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Antelope Orion Studio Audio Interface

Antelope Orion Studio
Antelope Orion Studio
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List Price: $2,795.00
Our Price: $2,095.00

Availability: Discontinued
Product Code: 9999-17139


Antelope Orion Studio Audio Interface

The Antelope Orion Studio Audio Interface is a complete high-resolution studio in a single rackspace providing - all benefiting from Antelope Audio's famous AD/DA conversion and clocking.

The Antelope Orion Studio Audio Interface is a complete high-resolution studio in a single rackspace providing 12 x Class-A microphone preamps, 2 x Re-amp Outputs, 2 x Monitor Outputs, 16 channels of I/O over ADAT, 16 x line outs over DB25 (perfect for connecting to mixers or summing amps), and handles 32 channels at 192 kHz I/O via Thunderbolt or 24 channels at 192 kHz via USB - all benefiting from Antelope Audio's famous AD/DA conversion and clocking. Combine that with the included Antelope Synergy Bundle (PreSonus Studio One Artist and a suite of plugins and instruments from OverLoud) and over 20 RealTime FX built-in to the Orion Studio, and it's easy to see that the Orion Studio delivers the ultimate in flexibility and sonic integrity to a demanding new generation of recording engineers and musicians. Orion Studio is the second addition to Antelope’s family of ThunderboltTM audio interfaces, employing 12 pristine, class-A mic pres, stunning AD/DA conversion as well as extended usability and functionality. Orion Studio’s conversion is empowered by Antelope’s acclaimed 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology. The multiple zero-latency mixers with onboard DSP effects turn Orion Studio into a centerpiece for any studio or live show environment.

With 32 channels via ThunderboltTM and 24 on USB, Orion Studio allows for fast and ultra-low latency connection either with Mac or PC, and therefore with any DAW in your home or commercial studio. The variety of digital and analog I/O together with the flexible routing matrix provide amazing functionality and easy interconnection among various outboard gear. Orion Studio offers two pairs of monitoring outputs, 16 analog outs, 2 reamp outputs, as well as 16 channels I/O via ADAT and 2 channels I/O via S/PDIF.

Orion Studio uses Antelope’s battle-tested DSP, based on a custom FPGA with massive parallel processing capabilities. Orion Studio’s DSP chip is eight times more powerful than the ones in similar devices due to the proprietary FPGA. This allows fast and easy simultaneous processing of multiple effects such as EQ, compressor and reverb, enhancing the workflow like no other device on the market. The instant application of the effects to the various mixers provides zero-latency monitoring of the processed signal both to the producer and the artists.

Orion Studio is fully controllable using a user-friendly desktop application with color-coded signal routing. The applet is compatible with both Windows and OS X. Utilizing the control panel, the engineer can create up to four independent, zero-latency mixes assignable to any outputs, including the two independent headphone outputs and the two pairs of monitor outputs. In addition to the extreme flexibility the control panel provides the handy option of storing up to 5 presets for fast recall of the most common recording or mixing scenarios.

Antelope Interfaces include a download license for Presonus Studio One Artist

Presonus Studio One Artist is easy to learn and easy to set up, making it the first choice for anyone who wants to spend more time making music with amazing sound quality. Loaded with new virtual instruments, intuitive mixing features, and many more improvements, Studio One Artist 3 makes it faster and easier than ever before to record and mix your music.

Antelope Orion Studio Features

  • Antelope Audio precise AD/DA conversion technology
  • 32 channels at 192 kHz I/O via Thunderbolt
  • 24 channels at 192 kHz I/O via USB
  • Comprehensive mic pres, HiZ instrument and line inputs
  • 12 Class A mic preamps, with phantom power
    • - 8 mic/line inputs
    • - 4 mic/line/instrument inputs
  • Comprehensive mic pres, HiZ instrument and line inputs
  • 2 Re-amp Outputs
  • Inserts over TRS
  • 2 Independently assignable headphone outputs
  • 2 Pairs of Monitor Outs on TRS
  • 2 DSUB-25 connectors (16 x Line Outputs)
  • 16 channels I/O via Fiber Optic ADAT
  • 2 channels I/O via S/PDIF
  • Antelope's renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking Technology
  • Antelope's proprietary Oven Controlled Oscillator for supreme clocking stability
  • 1 Word Clock Output, 1 Word Clock Input
  • Five presets for fast and easy recall of favorite setups
  • 1U rack size device consuming only 25 Watts keeping the heat low
  • A user friendly desktop application available for both Windows ans OS X
  • Ergonomic software control panel
  • Extremely flexible routing and mixing capabilities
  • Massive parallel DSP and effects processing

Antelope Orion Studio Specifications

  • Analog Inputs
    • 4 x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the front
    • 8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
  • Analog Inserts: 2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)
  • Digital Inputs:
    • 2 x ADAT (up to 16)
    • 1 x S/PDIF
  • Word Clock Input: 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz
  • Analog Outputs:
    • 16 x Lines on 2 x DB25 (16 channels)
    • 2 x Stereo Monitor out on TRS (4 channels, only 1 active at a time)
    • 2 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (4 channels)
    • 2 x ReAmp outs on TRS (2 channels)
  • Digital Outputs
    • 2 x ADAT
    • 1 x S/PDIF
    • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz,
    • 24 channels I/O, Type B
  • Thunderbolt I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels I/O
  • Word Clock Output: 1 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz
  • D/A Monitor Converter
    • Dynamic Range: 127 dB
    • THD + N: -108 dB
  • D/A Converter
    • Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    • THD + N: -107dB
  • A/D Converter
    • Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    • THD + N: -110 dB
  • Mic Preamp:
    • Gain: 0,10 – 65 dB
    • THD + N: -108 dB
  • Clock Specs
    • Clocking System: 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • 64-bit DDS
    • Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
    • Clocking Stability: <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF
    • Clock Aging: < 1 ppm per year
    • Clock Calibration: <+/-0.001 ppm
    • Sample Rates (kHz): 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

Antelope Orion Studio Includes

  • Orion Studio - Thunderbolt and USB AD/DA Interface with 12 mic pres
    • Owner’s Manual
    • Warranty Card
    • 1 x DC Power supply
    • 1 x USB cable
  • Antelope Audio Synergy Bundle
    • PreSonus Studio One Artist (Discounted upgrade to Studio One Professional available - select when checking out)
    • Bundle of audio tools from Overloud Audio:
      • 12 guitar amp models
      • 9 guitar cabinet models
      • Breverb 2 Antelope Edition
      • D-Delay, D-Reverb, CE-5 Chorus, Chromatic Tuner
      • REmatrix Player with Factory library
      • VKFX suite multi tape tape delay, modulation, tape emulation
  • Over 20 FREE RealTime FX built-in to the Orion Studio (and the list is growing):
    • VMEQ-5
    • VEQ-1A
    • BAE-1073
    • VEQ-55A
    • VEQ-HLF
    • HELIOS 69
    • LANG-PEQ2
    • NEU-PEV
    • NEU-W492
    • NEU-W495
    • VEQ-4K PINK
    • VEQ-4K BLACK
    • VEQ-4K BROWN
    • Darkface65US
    • Top30(UK)Bright
    • Modern(US)CH3
    • Plexi59(UK)
    • Rock22.10(UK)
    • Rock75(UK)
    • MarcusII(US)
    • TweedDeluxe(US)
    • Overange120(UK)
    • BurnSphere(DE)
    • Guitar Cabinets
    • Darkface652x12
    • Modern 4 x 12
    • Top30 2x 12
    • Clst 1 x12
    • Bluelux 1 x 12
    • England 4 x 12
    • Green 2 x 12
    • Vintage 4 x12
    • Green4x12
    • Caliper501x10
    • FeedForward Antelope Compressor
    • Sonnox Oxford Compressor
    • FET-A76
    • Auraverb

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What We Think

Antelope Audio's Orion Studio provides some seriously compelling reasons to go Antelope when considering the offerings in this extremely competitive and strong category of audio interfaces. There is some massive bang-for-the-buck happening here as has always been the case with Antelope. Orion Studio essentially puts the Zen Studio's portable capabilities on studio steroids while giving you everything that you need in regards to the inputs and outputs to get a band album done with just this one unit, some microphones, monitors, headphones and cabling. The included Synergy Bundle and built-in RealTime FX keep you from having to spend more money to get some stellar plug-ins and DAW, too. We really can't say enough good about the Antelope Orion Studio. This is a great unit and we are confident that you'll feel the same way, too.

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