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Since its release in 2015 Orion Studio has become one of the biggest stars in the Antelope Audio line of ThunderboltTM & USB audio interfaces.

With 12 Class-A Mic Pres make it’s one and only piece of gear you’ll need to record a full band and do it like a pro. For 2017 Orion Studio features new AD converters, raising its dynamic range to an industry best 124 dB and features superior low latency performance. Outfitted in a gorgeous carbon grey faceplate, Orion Studio has a ton of features inside its powerful Control panel and FPGA engine. Just like Zen Tour and Goliath, Orion Studio features the full array of real-time FPGA powered vintage FX. This best-selling interface also includes Antelope’s traditionally stunning AD/DA conversion, powered by our very own, world-renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology for jitter management.

Supreme Signal Processing Emulations
Through a unique sampling technique for vintage gear modeling, Antelope Audio has provided Orion Studio with the finest selection of hardware-quality audio effects, among which legendary EQ and compressor hardware plus our very own and extremely versatile AuraVerb reverb. Orion Studio comes with full yet ever expanding list of Antelope Vintage FX - to name a few: VEQ-STU 089, BAE 1023, VEQ-4K Black, VEQ-4k Brown, X160, Tube176, X903, Grove Hill Liverpool, FET-A76, Darkface 65 2x12, Vintage 4x12, Plexi 59 UK, and so many more!-

Orion Studio's Secret Weapon
Custom FPGA will allow you to create and stream multiple complex mixes and process audio with zero latency. Orion Studio’s secret weapon is the extremely powerful Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) device. Its massive parallel processing capabilities are far ahead of DSP chips used in similar devices. Through smart algorithms, oversampling and custom-tweaked models, the FPGA provides the lowest latency possible, allowing you to create up to four independent, zero latency mixes. Those can be easily assigned to any output including the two separate headphone outs.

Connectivity Gone Wild
Orion Studio can work with any DAW on the market via Thunderbolt™ or USB. Orion Studio’s FPGA powered ThunderboltTM and custom USB guarantee the lowest sound latency on the market. The device’s massive parallel processing capabilities allow fast, simultaneous streaming of multiple audio channels and instant effects processing. Thanks to the variety of digital and analog I/O, combined with the flexible routing matrix the device is easily connectable to various outboard gear. Orion Studio offers: two pairs of monitoring outputs, 16 analog outs, 2 reamp outputs, plus 16 channels I/O via ADAT and 2 channels I/O on S/PDIF.

Advanced Remote Apps
Device control as flexible as you can imagine Orion Studio features an exciting approach to control, including the game-changing Full Session Saving functionality. You’re now allowed to quickly save, load and share any routing, monitoring, and FX settings. These can be easily exchanged between studio facilities with Antelope Audio gear and will drastically enhance the studio workflow of any engineer, recordist or musician. A recently added Alternative Matrix View offers a detailed alternative to classic Antelope drag and drop Routing. An intuitive iOS / Android mobile app gives you even greater freedom by granting full mic pres control from a smartphone or tablet.

  • Advanced AD converters, raising Orion Studio's dynamic range to 124 dB
  • 5 compressor models added, now 40+ FPGA FX
  • 12 Mic Pres, 16 Analog outs, 2 Reamps
  • A/B Mastering-grade Monitor Outputs
  • Flawless 4th Generation 64-bit clocking and unique analog circuitry
  • Controllable via multiple desktop and mobile apps
  • Thunderbolt and USB connectivity for MAC & Windows

Get your Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev2017 Thunderbolt/USB Audio Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Orion Studio Rev.2017 interface
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • DC Power Supply
  • USB Cable


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Interface Type Thunderbolt/USB
Mic Preamps 12
Audio Resolution Mbits/192kHz
Analog Inputs 16 x Lines on 2 x DB25, 2 x 1/4" Stereo Monitor, 2 x Stereo Headphone 1/4" Outs, 2 x ReAmp 1/4" Outs
Combo XLR/TRS Jacks 12
Digital Input Type 2 x ADAT, 1 x S/PDIF
Digital Output Type 2 x ADAT, 1 x S/PDIF
Built-in DSP Yes
Wordclock Yes
Phantom Power Yes
Dimensions 19" (W) x 1.7" (H) x 8.6" (D)
Weight 6.83 lbs
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.