Discrete 8 microphone preamp interface
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.
Both the Discrete 4 and the Discrete 8 come with DC coupled analogue line outputs to be used at CV (control voltage) interfaces. Primarily for recording with and taking full advantage of analogue synths.
Discrete 8 features all 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 will soon be accessible in any DAW via the upcoming AFX2DAW Plugin.
The Antelope Audio real-time FPGA platform is now extended to a complete professional studio experience:
Edge Solo emulations (available with Antelope's Edge Solo Modeling Microphone)
Berlin 47 FT
Berlin V563 cardioid capsule
Berlin 47 TU
Verge emulations (available with Antelope's Verge Modeling Microphone)
Reel to Reel
Bass SuperTube VR
Marcus II (US)
Overange 120 (UK)
Rock 22.10 Guitar Cabinets: Darkface 65 2x12
Caliper 50 1x10
ClearQ (coming soon)
FeedForward Antelope Compressor
Gyraf Gyratec X
Grove Hill Liverpool
Antelope Modeling Microphone
Discrete 8 meets Edge Solo and Verge
Combined with the already highly acclaimed Antelope Audio FPGA Vintage Compressors & EQ's, these modeling microphones will comprise a true cutting-edge front end that will usher in a new era for modern recording.
Edge Solo & Verge are two of Antelope Audio's powerful modeling microphones that combine outstanding modeling potential with fast and user-friendly workflow. Bundled with the Discrete 8 Mic Preamp Interface they make for a perfect and versatile recording setup. The bundle gives users access to an exquisite collection of vintage mic emulations and authentic FX models of legendary studio gear.
Edge Solo is a single capsule mic by Antelope Audio, specifically designed to recreate the true sound of a multitude of vintage cardioid-pattern microphones. For maximum accuracy
Edge Solo can be used with any of Antelope Audio's mic preamp-equipped interfaces, whose built-in FPGA processing capabilities allow real-time vintage mic emulation.
Verge is a small diaphragm modeling microphone suited for both nuanced accuracy and high SPL recording. Also exhibiting excellent performance on its own, it can take on the character and personality of the world's best small diaphragm condensers and electrets
Discrete 8 ANALOG
6 x Mic / Line Inputs
2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs
1 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max
1 x ReAmp Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks
1 x Line Outs on DB25, +20 dBu max
2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)
THD: -106 dB
Max input: +18 dBu Gain Range: 65 dB
D/A Monitor Converter
Dynamic Range: 124 dB
THD + N: -101 dB
Dynamic Range: 121 dB
THD + N: -112 dB
D/A Converters (Line Out)
Dynamic Range: 121dB THD + N: - 100dB
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 2.0 I/O
USB 2.0 Type B connector
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt connector
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
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Sample Rates (kHz)
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
Weight (Approx) 3.0 kg/ 6.61 lbs
Width: 483 mm / 19"
Height: 44 mm / 1.7"
Depth: 220 mm /8.6"
Power Consumption 20 Watts
Microphone type: Condenser microphone
Diaphragm: Large condenser, single-sided 6 gold-sputtered membrane
Diaphragm diameter: 34mm
Polar pattern: Cardioid (fixed)
Freq. response: 20HZ ~ 20KHZ
Sensitivity: -35dB | 18mV/Pa (-1 to +3dB)
Output impedance: 50 Ohms @ 1kHz
Power requirements: 48V DC Phantom Power
Output connector: 5-pin male XLR
Color: Black matte
Breakout cable: Not included (standard 3-pin XLR cable)