Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD Gen 3 USB Audio Interface
The Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD Gen 3 is a HDX/USB 3.0 audio interface capable of zero-latency monitoring, pristine AD/DA conversion, and onboard DSP for over 37 real-time effects. Equipped with new mastering-grade converters and an improved dynamic range, the next generation of Orion interfaces is better than ever. The A/D converters provide 124 dB dynamic range and the D/A 129 dB up from 120 dB on both. The Gen 3 version also features a gorgeous Carbon Grey faceplate adorning the front panel.
The Orion 32 HD is more than just an interface—much more. With Orion 32 HD, you get access to the complete collection of Antelope Audio FPGA FX. Dial in world-class tones with 38 plug-ins modeled after classic equalizers, compressor, guitar amplifiers and cabinets, reverbs and more. These low-latency effects are perfect for adding a vintage vibe to tracks while recording or mixing.
Orion 32HD | Gen 3 comes with a massive collection of real-time effects taken from the vast Antelope Audio FPGA FX library.
- EQs: VMEQ-5, VEQ-1A, BAE-1073, VEQ-55A, VEQ-HLF, UK-69, LANG-PEQ2, NEU-PEV, NEU-W492, NEU-W495, VEQ-4K SERIES, BAE 1084, BAE 1023, VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-STU 169, VEQ-STU 900, VEQ-HA32C, VEQ-55B
- Compressors: Antelope FeedForward Compressor, FET-A76, VCA160, x903, Tube176, Gyraf Gyratec X, Grove Hill Liverpool, Stay Levin, ALT-436C, SMT-100A, FET-78A, BA-6A, Tubechild 670, Impresser, BAE 10DCF
- REVERB: Auraverb
- OTHER EFFECTS: Master De-esser, PowerGate, PowerEx
The Orion 32 HD Gen 3 offers open, detailed transients, a deep stereo image, and a crystal-clear high-end. Compatible with any DAW via HDX or USB 3.0, the Orion 32 HD Gen 3 is native-ready. This powerful interface offers 64 channels of streaming in 24-bit/192 kHz. The Orion 32 HD Gen 3 offers open, detailed transients, a deep stereo image, and a crystal-clear high-end.
The Orion 32 HD Gen 3 features a completely revamped DAC topology providing mastering-grade conversion. Capable of handling multiple monitor mixes, the Orion 32 is perfect for dialing in independent headphone mixes for every member of the band.
Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology provides unbeatable clocking accuracy, allowing you to focus on crucial production decisions. Featuring extensive connectivity, pristine AD/DA conversion, and zero-latency monitoring, the Orion 32 HD is the next generation of audio interfaces.
ADVANCED ROUTING CAPABILITIES
With the Orion 32 HD Gen 3 desktop app you can create busses, monitor mixes, and aux sends using the color-coded routing matrix. This intuitive interface is available for Mac and Windows PCs, and can be used to control every parameter on the Orion 32 HD with the click of a button.
- Free, integrated FPGA-based low latency effects modeling legendary studio gear
- Pro Tools HD and Native-compatible
- Streaming of 24-bit, 192 kHz audio via HDX or USB 3.0
- Flawless 4th Generation 64-bit clocking and jitter management
- Additional connectivity on MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF, 8x DB25
- Mastering Grade monitor outputs
- Housed in an efficient “green design” fanless chassis
- Network Control from multiple computers
- macOS and Windows compatible
|Package Contents||Orion 32 HD Gen 3 interface, owner’s manual, warranty card, USB 3.0 cable, and AC power cord|
|Input Connectors||Analog DB25, BNC, Digital RCA, Optical|
|Output Connectors||1/4-inch TRS, Analog DB25, BNC, Digital RCA, Optical|
|Computer Connection||Digilink, Thunderbolt, USB|
|Clock I/O||In, Out|
|Maximum Sampling Rate||192 kHz|
|Digital Format||ADAT, MADI, S/PDIF|
I had been eyeing the Antelope Orion convertor for many years and I finally pulled the trigger. I was really excited that they dropped a USB3 that allowed the full 32 in/out, that way I could fully utilize this with my console. I gotta say, when I first ran audio through it, it was pretty jaw dropping. Getting this converter was the missing piece to get my records sounding like records I fawn over. I have been using this very regularly since April and have had zero audio quality issues with this. The latency in relaxed is virtually unnoticeable when playing guitar through an amp sim in my DAW and when bumped up to extreme low, I feel no latency playing. A+++++ in sound quality.
I have tried out all the included plugins that came with it and am really impressed. I really like being able to patch them into my session like a hardware insert to utilize them. Very pleased. The one ding is the getting the control software to load all the time is hit and miss. I randomly lost my inputs during a recording session and after debugging, I had to reload my saved session settings. Since then, I have gotten in the habit to open the Antelope software, load my default setting then get my session started. Doing that has alleviated many headaches.
I love this unit.
the depth of sound and clarity is amazing. It is like hearing sound for the 1st time. Even my older songs after rendering have a better sound, and stereo image to them. The only thing I do not care for is that the software mixer cannot integrate with a DAW controller. I have used large format consoles for recording for years so this is a VERY big adjustment, and I do not care for it at all. I would love for there to be a couple of improvements in the mixer software to make it a more console like or even DAW like. Channel link that lets faders stay in the positions I choose. independent reverbs and delays would be very nice with additional mic sends for better headphone mixing, as well as the fore mentioned DAW controller integration. This is an incredible product and you will be NOTHING but happy with your purchase!
I bought this interface for analog summing through a 32 channel passive summing box that I've built. I use a pair of Neve 1073 preamps to re-establish the gain level of the sum, bouncing it back to a stereo track. As I'm able to increase the gain output of each stem being spread out through these 32 crystal clear converters, it beautifully adds all the depth, definition and dimension that it is just impossible to attain from ITB mix. I haven't got the time to go much deeper on the FXs, but they do sound great from what I've tried so far.
Designed to allow very complex configuration and routings possibilities, the control panel doesn't seem very friendly to the beginner. Neither does the driver integration with the DAW. But I like it. :-)
If it had a monitor level pot and headphones outputs it would be just too perfect to be true.
Worth every penny invested. SOUNDS AMAZING. I couldn't be happier.
Thanks Jeff Ehrenberg for the magnificent assistance!
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