Expensive-sounding discrete mic preamps and vintage gear emulation
Antelope Audio’s Discrete 8 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
Discrete 8 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 Connect AFX Plugin.
Clocking & Conversion
Class-leading AD/DA conversion with up to 130dB of headroom.
Recording, mixing and playback at up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Management algorithm delivering increased sound width, separation, and detail.
Analog & Digital Connectivity
8 × Discrete 6-transistor preamps with 65dB of gain for pristine recordings. All work as microphone/line and two are also Hi-Z inputs, on combo XLR jacks, and supply 48V of phantom power.
8 × DC-coupled line outputs over D-Sub 25.
Two reamp outputs on TRS ¼ jacks for further amp processing of guitar signal. They can also be used as an additional stereo monitor output – this allows you to have two pairs of monitor speakers playing together simultaneously.
Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB 2.0 port with custom macOS & Windows drivers.
Digitally expandable over ADAT I/O, with 16 channels available.
Digitally expandable over S/PDIF I/O, with 2 channels available.
Three word clock outputs letting you distribute the interface’s highly stable clock signal across your studio and a word clock input allowing you to sync the Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core with other gear.
1 × Dedicated stereo monitor output over ¼ TRS.
Footswitch input that can be used as a single footswitch (on 1/4” TS jack) to control the dim function and a dual footswitch to control both the talkback and dim functions.
Two stereo headphone outputs with separate gain control.
Dedicated stereo monitor output over TRS.
Direct monitoring with Synergy Core effects, processed in real-time with imperceptible latency.
Expanded routing capabilities – switch audio sources per channel based on a drop-down menu sequence or make use of a virtual routing matrix.
Customizable presets with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer, and effects settings.
Customizable monitoring mixes with adjustable volume, pan, and reverb.
Easily accessible front-panel talkback with built-in microphone.
Front panel with independent headphone and monitor volume knobs and buttons for sample rate configuration, and hands-on control of core parameters. Hardware relay-based gain knobs for each preamp, plus mode control (mic/line/Hi-Z) via the bottom display function button.
Option to work without being connected to a computer (standalone operation).
Wireless control of software features from a separate computer connected to the same network.
Real-time effects processing
Collection of 37 Synergy Core effects modeled after classic and rare analog outboard gear.
Synergy Core proprietary onboard platform powered by 2 × DSP & 1 × FPGA chips for real-time effects processing with imperceptible latency.
Modeling Engine allowing pairing with the Edge line of microphones for real-time use of vintage microphone emulations.
37 Included Synergy Core Effects
Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core
External Power Adapter & Power Cord
USB cable (Type-A to B male)
Getting Started Leaflet
*Note: Thunderbolt 3 cable is not included