Antelope Audio Discrete 8

Audio Discrete 8
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Discrete8
ADK-ATA-1330-00108
Antelope Audio
Mac & Win
Availability: In stock
$1,495.00

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 accessible in any DAW via the AFX2DAW Plugin (available only on MAC).

 

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

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 will soon be accessible in any DAW via the AFX2DAW Plugin (available only on MAC).

 

The Antelope Audio real-time FPGA platform is now extended to a complete professional studio experience – Microphones, Preamps, Conversion, Compressors, EQs, and Reverb – including authentic models of iconic gear from BAE, Lang, Gyraf Audio and many more. Use them within the Discrete 8 EasyPanel or in your preferred DAW via the AFX2DAW Plugin (available only on MAC). 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.

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 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 & 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 free iOS or Android mobile app

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

2 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

 

Hi-Z Input

Discrete JFET design

Maximum input: 14dBu (At min. gain)

Gain Range: 0-40dB

Input Impedance: 1Mohm

 

Headphone Output

Output Level ( unloaded ) 20dBu max

Output impedance 120 ohms

Dynamic Range: 121dB

THD + N: 100dB

Recommended HP Impedance 16 to 600

 

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

0-50C, 32-122F

 

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

System Requirements:

 

Mac:

 

Apple Mac 2012 or [newer] with available Thunderbolt &USB 2.0/USB 3.0/3.1 port.

Minimum  Mac OS X10.12 Sierra  Recommended Mac OS X 10.13High Sierra

Available Hard Drive Storage Space

Memory (RAM): 4 GB Minimum (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows:

 

PC computer with available USB 2.0/USB 3.0/3.1 or Thunderbolt port

Windows 10 x64 Bit with latest Microsoft Updates

Available Hard Drive Storage Space

Memory (RAM): 4 GB Minimum (8 GB or more recommended)

(Minimum) CPU: Intel Core i3  or AMD FX or Higher.

Additional Information:

 

USB 2.0 Cable [included with the purchase]  orThunderbolt Cable [Not included Purchased Separately]

Minimum 4 GB available Storage Space [Hard Disk Space]

Stable Internet connection to download and update yourAntelope Software.

Core i7  or betterprocessor recommended

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