Los Angeles, CA (October 17, 2016)—At AES, Antelope Audio announced several new hardware-based models to its growing family of FPGA-based FX. The new equalizers will be included as a free update with its Goliath, Zen Tour, Orion Studio and Orion32+ Thunderbolt interface platforms.
The new FX models include classic NEU-W492 and NEU-W495 equalizers, as well as four new 4K series models, including VEQ-4K Orange, VEQ-4K Pink, VEQ-4K Black and VEQ-4K Brown, each delivering its own unique, low frequency sound-shaping characteristics.
The NEU-W492 is based on the circuitry design of the original and features a 4-band EQ with bypass available for each band or the entire unit, delivering a warm analog sound character. Meanwhile, the NEU-W495 is based on the original mixer strip designed for mastering consoles and features a 3-band EQ, which allows bypassing of each band or the entire unit, allowing it to fatten bass much like an analog EQ. The NEU-PEV features just four knobs: a bass low shelf at 60 Hz, a mid knob with seven frequencies and a high shelf knob for the highs at 10 kHz.
Antelope also announced that its best-in-class Orion32+ interface platform will soon be capable of handling 64 channels of recording and playback over Thunderbolt, due to a firmware update Antelope will be making available to all customers. The update is expected to be completed by the end of October and, similar to the FPGA-based FX updates, will also be free of charge. Following the update, Orion32+ users will soon be able to access the new FET-A76 compressor on the device, which was launched a month ago and which is the first of several planned compressors for the Antelope interface platforms.
Also, Zen Tour, Antelope's new compact recording interface, will also receive an update that includes all the recently introduced EQs that were not available on the unit until now - including the FET-A76.