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Antelope Audio Orion Studio Thunderbolt and USB Audio Interface

Build your studio around 12 pristine mic pres, 32x32 I/O via Thunderbolt/USB, on-board FPGA effects modeling, and 2 pairs of mastering-grade monitor outputs. Rate and review this product
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Antelope Audio Orion Studio

Packed in only 1U rackspace, Orion Studio delivers a heavyweight feature set: the fastest AD/DA chip set on the market, in combination with Thunderbolt(TM) and USB compatibility, incredible routing flexibility and Antelope Audio's renowned sonic depth and clarity. Antelope Orion Studio comes with free Overloud plug-ins and a free download of PreSonus Studio One Artist.

Hear what the pros are saying about the Orion Studio in this video from Antelope:


Despite its diminutive size, Orion Studio is a professional tool designed and built without compromise. Throughout the Thunderbolt and USB connectivity, Orion Studio is able to simultaneously process 32 I/O of 192 kHz audio at dizzying speeds of 100uS round trip delay, making it the fastest AD/DA converter in its class. Further, Orion Studio features 12 extremely transparent microphone preamplifiers with phantom power, 16 analog outputs and a pair of mastering-grade monitor outputs, two hardware inserts, two re-amps and a talkback mic.

"Orion Studio brings the ultimate in flexibility and sonic integrity to a demanding new generation of recording engineers and musicians," commented Igor Levin, CEO and Founder of Antelope Audio. "With its blazing speed, flexible signal routing and sonic purity, Orion Studio levels the playing field for musicians and engineers who want to achieve uncompromising results while taking up a relatively compact physical footprint."

In addition to featuring Thunderbolt(TM) and USB compatibility, Orion Studio also includes Antelope's powerful FPGA-based DSP engine, which is optimized to run custom EQ, compressor and reverb effects. Over 25 FPGA effects, as well as other forthcoming effects on which the company is currently working are included at no additional cost.

Orion Studio's lightning fast conversion capability enables users to take advantage of realtime effects during the recording and mixing process. For example, Orion Studio's re-amping feature -- which routes signals through a pair of real transformers -- is ideal for musicians, who can access and manipulate a host of authentic sound effects while monitoring in real time.

Flexible Signal Routing and Mixing Capabilities

Orion Studio is totally controllable via a user-friendly desktop applet available for both OS X and Windows operating systems. The control panel builds on the logic and flexibility of Zen Studio's panel, allowing for easy color-coded routing and creation of four separate mixers with custom DSP effects and zero latency monitoring. Five user-configurable presets enhance engineers' productivity, providing fast and easy recall of favorite settings. Orion Studio's clocking accuracy is provided by Antelope's superior 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology, which is present in all Antelope's flagship clocks and converters.

Includes the Antelope Synergy Bundle: $500 in Free Software!

All Antelope Audio USB and Thunderbolt interfaces come with a free download of PreSonus Studio One Artist, plus a special bundle of Overloud effects plug-ins.

An increasingly popular DAW platform among musicians, PreSonus Studio One Artist gives you tools like Arranger Tracks with unlimited Scratch Pads, plus must-have virtual instruments and built-in mastering tools.

The Overloud pack includes TH3 Antelope Edition (with models of over 20 guitar amps and cabs), BREVERB 2 Antelope Edition with Hall, Room, Plate and Inverse modes, REMatrix Player convolution reverb with Factory library of impulse responses, the multi-tap tape delay and modulation effects included in the VKFX suite, and a tape emulation plug-in -- all of which deliver astounding authenticity and realism.

Purchase and register your Antelope interface, and you'll be provided with free downloads and license keys for this PreSonus and Overloud software!

Get a closer look at the Antelope Synergy Bundle of software that comes FREE with this interface:


Antelope Audio's FPGA Platform: The New Breed of Hardware-Based Audio Effects

Massive hardware modeling capabilities
Already leaders in the field of digital audio clocking Antelope Audio is now on a mission to revolutionize the world of digital audio interfaces. Antelope's custom Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) platform not only guarantees the lowest sound latency on the market when creating and streaming multiple mixes, but provides our devices with massive hardware modeling capabilities.

Forget about expensive effects
They often sound flat and soulless and can be quite a pain to your computer. Antelope's FPGA effects bring audio realism to a new level. They sound, behave and feel just like real hardware gear, because they ARE real hardware gear.

Antelope Audio interfaces feature this new breed of powerful hardware-based audio effects. These include Antelope’s very own enhanced versions of legendary studio gear, vintage and contemporary guitar amps & cabs simulations developed in collaboration with Overloud.

FPGA Effects Included with Orion Studio:

EQUALIZER LEGENDS:
VEQ-STU 089
VEQ-STU 169
VEQ-STU 900
VEQ HA32C
BAE 1023
BAE 1084
NEU-W492
NEU-W495
VEQ-4K SERIES
- VEQ-4K Black
- VEQ-4k Brown
- VEQ-4K Pink
- VEQ-4K Orange
BAE-1073
VEQ-HLF
VEQ - 1A
VMEQ-5
LANG PEQ2
VEQ-55A
UK-69
NEU-PEV
INTEGRATED EQ

VINTAGE COMPRESSORS:
FET-A76
ANTELOPE FEEDFORWARD COMPRESSOR

AURAVERB:
New Reverb Leveraging Unique Algorithms and Proprietary FPGA Chip for "Smooth and Clear" Sound

THE GUITAR CLASSICS:
Cabinets:
Darkface 65 2x12
Top30 2x12
Green 2x12
Vintage 4x12
Green 4x12
Caliper 50 1x10
Clst 1x12
England 4x12
Modern 4x12
Bluelux 1x12

Guitar Amps:
Darkface 65 US
Top32 UK
Modern US
Plexi 59 UK
Rock 22.10 UK
Rock 75 UK
Marcus II US
Tweed Deluxe US
Overange 120 UK
BurnSphere DE

Mics Modeled for Cabinets:
California121 Ribbon
Austria Gold 414
American57
German FET87

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- 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 depending on the sample rate)
- 1 x S/PDIF
- Analog Outputs:
- 16 x Lines on 2 x DB25 (16 channels Line Out)
- 2 x Stereo Monitor out on TRS (4 channels, only 1 active pair 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
- Word Clock Input: 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz
- Word Clock Outputs:
1 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz
- Thunderbolt: 1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels
- D/A Monitor Converter:
- Dynamic Range: 129 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
- Clocking System:
- 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
- 64-bit DDS
- Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
- Clocking Stability: <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5oC/ 148.1oF
- Clock Aging: < 1 ppm per year
- Clock Calibration: <+/-0.001 ppm
- Sample Rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)
- Mic Pre:
- Gain: 0,10 - 65 dB
- THD + N: -108 dB

System requirements

- WINDOWS:
- OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
- Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
- USB: 1x USB 2.0 Port
- Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
- CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency
- Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)
- MAC:
- OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11 (El Capitan 10.11.5 Recommended)
- Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
- USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
- Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
- Memory(RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (Minimum) Intel Core i3 or higher (Recommended)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Orion Studio
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