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EDGE SOLO

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Single capsule large-diaphragm condenser microphone for Antelope's vintage mic emulations

Edge Solo is a high-quality single-capsule large-diaphragm condenser microphone by Antelope Audio. Combined with Antelope's cutting-edge modeling technology, it allows users to emulate 18 of the world's most iconic vintage microphones with uncanny accuracy. The Edge Solo features modeling that was performed in one of the most respected facilities in Germany using an exquisitely preserved collection of classic microphones. Find the full list of Edge Solo emulations below.

High-performance custom design
Edge Solo was specifically designed as the perfect source to model any vintage cardioid-pattern microphone. Antelope's Edge microphones are in a class of their own thanks to extensive testing and a design philosophy that ensures an accurate yet natural sounding result.

Designed and built in Europe, Edge Solo features a 6-micron gold-sputtered membrane, low-resonance body and low-reflection headbasket. Edge Solo also boasts custom electronics designed by Antelope's award-winning engineers, and it delivers exceptional dynamic range and frequency response, resulting in an excellent microphone even before choosing your favorite vintage mic flavor.

Plug'n'play
Unlike the multi-capsule modeling microphones in the Edge series, Solo features a fixed cardioid pickup pattern and feeds a single mono XLR input channel on your interface. This makes it very easy to use. Simply take it out of its case, plug it in, pick one of the 18 available emulations and start tracking.

Compatible with any system
The Edge emulations are optimized to perform with Antelope's precision mic preamps and converters for maximum accuracy. Antelope Audio's mic preamp-equipped interfaces feature built-in FPGA processing capabilities that allow real-time vintage mic emulation.

Edge Solo 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 degree 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.

Features:

  • Stunningly accurate and lifelike mic modeling

  • Straightforward and easy to use

  • Impressive dynamic range and frequency response

  • Monosonic large-diaphragm single capsule microphone

  • Fixed cardioid characteristics

  • Ultra-low resonance headbasket and body construction

  • Ever-expanding library of the worlds most renowned microphones (cardioid pattern only)

List of Emulations:
Berlin 47 FT - by far the ultimate kick drum microphone, with large, full-bodied sound and unmatchable low-end that's also suitable for bass cabinets.
Berlin 47 TU - modeled after "the holy grail" of tube microphones, it's suitable for any source and any application, but its glory is mostly due to its ability to capture vocals' presence like no other microphone.
Berlin 49T - a classic male-vocal microphone for effortless tube-warmth, while preserving musical presence.
Berlin 57 - similar midrange warmth and velvety highs as its brothers the Berlin 47 and 67, but with a slightly less coloured response.
Berlin 67 - the perfect choice for the drum-overheads and other sharp instruments that might need softening.
Berlin 87 - a classic on vocals and acoustic instruments that need extra brightness.
Berlin K86 - emulation of a classic German small-diaphragm condenser microphone with broad usage - heard on snare drums, piano and vocals in many hit records.
Berlin M103 - a great natural-sounding all-purpose studio microphone that offers less coloration than its brother the 87, but a bigger dynamic range.
Berlin M251 - an all-time classic female-vocal microphone, heard on countless records by Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Bjork, and many other legends.
Berlin V563 cardioid capsule - this emulation shares a similar sound character to the legendary 47TU with its natural warmth and smoothness, yet it adds another layer of presence and sheen on top.
Hamburg 441 - the perfect choice for guitar cabinets and snares, able to capture detailed upper mids in high SPL applications without ever sounding harsh.
Illinois 7B - its applications vary from kick drums, bass cabs, and vocals (both live and in the studio), but it's most well known as the "radio mic", because of its ability to capture incredibly deep low-end on voice-overs and speech.
Illinois 57 - one of the most recognizable all-purpose microphones ever build - often finding its place for close-miking drums or guitar cabs.
Minnesota 20 - a familiar large and full low-end making it suitable for kick drums, bass cabs, and male vocals.
Tokyo 800T - a classic hip-hop and pop large-diaphragm condenser mic that has become the favourite for Drake, Justin Bieber, and many other artists today.
Vienna 12 the original sits at the top of the dream-list for many pros, who consider it the holy grail of vocal and brass microphones.
Vienna 112 - a staple of every live-room with a drum kit, with a tight low-end and plenty of attack.
Vienna 414 - the ideal choice for drum overheads, acoustic instruments, and other airy sources.

Specifications
Microphone type: Condenser microphone
Diaphragm: Large condenser, single-sided 6u gold-sputtered membrane
Diaphragm diameter: 34mm
Polar pattern: Cardioid (fixed)
Freq. 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: 3-pin male XLR
Colour: Black matte
Case: Includes standard small suitcase

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I’ve been thinking about for quite a while is the modeling mic hype for real. Now that I own the edge solo mic I can tell you I give the Antelope Audio microphone modeling a Five Star for real rating. If you are a professional studio or an audio enthusiast the power in these microphones is EPIC. . The flexibility of the microphones truly gives you different microphones with one device. It’s unreal this mic for the money. If you were like me not sure. Rest assure the hype is real. Get it you’ll be glad you did. Add to your microphone locker today. . . .
Posted by D Tripper on Dec 20, 2020
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