Built to serve high-tech mic emulations and provide multipattern pickup for incredible versatility, the Antelope Edge Duo is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone bundled with software models of 18 coveted dynamic, ribbon, and condenser microphones. Resultingly, it gives musicians, producers, and project studio engineers access to an impressive virtual mic locker and the luxury of “swapping” mics and polar patterns in an instant, even after the recording.
With its dual-membrane, dual-output construction, the microphone offers multiple polar patterns while facilitating accurate on- and off-axis response, one that you can better tweak across two channels thanks to its multiple outputs. An included oxygen-free copper cable makes the connection from the mic’s 5-pin output to two 3-pin XLR terminations. Additionally, it comes with a vibration-inhibiting shockmount and a pop filter that helps reduce pops from vocal plosives.
Built for High Resolution
The Edge Duo is a multipattern, large dual-diaphragm condenser microphone, capable of 3-dimensional, high-resolution sound recordings. This innovative device can transform its behavior, color, frequency, and transient response into 18 different iconic microphones that are still used in some of the most sophisticated recording studios. Thanks to its dual-diaphragm design and unique Modeling Engine, the Edge Duo allows for real-time polar pattern alterations during recording and mixing.
Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Capsule
Even before loading any emulations, the Edge Duo is designed to effortlessly deliver an intimately detailed presence that can push any track to the front of your mix. The capsule is fitted with two of Antelope’s signature 6-micron, gold-sputtered membranes and the body is equipped with custom electronics for high-grade sound performance and flexibility.
Virtual Mic Locker
The Edge Duo gives you access to 18 carefully selected classic microphones. We’ve assembled a diverse collection of revered models that were hand-selected as the top picks for many award-winning engineers and producers. The Edge Duo will elevate your tracking capabilities on par with studios that have invested thousands in rare vintage microphone collections, while Antelope’s ever-growing library of emulations will continue to expand your home studio.
What makes the Edge Duo such a special recording tool is the Modeling Engine, a futuristic technology that brings a selection of timeless classics to your studio. To develop it, Antelope worked with several revered European facilities, making rigorous measurements and testing multiple exquisitely preserved vintage microphones as well as modern high-end classics. The accuracy of their mic emulations keeps the frequency response and color of the originals in a complete 360° coverage. The dual-diaphragm design of the Edge Duo is what allows you to adjust the polar patterns of the emulations directly from the software in real time.
Choose Your Workflow
The Edge Duo has been designed for efficiency and versatility. The Modeling Engine saves studio time and maintains the creative dynamic in fast-paced recording sessions. It lets you change your choice of microphone in real time with a click of a button, without ever having to disturb the recording process, or record clean and try out different models in the mixing phase.
Although the Edge Duo works with any preamp, pairing it with the Discrete preamps of Antelope’s Synergy Core interfaces unlocks the full potential of the real-time microphone emulations. When processed by their onboard Synergy Core platform, you can track with the emulations while enjoying imperceptible latency and zero CPU load.
The Edge Duo works with any preamp with 48V phantom power and is for anyone that needs one microphone to record a variety of sources. It excels with any type of audio, from vocals, guitars, and drum overheads to speech applications, such as voice over, dubbing, and audio books.
The microphone emulations are available in VST, AU, and AAX plug-in formats for all popular DAWs under both macOS and Windows, regardless of the audio interface being used. An iLok 2 or 3 USB dongle is required.
- BERLIN 47FT
- BERLIN 47TU
- BERLIN 49T
- BERLIN 57
- BERLIN 67
- BERLIN 87
- BERLIN K86
- BERLIN/HALSKE M25
- BERLIN M251
- BERLIN V563
- BERLIN M103
- ILLINOIS 7B
- MINNESOTA 20
- OXFORD 4038
- TOKYO 800T
- VIENNA 12
- VIENNA 414
- SACRAMENTO 121R
Features at a Glance
- Studio condenser microphone with cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8, and in-between polar patterns selectable in real time via software
- Dual 1.3″ gold-sputtered membranes
- Precision software models of 18 coveted dynamic mics, ribbon mics, solid-state condenser mics, and tube condenser mics
- Mic emulations work with Antelope audio interfaces or macOS/Windows DAWs that support VST, AU, or AAX plug-in formats (iLok 2 or iLok 3 USB dongle required for plug-in use)
- XLR 5-pin output connector
- XLR 5-pin to dual XLR 3-pin breakout cable
- Runs on 48V phantom power
- Includes shockmount, pop filter, and hard storage case
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