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 upcoming AFX2DAW Plugin (sold separately).
Real Time FX and Mic/Preamp Modeling
Building your studio around Antelope Audio's Discrete FX will inject your projects with a new level of quality. Four console-grade mic pres yield an expensive-sounding warmth, while Accusonic modeling puts an array of classic microphone and preamp emulations at your fingertips. You also get a sizable collection of spot-on vintage processor models, courtesy of Discrete 4 AFX's built-in FPGA FX. And whether you're tracking, mixing, or mastering, you'll experience amazing sound quality, thanks to Antelope's legendary clocking and conversion. Discrete 4 AFX includes an ample amount of I/O, and its comprehensive monitoring section supplies you with up to four individual headphone mixes. Discrete 4 AFX demands to be the centerpiece of your studio.
- 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.
TRANSFORM EDGE & VERGE MICS 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.
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.
Basic VS Premium FX Packs
|Basic FX Pack||Premium FX Pack|
INCLUDES Basic FX pack
Enter the world of authentic vintage gear modeling with the Basic FX pack that comes with Discrete 8. Explore the true sound of iconic and expensive units from BAE, Gyraf Audio, Lang and FET. The Basic FX pack allows you to use 2 instances of each EQ, compressor and AuraVerb; plus 1 instance of each guitar amp & cabinet models available. This Basic FX collection features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX.
Use them within the Discrete 8 EasyPanel or in a DAW via the new ConnectAFX Plugin.
Plug in your guitar directly into one of the hi-Z enabled inputs xqand 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.