Antelope Audio Orion Studio Thunderbolt and USB Audio Interface

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2,870.00 RRP 3,090.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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  • 12 Class-A Mic Preamps, Free Premium Vintage FX
  • 32 I/O via Thunderbolt and 24 I/O via USB
  • ADAT and S/PDIF Digital Inputs and Outputs
  • Over 20 Premium Free Vintage FX
  • FGPA Delivers Near Zero-Laency Performance

Antelope Audio Orion Studio Thunderbolt and USB Audio Interface


The Antelope Orion Studio Interface is the second addition to Antelope's family of Thunderbolt audio interfaces, featuring 12 pristine class-A microphone pres, 12 stunning AD/DA conversion and both extended usability and functionality. Orion Studio's conversion is empowered by Antelope's acclaimed 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology, while multiple zero-latency mixers with onboard DSP effects transform the Orion Studio into a centerpiece for any studio or live show environment.

Product Ref: 69487

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Versatile Connectivity

With 32 channels via Thunderbolt and 24 via USB, Orion Studio provides you with ultra-low latency connection to either Mac or PC, and therefore to any DAW in your home or commercial studio. The vast range of digital and analog I/O are combined together with the flexible routing matrix to ensure incredible functionality and seamless integration with all your existing outboard gear. The Orion Studio offers two pairs of monitoring outputs, 16 analog outs, 2 preamp outs, as well as 16 channels I/O via ADAT and 2 channels via S/PDIF.

Custom DSP Effects and Zero Latency Monitoring

Based on a custom FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) with massive parallel processing capabilities, Orion Studio utilises Antelope's tried and tested custom DSP. Orion Studio's FPGA device is eight times more powerful than regular DSP chips used in similar devices, allowing for fast and easy simultaneous processing of multiple effects such as EQ, compressor and reverb. This huge advantage enhances the workflow while the instant application of the effects to the various mixers provides zero-latency monitoring of the processed signal both to the producer and the artists.

Free Premium Vintage FX

The extremely low latency performance of the Orion Studio allows you to play and record guitars with a natural feel. You can now capture the powerful sound of classic guitar amps via a unique sampling technique used for vintage gear modelling. The Orion Studio offers a wide range hardware-quality audio effects including the highly renowned Pultec EQ emulation as well as the highly versatile AuraVerb reverb. The full list of premium quality vintage FX plugins include: VEQ-4K Series, NEU-W495, NEU-2492, Tweed Deluxe, Overange 120, Marcus II, Burnsphere, Top 30, Darkface, Modern, Plexi 59, Rock 75, Rock 22.10, VEQ-1A, VMEQ-5, VEQ-55A, BAE 1073, FET-A76, VEQ-HLF, Helios 69, NEU-PEV, Lang PEQ2, FET-A76, Antelop FeedForward Compressor and Auraverb.

Professional Guitar Interface

The Antelope Audio Orion Studio is the ideal choice for guitarists as well as audio professionals, providing you with a professional audio interface that is highly suited to capturing high-quality recordings. Combining the integrated vintage and modern-day guitar amp and cab simulations allows you to utilise the exception realism and precision the hardware-based FPGA effects deliver. The combination of both vintage and contemporary effects allows the user to experiment with mic placement, EQ Settings and more.

Convenient Software Control

Fully controllable using a user-friendly desktop application with colour-coded signal routing, Orion Studio's app is compatible with both Windows and OS X. By utilising the control panel, you can create up to four independent, zero-latency mixes assignable to any outputs including two independent headphone outputs and the two pairs of monitor outputs. In addition to the flexibility, the control panel delivers the handy option of storing up to 5 presets for fast recall of your most common recording or mixing settings.

Recreating the Sound of Legendary and Modern Amps

The flexibility of digital signal processing is attracting more and more guitarists on their search for the ''perfect tone'' - both in studio and live settings. Sadly, inferior interfaces and poorly written DSP algorithms are often an obstacle to the desired perfection. But now thanks to the collaboration between Antelope Audio and Overloud Audio Tools, leading guitar effects have been combined with Antelope's powerful DSP engine, pristine conversion and clocking technologies. This new solution for guitarists ensures the preservation of the authentic tone throughout both recording and playback.

Orion Studio offers a variety of vintage and contemporary guitar amp simulations, as well as cabinets too. Bringing precision and audio realism to a whole new level, allowing you to experiment with multiple speaker configurations, mic placements and EQ settings. The Overload and Antelope partnership helps to capture the true sound of these legendary guitar amps thanks to the unique sampling technique and modelling algorithms.


  • Antelope Audio precise AD/DA conversion technology
  • 32 channels at 192kHz I/O via Thunderbolt™
  • 24 channels at 192kHz I/O via USB
  • 12 Class A mic preamps with phantom power
  • 8 mic/line inputs
  • 4 mic/line/instrument inputs
  • Talkback functionality
  • 2 ReAmp outputs
  • Inserts over TRS
  • 2 independently assignable headphone outputs
  • 2 pairs of monitor outs via TRS
  • 2 DSUB-25 connectors
  • 16 channels I/O via Fiber Optic ADAT
  • 2 channels I/O via S/PDIF
  • Onboard DSP Engine (includes new AuraVerb)
  • Antelope's renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking Technology
  • Antelope's proprietary Oven Controlled Oscillator for supreme clocking stability
  • 1 Word Clock Output, 1 Word Clock Input
  • Five presets for fast and easy recall of favourite setups
  • 1U rack size device consuming only 25 watts keeping the heat low
  • User friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X
  • Ergonomic software control panel
  • Extremely flexible routing and mixing capabilities
  • Massive parallel DSP and effects processing



  • Analog: 4 x Mic/Line XLR Combos on the Front, 8 x Mic/Line XLR Combos on the Rear
  • Analog Inserts: 2 x TRS Inserts (Inputs 1, 2)
  • Digital:
    • 2 x ADAT (Up to 16)
    • 1 x S/PDIF
    • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbits/192kHz)
  • World Clock: 1 x Inputs @ 75? 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz


  • Analog:
    • 16 x Lines on 2 x DB25
    • 2 x TRS Stereo Monitor Outs
    • 2 x TRS Stereo Headphone Outs
    • 2 x TS ReAmp Outs
  • Digital:
    • 2 x ADAT
    • 1 x S/PDIF
    • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbits/192kHz)
  • Thunderbolt™: 1 x Thunderbolt™, 32 Channels
  • World Clock Output: 1 x Outputs @ 75? 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz

D/A Monitor Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 127dB
  • THD + N: -108dB

D/A Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 120dB
  • THD + N: -108dB

A/D Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 120dB
  • THD + N: -110dB

Mic Preamp

  • Gain: 0,10 - 65dB
  • THD + N: -108dB

Clocking Specs

  • Clocking System:
    • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • 64-bit DDS
    • Oven Controller Crystal Oscillator
  • Clocking Stability: Less Than +/- 0.02 ppm oven controlled at 64.5°C / 148.1°F
  • Clock Aging: Less Than 1 ppm Per Year
  • Clock Calibration: Less Than +/- 0.001 ppm
  • Sampling Range (kHz): 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
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