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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. Discrete 8 features all of the Antelope Audio 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 modeling 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 AFX2DAW Plugin.

Discrete 8's features:

8 DISCRETE MIC PREAMPS

Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design and precise digital gain controls.

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

CUSTOMIZABLE SONIC EXCELLENCE

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

ENJOY THE SOUND OF LEGENDARY FX GEAR IN YOUR DAW

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 modeling 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 AFX2DAW Plugin.

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 AFX2DAW 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.

Giving you complete control

Transform Edge & Verge
into vintage replicas

Inside the Discrete 8 FPGA Accusonic 3D modeling 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.

ANTELOPE-STYLE CLOCKING

Proprietary clocking
& secret jitter management technologies

Discrete 8 is designed as a professional clocking solution in its own right. It features Antelope’s 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology from highly acclaimed clock units like Trinity, OCX HD, LiveClock and Pure2. Discrete 8 comes with a Word Clock (WC) Input that can de-jitter and distribute an external clock signal. Three WC outputs allow you to distribute clock to your other digital gear and mic preamps in your setup connected via ADAT and S/PDIF. Discrete 8 will make sure all your gear is perfectly synced.

EXPERT LEVEL MONITORING

Maintain multiple mixes and exchange presets

Monitoring and Talkback sections in Discrete 8 are easy to set. Up to 4 individual monitoring mixes can be sent to Headphones or Monitor Outputs with or without FPGA FX. Custom headphone mixes might be tailored for each performer. Vintage EQ, Compression and guitar amps allow the artists to hear a sound as close to the final product as possible.

Discrete 8 can save and load AFX presets and exchange settings with the entire Antelope line of FPGA equipped pro audio interfaces. Share your own FX settings with other Antelope users or see how the pros are setting up their sessions.

ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL

Control Discrete 8 with the EasyPanel
or free iOS and Android mobile apps

The Discrete 8 downloadable remote App allows you to adjust all microphone input levels, Talkback levels, as well as Monitoring and Headphone volumes. Musicians can now control their own headphone volume through their phones. The engineer can check input levels from the tracking room. The device can be accessed from different computers connected to the same network.

Discrete 8's specs:

  • 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 ( DC coupled )
    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
    Max Gain: 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
    DC Coupled

  • 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
    1 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

    In the Box
    Discrete 8 Interface
    Quick Start Guide
    Wart External Power Supply Unit
    USB Cable
    Warranty Card

Downloads

MANUALS

User manual

Orion Studio HD user manual

SOFTWARE

Launchers

Windows
Download Discrete 8 Launcher for Windows 10 (Nov 11, 2017)

MAC
Download Discrete 8 Launcher for Mac OS X 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13 (Nov 11, 2017)

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Discrete 8 Basic

1295

Per Month

  • 1x Discrete 8
  • 1x Basic FX pack, which allows you to use 2 channel strips with 4 FX instances each and all 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX

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Discrete 8 Premium

1995

Per Month

  • 1x Discrete 8
  • 1x Premium FX pack, which allows you to use 8 channel strips with 4 FX instances each and up to 16 channel strips using the new AFX2DAW plug-in and all 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX

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Discrete 8 Premium + 1 Edge Mic + 6 Verge MicsMost Complex

2995

Per Month

  • 1x Discrete 8
  • 1x Premium FX pack, which allows you to use 8 channel strips with 4 FX instances each and up to 16 channel strips using the new AFX2DAW plug-in and all 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX
  • 1x Edge
  • 6x Verge
  • Mic Emulation Bundle

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The Discrete 8 Basic pack allows you to use 2 channel strips with 4 FX instances each. The Basic FX library features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX.
The Discrete 8 Premium pack allows you to use 8 channel strips with 4 FX instances each and up to 16 channel strips using the new AFX2DAW plug-in. The Premium FX library features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX.