For Musikmesse 2015, Antelope Audio [hall 5.1, booth E41] introduces a new addition to its family of class-A mic preamps: the MP8d eight-channel mic preamp with A/D conversion.
During exhibition hours between April 15 and 18, Antelope Audio will showcase all the latest products and feature limited time show specials including a special 5% discount on any of its current portfolio, valid until May 15, 2015.
MP8d is an eight-channel class-A microphone preamplifier, which boasts Antelope Audio’s integrated A/D conversion. The signature sound is accomplished thanks to Antelope’s Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management algorithm and Oven-Controlled crystal oscillator, along with analog and digital circuit board design, powered by a proprietary power supply.
“MP8d is the latest addition to Antelope’s expanding eco-system concept, with the goal of maintaining a stable and coherent audio signal throughout the entire recording, mixing and mastering process,” says Igor Levin, ceo and founder of Antelope Audio. “MP8d now adds a product to the Antelope lineup that provides clean and transparent microphone gain, with precise A/D conversion, along with an optimized analog drive stage to gently handle overloads, allowing the engineer to capture the purest sound quality, even when recording hot signal levels,” Levin adds.
The MP8d mic pres are combo XLR/TRS connectors, which accept both mic and line level signals. Hi-Z inputs are associated with channels 1 and 2, and are accessible via dedicated TRS connectors on the front panel. Inserts for connecting your favorite effects outboard gear are available on the rear panel. A headphone amp is accessible from the front panel to provide the convenience of integrated monitoring. The analog connectivity is accomplished with a D-Sub 25 connector directly outputting the mic signals at line level, making MP8d a companion device for Antelope’s Orion32 and Zen Studio audio interfaces.
Multiple digital connectors offer a wide variety of options. MP8d utilizes Antelope’s custom-built USB chip and PC/Mac drivers, allowing 24-bit/192 kHz streaming of 24 simultaneous I/O. In addition S/PDIF, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, ADAT and MADI connections expand the product compatibility and allow for connection to other outboard gear or DAW, as well as cascading two or more MP8d units, expanding the channel count.
MP8d relies on the software control concept developed for Orion32 and Zen Studio. The user interface with color-coded drag and drop signal routing, multiple mixers and powerful DSP engine with on-board effects, makes the device suited to various recording applications. Programmable presets allow for recall of preferred configurations, while ergonomic aluminum knobs on the front panel provide precise mic gain adjustment in real-time.