Control Your Synclavier from OS X

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SynclavierX By Synclavier Digital is a Mac OS X native application that is designed to control Synclaviers.

The Synclavier Digital Audio System used a proprietary 16-bit computer both to manage sound files and to operate its sequence engine (called a “digital memory recorder” at the time) and button panel. While the Synclavier’s central processor was obsoleted by advances in computer technology in the early 1990’s, its voice cards produce a unique sound that has not yet been replaced.

in 1998 Synclavier Digital Corporation developed a hardware product called the PCI-1. This PCI-card allows a modern Macintosh computer to communicate with and to control original Synclavier voice cards. Synclavier PowerPC created an emulation environment running in Mac OS 9 that faithfully operated the Synclavier Real Time Software. This emulation environment effectively replaced the obsolete computer technology of a Synclavier Digital Audio System with software running natively on a PowerPC central processing unit.

SynclavierX makes the central features of the Synclavier Real Time Software available as a Mac OS X native application.

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