Microphone Preamp

  • Antelope Audio MP32 Microphone Preamp

    Antelope Audio MP32 Microphone Preamp with 32-Channel Mic Pres Perfectly Matches the Orion32 & Orion32+ Audio Interfaces. MP32 is a 32-channel console-grade microphone preamp with integrated software remote control and Antelope Audio’s exciting new approach to analog circuit design.

    The rave reviews shared by several top audio engineers regarding the quality of the 12 mic preamps in our portable audio interface Zen Studio urged us to expand further and create a 32-channel mic preamp housed in only two rack spaces.
    We designed MP32 to be a perfect match for our top-selling audio interface Orion32 or its ThunderboltTM successor Orion32+. This ensures a full transparency of the sound and complete integrity of the signal via the whole chain, from the mic pres through the conversion, recording and playback, all of them characterized by the signature Antelope sound.

    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.

    MP32 features 32 class-A mic pres with phantom power, 32 line inputs, of which 4 can operate as Hi-Z instrument inputs. All inputs are XLR combos on the front panel of the MP32. MP32’s mic preamps are open and transparent, yet designed to maintain both signal clarity and sonic realism consistently throughout the recording process. The MP32 offers excellent headroom and up to 68 dB of gain in 1 dB steps, more than enough to power even the most demanding ribbon mics, while maintaining ultra-low THD+N (-110.5 dB).

    Control MP32 via its fast and flexible software control panel.
    A user-friendly control panel for OS X or Windows allows for easy remote management of the device’s input types and mic gain levels. The intuitive software control panel provides fast set up and easy fine-tuning of individual mic preamp gain, as well as the independent assignment of phantom power and mic/line/hi-z switching.
    Complex gain structure and preamp settings are made incredibly simple by the user-defined presets, just a mouse click away. In addition, individual V/U style metering allows for instant signal confirmation at a glance of the software.

    32 MIC PRES
    MP32 features 32 Class-A mic preamps
    Hi-Z, line, mic compatible

    Control the MP32’s input types, gain levels, routing and presets via a user-friendly app

    32-channel outputs handled by four D-Sub 25 connectors

    Independently assignable phantom power

    USB Full Speed interface for software control panel

    Intuitive Control Panel for Windows and OS X

    Analog Inputs
    32 channels Mic / Line on XLR Combos on the front panel;
    1-4 of 32 channels are (HiZ) – Instrument selectable XLR Combos on the front;

    XLR Combos Analog
    Mic (XLR only): 20dBu max balanced @ 2Kohm
    Line (1/4 only): 29dBu max balanced @ 13K (to gnd)
    Hi-z (1/4 only): 20dBu max unbalanced @ 1,1Mohm

    Analog Outputs
    32 x Lines on 4 x D-SUB 25 (32 channels), 26 dBu max balanced @50 Ohms

    USB I/O
    USB 2.0 Full-Speed Type B
    For use with the software control panel

    Dimensions (Approx)
    Width: 482 mm/19”/Rack
    Height: 88 mm/3.5”/2U
    Depth: 210 mm/8.3”

    Mic Preamp Gain
    Mic Pre: 5 to13dB in one 8dB step, 13 to 68dB in 1dB steps
    Line: -9 to 20dB in 1 dB steps
    Hi-z 4 to 40dB in 1 dB steps
    THD + N: 110.5 dB
    EIN: -129dBu

    Operating Temperature
    0-50°C, 32-122°F

    6kg/ 13lb approx.

    Power Supply
    AC Universal Input 95-264V, 50 or 60Hz

    Power Consumption
    44 Watts Max

  • Antelope Audio MP8d Microphone Preamp & A/D Converter

    The Antelope Audio MP8d is an 8-channel Microphone Preamplifier with A/D conversion. The MP8d boasts Antelope Audio’s integrated world-class A/D conversion. Antelope’s converters are widely regarded for their naturally warm, yet sonically accurate sound signature.
    This classically rich, yet modernly precise sound is accomplished thanks to Antelope’s Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management algorithm and Oven-Controlled crystal oscillator, along with advanced analog and digital circuit board design, powered by a proprietary power supply.

    Generous analog connectivity in a device taking up just 1U space.
    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 high-end 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 perfect companion device for Antelope’s Orion32 and Zen Studio audio interfaces.

    MP8d features all digital I/O options you’ll ever need.
    A plethora of digital connectors offer a wide variety of options, providing extreme flexibility and enhanced productivity.
    MP8d provides S/PDIF, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, ADAT and MADI connections expand the product compatibility and allow for both easy connection to other outboard gear or DAW, as well as cascading two or more MP8d units, expanding the channel count.

    8 Hi-Z, Line and Mic compatible preamps with individual phantom power

    MP8d features all digital I/O you need – MADI, ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSLINK

    DB25 connector for 8-channel direct microphone output

    A/D enhanced by Antelope’s world-renowned jitter management algorithm

    Massive parallel DSP for fast routing, low-latency mixing and real-time FX

    Oven-Controlled Oscillator, 2 Word Clock outs, 1 Word Clock in and 1 Atomic Clock in

    Analog Inputs
    8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear panel
    2 x Hi-Z (instrument) inputs on TRS on the front panel (Mic inputs 1,2)

    Analog Inserts
    2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)

    Analog Outputs
    8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
    1 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (2 channels)

    Digital Inputs
    1 x MADI (up to 64CH)

    Digital Outputs
    1 x MADI (up to 64CH)
    2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
    1 x S/PDIF
    1 x TOSLINK
    1 x AES/EBU on DB9 (breaks down to 4 x XLR connectors, cable not included)

    Clocking System
    4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    64-bit DDS
    Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator

    USB I/O
    2.0 Hi-Speed, Type B, only for control

    Atomic Clock
    1 x 10M Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC

    Word Clock
    1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32-192 kHz
    2 x Output @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32-192 kHz

    A/D Converter
    Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    THD+N: -110 dB

    Clocking Stability
    <+/-0.02ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/148.1ºF

    Clock Aging
    < 1ppm per year

    Clock Calibration

    Atomic Clock
    10 MHz

    Sample Rates
    32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

    Operating Temperature

    3.3 kg/7.28 lb approx.

    Dimensions (Approx)
    Width: 483mm / 19’’
    Height: 44mm / 1.75’’
    Depth: 230mm / 9.1’’

    Power Supply
    AC Universal input
    ~95-245 V, 20 Watts Max

    Power Consumption
    20 Watts Max

  • Eventide MixingLink Mic Pre-amp with FX Loop

    The Eventide MixingLink Mic Pre-amp with FX Loop is an insanely versatile stompbox size audio toolkit for on stage, in studio and everywhere in between. Use is as a high quality mic pre-amp, a sing through stomp box, a hotel practice amp, and A/B switching box and even as a multi instrument mixer.

    Includes a quiet high gain mic-pre, 48V phantom power and enough I/O and control for applications such as FX Loop for microphone signal processing (vocals, horns, strings, etc) , signal splitting and combining, complete re-amp setup, impedance and gain matching, mixing and more.

    Features include:
    interfaces with consoles or guitar pedals easily
    FX loop send and return supports balanced and unbalanced signals
    Latching or momentary footswitch control of FX loop for performance effects
    Works with a wide range of microphones including condenser and ribbon mics with up to 65dB of clean gain
    Aux I/O connection supporting stereo input and send
    Guitar amp output and headphone monitor output with separate master volume control
    International universal power supply included
    Operates on 9V battery (no phantom power when operating on a battery)
    48V phantom power for condenser mics
    Balanced XLR output which supports DI and line levels
    Instrument and balanced line level inputs

    Versatile mix control supports 3 modes:
    - 100% Dry w/FX blended in
    - Mic/FX balance control
    - 100% FX (no Dry)