Antelope Audio Debuts MP32
Oct 6, 2014 2:49 PM
LOS ANGELES � Professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio introduces the MP32, a 32-channel, console-grade microphone preamplifier with integrated software control. Housed in a 2U rack space, MP32 is designed to complement Orion32.
The combination of the Orion32 and MP32 � totaling just 3U in rack space � make it a perfectly suited solution for studios and live recording where rack space can be a precious commodity. The new MP32 expands on the analog preamplifier circuit design of the recently launched Zen Studio, which includes 12 studio quality mic preamps.
�Instead of considering a mic pre to be a disparate element, it should be viewed within the framework of the overall structure which comprises the A/D converter, its drivers and the pre itself,� said Antelope founder and CEO Igor Levin. �The result is that the entire system works in harmony, ensuring sonic integrity throughout the entire recording chain: from recording, to conversion and playback.�
Each of the class-A preamps on the MP32 feature phantom power and four of them can operate as Hi-Z instrument inputs. By using the MP32''s control panel (compatible with both Mac and PC), users can manipulate each of the unit''s input types and mic gain levels remotely.
Audio engineers are also able to save and recall their own presets. The individual V/U style metering provides instant signal confirmation.
Each preamplifier on the MP32 was designed to be open and transparent. The unit offers headroom and up to 65 dB of gain in 1 dB steps: more than enough power for even the most demanding ribbon mics.
The MP32 is scheduled to ship in the forth quarter of 2014, with a discount available for Orion32 owners.