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Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 and USB Audio Interface, New

Get more with this Orion Studio: robust Synergy Core DSP+FGPA FX processing, vast I/O including 12 mic preamps, and pristine D/A with 130 dB dynamic range. (7) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core

The Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core is a major step forward for Antelope's workhorse Orion series of audio interfaces, designed to be the heart of your professional recording studio for years to come. Hot-rodded with Antelope Audio's future-proof Synergy Core FX processing platform, this updated Orion Studio is loaded with 2 FPGA and 6 DSP chips working in harmony to run Antelope's vast library of effects plug-ins. You get 50 of Antelope's top FX bundled with the hardware, including spot-on models of vintage analog gear and a killer collection of guitar amp and cabinet emulations.

With Thunderbolt 3 and USB connectivity, 12 of Antelope's Discrete microphone preamps, extensive analog and digital I/O, upgraded digital-to-analog converters with dynamic range up to 130 dB, and unprecedented FX processing power onboard, the Orion Studio Synergy Core is a well-oiled machine -- up for any recording or mixing project your studio throws its way.


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Synergy Core: FPGA + DSP = Future-Proof Effects Processing

With 6 DSP + 2 FPGA chips under the hood running a massive effects library by Antelope Audio and platform partners, the Orion Studio Synergy Core frees up your host Mac or PC to record and playback more tracks strapped with CPU-hungry virtual instruments and effects. Take on big projects, build intricate mixes, reduce latency, shorten buffer size, and keep your system stable -- all thanks to Antelope's state-of-the-art Synergy Core dedicated FX processors. With massive processing potential onboard, this Orion can grow with your studio.

50 Antelope FX Included

The Orion Studio Synergy Core unlocks 50 of Antelope's top real-time effects plug-ins. Right out of the box you get mic preamp emulations, compressors, EQs, reverb, and guitar amp and cabinet models to bring your tracks to life. And thanks to Synergy Core architecture, you've got the processing muscle to run all the simultaneous FX your sessions need.

Thunderbolt 3 + USB Connectivity

A cross-platform audio interface for Windows or Mac, Orion Studio Synergy Core offers both USB and Thunderbolt 3 connection to your DAW host computer. You can even power/charge your MacBook from the Orion Studio Synergy Core.

130 dB Dynamic Range D/A for Critical Listening

Why trust your projects to anything less than the best D/A converters? The Antelope Orion Studio Synergy Core delivers 130 dB dynamic range on both pairs of monitor outs -- which can run simultaneously, or in A/B mode.

12 Discrete Microphone Preamps + Direct Inputs

The Orion Studio Synergy Core gives you 12 mic preamps based on Antelope's ultra-linear Discrete MP standalone preamplifier, with 75 dB of pristine gain. Recording line-level signals? The Orion Studio Synergy Core's Direct In hard-bypasses the mic pres, directly sailing into the A/D converters with 124 dB dynamic range. Get ready to hear the truth.

Digital Patch Bay for Pro Studios

Send audio anywhere you need it with the digital patchbay and latency-free mixer in your Orion Studio Synergy Core's software control panel. As the "brain" of your pro studio, this interface gives you robust, flexible tools for routing and monitoring.

Antelope's 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking

Antelope Audio is renowned for building rock-solid digital audio clocks found in top recording studios and broadcast facilities around the globe. The Orion Studio Synergy Core wouldn't be an Antelope interface if it didn't deliver world-class clocking. With Word Clock I/O, the Orion Studio Synergy Core syncs up your studio with Antelope's 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking, employing 64-bit DDS to keep your audio in lockstep at up to 192 kHz.

Features:

- Rackmount Thunderbolt 3 & USB audio interface with 12 Discrete mic preamps
- Synergy Core processing platform with 2 FPGA + 6 DSP chips
- 2 pairs of monitor outputs run concurrently or in A/B mode with 130 dB dynamic range
- 30 simultaneous inputs x 22 simultaneous outputs
- DC-coupled I/O for CV control of analog modular synths
- Hand-built in Europe to be your pro studio's centerpiece for years to come

50 real-time effects included:

- Gyraf Gyratec IX (Tube Mic Preamp)
- VCA160 (Compressor / Limiter)
- Stay-Levin (Tube Compression Amplifier)
- FET-A76 (FET Compressor)
- X903 (Compressor / Limiter)
- PowerFFC (Compressor)
- VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
- BA-31 (Vintage Mic Preamp)
- ALT-436C (Tube Compressor Amplifier)
- FET-A78 (FET Compressor Limiter)
- SMT-100A (Tube Leveling Amplifier)
- VEQ-1A (Tube Equalizer)
- VMEQ-5 (Tube Mid-Range Equalizer)
- BAE-1023 (3-band Vintage EQ)
- NEU-PEV (Passive Vintage EQ)
- NEU-W492 (5-band Vintage EQ)
- NEU-W495 (3-band Vintage Mastering EQ)
- VEQ-4K BROWN (Legendary Vintage EQ)
- VEQ-4K ORANGE (Legendary Vintage EQ)
- VEQ-4K PINK (Legendary Vintage EQ)
- VEQ-STU 089 (Vintage EQ)
- VEQ-STU 169 (Vintage EQ)
- VEQ-STU 900 (Vintage EQ)
- Clear Q (Parametric EQ)
- Auraverb (Reverb)
- Power EX (Expander)
- Power Gate (Gate)
- Master De-Esser (De-Esser)
- Plexi 59 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Darkface 65 (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Top30 (UK) Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Tweed Deluxe (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Overange 120 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
- BurnSphere (DE) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Marcus II (US) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Modern (US) CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Rock 75 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Rock 22.10 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
- Darkface 65 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Top30 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Modern 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Green 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Vintage 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Green 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Caliper 50 1x10 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Bluelux 1x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Clst 1x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- England 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
- Bass Tube 1x15 (Guitar Cabinet)

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ANALOG
Analog Inputs: 8 x Mic / Line Inputs / Direct In
4 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs / Direct In
Analog Inserts:
2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)
Analog Outputs:
- 2 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks: Can work both simultaneously and in A/B mode
- 2 x ReAmp Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks
- 2 x Line Out (16 channels) on DB25, +20 dBu max, impedance balanced
- 2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
- D/A Monitor Converter
Dynamic Range: 130 dB
THD + N: -115 dB
A/D Converter
Dynamic Range: 124 dB
THD + N: -112 dB
D/A Converter
Dynamic Range: 128 dB
THD + N: -115dB
Discrete Mic Preamps
EIN: -128 dBu
Dynamic Range: -121 dB
THD: -106 dB
Max input: +20 dBu
Max Gain: 75 dB
Digital Inputs
- 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
- 1 x S/PDIF on RCA
Digital Outputs
- 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
- 1 x S/PDIF on RCA
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- USB 2.0 Type B connector
(up to 24 channels)
- Thunderbolt 3 I/O
- Thunderbolt 3 connector
(up to 32 channels)
CLOCKING
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
Clocking System: -4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
- 64-bit DDS
- Oven-controlled crystal oscillator
Clocking Stability: <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5 degrees C/ 148.1 degrees F
Clock Aging: < 1 ppm per year
Clock Calibration: <+/-0.001 ppm
Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)

OTHER
Operating Temperature: 0-50 degrees C, 32-122 degrees F
Weight: 3.1 kg/ 6.83 lbs (Approx.)
Dimensions (Approx.):
Width: 483 mm / 19"
Height: 44 mm / 1.7"
Depth: 220 mm /8.6"
Electrical specs
DC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max

In the box
- Orion Studio Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 and USB AD/DA Interface with 12 Discrete Mic Pres
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- 1 In-Line DC Power supply
- 1 USB cable

System Requirements: WINDOWS
- PC: Computer with Thunderbolt 3 and/or USB ports
- OS: Windows 10 x64 with the latest updates
- RAM: 4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)
- CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD FX and higher

MAC
- Model: Apple Mac 2012 or newer Thunderbolt 3 and/or USB ports
- OS X: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher - Recommended macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
- Memory: (RAM)4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)
- Additional Info: Internet connection required for product activation.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 853744004816
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 916-238-1643
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
Overall: Going On my 3rd Orion Studio- This new Orion Studio Synergy Core is a game changer imho... between 50 free EPIC sounding plugins that comes with this interface, including all the EPIC Vintage plugins and now the AFX2DAW which yes you do have to buy this separately and yes I had one problem that Antelope Audio tech support quickly fixed. Using a Mac in case anyone is wondering. You breakdown all the specs this Synergy Core comes with compared to whomever UAD, Apogee etc... and all the FREE EPIC plugins! Antelope Audio hands down is the best bang for your money. Don't forget unless you already know. Antelope Audio is renown for the best clocking in the world hands down. Crucial in todays digital recording world. I’m writing this review to whom ever is on the fence because of hearing about Antelopes poor tech support, and of course really want to know how good is this interface compared to all the choice out there on the market. Yes When I got their 1st Orion Studio, which I loved because it allowed me 16 channels for summing capabilities over the UAD I had with only 8 channels, and costs about the same in price!! Yes from the start with Antelope they were definitely lacking, with limited tech support that at times was very frustrating plus the company is out of Bulgaria. But Antelope listened to its buyers and now offers outstanding tech support! Twenty hours a day M-F!! Whether you need phone, chatline, or email, or remote control assistance, Antelope Audio stepped up their game and provides all of this tech support now. If you’re looking for an interface that’s truly a professional sounding interface with way more bang for your bucks like I said above. Take the time to compare all specs and free plugins and you will hear for yourself Antelope Audio is the only choice.Ok whatever you end up choosing go make the greatest new music! It’s time don’t you all think?!Peace
Style of Music: Blues-Rock-Pop-Jazz
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Overall: This audio interface was bought for use in my home studio, primarily for acoustic drums. It features multiple input & output options, which makes it really useful to connect with other devices.The audio quality is pristine, 100% high end, and the FPGA FX are surprisingly affordable.I use it with a 2013 mac pro (trash can) and the drivers are fully stable. Connected with a thunderbolt 3 adapter thunderbolt 2, it gives 32 audio channels to/from the computer.Another key to me is the Control Panel software, and it is important to note that this is crucial to realizing the potential provide by the impressive hardware features.It seems that there will be even more FPGA FX from third parties in the future, I hope Antelope will pursue this avenue which is the wave of the future, so I'm looking forward to it.In conclusion, I really enjoy and totally recommend this audio interface!
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