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    Product Description

    Discrete 8 Basic

    Console-grade discrete microphone preamp interface

    50+ Premier real-time FX, 8 Console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps

    Basic FX pack – use 4 channel strips with 2 FX instances each

    4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking

    FPGA FX models including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio classics

    8 Analog ins on combo XLR (6 mic / line, 2 Hi-Z / mic / line)

    Dedicated knobs for each input

    8 Analog line outs on DB25

    Thunderbolt & USB 2.0 connectivity

    Ultra low latency < 0.9 ms

    A pair of monitor outs on TRS

    2 Stereo headphone outs

    2 Reamps

    1 Word Clock input

    3 Word Clock outputs

    Stereo Footswitch

    Additional digital connectivity via S/PDIF and 2 ADAT’s

    Talkback mic & button on front panel

    Up to 3 individual monitoring mixes with FPGA FX

    Create & share custom presets

    Remote control via Mac/PC/iOS/Android apps

     

    Basic FX pack

    Enter the world of authentic vintage gear modeling with the Basic FX pack. Explore the true sound of iconic and expensive units from BAE, Gyraf Audio, Lang and Grove Hill.

    The Discrete 8 Basic FX pack allows you to use 4 channel strips with 2 FX instances each. The Basic FX library features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX, including Vintage, EQs, Compressors, AuraVerb, Guitar Amps & Cabinet models.

    Plug in your guitar directly into one of the Hi-Z enabled inputs and instantly sculpt your tone with some of the most iconic guitar amps and cabinets around. Then add vintage compression, EQ and AuraVerb to hear a finished studio quality result with real-time responsiveness while playing through your preferred amp, cabinet and microphone combination. Perform and record either with FX or your direct input and process later using the integrated guitar effects. The Discrete 8 ReAmp outputs will allow you to connect any of your effect pedals or outboard gear and record that sound back in your preferred DAW.

    Real-time integrated FPGA FX:

    Guitar Amps: Burnsphere (DE), Marcus II (US), Overange 120 (UK), Tweed Deluxe, Top30, Darkface, Modern, Plexi 59, Rock 75, Rock 22.10

    EQ Legends: VEQ-55b, VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-STU 169, VEQ-STU 900, VEQ HA32C, BAE 1023, BAE 1084, NEU-W492, NEU-W495, NEU-PEV, VEQ-4K Series, VEQ-4K Black, VEQ-4K Brown, VEQ-4K Pink, VEQ-4K Orange, BAE-1073, VEQ-HLF, VEQ-1A, VMEQ-5, VEQ-55A, Lang PEQ2, UK-69, ClearQ

    Vintage Compressors: X903, VCA160, Gyraf Gyratec X, Tube176, Grove Hill Liverpool, FET-A76, FET-A78, ALT-436C, BA-6A, SMT-100A, Stay-Levin, TubeChild670, Power EX, Power Gate, Feedforward Compressor

    Reverb: AuraVerb

    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.

    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

    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.

    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. 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, 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.

    Specifications 

    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

    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

    Specifications
    PC Connectivity
    USBThunderbolt
    Brand
    Antelope Audio
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    Mr Kevin Jones9th May 2018

    Great Fx pack free with the antelope interface

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