This Discrete 4 Premium Bundle includes:
- 1x Discrete 4
- 1x Premium FX pack, which allows you to use 4 channel strips with 4 FX instances each & up to 16 channel strips using the new AFX2DAW plug-in and all 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX
Discrete 4 Premium Pack
Console-grade discrete microphone preamp interface
- Premium Upgrade pack – use 4 channel strips with 4 FX instances each
- 50+ Premier real-time FX, soon accessible in any DAW
- 4 Console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps
- Precise recallable gain control with dedicated knobs for each input
- 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
- Thunderbolt & USB 2.0 connectivity
- Ultra low latency < 0.9 ms
- 4 Analog ins on combo XLR (2 mic / line, 2 Hi-Z / mic / line)
- A pair of monitor outs on TRS
- 2 Word Clock outputs
- Additional digital connectivity via S/PDIF and ADAT
- 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 4 Premium Upgrade Pack allows you to use 4 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 4 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.
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
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.
Here's what Antelope Say about the Discrete 4
Expensive-sounding discrete mic preamps and vintage gear emulation
Antelope Audio’s Discrete 4 Microphone Preamp comes with 4 console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps, 121 db dynamic range conversion and rock solid clocking. Discrete 4 features the Antelope Audio premier real-time FPGA FX modeling iconic gear from BAE, Lang, Gyraf Audio and FET.
Discrete 4 includes Accusonic 3D microphone and preamp models, guitar amps, transformer and tube FX, and a huge selection of classic vintage gear, now accessible in any DAW thanks to the freshly introduced Antelope AFX2DAW Plugin.
4 DISCRETE MIC PREAMPS
Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design and precise digital gain controls.
MIC PREAMP MODELING
Turn the Discrete 4 mic pres into a large selection of classic units in real-time
REAL-TIME FPGA FX
AFX including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio and Lang classics for use in the Easy Panel or in any DAW
Fourth Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology
Create multiple mixes with FPGA FX included and send them to Headphone or Monitor outs
Access all Discrete 4 features via its intuitive Easy Panel or download the free iOS and Android mobile apps
Console-grade and fully discrete preamps for best-in-class sound.
Discrete 4 was developed after an extensive research of legendary microphone preamp circuitry. The Antelope Audio FPGA engine transforms its already expensive sounding Accusonic preamps into several classic units. It’s all happening real-time and with as authentic responsiveness as possible.
Enjoy the sound of legendary FX gear in your DAW
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 4 EasyPanel or in your preferred DAW via the new AFX2DAW Plugin. Perform and record either with FX or process in post-production.
Transform Edge & Verge into vintage replicas
Inside the Discrete 4 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 jitter management technologies
Like all things Antelope Audio, Discrete 4 is a rock-solid clocking solution itself. It comes packed with the 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology you already know from Antelope classics like Trinity, OCX HD and Pure2. Two Word Clock outputs allow you to distribute clock signal to your other digital gear.
Maintain multiple mixes and exchange presets
Monitoring and Talkback features in Discrete 4 are super flexible and a breeze to set up. Create up to 4 individual monitoring mixes. Send them to Headphones or Monitor Outputs with or without the FPGA FX you’ve stacked. Vintage EQ, Compression and authentic guitar amp emulations will allow the recording artists to experience convincing sound, which is as close to the final product as possible.
With Discrete 4 users can save and load AFX presets and exchange settings with all Antelope Audio FPGA-equipped interfaces. Share your own FX settings with other devices and users.
Control Discrete 4 with free desktop and mobile apps
The free to download Discrete 4 remote App allows you to adjust all microphone input levels. It grants you full control over the Talkback levels, Monitoring and Headphone volumes. Musicians can now control their own headphone volume through their smartphones.
2 x Mic / Line Inputs
2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs
1 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max
4 x Line Outs on TRS, +20 dBu max ( DC coupled )
4 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
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: 121 dB
THD + N: -100 dB
Dynamic Range: 121 dB
THD + N: -112 dB
D/A Converters(Line Out)
Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: – 100dB
1 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF
1 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 16 channels I/O, Type B
1 x Thunderbolt, 16 channels I/O
Word Clock Outputs
2 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Sample Rates (kHz)
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
1.7 kg/ 3.7 lbs
Width: 261 mm / 10.2”
Height: 44 mm / 1.7”
Depth: 208 mm /8.2”
In the Box
Discrete 4 Interface
Quick Start Guide
Wart External Power Supply Unit