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Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core with Free Edge Solo and Plug-ins

Thunderbolt 3 and USB audio interface built around the future-proof Synergy Core FX processing platform with 6 DSP + 2 FPGA chips and 12 discrete preamps - includes free Edge Solo Modeling Microphone, Bitwig Studio 4 software, Big 15 FX bundle, and afx2daw Bridge plug-in

Product Description

The Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core is a cutting-edge Thunderbolt 3 and USB interface with 12 all-discrete preamps and unparalleled DSP power. With Antelope’s groundbreaking Synergy Core FX and renowned FPGA professing, the Orion Studio Synergy Core is a world-class recording and mixing studio in a compact, rack mountable solution.


BITWIG STUDIO DAW SOFTWARE (INCLUDED FREE)

Bitwig Studio inspires you to take greater control of your music, giving you access to every aspect of your production. Streamline your creative process and quickly evolve your ideas into complete songs, tracks, and compositions. Record and arrange, improvise and perform, or do it all at once. Welcome to the next generation of music creation and performance software.

FEATURES:

  • High-performance audio software, with full multicore and multiprocessor support
  • ASIO, Core Audio, and JACK support including JACK transport on all platforms
  • 32-bit floating point audio processing, up to 192 kHz audio sample rate
  • Scalable vector-based GUI
  • Audio-, instrument-, hybrid tracks: unlimited
  • Effect tracks: unlimited
  • Group tracks (with groups in groups): unlimited
  • Scenes: unlimited
  • VST plug-ins (with side-chain support, 32-/64-bit bridging, delay compensation, and crash protection): unlimited
  • VST plug-in multi-out
  • Audio comping

EDGE SOLO MODELING MICROPHONE (INCLUDED FREE)

The Antelope Audio Edge Solo is a large diaphragm condenser microphone, with a cardioid pickup pattern, that delivers clean and natural recordings with any interface or preamp. The microphone is designed for the artist/engineer who needs one solution for numerous situations and applications. In addition to the high-performance hardware, Antelope Audio has developed a proprietary Modeling Engine that adds advanced tone-shaping to the microphone’s own pristine sound. The 18 different mic emulations make this a highly adaptive and effective recording tool - suitable for home- and professional-studio recordings of vocals, acoustic instruments, guitar & bass cabs, as well as drums & percussion.

BIG 15 FX BUNDLE (INCLUDED FREE)

  • Diode 609 (Diode-bridge Compressor)
  • BBD-Chorus (Bucket Brigade Chorus)
  • V12 Chorus (Multi-Voice Stereo Chorus)
  • Impresser (Stereo Knee Compressor/Limiter)
  • BAE-1073MP (Mic / Line Preamp)
  • VEQ-HA32C (4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF)
  • UK-69 (3-Band EQ / HPF)
  • VEQ-55B (4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF)
  • Gyratec XIV (Stereo Passive Tube Equalizer)
  • Memory Cat Brigade (Bucket Brigade Delay)
  • Marble White AutoWa (Guitar Pedal)
  • Vari-Speed Tremolo (Tremolo)
  • Space Flanger (Flanger)
  • Filtek MK3 (3-Band EQ / HPF / LPF)
  • Blonder Tongue Audio Baton (Tube Graphic Equalizer)

AFX2DAW (INCLUDED FREE)

afx2daw is a software bridge plug-in that allows you to take advantage of the unique sound of the Synergy Core or FPGA effects of your Antelope Audio interface – with the convenience of native plug-ins within your DAW. With all processing done inside your interface, afx2daw gives you the ability to mix and master with your favorite effects in real-time, with no complicated routing needed.

Synergy Core is an effects processing platform unlike any other. The unmistakable sounds of the Synergy Core effects have their roots in FPGA modeling which is still part of the platform. However, capturing the magic of analog hardware comes with the limitations of traditional analog mixing and its routing complexities. With afx2daw emulating the native digital workflow, you get to keep the vintage analog sound in your DAW session.

The Synergy Core technology is designed to be an autonomous hardware processor that offloads not just a part, but 100% of the effects processing to the interface. With afx2daw transferring control to the DAW, you process audio in real-time just like when using the actual analog effects models.


EXPANDABLE FX LIBRARY

The Orion Studio Synergy Core utilizes the newly-pioneered Synergy Core FX processing platform, which helps free up CPU to improve system stability and enables lower buffer sizes with minimal latency. Equipped with six ARM-based DSP processors and two proprietary Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips, the Orion Studio Synergy Core offers staggering signal processing power. Load up to 32 FX channel strips with 8 FX slots each for a maximum of 256 FX instances.

The Orion Studio Synergy Core comes bundled with a comprehensive collection of 50 real-time studio effects, meticulously modeled after classic analog hardware. Instantly add vintage vibe to your tracks with legendary studio compressors, EQs, mic pres, guitar amps and more. And with the AFX2DAW plug-in, you can use Synergy Core effects as inserts inside your favorite DAW.

HEAR THE TRUTH

Compatible with Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 2 and USB 2, the Orion Studio Synergy Core offers lightning-fast connectivity with any DAW on Windows or Mac machines. Stack your channels with powerful effects with no fear of your session crashing. And with Antelope’s Latency-Free Direct Monitoring technology, you can create complex monitor mixes using four digital mixers with up to 32 assignable inputs.

IMMENSE FLEXIBILITY

Capture performances with pristine sound quality using 12 discrete transistor preamps—perfectly tuned to compliment Antelope’s Edge and Verge modeling microphones. Combined with the Orion Studio Synergy Core’s Accusonic 3D modeling engine, you can emulate dozens of rare and classic studio microphones.

All 12 preamps also include Antelope’s Direct-In feature, which lets you bypass preamp controls and record directly into audiophile-grade DAC, capable of up to 192 kHz sample rates and 130 dB dynamic range. And with four Hi-Z inputs and purpose-built ReAmp outputs, Orion Studio Synergy Core is a guitarist’s dream interface.

Connect to your favorite analog and digital studio equipment using 16 line outputs via DB25, as well as S/PDIF and ADAT connections. And with Antelope’s legendary atomic clocking and proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management algorithm, you can always count on crystal-clear, artifact-free audio.

A routing matrix serves as a digital patch bay, giving flexibility to demanding studios willing to save time by routing any audio signal anywhere.

FEATURES:

  • Rack-mount Thunderbolt 3 & USB audio interface with 12 Discrete mic preamps
  • Synergy Core processing platform with 2 FPGA + 6 DSP chips
  • 2 pairs of monitor outputs run concurrently or in A/B mode with 130 dB dynamic range
  • 30 simultaneous inputs x 22 simultaneous outputs
  • DC-coupled I/O for CV control of analog modular synths
  • Hand-built in Europe to be your pro studio's centerpiece for years to come

REAL-TIME EFFECTS INCLUDED:

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX (Tube Mic Preamp)
  • VCA160 (Compressor / Limiter)
  • Stay-Levin (Tube Compression Amplifier)
  • FET-A76 (FET Compressor)
  • X903 (Compressor / Limiter)
  • PowerFFC (Compressor)
  • VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
  • BA-31 (Vintage Mic Preamp)
  • ALT-436C (Tube Compressor Amplifier)
  • FET-A78 (FET Compressor Limiter)
  • SMT-100A (Tube Leveling Amplifier)
  • VEQ-1A (Tube Equalizer)
  • VMEQ-5 (Tube Mid-Range Equalizer)
  • BAE-1023 (3-band Vintage EQ)
  • NEU-PEV (Passive Vintage EQ)
  • NEU-W492 (5-band Vintage EQ)
  • NEU-W495 (3-band Vintage Mastering EQ)
  • VEQ-4K BROWN (Legendary Vintage EQ)
  • VEQ-4K ORANGE (Legendary Vintage EQ)
  • VEQ-4K PINK (Legendary Vintage EQ)
  • VEQ-STU 089 (Vintage EQ)
  • VEQ-STU 169 (Vintage EQ)
  • VEQ-STU 900 (Vintage EQ)
  • Clear Q (Parametric EQ)
  • Auraverb (Reverb)
  • Power EX (Expander)
  • Power Gate (Gate)
  • Master De-Esser (De-Esser)
  • Plexi 59 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Top30 (UK) Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Tweed Deluxe (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Overange 120 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • BurnSphere (DE) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Marcus II (US) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Modern (US) CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 75 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 22.10 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Top30 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Modern 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Green 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Vintage 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Green 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Caliper 50 1x10 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Bluelux 1x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Clst 1x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • England 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Bass Tube 1x15 (Guitar Cabinet)

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Package ContentsOrion Studio Synergy Core interface, Quick Start Guide, power supply unit, USB cable, warranty card plus Edge Solo Modeling Microphone, Bitwig Studio 4 software, Big 15 FX bundle, and afx2daw Bridge plug-in
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces1u
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, BNC, Digital RCA, Optical, XLR Combo Jack TRS
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Analog DB25, BNC, Digital RCA, Optical
Computer ConnectionThunderbolt 3, USB
Clock I/OIn, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz
Digital FormatADAT, S/PDIF

Product Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars.
Review Count (16)

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I continue to be blown away by the sound quality of the Orion. Words can't really express it—I encourage you to try one if you're interested. The quality and I/O can't be beat at this price and the plugins aren't bad either. I like tracking with a little eq and compression. Great piece, glad I made the upgrade.

By Phil H on September 13, 2021

I have been an Antelope user for a few years, my previous interface was an Orion Studio HD which I loved, the newer version which is this one Orion Studio Synergy Core is fantastic! Not only the FX's are superb, but it also added support for 8 more channels through ADAT which is great! Awesome job Antelope!

By Marco B on June 17, 2021

Just got this all running and let me say I am not disappointed in the least. The options available on this beast are unreal.
Im sure anyone reading this already knows antelope has top notch clocking, the ad conversion is amazing.
The pres are clean and have plenty of gain. Options for direct were a must for me with external HW pres, no worry about the antelope pre coloring the sound.
The software package is a bit daunting on first view but if you read the manual and watch the videos BEFORE you start turning knobs and pushing buttons I found it relatively easy to use and extremely powerful. The multng feature alone is worth every penny, you can record multiple versions of the same inst with ease. (i.e. with plugs without plugs, with hardware, all off one input.)
My install was a breeze but once again I did watch some videos that antelope provides and was careful about fallowing all the instructions. I highly recommend this, if you were going to have trouble with this unit my guess would be installation related.
And last but certainly not least, VK has gained a new client for life with me by over performing on every aspect of the sale. I had ordered the unit and the standard ship times we're not going to work. I called and immediately they jumped into action to get my needs meet. I received the product the very next day and couldn't be happier with the service. Thank You Mark and the VK team for being awesome!

By Virgil on January 1, 2021

Next Level! I've made records with and for many artists over the years but since I purchased my Orion Studio Synergy Core my recordings and Mixes have gone to the next level! Using the AFX2DAW plugings has upgraded my whole workflow. Not only do they sound amazing but using the built-in DSP has allowed my large mixes to flow seamlessly and creatively. Add to that the Edge Duo microphone and it's incredible modeling. I'm set for the next level!

By Keath on November 30, 2020

The Orion sounds great, the only reason for 4 stars is the software is not easy to install, you have to get your head around it, then it makes sense,be prepared to call tech support, BUT it is a great sounding interface with very flexible routing,I'm using it with a SSL Six mixer, so the 16 outputs and the SSL make for great summing and as a high end Monitor control solution, very happy with the setup

By Lockett P on October 29, 2020

Phenomenal Product. One of the most versatile interfaces I've ever worked with. So unique and useful to have 12 pre's in one rack space and have availability of those extra channels without hooking up extra gear. Sounds amazing and the possibilities are endless once you get a hang of the routing matrix. Top notch modeling on the plugins and mic emulations if you pair with and Edge or Verge Mic.

By Jon on October 6, 2020

Getting everything registered was easy with the help of the YouTube video, installing the drivers was easy too (once I realized the launcher will install the most recent USB and TB drivers for you). Of course, the sound is amazing, and the features are unbeatable. The AFX sound really nice and having the processing be outboard is super helpful on big sessions. I am extremely satisfied with the Orion Studio Synergy Core!

By Cameron J on October 5, 2020

Thank you, Bill.

By BIL - on September 23, 2020

The Orion Studio Synergy Core is my second Anyelope purchase in almost five years. My first was the Goliath (silver). The added functionality of Synergy Core is a huge plus. I purchased the AFX2DAW and had zero problems downloading, installing, and instantiating plugins. This is a great feature as the effects all sound fabulous. I bought the Orion Studio Synergy Core mostly because I felt the need to extend my input channel count. After three or four years, my Goliath still presents no negative issues. However, having needed more analog inputs, the added ability to use AFX2DAW, the smaller and more portable form factor, and the beautiful sonic properties of Antelope gear, I made a decision to purchase the OS SC because it "ticks” all of my boxes.

Customer service with both Antelope and Vintage King (before and after the sale) are second to none. My experiences over several years, has been a positive with both companies !

If one is considering a first time interface, I think I can safely say, you will have zero buyers remorse. If one is looking to upgrade their older Antelope purchase, I feel confident that you will find the addition of DSP to the already immaculate FPGA plugins to be a feature which you find to be very rewarding.

A shout out to Dan Ackerman ! His service, dedication to making the customer happy, and knowledge are indeed a credit to Vintage King. Thank You Dan for all of your help !

By Harpstack on July 4, 2020

Hey all, my name is Chris Soul, I have been an accredited producer/engineer for a long time, and literally, these Antelope interfaces are the best sounding interfaces I have ever used. Period. Hands down. As soon as I raised my monitor volume for the first time, I could hear the difference. It was immediate. The difference from my old interfaces was almost mystical. I am currently leaning toward there being some type of voodoo involved somewhere here. Or "voodoo like” things going on. I am literally amazed by them so far. Well, the antelope difference? It's major. And it's one thing above all else for sure. The clock. It is the clock that separates the quality of interfaces on the highest of levels in the music process. I am getting my feet wet with the plug ins, I have been VERY happy so far! For this studio upgrade I got the Orion Synergy Core and the Discrete 8 Synergy Core. Double the plug ins!!!! I could not be happier with going with Antelope for this upgrade!🤛🏼💥

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By Soul on June 29, 2020

Have owned an Orion Studio 32+ for a few years and have been really happy with it. Chose the Orion Studio Synergy Core for my mobile rig. Have had it about two months and it's been rock solid via Thunderbolt on Windows 10 1909. Very stable at even the lowest buffer sizes. Sounds great as expected.

By PW on June 12, 2020

After owning most of the other brands I have replaced them with the Antelope Audio Synergy line of converters.
We are all aware of the clocking quality but the stability of the sound is second to none. . . . . . .

With the added benefit of the FPGA plugin chip quality, and off loaded cpu power I am now willing to start selling my outboard gear. . . . .

With assistance from Jeff Ehrenberg and his expertiese with World Class Studios I have converted our studio to Antelope. . . . .

By StudioRecording on June 11, 2020

Best AD/DA conversion on the market. And with the internal mixer and DSP I am no longer bound by HD. I love this unit. Also Antelope Audio has the best customer service. They really care!

Brandon David
FatToneStudio
Grammy Nominated

By Brandon on June 9, 2020

First let me start by saying I love this unit. As a producer it gives me great flexibility and all the ins and outs I need. The sound quality is top notch. I sole my Universal X16 to purchase this unit. There are several things that Antelope NAILED on this unit and in my opinion, a few misses (most likely due to technical constraints). Lets started with the nailed. The combo inputs allows me to plug my keyboards right into the unit without the need for an expensive DB25 cable! The db25 outputs allow me to go right into my summing mixer nice and neat!! I LOVE that. Initially I had an issue with the user interface, but then I realized what antelope was attempting to do was emulate how an engineer would PATCH analog hardware in the real world. This is the reason for the colors and all that. In the real world you have patch bays that are labeled with different colors etc. Once I grasped that concept, I was good to go. I love the ability to be able to route any in to any out, BUT I do have an issue with IF I route an analog in to an analog out, the signals will pass thru the converters. I understand that this is the only way to utilize the FGPA plug-ins, BUT I would like the option to go analog to analog bypassing all digital stages. I love the insert jacks on the back of the unit for front inputs 1&2, HOWEVER you cannot use the inserts and mic emulations on input 1&2. that would be nice but that a small issue. A workaround is simple to jus use the AFX2DAW after the vocal is down which is probably a better method anyway. The sound of the unit and the plug ins can't be touched. I feel this unit is far better than anything Universal Audio has and it feels more professional. Antelope tech support are amazing and always willing to help. So far I have a 10M atomic clock (worth every single penny) Pure 2, Edge Duo and the Orion Studio Synergy. Soon I will be investing in the Amari.

By Jerry on March 4, 2020

This piece of hardware has a bunch of great features that you get on top of just a great sounding interface. The converters sound fantastic and the d-sub 16 outs work perfectly with my summing mixer (SSL X-Desk). The guitar/instrument inputs and re-amp outs are very convenient. Getting 12 great sounding mic preamps (fantastic for tracking drums) combined with the quality of the converters, for this price made this thing a "no-brainer” purchase and I have not regretted it. Also, the plugins that come with it are extremely useful and kind of icing on the cake! I had a little bit of trouble setting them up (be prepared to pay $195 to buy the AFX2DAW in order to get the plugins working inside your DAW) but I got great help from their customer service, another sign of a great company - thanks Antelope!

By Ed on November 12, 2019

This is an amazing interface !! Sounds really good and is very complete !! Plenty of options , lots of connectivity . Works great on my old Mac Pro via usb and works even better with my Mac book pro via thunderbolt . Thank you Antelope

By Franco c on November 8, 2019

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