In today's digital-oriented pro audio scene, interfaces are essential hardware for just about any system. And just like a vintage Les Paul is in a completely different league from a low-priced beginner guitar, there are interfaces on the market that are on a whole other playing field than the entry level. If you're looking for the Les Paul of interfaces, Apogee Symphony devices are top contenders for the title. These are Apogee's flagship rack-mountable interfaces, delivering stellar sound quality and performance with top-grade components and world-class microphone preamps. They're designed to sit at the heart of any professional studio - a position they're more than ready to handle!
The headliners of the Apogee Symphony lineup are the I/O units, such as the Apogee Symphony I/O 8x8 Audio Interface. They're available in a range of channel counts so you can scale your choice to your studio's needs: from the 2 inputs and 6 outputs of the Apogee Symphony I/O 2x6 Audio Interface to 16 links each way on the Symphony I/O 16x16 Audio Interface. These two models are capable of working with your choice of external mic preamps, but if you'd prefer those to be built-in, check out the Apogee Symphony I/O 8x8 Audio Interface with 8 Mic Preamps; it has you covered.
There is, of course, one piece of hardware here that stands out as different from the Symphony I/O units, and that's the Apogee Symphony 64 ThunderBridge. This is a digital-to-digital interface that allows you to connect older hardware to a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to take advantage of much faster connection speeds. The ThunderBridge works with Symphony I/O interfaces as well as other X-Symphony equipped AD-16X, DA-16X and Rosetta Series converters, so it's a breeze to get your existing hardware playing nicely with that brand new Mac.
Putting your DAW to work for you starts with getting it "in touch" with all the hardware components, instruments and controllers in your studio - and that's what Apogee Symphony devices are all about. Whether you're building up your equipment set with brand new Symphony I/O units, or simply adding a ThunderBridge to bring your older ones up to the latest connection standards, this is the place to find what you need.