Simon Gogerly And The Antelope Ocx! -

Wednesday, 13th April 2011

Master UK mixer extraordinaire Simon Gogerly has invested in an Antelope Audio OCX master clock generator for his DAW system.

Antelope's Isochrone OCX emerges as the new quality standard in professional master clocks. A master clock is the heart of the digital studio, essential to maintaining stability and preserving sonic integrity. It is crucial that a master clock be flawless, and the Isochrone OCX exists to meet this need. Uncompromising design has created the most stable, best sounding master clock available.
Some of the many main features include, Oven Controlled Discrete Transistor Crystal Oscillator for lowest jitter, Atomic clock input resolves to Rubidium clock for perfect stability, Jitter Management Module improves sonic performance, Sample Rates 32-192 kHz, Factory calibrated to better than +/- 0.02PPM accuracy via Atomic Clock, W/Cx256 "Superclock" output for Digidesign Pro-Tools systems, Outputs multiple, divisible sample rates ,8 Word Clock outputs, 2 AES/EBU outputs, 2 S/PDIF output.

"I've used other clocks in the past and it's good to know that everything is synced but never noticed any real difference in sound quality.When I was mastering the new underworld album with Miles at Metropolis he recommended the antelope clocks as Metropolis recently purchased 6x Antelope Audio Trinity clocks and the 10M Atomic Clock from Unity Audio, and that I should check them out.
I had a mix running at my studio which was sounding good and when I hooked up the OCX and hit external on my SSL Alpha link interface I noticed an immediate difference. Imaging became wide and clear and the bottom end seemed tighter and more defined. In the top end a clearer more focused sound.
Then I groaned, because once I heard it I knew I had to buy one! I'm also looking forward to the difference a 10m would make!"- Simon Gogerly

Here are some highlights from Simon's discography, all credits are for mixing unless otherwise stated.

Underworld - "Barking" and "Frankenstein" albums
Athlete - "Somewhere Beneath My Skin"
N-Dubz - "I Need You" (UK No.4) and "Took It All Away"
Bashy - "Make My Day"
Yusuf Islam – “An Other Cup” album
Tracey Thorn – “Out Of The Woods” album
U2 - "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" (UK No.1) & "City Of Blinding Lights" (UK No.2)
Gwen Stefani - recording on "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" album
No Doubt - recording on "Rocksteady" album
N.E.R.D. - "Lapdance" remix
Massive Attack - "What Your Soul Sings"
Jay Sean - "Stolen" (UK No.4)
Nelly Furtado - "**** On The Radio" remix
Missy Elliot - "The Rain" remix
Holly Valance - "Down Boy" (UK No.2)
New Order - recording "Republic" album
Soul II Soul - "Missing You"
The Farm - "Altogether Now"(UK No.4)

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