SONIC SUPREMACY - Console-grade and fully discrete preamps for best-in-class sound.
Discrete 8 was developed after an extensive research of legendary microphone preamp circuitry. The Antelope Audio FPGA engine transforms its already expensive sounding Accusonic preamps into several classic units. It’s all happening real-time and with as authentic responsiveness as possible.
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 FPGA Accusonic 3D modeling engine you can transform Edge 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.
AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SOUND - Enjoy the sound of legendary FX gear in your DAW
The Antelope Audio real-time FPGA platform is now extended to a complete professional studio experience – Microphones, Preamps, Conversion, Compressors, EQs, and Reverb. Use them within the Discrete 8 EasyPanel or in your preferred DAW via the new ConnectAFX Plugin. Perform and record either with FX or process in post-production. The Discrete 8 ReAmp outputs will allow you to use any outboard gear and route the resulting sound back in your DAW of choice.
Built-in FX and Mic/Preamp Modeling
Building your studio around Antelope Audio's Discrete 8 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 8'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 8 includes an ample amount of I/O, and its comprehensive monitoring section supplies you with talkback and up to four individual headphone mixes. Discrete 8 demands to be the centerpiece of your studio.
This version of Antelope Audio's Discrete 8 includes the Basic AFX Collection, which allows you to use 2 channels of FPGA FX processing. Optional upgrade availlable online.
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 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 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.
Basic AFX Collection
Enter the world of authentic vintage gear modeling with the Basic AFX Collection. Explore the true sound of iconic and expensive units from BAE, Gyraf Audio, Lang, and FET. The Basic AFX collection allows you to use two instances of each EQ, compressor, and AuraVerb, plus one instance of each guitar amp/cabinet model. This Basic AFX collection features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX.
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 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 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 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.
- Thunderbolt/USB audio interface, 24-bit/192kHz, for Mac and PC
- 8 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 8 app for iOS/Android provides remote control of your parameters