Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 Multichannel Interface

Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 Thunderbolt/USB Interface and MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp Kit

Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 Thunderbolt/USB Interface and MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp Kit

Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 Thunderbolt/USB Interface and MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp Kit

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Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 Thunderbolt/USB Interface and MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp Kit Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 Multichannel Interface Antelope MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier with A/D Conversion

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  • Includes Orion Studio Rev 2017 Interface
  • Includes MP8d 8-Channel Mic Preamp
  • Up to 32 Channels of AD/DA Conversion
  • 20 x Class-A Mic Preamps Total
  • Supports USB, Thunderbolt, ADAT, S/PDIF
  • Handles Audio up to 24-Bit/192 kHz
  • 64-Bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • Mastering-Grade A/B Monitor Outputs
  • Onboard FPGA FX
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Antelope ORION STUDIO overview

  • 1Description

The Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 Thunderbolt/USB Interface and MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp Kit from B&H allows you to combine the twelve analog inputs of the Orion Studio Rev 2017 with the eight analog inputs of the MP8d. It expands the total analog input channel count to 20 channels (including twenty class-A mic preamps), while providing the world-renowned Antelope audio conversion and 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology for jitter management.


The Orion Studio Rev 2017 delivers low-latency performance with a dynamic range of 124 db. The unit offers Thunderbolt and USB connectivity, twelve class-A mic/line analog inputs, sixteen analog line outs, monitor switching using a mastering-grade monitor D/A, ADAT and S/PIF digital I/O, talkback, four instrument DIs, two transformer re-amp outs, two headphone outs, and wordclock in/out. It also features a full array of real-time FPGA-powered vintage FX.

The MP8d accepts mic and line signals. It is equipped with eight class-A microphone preamps and two 1/4" Hi-Z inputs. The unit supports S/PDIF, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, ADAT and MADI to allow for easy connection to other outboard gear or DAW.

  • Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 Multichannel Interface

    Featuring USB and Thunderbolt connections, twelve class-A mic preamps, and multiple output connection points, the 2015 iteration of the Orion Studio provided Antelope's signature conversion and clocking capabilities in interface form, and thus, allowed you to record and mix multi-channel audio either on the go or in your own studio; the Orion Studio Rev 2017 improves upon the original by increasing the dynamic range of the A/D while simultaneously decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio. Its latency has also been reduced.

    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: 853744004434
  • Antelope 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
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  • 1Description
  • Antelope Orion Studio Rev 2017 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 (up to 16x depending on sample rate)
    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

    Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    THD + N: -107 dB

    Dynamic Range: 124 dB
    THD + N: -112 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
    Voltage 18 VDC
    Power Consumption 25 W, max
    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 (W x H x D) 19 x 1.7 x 8.6" / 48.3 x 4.4 x 22.0 cm
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 13.5 x 4.5"
  • Antelope 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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