Antelope Audio Goliath

36x32 Thunderbolt/USB/MADI Audio Interface with 16 Mic Preamps, Touchscreen Display, AFC Clocking, Onboard FPGA Realtime FX, and Remote Apps for Mac/PC
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World-class Interface with Hardware-based FPGA FX

Designed as a comprehensive interface for modern studios and live rigs, the Antelope Audio Goliath is packed with cutting-edge features and extensive connectivity. Equipped with an onboard Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) latency-free modeling engine powering an arsenal of effects, including EQ, compression, amp simulations, and more, the Goliath Thunderbolt/USB interface is an amazingly complete audio device. Featuring 16 mic preamps and 36 x 32 analog I/O, Goliath offers the flexibility of 64 channels via Thunderbolt, multiple digital formats (AES, 2 x MADI, S/PDIF, and ADAT), four line/instrument inputs, two headphone outputs, two Reamp outs, and stereo monitor outputs including a mastering-grade DAC with 129dB dynamic range.

Modeled Vintage EQs, Compressors, and More On-board

Hardware-based modeling of classic gear

Antelope Audio's FPGA technology means Goliath provides near-zero latency performance and also powers the FPGA effects suite with digital re-creations of beloved classic hardware processors. FPGA enables effects to respond more like hardware compared with many other plug-ins thanks to this powerful processing platform.

Authentic vintage models

Antelope's included FPGA software suite delivers spot-on emulations of vintage processors allowing you to sweeten tracks with Pultec EQ emulations, make vocals shine with the 1073 EQ model designed in partnership with BAE, add life to drums and guitars with the VEQ-55A plug-in, and utilize vintage and contemporary guitar amp and cabinet simulations to create larger-than-life tones. All of these effects processors can be instantiated on any input, output, or DAW track, making Goliath a powerful virtual effects rack.

Antelope's world-class reverb

AuraVerb is an original reverb processor designed by Antelope's top programmers and is included as part of the Antelope Audio FPGA suite. Because it runs in real time on Antelope's Modeling Engine, you can use it for tracking as well as mixdown with virtually no latency.

More models are on the way

The EQs, compressors, and effects in the Antelope FPGA suite are just the beginning. Antelope's engineers are continuously working on creating new models of classic vintage gear, and you'll be able to add them to your software suite as they become available.

    Mics Modeled for Cabinets
  • California121 Ribbon
  • Austria Gold 414
  • American57
  • German FET87
    Modeled Guitar Amps
  • Darkface 65 US
  • Top30 UK
  • Modern US
  • Plexi 59 UK
  • Rock 22.10 UK
  • Rock 75 UK
    Vintage EQs
  • VEQ-1A
  • VEQ-5A
  • BAE 1023
  • BAE 1073
  • BAE 1084
  • VEQ-55A
  • VEQ-HA32C
  • VEQ-STU 900
  • VEQ-STU 169
  • VEQ-STU 089
    Modeled Cabinets
  • Darkface 65 2x12
  • Top30 2x12
  • Modern 4x12
  • OB Green 2x12
  • Vintage 4x12
  • Green 4x12
    Modern AFX
  • Antelope EQ
  • Antelope Compressor

Comprehensive Connectivity

Extensive I/O

With an incredibly wide range of input and output options, the Antelope Audio Goliath is ready for most any recording and live sound applications. With 36 analog inputs and 32 analog outputs, including 16 great-sounding Class A mic preamps, the Goliath can handle your most demanding projects. Surround sound can be monitored with volume control via outputs 1-8 on the rear panel D-sub connector.

Thunderbolt, USB, MADI, and more

The Antelope Audio Goliath utilizes Thunderbolt or USB to connect with Mac and Windows computers. You have a ton of flexibility to connect with multiple digital formats, including MADI, ADAT, AES, and S/PDIF.

Acclaimed clocking and conversion technology

Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter-management technology, used in top mastering facilities worldwide, delivers some of the most analog-sounding audio conversion we've heard here at Sweetwater. Expect vast stereo imaging, wide and balanced frequency response, and an uncanny sense of depth and dimension.

Everything You Need for an Efficient Workflow

Ultra-low latency

Thunderbolt's unmatched round-trip speed reduces Goliath's latency to imperceptible amounts, even when using Antelope's advanced effects processing on multiple inputs and outputs. The result is a near-analog recording experience for both the engineer and the artist.

Advanced remote apps

Apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android control Antelope Audio interfaces remotely from any device on your network. You'll have full control over Goliath's audio routing, built-in FPGA processing, input/output metering, and more. Plus, you can run the app simultaneously on multiple devices/operating systems (PC, Mac, iOS, Android) and have them all control one interface at the same time.

Touchscreen display plus dedicated controls

Goliath's color touchscreen display is pleasingly responsive and provides visual feedback in a clear and concise manner. And because Antelope Audio knows that some things are still best controlled by real knobs and switches, Goliath features dedicated knobs and switches for input gain levels, monitor muting, and more.

Ready for Guitars, Drums and Practically Any Other Application

Capture epic guitar tones, direct

Goliath's clean front end with zero-latency monitoring and Overloud amp simulations gives guitar and bass players access to great recorded tones without requiring an amp and mic. If you decide later that you want to mic up a real amplifier, Goliath's two transformer-based Reamp outputs make it easy to run direct tracks from your DAW to a guitar amp without requiring additional reamping devices.

Enough preamps to track a full band

A full console's worth of 16 mic preamps and other inputs equip Goliath for real-world recording applications. It's the ideal interface for tracking high channel counts without requiring multiple racks full of preamps and processors.

Impressively rugged build quality

As with all Antelope gear, the company's usual tour-grade build quality is evident throughout Goliath's rackmount chassis.

Features & Benefits

  • Pro Guitar Interface

    A clean front end with zero-latency monitoring and Overloud amp modeling give guitar and bass players access to great recorded tones without the amp and the mic.

  • Most Mic/Line Channels

    A full console's worth of mic preamps and inputs equip Antelope Audio consoles for real-world recording applications: drums, full bands/orchestras, etc.

  • Lowest Latency

    Thunderbolt's unmatched round-trip speed reduces latency to imperceptible amounts. The result is a near-analog recording experience for both the producer and the artist.

  • Advanced Remote Apps

    Apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android control Antelope Audio interfaces remotely from any device on your network.

  • World-class Clocking

    Any product worthy of the Antelope Audio name must have exceptional clocking. Extremely low jitter gives this unit Antelope's vivid depth and three-dimensionality.

  • Realistic Vintage Effects

    Hardware-based Pultec-style EQ and AuraVerb reverb are just some of the effects that come standard in Antelope's included FPGA suite.

  • 36 analog inputs; 32 analog outputs
  • FPGA latency-free modeling engine powers vintage-modeled EQs, compressors, reverbs, and more
  • 16 mic preamps
  • 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • Cutting-edge monitor output DACs with 129dB dynamic range
  • Touchscreen display
  • Talkback
  • 16 AES ins/outs
  • 2 MADI ins/outs
  • 2 ADAT ins/outs
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • 2 headphone outputs
  • 2 Reamp outputs
  • Thunderbolt/USB connectivity
  • Remote apps for Mac and PC

Guitar FX Samples — Performed by Dory Lobel from The Voice

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity 1 x Thunderbolt, 1 x USB Type B
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 36 x 32 Analog
A/D Resolution Up to 192kHz
Analog Inputs 16 x XLR-1/4" combo, 2 x DB-25, 4 x 1/4" (instrument DI)
Analog Outputs 3 x DB-25, 2 x 1/4" (monitor), 2 x 1/4" (inserts), 2 x 1/4" (reamp out)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Toslink (ADAT), 2 x Optical (MADI), 2 x DB-25 (AES/EBU)
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Toslink (ADAT), 2 x Optical (MADI), 2 x DB-25 (AES/EBU)
Headphones 2 x 1/4"
Number of Preamps 16
Phantom Power Yes
Clock I/O 1 x word clock in, 1 x atomic clock in, 2 x word clock out
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.9 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Depth 11"
Width 19"
Height 3.2"
Weight 15 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Goliath

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

THE BEST INTERFACE ON THE PLANET

I also received my Goliath in the first batch and immediately hooked it up and started tracking drum tracks and playing with the on board DSP. This interface is amazing, The lows are deep and rich and the highs are crisp and clear. This interface has features that make it indispensable for any recording situation. The Antelope clocking technology is superb and it is clearly evident in the sound. Even for playback, this interface makes MP3 and Streaming music's flaws clearly evident. This interface will blow you away !! Shout out to my Sales Rep Anthony Logano !!! He made magic happen and i was able to acquire this Goliath in exchange for the equally impressive Orion Studio.
Music background: Recording, Production, Engineering
5/5

Who Doesn't Need This?

I guess I was lucky enough to receive the first Goliath. I have only had it a day, but I can make a few preliminary statements.. First: support. The box was barely opened, when I got my first email from Antelope. (No exaggeration, it wasn't even plugged in when the "new email" chimed.) In 30+ years of professional digital audio, I have never experienced that before. I would have greatly appreciated such a response from so many of the mega-companies that I had spent 30x or more on their gear. Next, technology. This is a superb unit. We could stop at the I/O and be done with the review. But there is a lot more in this great product. Antelope has kicked the game up a few notches with this product. This unit will leave competitors scrambling (you all know who they are, and I have owned them for many years..) To be honest, an "in-depth" review isn't possible at this point, because I have had so little time with it. However, reflecting back upon so many years in digital audio, I can think of only a handful of game-changing products. This could easily be one of them. If you need great preamps (who doesn't?) If you need major I/O (who doesn't?) If you need stable clock (nah, I won't say that again.) Here's the bottom line...turn the unit around and look at the back panel. Then, go to your other favorites. See how they match up. (BTW, I paid sticker for this thing, so no disclaimer is necessary.) Wherever you find yourself in the music production "food chain," if you need an interface, (OK, I'll say it again, "Who doesn't?") This is your go-to guy. Hope this helps.
4.5/5

Excellent Unit, Worth Every Penny, Still Some Glitches

If possible, I will gladly update or delete this review in place of a 5-star rating, once my concerns are addressed by Antelope's engineers. This unit really does sound as good as the reviews state. There was a noticeable difference in my mixes, enabling me to hear detail and nuance in my noise-reduction and dialogue cleanup work that went untranslated with my previous D/A's. The first gig on which I employed this unit translated beautifully. We used only classic tubes, ribbons, and large-diaphragm mics to record a 10-piece jazz band, all tracked live in a live room, and the results and pristine. I had plenty of headroom for the high-SPL instruments, and the pre's and converters worked wonderfully at 96KHz. I have, however, experience issues with the internal Goliath-driven mixers not updating properly across all the outputs. Soloing doesn't always update across all outputs, and the internal mix bus, when routed to a Thunderbolt recording track AND also routed to a Line Output does not update equally across all destinations. I have communicated with Antelope about this, and expect them to respond with fixes. Routing the audio through Pro Tools HD and other software-based mixers, while adding a tiny bit of latency, do not demonstrate the same glitches as the Goliath mixer software. This interface is worth every penny, sounds beautiful, and offers killer I/O that will take my workflows and flexibility in the studio and in the field far into the future.
Music background: Production Sound Mixer / Re-recording Mixer
See also: USB Interfaces, Antelope Audio, Antelope Audio Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces, Antelope Audio USB Audio Interfaces