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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more


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Antelope announces availability of DISCRETE 8 Thunderbolt & USB Interface and EDGE and VERGE modeling microphones



High-end professional audio equipment manufacturer Antelope Audio has announced the availability of its DISCRETE 8 Thunderbolt & USB Interface with 8 Discrete Mic Preamps, plus accompanying EDGE and VERGE modeling microphones.

Antelope Audio’s DISCRETE 8 Thunderbolt & USB Interface with 8 Discrete Mic Preamps comes complete with eight console-grade, six-transistor, fully-discrete design preamps; 121 dB dynamic range conversion; and rock-solid clocking. It includes all Antelope Audio’s premier real-time FPGA FX, including authentic models of iconic gear from BAE, Gyraf Audio, LANG, and many more besides. Being based on Antelope Audio’s AFX platform — a rapidly expanding hardware modeling engine — enables DISCRETE 8 to add Accusonic microphone and preamp models, guitar amps, transformer and tube effects alongside a huge selection of classic vintage gear to its recording roster.

When working, DISCRETE 8 users can create custom presets to set up various tracking scenarios easily and speedily. The front panel features a large monitor volume knob and dedicated HP knobs for each output. On top of that, the talkback microphone is also built into the front panel right above the TBK (talkback) button. Talkback can be engaged via the assignable FOOTSWITCH on the rear, in the EasyPanel software, or via the iOS/Android app. Meanwhile, metering is viewable on the front panel display, inside the EasyPanel, and via the remote app.

With a 26-input/32-output audio interface with eight analogue inputs (A1 through to A8), eight analogue outputs (on a standard 25-pin D-SUB connector), a pair of MONITOR outputs, two REAMP outputs, and a pair of headphone outputs, with additional digital connectivity courtesy of S/PDIF IN and OUT alongside dual ADAT I/O, DISCRETE 8, was developed after extensive research of legendary microphone preamp circuitry. Engineers and performers alike can instantly hear the authentic blends of 10 different mic preamps — without any latency or annoying comb filtering. The microphone source can be recorded with or without Accusonic modelling, allowing engineers to choose between preamp models during mixing. Moreover, the entire signal path has been designed for optimal sound with any microphone, yet really shines when working with Antelope Audio’s new EDGE and VERGE modelling microphones, which are both specially designed for DISCRETE 8’s preamps, featuring matching discrete electronics.

EDGE and VERGE are both ideally suited, to Antelope Audio’s realtime mic preamp modelling. Creatively combined with the company’s already-acclaimed FPGA vintage hardware-based effects encompassing ever-expanding compressors and EQs, these new modelling microphones usher in a new era for modern recording.

EDGE

EDGE features dual edge-terminated capsules for a smooth/natural sound, reproducing the expressiveness and character of costly classic microphones — albeit without excessive expense. Antelope Audio CEO Igor Levin has designed groundbreaking fully-discrete electronics especially for the job at hand while hand-selected capsules are encased in a carefully-crafted enclosure with contours carefully shaped for optimal sonic performance. As a direct result, EDGE is an exquisite large-diaphragm condenser modelling microphone with excellent transient response and capable of multiple polar patterns.

VERGE

VERGE visibly differs as a small-diaphragm condenser (back electret-type) modelling microphone suited to both nuanced accuracy and high SPL (Sound Pressure Level) recording. Also exhibiting excellent performance in its own right, it can capably take on the character and personality of the world’s best small-diaphragm condensers and electrets.

DISCRETE 8’s FPGA Accusonic 3D Modelling Engine enables users to transform both EDGE and VERGE into vintage replicas, realising complete control over proximity effect, off-axis response, and even allowing them to change polar patterns during or after recording!

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