Antelope MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp & Orion Studio Multichannel Interface Bundle

Antelope MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp & Orion Studio Multichannel Interface Bundle

Antelope MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp & Orion Studio Multichannel Interface Bundle

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Antelope MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp & Orion Studio Multichannel Interface Bundle

Antelope MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp & Orion Studio Multichannel Interface Bundle

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  • Includes Orion Studio & MP8d
  • 20 Class A Mic Preamps Across Both Units
  • 6 Hi-Z Inputs Across Both Units
  • 32 Channels of AD/DA Conversion
  • Handles Audio up to 24-Bit/192 kHz
  • 3 Headphone Outs Across Both Units
  • 2 ReAmp Outs & Inserts
  • Supports USB, ADAT, S/PDIF & Thunderbolt
  • 64-Bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • Hardware Emulations & Control Software
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  • 1Description

The MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp & Orion Studio Multichannel Interface Bundle is designed to provide you two congruent Antelope products in one convenient kit. The Orion Studio provides conversion and clocking-capabilities in interface form, thereby allowing you to record and mix multichannel audio, either on the go or in your own studio. This unit supplies a total of 12 inputs in mic/line-level and Hi-Z configurations. Additionally, it can facilitate 32 channels of conversion via Thunderbolt or 24 channels via USB—giving you low-latency audio in either case.

The MP8d, on the other hand, provides eight additional class-A microphone preamps, as well as two additional 1/4" Hi-Z inputs to add to the Orion Studio's arsenal. Line-level output from the MP8d can be routed via D-Sub connections straight to the Orion Studio, though both units can also communicate with each other—as well as with your computer—by means of various digital I/Os, including ADAT, S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and more. Both units also offer Antelope-style clocking powered by 64-bit AFC technology to handle jitter. 

These units, combined, give you a plethora of analog and digital inputs, all handled with Antelope's well-regarded clocking technology. 

  • Orion Studio Multichannel Interface

    Featuring USB and Thunderbolt connections, twelve class-A mic preamps, and multiple output connection points, the Orion Studio is designed to provide Antelope's signature conversion and clocking capabilities in interface form, thereby allowing you to record and mix multi-channel audio either on the go or in your own studio. Hi-Z, mic, and line inputs abound, and the interface can facilitate 32 channels of conversion via Thunderbolt or 24 channels via USB—giving you low-latency audio in either case.

    The Orion Studio also features ADAT and S/PDIF digital connection points, as well as BNC jacks providing wordclock I/Os. Indeed, this unit offers Antelope-style clocking powered by 64-bit AFC technology to handle jitter. Turning your attention to its form-factor, notice how the Orion Studio fits all of these features into a single RU of rackspace. Additionally, the unit includes a digital control system; compatible with OS X and Windows operating systems, this software offers user-friendly manipulation over the interface's various controls.

    Class-A Mic Pres
    The Orion Studio provides twelve Class-A Mic Pres, as well as combination jacks which handle both XLR and 1/4" sound sources.
    Guitar Interface
    In partnership with Overloud, the Orion Studio offers integrated amp and cabinet simulations both vintage and contemporary in sound. The hardware-based FPGA effects allow guitarists to experiment with multiple speaker configurations, mic placement and EQ settings—all with low-latency.
    Low Latency
    Orion Studio utilizes a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) device to offer parallel processing capabilities and providing low-latency possible whilst utilizing Antelope's included audio effects.
    Remote App Support
    Orion Studio provides an iOS / Android mobile app that can control the unit's mic pres and other parameters from a smartphone or tablet.
    Vintage FX Bundle
    The Orion Studio offers its own emulations of legendary hardware pieces, such as the Pultec EQ. An AuraVerb reverb module is also included.
    Monitoring Options
    Orion Studio can allow you to create up to four independent, zero-latency mixes. These can be assigned to any output—including the two separate headphone outs. With this interface, musicians and engineers alike can monitor a session in their preferred manner. Control and switching among two pairs of monitors and both headphone outputs is handled in the digital control panel.
    Full Complement of Connections
    This device, and its digital control panel, works with most DAWs, be they OS X- or Windows-based. A variety of digital and analog I/Os—combined with its routing matrix—render the device conveniently interconnectable with various kinds outboard gear. Orion Studio offers two pairs of monitoring outputs, 16 analog outs, two reamp outputs, plus 16 channels I/O via ADAT and 2 channels I/O on S/PDIF.
    UPC: 853744004335
  • MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier with A/D Conversion

    The Antelope MP8d is an 8-channel class-A microphone preamplifier with A/D conversion. It features XLR/TRS combo connectors, which accept both microphone and line level signals. The channel 1 and 2 TRS Hi-Z inputs are located on the front panel along with a headphone jack and volume rotary controls. You can connect this unit to an outboard gear via inserts on the rear panel. Line level microphone signals can be directly output to the Orion32 and Zen Studio audio interfaces via the D-Sub connector. It also features S/PDIF, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, ADAT, and MADI digital connections for extended compatibility and allow for both easy connection to other outboard gear or DAW.

    MP8d's intuitive user interface with color-coded drag and drop signal routing, multiple mixers, and powerful DSP engine with on-board effects, makes it flexible and suited for various recording applications. Programmable presets allow for easy and fast recall of preferred configurations, while aluminum knobs on the front panel provide precise microphone gain adjustment in real-time.

    Eight class-A microphone preamps with individual phantom power
    Two Hi-Z instrument inputs
    Eight channels of direct microphone output on DB25
    Eight channels of Antelope audio precise A/D conversion technology
    An individually assignable stereo headphone output
    MADI, ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and TOSLINK digital outputs
    Offers flexible routing and mixing with low latency custom DSP effects
    64-bit clocking with atomic input
    Oven-controlled oscillator for clocking stability
    Two word clock outputs and one word clock input
    Five presets for quick and easy recall of setups
    UPC: 853744004304
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • DC Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • USB Cable
  • AC Power Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Orion Studio Multichannel Interface
    Analog Inputs 4 x mic / line-instrument XLR combo inputs on front panel
    8 x mic / line XLR combo inputs on rear panel
    2 x 1/4" TRS inputs for inserts
    Analog Outputs 16 x lines on 2 x DB25
    4 x 1/4" TRS monitor outputs (grouped in stereo, only one active at a time)
    2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone outputs
    2 x 1/4" TRS outputs for instrument re-amping
    Mic Preamps Gain: 0, 10 to 65 dB
    THD + N: -108 dB
    Digital Inputs 2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
    1 x S/PDIF
    Digital Outputs 2 x ADAT
    1 x S/PDIF
    USB 2.0 hi-speed (data stream up to 480 Mb/192 kHz, 24-channel I/O, Type B)
    Wordclock I/O 1 x BNC input, 75 Ohms, 3 V p-p, 32 to 192 kHz
    1 x BNC output, 75 Ohms, 3 V p-p, 32 to 192 kHz
    Thunderbolt 1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels
    A/D and D/A Conversion Monitor D/A
    Dynamic Range: 129 dB
    THD + N: -108 dB

    D/A:
    Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    THD + N: -107 dB

    A/D:
    Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    THD + N: -110 dB
    Clocking System 4th generation acoustically focused clocking
    64-bit DDS
    Oven-controlled crystal oscillator
    Clocking Stability < ±0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 148.1°F / 64.5°C
    Clock Aging < 1 ppm per year
    Calibration < ±0.001 ppm
    Sample Rates 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
    Windows System Requirements Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    Intel or AMD equivalent CPU, 2.0 GHz
    4 GB RAM
    512 MB of drive space
    Mac System Requirements OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
    4 GB Ram
    512 MB of drive space
    Dimensions and Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 13.75 x 4.25"
  • MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier with A/D Conversion
    Analog Inputs 8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear panel
    2 x Hi-Z (instrument) inputs on TRS on the front panel (inputs 1, 2)
    Analog Inserts: 2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1, 2)
    Analog Outputs 8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
    1 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (2 channels)
    Digital Input 1 x MADI
    Digital Outputs 1 x MADI
    2 x ADAT
    1 x S/PDIF
    1 x TOSLINK
    1 x AES/EBU on DB9 (breaks down to 4 x XLR connectors, cable not included)
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Type B, only for control
    Clock Atomic Clock: 1 x 10 MHz input @ 75 Ohms 1 Vpp on BNC
    Word Clock 1 x Input @ 75 ohms 3 Vpp on BNC 32 to 192 kHz
    2 x Output @ 75 ohms 3 Vpp on BNC 32 to 192 kHz
    Mic Preamps EIN 129 dB
    A/D Converter Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    THD+N: 110 dB
    Clocking System 4th generation acoustically-focused clocking
    64-bit DDS oven-controlled crystal oscillator
    Clocking Stability <±0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 148.1°F (64.5°C)
    Clock Aging: <1 ppm per year
    Calibration: <±0.001 ppm
    Sample Rates 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    Power Supply Universal input
    95 to 245 VAC, 20 W, maximum
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.00 x 1.75 x 9.10" (48.30 x 4.40 x 23.00 cm)
    Weight Approximately 7.28 lb (3.30 kg)

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