Mac control for the Symphony I/O Mk II audio interface 18/01/17
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Apogee has announced Symphony Control software for Mac, designed specifically for Symphony I/O Mk II audio interfaces. They tell us that Symphony Control has been built from the ground up and replaces Apogee's Maestro software for Symphony I/O Mk II users. Here's the story in Apogee's own words...
Symphony Control delivers all the functionality of Maestro in a new, highly customisable user interface along with innovative new features like Talkback functionality, the simplified "Essentials" control window and an FX Send mixer feature, recently introduced as part of the Element Control software.
Multi-unit support for up to 64 channels of I/O With the introduction of Symphony Control, customers can now use 2 Symphony I/O Mk IIs simultaneously for up to 64 channels of I/O over a Thunderbolt connection to their Mac. Symphony I/O Mk II combined with Logic Pro on a Mac delivers the most advanced native workstation available with superior quality high-channel count recording at incredibly low latency. Apogee Control hardware support Symphony Control also provides compatibility between Symphony I/O Mk II audio interfaces and the Apogee Control hardware remote accessory. Apogee Control gives you instant access to input and output levels using the large Symphony-inspired Control knob and 3 control knob focus buttons, plus direct access to a wide range of software functions using the 8 user-configurable hardware buttons. Apogee Control hardware remote connects directly to your Mac using the included USB cable. Apogee Control is sold as a separate accessory and will be available this month priced at $195 USD/£189 RRP inc VAT.
About Symphony I/O Mk II Symphony I/O Mk II is a multi-channel audio interface featuring Apogee's newest flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (up to 32 inputs and outputs per unit), intuitive touchscreen display and optional world-class microphone preamps. Designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering, Symphony I/O Mk II is the ultimate music production centrepiece for any modern studio. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II Highlights
Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt™ audio interface
Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional 8 mic preamps
Original Symphony I/O modules are compatible with new Mk II chassis
Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
Choice of Thunderbolt or Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC) connectivity
Waves SoundGrid® and Dante connectivity coming soon
Ultra-low latency performance – 1.35 ms with Thunderbolt and Logic Pro X
All new, highly customisable Symphony Control software provides easy access to all I/O parameters
Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.
Pricing and Availability: Symphony Control software will be available in March 2017 to all Symphony I/O Mk II users as a free download from Apogee's website. Apogee Electronics are distributed in UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd.