1. Power Button
Toggles the Discrete 8 hardware unit between Standby mode and Power On mode. Note that Discrete 8 remains in Power On mode by default, regardless of whether it’s connected to a computer that’s switched on or not. There are no Power or Standby buttons present on the unit itself, though you can put it in Standby mode from the Control Menu. To turn it off, you must cut the power from the power strip or disconnect the adapter from the grid.
2. Device Selector Menu
Select your device by its serial number from the drop-down menu.
3. Tech Support Button
Opens a window with the following information:
• Control Panel Version
• Hardware Version
• Serial Number
• Firmware Version
Additionally, there’s the Administration Button. It launches the Antelope Herd Wizard, which has the following options:
• Register device or assign features
• Unregister device or assign features
Pressing the Help Button offers the following shortcuts:
• Watch online video tutorial
• Chat with technical support
• Search for solution at support page
• Contact support team over the phone
4. Minimize Button
Minimizes the Control Panel to your Taskbar (Windows) or Dock (Mac).
5. Close Button
Quits the Control Panel.
6. Clock Source Selector Menu
Lets you choose the Clock Source — Internal, ADAT, ADAT 2x, ADAT 4x, S/PDIF, USB
7. Sample Rate Selector Menu
Lets you choose the device sample rate. Discrete 8 supports the following sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48.0 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96.0 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
8. Lock Toggle
Locks the Discrete 8 sample rate so it doesn’t get changed by your DAW, operating system, or another influence.
9. Session Recall
Lets you immediately recall a previously saved session. The Discrete 8 Control Panel lets you save and export Sessions – pre-defined configurations of inputs, outputs, levels, mixes, effects, and anything else relevant to your project. These sessions can be shared between Discrete 8 users and stored for backup purposes.
10. SAVE Button
Opens the Save Session window where you can specify precisely which components of your project you want to include. The Save button saves the current session. The Save As button lets you export the current session to a file for backup & sharing.
11. LOAD Button
Opens the Load Session window where you can:
• Load a Session file by clicking Browse and navigating to its location on your computer.
• Use the Load Last Session button to quickly recall your most recent work.
• Set Defaults
12. SETTINGS Button
Opens the Discrete 8 Control Panel Settings window.