Antelope Audio announces the launch of four new classic hardware-based vintage EQs, designed expressly for its Orion32+ Thunderbolt interface: VEQ-1A, VMEQ-5, VEQ-55 and BAE 1073. The new EQs, which are available now at no charge to new and existing Orion32+ owners, are based on the company’s proprietary Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, promising near-zero latency performance, and are designed to behave like their hardware counterparts.
By implementing the Orion32+ latest driver updates on the Antelope Website, users can gain access to an exclusive set of hardware-based vintage gear, and expand a device’s functionality. For example, Orion32+ can be controlled from several different computers on the same network, which can be advantageous while working in multi-room facilities or other scenarios. Also, a new system update allows users to detach and rearrange panels on the software interface.
The VEQ-1A EQ is based on a 60-year-old passive tube EQ. Unlike the original hardware version, the VEQ-1A can be used in stereo link mode to reproduce a tight stereo image. It also offers the ability to simultaneously cut and boost the same frequency.
The VMEQ-5 excels in midrange frequencies, featuring two peak bands and a dip control. By adjusting these controls, users can add an “analog punch” to vocals, synths or guitars. It can also be applied to a snare drum track, or to clean up otherwise muddy-sounding midrange.
The VEQ-55 EQ is able to emphasize details in the mix, while adding body and sheen to instruments like guitar, bass or drums.
With the BAE 1073, users have access to a large console sound of the ’70s in a pristine, digital format. A truly versatile EQ, the BAE 1073 works equally well across classical, to rock and pop and calls out that instantly recognizable, warm and punchy sound.
For more information, go to antelopeaudio.com/products/orion-32-plus.