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I'm PC.

The problems range from half-assed buggy software, to no sound, clicks and noises during recording, non functional DB 25 outputs, overheating, non-recognition by usb port and the list goes on.

I don't like the general attitude of Antelope at the forum, when people report the problems they always throw marketing BS or presumable success stories in the mix.

The original person reviewing the Antelope, who is also from gearslutz staff, received a non-functional Audio Zen, then he was telling that the fault was from the parcel delivery company and some posts later he changed the story to ''I had a beta unit for testing''.

I dunno, my impression after some threads is that Antelope seems a shady company. Now they are releasing some audiophile clocks for 5k. Again I have trouble trusting audiophile companies, especially when they release ''esoteric'' audiophile stuff.

Anyway I should have done my homework before considering the Audio Zen.

I could order and be lucky, but I don't know, the general feeling around them is unreliability.

Source:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/931887-antelope-zen-hands.html




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Thanks Paul!

Yeah you are right about the definition, it's all pro, but I was thinking high end above 5k mark, when I said ''middle weight'' :)

I've lost interest on the Zen Studio because a lot of users are reporting all sorts of problems @ gearslutz...

So back to where I started...


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As you may know, I'm building a ''middleweight'' ambient recording home studio. I've been undecided since the beginning (about a year and a half ago), which interface to pick up, so I've been buying everything else, leaving the interface to the end.

First I was looking into a all in one solution, the Yamaha 01V96i, because of the tactile feel.
Then I was thinking that it would be better to focus on the conversion instead of a full kit, investing later in a Mackie MCU pro DAW controller.

Then I was interested in the RME Fireface UFX, the drivers are rock solid they say, but unfortunately it only has 12 inputs, to expand it I would had to buy another AD/DA converter and plug it by adat. So the price would be like the Antelope Orion or more...

As you may know, I own several digital and analog synths, 10 by now.

So I bought a lot of Mogami cables and a TRS patchbay and I've been doing some ambient recording tests using my synths with my 6 track Zoom H6. I'm so happy with the results, that I can't wait any longer for a proper audio interface.

So...

I went back again to the Antelope Zen Studio, now that should be properly reviewed.
I've noticed besides the 12 inputs on the box, it has an additional 8 inputs by DSUB 25 connector, making a total of 20 inputs, perfect for my current array of synths, with no additional cost of another adat converter.

What you think of this kit:

Zen Studio

Mogami Gold Multicore TRS <> DSub 25 (Plugged into my TRS Patchbay)

http://www.musicstore.com/pt_PT/PTE/Mogami-Gold-Series-Multicore-3m-/-TRS-DSub-25/art-REC0010413-000#FullDetails

RME Raydat

http://www.thomann.de/pt/rme_hdspe_raydat.htm

What do you think of the Orion 32?

Would it be a better investment? An alternative kit involving the Orion 32 maybe?

Then the Midas M32 is around the corner for 3K + euros, arghhh! :)

Thanks!

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Well I'm not surprised...

Tomas has the most harsh comments here, I don't understand why..

My suggestion is to buy somewhere else, maybe other labels that ship to Russia?




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I like this one too.

But like many listeners, I would prefer if he went in the same vein of ''Structures from Silence'', in my opinion a well thought composition of layered sounds (thinking about the track ''Quiet Friend'), the latest works seem more random, like the stuff Ran Kirlian does...It's easy to release albums like that. ::)

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No physical volume knob, what the heck? 2 pieces will create more cumbersomeness...

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This is my current portable dac. Zoom H6.

30 hours of operation, 6 track recorder and audiointerface.

The front mics can be detached. So besides being a great recorder with pristine audio quality it can fit in bag and be a great vacation partner too serving as a usb powered dac.

I was recording today at the beach and the quality is just mind blowing.

It comes with a nice price tag and Richard Devine recommends it :)






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I've ordered some Mogami and Van Damme, I will make some tests before I bulk purchase.

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Ok just let us know about your findings ;)

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Yeah, the one I posted before didn't had an headphones plug...Indeed it has the burr brown chip like the Dangerous Music Source and other high end gear.

Another company you might want to check is:

http://www.fiio.com.cn/

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I have a Vaio laptop and it's reliable, I can't vouch about their other products tho...

Anyway, this one should be easier to listen live and it has some positive reviews online.


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Everything and Nothing / Re: A viewpoint of ambient EM music
« on: July 05, 2014, 12:19:04 PM »
Ambient music is not for common people, some call it ''Elevator Music'' or ''Airport Music'', how can you teach these people, how can you feed them with a fine gourmet meal, if all they want is a greasy Big Mac and a beer?

Well I also agree that is a lost cause, you can't show sublime music to a death metal listener, basically a Neanderthal gorilla, just watch some live death metal concert and you will see ''how friendly'' they are to each other.

It's a clash of cultures, peace and introspection vs brutality/stupidity.

Of course this an exaggeration and obviously grey zones exist.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio Reverb Sale!
« on: June 28, 2014, 02:07:34 PM »
Hey Julio sorry to hijack your thread, but I just want to mention that i'm enjoying listening ''Pathway to Pelada''.  8)

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I was refering to the micromain 35 in the 5k euros range, that was what you paid for the HG3?

But good to know you sorted the oxidation problem out. :)


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Why did you purchase this speakers in the first place? I would buy a pair of barefoots with that money...
They look like a tank.

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I use mogami cables mostly.. clocking cable I use klotz with Nutrik connectors..

If you want a really good deal in EU who do all mogami cables including AES snake cables let me know..there is a site in UK who sell them.. (to find mogami in EU is a problem besides the most popular microphone cables)


Yes mogami are recommended all over the place. Thanks mate, I will bug you about those soon :)

Does anyone knows if using the unbalanced cables from the synths with a balanced patchbay (samson s patch plus) will fu.... things up?

cheers


It is true mogami is the religion the most studio people follows however there is also another religion of people saying that cables does not matter... it is up to every one to decide how much you care about the audio signal I decided to buy the mogami.. to buy expensive gears and cheap cables is not logical.

Alright the Dealer in uk is http://www.hhb.co.uk/  it is slightly cheaper then http://shop.synthax.de  which now also have web store added a webstore recently..  recently however slightly more expensive  also musicstore.de have some of the more popular mogami cables..




...But which ones are more indicated for synths? Will the guitar ones be ok?

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I use mogami cables mostly.. clocking cable I use klotz with Nutrik connectors..

If you want a really good deal in EU who do all mogami cables including AES snake cables let me know..there is a site in UK who sell them.. (to find mogami in EU is a problem besides the most popular microphone cables)

Yes mogami are recommended all over the place. Thanks mate, I will bug you about those soon :)

Does anyone knows if using the unbalanced cables from the synths with a balanced patchbay (samson s patch plus) will fu.... things up?

cheers

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: DACs
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:57:01 PM »
I'm still not in that 1% of audio engineers that can spot the difference by hearing for ex your Eclipse or a Prism Sound Atlas. And I really doubt I could spot the difference between the Source and higher stuff.

That requires a lot of training or maybe natural talent? So yes, in this price tag the Source is really cool!

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