Apogee Symphony Desktop
The Apogee Symphony Desktop audio interface combines Apogee's flagship sound quality, vintage mic preamp emulation, and hardware DSP with premium plugins, controlled via its immersive touch screen interface.
The Symphony Desktop packs the renowned sound quality of the rack-mound Symphony I/O into a 10×14 audio interface. Elegant and inspiring, the Symphony Desktop not only sits nicely on your desk but is easy enough to carry in your bag. As a result, musicians and producers alike are empowered to record, overdub and mix. All with the industry's most respected AD/DA converters and mic preamps.
Symphony Desktop is sure to amplify your creativity whether you're in the studio or on the go. Giving your recordings that sought-out Apogee sound quality advantage.
Similarly to the Symphony I/O MKII, Symphony Desktop's AD converter stage features ultra-low distortion, high-slew rate, and fully differential analog op-amps. Not to mention a cutting edge A/D converter in a performance-enhancing dual-sum configuration. So you can create with the confidence that every nuance of your analog input will be faithfully reproduced
Employing brand new technology, the Symphony Desktop's D/A stage provides uncompromising Symphony DAC performance. Including a robust ultra-low distortion, high-current output driver, while remaining completely portable. Regardless of downstream connections, the Symphony Desktop provides a transparent, widescreen window into the sonic landscape of your mix.
At the core of the input stage, Symphony Desktops mic preamps offer up to 75dB of gain. Boasting a design that sports Apogees unique Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture, the Symphony Desktop ensures ultra-low noise and distortion. No matter whether its a pounding kick drum or delicate fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar. Plus, with variable impedance settings on both mic and instrument inputs; the Symphony Desktop optimizes the input stage to better match your specific devices. Maintaining deep lows and clear highs. Selectable Apogee Alloy mic preamp emulations also work to add character, attitude, and grit to your recordings.
Finally, the Symphony Desktop features two completely independent, ultra-low impedance headphone outputs. Individually routable, and equipped with dual-sum ESS DACs. The front panel output can drive virtually any headphones. While the rear panel output is best suited for your high-efficiency headphones.
Along with the Symphony ECS Channel Strip and Clearmountain's Spaces plugins, customers who purchase Symphony Desktop will now receive the Pultech EQP-1A, Pultec MEQ-5, Opto-3A, ModEQ 6, and ModComp Native and Dual Path plugins. For a total value over $1200!
Flagship Symphony Sound Quality
10 In x 14 Out simultaneous channels of audio
Cutting edge components and circuit design deliver detailed and pristine sound quality
A/D & D/A Resolution up to 24bit/192kHz
2 Advanced Stepped Gain mic preamps, up to 75dB of gain, variable impedance
Apogee Alloy Mic Preamp emulation (Analog processing + DSP modeling)
Built-in hardware DSP processing of Apogee FX Rack plugins
Includes British Solid State mic preamp emulation
Includes 50s American Tube mic preamp emulation
Includes Symphony ECS Channel Strip - 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
1 Instrument input with variable impedance and colored FET input stage for electric guitar
Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4? combi (mic/line), 1 x 1/4? (Hi-Z)
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4? (monitor)
2 assignable headphone outputs: 1 x 1/4?, 1 x 1/8"
Digital I/O: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT,S/PDIF)
Computer Connectivity: USB over type C Connector
Dynamic touch screen display for comprehensive hardware control
Software control: Symphony Desktop Control application
MIDI over USB
Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous I/O: 10 x 14
Number of Preamps: 2 x mic, 1 x instrument
A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
Effects: Built-in DSP Processing, Mic Pre Emulations, Symphony ECS Channel Strip, Symphony Reverb
Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4? combo (mic/line), 1 x 1/4? (Hi-Z)
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4? (L/R)
Digital Inputs: 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT, S/PDIF)
Digital Outputs: 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT, S/PDIF)
Headphones: 1 x 1/4?, 1 x 1/8?
USB: 1 x Type A, 1 x USB-C
Software: Symphony Desktop Control Application
OS Requirements - Mac: macOS 10.12 or later / PC: Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later
Power Supply: 12V DC power supply (included)
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