Apogee Announces Symphony I/O Mk II compatibility with Waves SoundGrid Network

Today at NAMM, Apogee Electronics and Waves Audio announced a partnership that will connect the world’s most advanced multi-channel audio recording interface to the world’s most powerful DSP enabled audio network. Symphony I/O Mk II, Apogee’s new flagship converter, will offer optional SoundGrid connectivity, enabling it to connect to the Waves SoundGrid System for studio, live and post production audio networking with real-time digital signal processing of Waves and SoundGrid compatible third-party plugins.

Ultimate sound quality meets powerful DSP enabled networking

With a simple ethernet connection, Symphony I/O brings ultimate sound quality to the infinite possibilities of a Waves SoundGrid network system. Freely connect multiple spaces, multiple workstations and almost infinite DSP power to build your ideal audio network solution.

“Symphony I/O Mk II is Apogee’s most advanced flagship interface to date and builds on the success of the original with even better sound quality and an intuitive touchscreen user interface,” said Apogee co-founder and CEO Betty Bennett. “And now with SoundGrid compatibility, Symphony becomes the ideal option for professional customers who require the power and flexibility only network audio can provide,” she continues. “We’ve been watching this part of our market for quite some time and Waves SoundGrid is the only system to bring together flexible and intuitive network connectivity with server based DSP processing of Waves’ award-winning plugin library. And now, you can have the best sound quality too with Symphony I/O. There is simply no better network audio system of this kind available. We are very pleased to be able to offer this solution to our customers, and excited to be expanding our partnership with Waves.”

“Waves is honored to join forces with a respected company like Apogee, and we are especially excited to be able to include our SoundGrid technology in the Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II, augmenting it with innovative networking connectivity and extremely low-latency, high-channel-count audio processing” comments Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing. Furthermore, incorporating Waves SoundGrid technology into Symphony, provides users with the highest level of sound quality and enables the seamless, low-latency and high-precision use of Waves’ comprehensive line of over 200 audio plugins, and 3rd party SoundGrid compatible plugins.”

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