Antelope Audio Press Releases http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio Kirby Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:28:23 -0400 Antelope Audio Press Release Feed Antelope Audio Orion32 HD Pro Tools HD and Native Compatible Interface Now Shipping http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-orion32-hd-pro-tools-hd-and-native-compatible-interface-now-shipping http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-orion32-hd-pro-tools-hd-and-native-compatible-interface-now-shipping Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array-based vintage FX modeling, announced that its Orion32 HD is now shipping. Announced at the NAMM 2017 convention and priced at $3,495.00, the Orion32 HD is the third member of the Orion32 family and features full Pro Tools HD and Native compatibility — along with 64 channels of pristine audio quality in 192kHz via HDX or USB3 with real time monitoring.

Powered by Antelope’s legendary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter-management technology, Orion32 HD supports multiple monitor mixes and is compatible with any DAW on the market. Further, both HD and USB3 ports are available for simultaneous use, enabling more than one DAW platform to be used and accessed at once.

Antelope’s seamless integration of its powerful and widely acclaimed Field Gate Array (FPGA) based DSP processing engine means the unit is able to handle tracking and mixing through custom modeled vintage effects in real time. The unit is constructed in a svelte black housing, taking up just a single rack space with and does not require a fan or machine room.

The ins and outs of Orion32 HD
With HDX, USB3, MADI, and ADAT, and S/PDIF connectivity and 32-in/32-out analog input via DB25, the Orion32 HD has all the connectivity you need for a wide variety of configurations in studios of all sizes. The Orion32 HD’s versatile routing and mixing software console for Mac and Windows further increases the possibilities, now featuring both Antelope’s classic color-coded routing matrix and an alternate matrix-style view to make routing easy and intuitive. It also features movable and resizable panels to help make the best use of your desktop real estate in multiscreen setups or when working on scoring or other applications that require quickly jumping between applications and windows.

Galactic Sound
The Orion32 HD delivers incredibly clear, accurate conversion thanks to Antelope’s best-in-class 64-BIT Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology. A long time innovator in the field, the Orion32 HD, like the OCX HD and Trinity master clock before it, achieves depth and detail in stereo imaging and transient accuracy that ensures the most precise audio capture and playback.

Two Word Clock or Loopsync Outs allow the Orion to serve as the centerpiece of your recording setup, or take your sound even further by using the Orion’s 10M/10MX Clock Inputs to connect Antelope Audio’s famous 10M or 10MX atomic clocks for unparalleled sonic perfection. The Orion32 HD also features mastering-grade monitor output borrowed from Antelope’s popular Pure2 Mastering Converter to ensure signal integrity in the analog domain. The Orion32 HD makes a perfect match also with Antelope’s MP32 microphone preamp and Satori monitoring controller.

Compact Vintage
Antelope has been revolutionizing audio processing with its comprehensive suite of FPGA effects, providing hardware models of some of the most desirable vintage effects with real-time performance. Antelope’s library of free FPGA effects is constantly growing and already includes a deep collection of equalizers, compressors, and guitar amplifier models based on analog gear used on countless hit records. Antelope’s fast FPGA processing, which operates in real time, helps these effects feel and behave just like the hardware they are based on, and also allows users to setup multiple realtime monitor mixes right within the Orion32 HD’s mixer. For a list of available Antelope FPGA effects, please visit this link.

Silent Hero
Designed for efficiency, the Orion32 HD has no need for an internal fan, keeping your studio free of noise pollution without requiring expensive isolation racks or a standalone machine room. The Orion32 HD also only requires a single rack space to deliver its dizzying 64 channels of I/O, making it perfect for space-conscious home and project studios as well as gear-saturated professional studios.

The Orion32 HD is shipping now and priced at $3,495 USD. For more information on the Orion32 HD and other Antelope Audio recording interfaces, please visit: http://en.antelopeaudio.com/pro-audio-devices/thunderbolt-usb-audio-interface/
For more information on Antelope Audio’s FPGA FX and a full list of available FX, please visit: http://en.antelopeaudio.com/hardware-based-fpga-effects/

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Zen Within Reach: Antelope Audio Takes Mobile Recording to New Heights with Zen Studio+ Portable Interface http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/zen-within-reach-antelope-audio-takes-mobile-recording-to-new-heights-with-zen-studio-portable-interface http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/zen-within-reach-antelope-audio-takes-mobile-recording-to-new-heights-with-zen-studio-portable-interface Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array-based vintage FX modeling, announces the latest innovation in its groundbreaking Zen Studio family of recording interfaces - Zen Studio+. The new interface will make its debut at the Antelope Audio booth at the Pro Light + Sound Guangzhou convention [Booth A66, hall 5.2], which takes place between February 22nd and 25th. Incorporating the key features that made Zen Studio a force to be reckoned with — including 12 studio quality built-in microphone preamps and extensive I/O — Zen Studio+ adds Thunderbolt™ connectivity and a powerful range of hardware-based Field Programmable Gate Array - FPGA - effects.

“When Antelope released the original Zen Studio, the company redefined what was possible with a portable interface in terms of both audio quality and I/O count,” says Igor Levin, C.E.O. of Antelope Audio. “Zen Studio+ takes things into a new realm by adding Thunderbolt™ and incorporating Antelope’s amazing FPGA hardware effects modeling. These things make Zen Studio+ the ultimate next-generation tool for recording anywhere the sound carries you. We are pleased to debut this exciting new product at Pro Light + Sound Guangzhou this month.”

The Quest for Zen
Zen Studio+ is the ultimate portable workstation for engineers and musicians who need access to all the tools of the studio on the go — with a full array of supercharged FPGA-based FX. The hardware includes valuable features like a pair each of dedicated re-amp outputs, headphone outputs, and mastering quality monitor outputs. With its 12 preamps, including hi-Z and line inputs, and an additional eight inputs and outputs on DB25, the unit is further extensible via ADAT or S/PDIF. Therefore Zen Studio+ is well equipped for multi-mic recording setups anywhere at any time, allowing set up of extra room mics to capture pristine sounds in just about any environment.

A deeply customizable routing matrix helps establish exactly the right signal flow for the way that you work and makes incorporating outboard hardware and FPGA FX rudimentary. A built in talkback capability enables full control room capability at home or in the studio.

Hardware Effects for Audio Nirvana
Zen Studio+ packs the tone shaping capabilities by packing a treasure trove of vintage outboard gear into its travel-friendly chassis, thanks to Antelope Audio’s cutting edge Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. These hardware-based effects allow near-zero latency processing of audio using detailed emulations of classic EQs, compressors, guitar amplifiers and more: all without taxing your laptop’s system resources.

Antelope Audio continues to expand its hardware downloads, and now boasts a library of over 30 unique effects — each carefully modeled from the most coveted pieces of studio gear in recording history.

Zen on the Clock
Zen Studio+ delivers incredible fidelity and imaging thanks to its beating heart: Antelope Audio’s industry-defining 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking. Better clocking means better analog to digital conversion and authentic sonic imaging, ensuring that every detail of your signal chain is captured with integrity. It also allows pristine digital to analog conversion between your DAW and your speakers or headphones, enabling you to hear greater detail and make better mix decisions. Word Clock input and output enable Zen Studio+ to seamlessly integrate with the rest of your studio gear, and an Atomic input is available for upgrading to Antelope’s state-of-the-art 10MX atomic clocks for the best clocking in the industry.

Software Keeps the Zen Flowing
Zen Studio+ is controlled via a powerful desktop app for OS X or Windows, allowing access to a fully customizable signal routing matrix and up to four independent mixes for monitoring, as well as full control of Zen’s real-time FPGA effects. Front panel controllable talkback is built in to Zen Studio+ hardware, but gains added flexibility via Antelope Audio’s handy iOS and Android app, which gives users the the option to talk back via their phone’s microphone.

To explore the power of the Zen Studio+ first hand, please visit Antelope Audio at Pro Light + Sound Guangzhou [Booth A66, hall 5.2] from February 22-25.
For more information, please visit: http://antelopeaudio.com/products/zen-studio-plus/

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The SoundChaser™ finds the Holy Grail of Audio Technology with Antelope Audio Goliath Interface http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/the-soundchaser-finds-the-holy-grail-of-audio-technology-with-antelope-audio-goliath-interface http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/the-soundchaser-finds-the-holy-grail-of-audio-technology-with-antelope-audio-goliath-interface Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Graham Leftwich has been on the quest for superior sound quality for the past 30 years. A multi-instrumentalist, music educator and audio engineer based in Stamford, Conn. His mobile recording company TheSoundChaser™ specializes in location sound mixing, recording, and mastering. This past November, he tracked, recorded, mastered and lit the stage for FriendZ World Music concert — a dynamic and highly energetic African drumming and cultural dancing group — using the Antelope Audio Goliath recording interface.

Vibrant performances in vivid detail
When Leftwich was hired by FriendZ World Music, he knew the Goliath interface would include all the tools he needed. He’s been a fan of the Antelope sound quality and clarity since the introduction of the Orion32. Since then he has pieced together an almost complete Antelope ecosystem adding the Zen Studio, the MP32 and two Satoris. He acquired one of the first Goliaths in the USA and immediently put it to work on this session.

“Using Antelope’s products has given me the flexibility to go seamlessly from studio to stage with the exact same equipment being used during all parts of the project. I am around instrumental musicians every day, and on all types of instruments, and these products deliver the most transparent true-to-source sound,” states Leftwich. The performance took place at Bloomfield High School and featured a group of ten drummers and five African dancers. Co-producer and manager of FriendZ World Music Stuart “Mookie” Sanders called on Leftwich to record the project.

Leftwich deployed five speciality microphones, connecting them to five of the eight class-A mic preamplifiers on the rear of the Goliath. The microphones included two standup calibration mics at the front of the stage (110° and 7” apart) and three boundary mics were taped flat down on the stage five feet in from the stage lip at left, right and center positions. Musicians and dancers moved over and around the boundary mics adding to the increased detail of the recording. Monitoring with headphones through the Goliath, he captured the multi-hour performance recording at 24/192 kHz.

The vast dynamic range of sounds emanating from the stage, which included deep hypnotic drums, intricate footfall of the dancers, and the swishing of jewelry sashaying across the stage, was a true test for Leftwich and his recording setup: “I was a bit concerned about clipping because the SPL of the drums was very high — but the recording came out perfectly with no overloads. On listening back, the levels were exactly where they needed to be and the Goliath handled everything beautifully.”

Synergy on the stage and off
Leftwich appreciated the ease of transport and ‘all-in-one’ features of the Goliath, which left no stone unturned in both quality and functionality. “The Goliath saved me countless hours of set up time for this and other recordings. It has all the routing and everything I need not only for live shows but for mixing and mastering as well. It’s the most powerful piece of gear I own and everything sounded just sounded right through the Goliath.”

The sonic imaging and detail of the Goliath left nothing to the imagination: “With the FriendZ of World Music show, I was able to capture one of my best recordings to date,” he says. “My job was to capture these amazing musicians at their best and most passionate moments. These were complete takes with no edits. It’s as faithful to the real thing as you can get and that’s always my goal: achieving vivid clarity so you feel like you are at the show.”

Connecting at home base
When Leftwich decamped to TheSoundChaser™ studio, he connected the Goliath into his mastering set up and proceeded to balance and master the recording. Using Presonus’ Studio One in combination with the Goliath’s FPGA-based FX, he blended in a small touch of Antelope’s Auraverb reverb to complement the natural acoustics of the concert hall, lending exactly the color and sonic ambience he was looking for.
Coming full circle with Antelope

Going forward, the Goliath will continue to serve as the cornerstone of Leftwich’s recording set up for both stage and studio. He has also begun to integrate his Orion32 and MP32 into his system for larger recording setups as a stage box feeding 32 channels of 24/192kHz into the Goliath via MADI.

FriendZ World Music will be releasing a live DVD and a CD set of the performance, as well as posting teaser segments to You Tube in the coming weeks.

For more on Antelope Audio’s audio interfaces, please visit: http://antelopeaudio.com/pro-audio-devices/

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NAMM 2017: Antelope Audio Announces Pro Tools HD compatible interface with Orion32 HD http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/namm-2017-antelope-audio-announces-pro-tools-hd-compatible-interface-with-orion32-hd http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/namm-2017-antelope-audio-announces-pro-tools-hd-compatible-interface-with-orion32-hd Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Antelope Audio [NAMM Hall A - Booth 6596], a leading interface company specializing in world class clocking, conversion and FPGA-based vintage FX modeling, has announced the latest addition to its acclaimed Orion series of audio interfaces: Orion32 HD. Delivering 64 channels of stunning audio quality via HDX or USB3, the Orion32 HD is compatible with any DAW on the market, making it an excellent choice for users of both Pro Tools and Native systems.

Further, it also delivers Antelope Audio’s superior clocking technology and powerful Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) realtime effects modeling capabilities that have made Antelope Audio interfaces stand apart from the competition.

“Antelope Audio is committed to raising possibilities and breaking down boundaries with our interfaces,” says Marcel James, Director of U.S. Sales for Antelope Audio. “By bringing the potent combination of pristine conversion and our versatile FPGA sound-shaping tools to both HDX and Native systems, we are opening yet another chapter in our interface innovations. Studios can now easily switch between Pro Tools HD Sessions and Natives DAW’s to accommodate the modern laptop producer in a flash. We are very excited to demonstrate these innovations first hand at this year’s NAMM Show.”

King of Connectivity
With HDX, USB3, MADI, and ADAT, and S/PDIF connectivity and 32-in/32-out analog input via DB25, the Orion32 HD has all the connectivity you need for a wide variety of configurations in studios of all sizes. The Orion32 HD’s versatile routing and mixing software console for Mac and Windows further increases the possibilities, now featuring both Antelope’s classic color-coded routing matrix and an alternate matrix-style view to make routing easy and intuitive. It also features movable and resizable panels to help make the best use of your desktop real estate in multiscreen setups or when working on scoring or other applications that require quickly jumping between applications and windows.

Galactic Sound
The Orion32 HD delivers incredibly clear, accurate conversion thanks to Antelope’s best-in-class 64-BIT Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology. A long time innovator in the field, the Orion32 HD, like the OCX HD and Trinity master clock before it, achieves depth and detail in stereo imaging and transient accuracy that ensures the most precise audio capture and playback.

Two Word Clock or Loopsync Outs allow the Orion to serve as the centerpiece of your recording setup, or take your sound even further by using the Orion’s 10M/10MX Clock Inputs to connect Antelope Audio’s famous 10M or 10MX atomic clocks for unparalleled sonic perfection. The Orion32 HD also features mastering-grade monitor output borrowed from Antelope’s popular Pure2 Mastering Converter to ensure signal integrity in the analog domain.

Compact Vintage
Antelope has been revolutionizing audio processing with its comprehensive suite of FPGA effects, providing hardware models of some of the most desirable vintage effects with near-zero latency. Antelope’s library of free FPGA effects is constantly growing and already includes a deep collection of equalizers, compressors, and guitar amplifier models based on analog gear used on countless hit records. Antelope’s fast FPGA processing, which measures only 2 samples of audio latency, helps these effects feel and behave just like the hardware they are based on, and also allows users to setup multiple near-zero latency monitor mixes right within the Orion32 HD’s mixer. For a list of available effects, please visit this link.

Silent Hero
Designed for efficiency, the Orion32 HD has no need for an internal fan, keeping your studio free of noise pollution without requiring expensive isolation racks or a standalone machine room. The Orion32 HD also only requires a single rack space to deliver its dizzying 64 channels of I/O, making it perfect for space-conscious home and project studios as well as gear-saturated professional studios.

For more on Antelope Audio’s audio interfaces, please visit: http://en.antelopeaudio.com/2017/01/antelope-audio-to-present-orion32-hd-namm-2017/

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NAMM 2017: Antelope Audio to Open the Realm of Recording Possibilities, 
with Interface Launch, Performances and Engaging Booth Discussions
 http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/namm-2017-antelope-audio-to-open-the-realm-of-recording-possibilities-with-interface-launch-performances-and-engaging-booth-discussions http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/namm-2017-antelope-audio-to-open-the-realm-of-recording-possibilities-with-interface-launch-performances-and-engaging-booth-discussions Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Antelope Audio [Hall A - Booth 6596] promises to continue pushing the realm of what is possible in recording technology at NAMM 2017. This year, Antelope, whose products have been nominated for no less than seven Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards across multiple categories this year, will introduce one new recording interface the company describes as ‘disruptive technology’ in the professional recording market. Further, Antelope will be hosting a series of engaging discussions with distinguished Antelope users at its booth over the course of NAMM 2017.

Antelope’s confirmed guests will include producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Pink); film score composer Thor Laewe (The Foreigner, The Makeover); Mix Engineer Brian Vibberts (Aerosmith, The Black Crowes). Topics discussed will include how the use of Antelope’s products — such as its FPGA-based FX, interfaces and clocks — have contributed to each of their working processes.


In addition, as in prior years, the Antelope Audio booth will also feature engaging musical performances by a variety of different artists in multiple genres. These are to include Christoper Bolte, an up-and-coming German jazz artist/bassist producer and composer; guitarist Pritesh Walia, who is currently a Berklee College of Music student and finalist in London’s Guitar Idol television program; Dory Lobel, an L.A.-based composer/guitarist/producer who in addition to performing and recording with top talent also plays guitar in the house band for NBC’s Emmy Award winning hit show, The Voice.

Each performance will be followed by an informal and brief Q&A session with an Antelope representative, who will discuss specific equipment choices, as well as technical settings and associated signal chains.

For further information on Antelope Audio’s professional audio products, including its groundbreaking FPGA-based FX, please visit: http://www.antelopeaudio.com

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Antelope Audio Delivers More Vintage Tone Shaping with 6 New FPGA EQ Models http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-delivers-more-vintage-tone-shaping-with-6-new-fpga-eq-models http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-delivers-more-vintage-tone-shaping-with-6-new-fpga-eq-models Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in FPGA-based vintage FX modeling, announces several new hardware-based FPGA FX models for its interfaces for the second time in as many months. This new update furthers the collaboration between Antelope and high-end preamplifier and EQ manufacturer BAE Audio, with two new EQ models based on their 1023 and 1084 equalizers. Four additional equalizers round out update, which is already available as a free download for users of the Orion Studio, and will be available for Zen Tour, Goliath, and Orion32+ users later this month. Antelope’s interfaces now boast an unprecedented wealth of vintage FPGA-based FX that feature near-zero latency performance and unsurpassed authenticity to the gear that inspired them.

In addition to the BAE 1023 and 1084, the new update will include recreations of early Austrian consoles of the 70s and 80s in the VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-STU 169, and VEQ-STU 900, as well as a beloved classic 4-band equalizer in the VEQ HA32C. These new FPGA-based FX will bring a total of 20 vintage equalizers to the Antelope Audio ecosystem. Other available vintage FPGA FX models include compressors and guitar and bass amplifier and cabinet models.

“The wealth of audio processing tools that are now available on many of our interfaces as FPGA FX transforms them into incredibly versatile sound-shaping tools,” commented Marcel James, Director of U.S. Sales for Antelope Audio. “Not only are we making incredible vintage processing available to a wider audience than ever before, but we are recreating every nuance of these classic hardware units as faithfully as possible, capturing the qualities that made them the lifeblood of so many hit records.”

Sounds of the 70s and 80s: VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-STU 169, and VEQ-STU 900
Based on a popular console tone-shaping EQ of the 70s, the VEQ-STU imbues classic analog character to your sound whether you are using it for subtle balancing or more aggressive sculpting of your sound. Featuring two variable features and a frequency-selectable presence knob, the VEQ-STU is a favorite for drum processing but lends an agreeable warmth to any track in your mix.

The VEQ-STU 169 captures the more transparent sound of second-generation Austrian consoles of the 70s and 80s. This 3-band inductor-based EQ brings a coveted musicality to your tracks thanks to its smooth high end with ample headroom and its low-end clarity, with just a hint of analog coloration. Designed for broad tone shaping, the 169 has a low Q factor on its bands, which helps preserve signal integrity in the lower frequencies. A switchable high-pass filter eliminates unwanted bottom end, while high and low shelves at 10kHz and 60Hz respectively help position tracks in the mix. A sweepable midrange band ranging from 150Hz all the way to 7kHz provides remarkable flexibility for shaping your sound.

The VEQ-STU 900 captures the most advanced implementation of this classic line of console EQs, offering another level of control. Notable for its ability to dramatically shape a signal without deforming the sound, this flexible 4-band semi-parametric EQ with high and low-pass filtering offers a range of frequency selections and two filter shapes at each frequency selection. The high and low bands can be switched between shelving and bell modes, while the low-mid and high-mid bands offer two different bell Q options. Not as commonly modeled as some other classic EQs, the thick lows and gentle mids of the VEQ-STU 900 are sure to become a secret weapon for mixing engineers looking for an alternative to other popular tube and solid state EQ models.

VEQ-HA32C
Featuring a similar front-panel interface and functionality as the VEQ-STU 900, the VEQ-HA32C brings a whole different range of colors to the tracking and mixing process. Based on one of the richest and most uniquely characteristic 4-band EQs, it lends musical analog character to everything from guitars to bass to drums to vocals. It imbues a desirable high-end smoothness while maintaining clarity in the mids and lending thickness to the lows, making it a valuable addition to any signal chain.

BAE Audio 1023 and 1084
Antelope Audio continues its fruitful collaboration with BAE Audio by bringing their BAE’s 1023 and 1084 EQs to Antelope’s FPGA platform.

The BAE Audio 1023 models a classic 70s British equalizer known for granting its studio magic to any audio that passes through it. Using the same core internal circuitry and coveted transformer path as the vaunted 1073, this variation adds five additional frequency selections in the mid band and four in the high band, allowing unique tonal possibilities as the two bands gain the ability to overlap and play off one another.

The BAE Audio 1084 is synonymous with the fat, vintage sound of classic British consoles. The remarkable engineering of the original hardware is modeled with extreme care to deliver the beloved musicality of this studio gem. The high end is incredibly smooth, while the low end is massive, with a warmth that brings tracks to live. So forgiving are the bands of the 1084 that even a large boost at 220Hz will not result in unpleasant muddiness. With similar functionality to the BAE Audio 1073, the 1084 adds a useful low-pass filter, as well as a switchable Hi-Q button for its midrange band that allows more precise boosts or cuts at one of the 6 carefully selected frequencies, making it one of the most precise and versatile EQs to add to your arsenal.

For more on Antelope Audio’s audio interfaces, please visit: http://antelopeaudio.com/pro-audio-devices/

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Antelope Audio Announces Synergy Bundle in Partnership with PreSonus and Overloud Audio http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-announces-synergy-bundle-in-partnership-with-presonus-and-overloud-audio http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-announces-synergy-bundle-in-partnership-with-presonus-and-overloud-audio Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based vintage FX modeling, has announced a new Synergy Bundle for its best-in-class Thunderbolt and USB interfaces. Each interface now comes packaged with a special Antelope Audio version of the popular PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist DAW platform as well as six powerful plug-ins from Overloud Audio for use in cross-platform DAW software. Adding these valuable digital tools from PreSonus and Overloud Audio to the already powerful Antelope Audio ecosystem turns these interfaces into the ultimate end-to-end music production and creation package.

Studio One 3 Artist
PreSonus has been winning acclaim for the stability, workflow and functionality of its Studio One DAW platform since its introduction. The special Studio One 3 Artist Antelope Audio edition provides Antelope users with a powerful recording tool sporting many of the same features as Studio One 3 Pro, including unlimited audio tracks, virtual instruments, effects, and buses; PreSonus’s powerful drag-and-drop functionality; and a bevy of useful built-in effects for tailoring your audio.

“Antelope Audio is a company that designs excellent products and has built incredible customer loyalty as a result,” says Jim Boitnott, EVP, Marketing/Product Services, PreSonus. “Much like Antelope, PreSonus’s commitment to engineering excellence with Studio One has been winning over everyone from bedroom producers to the most discerning industry pros to our DAW platform. Studio One 3 Artist is a powerful tool that will easily meet and exceed the demands of many small studios, while also providing a feature-rich demonstration of our platform and path to upgrade for pro users who may look to graduate to Studio One Pro in the future.”

Overloud Audio
Having already partnered with Antelope Audio to adapt several of their popular guitar amplifier models to FPGA hardware models on select Antelope interfaces earlier this year, Overloud now takes the collaboration a step further but bundling some of their plugins with Antelope products for use in Studio One 3 Artist or the DAW of your choice. This includes a special version of Breverb 2, featuring 4 incredible algorithms modeled on classic digital reverbs of the 80s; Rematrix Player, a unique take on convolution reverb with the ability to stack and modify multiple convolutions for added richness and musicality; and their VKFX vintage multitap tape delay, modulation effect, and tape emulation effect.

Also included is a special Antelope version of Overloud’s TH3 guitar amp and cabinet emulator, featuring models of 11 guitar amps and 10 cabinets. Owners of select Antelope Audio interface will already be familiar with these highly realistic models from their interfaces’ FPGA hardware effects models, but these plug-ins will enable new workflow options within users’ DAWs. The amp models are supplemented by built-in digital delay, digital reverb, chorus, and a chromatic tuner.

The Total Package
“We are always looking for ways to make our interfaces the most complete production packages they possibly can be, and the Synergy Bundle is our most comprehensive offering yet,” says Marcel James, director of sales, U.S. for Antelope Audio. “PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist and these Overloud Audio plug-ins are some of the most precisely engineered and usable pieces of software on the market, and we are proud to make them available to our discerning interface customers.”

The Antelope Audio Synergy Bundle is available now. For more information, please go to antelopeaudio.com.

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Antelope Audio Announces Major Update for Zen Studio Interface, Including New FPGA-Based EQ Models http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-announces-major-update-for-zen-studio-interface-including-new-fpga-based-eq-models http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-announces-major-update-for-zen-studio-interface-including-new-fpga-based-eq-models Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based vintage FX modeling, announced that it is issuing a significant software update for its groundbreaking Zen Studio portable audio interface. The update brings five new FPGA-based vintage EQ models to the Zen Studio to supplement its existing parametric EQ, including the VEQ-1A, VEQ-55A, Helios 69, NEU-PEV and the Lang PEQ2. The software update, which will be available by the end of this month, also includes tweaks to the Zen Studio’s Windows and OSX desktop application — optimizing its overall flexibility and user responsiveness.

“When we released the Zen Studio over two years ago, we knew that it was far more advanced than other portable interfaces on the market in terms of sound quality, I/O, and features,” says Marcel James, Director of U.S. Sales for Antelope Audio. “We are proud to say that Zen Studio is retaining its pole position by expanding the capabilities of its desktop software and taking advantage of Antelope’s advanced FPGA capabilities with these five new EQ models.”

Zen and Now
As a result of the update, users are now able to select among the five new models in addition to the currently available parametric EQ in any of the 16 FX stacks in the Zen’s desktop application and combine it with the Zen Studio’s transparent built-in FPGA compressor and AuraVerb reverb. The update will also allow users more flexibility in adjusting the size and display in the application, and also includes workflow improvements such as enabling users to separate the view into multiple shards and save the names of channels in the routing tables.

The Zen Studio will now feature the following EQ models:

• VEQ-1A: This EQ breathes new life into a classic — a legendary 60 year old passive tube EQ that became an integral part of every top-tier professional studio in the world. Unlike the original hardware version, the VEQ-1A can be used in stereo link mode to reproduce a tight stereo image. Also, the ability to simultaneously cut and boost the same frequency imparts a unique sound unattainable with any other EQ. By adjusting the virtual knobs, users can realize massive bass and gentle highs — with all the richness of real hardware.

• VEQ-55A: This EQ is able to bring out the details your mix is missing, adding body and sheen to instruments like guitar, bass or drums. Applying it across multiple channels, your tracks fit together like a puzzle and the mix jumps out of your speakers.

• Helios 69: Modeled on a classic British console EQ used in recordings by well-known artists of the 60s and 70s ranging from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, the Helios 69 adds astonishing analog detail to your audio; it allows Antelope Audio users to achieve depth and texture formerly the sole territory of standalone hardware. The bass band is a stepped 50 Hz shelf filter or frequency selectable peak EQ, the treble band is a fixed 10 kHz shelf EQ, and the mid section sports a frequency-selectable peak or notch EQ with 8 frequencies available. The control panel is rounded out with a level knob and EQ bypass. This EQ is notable for its ability to preserve transparency while adding space and presence, and Antelope Audio’s model of this highly coveted circuit delivers unprecedented authenticity.

• NEU-PEV – The NEU-PEV EQ is modeled on a rare German passive equalizer designed in the 60s. Its simple interface belies the complex tonal possibilities achievable with its four main knobs. A low shelving filter is fixed at 60Hz and can apply a boost or cut. The “Presence” section offers up to 8 dB of boost for one of 7 selectable frequencies between 700 Hz and 5.6 kHz, while a 10kHz high shelf allows boost or cut at the top end of the frequency spectrum. An on-off switch and output gain control provide users with even more utility. Notable for its warmth and spacious midrange, the NEU-PEV makes some of the most compelling sounds of both yesterday and today achievable without a massive rack of aging vintage gear.

• Lang PEQ2 – The PEQ2, which is an outstanding addition to the mix bus or on individual channels, is a solid-state parametric EQ model based on a vintage EQ from the 1960s. Featuring controls similar to the VEQ-1A tube EQ, the PEQ2 really stands apart from the pack thanks to its frequency control, allowing users to set different and separate LF boost and LF cut frequencies. The PEQ provides plenty of width in the midrange while retaining tightness on the high end and low end and its high end bands excel at giving tracks that extra shine, making it an all-star on vocals and drum overheads.

For more information on Zen Studio and its recent updates, please visit http://antelopeaudio.com/products/zen-studio/.

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Antelope Audio Launches 'Privilege Club' for Passionate Musicians, Featuring Incentive Discount Coupon for Membership http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-launches-privilege-club-for-passionate-musicians-featuring-incentive-discount-coupon-for-membership http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/antelope-audio-launches-privilege-club-for-passionate-musicians-featuring-incentive-discount-coupon-for-membership Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Antelope Audio, a leading interface company specializing in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based vintage FX modeling, announced that it is offering a ‘Privilege Club’ for passionate musicians and fans of Antelope Audio. By joining the club at http://antelopeaudio.com/the-privilege-club/, customers can receive exclusive discounts, access to product premieres, and ‘behind the scenes’ information on Antelope Audio products.

To join the new Privilege Club, customers are simply required to fill out a short survey describing how they work and the kinds of products they use on a routine basis. In exchange for their time and membership, Antelope is offering a 10 percent discount coupon to customers who register between now and November 15th, 2016. The coupon can be used for direct purchases from Antelope, or for purchases completed through an Antelope Audio authorized dealer (not to be combined with any other sales or offers).

“We initiated the Privilege Club as a way to thank our loyal customers,” commented Marcel James, director of sales, U.S. for Antelope Audio. “Not only will we feature sale items and discounts, but there will also be special curated content and behind the scenes material from our expanding community of artists, producers and engineers.”

The Privilege Club site is active now, and discount coupons will be sent to registrants between now and November 15th, immediately following completion of the user survey. For more information, please visit http://antelopeaudio.com/the-privilege-club/, or to learn more about Antelope Audio, please visit http://www antelopeaudio.com.

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Award-Winning Producer, DJ, and Musician Zedd Keeps the Hits Coming with Antelope Audio http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/award-winning-producer-dj-and-musician-zedd-keeps-the-hits-coming-with-antelope-audio http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/antelope-audio/press-releases/award-winning-producer-dj-and-musician-zedd-keeps-the-hits-coming-with-antelope-audio Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Though producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Zedd only began producing electronic music in 2009, his music quickly became a defining sound of contemporary electronic pop thanks to megahits likes 2012’s “Clarity” and 2015’s “I Want You to Know.” Having long used Antelope Audio clocking and conversion in his work, Zedd and his engineer had no trouble deciding on the powerful and versatile Orion Studio when they decamped their operation to Zedd’s home. Since the studio’s completion, Antelope Audio’s single-rack-space USB+Thunderbolt interface has delivered everything Zedd needs to continue crafting the synth-heavy pop masterpieces for which he is renowned.

A Home Studio That’s Out of This World
The decision to build a home studio was triggered by an interruption at Zedd’s previous base of operations. “Our studio at Interscope was being renovated, so after bouncing around to different studios for a while we ended up building a brand new studio at Zedd’s house,” says Zedd’s engineer Ryan Shanahan. “We had been using the original Antelope Audio Orion since the second half of the production of Clarity and we used it for all of True Colors, so stepping into an Orion Studio was a no brainer.” Zedd and Shanahan envisioned the new studio as a space that would be ready to go as a creative workstation at all times. That meant taking advantage of the full 12 inputs offered on the Orion Studio. “His main keyboards are patched right into the 8 inputs on the back,” Shanahan explains. “We have one of the front inputs set up with a vocal chain and we leave the other 3 open to patch in anything else that Zedd might want to use.”

Clear as the Night Sky
The Orion Studio’s 12 preamps give Shanahan the exact sound he wants for capturing the high-fidelity sheen of Zedd’s keys. “The preamps are extremely clean and transparent, which is great for any source, especially the keyboards which constitute the bulk of our tracking,” he says. “I have digital emulations that I can always use with guitars or anything like that if I decide I want to add coloration later. I’m happy getting the cleanest possible signal when recording.” The high-quality monitor outputs also provide the perfect signal path to Zedd’s monitor controller.

Shanahan uses the versatile routing afforded by the Orion Studio’s software to route incoming audio for monitoring just like he would on a console. “When we’re working on a console we always monitor our input signals directly rather than monitoring back from the DAW so we don’t have latency,” he says. “With the Orion Studio software, I can set it up the same way by routing my inputs directly to the internal mixer and out to our monitoring controller. That not only ensures latency-free monitoring, but also allows Zedd to work out ideas on the piano anytime without even having to open up a session in the DAW.”

Effects That Open Up New Worlds
Shanahan has also taken advantage of some of the FPGA effects offered on the Orion Studio during tracking. Unlike processor-based plug-ins, FPGA technology provides true hardware modeling with near-zero latency. “The Pultec and guitar cabinet emulations sounds really good, and I often use the built-in standard EQ and compressor to filter unwanted lows and glue things together a bit on the way in,” he says. “It’s really exciting that they keep releasing new FPGA models of classic hardware, I haven’t even had the chance to try out everything in Vintage Pack 2.0 yet!”

A Starring Role for Clocking
Above all, the Orion Studio provides industry-leading conversion thanks to Antelope Audio’s renowned fourth generation Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management algorithm and oven-controlled crystal oscillator. “I’ve always loved how the highs sound with Antelope clocking,” Shanahan says. “I feel like I’m getting more clarity in the frequency spectrum. The depth of the stereo image is very accurate and the transients are very sharp, so I’m really hearing what’s there.” This allows Zedd and Shanahan to push signals into clipping territory without fear of sacrificing quality. “We can hear how much we’re clipping and when it goes from musical to ugly. It’s gives a true picture of what we’re working with.”

First Contact
“The Orion Studio is the perfect front end for Zedd’s workflow,” says Shanahan. “It’s really important to have a great converter, a great clock, and a great set of speakers. You can really hear the difference between Antelope Audio interfaces and others on the market.”

To learn more about the Orion Studio, please visit: http://antelopeaudio.com/products/orion-studio/

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