— AuraVerb’s 24 Custom Presets Designed by Five-Time GRAMMY Award Winner
Brian Vibberts; Software Free for Zen Studio Owners and Bundled with Upcoming Products —
Santa Monica, Calif., October 7, 2015 — Leading professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio introduces its first reverb, AuraVerb. The new software-based reverb leverages Zen Studio’s powerful 64-bit DSP chip, residing on the internal FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) and a unique algorithm designed by Antelope’s founder Igor Levin and a group of talented mathematicians within the company. AuraVerb comes for free for all current and future Zen Studio owners with a simple firmware update and is fully compatible with other upcoming Antelope Audio products.
AuraVerb provides color and richness using a simple new approach via a unique algorithm. The reverb features eight different controls including a ‘color’ parameter to create everything between darkened textures to a brighter, sizzling presence; and a ‘Richness’ parameter that controls the reverb density compared with the source audio, the AuraVerb is capable of producing a wide range of authentic sonic landscapes.
— As Antelope Prepares to Unveil Significant New Products for AES, Company is Recognized in Amplification, Computer Audio and Microphone Preamplifiers Categories —
Anaheim, CA, September 24, 2015 — Leading professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio announced that its products have captured nominations in three separate categories for the 31st Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. Its Satori monitoring controller, Pure2 two-channel converter/master clock and MP32 32-channel analog preamplifier have received nominations in Amplification Hardware, Computer Audio Hardware and Microphone Preamplifiers categories, respectfully. The nominations precede several new product announcements Antelope will unveil during this year’s AES Convention to be held in New York City next month.
— Pure2 Mastering AD/DA Converter & Clock Finds a New Home in Brauer’s Rack Following Stringent ‘Audio Taste Test’ —
New York City, September 10, 2015 — If you ask multiple GRAMMY Award winning mix engineer Michael Brauer what the most indispensable piece of gear in his studio is, he’s unlikely to start rattling off names and model numbers of expensive preamplifiers, compressors, analog consoles or other equipment. Instead, he will almost without hesitation point to his ears. After getting his start at MediaSound Studios in 1976, one of the first things he learned is that perception is reality — and that ‘trusting your ears’ is far more important than equipment specifications, brand reputation or marketing hyperbole.
While it may sound cliche, this approach of ‘trusting your ears’ is at the core of everything Brauer does —whether it is choosing a new piece of equipment for his studio, upgrading his monitoring system or mixing a GRAMMY Award winning album for Coldplay. While Brauer is a New Yorker through and through, he is known for possessing a certain Missourian ‘show me’ cynicism when it comes to adding new gear to his rack set up.
This year, when Antelope Audio introduced its Pure2, Brauer was among the first to acquire the unit, following a ‘blind audio taste test.’ While he was already a happy user of Antelope’s renowned Trinity / 10M combination, Brauer displayed a healthy skepticism when Antelope approached him to try the Pure2. The manufacturer was given no incumbent bias or advantage, despite having been a friend of Antelope for many years. Continue reading →
— The One-Two Punch of World Class Clocking and Pristine I/O Enables Schick to Take High-End Mastering Rig Wherever Duty Calls —
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.
— Orion32 is the Cornerstone of Tori Kelly’s Playback System On Tour, as Antelope Audio Hosts Exclusive YouTube Rehearsal Session Featuring Antelope Ecosystem of Products —
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.”
— Antelope Audio’s Stellar Clocking and Conversion Take This High-Tech One-Man-Band to Celestial Heights on End of an Empire —
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.
— Booth Demonstrations will Showcase the Antelope Ecosystem: Orion32, MP32, Pure2 and Satori with R4S Remote Control, as well as This Year’s Top Seller Zen Studio, and the Company’s Latest Mic Pre – MP8d —
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.
— With Premium Quality AD/DA Conversion and Commercial Studio Grade Mic Pres, Antelope’s Zen Studio Proves to Be the Perfect Companion for Poolside Production —
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 Brings Extensive Feature Set and Uncompromising Quality to Both Live and Studio Applications — at an Unprecedented Price Point —
Fort Wayne, IN, June 3, 2015 — Leading professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio announced that its widely anticipated Pure2 mastering-grade 24/192 kHz AD/DA stereo converter and master clock, which is now shipping and priced at $2,195, will be demonstrated during the 14th annual Gearfest, to be held on June 12 and 13 at Sweetwater Sound’s headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN.
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.
— MP8d Follows Successes of Zen Studio and MP32 mic preamp, Firmly Establishing Exceptional Quality of Antelope Audio’s Mic Pre Design Capabilities —
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.