Santa Monica, CA, (November 21, 2013)—William Close utilized Antelope Audio’s digital clocking and conversion technology throughout the production of his new release, The Earth Harp Collective, Behind the Veil.
Since the late 1990s, when he attended the Chicago Art Institute, Close has pursued his dream of building and performing with unique, handmade instruments. The Earth Harp has now been captured in high fidelity in a brand new recording using Antelope Audio.
Antelope Audio’s new Rubicon A-to-D converter was used as the primary mastering device, and its Orion32 multi-channel interface was used during playback. “I’ve never heard The Earth Harp sounding so good on a recording,” he says. “The instrument has so many beautiful harmonics and overtones, and many times, these are lost in the process. The Antelope equipment was awesome and helped us finally achieve a true representation of how The Earth Harp actually sounds.”
While Close used Antelope gear throughout the entire process, the starting point was the Orion32, which was clocked to a 10M. After playback, Mastering engineer Marcel James routed the signal to his Sontec mastering EQs for dynamics processing before sending it via USB to an Antelope Audio Rubicon, which was running Logic X off of a second MacBook Pro as the final recording device.
“I had just gotten the Antelope Rubicon, so I thought I would try its A-to-D capability on this project,” he recalls. “The sound of The Earth Harp suddenly had this larger-than-life sound that really lent itself well to the material.” For monitoring, his conversion was handled by an Antelope Zodiac +, which was also being clocked to the 10M. Throughout, he used an Antelope Eclipse 384 as a monitor control for his ATC monitor system.
James printed 96 kHz/24 bit masters plus a pass with no limiting for vinyl, and a 44.1 kHz pass for CD.