Flagship Sound Quality. Vintage Preamp Emulation. Hardware DSP with Premium Native Plugins. Immersive Touch Screen Interface.
Put the Sound of a Symphony on Your Desk
Faithfully Capture Every Nuance
A/D CONVERSION – Like Symphony I/O Mk II, Symphony Desktop’s analog-to-digital converter stage features ultra-low distortion, high slew rate, fully differential analog op-amps plus a cutting edge A/D converter 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.
A Widescreen Window Into Your Mix
D/A CONVERSION – The digital-to-analog stage of Symphony Desktop features brand new technology that provides 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 delivers a transparent, widescreen window into the sonic landscape of your mix.
Superior Performance + Vintage Emulations
PREAMPS – 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 preamp emulations add character, attitude, and maybe a bit of grit to your recordings.’
Two High Powered 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.
Dial-in the Warmth and Tone of Iconic Analog Preamps
Apogee Alloy Preamp emulation combines analog circuitry and DSP processing to create the richest, most authentic 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 – Class A Console Sound
American Tube – Lush, 50s Tone
Symphony Desktop’s AP-57 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.
Premium Native and Hardware DSP Plugins
Obsessively crafted by the same team that designs all Apogee hardware and software products, Apogee FX and FX Rack plugins offer superior 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.
What Plugins do you Get?
Included with Symphony Desktop – Hardware DSP FX that Run on Symphony Desktop
- Symphony ECS Channel Strip – Hardware DSP + Native plugin also included
- ModEQ 6 -Hardware DSP (Native sold separately)
- ModComp – Hardware DSP (Native sold separately)
- Pultec EQP-1A – Hardware DSP (Native sold separately)
- Pultec MEQ-5 – Hardware DSP (Native sold separately)
- Opto-3A – Hardware DSP (Native sold separately)
Included with Symphony Desktop – Native Plugins that Run in your DAW
- Symphony ECS Channel Strip – Tuned by Clearmountain
- Clearmountain’s Spaces Reverb