Santa Monica, CA, April 3, 2013 – Antelope Audio’s Orion32 interface, the world’s first 32-channel AD/DA converter and audio master clock in a 1U rack, will be the company’s flagship at the upcoming Musikmesse in Frankfurt, April 10 – 13, 2013. Antelope team will demonstrate exclusively the new and upgraded features of the audio interface which had become a best-seller in only 3 months after its launch, at Hall 5.1, Stand C74.
The mixer, elegantly integrated within the control panel, provides extremely low latency mix and monitoring that can be distributed using the control panel, allowing it to be routed from any output of the Orion32. For example one can drag all 32 USB play channels to the “mix channels” and then the MIX L/R inputs to DAC 1 and 2, providing a stereo bus mix to DAC channels 1 and 2. The Zero Latency Mixer provides the basic functions of a real mixer such as: Solo, Mute, Pan, Volume Level controlled by faders and a Master Fader, so one can easily make a stereo mix.
Among the new features of the Orion32 is the ability to notify users on firmware updates directly from the control panel and automatic updating just with a click of the mouse. A news-feed on the bottom of the panel provides the users with links to recent, tutorial or demo videos, reviews and user cases meant to further help sound engineers discover the versatility of the interface.
“Updates from the control panel and other new features we are announcing will enhance our customer’s experience even further,” commented Marcel James, Director of Sales & Marketing, Antelope Audio. “With these and other new updates, the Orion32 packs a host of features never before seen on a pro audio device including its massive channel count per square inch and unmatched USB performance.”
The USB performance is further enhanced by the new driver for Mac, offering 32 channels In/Out at 96 kHz, much lower latency numbers and better stability even on higher sample rates like 192 kHz (up to 24 tracks).
Orion32 has already been highly evaluated and plays major part in studio and live rigs of top artists such as Rihanna, Skrillex and Beyonce as well as sound engineers like David Kahne.
Orion32: Unmatched Audio Quality and Clocking in an Interface
The Orion32 allows 192 kHz I/O streaming of up to 32 channels through its custom-built USB chip, which provides seamless connectivity to any USB-enabled DAW or computer. The converter also provides 32 channels of 96 kHz (16 ch of 192 kHz) audio through its Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections, making it perfect for capturing audio in live sound environments and many other applications.
Orion32 is also an audio master clock, employing Antelope’s proprietary 4th generation of AFC and oven controlled oscillator — both technologies that made Antelope Audio clocks an industry leader for sound clarity and reliability in recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the world. The four word clock outs, together with the 10 MHz input, make Orion32 ideally suited to be in the center of any project or high-end studio.