Euphonix control surface integrates Apogee converters

Euphonix and Apogee Electronics will integrate Apogee’s converters with Euphonix control surfaces through the EuCon control protocol. EuCon is a high-speed, high-resolution control protocol that enables software applications such as Apogee’s Maestro to be directly controlled from Euphonix System 5, and S5 Fusion consoles, and the MC and System 5-MC controllers. Maestro is an innovative and intuitive software interface that functions between OS X applications (OS 10.4 and above) and Apogee hardware.

By adding EuCon control to Maestro all Euphonix consoles and controllers will be able to bring up and control the Apogee range of converters from their control surfaces over high-speed Ethernet. This also includes controlling the Maestro mixer from the Euphonix channel strips, which is used for low latency monitoring and will make monitor mixing much faster and simpler.

Work is already underway on EuCon integration for Maestro with expected release date for the EuCon adaptor early in the New Year. Martin Kloiber, Euphonix CEO, is delighted with the new alliance, “We have been talking to Apogee for some time and both parties are eager to get this project completed as many of our clients would like to integrate Apogee’s high quality converters with our consoles and controllers. EuCon will allow our control surfaces to control levels and parameters in the converters from the faders and knobs on the channel strips and show metering information on the console’s screens. It’s all part of our wish for Euphonix clients to be able to pick best-of-class products and integrate them together – we make great consoles, Apogee make great converters, it’s as simple as that.”

Betty Bennett, Apogee’s CEO envisions fulfilling Apogee customer’s needs for a precision control surface that meets their highest professional standards. “For the benefit of our customers, we want to realize the compelling product synergy which exists between Symphony System, Ensemble and Euphonix control surfaces. Apogee and Euphonix have mutually benefited from a strong working relationship over the years, we are pleased to provide our customers the means to seamlessly operate and control their Apogee devices with Euphonix products.”

EuCon is a high-speed, high-resolution control protocol developed by Euphonix to connect Euphonix consoles and controllers to software applications. On the Mac OSX platform Apple’s Logic Pro and Steinberg’s Nuendo both fully support the EuCon protocol directly for the ultimate in control integration.

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