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Apogee Symphony Desktop 10x10 USB Audio Interface
Apogee Symphony Desktop 10x10 USB Audio Interface

Apogee Symphony Desktop 10x10 USB Audio Interface

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With Symphony Desktop, musicians, and producers are empowered to record, overdub, and mix with the music industry’s premium AD/DA converters and mic preamps.

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 10×10 audio interface that sits on your desk and fits in your bag.

By combining superior performance, with new features like 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 amplify your creativity in your studio or on the go and give your recordings the Apogee sound quality Advantage.

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.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.

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.

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.

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.

Apogee Symphony Desktop Features

  • Cutting edge components and circuit design deliver flagship sound quality
  • Up to 24bit/192kHz digital audio
  • 2 Advanced Stepped Gain mic preamps
  • FET instrument input with electric guitar tube amp characteristics
  • Apogee Alloy Mic Preamp emulation (Analog processing + DSP modeling)
  • Built-in hardware DSP processing of Apogee FX plugins
  • Flexible, zero latency plugin workflows: Print, Monitor and DualPath Link workflows
  • Dynamic touch screen display for comprehensive hardware control
  • 2 fully balanced 1/4″ outputs
  • 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)
  • USB 2.0 over USB Type C connector
  • Symphony Desktop 10 x 10 USB audio interface1
  • A/D Conversion
    • Max Input Level (+4dBu ref/Mic): +20dBu
    • Max Input Level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
    • Input Impedance: 4k ohm
    • Frequency Response 10 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
    • Rel. THD + N: -113dB
    • Dynamic Range: 123dB (A-weighted)
  • D/A Conversion
    • Max Output Level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
    • Max Output Level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
    • Line Output Impedance: 50 ohm
    • Frequency Response 10Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
    • Rel. THD + N: -114dB
    • Dynamic Range: 129dB (A-weighted)
    • Headphone Max Output Level: — 520mW into 30 Ohm — 90mW into 600 Ohm
    • Headphone Rel THD + N: -111 dB with 600 Ohm load
    • Headphone Dynamic Range: 128dB (A-weighted)
  • Preamps
    • Gain: up to 75 dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and polarity invert
    • EIN: 129dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150 Ohm input
    • Max Input Level: +20dBu
    • Input Impedance: 150 – 4K Ohm (default)
    • Max Hi-Z Input Level: 14dBu
    • Hi-Z Input Impedance: 220k/470k/>20M Ohm
  • Compatibility
    • macOS: 10.13 High Sierra or later
    • iOS/iPad pro: iOS 13
    • PC: Windows 10 Anniversary update or later
  • Included Plugins
    • Clearmountain's Spaces - macOS, Windows 10 - Native only
    • Symphony ECS Channel Strip - macOS, Windows 10 - Native and Hardware DSP
  • Included Preamp Emulations
    • AP-66 British Solid State
    • AP-57 50s American Tube

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