Apogee Symphony Desktop 10×14 USB-C Audio Interface

The Symphony Desktop packs Apogee’s flagship AD/DA conversion into a desktop interface, along with hyper-realistic preamp emulations and powerful DSP. Experience industry-leading digital sound quality at up to 24-bit/192kHz, while cutting-edge analog components ensure clean, low-distortion results. Track through Apogee’s Alloy Mic Preamp emulations to add grit and character right at the source. Juice up your tracks with Apogee FX plug-ins, powered either by the interface’s built-in DSP or natively within your DAW, in a myriad of flexible, low-latency workflows. An array of analog and digital I/O options makes integrating this interface with your studio a breeze, while a dynamic touchscreen display supplies intuitive operation right from your desktop. You can also take full command from directly within Apple’s Logic Pro X software, giving you what’s possibly the most streamlined DAW workflow on the planet. This incredible interface also comes with the Bob Clearmountain-tweaked ECS Channel Strip plug-in. In a nutshell, the Symphony Desktop gives you Symphony I/O-grade performance in a DSP-enhanced unit that fits on your desktop. If you want to elevate your studio into the big leagues, this is a great way to do it.

Symphony AD/DA — cutting-edge components for unrivaled sound

The Symphony Desktop boasts Apogee’s legendary AD/DA conversion, which is regarded as the reference standard by many within the pro audio industry. Like its rackmount forerunner, this audio interface’s A/D converter stage yields ultra-low distortion, a high slew rate, and fully differential analog op-amps, along with a leading-edge A/D converter in a performance-enhancing dual-sum configuration. Thanks to this superior design, you’ll capture every source with hyper-realistic quality and transfer it flawlessly into your DAW. The Symphony Desktop’s D/A converter stage is just as impressive, yielding uncompromising results via an ultra-low-distortion, high-current output driver. Whether you’re mixing, mastering, or listening critically, the Symphony Desktop will provide a transparent window into your project. Apogee conversion has long been a gold standard here at Sweetwater, and the company’s Symphony AD/DA is their best design yet. Once you experience it, you’ll never settle for anything less.

Apogee’s mic preamps deliver superior performance with any source

Apogee’s world-class AD/DA conversion often steals the spotlight away from the company’s incredible analog designs. But truth be told, their preamps have always delivered mind-blowing results. In fact, renowned audio engineer Bob Clearmountain has stated that Apogee preamps are his all-time favorites. After all, top-shelf conversion doesn’t add up to much if it’s paired with subpar analog circuits — the analog stages are what make the converters sound so good! The Symphony Desktop’s mic preamps continue in that tradition. Their Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture ensures clean, low-distortion results, while up to 75dB of gain gives you enough breathing room to capture everything from a pounding kick drum to delicate acoustic fingerpicking. To top it off, variable impedance settings on both mic and instrument inputs optimize their input stage to match your specific device, yielding ultra-deep lows and crystal-clear highs.

Alloy Mic Preamp emulation adds grit and character to your recordings

Sometimes you want to add grit and character to your recordings — attitude, if you will. That’s where the Symphony Desktop’s Alloy Mic Preamp emulations come in. AMP employs both analog circuitry and digital processing to create some of the most authentic modeling on the planet. The detail that goes into this remarkable technology is astonishing. It models every critical aspect of the signal path, starting with input impedance, transient profile, and distortion characteristics in the analog domain, followed by a bit of digital refinement, delivering a hybrid result that’s much greater than the sum of its parts. The Symphony Desktop gives you the choice of a Solid State Class A sound inspired by a legendary British console and a gently overcooked American tube sound. Both emulations are spot on, responding realistically if you push them, just like their analog counterparts.

Apogee FX plug-ins add a pro-level sheen to your tracks

If you’ve never tried Apogee’s stellar FX plug-ins, you’re missing out on a good thing. Obsessively crafted by the same team that designs all Apogee hardware and software products, there’s a reason why they’ve garnered heaps of praise by reviewers and by users on internet forums — they’re that good. The Symphony Desktop comes with Apogee’s ECS Channel Strip plug-in, which includes superb-sounding EQ, compression, and saturation, all tuned to perfection by Bob Clearmountain. ECS Channel Strip works in tandem with the audio interface’s microphone preamp emulations, arming you with a virtual rack full of sonic colors.

A full range of low-latency workflow options for maximum flexibility

Apogee’s plug-ins provide you with a full range of low-latency workflow options while you’re recording. Native mode allows you to run plug-ins natively in your DAW. Just instantiate the plug-in, adjust your buffer, and you’re ready to go — it’s the easiest way to get a sound without printing an effect. Print mode enables zero-latency recording directly to your DAW through the Symphony Desktop’s hardware DSP. This workflow is similar to tracking through external hardware, thereby printing the effect to tape. After all, there’s nothing like getting it right at the source! The last option is Apogee’s DualPath Link. This method gives you maximum flexibility, letting you dial in an inspiring sound — latency-free — without printing the effect. That said, DualPath saves your plug-in settings, giving you the option of adjusting the effect parameters later during the mixing phase. If you’re an Apple Logic Pro X user, you’ll enjoy the ultimate DualPath experience, thanks to unique hardware-software integration. Using the Symphony Desktop and Logic Pro X in tandem lets you take full command of the interface within a single window in the DAW — no additional mixer or console app required. It’s one of the most streamlined workflows available.

Apogee Symphony Desktop Features:

  • 10-in/14-out desktop USB-C audio interface
  • Symphony AD/DA conversion yields hyper-realistic sound quality at up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • 2 mic preamps with Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture and up to 75dB of gain ensure clean, low-distortion results
  • Variable impedance settings on both mic and instrument inputs optimize their input stage to match your specific device
  • Alloy Mic Preamp emulation employs analog circuitry and digital processing to give you ultra-authentic modeling
  • Run Apogee FX plug-ins (sold separately) via built-in DSP or natively within your DAW
  • Native, Print, and DualPath modes provide flexible recording, monitoring, and processing workflows
  • Comes with Apogee’s ECS Channel Strip plug-in with superb-sounding EQ, compression, and saturation
  • Included ECS Channel Strip plug-in works in tandem with the microphone preamp emulations, arming you with a range of sonic colors
  • An array of analog and digital I/O options makes integration with your studio a breeze
  • Dynamic touchscreen display supplies intuitive operation right from your desktop
  • Unique hardware-software integration with Apple Logic Pro X gives you an incredibly streamlined workflow

Apogee Duet 3 2×4 USB-C Audio Interface

Armed with top-quality AD/DA and digital clocking, pristine analog circuitry, and hardware DSP, the Apogee Duet 3 has come a long way since its first iteration back in 2007. This portable, 2-in/4-out USB-C audio interface includes two best-in-class microphone preamps with +65dB of gain, +48V phantom power, and Apogee’s acclaimed Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture, along with an excellent-sounding headphones output. The real showstopper, however, is the inclusion of onboard hardware DSP, which enables zero-latency sound shaping right at the input stage via the included ECS Channel Strip plug-in. You’ll also appreciate the Duet 3’s redesigned breakout cable, which offers streamlined connectors and a longer reach, as well as its convenient bus-powered design and eye-grabbing contoured body topped with scratch-resistant gorilla glass. Tailor-made for music production, voice recording, streaming, gaming, and more, the Duet 3 is great for studios and on-the-go content creators alike.

Legendary AD/DA and world-class analog components

To achieve pro-level sound quality, your audio interface needs top-quality AD/DA converters, rock-solid digital clocking, pristine-sounding analog circuitry, and thoughtfully engineered power management. The Duet 3 succeeds on all counts, enabling you to capture any source with maximum fidelity and letting you monitor and mix with true-to-life detail, depth, and dimensionality. Apogee has designed world-class digital and analog components for nearly 40 years, and the Duet 3 epitomizes their decades of innovation and expertise with best-in-class sound and performance.

Microphone preamps that can do it all

Drums, vocals, guitar, strings, brass — each source places unique demands on your mic preamp. You need a preamp that can do it all and capture the minute details of every performance. The Apogee Duet 3’s mic preamps are engineered with the company’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture, an analog circuit that dynamically optimizes across a 0–65dB gain range to provide exceptional bandwidth with the lowest possible distortion — even when you crank up the gain.

Hardware DSP offers zero-latency sound shaping right at the source

One of our favorite Duet 3 features here at Sweetwater is its onboard DSP, which enables you to shape your sound right at the input stage with zero latency. This audio interface comes with Apogee’s ECS Channel Strip, which includes superb-sounding EQ, compression, and saturation — all tuned to perfection by Bob Clearmountain. You also get Apogee Control 2 software for complete control of all of the Duet 3’s functions and features, including the ECS Channel Strip, along with the Apogee Channel FX plug-in that allows you to adjust preamp gain, turn on phantom power, set monitor levels, and control and print ECS Channel Strip effects straight from your DAW.

Note: The Duet 3 includes a DSP-based version of ECS Channel Strip that runs inside of your Apogee hardware. If you want to deploy this processor in your DAW, you need to purchase the native plug-in.

Apogee Duet 3 Features:

  • Top-quality Apogee AD/DA conversion and digital clocking
  • Pristine analog circuitry and thoughtfully engineered power management
  • 2 world-class mic preamps with +65dB of gain, +48V phantom power, and Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture
  • Redesigned breakout cable with 2 instrument inputs, 2 mic/line inputs, and 2 balanced outputs
  • Excellent-sounding headphones output
  • Onboard hardware DSP enables you to shape your sound right at the input stage with zero latency
  • Includes a hardware-accelerated version of Apogee’s ECS Channel Strip
  • Convenient bus-powered design via the unit’s USB-C port
  • Eye-grabbing contoured body topped with scratch-resistant gorilla glass
  • Includes a travel case

Apogee BOOM 2×2 USB-C Audio Interface

Apogee has set the world standard for conversion quality since hitting the market in 1985. Now, with the introduction of the BOOM USB-C Audio Interface, Apogee offers otherworldly conversion quality at a lower price than ever before. This 2-in/2-out interface lets you connect a mic, instrument, or stereo source before using the hardware DSP-powered Symphony ECS Channel Strip to enhance your signal with EQ, compression, and drive. And BOOM does all of that at the input stage with zero latency — a major plus for everyone. Under the hood, BOOM also has a loopback feature for livestreamers. The interface is highly compact and has a steel chassis to handle a life of mobile recording. If you want to capture your audio with pristine clarity, you owe it to yourself to use the remarkable Apogee BOOM.

Note: Connecting BOOM to iOS devices with lightning connectors requires an Apple Camera Connection kit and a powered external USB Hub. Contact your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more information.

Built for creators

Whether you’re a musician, a podcaster, a streamer, or a content creator, BOOM has what you need to execute inspiring projects. Musicians will love shaping their sound with the built-in, zero-latency hardware DSP. Are you using a dynamic broadcast mic like your favorite podcaster? BOOM’s mic pre has 62dB of gain on tap to easily capture those mics. Livestreamers will appreciate the built-in loopback functionality for mixing your voice with other audio sources before they hit your stream. And if hearing everything is crucial, you’ll be glad to know that BOOM has a zero-ohm 1/4-inch headphone output that can drive any pair of headphones — including high-impedance gaming and hi-fi models.

Zero-latency Hardware DSP sweetens your sound at the source

Apogee tells Sweetwater that their BOOM interface is the first audio interface in its class to offer onboard hardware DSP, courtesy of the Symphony ECS Channel Strip. Tuned by fabled mixer Bob Clearmountain, the Symphony ECS Channel Strip lets you sweeten and sculpt your sound at the input with zero latency. With the hardware DSP, you can tweak the 3-band EQ, subtly squeeze your source with compression, and drive it to perfection — all with zero latency.

Control everything with your iPad or computer

Apogee really considered content creators’ needs when they designed the BOOM interface. Once the interface is set up, just install the Apogee Control 2 software for macOS and Windows or download the free Apogee Control 2 app from the AppStore. With this app, you get granular control over BOOM’s every feature. iPad users gain touch control over the ECS Channel Strip and can easily dial in inspiring sounds.

Great for on-location audio

BOOM isn’t just a great space-saving interface for content creation rigs at home. It’s absolutely dynamite for mobile recording applications that demand the best sound. First and foremost, BOOM comes housed in a steel chassis with rubber feet to keep it stable on any surface. Despite its rugged construction, the interface weighs just two pounds with a footprint akin to a hardback novel — just throw it into your bag and get going! Better still, it’s powered via USB, so you don’t need to worry about finding an outlet to record. Just plug into your computer, and you’re ready to capture any source in any location.

Apogee BOOM USB Audio Interface Features:

  • Legendary Apogee sound is more affordable than ever before
  • PureDIGITAL AD/DA conversion perfectly preserves your signal
  • Combination XLR/TRS input and standard 1/4-inch input jack let you record through any combination of gear simultaneously
  • Built-in hardware DSP effects and Symphony ECS Channel Strip sweeten your inputs with EQ, compression, and drive with zero latency
  • Loopback functionality makes it easy to livestream with multiple audio sources
  • Compact chassis and lightweight design are ideal for mobile recording
  • Free Apogee Control 2 software allows you to control every function on the interface from your Mac, PC, or iOS device
  • Zero-ohm headphone output drives any pair of headphones with absolute ease