Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II 8×8+8MP Thunderbolt

Multichannel Thunderbolt Audio Interface with 8×8 Analog I/O, 8×8 AES/Optical I/O, and 8 Mic Preamps – Mac

Description

Overview

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), 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 centerpiece for any modern studio.

The new Symphony I/O Mk II comes with direct connectivity to one of 4 different platforms- Thunderbolt™, Pro Tools® HD, Dante™+ Pro Tools® HD, or Waves SoundGrid network.

Highlights

  • Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt™ audio interface
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional mic preamps
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Choice of Thunderbolt™ (Mac), Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC), Dante™+ Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC, or Waves SoundGrid (Mac/PC) connectivity.
  • Ultra-low latency performance – 1.35 ms with Thunderbolt and Logic Pro X
  • All-new, highly customizable 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.

INPUTS

  • Analog Inputs
    • 8 built-in mic preamps
    • Digitally controlled, 85dB microphone preamps
    • 4 Hi-Z 1/4” instrument inputs capable of handling high-level instruments
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit, and phase invert
    • 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Inserts
    • 8 balanced software assignable analog insert points
    • Return 1-8 on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Digital Inputs
    • *AES-EBU IN: 8 inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • *Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
      • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
      • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
      • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector

OUTPUTS

  • Analog Outputs
    • 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Inserts
    • 8 balanced software assignable analog insert points
    • Send 1-8 on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Digital Outputs
    • *AES-EBU OUT: 8 outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • *Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
      • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
      • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
      • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector

*Dig I/O hardware switch selects AES or Optical digital I/O format

Connection:

  • Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

Performance:

  • 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • Latency: 1.35 ms with Logic Pro X (96 kHz / 32 buffer)

Computer:

  • Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac & MacBook Air
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.9.5 or greater

Control:

  • Symphony Control app (included in software installer) and front panel touchscreen

Compatible Software:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Any Core Audio application on Mac

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