Apogee | Symphony 64 ThunderBridge | Symphony I:O Release 4.5 Notes

Symphony System Release 4.5 Notes
Symphony System Release 4.5 New Features
• Enables the use of Apogees ThunderBridge interface with Thunderbolt equipped Macs.
Who Should Update
• New Users of Apogees Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge interface, for use with Thunderbolt
equipped Macs.
• This release or previous release 4.4 are required for Symphony I/O systems equipped with the
2x6 Analog I/O Module.
• This release is compatible with Mac OSX 10.7.4, 10.7.5, 10.8.2 and later, it is not compatible with
OSX 10.6.8
• New Users of Symphony | ThunderBridge using supported Legacy 16X or Rosetta Series
interfaces, see Legacy Interface Release 4.5 Notes for complete list of compatible configurations.
Who Should Remain on Previous Releases.
• Symphony I/O Users running Mac OSX 10.6.8 or lower
• Any Symphony I/O User who is NOT using Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge with a ThunderBolt
equipped Mac
Important Note concerning the Symphony I/O Firmware Updater:
OSX 10.8.0 does not work, the OS must be updated to version 10.8.2, or 10.7.5 can be used.
The firmware updater is not compatible with USB 3 ports on recently introduced Macs.
Workaround - connect Symphony I/O’s USB port to a USB 2 hub (including a Mac keyboard),
then connect the hub to the USB 3 port.
Before you update
• Please note critical Maestro settings such as Trim levels before performing a firmware update.
Parameters will be reset after installing new software.
• Unplug headphones and mute speaker volume before updating firmware.
To update
1. Update Symphony I/O firmware via USB - for details, please see the document Updating
Symphony I/O Firmware included in this release package.
2. Double-click the Symphony I/O Software Installer and follow the instructions provided by the
installation application.
3. You will be required to re-start your computer once installation is complete.
After updating - After updating, verify the following settings;
• Audio Interface Mode - press and hold the right hand encoder to verify that Symphony I/O is set
to the desired audio interface mode.
• If using either the Symphony 64 card or ThunderBridge, verify that the Symphony Source setting
(found in the Maestro 2 > System Setup tab and Audio MIDI Setup) is set to the appropriate
Symphony Source Port setting:
If interfaces are connected only to Port 1, set Source to Port 1 Chs 1-32.
If interfaces are connected to both Ports 1-2, set Source to Ports 1-2 chs 1-64.
• Check that Output settings such as Speaker setting and level and headphone level and mute are
set as expected.
Apogee Electronics
1715 Berkeley Street • Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA • Tel: +1 (310) 584-9394
Known Issues
• Save-Recall : If a Maestro Setup file is opened and the user chooses Sleep on the Mac, Maestro
reverts to a state where the Setup file doesn’t appear to be loaded, i.e. the Maestro heading
reads “Untitled”. Workaround - Save the Maestro Setup before choosing Sleep, then reload the
Setup after waking the Mac by choosing Open or Open Recent in the File Menu. Alternatively,
disable Sleep mode.
• Save-Recall : Save-recall isn’t supported with other Apogee hardware, but it’s possible to save a
Setup that includes unsupported hardware. When the Setup is opened (i.e recalled), a warning
message indicates that parameters aren’t recalled for unsupported hardware.
• When changing audio interface modes, quit Maestro first and power-cycle the Mac.
• After installing new IO Modules, it’s recommended to click Reset Routing in the Routing tabs.
• In Pro Tools audio interface mode, Symphony I/O does not switch to the first IO Module’s SPDIF
coax input when selected as a clock source in Pro Tools’ Hardware Setup. Workaround - use the
SPDIF coax input on another IO Module or choose another clock input.
Apogee Electronics
1715 Berkeley Street • Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA • Tel: +1 (310) 584-9394
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