphony I/O Feature Release Schedule:
*NOTE: Features available via downloadable firmware updates and all dates are subject to change.

Release 1 - August 2010
• Symphony I/O Chassis
• 8 Analog I/O + 8 Optical I/O Module
• 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
• Connectivity for up to 2 I/O Modules per Symphony I/O Chassis
• Symphony System Audio Interface Mode
• One Symphony I/O connected to one Symphony 64 PCI card
• Maestro 2

Release 2 - September 2010
• Pro Tools HD Audio Interface Mode - One Symphony I/O, up to 32 channels
• Connection to Symphony Mobile - One Symphony I/O, up to 32 channels
• StandAlone Audio Interface Mode*
• Maestro StandAlone Routing
• Support for 64-bit kernel*

Release 3 - October 2010
• Up to four Symphony I/Os connected to one Symphony 64 PCI card (32 channels per port) or Pro Tools HD 2*
• Mic Preamp I/O Module
• 16 Analog In + 16 Optical Out I/O Module
• 16 Analog Out + 16 Optical In I/O Module
• Legacy support for X-Symphony equipped X-Series and Rosetta Series converters connected to one Symphony 64 PCI card in addition to one Symphony I/O (32 channels per port)*
• UV22HR

Release 4 - November 2010
• USB Audio Interface Mode*
• Low-latency Mixer enabled in Maestro 2

Release 5 - TBD
• Mic Preamp control via Pro Tools HD or Pro Tools control surface such as ICON
• All Maestro Routing enabled
• SBus support
• Eucon support
• Ethernet functionality
• MADI connectivity

Price: starting at $3,690 list

Contact: Apogee Digital | apogeedigital.com