Antelope Audio Discrete 8

MFR# Discrete 8
Antelope Audio Discrete 8
Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Antelope Audio Discrete 8
26-in/32-out Thunderbolt/USB interface featuring 8 fully discrete microphone preamps, exceptional converters, clocking, monitoring, and 2-channels of Built-in FX - Mac/PC
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Description

The Antelope Discrete 8 is a Thunderbolt/USB audio interface from Antelope Audio. Now offering eight six-transistor console grade fully discrete microphone preamps and highest quality converters to enhance the sound quality and power, it is the perfect fit for commercial facilities, home studios and mobile recording.

All-Star Technology & Performance

The preamps can handle up to 121 dB of dynamic range, and are hand-designed by the team at Antelope to offer world class sound. The FPGA engine transforms the internal preamp into several classic preamps using Accusonic modeled tubes, transformer and FET based circuitry in real time. Bipolar transistors keep THD and noise extremely low, which is uncommon in a discrete design.

Discrete 8 offers a total of 28 inputs and 32 outputs via analog, S/PDIF or two ADAT connections. Also features two headphone outputs as well as two re-amp outs.

Entire Signal Path of Customizable Sonic Excellence

The signal path was designed for optimal sound with any microphone and especially when used with Antelopes new Edge and Verge microphones with matching discrete electronics.

Choose between 10 different industry standard microphone preamps. The preamp can be monitored and recorded in real time using the on board DSP system. If you wish to record without printing the sound of the preamp, Accusonic modeling can be added after the recording phase, providing unlimited flexibility in the mix.

The real-time FPGA platform covers all the bases of a professional recording facility. Microphones, preamps, conversion, compressors, EQ and monitoring all have the ability to instantly recall presets, you can even load up presets from today’s top engineers with their favorite combinations of FPGA FX used on their mixes or recordings.

Monitor FX During Tracking - ConnectAFX Plugin For The Mix

The AFX platform is an ever expanding hardware modeling engine which powers all the functions of the Accusonic microphone and preamp modeling, guitar amp and cabinet simulation, transformer and tube FX, and the huge selection of vintage EQ’s and compressors. All can be accessible as a stand-alone plug-in or via a new ConnectFX plug-in.

Plug your guitar directly into one of the front panel hi-Z inputs and transform your sound to some of the most iconic amps and cabs on the market. You can choose to print this tone in real time, or just monitor as you perform and change the signal path to suit the mix down the road. Use the re-amp output to connect to any of your pedals or external instrument level effects and record the sound back into your DAW.

Renowned Antelope Clocking

Discrete 8 features Antelope’s 4th Generation AFC clock used on the popular Trinity OCX-HD, LiveClock, Pure2, Goliath, Orion, and Zen products. There is a WC input that can de-jitter and distribute the external clock signal. With the three WC outputs, expand the Discrete 8 with other digital gear and mic preamps with it’s ADAT and S/PDIF connections, keeping all gear perfectly in sync.

Expert Monitoring

The monitoring section has been expanded with four individual monitoring mixes as well as a talkback section. This provides the engineer to create custom mixes for each performer with effects included so the artist can hear the recording process similar to the finished mix. You can create custom presets to easily setup various tracking scenarios.

The talkback mic and hardware button are built into the front panel. Talkback can also be engaged by inserting a footswitch to the rear panel.

Remote Controlling

Using Antelope’s downloadable remote app, you can adjust just about every feature of the Discrete 8 remotely. This means the musicians can adjust their own headphone volumes on their phones and the engineer can be worried about recording levels in the control room.

Free FX Library Included

Including exclusives from BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf and Lang

Receive an ever-growing bank of Realtime FX plug-ins when you register your Antelope Audio interface. With your purchase, you gain access to emulations of top-of-the-line gear, helping your achieve the sound you're looking for.

FPGA FX bundles

Antelope's new breed of hardware-based effects are broken down into four, gear-specific packages: Guitar Classics, Equalizer Legends, Vintage Compressors and Auraverb, a reverb designed by Antelope's hand-picked team of mathematicians, including company founder, Igor Levin.


GUITAR CLASSICS

Burnsphere (DE) / Marcus II Overange 120 (UK) / Tweed Deluxe / Top 30 / Darkface / Modern / Plexi 59 / Rock 75 / Rock 22.10 / + more amp and cab FX coming soon

EQUALIZER LEGENDS

Veq-1A / Vmeq-5 / Veq-HLF / BAE 1073 / BAE 1084 / LANG-PEQ2 / UK-69 / Veq-55A / Veq-55b / Veq-STU 089 / Veq-STU 169 / Veq HA32C / BAE 1023 / Neu-W492 / Neu-W495 / Neu-PEV / ParametricEQ / Veq-4K Black / Veq-4K Brown / Veq-4K Pink / Veq-4K Orange / + more EQ hardware-based FX coming soon

VINTAGE COMPRESSORS

Antelope FeedForward / Grove Hill Liverpool / BA-6A / SMT-100A / FET-A78 / ALT-436C / Stay-Levin / VCA160 / Tube 176 / X903 / Gyraf Gyratec X / FET-A76

AURAVERB FEATURES

→ New algorithmic reverb runs in real time on Antelope’s own DSP engine
→ 24 custom presets created by Brian Vibberts for various instruments and styles
→ ‘Color’ and ‘Richness’ parameters enable users to control different textures and densities
→ PreDelay can delay the onset of reverb by up to 150ms
→ Long and smooth decays feature no digital artifacts
→ Create your own savable presets and share with other AuraVerb users
→ Signals can also be routed from DAW software as a Hardware Insert


Compare Interface FX Packages

Guitar Classics Equalizer Legends Vintage Compressors Auraverb
Orion 32+
Orion 32 HD
Orion Studio
Goliath
Zen Tour
Zen Studio
Discrete 4
Discrete 8

After product registration, license keys for software downloads will be emailed directly from Antelope Audio.

Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Condition New
Width 19 in
Depth 8.6 in
Height 1.7 in
Unit Weight 6.6 lb
Chassis 19-in Rackmount
Rack Spaces 1u
Digital Inputs 16
Analog Inputs 8
Input Connectors XLR Combo Jack TRS, Optical, BNC, Digital RCA
Digital Outputs 16
Analog Outputs 5
Output Connectors Analog DB25, 1/4 in. TRS, Optical, BNC, Digital RCA
Computer Connection USB, Thunderbolt
Number of Preamps 8
Clock I/O In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Digital Format S/PDIF, ADAT
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