Apogee Digital Symphony ECS Channel Strip


EQ, Compression and Saturation Plugin

Whether you’re recording basic tracks or adding the final touches on your mix, the Symphony ECS Channel Strip offers a simple but comprehensive EQ, compression and saturation for enhancing your tracks with minimum fuss and maximum results.


EQ – The Channel Strip’s EQ is based on vintage 1970’s hardware EQ that’s simple but potent, so you can dial in your sound with ease. Switch the high pass filter to the compressor sidechain for aggressive compression without pumping.

Compressor – With parameters tuned by legendary mixer Bob Clearmountain, the compressor offers foolproof gain reduction with just the essential controls. Parallel compression is easy using the included Mix knob.

Saturation – Add the finishing touch to your sound with variable levels of saturation, from subtle volume-boosting through crunchy and exciting to full-on crush.

Flexible Workflows with Symphony Desktop – The ECS Channel Strip runs both on Symphony Desktop on-board hardware DSP and as a native plugin in your DAW, opening an array of innovative and flexible workflows. Commit to your processing with Print FX mode or set up DualPath monitoring for zero-latency recording with the ECS Channel Strip.


  • Channel Strip format offers multiple effects in one plugin
  • Vintage-modelled 3-band EQ
  • Clearmountain-tuned Compressor with Auto Makeup
  • Saturation from subtle gain to warm crush
  • Flexible High-Pass
  • DualPath flexibility with Symphony Desktop



System Requirements


  • macOS 10.12.6 or higher
  • VST, VST3, AU, AAX


  • Windows 10 and higher
  • VST, VST3, AAX

Please Note: A FREE Pace iLok account is needed in order to register this software (physical iLok Dongle is not required).

Tested & Supported DAWs:

  • Pro Tools 12, Ultimate (Pro Tools 11 and lower not currently supported)
  • Ableton Live 10
  • Logic Pro 10
  • Cubase 9.5 VST 1 & 2 (VST3 not implemented in this release).

Please Note: Any AUv2, VST2 or AAX fully compliant DAW should work.