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Antelope Audio Edge Duo

Dual-membrane condenser microphone for authentic multi-pattern vintage mic emulation

The Edge Duo is a large dual-diaphragm condenser modeling microphone with switchable polar patterns, that delivers clean and natural recordings with any interface or preamp. The microphone is designed with the artist/engineer in mind who needs one solution for numerous situations and applications. In addition to the high-performance hardware, Antelope Audio has developed a proprietary Modelling Engine that adds advanced tone-shaping to the microphone's own pristine sound. The 18 different mic emulations make this a highly adaptive and effective recording tool - suitable for home- and professional-studio recordings of vocals, acoustic instruments, guitar & bass cabs, as well as drums & percussion.

. Large-diaphragm condenser microphone delivering high-resolution audio
. 18 classic mic emulations with stunning tone-shaping abilities
. Dual diaphragm (Multiple polar patterns)
. User-friendly software allowing for speed & efficiency

A Mic That Stands On Its Own
The Edge Duo has been developed as a microphone that performs outstandingly even without any emulations. It features two low self-noise, high SPL, 6-micron gold-sputtered diaphragms. Combined with the low-resonance body and low-reflection head basket, the capsule powers a high-performance microphone capable of delivering ultra-fast transients, flat frequency response, and exceptional dynamic range for clean and natural-sounding recordings. In contrast to cardioid-only mics, the Edge Duo allows you to select from omni-directional, through cardioid, into figure-eight and in between.

A Plethora of Tone-Shaping Emulations
In addition to its own pristine sound, the Edge Duo's mic locker includes 18 emulations of the most popular mics for recording. Like the Edge Solo, it features dynamic and condenser classics, but differs with the addition of some Ribbon legends. To develop the emulations, Antelope Audio has worked with several revered European facilities, making rigorous measurements and testing multiple exquisitely preserved vintage microphones, as well as modern high-end classics. The updated library provides the necessary sonic versatility to suit any voice or instrument both at home and in the studio.

A New Vision for the Recording Experience
The purpose of the Edge Duo and all other modeling microphones in Antelope Audio's portfolio is to not only equip you with a variety of sonically versatile emulations in one body but to also expand your scope of recording abilities with features not available with conventional microphones. The modeling engine enhances your workflow by allowing you to switch between microphone emulations with a single click during recording or post-production. The dual-diaphragm design complements this further by also enabling polarity alterations at any stage of your production. When paired with an Antelope Audio interface you can benefit from imperceptible latency while picking the best mic emulation for the job during tracking. If you prefer, record without any modeling, and alter the sound later on with the native emulation plugins* - compatible with any DAW or interface.

The Duo feeds two XLR inputs in your interface via a special Y-cable for a truly unique multi-dimensional sound.

iLok 2 or 3 required to use emulations as native plugins within your DAW

Features

  • Powerful mic modeling engine
  • Duosonic / Stereosonic microphone
  • Output split into two independent audio channels for maximum control
  • Large double-membrane condenser capsule
  • Switchable polar patterns: cardioid, figure-8, omnidirectional and anything in between
  • Ultra-low resonance headbasket and body construction
  • Extensive library of vintage mic emulations
  • Shock mount with pop filter and special oxygen-free copper Y-cable included

Specifications

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)

Specifications
Microphone type: Stereo condenser microphone
Diaphragm: Large condenser - double-sided 6u gold-sputtered membranes
Diaphragm diameter: 34mm
Polar pattern: Multi-pattern (cardioid, figure-8, omnidirectional)
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
Weight (mic body): 1.23 lbs (560 grams)
Dimensions (mic body): 8.6" x 2.1" (219mm x 53mm)

In-the-Box Content

  • Breakout cable - 16.4' (5 meters) 5-pin female XLR to dual 3-pin male XLR (high grade OFC Y-cable)
  • Shock absorber mount cradle
  • Standard mid-size road case with handle and custom-fit foam inserts
  • Mic emulation license codes and quick start guide leaflet
  • Warranty card
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