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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Microphone Preamp Interface - FREE Premium FX Upgrade & AFX2DAW

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The Antelope Audio Discrete 8 is designed to work with any microphone, but it really shines with Antelope’s new Edge and Verge mics. Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Microphone Preamp Interface console-grade discrete microphone preamplifier interface

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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Microphone Preamp Interface

Buy Discrete 8 Basic at special price, Get the Premium Upgrade Pack, worth £445, for FREE!

Premium Upgrade Pack includes: 

  • All 70+ real-time FPGA effects
  • 8 channel strips with 4 FX instances each
  • AFX2DAW bridge plugin 

The "AFX2DAW" plugin: (Available only on MacOS via Thunderbolt)

  • Real-time usage of FPGA effects in your preferred DAW
  • Near 0 latency
  • Lower usage of CPU
  • Automation
  • Session saving

ALL-STAR TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCE

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.

Features of the Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Microphone Preamp Interface

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

ROCK-SOLID CLOCKING

  • Discrete 8 features Antelope’s 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology

EXPERT MONITORING

  • Create up to 4 custom monitoring mixes with FPGA FX included and send them to Headphone or Monitor outs; Talkback feature also included

REMOTE CONTROL

  • 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 modelling 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.

Inside the Discrete 8 FPGA Accusonic 3D modelling 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.

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 modelling. This allows the engineer to choose between preamp models during mixing.

Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Microphone Preamp Interface Sepcifications

ANALOG

Analog Inputs

  • 6 x Mic / Line Inputs
  • 2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs

Analog Outputs

  • 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

Mic Preamp

  • 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

A/D Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 121 dB
  • THD + N: -112 dB
  • D/A Converters(Line Out)
  • Dynamic Range: 121dB
  • THD + N: – 100dB

DIGITAL

Digital Inputs

  • 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
  • 1 x S/PDIF

Digital Outputs

  • 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
  • 1 x S/PDIF

USB I/O

  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
  • Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B

Thunderbolt™ I/O

  • 1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels I/O

CLOCKING

Word Clock Input

    <1i> x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz

Word Clock Outputs

  • 3 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
  • Clocking System

    • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • 64-bit DDS

    Sample Rates (kHz)

    • 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

    Other

    Operating Temperature

    • 0-50°C, 32-122°F

    Weight (Approx)

    • 3.0 kg/ 6.61 lbs

    Dimensions (Approx)

  • Width: 483 mm / 19”
  • Height: 44 mm / 1.7”
  • Depth: 220 mm /8.6”
  • Power Consumption

    • 20 Watts
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