Palo Alto, CA (November 26, 2007)–Euphonix and Apogee Electronics have announced a partnership to integrate Apogee’s converters with Euphonix control surfaces through the EuCon control protocol.
EuCon is a high-speed, high-resolution control protocol that enables software applications such as Apogee’s Maestro to be directly controlled from Euphonix System 5 and S5 Fusion consoles, and the MC and System 5-MC controllers. Maestro is a software interface that functions between OS X applications (OS 10.4 and above) and Apogee hardware.
By adding EuCon control to Maestro, all Euphonix consoles and controllers will be able to bring up and control the Apogee range of converters from their control surfaces over high-speed Ethernet. This also includes controlling the Maestro mixer from the Euphonix channel strips, which is used for low latency monitoring and will make monitor mixing faster and simpler, according to Euphonix.
Work is underway on EuCon integration for Maestro with expected release date for the EuCon adaptor early in the New Year. “We have been talking to Apogee for some time,” explains Euphonix CEO Martin Kloiber, “and both parties are eager to get this project completed as many of our clients would like to integrate Apogee’s high-quality converters with our consoles and controllers. EuCon will allow our control surfaces to control levels and parameters in the converters from the faders and knobs on the channel strips and show metering information on the console’s screens. It’s all part of our wish for Euphonix clients to be able to pick best-of-class products and integrate them together. We make great consoles, Apogee make great converters–it’s as simple as that.”
“For the benefit of our customers, we want to realize the compelling product synergy which exists between Symphony System, Ensemble and Euphonix control surfaces,” adds Apogee CEO Betty Bennett. “Apogee and Euphonix have mutually benefited from a strong working relationship over the years. We are pleased to provide our customers the means to seamlessly operate and control their Apogee devices with Euphonix products.”