Powerful Interface/Modeling Microphone Bundle
Putting Antelope Audio's Discrete 8 at the center of your studio is a sure way to invigorate your projects. Experience an expensive-sounding warmth, by virtue of eight console-grade mic pres, while Accusonic modeling and the included modeling microphones arm you with an array of classic mic and preamp emulations. Beyond that, Discrete 8's built-in FPGA FX supply you with a sizable collection of spot-on vintage processor models. This audio interface offers incredible sound quality, thanks to Antelope's legendary clocking and conversion. Discrete 8 includes an ample amount of I/O, and its comprehensive monitoring section includes a built-in talkback mic and up to four individual headphone mixes. Discrete 8 belongs in your studio.
Console-grade preamps with Accusonic modeling
Discrete 8's eight console-grade preamps feature a fully discrete design consisting of six accurately matched transistors. These pres sound amazing on their own, but Discrete 8 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 the included Edge and Verge modeling microphones.
Hardware-based emulations of classic processors
Antelope Audio's Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology not only allows Discrete 8 near-zero latency performance, but 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 8'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. Expect vast stereo imaging, wide and balanced frequency response, and an uncanny sense of depth and dimension. Discrete 8 features a word clock input, so you can de-jitter and distribute an external clock signal. You also get three word clock outputs so you can distribute Discrete 8's rock-solid reference signal to your other digital gear, keeping everything in perfect sync.
Comprehensive monitoring section with 4 headphone mixes
Discrete 8 has a comprehensive monitoring section complete with a built-in talkback mic. 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 8'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 8's front-panel metering.
A rapidly growing audio interface platform
With Discrete 8, 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 8 Features:
- Thunderbolt/USB audio interface, 24-bit/192kHz, for Mac and PC
- 8 console-grade preamps with a fully discrete design
- 1 large- and 6 small-diaphragm modeling microphones that work in concert with built-in Accusonic modeling to emulate several classic microphones 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
- Word clock input for de-jittering and distributing an external clock signal
- 3 word clock outputs keep all of your digital gear in perfect sync
- Comprehensive monitoring section with built-in talkback mic
- Create up to four individual headphone mixes
- AFX presets are compatible with the entire line of Antelope Audio FPGA-equipped audio interfaces
- Discrete 8 app for iOS/Android provides remote control of your parameters