Built-in FX and Mic/Preamp Modeling
Building your studio around Antelope Audio's Discrete 4 AFX will inject your projects with a new level of quality. Four console-grade mic pres yield an expensive-sounding warmth, while Accusonic modeling puts an array of classic microphone and preamp emulations at your fingertips. You also get a sizable collection of spot-on vintage processor models, courtesy of Discrete 4 AFX's built-in FPGA FX. And whether you're tracking, mixing, or mastering, you'll experience amazing sound quality, thanks to Antelope's legendary clocking and conversion. Discrete 4 AFX includes an ample amount of I/O, and its comprehensive monitoring section supplies you with talkback and up to four individual headphone mixes. Discrete 4 AFX demands to be the centerpiece of your studio.
This version of Antelope Audio's Discrete 4 includes 16 channels of FGPA FX processing and nearly 100 instances of AFX plug-ins.
Console-grade preamps with Accusonic modeling
Discrete 4 AFX's four console-grade preamps feature a fully discrete design consisting of six accurately matched transistors. These pres sound amazing on their own, but Discrete 4 AFX takes things further with built-in Accusonic modeling that emulates classic microphones and preamps in real-time. Experience an authentic blend of 10 different mic preamps, along with tube, transformer, and FET-based microphones, with no artifacts or latency. You can capture sources with and without Accusonic modeling, enabling you to choose between mic and preamp models while mixing. While these preamps work with any microphone, they really shine with Antelope's Edge and Verge mics.
Hardware-based emulations of classic processors
Antelope Audio's Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology not only allows Discrete 4 AFX near-zero latency performance, it also powers its built-in FPGA FX, which are authentic digital re-creations of classic hardware processors. FPGA FX respond more like hardware compared to many other plug-ins, thanks to this powerful processing platform. Discrete 4 AFX's included effects deliver spot-on emulations of vintage processors, but they're just the beginning. Antelope's engineers are continuously working on creating new models, and you'll be able to add them for free as they become available.
- Burnsphere (DE)
- Marcus II (US)
- Overange 120 (UK)
- Tweed Deluxe
- Plexi 59
- Rock 75
- Rock 22.10
- VEQ-STU 089
- VEQ-STU 169
- VEQ-STU 900
- VEQ HA32C
- BAE 1023
- BAE 1084
- VEQ-4K Series
- VEQ-4K Black
- VEQ-4K Brown
- VEQ-4K Pink
- VEQ-4K Orange
- Lang PEQ2
- Gyraf Gyratec X
- Grove Hill Liverpool
- Power EX
- Power Gate
- Feedforward Compressor
Acclaimed clocking and conversion technology
Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter-management technology, used in top mastering facilities worldwide, delivers some of the most analog-sounding audio conversion we've heard here at Sweetwater. Expect vast stereo imaging, wide and balanced frequency response, and an uncanny sense of depth and dimension. Discrete 4 AFX features two word clock outputs so you can distribute this rock-solid reference signal to your other digital gear, keeping everything in perfect sync.
Comprehensive monitoring section with 4 headphone mixes
Discrete 4 AFX has a comprehensive monitoring section complete with talkback. You can create up to four individual headphone mixes for band members, complete with FPGA FX. Set up various tracking scenarios and save them as presets for easy recall. Discrete 4 AFX's front panel features an assignable volume knob to control the level of your main monitors and the individual headphone outputs. Keeping an eye on your levels is easy, thanks to Discrete 4 AFX's front-panel metering.
A rapidly growing audio interface platform
With Discrete 4 AFX, you can save and load AFX presets and exchange settings with the entire line of Antelope Audio FPGA-equipped audio interfaces. This allows you to share your FX settings with other Antelope users, or use professionally programmed FX chains in your projects. It's also great for transferring settings back and forth between your studio and mobile rigs.
Antelope Audio Discrete 4 AFX Features:
- Thunderbolt/USB audio interface, 24-bit/192kHz, for Mac and PC
- 4 console-grade preamps with a fully discrete design
- Accusonic modeling emulates classic microphones and preamps in real-time
- Built-in FPGA FX deliver spot-on models of vintage processors
- Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter-management technology yields amazing analog-sounding conversion
- 2 word clock outputs keep all of your digital gear in perfect sync
- Comprehensive monitoring section with talkback
- Create up to four individual headphone mixes
- AFX presets are compatible with the entire line of Antelope Audio FPGA-equipped audio interfaces
- Discrete 4 app for iOS/Android provides remote control of your parameters
Modeling Microphone by Antelope Audio
Edge features dual edge-terminated capsules for a smooth/natural sound reproducing the expressiveness and character of expensive classic microphones.
Antelope founder Igor Levin designed groundbreaking fully discrete electronics. Hand selected capsules encased in a carefully crafted enclosure with contours and shape for optimal sonic performance. Edge is an exquisite large diaphragm microphone with excellent transient response and capable of multiple polar patterns.