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NAMM 2020Apogee announces Symphony Desktop 10x14 Audio Interface


Apogee has announced the all-new Symphony Desktop, which blends the professional-grade performance of Symphony I/O Mk II with the simplicity and portability of the Apogee Duet. Featuring flagship AD/DA conversion and mic preamps, a dynamic touch-screen interface with single knob control and hardware DSP with Apogee FX plugins and mic pre modeling, Symphony Desktop is "ideal for the discerning professional artist, producer and engineer looking to give their studio the Apogee advantage".


  • Flagship Symphony Sound Quality.
  • 10 IN x 14 OUT simultaneous channels of audio.
  • Cutting edge components and circuit design deliver detailed and pristine sound quality.
  • A/D & D/A Resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz.
  • 2 Advanced Stepped Gain mic preamps, up to 75dB of gain, variable impedance.
  • Apogee Alloy Mic Preamp emulation (Analog processing + DSP modeling)
    • Built-in hardware DSP processing of Apogee FX Rack plugins.
    • Includes British Solid State mic preamp emulation.
    • Includes 50s American Tube mic preamp emulation.
  • Includes Symphony ECS Channel Strip – 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.
  • 1 Instrument input with variable impedance and colored FET input stage for electric guitar.
  • Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" combi (mic/line), 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z).
  • Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (monitor).
  • 2 assignable headphone outputs: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8".
  • Digital I/O: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT, S/PDIF).
  • Computer Connectivity: USB over type C Connector.
  • Dynamic touch screen display for comprehensive hardware control.
  • Software control: Symphony Desktop Control application.
  • MIDI over USB.
  • Compatible with iPad Pro, iOS 13.
  • macOS 10.12 or later, Quad Core i7 Processor or higher.
  • PC: Windows 10 Anniversary update or later, Quad Core i7 Processor or higher.

Availability: Q1 2020.


  • $1299 – Symphony Desktop.
  • $1399 – Symphony Desktop FX Complete (includes Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec MEQ-5, ModEQ 6, ModComp and Opto-3A plugins, a $499 value).


Discussion: Active
17 January 2020 at 8:34am

Will I be able to use the guitar input and the 2 preamps simultaneously?

27 February 2020 at 9:51pm

I asked the same thing to Apogee, and they said the guitar input replaces Input 1 when connected.

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