Apogee Electronics is now shipping the Symphony 64 ($995)—a 64 channel, 24-bit, 192 kHz PCI Express card designed to interface the company's X-Series and Rosetta Series converters directly to Apple Mac Pros.
The Symphony 64 features extended audio routing with VBus and SBus technology. VBus allows you to route standalone software instruments between Core Audio-based applications, instead of running them as plug-ins. SBus doubles the DSP power of the Symphony System by facilitating the communication of digital audio between Symphony-equipped Macs with a single cable. With the Symphony 64 in use, you can route audio to a second computer and back again for plug-in processing, sample libraries, soft-synth players, and session transfers from one Core Audio application to another.
Customers who have already purchased a Symphony PCI-e card between the dates of August 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 may be able to upgrade to the Symphony 64 directly through Apogee for $295.
To learn more, please visit apogeedigital.com/symphony.