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Antelope Audio’s Discrete 8 Microphone Preamp Interface brings a new level of sound quality and power to home studios and mobile recordists.
It comes with 8 console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps, 121 db dynamic range conversion and rock solid clocking.
Discrete 8’s features:
8 DISCRETE MIC PREAMPS
Console-grade 6-transistor discrete microphone preamps
MIC PREAMP MODELING
Turn the expensive sounding Discrete 8 mic pres into classic units via Tube, Transformer and FET based circuitry in real-time
REAL-TIME FPGA FX
Premier real-time FX including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio and Lang classics to use in the Easy Panel or in a DAW
Discrete 8 features Antelope’s 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology
Create up to 4 custom monitoring mixes with FPGA FX included and send them to Headphone or Monitor outs; Talkback feature also included
Control all Discrete 8 features via its intuitive Easy Panel or download the free iOS and Android mobile apps
Discrete 8 features all of Antelope Audio’s premier real-time FPGA FX
Including authentic models of iconic gear from BAE, Lang, Gyraf Audio and many more.
The Antelope AFX platform is a rapidly expanding hardware modeling engine. Discrete 8 includes Accusonic 3D microphone and preamp models, guitar amps, transformer and tube FX, and a huge selection of classic vintage gear, which are now accessible in the DAW via the new ConnectAFX Plugin.
Discrete 8 is designed to work with any microphone,
But it really shines with Antelope’s new
Edge and Verge mics.
Edge & Verge were designed to match the unit’s discrete preamp architecture.
Inside the Discrete 8 FPGA Accusonic 3D modeling engine you can transform both Edge and Verge into vintage replicas giving you complete control over proximity effect, off-axis response and even allow you to change polar patterns during or after recording. Choose from a collection of classic and expensive microphones and track the results as you monitor live, bringing out a musician’s best possible performance.
CUSTOMIZABLE SONIC EXCELLENCE
Console-grade and fully Discrete Preamps
offer world-class sound.
Discrete 8 was developed after an extensive research of legendary microphone preamp circuitry. The Antelope Audio FPGA engine can transform these already expensive sounding Accusonic preamps into a plethora of classic units real-time. The microphone source can be recorded with and without Accusonic modeling. This allows the engineer to choose between preamp models during mixing.
Discrete 8’s specs:
6 x Mic / Line Inputs
2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs
1 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max
1 x ReAmp Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks
1 x Line Outs on DB25, +20 dBu max
2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)
THD: -106 dB
Max input: +18 dBu
Gain Range: 65 dB
D/A Monitor Converter
Dynamic Range: 124 dB
THD + N: -101 dB
Dynamic Range: 121 dB
THD + N: -112 dB
D/A Converters(Line Out)
Dynamic Range: 121dB
THD + N: – 100dB
2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF
2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels I/O
Word Clock Input
1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
Word Clock Outputs
3 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Sample Rates (kHz)
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
3.0 kg/ 6.61 lbs
Width: 483 mm / 19”
Height: 44 mm / 1.7”
Depth: 220 mm /8.6”