Antelope Audio announces availability of Goliath HD | Gen 3 audio interface with brand-new AD/DA converters to achieve 136dB DNR (dynamic range) on its mastering-grade monitor outputs, and a complimentary Edge Duo microphone with switchable polar patterns and realtime mic modelling via its studio partner’s onboard FPGA-powered emulations and Accusonic mic preamps.
Goliath HD | Gen 3 works with any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), connecting to Mac and Windows computers with 192 kHz audio over Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, HDX (available as a separately-purchasable, optional upgrade), and MADI (to Dante Bridge). As an Antelope Audio innovation, Goliath HD | Gen 3’s proprietary HDX Compensation Delay technology ensures that any analogue or digital input entering Pro Tools arrives as a fully-sample-accurate signal source, while the company’s custom-created Thunderbolt driver delivers 64 channels of simultaneous playback and recording at up to sub-millisecond (imperceptible) latency.
Additionally, a latency-free direct monitoring environment encompassing four independent internal mixers, each with 32 assignable inputs, is always at hand. Having said that, Goliath HD | Gen 3’s digital and networking connectivity is established by AES, MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF, Thunderbolt, USB, and HDX connections combining to total 346 digital I/O channels.
Goliath HD | Gen 3 I/O includes 16 Accusonic mic preamps (M/L 1 through to M/L 16) with mic modelling support for the included Edge Duo microphone’s 11 emulations — namely, Berlin 47, Berlin 49T, Berlin 57, Berlin 87, Berlin 67, Berlin M103, Tokyo 800T, Vienna 12, Vienna 414, Oxford 4038, and Sacramento 121R; two analog inserts; and four instrument inputs (G1 through to G4) alongside an additional 16 analog inputs via two D-SUB 25 connectors (with 124dB DNR), while 32 analog outputs over four D-SUB 25 connectors (with 129dB DNR), two transformer re- amp outputs (R1 and R2), and two independently-assignable headphone outputs (HP 1 and HP 2) bring the total to 38 analog outputs.
Goliath HD | Gen 3 includes 36 realtime FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) hardware-based effects taken from Antelope Audio’s AFX library — namely, AuraVerb (reverb); BA-31 (mic preamp model); ClearQ (linear EQ); FET-A76 (FET-based compressor); Gyraf Gyratec X (true tube stereo compressor); PowerEx (in-house expander); PowerFFC (feedforward compressor); PowerGate (noise gate); VCA-160 (VCA-style compressor); VEQ-1A (vintage tube EQ); VEQ-HLF (Pultec-style high- and low-pass filter); VMEQ-5 (midrange EQ); Stay-Levin (American tube compressor); and x903 (natural-sounding compressor), plus 11 guitar amps and 11 guitar cabinets.
Coupled with Antelope Audio’s latest 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management system, those Class-A mic preamps and audiophile-grade AD/DA conversion combine to deliver studio quality sound. Saying that, the clocking can be distributed to suitably-equipped external studio equipment via Goliath HD | Gen 3’s twin WC OUT (Word Clock outputs) on BNC (Bayonet Neill–Concelman) connectors. Additionally, Antelope Audio’s 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock can be used for reference (connected on BNC via the dedicated 10M IN input).
Goliath HD | Gen 3 is available for purchase — priced at an RRP of $5,995.00 USD, including an Edge Duo modelling microphone — through Antelope Audio’s growing global network of authorized dealers or online directly from Antelope Audio.