Scan code: LN111567 Manufacturer code: Symphony Desktop

Apogee - 'Symphony Desktop' USB-C Audio Interface

Apogee - 'Symphony Desktop' USB-C Audio Interface For Mac, iPad Pro & Windows, AD/DA Converters & Mic Preamps

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Scan code: LN111567 Manufacturer code: Symphony Desktop
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Apogee - 'Symphony Desktop'
USB-C Audio Interface

apogee symphony desktop

Flagship Sound QualityThe Apogee Symphony Desktop for Mac, iPad Pro and Windows comes with the legendary sound quality of Apogee’s rack-mount Symphony I/O Mk II into a compact and inspiring 10×10 audio interface that’s small enough to place on your desk and can fit in your bag. With Symphony Desktop, musicians and producers have the power to record, overdub and mix using the music industry’s most renowned AD/DA converters and mic preamps.

By joining superior performance, with modern features such as mic preamp emulation, the Symphony ECS Channel Strip and Clearmountain’s Spaces reverb plugins, ultra-low latency recording with hardware DSP and Apogee native FX plugins, Symphony Desktop will spark your creativity in the studio studio or on the go, whilst giving your recordings the advantage of Apogee sound quality.

Amazing Features • Cutting edge components and circuit design deliver flagship sound quality
• Flexible, zero latency plugin workflows: Print, Monitor and DualPath Link workflows
• Apogee Alloy Mic Preamp emulation (Analog processing + DSP modeling)
• Built-in hardware DSP processing of Apogee FX plugins
• 2 Advanced Stepped Gain mic preamps

Superior Features For Superior Performance

A/D CONVERSIONLike Symphony I/O Mk II, Symphony Desktop’s analog-to-digital converter stage comes with ultra-low distortion, high-slew rate, fully differential analog op-amps plus a rewarding A/D converter in a performance-enhancing dual-sum configuration. It is ensured that every nuance of your analog input is faithfully reproduced in the digital domain.

D/A CONVERSIONThe digital-to-analog stage of Symphony Desktop features brand new technology that delivers uncompromising Symphony DAC performance in a portable product, including a robust ultra-low distortion, high-current, fully balanced output driver. Regardless of downstream connections, Symphony Desktop offers a transparent, widescreen window into the sonic range of your mix.

PREAMPSAt the heart 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 guarantees ultra-low noise and distortion regardless of the source, from punchy kick drums to gentle 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 preamp emulations add character, attitude and maybe a bit of grit to your recordings.

HIGH POWERED OUTPUTSSymphony Desktop has two completely separate 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 designed for high-efficiency headphones.

Apogee Alloy Preamps

Warmth & Tone of Iconic Analog PreampsApogee Alloy Preamp emulation combines analog circuitry and DSP processing to create the richest, most true preamp 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

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

American Tube

American TubeSymphony Desktop’s AX-601 mic preamp gives you the lush, larger-than-life sounds of a 50s era Ampex 601 preamp, carefully restored and modded for lower noise and greater dynamic range. We’ve captured the harmonic warmth, richness and high-end sheen of the hardware, plus the “gently overcooked” sound of the overloading circuit.

Apogee FX Plugins

Premium Native & Hardware DSP PluginsObsessively crafted by the same team that designs all Apogee hardware and software products, Apogee FX and FX Rack plugins delivers fantastic sound quality, and full bandwidth performance (44.1 to 192.kHz) for all DAWs on your Mac. From visually modern interfaces that allow you to precisely shape and contour your sound to meticulously modeled vintage hardware that is 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

Symphony ECS Channel StripTuned by Bob Clearmountain, the Symphony ECS Channel Strip plugin comeswith EQ, Compression and Saturation controls that allow you to create the optimal blend of channel FX for tracking vocals or acoustic instruments. You can use the ECS Channel strip with Symphony Desktop hardware DSP for zero latency recording or as a native plugin in your DAW.

Symphony ECS Channel Strip

Clearmountain's SpacesClearmountain’s Spaces reverb plugin reproduces Bob Clearmountain’s personalized workflow for creating the distinctive, rich spaces where his mixes live. With the very same echo chamber profiles and processing he’s used on countless hit records, Clearmountain’s Spaces lets you envelope your tracks in unique and cohesive characteristics that set your mixes apart.

Other Apogee FX Plugins Made for Symphony Desktop

Clearmountain's Domain

Clearmountain's Domain

Pultec EQP-1A / Pultec MEQ-5

Pultec EQP-1A / Pultec MEQ-5

Opto 3-A

Opto 3-A

Mod EQ-6

Mod EQ-6

Mod Comp

Mod Comp

DualPath Link FX Monitoring

apogee symphony desktop

Monitor & Control Directly From Your DAWThe most powerful and streamlined Symphony Desktop workflow option is Monitor FX with DualPath Link™. Just 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 straight from your DAW, with 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, reliable and inspiring plugin recording workflow available.

Monitor With Zero Latency

print fx

Print FXWith 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 While You Record & Print Plugins Later

monitor fx

Ultimate FlexibilityWith Monitor FX active, you have maximum flexibility with Apogee FX plugins. You can monitor with zero latency and dial in a unique sound when you are tracking without printing FX.

Touch Screen Control

Intuitive & ImmersiveSymphony Desktop’s Touch Screen Control application gives you complete access to all vital hardware and software features. From mic pre gain to mixer, to monitor output volume and plugins you can dial it in without touching your mouse. Touch Screen Control also gives Symphony Desktop more independence and stability across all platforms – macOS, iPad OS and Windows 10.


Desktop Control Software

desktop control software

Complete Control Console For From Your ComputerDesktop Control is the comprehensive console application for all Symphony Desktop hardware and software operations. From preamp selection to input and output routing to workflow setup, monitor control and more, Desktop Control provides a flexible and easy to use interface for setting up you sessions and staying in your creative groove.

Symphony Desktop | Product Overview

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
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
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 10.13 or later ; iOS 13 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later
Power Supply 12V DC power supply (included)
Computer Interface Type USB 2.0 Type-C
Connections (Input)
  • 1 x 6.35mm (1/4") Instrument
  • 2 x XLR / Jack Combo
Mic Preamps (Max) 2
Instrument Inputs (Max) 2
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max) 192 kHz
Bit Resolution 24
iPad Compatible Yes
Connections (Output)
  • 1 x 2x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Stereo Monitor Output
  • 1 x Headphone (TRS 3.5mm Jack)
  • 1 x Headphone (TRS 6.35mm Jack)
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN111567
Model Number Symphony Desktop

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