Apogee Announces Symphony Thunderbolt™ Compatibility with Apple’s New Mac Pro

Anaheim, California, January 23, 2014 – Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce its multi-channel Thunderbolt™ audio recording solution featuring Symphony I/O and Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge is compatible with the new Apple Mac Pro.

All Apogee Products are OS X Mavericks Compatible

Apogee is pleased to announce all products are now compatible with Apple’s latest OS release, OS X Mavericks. Apple released the new operating system mid-october and Apogee released updated Software Installers immediately following for those early OS adopters.

 

Compatible products: 

  • Symphony I/O
  • Quartet for iPad & Mac
  • Duet for iPad & Mac
  • Duet 2
  • Duet (Firewire)
  • ONE for iPad & Mac
  • ONE for Mac
  • Ensemble
  • GiO
  • JAM
  • MiC

iOS Lightning Cables Now Available

Connect Directly to Lightning port on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

Apogee is pleased to announce iPad/iPhone Lightning cables are now available for all iOS compatible products, providing direct connectivity to the latest iPad/iPhone models including the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Apogee is the first to develop professional audio interfaces with iOS connectivity allowing users to connect microphones, electric instruments and speakers for creating studio-quality music on their iPad, iPhone or Mac. With a universe of powerful and affordable music creation apps for iPad, a professional audio interface is necessary for professional quality recording on this platform.

Apogee Electronics Announces Pro Tools 11 Compatibility

Santa Monica, California, July 23, 2013 – Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce full Pro Tools compatibility for the following products:

  • JAM*
  • MiC*
  • ONE for Mac
  • ONE for iPad & Mac
  • Duet
  • Duet 2
  • Duet for iPad & Mac
  • Quartet for iPad & Mac
  • Ensemble
  • Symphony I/O (USB, Symphony, and Pro Tools HD modes)
  • Symphony 64 PCIe
  • Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge
  • X-Symphony equipped X-Series and Rosetta Series Converters
  • X-HD equipped X-Series and Rosetta Series Converters (Firmware v. XX or greater)

 

For detailed Pro Tools setup and operation, please see the latest release notes, users guide and Apogee KnowledgeBase articles at www.ApogeeDigital.com.

Apogee Electronics Announces Logic Pro X Compatibility

Santa Monica, California, July 17, 2013 – Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce full Logic Pro X compatibility for the following products:

 

  • JAM*
  • MiC*
  • ONE for Mac
  • ONE for iPad & Mac
  • Duet
  • Duet 2
  • Duet for iPad & Mac
  • Quartet for iPad & Mac
  • Ensemble
  • Symphony I/O (USB, Symphony, and Pro Tools HD modes)
  • Symphony 64 PCIe
  • Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge
  • X-Symphony equipped X-Series and Rosetta Series Converters

 

For detailed Logic Pro X setup and operation, please see the latest release notes, users guide and Apogee KnowledgeBase articles at www.ApogeeDigital.com.

Apogee Electronics announces Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge – Shipping February 2013

Anaheim, California, January 24, 2013 – Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge, a 64 channel interface for connecting Apogee converters to any Thunderbolt™ equipped Mac computer, will be shipping and available February 2013.  For the first time, the award winning sound quality of Symphony I/O can be paired with the blistering speed and bandwidth of Intel’s ThunderBolt technology for unparalleled studio power.

Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge connects Apogee’s flagship audio interface, Symphony I/O, to any Thunderbolt™ equipped Mac for true Thunderbolt compatibility and performance. Capable of up to 64 channels of input and output at sample rates up to 192kHz, Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge delivers impressive channel counts at unprecedented speeds for a latency and hassle free recording experience. Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge will also connect Apogee’s X-Symphony equipped AD-16X, DA-16X and Rosetta Series converters to Thunderbolt Macs for legacy compatibility. Existing users of these devices will simply need to update to the most current software/firmware available on Apogee’s website before connecting to ThunderBridge.

Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge Highlights

  • Connects up to 64 channels of Apogee I/O to any Thunderbolt™- equipped Mac
  • Operates at sample rates from 44.1-192 kHz
  • Compatible with Symphony I/O and X-Symphony-equipped Rosetta 800, 200, AD16X and DA16X.
  • Latency = 1.8 ms at 96kHz/32 buffer
  • 2 Thunderbolt™ ports for connecting additional devices
  • 2 PC-32 ports for connection to Apogee interfaces
  • 1 Word Clock Out
  • DC Input – 12V DC 30W (power supply included)
  • Status LED to indicate whether or not the device has been configured properly

System Requirements

  • Audio Interfaces: Apogee Symphony I/O X-Symphony-equipped Rosetta Series or X Series interface
  • Computer: Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac
  • Thunderbolt™ cables
  • Mac OS: 10.7 or later
  • Power: DC Power supply included

Price: $995*
Availability: February 2013

*$495 as of January 23, 2014

Apogee Electronics announces iPad compatibility for Quartet

Anaheim, California, January 24, 2013 – Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce iPad compatibility for Quartet, a 4 input, 8 output USB audio interface. Quartet is the first professional multi-channel audio interface that makes a direct digital connection to Apple’s iPad (iPhone, iPod touch) and Mac. Quartet for iPad and Mac features Apogee’s Maestro control software, iOS device charging, MIDI connectivity, advanced monitor control and professional sound quality. Quartet is the ideal studio control center for multi-channel music recording and mixing on iPad and Mac.

“Apogee has pioneered professional digital recording on iPad and iOS devices with products like JAM, our studio quality guitar input, and MiC, the first studio quality digital microphone for iPad & iOS.  We are now taking the next step, offering a range of professional multi-channel recording solutions for iPad and all iOS devices,” says Apogee CEO and Co-Founder Betty Bennett. “Enabling amazing products like Quartet to be directly connected to the increasingly powerful iPad and all other iOS devices, seamlessly integrated with apps like GarageBand and Auria, controlled with our Maestro software allows you take mobile music creation to the next level. It truly is a new frontier for the personal studio and we’re proud to be at the forefront.”

Apple’s iPad has revolutionized music creation with an intuitive touch interface and a universe of powerful and very affordable music apps. Quartet delivers key features to this new paradigm that bring professional multi-channel audio recording to iPad for the first time. Apogee’s Maestro software for iOS lets you control Quartet’s inputs, mic preamps, outputs and set up low latency monitoring. Quartet’s DC power charges iPad while in use so recording is not interrupted. Quartet provides plenty of power for studio headphones, microphones and MIDI keyboards. In addition, Quartet accepts and provides professional audio level (ie. balanced, +4 dBu reference level).

When used with iPad or an iOS device, Quartet works with any Core Audio compliant app like GarageBand, Auria and MultiTrack. For recording on a Mac, Quartet works with Logic, Pro Tools, GarageBand, Ableton Live and any Mac Core Audio compliant application.

 

Quartet for iPad and Mac – Highlights

  • First professional multi-channel audio interface for iPad
  • Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
  • Works with new iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 
(Apple’s Lighting to 30-pin adapter required – Sold separately)
  • Works with GarageBand, Auria, MultiTrack and any Core Audio compliant app on iOS
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton and any Core Audio compliant app on Mac
  • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
  • MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector)
  • DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
  • USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion
  • 4 Analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power
  • 6 Balanced analog line outputs
  • ADAT/SMUX digital Inputs
  • Monitor control – up to 3 speaker sets
  • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • QuickTouch pads for input/output selection and advanced control
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California – Made in the U.S.A.

System Requirements
Mac OS:

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.4 or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
  • Power: DC Power supply included

iOS:

  • iOS version: 5.1 and later
  • Connection: 30-pin dock connector
  • DC Power supply included

iOS device compatibility (Lightning connector)

  • iPod touch* (5th generation)
  • iPhone 5*
  • iPad* (4th generation)
  • iPad mini*

* Requires Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter. Sold separately.

iOS device compatibility (30-pin connector)

  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad 2
  • iPad

Price: $1295
Availability: February 2013

Complete Product Information


Existing Quartet users can acquire the 30-pin cable for iPad connectivity. See more info here

Apogee discontinues Ensemble

January 14, 2013, Santa Monica, CA – Effective immediately, Apogee Electronics will discontinue the production of Ensemble, its multi-channel FireWire audio interface for Mac. Introduced in 2006, Ensemble broke new ground as the first all-in-one, digitally controlled professional audio interface designed exclusively for Mac. Ensemble won many awards in its time including the TEC award for “Best Digital Converter Technology.” More than six years later, Ensemble has continued to be one of the most popular multi-channel audio interfaces, inspiring a slew of imitations to follow in its footsteps.

 

Apogee recommends Quartet and Symphony I/O as the ideal alternatives for the Ensemble customer.

Apogee Releases the MiC Carrying Case

SANTA MONICA- December 12, 2012– Apogee Electronics, an industry leader in digital audio recording for more than 25 years, announces the MiC Carrying Case which is designed to precisely store and protect the MiC and its accessories.  Utilizing durable materials, this 7.25”x4.25”x2” case offers ultimate protection with a sleek and elegant design.  With this portable storage case, on-the-go musicians, voice-over artists, and podcasters always have access to their MiC no matter when or where inspiration strikes.

“We wanted to offer our consumers a customized storage option for the MiC,” says Apogee CEO and Co-Founder Betty Bennett.  “The MiC is very important in the daily lives of many of our consumers, and it’s critical that the device is protected well.  We carefully designed this case to offer MiC users peace of mind when traveling.”

A hard nylon exterior and a padded interior combine structure and safety for the MiC.  On one side, precision cutouts snugly protect the MiC, tripod stand, and MiC stand adapter.  This ensures that the delicate pieces will not rub or bump against each other in transit.  Additionally, the soft all-purpose protective foam will not leave behind any scratches on the metal.  The other side of the MiC carrying case is a mesh pocket perfect for storing cables or other small items.

The Apogee MiC, released in February 2012, is the first studio-quality microphone to make a direct digital connection to iPad, iPhone and Mac.  Roughly the size of an iPhone, MiC makes it easy to record any voice or acoustic instrument anytime, anywhere.  It features PureDIGITAL technology which provides a no-noise signal allowing the user to capture the true tone of the voice or instrument.  The MiC and carrying case are sold separately.

The MiC Carrying Case is available in black.  It retails for $19.95 at the Apogee Webstore

Apogee also offer the MiC Pro Accessory Kit which includes the Carrying Case, Microphone Stand Adapter, 3-meter Mac cable, and a 3-meter iPad/iPhone Cable.  It retails for $49.95.