Santa Monica, Calif., August 5, 2015 — When mastering engineer Glenn Schick found himself missing out on projects in his Atlanta-based studio because he had to attend a high profile awards show in Los Angeles, he realized he needed a new workflow that would allow him to continue his mastering work on the go. “I was thinking to myself, ‘Man, if I only had a portable setup it would be great to knock out a job in my hotel room’,” he recalls. He soon began assembling a travel-ready system based on the industry leading clocking technology of Antelope Audio’s Isochrone 10M and the high-quality output and input of Antelope’s Pure2 Mastering AD/DA Converter and Clock.
Since then, Schick has completely abandoned his old mastering rooms in Atlanta and masters all of his records on the go, including top hits such as Future’s DS2, which recently charted #1 in the United States.
Santa Monica, Calif., July 28, 2015 — On Antelope Audio’s latest video of an exclusive performance of ‘Confetti’, Tori Kelly showcases her confidence and versatility as writer, performer, arranger, instrumentalist and vocalist. The session — mixed and engineered by the inimitable Mick Guzauski — is a sonic euphony, calling on key touchstones of the Antelope Audio ecosystem: the Orion32, the MP32 microphone preamplifier, the 10M Atomic Clock and the Zen Studio. The pristine sound of Antelope Audio can also be heard on Tori Kelly’s North American tour, which is supported each night with eight tracks of pristine playback running through the Orion32 interface.
Making her chart-topping album Unbreakable Smile come to life on stage was a formidable challenge. Allwyn Kelly, Tori’s father, explains how the tour happened upon Antelope Audio: “We were in need of a stem player and I was seeking the best sounding solution to help make Tori’s performances sound just like the record,” he says. “However, because of a myriad of challenges, this is often not possible. Antelope has become my savior, so to speak, and now the backing tracks add a richness in the quality of our live performances that we’ve never experienced before.”
Santa Monica, CA, July 14, 2015 — Celldweller has been forging a reputation since the early 2000s for visceral, driving music that seamlessly blends rock and electronica in a way that could only be achieved by way of his unique larger than life productions. While his creative approach to sound has remained constant since his first Celldweller releases, his gear has continually evolved. Working out of his Detroit studio, he recently overhauled his system to take advantage of the industry-leading clocking and conversion of Antelope Audio’s Orion 32.
This multi-instrumentalist, who fans know as Klayton, considers any sound fair game for his compositions. “I will pick up anything around me that makes sound and try to figure out a way to use it,” Klayton explains. In the midst of a busy summer putting the finishing touches on his latest Celldweller release End of an Empire, Klayton is working on two film scores and preparing to work on a video game score in the fall that he recently signed on to compose. “I like to stay busy,” he says.
Nashville, July 1, 2015 — Leading pro audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio is showcasing the new R4S Remote Control for Satori monitoring solution and the new MP8d eight-channel mic pre with A/D at the Summer NAMM, July 9 – 11 at Nashville’s Music City Center, booth 444.
Antelope has chosen Summer NAMM to make the international debut of its R4S Remote Control — a flexible, USB- powered companion to the Satori monitoring controller. The R4S puts all the functionality of the Satori monitor controller at the user’s fingertips, making it easy to access source and speaker selections, volume level, summing, stereo effects and even talkback.
The R4S — which is scheduled to ship mid July for only $299 — provides engineers with ease and flexibility to control Satori remotely and allows for fast switching of the full set of options, including talkback via the built-in mic. R4S has a small footprint and ergonomic design, which makes it easy to fit in the often-limited space of the work desk.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 29, 2015 — When BenDMA was asked to join the Green Berlin production crew in Jamaica to work on the new record for popular German rapper Marteria’s alter-ego Marsimoto, he felt as if he was reaching the top of a long ladder. “I started out as Marteria’s tour driver, then I worked in merchandise, then I was tour manager, backliner, everything you could think of,” he explains. “It was really brave of him to send me to Jamaica as a producer, but he trusted my abilities.” With Antelope Audio’s Zen Studio by his side, BenDMA was at the top of his game with the rest of his talented team of producers — helping to deliver Marsimoto’s most exciting record to date.
While recording in Jamaica, Green Berlin’s core producers Kid Simius, Dead Rabbit, and Nobody’s Face were supported by BenDMA — as well as Marteria producers the Krauts and K-Paul. “It was the first time we went outside Europe to produce a record,” says BenDMA. “One of the biggest challenges we encountered was staying within the luggage weight limit for the flight.” Suitcase weight limits were capped at 30 kilograms, and the small studio monitors each producer packed were 15 kilograms alone. “The portability of the Zen Studio was perfect,” he added. At only 2 kilograms, it left enough room for BenDMA to bring some synthesizers, a few mics, and a small rack with a preamp and compressor.
Pure2 builds on the mastering legacy of Antelope Audio’s renowned Eclipse 384 high-end converter, which is found in high end mastering facilities around the world. Borrowing aesthetics and form-factor elements from Antelope’s top-selling Orion32, Pure2 combines the features and capabilities of several of Antelope Audio’s industry-standard AD/DA converters and interfaces.
Frankfurt, Germany, April 15, 2015 — For Musikmesse 2015, Antelope Audio [hall 5.1, booth E41] introduces a new addition to its family of class-A mic preamps: the MP8d eight-channel mic preamp with A/D conversion. During exhibition hours between April 15 and 18, Antelope Audio will showcase all the latest products and feature limited time show specials including a special 5% discount on any of its current portfolio, valid until May 15, 2015.
Lyon, France – April 2, 2015 — When Jochem Smaal graduated from the Art of Sound Program at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague in the Netherlands this past September, he wasted no time setting up recording sessions in a variety of local studios and manning live sound at nearby venues. Soon enough, he was struck with an idea: what if he could take his recording work on the road, and still achieve studio quality results? Antelope Audio Zen Studio was the answer: a sleek and portable interface that would give him the 20 channels of simultaneous input he needed, in addition to 12 commercial, studio-grade preamplifiers along with built in clocking and conversion that Antelope is known for.
La Habra, CA, March 16, 2015 — Back in 2008, FreedomHouse Church began with seven people on a mission to bring hope and change their world one life at a time — with an inspiring Christian message built on principles of excellence, honor and commitment. Six years later, with a dynamic young pastor whose vision was to create a church people want to come to, FreedomHouse’s congregation has grown to just under 1,000 — mostly under 30 years old and reflecting nearly every ethnicity and background. At the center of FreedomHouse’s media production toolkit is a new Zen Studio multi-channel interface, from Antelope Audio.
Santa Monica, CA, March 9, 2015 — In 2011, indie band Beauty Pill was commissioned by the Arlington, VA-based Artisphere museum to transform the facility’s Black Box performance space into an ‘active recording studio exhibit’ — a project called Immersive Ideal. The two week long recording session saw the band creating music in a ‘sonic fishbowl’, where they completed tracks for their next album — Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. The album, which is finally set for release this April on Butterscotch Records, was mixed by Beauty Pill’s lead singer, producer and principle songwriter, Chad Clark at Arlington, VA-based Bastille Recording Services, and mastered by Emily Lazar of NYC’s The Lodge — using Antelope Audio’s Isochrone 10M Atomic Clock, a pair of OCX-V Master Clocks and an Eclipse 384 converter.