Prism Sound Orpheus

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Orpheus is a FireWire multi-track audio interface for personal recording and sound production, for professional musicians, songwriters, engineers and producers as well as recording studios, post production facilities and scoring stages.

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Orpheus is a FireWire multi-track audio interface for personal recording and sound production, for professional musicians, songwriters, engineers and producers as well as recording studios, post production facilities and scoring stages. Orpheus is ideal for music and sound recording, multitracking, overdubbing, stem-based mastering, analogue summing and critical listening applications.

Orpheus provides Prism Sound’s renowned performance, sound quality and state-of-the-art clock technology in a dedicated FireWire unit compatible with both Windows (XP & Vista, ASIO & WDM) as well as MAC OS X 10.4x (Intel & PPC). Once configured with a computer, Orpheus can also operate stand-alone using its ADAT and S/PDIF or AES3 I/O. Orpheus provides Prism Sound’s renowned performance, sound quality and state-of-the-art clock technology in a dedicated FireWire unit compatible with both Windows (XP & Vista, ASIO & WDM) as well as MAC OS X 10.5 (Intel & PPC). Once configured with a computer, Orpheus can also operate stand-alone using its ADAT and S/PDIF or AES3 I/O.

Orpheus has line, microphone and instrument inputs, selectable RIAA Equalization for turntables, a built-in premium-quality monitoring mixer for each output providing for performer foldback and surround monitoring, concurrent ADAT and switchable S/PDIF or AES3 digital I/O plus support for outboard MIDI devices. Microphone inputs include MS matrix processing. High-performance digital sampling-rate conversion (SRC) is available for digital inputs or outputs. Dual headphone outputs are provided each with its own volume control, both monitoring the same headphone feed.

Orpheus signal path
Eight analogue input channels and up to 10 digital input channels are available as inputs for your audio workstation software through the host computer’s audio driver. Similarly, eight analogue output channels, up to 10 digital output channels and stereo headphone outputs can play 20 different channels. For low-latency foldback or monitoring to headphones or main outputs, each output pair (1-2, 3-4 etc or the headphone output) can optionally be driven from the built-in DSP mixer with an individual local mix of any selection of inputs through the controller applet. All analogue inputs are electronically balanced with automatic unbalanced operation. Analogue outputs are electronically balanced with ‘bootstrapping’, i.e. level is maintained if one leg is grounded.

Orpheus in brief
No-compromise, full Prism Sound audio quality
Dedicated FireWire interface
ASIO and WDM drivers provided for Windows XP and VISTA
Directly compatible with CORE AUDIO on Mac OS X 10.4+ (Intel & PPC)
Eight “Prism Sound” premium-quality AD and DA channels
Concurrent operation of ADAT and switchable S/PDIF or AES3 ports
Four high-end integrated mic preamps (typ.-130dBu EIN), switchable phantom
MS Matrix processing on mic inputs
Two instrument inputs
RIAA Equalization on inputs 1 & 2
Prism Sound “Overkillers” on every channel to control transient overloads
Fully-floating (isolated) balanced architecture for optimum noise rejection
Mono or stereo input configurations
Outputs selectable between workstation bus or Orpheus mixer
Low-latency “console-quality” digital mixer for foldback monitoring
Fader, pan, cut, solo on every mixer channel
Dual headphone outputs each with its own front-panel volume control
Front-panel master volume control, assignable to selected channels
Configurable for stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 or surround monitoring
Built-in sample rate conversion (SRC) on DIO channels
Prism Sound 4-curve SNS noise shaping on digital outputs
State-of-the-art clock generation with proprietary hybrid 2-stage DPLL
Stand-alone operation possible with ADAT and S/PDIF or AES3 I/O
MIDI in/out ports

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