Antelope Audio 10M & Trinity Combo during a Live Event with Robert Dugan
I‘ve personally used Antelope Audio in the Live Sound domain. At first, I was skeptical of how much clocking could really change the sound, especially since I was using a digital console. But after the unpacking and setting up, it was all ready to go within five minutes and, if I would have known how I was going to react, I would have prepared a little better.
Upon hearing Deftones “Digital Bath,” it seemed like the PA had come alive after sleeping for years. The drums were lifelike and it sounded like I was listening to the Deftones right in the rehearsal room. Immediately, I thought that the clock couldn’t be doing all of this, so I unplugged the BNC from console to Trinity. The sound seemed to escape and it reminded me of listening to the song through iPod headphones – thin and one road.
Like it or not, the digital age is coming in full force, making every audiophile worried about quality being lost. This is why it’s best to educate audiophiles and consumers about the importance of clocking. I’ll try and make this easy to understand and straight to the point. When an analog signal is about to be converted to a digital signal, it is represented by bits that are representations of the analog waveform. When two points that are represented are slightly off, they create jitter – which is digital distortion.
Clocking can play a very important role during this process. With all these signals digitized, it’s important that the timing and space between every ‘bit’ are exactly the same (in sync), so the audio source has no jitter. This is where Clocking comes into play by synching all the audio signals.
Antelope Audio demonstriert seinen AD/DA-Wanlder Eclipse 384 erstmals in Europa auf der Musikmesse Frankfurt vom 21.-24.03.2012 und präsentiert die Eclipse 384 Remote Control “Luna”. Die Fernsteuerung ermöglicht die flexible und effektive Parametersteuerung der Eclipse 384-Funktionen ohne dabei den Sweetspot vor dem Mischpult verlassen zu müssen.
Eclipse 384 wurde letzten Oktober erstmals während der Audio Engineering Society (AES)-Messe in New York vorgestellt und dort mit den renommierten Industrie-Auszeichnungen “Best of Show” sowie “Gear of the Year” prämiert. Das kompakte Gehäuse beinhaltet 384 kHz AD/DA –Wandler, die durch zwei unabhängige Clocks mit 64-bit DSP Trinity-Technologie synchronisiert werden. Der voll integrierte Monitor-Controller erlaubt flexible Lautsprecherschaltungen, Bass Management und Cue Mix-Funktionen inklusive Talkback.
In der Halle 5.1 am Stand C55 können Musiker, Produzenten und Toningenieure selbst testen, wie einfach die Steuerung des mehrfach ausgezeichneten AD/DA-Wandlers ist. Luna erlaubt beispielsweise die Steuerung von Pegel, Presets, Mono-, Mute und Dim-Funktionen auf einem LCD-Display. “Auf der Musikmesse können sich Anwender schon einmal einen ersten Überblick über die demnächst erhältliche Eclipse 384 Remote Control verschaffen”, sagt Marcel James, Marketingleiter Antelope Audio USA. “Mit Luna wird es jetzt noch einfacher, die mächtigen Funktionen von Eclipse 384 für die Studio- und Live-Produktion und das Mastering zu nutzen”, so James weiter.
This is the third video post in which Igor Levin talks about clocking technologies and Antelope’s products.
This time the topic is the Isochrone Trinity – a universal high-definition master clock employing Antelope’s 4th Generation of Acoustically Focused Clocking with 64-bit Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and up to 384 kHz audio streaming.
Igor explains the major strengths of Trinity and what makes it one of the most preferred clocks not only in sound recording and mastering studios, but in film scoring facilities as well.
Tokyo, January 26th, 2012 – Pony Canyon Inc., a major leader in the Japanese music, film, anime and games industry, jointly produced a special seminar/liveshow/wine-tasting with Antelope Audio’s Japan Office. Held at Pony Canyon’s HQ, more than 150 guests including engineers, producers, artists and audiophiles attended the three-hour event – a showcase of vocal/piano talent, Antelope equipment and fine wine.
The audience were thrilled by Korea’s No.1 Jazz vocalist, the beautiful Woong San, and subsequent panel-discussion on “the making of” her new CD in which Antelope Audio’s masterclocks played an intrinsic role. The evening also featured an extensive presentation on the power of clocking, as told by Pony Canyon’s award-winning jazz/classical engineer Yoshihiko Kawasaki.
Santa Monica, CA., December 19, 2011 — Antelope Audio has named Ferndale, Michigan-based Vintage King Audio its 2011 Dealer of the Year, Pro Audio. Vintage King was recognized for its outstanding sales performance, customer support and overall product knowledge of Antelope Audio’s master clocks and digital to analog converts (DACs).
“We are pleased to present Vintage King with our Dealer of the Year award in the Professional Audio category,” commented Marcel James, Director of Sales for Antelope Audio. “Since its founding in 1988, Vintage King has been an essential resource for the pro audio community, serving the market with not only the best products but also an incredibly knowledgeable staff. In 2011, they have done a fantastic job with Antelope Audio’s products — particularly with our Trinity and 10M clocks.”
Santa Monica, Kalifornien, 07.12.20111 — — Antelope Audio kündigt die Markteinführung von Eclipse 384 an – dem ersten multifunktionalen Gerät, welches hochwertigste AD/DA-Wandler mit 384 kHz und neuste Antelope Master Clock-64-Bit-Technologien sowie flexible Monitoring-Optionen in einem Gehäuse vereint.
Eclipse 384 wurde letzten Oktober erstmals während der Audio Engineering Society (AES)-Messe in New York vorgestellt und dort mit den renommierten Industrie-Auszeichnungen “Best of Show” sowie “Gear of the Year” prämiert.
The Holidays Come Early For Project Studio and DAW Users Wanting to Take Their System to the Next Level by Enhancing Clocking, Conversion and Monitoring Performance
Santa Monica, Calif., November 21, 2011 — Antelope Audio announced the return of its OCXmas special this holiday season, by offering substantial discounts on its most accessible products including the Isochrone OCX master clock and the Zodiac digital to analog converter (DAC).
Beginning on Black Friday and running through December 31st, authorized Antelope Audio dealers will be offering the Isochrone OCX at $1,095 — a $300 discount from its regular street price of $1,395, and the Zodiac at $1,295 — a $400 discount from the price of $1,695.
Brauer Cites ‘Natural Depth and Width’, Insisting on Antelope for Mixing and Mastering Phases of all his Projects
New York, October 19, 2011 — Four years ago, Michael Brauer was coaxed to stop by Antelope Audio’s booth at the Audio Engineering Society convention, where he was asked to A/B the company’s brand new product: the Isochrone 10M Atomic master clock generator. Brauer, who had recently finished mixing My Morning Jacket’s Evil Urges album, was skeptical that another clock besides the Antelope OCX he was already using could make a significant and discernable difference in the audio quality. But after listening to ‘blind’ A/B comparisons of his mixes played after adding the 10M to the atomic input of the OCX and those without the 10M, he was sold.