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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Interface Set 1x Edge and 6x Verge Mics


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    Product Description

    This Discrete Full Set Bundle includes:

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

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    Discrete 8 Premium Upgrade Pack

    Console-grade discrete microphone preamp interface

    • 50+ Premier real-time FX, soon accessible in any DAW
    • 8 Console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps
    • Premium Upgrade pack – use 8 channel strips with 4 FX instances each
    • 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • FPGA FX models including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio classics
    • Coming soon: AFX2DAW Plugin to use all FPGA FX in any DAW
    • 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

    Premium Upgrade Pack

    The Premium Upgrade Pack allows you to employ the full studio power of the Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX. The collection features authentic models of iconic studio units from BAE, Gyraf Audio, LANG and Grove Hill.

    The Discrete 8 Premium Upgrade Pack allows you to use 8 channel strips with 4 FX instances each. This is two times the capabilities of the Basic FX pack that comes by default with your Discrete 8 unit. The Premium FX library features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX, including Vintage EQs, Compressors, AuraVerb, Guitar Amps & Cabinet models.

    The AFX2DAW plug-in, currently in development, will soon allow you to use the Antelope Audio FPGA FX models in your preferred DAW.

    The Premium Upgrade Pack will be distributed on a license basis through activation code. It should be provided by your preferred Dealer.

    Please, be aware that after being activated once, the code can't be deactivated and activated on another Discrete device.

    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

    AFX2DAW Plug-In

    As of November 2018, Discrete 8 and Discrete 4 Premium AFX pack users can download the AFX2DAW plug-in from Antelope Audio. AFX2DAW  is a useful plug-in for bridging the gap between the Antelope Audio FPGA FX platform and your modern digital audio workstation (DAW).

    AFX2DAW streamlines your workflow by combining the Antelope Audio FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) modelling engine with the speed and intuitiveness of a DAW. Since the plug-in still uses the interfaces' FGPA chip you won't have to worry about any CPU burden.

    You can add an instance of AFX2DAW to each track and use your FPGA FX within your DAW with nearly no latency.


    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.

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

    Turn the expensive sounding Discrete 8 mic pres into classic units via Tube, Transformer and FET based circuitry in real-time

    Premier real-time FX including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio and Lang classics to use in the Easy Panel or in a DAW

    Discrete 8 features Antelope’s 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology

    Create up to 4 custom monitoring mixes with FPGA FX included and send them to Headphone or Monitor outs; Talkback feature also included

    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.


    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.

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.



    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 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


    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


    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

    Microphone Inputs
    Antelope Audio
    PC Connectivity
    Trade Doubler Group ID
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