It has been quite some time since recording innovator Les Paul — one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar — and The Beatles — regarded as the most influential band of all time, integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form as well as pioneering recording techniques — first experimented with flanging in the Fifties and Sixties, respectively. Though the effect itself has not changed much throughout the years, brilliant minds have come up with dozens of different approaches. Antelope Audio’s gives it a distinctly modern twist. Taking advantage of the Synergy Core platform’s unparalleled computational capabilities, Space Flanger is capable of producing phases, sweeps, and swooshes that sound truly out of this world! With Space Flanger, vocalists and instrumentalists can prepare to blast-off by setting the following controls for the heart of the sound: GAIN — adjust input volume (-12dB to +12dB); WAVE — choose between triangle and sine wave modulation; FEEDBACK — adjust the amount of output signal being fed back into the input (produces resonance); DELAY — adjust the offset between the source and delayed signal (in milliseconds); RATE — adjust the frequency of the modulating wave (perceived as a change in modulation speed); DEPTH — adjust the amplitude of the modulating wave (perceived as volume change); and MIX — blend between the DRY (unaffected) and WET (processed) signal.
Tremolo… the modulation effect that started it all! Anterior to the first tremolo units being built into vintage amplifiers, nobody knew what guitar effects were. While it may be a simple concept — creating a change in volume, tremolo went on to define the iconic sound of surf guitar, spurring a wave of innovation among musical equipment builders. But Antelope Audio’s Synergy Core-powered Vari-Speed Tremolo presents a fresh and versatile take on vintage tremolos with its five-position WAVE selector and the addition of a VARI-SPEED RATE knob. Needless to say, by adjusting how quickly the frequency of the modulating wave varies, Vari-Speed Tremolo users can spice up their tremolo effects with a welcome touch of unpredictability. Users can quickly set sounds, though, thanks to the following controls: WAVE selector — turn clockwise to choose between sine, triangle, square, sawtooth, and inverted sawtooth modulating waves; RATE — adjust the modulation speed; VARI-SPEED RATE — adjust how quickly the frequency of the modulating wave varies; DEPTH — adjust the amount of amplitude (volume) modulation; and MIX — blend between the DRY (unaffected) and WET (processed) signal.
So, with the timely introduction of Opto-2A, Space Flanger, and Vari-Speed Tremolo, the range and scope of real-time effects available to owners of Antelope Audio’s recently-released Discrete 4 Synergy Core and Discrete 8 Synergy Core audio interfaces just became better, thanks to that premier processing platform anchored around two DSP (Digital Signal Processing) processors paired with a proprietary FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) chip. But better still, those three new Synergy Core effects will be becoming available for Antelope Audio’s recently-announced Orion Studio Synergy Core, advancing its acclaimed audio interface series’ workhorse with ‘hot-rodded’ hardware from the ground up to include six ARM-based DSP (Digital Signal Processing) processors paired with two proprietary FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) chips combining to produce phenomenal onboard processing power, freeing up host computers from running Antelope Audio’s acclaimed real-time effects as a well-oiled machine like no other audio interface in its class!
Initially available for Antelope Audio’s recently-released Discrete 4 Synergy Core and Discrete 8 Synergy Core audio interfaces, Opto-2A is priced at $75.00 USD/€75.00 EUR while Space Flanger and Vari-Speed Tremolo can be bought together for $55.00 USD/€55.00 EUR directly from here:
Opto-2A and the Space Flanger plus Vari-Speed Tremolo pairing will subsequently be made available at the same pricing for Antelope Audio’s recently-announced Orion Studio Synergy Core audio interface — when it is released — directly from here:
About Antelope Audio (www.antelopeaudio.com)
Antelope Audio is a leading manufacturer of high-end professional audio equipment. Founded in 2004 and reinventing the industry with its flawless master clock technologies and versatile multi-channel interface solutions, the company has been steadily expanding its portfolio over the years under the guidance of visionary engineer and CEO Igor Levin. Antelope Audio’s products offer the best of both analog and digital technologies. Among its most recent innovations are compact interfaces with discrete mic preamps, hardware-based effects modelled to the component level running on a Synergy Core of DSP and FPGA processing, and next-generation modelling microphones. These are distributed through Antelope Audio offices in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, and highly acclaimed by users all over the world.The company’s customers include GRAMMY® award-winning sound engineers, top- tier producers, world-class artists, and some of the most renowned, recording, mastering, and post-production facilities around the globe.