UPC/EAN #853744004816     MPN #Orion Studio Synergy Core    

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With every purchase of Orion Studio Synergy Core, you also get over 60 native plugins emulations of legendary outboard EQs, compressors, mic pres and more. In addition, you get a full license for Bitwig Studio Essentials. Ends 30/09

16x26 professional Thunderbolt 3 & USB 2 audio interface with ADAT/SPDIF & FPGA

Hot-rodded with Antelope Audio's future-proof Synergy Core FX processing platform, this updated Orion Studio is loaded with 2 FPGA and 6 DSP chips working in harmony to run Antelope's vast library of effects plug-ins. You get 50 of Antelope's top FX bundled with the hardware, including spot-on models of vintage analog gear and a killer collection of guitar amp and cabinet emulations.

With Thunderbolt 3 and USB connectivity, 12 of Antelope's Discrete microphone preamps, extensive analog and digital I/O, upgraded digital-to-analog converters with dynamic range up to 130 dB, and unprecedented FX processing power on board, the Orion Studio Synergy Core is a well-oiled machine -- up for any recording or mixing project your studio throws its way.

Synergy Core: FPGA + DSP = Future-Proof Effects Processing
With 6 DSP + 2 FPGA chips under the hood running a massive effects library by Antelope Audio and platform partners, the Orion Studio Synergy Core frees up your host Mac or PC to record and play back more tracks strapped with CPU-hungry virtual instruments and effects. Take on big projects, build intricate mixes, reduce latency, shorten buffer size, and keep your system stable -- all thanks to Antelope's state-of-the-art Synergy Core dedicated FX processors. With massive processing potential on board, this Orion can grow with your studio.

50 Antelope FX Included
The Orion Studio Synergy Core unlocks 50 of Antelope's top real-time effects plug-ins. Right out of the box you get mic preamp emulations, compressors, EQs, reverb, and guitar amp and cabinet models to bring your tracks to life. And thanks to Synergy Core architecture, you've got the processing muscle to run all the simultaneous FX your sessions need.

Thunderbolt 3 + USB Connectivity
A cross-platform audio interface for Windows or Mac, Orion Studio Synergy Core offers both USB and Thunderbolt 3 connection to your DAW host computer. You can even power/charge your MacBook from the Orion Studio Synergy Core.

130 dB Dynamic Range D/A for Critical Listening
Why trust your projects to anything less than the best D/A converters The Antelope Orion Studio Synergy Core delivers 130 dB dynamic range on both pairs of monitor outs -- which can run simultaneously, or in A/B mode.

12 Discrete Microphone Preamps + Direct Inputs
The Orion Studio Synergy Core gives you 12 mic preamps based on Antelope's ultra-linear Discrete MP standalone preamplifier, with 75 dB of pristine gain. Recording line-level signals The Orion Studio Synergy Core's Direct In hard-bypasses the mic pres, directly sailing into the A/D converters with 124 dB dynamic range. Get ready to hear the truth.

Digital Patch Bay for Pro Studios
Send audio anywhere you need it with the digital patch bay and latency-free mixer in your Orion Studio Synergy Core's software control panel. As the "brain" of your pro studio, this interface gives you robust, flexible tools for routing and monitoring.

Antelope's 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Antelope Audio is renowned for building rock-solid digital audio clocks found in top recording studios and broadcast facilities around the globe. The Orion Studio Synergy Core wouldn't be an Antelope interface if it didn't deliver world-class clocking. With Word Clock I/O, the Orion Studio Synergy Core syncs up your studio with Antelope's 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking, employing 64-bit DDS to keep your audio in lockstep at up to 192 kHz.
- Rackmount Thunderbolt 3 & USB audio interface with 12 Discrete mic preamps
- Synergy Core processing platform with 2 FPGA + 6 DSP chips
- 2 pairs of monitor outputs run concurrently or in A/B mode with 130 dB dynamic range
- 30 simultaneous inputs x 22 simultaneous outputs
- DC-coupled I/O for CV control of analog modular synths
- Hand-built in Europe to be your pro studio's centerpiece for years to come

50 real-time effects included:

1. Gyraf Gyratec IX (Tube Mic Preamp)
2. VCA160 (Compressor / Limiter)
3. Stay-Levin (Tube Compression Amplifier)
4. FET-A76 (FET Compressor)
5. X903 (Compressor / Limiter)
6. PowerFFC (Compressor)
7. VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
8. BA-31 (Vintage Mic Preamp)
9. ALT-436C (Tube Compressor Amplifier)
10. FET-A78 (FET Compressor Limiter)
11. SMT-100A (Tube Leveling Amplifier)
12. VEQ-1A (Tube Equalizer)
13. VMEQ-5 (Tube Mid-Range Equalizer)
14. BAE-1023 (3-band Vintage EQ)
15. NEU-PEV (Passive Vintage EQ)
16. NEU-W492 (5-band Vintage EQ)
17. NEU-W495 (3-band Vintage Mastering EQ)
18. VEQ-4K BROWN (Legendary Vintage EQ)
19. VEQ-4K ORANGE (Legendary Vintage EQ)
20. VEQ-4K PINK (Legendary Vintage EQ)
21. VEQ-STU 089 (Vintage EQ)
22. VEQ-STU 169 (Vintage EQ)
23. VEQ-STU 900 (Vintage EQ)
24. Clear Q (Parametric EQ)
25. Auraverb (Reverb)
26. Power EX (Expander)
27. Power Gate (Gate)
28. Master De-Esser (De-Esser)
29. Plexi 59 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
30. Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)
31. Darkface 65 (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)
32. Top30 (UK) Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)
33. Tweed Deluxe (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)
34. Overange 120 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
35. BurnSphere (DE) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
36. Marcus II (US) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
37. Modern (US) CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)
38. Rock 75 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
39. Rock 22.10 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
40. Darkface 65 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
41. Top30 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
42. Modern 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
43. Green 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
44. Vintage 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
45. Green 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
46. Caliper 50 1x10 (Guitar Cabinet)
47. Bluelux 1x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
48. Clst 1x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
49. England 4x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
50. Bass Tube 1x15 (Guitar Cabinet)
Analog Inputs
8 x Mic / Line Inputs / Direct In
4 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs / Direct In

Analog Inserts
2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)

Analog Outputs
2 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks: Can work both simultaneously and in A/B mode
2 x ReAmp Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks
2 x Line Out (16 channels) on DB25, +20 dBu max, impedance balanced
2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs

D/A Monitor Converter
Dynamic Range: 130 dB
THD + N: -115 dB

A/D Converter
Dynamic Range: 124 dB
THD + N: -112 dB

D/A Converter
Dynamic Range: 128 dB
THD + N: -115dB

Discrete Mic Preamps
EIN: -128 dBu
Dynamic Range: -121 dB
THD: -106 dB
Max input: +20 dBu
Max Gain: 75 dB

Digital Inputs
2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF on RCA

Digital Outputs
2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF on RCA

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 Type B connector
(up to 24 channels)
Thunderbolt 3 I/O
Thunderbolt 3 connector
(up to 32 channels)

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

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

Operating Temperature
0-50°C, 32-122°F

3.1 kg/ 6.83 lbs (Approx.)

Dimensions (Approx.)
Width: 483 mm / 19"
Height: 44 mm / 1.7"
Depth: 220 mm /8.6"

Electrical specs
DC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max

In the box
Orion Studio Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 and USB AD/DA Interface with 12 Discrete Mic Pres
Quick Start Guide

Warranty Card
1 In-Line DC Power supply
1 USB cable

System Requirements
PC: Computer with Thunderbolt? 3 and/or USB ports
OS: Windows 10 x64 with the latest updates
RAM: 4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)
CPU: Intel Core i3? or AMD FX and higher

Model: Apple Mac 2012 or newer Thunderbolt? 3 and/or USB ports
OS X: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher - Recommended macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
Memory: (RAM)4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)
Additional Info: Internet connection required for product activation.
James P
January 20, 2023
Preamps, ADA conversion and thunderbolt interface all in one
It's a great addition to my studio setup. Purchased it for the ADA conversion and thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Antelope is known for their pristine converters. As a bonus for me is the added 12 very clean preamps. My studio has a variety of preamps, but these will be my goto when an uncolored reproduction of my source is needed. Read more
September 2, 2020
Excellent Interface!
After using the Orion for over a month now I am loving it even more. If you truly want to hear what's going on with your mixes you need to hear this thing. Best way to hear the difference is to compare them in a space that you are used too. I never understood what this clock thing was all about until I heard the Orion. Read more
David Moriarty
London, ON
March 17, 2020
My first week with the Orion Studio Synergy Core
So today marks a week since my Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core was delivered.
The one thing I have to say that was a bit disappointing was the fact that a Thunderbolt 3 cable is not included, which meant that I had to track down and buy my own, which is surprisingly difficult, and an added inconvenience when I just want to open the box and go. Read more
Richard P.
Beloeil QC
October 28, 2019
Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core interface
If your are in the market to upgrade your DAW audio interface or a studio operator who needs top quality audio, look no further. Go for the Antelope Orion Studio Synergy Core.
The audio quality and features are outstanding.
The AFX2DAW software worth the extra bucks if you are on Mac with Thunderbolt.
The installation process was not as straightforward as I thought it would be.
But thanks to the great technical support at Antelope which help me solved the few minor issues I experienced with the installation.
A bit expensive, Read more
Brendan Lyons
Edmonton, AB
September 9, 2019
Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core
Alright. Where to start.

First, a MASSIVE thanks to Francois for hooking me up with the first Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core in CANADA. How cool is that?!

Also a huge thanks to Lyubomir at Antelope Audio for putting everything together for me with Studio Economik.

The Orion Studio SC is now the centre piece to me studio at home. Read more
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