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ANTELOPE EDGE QUADRO
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Dual-head, quad-channel modeling microphone for 360° recording
EDGE QUADRO
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Description

Mic modeling in three dimensions

Edge Quadro is the most advanced modeling microphone by Antelope Audio. This Quadrosonic mic features two rotatable heads with large double membrane condenser capsules in each. Delivering four channels for independent processing will allow for stereo techniques like M/S, X/Y, Blumlein, and even 3D sound. Edge Quadro is the only microphone you’ll need for stereo and 360° sound recording.

An epic mic emulation library

Edge Quadro boasts an extensive and ever-expanding library of classic mic emulations, with 11 legendary microphone models already available and 7 more soon to be released. The smart control panel allows users to pick two different mic emulations simultaneously, one for each head of the microphone. Find the full list of Edge Quadro emulations below.

Experiment like never before

The Edge Quadro heads offer next-level precision and adjustability. They can be rotated noiselessly, even while the microphone is actively recording. Each Quadro head can also function in all possible polar patterns (cardioid, figure-8, omnidirectional and anything in between). These features combine to deliver virtually limitless variations in tonality and stereo images and enable a wide range of creative effects.

The slickest of them all

Edge Quadro not only sounds incredible – it looks great, too! This unique mic comes with a custom luxury shock mount and two oxygen-free copper Y-cables included in the package. The microphone is housed in a custom, handmade wooden case offering additional protection to its already solid and durable body. 

High compatibility

The Edge emulations are designed to work hand-in-hand with Antelope’s own precision mic preamps and converters. For maximum accuracy, Edge Quadro can be used with any of Antelope Audio’s mic preamp-equipped interfaces, whose built-in FPGA processing capabilities allow real-time vintage mic emulation.

However, Edge Quadro also includes Antelope’s native mic emulation plug-ins, meaning you can use any third-party audio interface and even change modeling settings after recording. Available in VST, AU and AAX formats for both macOS and Windows, Antelope’s native AFX plug-ins* provide everything we’ve come to expect from their industry-leading FPGA FX, with minimal latency, a high degree of oversampling and precise floating-point calculations.

*iLok 2 or 3 required. Not included in the pack.

About the new Edge Family

Building on the success of the acclaimed Edge modeling mic, the new Edge Family from Antelope Audio features three new large-diaphragm condenser mics – the fixed cardioid Edge Solo, the multi-pattern Edge Duo and the dual-capsule, four-output Edge Quadro, capable of 360° stereo recording.

Together with Antelope’s constantly expanding range of FPGA and native AFX mic emulation plug-ins, the Edge Family makes Antelope’s unrivalled mic modeling technology available to an even wider range of users and recording applications.

Key features:

- One-of-a-kind Quadrosonic modeling microphone

- Two rotatable heads with large double-membrane condenser capsules

- Audio signal is split into four independent XLR output channels for optimum control

- Switchable patterns (cardioid, figure-8 and omnidirectional)

- Individual mic emulation and polar pattern selection for each head

- Infinite top head rotation for maximum flexibility

- Ultra-low reflection, fully symmetrical top and bottom heads

- Extensive library of vintage mic emulations

- Custom luxury shock mount and two special OFC Y-cables included in the package

- Custom handmade wooden case

Mic emulations:

Berlin 47 FT

Berlin 49T

Berlin 57

Berlin 87

Berlin 67

Berlin M103

Vienna 12

Vienna 414

Tokyo 800T

Oxford 4038

Sacramento 121R

Berlin K86 (coming soon)

Berlin 47 TU (coming soon)

Berlin V563 (coming soon)

Berlin/Halske M25 (coming soon)

Berlin M251 (coming soon)

Minnesota 20 (coming soon)

Illinois 7B (coming soon)

 

Technical Specifications

Microphone type: Quadrosonic condenser microphone

Diaphragms: Two large condenser capsules in independent rotatable heads; double-sided 6u gold-sputtered membranes for each capsule

Diaphragm diameter: 34mm

Polar pattern: Multi-pattern (cardioid, figure-8, omnidirectional, Blumlein, M/S, X/Y)

Frequency response: 20HZ ~ 20kHZ

Sensitivity: -35dB | 18mV/Pa (-1 to +3dB)

THD+N: -116dB

Self-noise: 19dB(A)

SNR: 75dB(A)

Output impedance: 50 Ohms @ 1kHz

Power requirements: 48V DC phantom power

Output connector: 5-pin male XLR

Color: Black matte 

Package contents

Breakout Cable: Two 5-meter, 5-pin female XLR to dual 3-pin male XLR (high grade OFC Y-cables)

Mount: Custom-made shock absorber type

Case: Custom handmade wooden case

 

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