The Antelope Audio Orion 32 is the world’s first 32-channel AD/DA converter, supporting both MADI and USB interfaces, clocked by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology. Orion 32 allows 192 kHz I/O streaming of 32-channel digital audio through its custom-built USB chip, which provides simple connectivity to any USB-enabled DAW or computer. The converter also provides 32 channels of 96 kHz audio through its Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections, which can be used to connect with any suitably equipped MADI device. The multi-channel converter also supports ADAT protocol by offering 16 I/O channels, for even greater compatibility with a large number of audio devices. The multi-channel converter inputs and outputs pass the analog signal through eight D-SUB 25 I/O connectors. In addition to being an extremely high quality audio converter, Orion 32 is also an audio master clock. The Orion 32 employs Antelope’s proprietary 4th generation of AFC and oven controlled oscillator, technologies that made Antelope Audio clocks an industry leader for accuracy and reliability in recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the world. The four word clock outs, together with the 10 MHz input, make Orion 32 ideally suited to be in the center of any project or high-end studio. With its seamless digital routing options, the Orion 32 offers exceptional flexibility. The routing feature allows sound engineers to, for example, use the AD conversion and output the signal simultaneously both through the MADI and USB interfaces. The device is managed through a user friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X. Moreover it is equipped with five preset buttons for fast and easy recall of favorite settings.
...and it was tough to do a true comparison. The Gear: Neotek Elan II mic pres on all inputs. Antelope Orion 32 converters. Mics: BD Sennheiser e602 II SD Audio Technics ATM23he Rack Tom Beyer M88 Floor 1 Beyer M88 Floor 2 Beyer TGX 50 Room EV 635a (2) taped to the floor Overheads: Beyer M201, Beyer M88, EV 635a, EV RE10, sE...
Found a great deal on a RME Hammerfall DSP Madi. Anyone having good experiences using this card and the original Orion 32? Thanks!
...am talking about. The primary uses of the desk would be tracking synths and guitar amps and mixing out of an orion 32 with some outboard. Now a very intriguing option has shown up: I found a 40 channel midas xl2 for the price of the tt patchbays it has on the back. Maybe less actually... To...
I want to share with you my touch to the Antelope Orion 32.
The sound from that box i pro level.(Punch,focued bass,3D,very detailed.)
But I realy was shock when I open Pro Tools 10.3.5 on win7 64 bit.
My comp has CPU Q9400 4 GB RAM(DDR2).
On buffer of 128 I recording 8 tracks with 90%...
Most people only want to know if it sounds good.
Yes, it does but there are many other things you should consider.
First of all, its ease of use. The Orion control panel is quite easy
to operate and the routing of the channels is a breeze.
Second, the number of I/O and connectivity...
I waited a few weeks to post this review as I wanted to run the orion through and thorough.
It is a solid little unit which holds up excellently.
There is only one minor issue, the DB25 connections at the back are spaced a little close together which can be annoying upon installation.