Antelope Audio Orion32 HD 64-channel HDX and USB3 AD/DA Interface

64-channel Pro Tools Audio Interface with HDX, USB3, MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF, and DB-25 Connectivity, Proprietary DSP Effects, 64-bit AFC Clocking, and Mastering-grade Monitor Outputs - Mac/PC
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Antelope Audio Orion32 HD 64-channel HDX and USB3 AD/DA Interface
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Orion Perfection

The Orion32 HD builds on Antelope Audio's world-class clocking and conversion technology to deliver an advanced Pro Tools HD and Native audio interface that concurrently streams 64 channels of 192kHz audio with inaudibly low latency; FPGA-modeled vintage effects; and software control of routing, mixing, and real-time FX processing. The Orion32 HD offers generous connectivity, with enough I/O to track a full band via HDX, USB3, MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF, and DB-25 — all in a sleek, cool-running 1RU chassis that needs no fans. Compatible with all DAWs, the Antelope Audio Orion32 HD is the ideal hub for your studio or mobile recording rig.

Multiple monitor mixes, mastering-grade monitoring, unprecedented flexibility

In the Orion family tradition, the Orion32 HD is a flexible audio interface that works brilliantly with all DAWs. Not only does it stream an impressive 64 audio channels during tracking; it also supports multiple monitor mixes and offers integrated hardware-based FPGA effects and independent software mixers. Antelope's audiophile sensibilities make monitoring on the Orion32 HD pure pleasure: the sound is transparent, detailed, and natural. And with 32 analog outputs plus HDX, USB3, MADI, ADAT, and S/PDIF, the Orion32 HD has enough I/O to track a full band.

World-class clocking and conversion

Antelope Audio's acclaimed 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management is the technology behind the Orion32 HD's unrivaled clocking accuracy. AFC technology, used in top mastering facilities worldwide, delivers some of the most analog-sounding audio conversion we've heard here at Sweetwater. Expect wide and balanced frequency response, sparkling transients, and vast stereo imaging with an uncanny sense of depth and dimension. This is sonic perfection, Antelope-style, as in their ground-breaking OCX HD and Trinity master clocks.

Hardware-based emulations of classic processors

Antelope Audio's FPGA technology allows Orion32 HD near-zero latency performance and also powers the FPGA effects suite with digital re-creations of classic hardware processors. FPGA effects respond more like hardware compared with many other plug-ins thanks to this powerful processing platform. Antelope's included FPGA suite delivers spot-on emulations of vintage processors.

Killer FX, no latency

Sweeten tracks with authentic models of legendary EQs, such as the Lang PEQ1, the BAE 1073, 1084, and 1023, and the Helios69. Compress to perfection with the FET76. Nail your ultimate guitar tone by combining vintage and modern amp and cabinet simulations. Add luxurious dimensionality with AuraVerb, designed by Antelope's ace programmers. It runs in real time on Antelope's modeling engine, so you can use it for tracking as well as mixdown with virtually no latency. All of these effects processors can be instantiated on any input, output, or DAW track, making Orion32 HD a powerful virtual effects rack. And these effects are just the beginning. Antelope's engineers are continuously working on creating new models of classic vintage gear, and you can add them to your software suite as they become available.

Included FPGA Vintage EQs and Modern AFX Plug-ins:

  • Neu-W492
  • Neu-W495
  • Neu-PEV
  • Veq-4K Series
  • BAE-1073
  • Veq-HLF
  • Veq-1A
  • Vmeq-5
  • Veq-55A
  • Lang-PEQ2
  • Helios 69
  • Standard EQ
  • BAE 1023
  • BAE 1084
  • VEQ-HA32C
  • VEQ-STU 900
  • VEQ-STU 169
  • VEQ-STU 089
  • Antelope EQ
  • Antelope Compressor

Software control with the Orion32 HD desktop app

You have complete control over the Orion32 HD via its user-friendly Mac OS- and Windows-compatible desktop app. An intuitive color-coded routing matrix now features an alternative view that makes routing quick and easy. You can also access the Orion32 HD from multiple computers on your network. Movable, re-sizable panels let you optimize your computer monitor real estate — ideal for multiple screen setups, working on large projects, and scoring to picture.

Antelope Audio Orion32 HD Features:

  • Concurrent streaming of 64 I/O channels of 24-bit, 192kHz audio via HDX ports and USB3
  • Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management
  • 2 word clock/Loopsync Outs, word clock/Loopsync and Antelope 10M/10MX Atomic Clock Inputs
  • Antelope FPGA technology powers multiple monitor mixers and real-time FX processing
  • Vanishingly low latency (2 samples) is virtually inaudible
  • Generous connectivity includes HDX, USB3, MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF, and DB-25
  • Mastering-grade monitor outs based on chipset from Antelope's Pure2 Mastering Converter
  • Mac OS- and Windows-compatible software control for routing, mixing, and real-time FX processing
  • Sleek, cool-running 1RU fan-less chassis — no need for costly machine rooms or ISO racks

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
2017 Winter NAMM Rumors: CONFIRMED

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB 3.0, MADI
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 32 x 32
A/D Resolution Up to 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX Vintage EQ models, Vintage compressor models, AuraVerb
Analog Inputs 4 x DB-25 (32 channels)
Analog Outputs 4 x DB-25 (32 channels), 2 x 1/4" (monitor out)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT), 1 x MADI, 2 x Mini-DigiLink
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT), 1 x MADI, 2 x Mini-DigiLink
Clock I/O 2 x Wordclock out, Wordclock in, 10M Atomic Clock in
Data I/O USB Type B 3.0
Rack Spaces 1U
Manufacturer Part Number ORION32HD

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

Great I/O

After some initial setup glitches, I finally got it working. It messed up my bios when I plugged it into the 3.1 ports on the back of my box and I thought I bricked it when the firmware update failed. The setup docs don't mention what to expect when the firmware isn't up to date. Once I got it working, I'm pretty amazed. I've got 32 channels of analog I/O + another 32 of digital I/O. I had pretty much maxed out my old interface with 16 channels + SPDIF. I thought I'd get 32 channels to split between analog and digital, instead I got 64. With my FW 800 interface I was hitting around 75% audio load for one project, now the same project is around 25%. Pros: Once it's set up, it's amazing. It sounds great and has enough I/O to handle just about anything. I can easily patch all my external synths and outboard audio processing through it. It makes ASIO as simple as Core Audio, just use the defaults. Cons: It was a PITA to get set up and working. ?!: 2 rack screws? Fair enough, seems to work. IMHO this is the best interface I've ever used. Highly recommended.
Music background: Producer, maniac, general purpose troll.
5/5

Ahh, silence

Gone are my two AVID HD interfaces with their fans. Enter Orion 32 HD with blissful silence in my control room. Very clean conversion. Nice GUI for manipulating the ins/outs. Shows up in Pro Tools HD as a pair of HD I/O interfaces, so I didn't have to reconfigure my PT rig at all. Easy peasy. Very pleased. Now I have some empty rack spaces to fill with other toys... :-) Thanks to TJ at Sweetwater for excellent service, as always.
Music background: Pro Studio/musician
5/5

Really impressed by Orion 32HD

After a couple of days working with the 32HD, I have to say I'm VERY impressed by the converters and the ease of setup with my PT HDX system. While I've not explored all of its many flexible routing and eqs/comps/verb yet, the included software and UI look great and can't wait to dig into all it has to offer. Very excited about this addition to my recently upgraded studio. Thanks Jeff Green for the recommendation!
Music background: Producer/Engineer
4.5/5

SOILD UNIT

I am Future Proof.... I love this Orion32HD Very flexible with my outboard gear and also ITB Mixing... Sounds GREAT...
Music background: MIX ENGINEER
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