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Overview

ALL YOU NEED IN JUST 1U

Orion Studio fits Thunderbolt™ and USB connectivity, 12 mic pres and our renowned clocking in just 1U rack space.

Orion Studio is without a doubt a star in Antelope Audio’s new line of ThunderboltTM & USB audio interfaces. Its 12 Class-A Mic Pres make it the one and only piece of gear you’ll need to record a full band and do it like a pro. Just like Zen Tour and Goliath, Orion Studio features our FPGA powered, hardware-based vintage FX, making it the top choice for professional guitarists on the quest for crafting the perfect tone. This best-selling interface also includes Antelope’s traditionally stunning AD/DA conversion, powered by our very own, world-renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology for jitter management.

Orion Studio

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12 CLASS-A MIC PRES

Hi-Z, mic & line compatible preamps with phantom power

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64-BIT ACOUSTICALLY FOCUSED CLOCKING

AD/DA enhanced by our world-renowned jitter management algorithm

VINTAGE GUITAR FX

Hardware-based, FPGA powered effects for guitar amp modeling

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STUNNING AD/DA

24-bit, 192 kHz audio and Antelope’s signature flawless conversion

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THUNDERBOLT™ & USB

32 channels via Thunderbolt™ and 24 on USB for zero-latency audio streaming

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ADVANCED CONTROL

Control Orion Studio via user-friendly desktop and mobile apps

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DESCRIPTION

ORION STUDIO’S SECRET WEAPON

Custom FPGA will allow you to create and stream multiple complex mixes and process audio with zero latency.

Orion Studio’s secret weapon is the extremely powerful Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) device. Its massive parallel processing capabilities are far ahead of DSP chips used in similar devices. Through smart algorithms, oversampling and custom-tweaked models, the FPGA provides the lowest latency possible, allowing you to create up to four independent, zero latency mixes. Those can be easily assigned to any output including the two separate headphone outs.

…it looks great, sounds fantastic, feels reliable and solid — everything a high end piece of studio gear should be”

Matt Vanacoro, one of New York’s premier musicians, he has collaborated as a keyboardist in studio and on stage with artists such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel Band), Aaron Carter and many more.

PRO GUITAR INTERFACE

Enjoy the true sound of classic guitar amps with Orion Studio’s hardware-based Vintage FX.

Antelope Audio’s custom FPGA makes Orion Studio the #1 audio interface for professional guitarists by being the perfect platform for our integrated vintage and contemporary guitar amp & cab simulations. Developed in collaboration with Overloud they bring precision and audio realism to a whole new level, allowing artists to experiment with multiple speaker configurations, mic placement and EQ settings. Our innovative RealModel technology allows us to vividly rebuild the true sound and behavior of classic analog gear. Playing and recording guitars has never felt so real!

STUDIO CLASSICS IN THE BOX

Orion Studio offers an array of legendary EQ and compressor emulations and AuraVerb.

Thanks to our love for both analog detail and digital perfection you can now access not only legendary guitar amps and cabs, but a plethora of classic studio gear. Through a unique sampling technique for vintage gear modeling we have provided Orion Studio with the finest selection of hardware-quality audio effects, among which legendary EQ and compressor hardware plus our very own and extremely versatile AuraVerb reverb.

… it reacts right away, it shows exactly what you’re doing at the moment, there’s zero latency. And it’s a beautiful thing.”

Michael “Fish” Herring. An accomplished musician, Fish toured the world with artists from the unknown to the legendary. He has also appeared on records for artists such as Mariah Carey, Tupac, Nas, LeAnn Rimes, Siedah Garrett, Celine Dion and other superstars, as his discography continues to grow.

Orion Studio Thunderbolt and USB Studio Interface

ADVANCED REMOTE APPS

Device control as flexible as you can imagine

Orion Studio features an exciting new approach to control, allowing convenient device management from various access points, including multiple computers in the same network. The interface is fully controllable via user-friendly Software Control Panel. An intuitive iOS / Android mobile app gives you even greater freedom by granting full mic pres control from a smartphone or tablet.

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CONNECTIVITY GONE WILD

Orion Studio can work with any DAW on the market via Thunderbolt™ or USB.

Orion Studio’s FPGA powered ThunderboltTM and custom USB guarantee the lowest sound latency on the market. The device’s massive parallel processing capabilities allow fast, simultaneous streaming of multiple audio channels and instant effects processing. Thanks to the variety of digital and analog I/O, combined with the flexible routing matrix the device is easily connectable to various outboard gear.

Orion Studio offers: two pairs of monitoring outputs, 16 analog outs, 2 reamp outputs, plus 16 channels I/O via ADAT and 2 channels I/O on S/PDIF.

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Connectivity

Specifications

    • Analog Inputs

4 x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the front
8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear

    • Analog Inserts

2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)

    • Digital Inputs

2 x ADAT (up to 16 depending on the sample rate)
1 x S/PDIF

    • Analog Outputs

16 x Lines on 2 x DB25 (16 channels Line Out)
2 x Stereo Monitor out on TRS (4 channels, only 1 active pair at a time)
2 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (4 channels)
2 x ReAmp outs on TRS (2 channels)

    • Digital Outputs

2 x ADAT
1 x S/PDIF
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz
24 channels I/O, Type B

    • Word Clock Input

1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz

    • Word Clock Outputs

1 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz

    • Thunderbolt

1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels

    • D/A Monitor Converter

Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB

    • D/A Converter

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

    • 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 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF

    • Clock Aging

< 1 ppm per year

    • Clock Calibration

<+/-0.001 ppm

    • Sample Rates

32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)

    • Mic Pre

Gain: 0,10 – 65 dB
THD + N: -108 dB

Audio interfaces comparison table

 GoliathZen TourOrion StudioOrion 32+Zen StudioOrion 32
GoliathZen TourOrion StudioOrion 32+Zen StudioOrion 32
Analog Inserts2 x Inserts on 1/4" TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)N/A2 x Inserts on 1/4" TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)N/A2 x Inserts on 1/4" TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)N/A
Analog Inputs2 × DB25 (16 channels)
16 × Mic / Line on XLR combos (incl. 4 × Hi-Z)
4 × Hi-Z inputs on 1/4" TRS on front
4 × Mic / Line / Hi-Z on XLR combos
4 × Hi-Z / Line on 1/4" TRS
4 × Mic / Line / Hi-Z on XLR combos
8 × Mic / Line on XLR combos
4 x DB25 (32 channels total), +20 dBu max, 11.2 kOhms1 x DB25 (8 channels)
4 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z on XLR combos on the front
8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
4 x DB25 (32 channels total), +20 dBu max, 11.2 kOhms
Analog Outputs3 × DB25 (24 channels)
2 x Stereo Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS
2 × Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4" TRS
2 × ReAmp outs on 1/4" TRS
1 × DB25 (8 channels)
2 × Stereo Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS (4 channels, only 1 pair active at a time)
2 × Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4" TRS
2 × ReAmp outs on 1/4" TRS
2 × DB25 (16 channels)
2 × Stereo Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS (4 channels, only 1 pair active at a time)
2 × Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4" TRS
2 × ReAmp outs on 1/4" TRS
4 x DB25 (32 channels total), +20dBu, 56 Ohms
2 × Stereo Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS
1 x DB25 (8 channels)
1 x Stereo pair of Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS
2 x Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4" TRS (4 channels)
4 x DB25 (32 channels total), +20 dBu, 56 Ohms
Digital Inputs2 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels each)
2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 × S/PDIF
8 × AES/EBU on DB25 (16 channels)
2 × ADAT optical (up to 16 channels)
1 × S/PDIF on RCA
2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 × S/PDIF
1 x Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels)
2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 x S/PDIF
2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 x S/PDIF
1x Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels)
2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1x S/PDIF
Digital Outputs2 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels each)
2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 × S/PDIF
8 × AES/EBU on DB25 (16 channels)
2 × ADAT optical (up to 16 channels)
1 × S/PDIF on RCA
2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 × S/PDIF
1 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels)
2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 × S/PDIF
2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 x S/PDIF
1 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels each)
2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 × S/PDIF
Thunderbolt™1 × Thunderbolt™ (64 channels I/O)1 × Thunderbolt™ (32 channels I/O)1 × Thunderbolt™ (32 channels I/O)1 × Thunderbolt™ (64 channels I/O)N/AN/A
USBUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz,
32 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz,
24 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz,
24 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz,
32 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz,
24 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz,
32 channels I/O, Type B
Word Clock Input1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHzN/A1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz
Word Clock Output2 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHzN/A1 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz2 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz1 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz4 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz square wave signal
Atomic Clock Input1 x 10MHz Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNCN/AN/A1 × 10MHz Input @ 75 Ohms on BNCN/A1 x 10MHz Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC
D/A Monitor ConverterDynamic Range: 129 dB;
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -98dB
N/A
D/A ConverterDynamic Range: 120 dB;
THD + N: -107 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -107dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -107dB
Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: -98 dB
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -98dB
Dynamic Range: 118dB
THD + N: -98 dB
A/D ConverterDynamic Range: 120 dB;
THD + N: -110 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -110 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -110 dB
Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: -105 dB
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -105dB
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -105dB
Mic PreampGain: 0, 10 – 65 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Gain: 0 – 65 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Gain: 0,10 – 65 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
N/AGain: 0,10 – 65dB
THD + N -108dB
N/A
Clocking system4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
64-bit DDS
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
64-bit DDS
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
64-bit DDS
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
64-bit DDS
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
64-bit DDS
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
64-bit DDS
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
Sample Rates32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)
Electrical SpecsAC Universal input: ~95-245 V
Power Consumption: 40 Watts Max
DC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
DC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
AC Universal input: ~95-245 V
Power Consumption: 20 Watts Max
DC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
AC Universal input: 95-245V
Power Consumption: 20 Watts Max.
Physical SpecsDimensions: 483 mm/19” (W) / 81 mm/3.2” (H) / 279 mm/11” (D)
Weight: 6.8 kg/ 15 lbs approx.
Dimensions: 25.5 mm/10” (W) / 5.9 mm/2.4” (H) / 16.6 mm/6.5” (D)
Weight: 1.4 kg/ 3.09 lbs
Dimensions: 483 mm/19” (W) / 44 mm/1.7” (H) / 220 mm/8.6” (D)
Weight: 3.1 kg/ 6.83 lbs
Dimensions: 483 mm/19” (W) / 44 mm/1.75” (H) / 220 mm/8.66” (D)
Weight: 3 kg/ 6.6 lbs approx.
Dimensions: 418 mm/16.8” (W) / 45 mm/1.8” (H) / 145 mm/5.8” (D)
Weight: 2 kg/4.41 lbs approx.
Dimensions: 483 mm/19” (W) / 44 mm/1.75” (H) / 220 mm/8.66” (D)
Weight: 3 kg/ 6.6 lbs approx.

System requirements

WINDOWS

OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
USB: 1x USB 2.0 Port
Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency
Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)

MAC

OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12 (El Capitan 10.11.6 Recommended)
Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
Memory(RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (Minimum) Intel Core i3 ™ or higher (Recommended)

Additional Info: Internet connection required for product activation.

FEATURED REVIEWS

Downloads

SOFTWARE

Launchers

Windows
Download Orion Studio Launcher for Windows7 and newer (Nov 24, 2016)

MAC
Download Orion Studio Launcher for Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (Nov 24, 2016)

Remote Control Apps

Android
Android app remote for the Orion Studio

Apple
Apple app remote for the Orion Studio

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