Apogee Symphony Desktop Audio Interface

Apogee Symphony Desktop Audio Interface

  • $ 1,299.00


Put the Sound of a Symphony on Your Desktop

Symphony Desktop for Mac, iPad pro and Windows packs the legendary sound quality of Apogee’s rack-mount Symphony I/O Mk II into an elegant and inspiring 10×14 audio interface that sits on your desk and fits in your bag. With Symphony Desktop, musicians and producers are empowered to record, overdub and mix with the music industry’s most respected AD/DA converters and mic preamps.

By combining superior performance, with new features like mic preamp emulation, the Symphony ECS Channel Strip plugin and ultra low latency recording with hardware DSP and Apogee native FX plugins, Symphony Desktop will amplify your creativity in your studio or on the go and give your recordings the Apogee sound quality Advantage.

Cutting edge analog and digital components
selected by curious and critical ears

As a Symphony family product, Symphony Desktop benefits from Apogee’s core mission to design the finest performing audio interfaces using cutting edge analog and digital components, carefully selected by ear. While others cut costs and rely on conventional design approaches, we use innovative components and circuit optimization to consistently improve the performance of our products.

A/D CONVERSION - Faithfully Capture Every Nuance

Like Symphony I/O Mk II, Symphony Desktop’s analog-to-digital convertor stage features ultra-low distortion, high-slew rate, fully differential analog op-amps plus a cutting edge A/D convertor in a performance-enhancing dual-sum configuration. Create with the confidence that every nuance of your analog input is faithfully reproduced in the digital domain.

D/A CONVERSION - A Widescreen Window Into Your Mix

Symphony Desktop’s digital-to-analog stage employs brand new technology to provide uncompromising Symphony DAC performance in a portable product, including a robust ultra-low distortion, high-current output driver. Regardless of downstream connections, Symphony Desktop provides a transparent, widescreen window into the sonic landscape of your mix.

MIC PREAMPS - Superior Performance + Alloy Preamp Emulations

At the core of the input stage, are Symphony Desktop’s mic preamps offering up to 75dB of gain. The preamp design features Apogee’s unique Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture which ensures ultra-low noise and distortion regardless of the source, from pounding kick drum to delicate fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar. With variable impedance settings on both mic and instrument inputs, Symphony Desktop optimizes the input stage to better match your specific devices, for deep lows and clear highs. Selectable Apogee Alloy mic preamp emulations adds character, attitude and maybe a bit of grit to your recordings.

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS

Symphony Desktop has two completely independent ultra low impedance headphone outputs, individually routable, both equipped with dual-sum ESS DACs. Output power range is tailored to  the expected type of headphones: the front panel output can drive virtually any headphones, while the rear panel output is specifically tailored for high-efficiency headphones.

Symphony Desktop Features

Most affordable Symphony series interface ever

Cutting edge components and circuit design deliver detailed and pristine flagship sound quality

2 Advanced Stepped Gain mic preamps, up to 75dB of gain, variable impedance

FET instrument input with electric guitar tube amp charcteristics

Apogee Alloy Mic Preamp emulation (Analog processing + DSP modeling) Includes British Solid State & 50s American Tube

Built-in hardware DSP processing of Apogee FX Rack plugins

Includes Symphony ECS Channel Strip Tuned by Bob Clearmountain – Native and hardware DSP versions with EQ, Compression and Saturation

Includes Symphony Reverb – Native version

Flexible, zero latency plugin workflows: Print, Monitor and DualPath Link workflows

Dynamic touch screen display for comprehensive hardware control

2 assignable headphone outputs: 1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8”

10 IN x 14 OUT simultaneous channels of audio

MIDI over USB

Digital I/O: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT,S/PDIF)

Works with: macOS, Windows, iPad Pro

Compatibility

macOS: 10.12 or later

iOS/iPad pro: iOS 13

PC: Windows 10 Anniversary update or later

Included Apogee FX Plugins

Symphony ECS Channel Strip – Native and hardware DSP versions

EQ | Compressor | Saturation

Symphony Reverb

Included Mic Preamp Emulations

British Solid State

50s American Tube