Antelope Audio announces the arrival of its FET-A76 solid-state compressor to its latest hardware interfaces, as well as a further expansion of its EQ offerings with four new vintage hardware models.
Each hardware-based model leverages Antelope’s proprietary Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, and joins a growing range of signal processing offered by Antelope Audio with near-zero latency performance and the character of the original vintage gear.
The FET-A76, VEQ-HLF, Helios 69, NEU-PEV and Lang PEQ2 add more essential tools for tracking and mixing to the growing Antelope Audio digital platform, and are available immediately as an update for the Goliath, Zen Tour and Orion Studio hardware.
FET-based compression has been a staple in the studio since its invention in the late 60s. The Antelope FET-A76 captures all of the nuances of a vintage FET compressor, and like its analog progenitor, is useful not only for controlling dynamics and sculpting tone but also for its ability to add punch and presence to anything passing through its circuit. Mirroring the original hardware’s easy-to-use interface, the FET-A76 features input and output gain controls and a selectable 4-way ratio control with hidden “all-buttons” mode for a more aggressive compression character.
The FET-A76 shines in a wide range of applications, from vocals to bass guitar to buss compression, and is a companion to Antelope Audio’s already-available FPGA EQ models, including the recently released BAE Audio 1073.
“The FET compressor has been a studio workhorse for decades, and now thanks to our proprietary FPGA technology we can model the character of this classic outboard gear in-hardware on our interfaces with near-zero latency,” says Marcel James, director of U.S. sales, Antelope Audio. “Whether you apply the it to individual tracks or to the mix bus, the FET-A76 puts the musical analog character and all the incredible dynamics shaping potential of this classic circuit at the fingertips of Antelope Audio’s users to make their mixes shine.”