Apogee Electronics has introduced a second generation of their flagship audio interface, Symphony I/O Mk II. Apogee says that it's a multi-channel audio interface featuring their latest AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (up to 32 inputs and outputs), intuitive touchscreen display and optional world-class microphone preamps. The new Symphony I/O Mk II comes with direct connectivity to one of three different platforms – Thunderbolt, Pro Tools HD or Waves SoundGrid network. This what Apogee has to say:
Since its release in 2010, the first generation Symphony I/O continues to be a gold standard for the professional recording industry and utilized by a wide variety of commercial studios, producers, engineers and artists worldwide such as Bob Ludwig, Spike Stent, Bob Clearmountain, Dave Tozer, Nathan Chapman and Studio 606. In fact, Apogee Symphony I/O was used to record many of this year's Grammy nominated tracks for Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
Apogee engineers have made it their passion to improve every new flagship product by using the latest components and designing circuitry that often exceeds the expectations of the component manufacturers. This is the Apogee Advantage. Symphony I/O Mk II is the culmination of this 30 year commitment and raises the bar on all Apogee flagship products that have come before it, offering even better audio clarity and sonic transparency. When equipped with either the brand new 8×8 or 16×16 Mk II I/O modules, Symphony I/O Mk II outperforms all other multi-channel audio interfaces available for Pro Tools HD or Thunderbolt based systems.
Pricing and Availability:
Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt - Now Shipping Worldwide
2x6 Configuration: $2295 USD
8x8 Configuration: $3295 USD
16x16 Configuration: $4295 USD
8x8+8MP Configuration: $4690 USD
Empty Mk II Thunderbolt Chassis (No I/O Modules): $1695 USD
Symphony I/O Mk II HD - Coming Spring 2016
Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid - Coming Fall 2016
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