The Edge is a large diaphragm condenser modeling microphone
Antelope's unique mic modeling process starts with the Edge microphone. An outstanding performer in its own right, this large-diaphragm condenser captures vocals and instruments with pristine clarity, providing the ideal platform for Edge mic emulation plug-ins.
Boasting a specially designed low-resonance body, the Edge features a pair of capsules with 6-micron gold-sputtered membranes. These edge-terminated capsules provide an incredibly smooth and natural response that can then be shaped to recreate the character of some of the costliest microphones in existence.
Crucially, the Edge's two capsules feed two separate outputs, meaning that the signal from each capsule can be individual processed and recombined. While some mic modeling systems can only apply crude EQ adjustments on top of a static mic response, this dual capsule, dual output approach allows us to precisely model every polar pattern on every mic, with accurate on- and off-axis responses, for true multi-dimensional mic modeling.
Edge is designed for all pre amp-equipped Antelope Audio interfaces and outstanding sound can only be guaranteed when used with them. If a user is interested in the Edge emulations but uses an interface from another brand, they should go for the Edge Strip bundle, which includes a perfectly matched two channel Discrete Preamp and several powerful native plugins.
The true voices of vintage microphones
Edge mic includes five timeless Edge mic emulations Berlin 47 FT, Berlin 87, Berlin 67, Tokyo 800T and our own Antelope Edge model. The activation code is in the Edge mic box.
Available in VST, AU and AAX formats for both macOS and Windows, our native Edge mic emulations have a high degree of oversampling and precise floating-point calculations.
The Edge mic native plugins are not sold separately. Their activation code is in the Edge mic box.
While the emulations will be accessible and usable with other gear, they remain closely bonded with Edge. Antelope Audio cannot guarantee for the sound quality of the emulations when used with third-party microphones, thus it is not recommended.
Vintage Mic Emulations:
Berlin 47 FT, Berlin 87, Berlin 67, Tokyo 800T, Berlin M103, Berlin 57, Vienna 12, Oxford 4038, Sacramento 121R, Vienna 414, Berlin 49T
Berlin 47 FT
Berlin 47 FT will allow you to finally enjoy the authentic sound of one of the most popular microphones in history of audio recording. This emulation perfectly combines the wide dynamic range and meticulous attention to detail of the hardware original. It's perfect for capturing vocals, acoustic instruments and even aggressive sound sources like kick drums.
This microphone is the way to go when recording piano, vocals, overheads, guitars, strings, brass section, percussion. Honestly, there's almost nothing that Berlin 87 can't handle. We're bringing this 1970s classic straight from the good old times to your 21st century studio. No pro can live without an 87 so it was high time you got yours!
Berlin 67 carries the true sound of an iconic tube condenser microphone with multiple polar patterns. This German legend can record in omni, cardiod or figure eight. Its popularity is due to its signature sound and flexibility. Berlin 67 is powerful multi-purpose mic that is a must-have for any studio.
Wondering what lies behind the silky and smooth vocals on your favorite records Chances are high that it's exactly the Japanese microphone legend we modeled our Tokyo 800T after. This vintage tube mic is a top choice for all masters of vocals recordings. With a super low noise-floor and extreme sensitivity, it's also a great fit for recording acoustic guitar sessions.
Another German studio legend is now available in the FPGA domain. Berlin M103 has been modeled after an iconic large-diaphragm condenser mic with a Berlin 87 style-capsule and transformer-less circuitry. This cardiod microphone is signature for its low noise-floor and wide dynamic range. Berlin M103 is praised not only by music engineers specialized in classical music, but also sound designers and Foley artists from the top tiers of the movie industry.
Berlin 57 comes straight from 1957 and it sounds as great as you can expect. The mic owes its specific sound to a large-diaphragm capsule with a PVC membrane and a triode tube. Users can switch between omni, cardiod and figure of eight polar patterns. Just hear how this one captures vocals and you'll fall in love with it.
A classic large diaphragm condenser and a highly sought after tube microphone. Vienna 12 is modelled after the latest revision of the original. Which means - low noise, wide frequency response (from 30 Hz to 20 kHz) and switchable polar patterns. Those include cardioid, figure eight and omni.
Before becoming a preferred tool for professional recording engineers, this bi-directional ribbon microphone was widely popular in broadcasting studios all around the UK. The reasons Its ability to capture sound with a smooth and wide frequency response, its high sensitivity and lack of transient distortion. The resulting sound Natural and clear, fitting both voice and delicate acoustic instruments. No wonder it's highly sought after and still used to this very day.
The Sacramento 121R is modeled after the first commercially available vacuum tube ribbon mic. It offers natural and pure sound plus extended dynamic range, which is actually even higher than its predecessor models.
Vienna 414 is a flexible multi-pattern condenser microphone. The original, which inspired our emulation, has been used in top recording facilities, broadcast studios and performance venues all around the globe. It allows users to switch between whole nine polar patterns and offers unique dynamic range, frequency response and spatial detailing. It's perfect for lead vocals and solo instruments but also as a room mic for drum recordings or classical music sessions.
The original behind Berlin 49T was a revolution on its own for its unique two cardioid condenser systems architecture. This would mean nothing if the resulting sound didn't feature next level smoothness with strong low-end and more than convincing highs. You'll find this one on all your favorite 1950s and 1960s pop, soul and jazz recordings. It's highly suitable for vocals but its great bass response makes it perfect for drums and brass as well.
Microphone type: Condenser
Diaphragm: 34mm Large Condenser - Double sided with 6m gold sputtered membranes
Polar Pattern: Multi-pattern
Freq. response: 20HZ - 20KHZ
Sensitivity: -35dB | 18mV/Pa (-1 to +3dB)
Output impedance: 50 Ohms
Power Requirements: 48V DC Phantom Power
Output Connector: 5-pin male XLR
Color: Black matte
Weight (mic body): 1.23 lbs. (560 grams)
Dimensions (mic body): 8.6 x 2.1 (219mm x 53mm)
Breakout Cable: 16.4 (5meters) 5-pin female XLR to dual 3-pin male XLR (High grade OFC Y cable)