Apogee Announce Symphony I/O Mk II

Apogee Electronics and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced that Symphony I/O Mk II, Apogee’s flagship AD/DA converter, is available with connectivity to Waves SoundGrid network.

With a simple ethernet connection, Symphony I/O Mk II’s industry-leading sound quality can be easily accessed from your computer, shared between multiple rooms, multiple computers and supercharged with almost infinite real-time DSP power via Waves SoundGrid servers. Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid integrates seamlessly with all DAWs, providing endless possibilities for setups of every size for studio, live and post production workflows.

“We’re very pleased to be working with Waves to bring a SoundGrid-enabled Symphony I/O Mk II to Apogee and Waves customers”, said Sean McArthur, Director of Marketing for Apogee. “Symphony I/O Mk II is a flagship product that reflects more than 30 years of our expertise in making superior digital audio recording interfaces and it’s a platform we are still building on. Adding SoundGrid connectivity to Symphony I/O MkII offers customers the best of both worlds in professional audio quality and ultra-low latency plugin processing over a network. It’s an ideal solution for studio recording and live sound production.”

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, added: “We are delighted to collaborate with Apogee and offer Waves SoundGrid technology and the use of Waves plugins to the Symphony I/O Mk II, thus augmenting its capabilities and offering users, whether in studio or live, a substantial increase in its ability to network easily, a valuable high channel count per connection and extremely low latency.”

Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid is available in 1 of 3 standard I/O configurations: 8×8, 16×16 or 8×8+8 mic preamps. These configurations can be expanded with additional I/O modules to accommodate up to 32×32 simultaneous inputs and outputs. Symphony I/O Mk II is the most advanced and flexible multi-channel audio interface available. Featuring Apogee’s newest flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (up to 32 simultaneous inputs and outputs), and intuitive touchscreen display, Symphony I/O Mk II offers direct connectivity to 1 of 3 different platforms – Thunderbolt, Pro Tools HD or Waves SoundGrid network.

Ideal for studios, live sound, broadcast, post-production and more, SoundGrid provides an extremely low-latency environment for high-precision audio processing. Together with a server, a Mac or PC host computer and Symphony I/O Mk II, SoundGrid lets you run, in real time, a multitude of award-winning reverbs, equalisers, compressors, and other mixing tools by Waves, as well as any other SoundGrid-compatible third-party plugins.