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
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.