Apogee Digital Symphony Desktop 10x14 Audio Interface  From Apogee

Flagship Sound Quality. Vintage Mic Preamp Emulation. Apogee Hardware DSP with Premium Plugins. Immersive Touch Screen Interface.

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Manufacturer's Description from Apogee

10x14 USB-C Audio Interface

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Apogee Alloy Mic Preamp emulation processing gives you the warmth and tone of coveted analog preamps

The Apogee Alloy Mic Preamp (AMP) emulation offers analog circuitry plus DSP processing to create the richest, most authentic audio modeling available in an audio interface. Critical aspects of the model such as input impedance, transient profile and distortion characteristics are first implemented in the analog domain, followed by precise and accurate refinement in DSP, for a hybrid result that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

 

 

British Solid State - Class A Console Sound

Inspired by the Marinar “Round can” input transformer and discrete transistor design of our Class A Neve 1066 mic preamp, this emulation gives you the sonic weight and smooth transient response of the hardware. Push the level for increased width and punch.

 

 

American Tube - Lush, 50s Tone

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.

 

Hardware DSP and Native Plugin FX

Run Apogee’s premium plugins on Symphony Desktop and in your DAW,

No Hardware Required

 

Obsessively crafted by the same team that designs all Apogee hardware and software products, Apogee FX are premium plugins that run on the hardware DSP in Symphony Desktop or as native plugins on your computer. From visually modern interfaces that allow you to precisely shape and contour your sound to meticulously modeled vintage hardware so accurate it has been endorsed by the hardware manufacturer, Apogee plugins will quickly find their way into your daily recording tool kit.

 

Symphony ECS Channel Strip Plugin

Tuned by Bob Clearmountain

 

Included with Symphony Desktop is the Symphony ECS Channel Strip plugin. Tuned by Bob Clearmountain, Symphony ECS includes EQ, Compression and Saturation controls that let you create the optimal blend of channel FX for tracking vocals or acoustic instruments.

 

Print, Monitor, DualPath Link And Native Workflows

Symphony ECS gives you the full range of Apogee workflow options. For zero latency tracking, you can print through it as you record or set up a DualPath Link for monitoring and print later when you mix. Or simply use Symphony ECS as a native plugin in your DAW, no Apogee hardware required.

 

RECORDING WORKFLOW

Work the way you want to with Symphony Desktop and Apogee FX Plugins

 

Symphony Desktop Goes With Your Flow

When you’re recording and listening to your performance, you want inspiring sound quality, ease-of-use and no delay or latency in your headphones. With Symphony Desktop and Apogee FX, there’s no need to adapt your creative workflow to the restrictions of your audio interface and plugins, you choose the way you want to work.

 

Print FX Rack

Monitor with Zero Latency and Print with Plugins while you Record

 

 

With Print FX active you can record Apogee FX Plugins directly from the hardware DSP in Symphony Desktop to the corresponding channel in your DAW with zero latency while tracking.

 

Monitor FX Rack

Monitor with Zero Latency While you Record – Print Plugins Later

With Monitor FX active, you have ultimate flexibility with Apogee FX plugins. You can monitor with zero latency and dial in an inspiring sound when you are tracking without printing FX.

 

Monitor FX Rack with DualPath Link - Ultimate Workflow

Monitor and control input features and plugin settings directly from your DAW

The most powerful and streamlined Symphony Desktop workflow option is Monitor FX with DualPath Link™. Simply open the Apogee Channel FX plugin on the track you’re recording to and link to the corresponding Symphony Desktop input to control all settings directly from your DAW, no other software required. DualPath Link technology sends your audio through the plugin on the hardware DSP in Symphony Desktop while you are recording and seamlessly switches to run the plugin in the DAW on your computer when you are playing your track back. The result is the most flexible, efficient and inspiring plugin recording workflow available.

 

Print FX and Monitor FX with DualPath Link Work Together

Using Print FX and Monitor FX with DualPath Link you can set up any combination of plugin workflows on the same channel in your DAW.

 

Logic Pro X And Symphony Desktop.

The Ultimate DualPath Link experience.

Logic Pro X users enjoy the ultimate Apogee FX Rack and DualPath Monitoring experience, thanks to unique hardware-software integration features, such as the Logic Pro X Direct button and Audio Device Control view. And, it can all be controlled from a single window in Logic, no need for an additional mixer or console app.

 

Apogee Digital

About Manufacturer

Apogee was founded in 1985 and initially made its name designing filters. Later, Apogee's complete conversion systems pushed the envelope of digital audio quality and solved many of the early problems with digital audio technology. Apogee converters have become regarded as the reference standard for digital audio conversion. Products such as the award-winning Rosetta 800, AD16x and DA16x  have become the modern benchmark by which digital audio conversion is judged. A new generation of Apogee products including the revolutionary Symphony I/O, with its modular design and flexible connectivity,  promise to extend the Apogee legacy and further advance the art of digital audio.

Specifications

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