A Top-shelf Pro Tools HD Interface with Real-time FX
Want to upgrade your HD rig? If so, the Antelope Audio Orion Studio HD is a great solution. On top of world-class conversion and clocking, mastering-grade monitoring, and powerful FPGA-powered effects, you also get Antelope's proprietary HDX Delay Compensation, which provides perfect integration with Pro Tools HD. Orion Studio HD also plays nice with native DAWs, thanks to low-latency USB 3.0 connectivity. You'll benefit from ample I/O, including 12 high-quality mic pres, 16 analog outputs, two guitar re-amping outputs, and a plethora of digital options. The Orion Studio HD is a powerhouse. It will make an invaluable asset to your studio.
Modeled Vintage EQs, Compressors, and More Onboard
Hardware-based emulations of classic processors
Antelope Audio's FPGA technology allows Orion Studio HD near-zero latency performance and also powers the FPGA effects suite with digital re-creations of classic hardware processors. FPGA effects respond more like hardware compared with many other plug-ins thanks to this powerful processing platform.
Authentic vintage models
Antelope's included FPGA suite delivers spot-on emulations of vintage processors. Sweeten tracks with Pultec EQ emulations, make vocals shine with the 1073 EQ model designed in partnership with BAE, add life to drums and guitars with the VEQ-55A plug-in, and utilize vintage and contemporary guitar amp and cabinet simulations to create larger-than-life tones. All of these effects processors can be instantiated on any input, output, or DAW track, making Orion Studio HD a powerful virtual effects rack.
Antelope's world-class reverb
Part of the Antelope Audio FPGA suite is AuraVerb, an original reverb processor designed by Antelope's top programmers. And because it runs in real time on Antelope's Modeling Engine, you can use it for tracking as well as mixdown with virtually no latency.
More models are on the way
The EQs, compressors, and effects in the Antelope FPGA suite are just the beginning. Antelope's engineers are continuously working on creating new models of classic vintage gear, and for now, you'll be able to add them to your software suite as they become available.
- Burnsphere (DE)
- Marcus II (US)
- Overange 120 (UK)
- Tweed Deluxe
- Plexi 59
- Rock 75
- Rock 22.10
- VEQ-STU 089
- VEQ-STU 169
- VEQ-STU 900
- VEQ HA32C
- BAE 1023
- BAE 1084
- VEQ-4K Series
- VEQ-4K Black
- VEQ-4K Brown
- VEQ-4K Pink
- VEQ-4K Orange
- VEQ – 1A
- Lang PEQ2
- Parametric EQ
- Gyraf Gyratec X
- Grove Hill Liverpool
- Antelope FeedForward Compressor
Enough I/O to Track a Full Band
Loads of input and output options
Orion Studio HD features 12 high-end microphone preamps, 16 analog outputs, a duo of mastering-grade monitor outs, two hardware inserts, two Reamp outputs, and a talkback mic, all in a single 1U chassis. If you're looking for maximum connectivity in minimal space, Orion Studio HD has what you need.
USB 3.0, HDX, and more
The Orion Studio HD utilizes USB 3.0 or Pro Tools HDX to connect with Mac and Windows computers. Easily move between multiple DAWs and manage complicated projects by switching between HD and USB 3.0. You also have a ton of flexibility to connect with multiple digital formats, including ADAT and S/PDIF.
World-class audio quality
Turbocharge your Pro Tools HD system
The Orion Studio HD offers perfect integration for digital sources into Pro Tools HD, thanks to Antelope's proprietary HDX Delay Compensation. This amazing technology ensures that every analog or digital signal that enters the Orion Studio HD is captured by Pro Tools with sample-accurate precision.
Acclaimed clocking and conversion technology
Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter-management technology, used in top mastering facilities worldwide, delivers some of the most analog-sounding audio conversion we've heard here at Sweetwater. Expect vast stereo imaging, wide and balanced frequency response, and an uncanny sense of depth and dimension.
Everything You Need for an Efficient Workflow
Seamless integration with your studio
Orion Studio HD features two monitor outs with front-panel A/B switching for reference. Digital expansion and synchronization are offered by ADAT, S/PDIF, and Word Clock I/O.
Realistic vintage processing effects
Emulations of vintage Pultec EQs, the classic 1073 EQ model created with BAE, the VEQ-55A EQ, and the AuraVerb reverb are just some of the effects that come standard in Antelope's included FPGA suite. Apply them to any inputs or outputs you like, perfect for sweetening tracks on the way in and for providing artists stellar headphone mixes. You can even use these effects to process tracks in your DAW.
Advanced remote apps
Apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android control Antelope Audio interfaces remotely from any device on your network. You'll have full control over Orion Studio HD's audio routing, built-in FPGA processing, input/output metering, and more. Plus, you can run the app simultaneously on multiple devices/operating systems (PC, Mac, iOS, Android) and have them all control one interface at the same time.
Ready for Guitars, Drums, and Practically Any Other Application
Capture epic guitar tones, direct
Orion Studio HD's clean front end with zero-latency monitoring and Overloud amp modeling give guitar and bass players access to great recorded tones without requiring an amp and mic. If you decide later that you want to mic up a real amplifier, Orion Studio HD's two transformer-based Reamp outputs make it easy to run direct tracks from your DAW to a guitar amp without requiring additional reamping devices.
Enough preamps to track a full band
A console's worth of mic preamps and inputs equip Orion Studio HD for real-world recording applications. It's an ideal interface for tracking high channel counts without requiring multiple racks full of preamps and processors.
Impressively rugged build quality
As with all Antelope gear, the company's usual tour-grade build quality is evident throughout Orion Studio HD's rackmount chassis.
- Pro Guitar Interface A clean front end with zero-latency monitoring and Overloud amp modeling give guitar and bass players access to great recorded tones without the amp and the mic.
- Most Mic/Line Channels Multiple mic preamps and line/DI inputs equip the Orion Studio HD for many real-world recording applications: drums, full bands/orchestras, etc.
- Lowest Latency USB 3.0's round-trip speed reduces latency to imperceptible amounts. The result is a near-analog recording experience for both the producer and the artist.
- Advanced Remote Apps Apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android control Antelope Audio interfaces remotely from any device on your network.
- World-class Clocking Any product worthy of the Antelope Audio name must have exceptional clocking. Extremely low jitter gives this unit Antelope's vivid depth and three-dimensionality.
- Realistic Vintage Effects Hardware-based Pultec-style EQ and AuraVerb reverb are just some of the effects that come standard in Antelope's included FPGA suite.
- 12 high-end mic preamps with phantom power; 16 analog outputs
- FPGA latency-free modeling engine powers modeled vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, and more
- 2 mastering-quality Monitor Outputs with A/B switching and DACs with 129dB dynamic range
- 2 headphone outputs
- 2 guitar re-amping outputs
- Integrated talkback microphone and headphone routing
- Antelope's superior AFC jitter-management technology
- Color coded software-based routing matrix with 4 independent mixers
- Smart integration of FPGA effects
- USB 3.0 and HDX connectivity
- ADAT optical I/O (x 2)
- S/PDIF I/O
- Word clock I/O
|Computer Connectivity||USB, HDX|
|Simultaneous I/O||32 x 32 (HDX), 64 x 64 (USB)|
|Number of Preamps||12|
|A/D Resolution||Up to 24-bit/192kHz|
|Built In DSP/FX||Over 40 FPGA effects (EQ, Compression, Guitar Amps/Cabs and more)|
|Analog Inputs||8 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 4 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line/instrument)|
|Analog Outputs||2 x 1/4" (reamp out), 4 x 1/4" (monitor A, B)|
|Digital Inputs||1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)|
|Digital Outputs||1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)|
|Inserts||2 x 1/4" TRS|
|Headphones||2 x 1/4"|
|Data I/O||1 x Mini DigiLink (HDX)|
|USB||1 x Type B 3.0|
|Software||Orion Studio Remote app (iOS, Android)|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.9 or later, 8GB RAM or more recommended|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 7 or later, 8GB RAM or more recommended|
|Power Supply||18V DC power supply (included)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||Orion Studio HD|