Antelope Audio have announced the availability of Orion Studio HD — the latest addition to its audio interface lineup, and the third to offer full Pro Tools HD and Native DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) compatibility via HDX and USB 3.0 connectivity offering zero-latency streaming and processing of 24-bit/192 kHz audio.
The interface boasts 12 Class-A — Hi-Z-, mic-, and line-compatible — preamps with phantom power; two pairs of mastering-grade monitor outputs (Monitor A and Monitor B); 16 analogue line outputs (on a pair of standard 25-pin D-SUB connectors); two reamp outputs; two headphone outputs; eight channels of digital I/O via ADAT with two further digital I/O channels on S/PDIF; and WC (Wordclock) I/O on BNC connectors (that can conveniently double as Loopsync I/O).
Like the Orion32 HD and the larger Goliath HD interface, Orion Studio HD can operate simultaneously with Pro Tools HD and Native DAW setups, and any analogue or digital input can arrive in Pro Tools HD sample accurately in the timeline, thanks to Antelope Audio’s proprietary HDX Delay Compensation.
The Orion Studio HD features FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) chips affording it very respectable hardware modelling capabilities . Users can currently access over 40 free real-time models of legendary EQs, compressors, guitar amps and cabs from the likes of BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio, and Lang.
The Orion Studio HD benefits from conversion with a dynamic range of 124dB, and the same 64-bit AFC (Acoustically Focussed Clocking) technology — for which Antelope are renowned.