Antelope Audio CEO Igor Levin states, “Sound quality has been our primary focus for all of our product designs, and we are pleased to launch this significant update to our popular Orion Studio. With these updates, customers are able to realise an even higher degree of audio quality in real time, while employing our other new innovations, such as Session Presets and intuitive routing capabilities.”
Continuing its popular predecessor’s penchant for comprehensive connectivity, the Orion Studio Rev. 2017’s wide range of I/O remains beyond compare with Thunderbolt™ and USB (as boldly blazoned across its impressive faceplate); 12 superb-sounding preamps (to easily accommodate complex multi-microphone setups); 16 analogue outputs on standard 25-pin D-SUB connectors (capably providing an abundance of signal distribution capacity for outboard gear integration or summing); switchable dual mastering-grade monitor outputs (MONITOR A and MONITOR B); ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O (allowing additional audio channels to be delivered via Thunderbolt or USB 2.0); built-in talkback; four front-panel positioned instrument DIs (A1 through to A4); two transformer-based re-amp outputs (R1 and R2); dual headphone outputs (HP1 and HP2); and word clock (WC) in and out. Orion Studio Rev. 2017 is ready, willing, and able to perfectly integrate into any studio or live recording ecosystem.
But beyond that eye-catching carbon grey-coloured faceplate is where the trailblazing Antelope Audio action excites as the company continues to shake up the industry. Indeed, the launch of Orion Studio Rev. 2017 coincides with the addition of several new compressors to the company’s cutting-edge, expanding library of hardware-based FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) effects, providing hardware models of some of the most desirable vintage effects around with realtime performance to boot. Better still, users of Orion Studio Rev. 2017 can now open up to 32 compressor models at once, and all without sacrificing any of the 40 available EQ instances! In fact, this is a major advantage over DSP (Digital Signal Processing) since those ultra-realistic, realtime hardware effects are handled within the interface itself, without taxing the host DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) — perfect for realtime tracking and monitoring, and easily routable to work on a mix inside the DAW, duly broadening the available sonic palette on any laptop or desktop in the process. Pushing onwards and upwards, Antelope Audio’s soon-to-be-released Accusonic microphone and mic preamps take full advantage of this realtime technology.
Watch Antelope Audio’s informative introductory Orion Studio Rev. 2017 video
Put it this way: Antelope Audio’s refreshed version of Orion Studio has it all — the most mic preamps, best sound quality, lowest latency, realtime effects, powerful new saving tools, and multiple software panels to control any Antelope Audio interface on a network via Mac, PC, iOS, or Android. Adding it all up, no other interfaces compare to the fastest-growing platform in pro audio.
Antelope Audio will be displaying and demoing Orion Studio Rev. 2017 in Hall 9.0, Booth E28 at Musikmesse 2017, April 5-8, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Get down there to check it out. Witnesses will surely be impressed by what they see and hear.
Orion Studio Rev. 2017 is scheduled to start shipping in mid-May, when it will become available for purchase through Antelope Audio’s growing global network of dealers.
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Orion Studio Rev. 2017 webpage here: http://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/orion-studio-rev-2017/
For more information about Antelope Audio’s FPGA effects, including a full library list, please visit the dedicated webpage here: http://antelopeaudio.com/hardware-based-fpga-effects/
About Antelope Audio (www.antelopeaudio.com)
Antelope Audio is a leading manufacturer of high-end professional audio equipment, pioneering the adoption of atomic clock generators in audio master clocks through utilising CEO Igor Levin’s 25-plus years of experience in digital audio. Antelope was the first company to design a 1U 32-channel audio interface and a multi-channel portable interface with 12 mic pres. The company’s customers include many GRAMMY® award-winning sound engineers and some of the most renowned recording, mastering, and post-production facilities around the globe.
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