Apogee Electronics’ Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge ($995), a 64-channel interface for connecting Apogee’s Symphony I/O to any Thunderbolt equipped Mac computer, is now available worldwide. Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge connects Apogee’s flagship audio interface, Symphony I/O, to any Thunderbolt equipped Mac via two PC-32 ports for true Thunderbolt compatibility and performance.
Capable of up to 64 channels of input and output at sample rates from 44.1 to 192 kHz, Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge features two Thunderbolt ports, providing access to the Thunderbolt protocol’s ability to daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices. This allows for devices such as hard drives and DisplayPort monitors to be connected in series with Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge to the Mac via a single Thunderbolt port.
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 Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge.
Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge also offers status LEDs to verify proper system configuration at a glance. The interface works with any Core Audio compatible application on a Mac, including Logic, Pro Tools and Ableton Live. It requires a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or iMac; a Thunderbolt cable; and Mac OS 10.7 or later. A DC power supply is included.