Symphony I/O, the highest end
Symphony I/O builds 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. These enhancements allow audio to travel through less circuitry, offering lower converter latency, more accurate clocking and even more transparency and clarity in your recordings.
Analog design, the cornerstone of Apogee quality
Apogee's engineers do not merely rely on specs and data sheets when selecting converter components, they listen. Each component is auditioned and carefully selected to best reflect the characteristics of the Apogee sound. Symphony I/O’s audio path design is elegant and efficient, incorporating the most advanced opamps that offer better performance than multiple parts used in previous designs. This design improvement minimizes the audio path circuitry 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 extremely low phase error.
8 mic preamp module
The 8-Channel Mic Preamp Module turns Symphony I/O into an all-in-one interface that lets you make incredible recordings anywhere. With 8 world-class microphone preamps and 8 channels of premium AD/DA conversion you have the most portable, professional recording rig ever.
Elegant and easy to use, the front panel of Symphony I/O is streamlined to present the visual
feedback you need to monitor levels, sample rate and clock status while providing the controls
required to adjust gain, output levels and select the Audio Interface Mode (AIM).
- Dual multi-function encoder knobs
- GUI display for adjustment of function parameters and selection of Audio Interface Mode
- Assignable 10 segment peak/over metering
- 2 high-quality independent 1/4” headphone outputs
The rear panel tells the story of Symphony I/O’s adaptable design architecture with two I/O Module
slots capable of up to 32 channels of system input and output and PCI, USB and Ethernet connectivity for
complete compatibility with popular workstations. The base unit also features essential word clock
connectors and termination, and a quiet, digitally-controlled fan to keep it all running cool.
- 2 I/O Module slots capable of up to 32 channels of I/O
- PCI, USB and Ethernet connectivity
- High-performance, temperature controlled fan
Total Flexibility: Symphony I/O is built to grow with your studio
Symphony I/O is an audio hardware platform, designed to deliver the most advanced recording technology available and the flexibility, scalability, and longevity required to power the modern studio. Modular I/O design, total software control, and direct connection to all popular DAWs make Symphony I/O a long-term sound investment.
What makes Symphony I/O a great choice for your studio now and for years to come:
- Flexible design architecture with a base unit and two I/O module slots
- Up to 32 channels of I/O per unit
- Future proof connectivity with PCI, USB and Thunderbolt development
- Compatibility with Logic, Pro Tools HD, and any Core Audio based application on a Mac
- Total software control of Symphony I/O with Maestro
The All New Maestro
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 preamp adjustment, input and output calibration and low latency monitoring clear and easy to use. To reduce 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 preamp level control
Clock source, sample rate setting
Audio Interface Mode (AIM)
Minimized tool bar view with System Status, volume controls, mute and clear meters buttons
Software controlled A/D & D/A calibration
Intuitive audio routing
- 4 Soft Limit settings: -2 dBfs, -4 dBfs, Soft Saturate and Soft Crush