The hot new item out lately has been modeling microphones. Combined with the right preamp and software, a relatively flat microphones can take on many shapes and forms. Antelope Audio have released a combo Preamp / Microphone EDGE Strip to emulate many classic and boutique mics and preamps
SANTA MONICA, CA, USA, JANUARY 25, 2018: high-end professional audio equipment manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce that EDGE Strip — a breakthrough bundle comprising its DISCRETE MP Discrete Dual Ultra-Linear Microphone Preamp and already-available, trailblazing EDGE modelling microphone (for which the all-new, all-analogue dual-input microphone preamplifier itself is specifically designed) — will be making its debut during a must-see showcase at The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California…Antelope Audio’s talented team of engineering experts, led by capable company CEO Igor Levin, designed DISCRETE MP to perfectly match the frequency response of the already-available, trailblazing EDGE, a large-diaphragm modelling microphone featuring dual edge- terminated capsules for a smooth/natural sound, reproducing the expressiveness and character of costly classic microphones — albeit without excessive expense. Elsewhere, the EDGE Strip-bundled DISCRETE MP dual-input microphone preamplifier places the same transistor schematic that beats at the state-of-the-art heart of the aptly-named DISCRETE 8 ThunderboltTM & USB Interface with 8 Discrete Mic Preamps and DISCRETE 4 ThunderboltTM & USB Interface with 4 Discrete Mic Preamps series siblings — released to critical acclaim late last year — at its user’s fingertips.Furthermore, the EDGE Strip bundle comes complete with a package of microphone emulations, bringing field-tested microphone classics destined to make musical inroads into studio setups the world over. Developed in close collaboration with world-renowned experts, these must-have microphone emulations are available in native formats, facilitating lightning-fast workflow. Preamp emulations are also included in the package, together with the STAY-LEVIN compressor, personally designed by Igor Levin at Antelope Audio.Antelope Audio has always collectively prided itself in coming up with technologies that unite the digital and analogue audio worlds. While both DISCRETE MP and EDGE are all-analogue devices, making them fully compatible with any audio interface and A/D converter central to any studio setup anywhere, DISCRETE MP allows users to explore the full potential of EDGE in both Antelope Audio-centred setups or other audio systems. Saying that, thanks to its 1kHz hardware calibration OSC (oscillator), DISCRETE MP easily adapts to any studio setup.Still deeper, DISCRETE MP masterfully makes available Antelope Audio’s signature sonic footprint of pristine audio quality. The unique discrete design of its preamp allows Antelope Audio to modify each individual aspect of the preamp, putting total control over colouration, clarity, and character in the hands of discerning users.Ultimately, then, DISCRETE MP powerfully punches well above its (950g) weight while packing a lot into its diminutive (190mm W x 46.5mm H x 157mm D) dimensions, as evidenced by its impressive technical specifications: two INPUTS on MIC-XLR and LINE-USE 1/4” JACK, offering 20dBu max balanced @ 2kΩ (XLR only) and 29dBu max balanced @ 13K to ground (TRS only); two TRS OUTPUTS (22dBu max); USB CONTROL I/O (USB 2.0 Full-Speed Type B for remote control only); and a mic preamp pushing out an accomplished gain range of 0dB to 61dB (in 1dB steps) alongside 48V phantom power.Put it this way: when taken together as the EDGE Strip breakthrough bundle, Antelope Audio’s all-new, all-analogue DISCRETE MP Discrete Dual Ultra-Linear Microphone Preamp and already-available EDGE modelling microphone make for a killer combination!Clearly not to be missed, EDGE Strip will be showcased by Antelope Audio on booth #15914 at The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California. Come check it out!