Antelope Audio Orion32+

64-channel, 192kHz Thunderbolt/USB AD/DA Converter with Proprietary DSP Effects, 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking, and Mastering-grade Monitor Outputs - Mac/PC
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64-channels of 192kHz Conversion in a Single Rackspace

The Antelope Audio Orion32+ ups the ante, packing all the punch of the original Orion32 — plus improved dynamic range and a bevy of new features. Antelope's Thunderbolt circuit for the Orion32+ delivers vanishingly low latency without defeating Mac OS power management, which keeps your computer fan noise quieter for recording sessions. There's also onboard DSP that powers an arsenal of effects such as AuraVerb, the killer hardware-grade reverb. Fitted with mastering-grade monitor outputs and 32 outputs on D-Subs, the Orion32+ is easy to integrate into your studio. You also get the latest generation of Antelope's software control panel.

Modeled Vintage EQs, Compressors, and More On-board

Hardware-based emulations of classic processors

Antelope Audio's FPGA technology allows Orion 32+ 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.

Authentic vintage models

Antelope's included FPGA suite delivers spot-on emulations of vintage processors. 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 Orion 32+ a powerful virtual effects rack.

Antelope's world-class reverb

Part of the Antelope Audio FPGA suite is AuraVerb, an original reverb processor designed by Antelope's top programmers. And 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.

Equalizers

  • VEQ-55b
  • VEQ-STU 089
  • VEQ-STU 169
  • VEQ-STU 900
  • VEQ HA32C
  • BAE 1023
  • BAE 1084
  • NEU-W492
  • NEU-W495
  • NEU-PEV
  • VEQ-4K Series
  • VEQ-4K Black
  • VEQ-4K Brown
  • VEQ-4K Pink
  • VEQ-4K Orange
  • BAE-1073
  • VEQ-HLF
  • VEQ – 1A
  • VMEQ-5
  • VEQ-55A
  • Lang PEQ2
  • UK-69
  • Parametric EQ

Compressors

  • X903
  • VCA160
  • Gyraf Gyratec X
  • Tube176
  • Grove Hill Liverpool
  • FET-A76
  • Antelope FeedForward Compressor

Reverb

  • AuraVerb

Enough I/O to Track a Full Band

Loads of input and output options

Orion 32+ offers 32 analog outputs with a set of mastering-grade monitor outs in a single 1U chassis, giving you premium conversion in a rack-friendly unit.

Thunderbolt, USB, and more

The Antelope Audio Orion 32+ 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, 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

Seamless integration with your studio

Orion 32+ features a single monitor out for reference monitoring. Digital expansion and synchronization are offered by MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF, and Word Clock I/O.

Realistic vintage processing effects

Emulations of vintage Pultec EQs, the classic 1073 EQ model created with BAE, the VEQ-55A EQ, and the AuraVerb reverb are just some of the effects that come standard in Antelope's included FPGA suite. Apply them to any inputs or outputs you like, perfect for sweetening tracks on the way in and for providing artists stellar headphone mixes. You can even use these effects to process tracks in your DAW.

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 Orion 32+'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.

Redesigned Software Panel for Improved Workflow

Master the flow of your studio

Orion 32+'s runs on both OS X and Windows, and gives you complete control of networking and signal flow. You can detach its sections to set them up where you want them to be, allowing for a completely customizable workspace.

Antelope Audio Orion32+ Features:

  • Most Line Channels Multiple line/DI inputs equip the Orion 32+ for many 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.

  • Includes all features of the original Orion32
  • Improved dynamic range over Orion32
  • Mastering-grade Stereo Monitor Outputs
  • Onboard DSP Engine (includes AuraVerb and 14 digital vintage EQ emulations)
  • Antelope's superior AFC jitter-management technology

The Latest Generation of Antelope's software control panel:

  • Color-coded routing matrix with 4 independent mixers
  • Smart integration of DSP effects
  • I/O handled by 8 D-Sub 25 connectors and a duo of mastering-grade monitor outs
  • Thunderbolt, MADI, and USB connectivity

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
Signal Processing Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Channels 64
A to D Yes
D to A Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 32 channels (4 x DB25)
Analog Outputs 32 channels (4 x DB25), 2 x 1/4" (left, right)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF, 2 x Toslink ADAT
Digital Outputs 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF, 2 x Toslink ADAT
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock, 1 x Atomic Clock
Clock Outputs 2 x Word Clock
USB 1 x Type B
Other I/O 1 x Thunderbolt, 1 x MADI
Rack Spaces 1U
Manufacturer Part Number Orion32+

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 4 reviews
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4.5/5

Great sound! Best interface at the price point!

I absolutely love my Orion 32+. I've had it for about 6 months now, and I am still amazed at how transparent it is. If you're looking for an interface that doesn't add "color", and you need lots of channels, this one is for you. I record mostly using mics, and I incorporate a lot of outboard gear, so I was basically just looking for high channel count, and high quality AD/DA conversion. This interface hits the spot. The only reason that I did not give 5 stars is that I am not a huge fan of the mixing software & effects that in the software control panel. It gets the job done... you can do all of the necessary channel routing & patching that you'd ever need to do at the interface level, but the user interface of the software is a little blah, and has a small learning curve. It's not too bad once you get used to it though. The reverb was pretty artificial sounding, so I just turn it off. None of these things are deal breakers for me though because I have plenty of higher quality effects to work with. All in all, I'm super happy with my purchase. I'd buy this interface again if I had to do it over tomorrow. A big shout-out to Jared, my Sweetwarer sales dude for suggesting it!
Music background: Guitar, Piano, Recording Engineer
4.5/5

Amazing sound quality

Looking for upgrade options over my Apogee Ensemble I stumbled across this guy. I've always known about antelope and their awesome clock but never paid much attention to their other products until I began researching for my upgrade. Tons of I/O with pristine conversion and rock solid clocking. I ditched my board and paired it with a Dangerous 2bus+ and the results are stunning. Would like for antelope to add a AES XLR to the digital I/O and this unit would be perfect!
4.5/5

Great for multichannel sound installation

I am using this device to provide 32 channels to a big spatial sound installation. It's connected via Thunderbolt to a ripped Mac Mini running Max/MSP. I have been very happy with its performance and the ease of use so far (I've had it installed for 5 months now), the only complaint is that the software is not as straightforward as it could be, but I basically set it up once and now I can ignore it... the operation of the device is completely transparent in my workflow. I don't know of anything else like it on the market, short of aggregating a number of less-powerful devices, which has its own hazards. I think other companies will be running to keep up with Antelope Audio!
Music background: Professional Sound Artist
4/5

Champion Audio Interface

I recently purchased the Orion 32+ just so I could sum 32 channels into the Burl B32. I am running one set of summed outs into my Burl A/D converter B2 Bomber) and back into the Orion via SPDIF and the 2nd summed out into my Burl Control Monitor (B26 Orca). Coming from RME and use to the Total Mix software I would say the updated Orion32+ interface is on par with controlling and routing your audio signals. However I am fairly disappointed in the USB 2.0 implementation. The interface does offer Thunderbolt and MADI but both options require you to have a MADI or Thunderbolt card to see the performance. With USB 3.0 / 3,1 being the standard on most new motherboards, why design your flagship interface around an old USB 2.0 technology. If the idea is to pass data at the fastest USB, 3.x is faster, even Firewire. Running USB 2.0 on my Windows box I am force to use only 24 channels and I have yet to tax the interface with high track count and plugins, but I suspect that USB 2.0 will be the limitation. Ultimately I will end up with a RME MADI card for a $5000 solution (Orion 32+ / RME MADI) to running 32 channels of audio without issue. I would say this is a solid purchase if you want to work the 32 channels out and make use of new software interface and DSP hardware like reverb. My BURL setup is amazing sounds but I expect improvement with RME MADI streaming audio to the Orion 32+. I am hoping Antelope ditches all USB 2.0 in new products. This is a champion audio interface with no real competition in it's price range.
See also: USB Interfaces, Antelope Audio, Antelope Audio Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces, Antelope Audio USB Audio Interfaces, Antelope Audio AD/DA Converters, Antelope Audio Misc Digital Converters