At this week's 139th AES Convention in New York City's Javits Center, Antelope Audio will introduce its Orion32+ flagship interface ($3,495) in booth #637. The Orion32+ is Thunderbolt compatible and promises zero latency monitoring.
Orion32+ delivers 32 channels of I/O at 24-bit/192 kHz. In addition to providing flexible connectivity options via Thunderbolt, MADI and USB, Orion32+ also incorporates ADAT and S/PDIF throughput, with I/O handled by eight D-Sub 25 connectors and a pair of mastering grade monitor outputs, both of which are said to be capable of delivering up to 129 dB.
Orion32+ also includes Antelope's DSP engine, which is optimized to run customized EQ, compressor and reverb settings, including the recently announced AuraVerb and other forthcoming effects, which are included at no additional cost.
The accompanying software application for Orion32+ provides a color-coded routing matrix with four separate mixers and intelligent DSP effects integration. The software application, originally created for the Orion32 interface and further refined for Zen Studio, is available for both OS X and Windows operating systems.
Orion32+ is fully supported by Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology.
Orion32+ is expected to ship in mid-November.