Apogee Announces The Symphony Desktop Audio Interface

Apogee has announced the Symphony Desktop, an audio interface with the company’s Alloy Mic Preamp emulation which offers the warmth and tone of British solid state and American tube analog preamps. 

Apogee said the Alloy Mic Preamp (AMP) emulation offers analog circuitry plus DSP processing to create the most authentic audio modeling available in an audio interface. Critical aspects of each preamp model such as input impedance, transient profile and distortion characteristics are first implemented in the analog domain, followed by refinement in DSP.

Included with Symphony Desktop is the Symphony ECS Channel Strip. It includes EQ, compression and saturation controls that lets users create the optimal blend of channel FX for tracking vocals or acoustic instruments.

For an additional $100 over the $1299 base price, Symphony Desktop FX Complete includes DualPath and native versions of Apogee's EQP-1A, Pultec MEQ-5, ModEQ 6, ModComp and Opto-3A plugins.

Symphony Desktop for Mac and Windows has the same audio quality of Apogee’s rack-mount Symphony I/O Mk II into a portable 10 IN x 14 OUT desktop interface.

Print and Dual Path link modes utilize Symphony Desktop’s hardware DSP processing to provide zero-latency monitoring when tracking. Dual Path Link mode adds unique flexibility to adjust FX applied to the track later in the mix, eliminating the need to commit to printing FX when recording.

The two advanced stepped gain mic preamps feature up to 75dB of gain with variable impedance. There’s built-in hardware DSP processing of Apogee FX Rack plugins. 

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