Greetings valued Symphony Desktop owners

We are pleased to announce the availability of phase I of Release 1.2 for Symphony Desktop. The December 2021 release includes Apogee Control 2 software and Symphony Desktop firmware updates that bring the Pultec EQP-1A and MEQ-5 plugin FX to the hardware DSP on Symphony Desktop. This release also adds DSP recording to all 8 optical inputs on Symphony Desktop.

This update makes Apogee’s DualPath and DSP + Native workflow options even more powerful.

Workflow that Works for You

With Symphony Desktop, the Apogee Control Software and the Apogee Channel FX plugin, you can set up a variety of workflows that offer low-latency recording, maximum CPU efficiency, easy collaboration and the option to print or just monitor plugins in your projects. Plus, you can use Apogee plugins with or without Symphony Desktop connected to your computer.

DSP + Native Plugins for Hybrid Recording

Apogee’s hybrid DSP workflow approach addresses the specific challenge of low-latency recording in a way that does not impose restrictions. The DSP plugins running on the Symphony Desktop are only engaged to provide near-zero latency monitoring on the tracks currently being recorded, but after recording the tracks, seamlessly switching to native plugins running on the computer in your DAW allows you to scale your session to the huge track counts that are typical in modern music production.

What’s Included in this Release

  • Apogee Pultec EQP-1A and Pultec MEQ-5 plugins are now fully supported in the Apogee Channel FX plugin wrapper for Symphony Desktop.
  • Full control of both Pultec plugins from the Symphony Desktop’s Touchscreen Control.
  • Apogee Channel FX is now available on all 8* Optical Inputs (*8 when using ADAT, 4 when using SMUX, 2 when using S/PDIF).
  • Full control of Optical Input parameters, including Apogee Channel FX on each Optical input, from the Symphony Desktop’s Touchscreen Control.

System Requirements

  • macOS 10.14.6 or later
  • Mac Intel and M1 processors
  • Windows 10 20H1 or greater
  • PACE iLok Account for Apogee Control 2 software and Apogee plugins
  • AAX Native, AU (Mac Only),VST or VST 3 Compatible Host Application

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When will Release 1.2 be complete?

We are working hard to complete Release 1.2 in December 2021.
This will include all Apogee Channel FX running on Symphony Desktop hardware DSP:

  • ModEQ 6
  • ModComp
  • Opto-3A

Stayed tuned. We appreciate you!