After its debut at The 2017 NAMM Show, Antelope Audio has announced that it is now shipping the Orion32 HD -- its newest addition to the Orion32 family, featuring full Pro Tools | HD and Native DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) compatibility and simultaneous streaming of 64 I/O channels of pristine 24-bit/192kHz audio via HDX and USB 3.0 connectivity with realtime (zero-latency) monitoring. Here's the story in the company's own words...
Powered by Antelope Audio's best-in-class 64-bit AFC (Acoustically Focused Clocking) jitter-free management technology to deliver accurate and clear conversion with depth and detail in stereo imaging and transient accuracy that ensures the most precise audio capture and playback, Orion32 HD supports any DAW on the market. Moreover, its HDX and USB 3.0 ports are available simultaneously, so more than one DAW platform can be used and accessed at any given time. That apart, with an abundance of digital connectivity via HDX, USB 3.0, MADI, ADAT, and S/PDIF alongside analogue I/O (32-in/32-out) on standard 25-pin D-SUB connectors, Orion32 HD has all the right connections needed to configure it for a wide range of applications as the perfect fit for studios of all shapes and sizes.
Sporting software control par excellence, Orion32 HD's Mac OS X- and Windows-compatible routing and mixing console desktop app is as versatile as it is intuitive, boasting both Antelope Audio's classic, colour-coded routing matrix and an alternative view to make routing even easier with movable and resizable panels to help make best use of desktop 'screen estate' in multiscreen setups or when working on scoring or other applications with the need to speedily jump between applications and windows.
What's more, Orion32 HD benefits from Antelope Audio's revolutionary approach to audio processing with its comprehensive suite of hardware-based FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) effects providing hardware models of some of the most desirable vintage effects around with realtime performance. Put it this way -- with the company's constantly growing library of free FPGA effects embracing EQs, compressors, and guitar amp models based on analogue gear gracing countless hit records, Orion32 HD is geared up to make some hits of its own as Antelope Audio's fast FPGA processing pushes those effects into sounding and behaving just like the hardware classics upon which they are based, also allowing users to set up multiple monitor mixes in realtime right within Orion32 HD's mixer!
Meanwhile, with two WC (Word Clock) or Loopsync outputs, Orion32 HD can comfortably serve as the centrepiece of any recording setup or take anyone's sound still further forward by using its 10M/10MX clock inputs to connect to Antelope Audio's acclaimed 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock or 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock for the best clocking in the industry with unparalleled sonic perfection. Speaking of perfection, Orion32 HD has a mastering-grade monitor output borrowed from Antelope Audio's Pure2 2 Channel AD/DA Convertor & Master Clock to ensure signal integrity in the analogue domain. Orion32 HD also makes for a perfect pairing with Antelope Audio's MP32 32 Channel Pure Class A Mic Pre and Satori Mastering Grade Monitor Controller.
The Orion32 HD itself is an efficient 'green' design with no need for an internal fan, freeing studio setups from noise pollution without resorting to expensive isolation racks or standalone machine rooms. Housed in a svelte black case taking up a single rack space, it delivers 64 channels of I/O to space-conscious home or project studios and gear-saturated professional setups alike -- albeit with a full feature set unlike any other similarly-sized audio interface in its class. Clearly, then, the innovative Orion32 HD is a class act. Adding one to any setup surely sounds like sonic perfection personified.
Pricing and Availability:
€3,495.00 EUR/$3,495.00 USD
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