Antelope Discrete 8 Audio Interface
Antelope Audio's DISCRETE 8 Thunderbolt & USB Interface comes complete with eight console-grade, six-transistor, fully-discrete design mic preamps; 121 dB dynamic range conversion; and rock-solid clocking. It includes all Antelope Audio's premier real time FPGA FX, including authentic models of iconic gear from BAE, Gyraf Audio, LANG, and many more besides.
Being based on Antelope Audio's AFX platform -- a rapidly expanding hardware modelling engine -- enables DISCRETE 8 to add Accusonic microphone and preamp models (maintaining the advantages of digital control and repeat-ability of gain levels), guitar amps, transformer and tube effects alongside a huge selection of classic vintage gear to its recording roster. Thanks to Antelope Audio's all-new ConnectAFX plug-in, all are accessible via any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with workflow that just -- well, works!
What's in the Basic FX Pack?
The Basic FX Pack gives you access to all 50+ Antelope FX. You'll be able to run 2 Channel Strips with 4 FX instances each, for a total of 8 simultaneous FX instances.
See how easy it is to set up your Discrete 8 interface in this video from Antelope:
Get an overview of the Discrete 8 interface's impressive features:
Works with Antelope's Verge and Edge Modeling Microphones
With the Discrete 8's FPGA Accusonic 3D modeling engine, you can transform both the Antelope Edge large-diaphragm condenser and the Antelope Verge large-diaphragm condenser into vintage microphone replicas, giving you complete control over proximity effect -- and even allow you to change polar patterns during or after recording. Choose from a collection of classic and expensive microphone models, and track the results as you monitor live, bringing out a musician's best possible performance.
Built-in Monitor Control and Talkback
When working, DISCRETE 8 users can create custom presets to easily and speedily set up various tracking scenarios. The front panel features a large monitor volume knob and dedicated HP knobs for each output. On top of that, the talkback microphone is also built into the front panel right above the TBK (talkback) button. Better still, talkback can be engaged via the assignable FOOTSWITCH on the rear, in the EasyPanel software, or via the iOS/Android app. Meanwhile, metering is viewable on the front panel display, inside the EasyPanel, and also via the remote app.
Plenty of I/O
As a 26-input/32-output audio interface with eight analogue inputs (A1 through to A8), eight analogue outputs (on a standard 25-pin D-SUB connector), a pair of MONITOR outputs, two REAMP outputs, and a pair of headphone outputs, with additional digital connectivity courtesy of S/PDIF IN and OUT alongside dual ADAT I/O, DISCRETE 8 was developed after extensive research of legendary microphone preamp circuitry. Console-grade, fully-discrete preamps were hand-designed to offer world-class sound, and Antelope Audio's powerful FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) engine can transform those already expensive-sounding Accusonic preamps into several classic units via tube-, transformer-, and FET-based circuitry... and all in real time!
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