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Discrete 8 Pro

Synergy Core

The key to transparent recordings

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Antelope Audio’s discrete preamps topology is a descendant of the great console preamps of the time. Designed using a combination of transistors, the Discrete preamps result in maximum noise reduction and, most importantly, precise sound capture for transparent recordings.

Under the hood

In parts

The Discrete 8 Pro is a 26×32 interface with eight console-grade preamps, eight line-level inputs for outboard gear, reamp outputs, ADAT, and S/PDIF I/O. All this connectivity is controlled by an easy-to-use, flexible virtual patch bay that allows for creative routing.

Monitoring is handled by a dedicated stereo monitor output and two stereo headphone outputs. These can be loaded with effects for real-time monitoring with added processing.

Speaking in numbers

EIN 128dBu
EIN: -128 dBu


Dynamic Range 121dB
Dynamic Range: -121 dB


THD 106dB
THD: -106 dB

Six-transistor preamps leading to ultra-low noise floor and THD

MicHi Z modes
Mic/Hi-Z modes

Switching preamp modes changes the gains accordingly to match the optimal recording levels

Max Gain: 65 dB

Digitally controlled analog gain of 65dB

Max input: +18dBu

More than just a preamp

130 dB Chip in color
High tech body with a classic soul

The Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core employs the latest generation AD/DA converters that go up to 130 dB of headroom, but this is just the start. With its discrete six-transistor design (based on circuits found in classic recording consoles), Class A preamps provide a crystal-clear picture. It falls into place with the 64-bit AFC clocking technology that makes the soundstage feel wider and more spacious.

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Routing & Effects on Every Channel

Integrated Synergy Core platform removes all noticeable latency and lets you track up to 90 effect instances. You can easily process up to 16 channels with vintage classics (which adds incredible analog warmth and coloration). 37 included real-time effects. That’s not enough? Purchase many more from our software store.