Antelope Audio Edge Solo Modeling Microphone

Enter the world of mic modeling! The Edge Solo fixed-cardioid large-diaphragm condenser emulates vintage microphones via Antelope's cutting-edge software.
The Antelope Audio Edge Solo is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, with a cardioid pickup pattern, that delivers clean and natural recordings with any interface or preamp. The microphone is designed for the artist/engineer who needs one solution for numerous situations and applications. In addition to the high-performance hardware, Antelope Audio has developed a proprietary Modeling Engine that adds advanced tone-shaping to the microphone's own pristine sound. The 18 different mic emulations make this a highly adaptive and effective recording tool - suitable for home- and professional-studio recordings of vocals, acoustic instruments, guitar & bass cabs, as well as drums & percussion.


Check out this overview of the Edge Solo from Antelope Audio:


Features:

- Large-diaphragm condenser microphone delivering high-resolution audio
- 18 classic mic emulations with stunning tone-shaping abilities
- Cardioid pickup pattern
- User-friendly software allowing for speed & efficiency

A Mic That Stands on Its Own

The Edge Solo features a low self-noise, high SPL and a 6-micron gold-sputtered diaphragm. Combined with the low-resonance body and low-reflection head basket, the capsule powers a high-performance microphone capable of delivering ultra-fast transients, flat frequency response, and exceptional dynamic range for clean and natural-sounding recordings.

A Plethora of Tone-Shaping Emulations

In addition to its own pristine sound, the Edge Solo has read more

A New Vision for the Recording Experience

The purpose of the Edge Solo and all other modeling microphones in Antelope Audio's portfolio is to not only equip you with a variety of sonically versatile emulations in one body but to also expand your scope of recording abilities with features not available with conventional microphones. Antelope Audio's modeling concept enhances your workflow by allowing you to switch between microphone emulations with a single click during recording or post-production. When paired with an Antelope Audio interface you can benefit from imperceptible latency while picking the best mic emulation for the job during tracking. If you prefer, record without any modeling, and alter the sound later with the native emulation plugins -- compatible with any DAW or interface.

*iLok 2 or 3 required to use emulations as native plugins within your DAW

Microphone Emulations Included:

Berlin 47 FT - by far the ultimate kick drum microphone, with large, full-bodied sound and unmatchable low-end that's also suitable for bass cabinets.

Berlin 47 TU - modeled after "the holy grail" of tube microphones, it's suitable for any source and any application, but its glory is mostly due to its ability to capture vocals' presence like no other microphone.

Berlin 49T - a classic male-vocal microphone for effortless tube-warmth, whilst preserving musical presence.

Berlin 57 - similar midrange warmth and velvety highs as its brothers the Berlin 47 and 67, but with a slightly less colored response.

Berlin 67 - the perfect choice for the drum-overheads and other sharp instruments that might need softening.

Berlin 87 - a classic on vocals and acoustic instruments that need extra brightness.

Berlin K86 - emulation of a classic German small-diaphragm condenser microphone with broad usage - heard on snare drums, piano and vocals in many hit records.

Berlin M103 - a great natural-sounding all-purpose studio microphone that offers less coloration than its brother the 87, but a bigger dynamic range.

Berlin M251 - an all-time classic female-vocal microphone, heard on countless records by Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Bjork, and many other legends.

Berlin V563 cardioid capsule - this emulation shares a similar sound character to the legendary 47TU with its natural warmth and smoothness, yet it adds another layer of presence and sheen on top.

Hamburg 441 - the perfect choice for guitar cabinets and snares, able to capture detailed upper mids in high SPL applications without ever sounding harsh.

Illinois 7B - its applications vary from kick drums, bass cabs, and vocals (both live and in the studio), but it's most well known as the "radio mic", because of its ability to capture incredibly deep low-end on voice-overs and speech.

Illinois 57 - one of the most recognizable all-purpose microphones ever build - often finding its place for close-miking drums or guitar cabs.

Minnesota 20 - a familiar large and full low-end making it suitable for kick drums, bass cabs, and male vocals.

Tokyo 800T - a classic hip-hop and pop large-diaphragm condenser mic that has become the favorite for Drake, Justin Bieber, and many other artists today.

Vienna 12 – the original sits at the top of the dream-list for many pros, who consider it the holy grail of vocal and brass microphones.

Vienna 112 - a staple of every live-room with a drum kit, with a tight low-end and plenty of attack.

Vienna 414 - the ideal choice for drum overheads, acoustic instruments, and other airy sources.

What's in the box?

- Antelope Edge Solo microphone
- Hard mount cradle
- Standard small hard-carry case
- Mic emulation license codes and quick start guide leaflet
- Warranty card

Antelope Audio Company Heritage

Antelope Audio is a digital audio equipment manufacturer delivering high-resolution sound to acclaimed recording studios worldwide. The company's rise to fame can be traced back to their innovative master clocks and award-winning audio interfaces. In recent years they have leveraged their sonic expertise to create а line of modeling microphones.
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Microphone type: Condenser microphone
Diaphragm: Large condenser, single-sided 6u gold-sputtered diaphragm
Diaphragm diameter: 34mm
Polar pattern: Cardioid (fixed)
Freq. response: 20HZ ~ 20KHZ
Sensitivity: -35dB | 18mV/Pa (-1 to +3dB)
THD+N: -116dB
Self-noise: 19dB(A)
SNR: 75dB(A)
Output impedance: 50 Ohms @ 1kHz
Power requirements: 48V DC Phantom Power
Output connector: 3-pin male XLR
Color: Black matte
Weight (mic body): 0.705 lbs (320 grams)
Dimensions (mic body): 5.3" x 2.04" (134mm x 52mm)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 13 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ANE EDGESOLO
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 916-238-1643
(2 ratings)
Submitted August 18, 2020 by a customer from gmail.com
"Forget Spending The Big Bucks On A Mic Locker,Get This Instead"
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I was skeptical of modeling mics before using the Edge Solo, and only gave it a whirl because it came in a package deal with my stellar Discrete 4 Synergy Core interface. I've been exposed to quality mics,preamps,mixing consoles since starting out at Full Sail in the mid 80's,and I know the difference between those that perform at studio grade and "almost studio grade" levels. The build of this mic reminds me of the more decent quality $300 mics we have,like an Aston or Mikte; it's not cheap or shabby. It's the software that's the magic and it's proven to be the good stuff we needed all along, at a price anyone can afford. If you have ever wanted the option to run your vocal mic signal into a good hardware chain before your interface- fancy mic,preamp plus EQ and compressor-then you know how much that can cost. Add in 2 or 3 different mics, a couple different EQ's plus an extra preamp for colour,well...it gets expensive quick and most home studios can't justify the expense. I know we've spent more on mic rentals the last year than what this mic cost and I won't,and don't,have to do that again unless a client requests it. The Antelope Audio plugins are very good,excellent actually. We only use them on the front end going into our interface,as we have our handpicked plugin library within our DAW folder. I truly regret not going this route sooner,lesson learned. We are considering adding the DUO,just because the results are so darn good and it makes such good sense (cents). These work great in a W10 or Mac,latency and other read more issues don't exist,especially using a Synergy Core interface. Manufacturer support is almost instant,too. Well worth the $$$. Unless you must have a physical unit,consider this option before outboard gear. It'll blow you away-it sure did us.

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