Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017

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  • Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface
  • 12 Class-A Microphone Preamps
  • 64-Bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA Conversion
  • FPGA HArdware-Based Vintage FX

Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017

The Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017 is a premium-grade Thunderbolt and USB studio interface featuring 12 high-quality mic preamps and 64-bit acoustically focused clocking. The Orion Studio 2017 edition delivers exceptional audio fidelity thanks to the 24-bit, 192kHz AD/DA conversion. When used via Thunderbolt, the Orion Studio Rev. 2017 includes 32 channels, with 23 channels on USB for zero-latency audio streaming. The 12 Class-A microphone preamps feature combination inputs for Hi-Z, mic and line equipment; all equipped with Phantom Power. The Antelope Audio Orion 2017 also includes hardware-based, FPGA powered effects for guitar amp modelling, making it one of the most versatile interfaces on the market.

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Premium-Grade AD/DA Conversion

The Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017 is a powerful audio interface for both Thunderbolt and USB enabled devices. This 2017 revision of the renowned Orion Studio interface features a range of improvements including brand new AD converters, raising the interfaces dynamic range to the industry best at 124dB. The 24-bit/192kHz AD converters deliver superior low latency performance and exceptional audio fidelity when it comes to recording. The high-resolution audio will capture every nuance of your source material, retaining its natural harmonics.

12 Class-A Microphone Preamps

12 Class-A microphone preamps are now included in this revised version of the Orion Studio. The Class-A microphone preamps are designed to deliver crystal clear recordings every time. The combination XLR inputs can record mic, line and Hi-Z compatible equipment, ideal for both instruments and microphones. Each channel features built-in Phantom Power for used with condenser microphones, ideal for studio-grade recordings. The microphone preamps are designed specifically for the Orion Studio Rev. 2017 to deliver stellar audio quality every time.

Thunderbolt & USB Connectivity

The Orion Studio 2017 edition features 32 channels of audio via Thunderbolt and 24 via USB connectivity. The superior ultra-low latency performance and custom FPGA allows you to create and stream multiple complex mixes and process audio with ease. Its huge parallel processing capabilities far surpass DSP chips used in similar interfaces. The smart algorithms, oversampling custom tweaked models, the FPGA provides the lowest latency performance possible, giving you the ability to create up to four intendent, zero latency mixes at once.

Real-Time Hardware-Based FX

In addition to the ultra-low latency, the custom FPGA is also used for processing real-time vintage FX. The Orion Studio is jam-packed with premium-grade effects ranging from vintage-style compression models to modern-day EQ models and more. The new 2017 version now features 4 new compressor models, as well as the ability to open up to 32 compressors at once. The Antleope Audio FX can be used for real-time tracking, monitoring and more. It can also be easily routed to your DAW, allowing you to mix directly in software using the interface. The premium-grade FX range from guitar amp and cab simulation to compressors, EQs and more.

Expansive Control

Orion Studio 2017 Rev. 2017 boasts an exciting new approach to control, with the new Full Session Saving function. This allows you to quick save and even share routing, monitoring and FX settings for quick and easy recall. This is designed to improve workflow drastically, allowing you to easily exchange the data between studio facilities with Antelope Audio gear. The recently added Alternative Matrix View offers a detailed alternative to classic Antelope drag and drop Routing. An intuitive iOS / Android mobile app further expand your control by granting full mic Pres control from a smartphone or tablet.

Design & Connectivity

The sleek and robust design of the Antelope Audio features a brand-new Carbon Grey front-panel faceplate. Its highly robust design is rack-mountable, requiring only 1U of rack space. Two pairs of monitoring outputs, 16 analog outs, 2 preamp outputs, 16 channels I/O via ADAT and 2 channels I/O on S/PDIF, give you all the connectivity you need to link the interface to any other equipment.

Included List of Antelope Vintage FX Models

Orion Studio 2017 comes with a full yet ever expanding list of Antelope Vintage FX models:

  • EQUALIZER LEGENDS: VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-STU 169, VEQ-STU 900, VEQ HA32C, BAE 1023, BAE 1084, NEU-W492, NEU-W495, VEQ-4K Black, VEQ-4k Brown, VEQ-4K Pink, VEQ-4K Orange, BAE-1073, VEQ-HLF, VEQ – 1A, VMEQ-5, LANG PEQ2, VEQ-55A, UK-69, NEU-PEV, INTEGRATED EQ
  • VINTAGE COMPRESSORS: X160, Tube176, X903, Gyratec X, Grove Hill Liverpool, ANTELOPE FEEDFORWARD COMPRESSOR, FET-A76
  • AURAVERB™: New Reverb Leveraging Unique Algorithms and Proprietary FPGA Chip for “Smooth and Clear” Sound
  • Cabinets: Darkface 65 2x12, Top30 2x12, Green 2x12, Vintage 4x12, Green 4x12, Caliper50 1x10, Clst 1x12, England4x12, Modern 4x12, Bluelux 1x12.
  • Guitar Amps: Darkface 65 US, Top32 UK, Modern US, Plexi 59 UK, Rock 22.10 UK, Rock 75 UK, Marcus II US, Tweed, Deluxe US, Overange 120 UK, BurnSphere DE. Mics: California121 Ribbon, Austria Gold 414, American57, German FET87


  • Revised 2017 edition of Antelope Audio’s renowned Orion Studio audio interface
  • Free integrated FPGA-based effects modelling legendary vintage gear
  • 5 compressor models added, now 40+ FPGA FX
  • 32 channels via Thunderbolt and 24 on USB
  • Zero-latency audio streaming
  • 12 Class-A microphone preamps
  • Hi-Z, mic & line compatible preamps with built-in Phantom Power
  • 64-Bit acoustically focused clocking
  • AD/DA enhanced by world-renowned jitter management algorithm
  • 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion
  • FPGA hardware-based vintage FX
  • Expansive control with iOS/Android mobile app