Synclavier³

Purchase, Updates and Downloads

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With 60 active Synclavier³ installations world-wide, Synclavier Digital is pleased to announce upcoming support for Apple's new line of Macs based around the "Apple Silicon" M1 Processor. Watch for an updated release in early 2021 with support for Mac OS 10.9 through the latest Big Sur.

What is Synclavier³? Read on!

BTB-1 Purchase and Installation

A BTB-1 Installation requires a Digital IO Card, a BTB-1 Buss Transceiver, a twisted pair cable and a D0-PCI Interface Card. Photos of the component pieces are on our hardware identification page.

The BTB-1 Bus Transceiver and the Digital IO Card are modern production components and can be manufactured as needed. If you are upgrading from an earlier Synclavier® PowerPC™ or SynclavierX installation you may use your existing cable and D0-PCI card. The D0-PCI card requires a modification to work with the BTB-1 which you can order below.

We have a limited number of new D0-PCI cards available for purchase. They are expensive to manufacture due to the difficult procurement of the through-hole integrated circuits used on the board.

All payments are processed via PayPal in U.S. Dollars. Full payment will be required before shipment. As this is a custom-manufactured product, all deposits are non-refundable.

System Requirements - Synclavier³ requires a Mac capable of running Mac OS X 10.9 ("Mavericks") or later. That includes most Macs from 2008 on (check this link for details). For the BTB-1 you need a Mac that can connect to PCI Express; that precludes the early iMacs and Mac Minis even though those machine can run 10.9. For iMacs and Mac Minis you would need a Thunderbolt™-capable Mac and a Thunderbolt™ to PCIe Expansion chassis. Some pre-Thunderbolt™ MacBook Pros could use an ExpressCard/34-to-PCI-Express adapter. Mac Pros 2008 or newer should support the BTB-1 directly via PCI Express (up through Mid-2012) or via Thunderbolt™ (Mid-2012 and after).

BTB-1 Bus Transceiver Package. Includes:
   • BTB-1 Bus Transceiver
   • PCIe-2 PCI-Express Digital IO Card
   • Synclavier³ Software License
   • Installation and Setup Support Incident

$1,249.00 USD Plus Shipping

You will need to purchase a D0-PCI Modification or a New D0-PCI Interface Card to complete your installation.

BTB-1 Shipping Options

D0-PCI Upgrade Modification. Includes:
   • Factory modification to your existing D0-PCI Interface Card

$95.00 USD Plus Shipping (shipping included with BTB-1 purchase)

D0-PCI Shipping Options

D0-PCI New Production. Includes:
   • New D0-PCI Interface Card

$799.00 USD Plus Shipping (shipping included with BTB-1 purchase)

D0-PCI Shipping Options

Still have questions? Send an email to Mitch Marcoulier.


Synclavier³ Product Information

The Synclavier³ Application has been released! Check out our Updates and Downloads page for all the details.

  Synclavier³ Documentation Links  
 Synclavier³ Concepts    PDF     YouTube (6:33)  
 Synclavier³ Hardware Setup And Installation     PDF     YouTube (7:59)  
 Synclavier³ Windows And Features    PDF     YouTube (12:02)  
 Synclavier³ Digital I/O Card Installation    PDF     YouTube (3:14)  
 Synclavier³ Core MIDI Implementation    PDF     YouTube (4:34)  
 Synclavier³ Sound File Contextual Menu Update    PDF     YouTube (3:07)  
 Synclavier³ Installation Verification Test    PDF      
 Synclavier³ Monophonic Sampling Option Support    PDF      
 Synclavier³ Timbre Library Edit and Export to Go!    PDF      
 Synclavier³ Serial Port Usage    PDF      

Right: The Contextual Menu in the Asset Library Window can call up a sound file to any Partial Timbre with a single click. The sound file is stored on your Mac® and can be in AIFF, WAV, CAF or Synclavier-Native format. See more screen shots on our Synclavier³ Screen Shot Page.

Here is shot of our very first BTB-1 production unit. We have tested BTB-1 No. 1 with two Synclavier® systems, two Thunderbolt-1 Chassis, several SCSI hard drives and a Tahiti III optical drive. We have also tested with a Direct-to-Disk. See some more photos on our Hardware Summary page.

Some interior shots of the Tunderbolt-1 Chassis are available in our Thunderbolt-1 Assembly Guide. Installing the PCI-Express Digital I/O Card in a PCI-Express Mac® would be very similar.