“…the ONE is really a unit that is full of surprises. The mic alone makes the products value exceed its price and I would even pay the full asking price just to get a mic that sounded that sweet. Apogee really pulled out all of the stops to make sure that your captured sound doesn’t sound tinny or compressed and that was the feature that amazed me the most.”
“This is a no brainer if you spend a lot of time in a personal home studio and efficiency is important to you. You will save a lot of time by eliminating all the hands on work you would normally have to do to start, stop, and resume recording in your workspace. The ability to change the tone of your guitar on the fly further simplifies the recording process.”
“It was a joy to work Logic using GiO, as well as to perform onstage with the controller, a Mac- Book Pro, one guitar, and two cables—which all fit into a large gig bag.”
“The Apogee GiO makes guitar recording seamless. It allows you to control recording functions, preset changes, plug-ins, playback and loop back features. Gone are the days of running across the room to hit record or pause after you nail your guitar solo.”
“…helps keep your mind on the music instead of the engineering. For those using Logic and Mainstage 2 in live performance, having a pedalboard like this is almost a necessity.”
“It provides fuss-free control over things guitarists want when laying tracks in Logic or GarageBand.”
“The Symphony preamps are clean and clear, with great dynamics. They easily hold up to (or surpass) far more expensive standalone mic preamps. And, of course, the conversion quality is totally top notch. The system was rock solid. I had nary a glitch or hiccup during hours and hours of sessions.
Next, I moved the Symphony to my home studio and connected it to a Symphony 64 card in my Mac Pro. I used it for mixdowns and overdubs. Once again, it was completely rock solid. There was never a problem with latency, and the sound quality was crystal clear, full, and transparent.
If you’re looking for the best, most flexible converter/interface available, then you need the Apogee Symphony. It simply doesn’t get better than this!”
“We’ve been really happy with Symphony I/O here at The Hangar, and I feel like it’s not only a good audio investment, but that I’ll likely still be using it in ten years, which is not something that you can say about a lot of digital hardware, as it tends to become obsolete quickly. But Apogee has always been a step or two ahead of the curve sonically, and Symphony I/O’s versatile architecture leaves a lot of room for future options, expansion, and upgrades. If you’re looking for a high- end, versatile converter system, you really need to consider it.”
“With versatile I/O complements, comprehensive software control, and the ability to connect directly to computers via USB, 64PCIe interface, or Pro Tools HD interface, the Symphony is a very attractive system. The quality of the audio signal path lives up to Apogee’s claims – this is a very nice and extremely transparent-sounding converter, without the subtle colourations that have been associated with earlier Apogee designs.”
“The Symphony I/O upholds Apogee’s pedigree with respect to audio quality while adding expandability, felxibility, and ease of use into the equation. It works beautifully as an alternative or companion to Avid’s own interfaces in a Pro Tools HD system and just as well on its own, either with Apogee’s 64 PCIe card or the basic USB connectivity…I think Apogee has got it just right with the Symphony I/O and I’m looking forward to seeing how the system develops over the coming years.”