Waves Audio and Apogee have announced the availability of Apogee's Symphony I/O Mk II multi-channel audio interface with Waves SoundGrid connectivity.
The Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II features Apogee's newest flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (available in multiple I/O configurations: 2x6, 8x8, 16x16), touchscreen display and optional microphone preamps. The Symphony I/O Mk II is designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering.
Waves SoundGrid is a real-time processing and networking platform that allows a DAW to offload its plug-in processing. SoundGrid integrates with all DAWs, providing endless possibilities for setups of every size in studio, live and post-production workflows. With an Ethernet connection, the Symphony I/O brings Apogee's sound quality to the Waves SoundGrid network system. Now, a user can connect multiple spaces and multiple workstations, and experience almost infinite DSP power to build their audio network solution. Add a network switch to connect several interfaces, additional workstations, and external DSP power to offload your DAW's processing, making it possible to run hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible plug-ins simultaneously.
The Symphony I/O Mk II can also be used with Waves' eMotion LV1 software mixer, a digital mixing console for front-of-house, monitor and broadcast engineers. The LV1 mixer delivers the sound quality for which Waves is renowned as well as the convenience and speed needed in demanding live environments. Waves' eMotion LV1 comes in three configurations: 64, 32 or 16 stereo/mono input channels. It uses the SoundGrid infrastructure for audio networking and can be controlled by hardware control surfaces and multi-touch devices, ranging from multiple 5-point touchscreens to a single laptop or tablet.
"We're very pleased to be working with Waves to bring a SoundGrid-enabled Symphony I/O Mk II to Apogee and Waves customers", commented Sean McArthur, Director of Marketing for Apogee Electronics. "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 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, comments, "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."
Pricing starts at $3295.