At Musikmesse 2016 in Hall 9.1, Booth D33, Antelope Audio launched LiveClock ($995), a single-rackspace master clock based on Antelope’s 4th generation Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology that is designed for use in any live sound application. The new clock fits into a dog house on the FOH console, and takes up 1U space with additional rack ears.
The company says it designed LiveClock to meet increasing demand for an efficiently sized master clock, capable of vastly improving the sound quality of digital gear in a wide range of live performance environments. While LiveClock was created with live sound applications in mind, it also works as a clocking solution for home and project studio use.
LiveClock supports up to 192kHz sample rates, distributed via four word clock outputs on BNC and two pairs of AES/EBU and S/PDIF outputs. The unit allows simultaneous clocking of multiple devices, enabling synchronization of multiple components. The unit’s 10MHz input allows users of Antelope Audio’s 10MX or 10M Atomic Clock to achieve greater stability and sound quality.
LiveClock is configured with a touch interface, which also offers a Panel Lock function to prevent accidental sample rate changes during a session or live show. All functions of the device are controlled via a cross-platform software control panel.
Antelope Audio states that LiveClock is scheduled to ship toward the end of April 2016.