***The Price shown above is only for the Symphony I/O Frame. You'll need to add the modules, which can be outfitted in several different ways depending on the end users needs. The modules are listed below:
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Sound Amazing. Remixed and Remastered.
Symphony I/O draws upon the award-winning design approaches of Apogee’s X-Series and Rosetta Series converters, the Big Ben master clock and the Trak2 mic preamps. It also refines and updates these proven designs with fewer but more advanced components while optimizing their performance with efficient power distribution. This means sound is traveling thru less circuitry, there is lower converter latency, more accurate clocking and even more transparency and clarity in your recordings.
Analog Design: the Cornerstone of Apogee Quality
Apogee engineers don’t rely on specs and data sheets alone when selecting converter components, they listen. Each part is selected to best reflect the characteristics of the Apogee sound. Symphony I/O’s input and output design is elegant and efficient utilizing state-of-the-art opamps that do the job of three opamps used in previous designs. Once again, this improvement minimizes the amount of circuit the sound is traveling thru and maximizes sound quality. And in the tradition of the X-Series and Rosetta series, the entire audio path is DC coupled resulting in ultra flat frequency response and very low phase error.
Audio Interface Mode (AIM)
With a simple adjustment using the front panel encoder knobs, AIM transforms Symphony I/O into an interface optimized for the mode that’s been selected. This feature allows users of Logic and Pro Tools HD for example, to easily switch back and forth between the two DAWs with the click of a knob and swap of a cable. If USB is your preferred mode, connecting to Core Audio compatible apps like Digital Performer and Cubase is just as easy. And StandAlone Mode is your direct digital connection to Pro Tools LE or Pro Tools M-Powered.
Audio Interface Modes:
- Symphony PCI Mode: Direct connection to a Logic/Symphony System in a Mac Pro via Symphony 64 PCIe card or Symphony Mobile Express/34 card
- Pro Tools HD PCI Mode: Direct connection to a Pro Tools HD system via Pro Tools PCIe card in a Mac Pro
- USB Audio Mode: Direct connection to any Intel Mac via high-speed USB 2.0 using the native Core Audio driver
- StandAlone Mode: I/O Module inputs routed directly to I/O module outputs, ideal for Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered
The All New Maestro: Advanced Software Control for Advanced I/O
Apogee’s software control application, Maestro, has been totally redesigned for Symphony I/O. Featuring a familiar single window, multiple tab interface for quick access to all device and system settings, the new Maestro makes routing, mic pre adjustment, input and output calibration and low latency monitoring clear and easy to use. To reduce on screen clutter, Maestro also features a minimized tool bar view with System Status display, volume controls and buttons to mute outputs and clear meters.
- Speaker, headphone, and mic pre level control
- Clock source, sample rate setting
- Audio Interface Mode (AIM)
- Minimized tool bar view with System Status, level control, mute and clear meters buttons
- Software controlled A/D & D/A calibration
- Comprehensive metering
- Intuitive audio routing
The Magic is in the Modules
The I/O Modules are the soul of Symphony I/O and represent 25 years of Apogee R&D and design excellence. These powerful Modules deliver Apogee’s core competency, superior sounding digital audio recording. The Symphony I/O features 2 module slots, and with 5 available I/O Modules, you can choose from standard configurations or customize the following: channel count, analog to digital input, digital to analog output, mic preamps and digital I/O. You compose your Symphony I/O.