Santa Monica, CA (October 3, 2017)—Antelope Audio has unveiled its Discrete 8 Thunderbolt and USB Interface with eight microphone preamplifiers as well as the accompanying Edge and Verge modeling microphones.
Discrete 8 is a 26-input/32-output interface with offers eight console-grade, fully-discrete preamps plus Antelope Audio’s realtime FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) effects, which are models of outboard processing from BAE, Gyraf Audio and Lang, among others. Thanks to Antelope Audio’s all-new ConnectAFX plug-in, these effects are accessible via any DAW.
Key features of the Discrete 8 include custom presets; large monitor volume knob, dedicated HP knobs per output, and talkback microphone on its front panel, the latter engaged via foot switch. Metering is available via front panel display, the Discrete 8’s EasyPanel, or dedicated iOS or Android app. I/O includes eight analog inputs (A1 through to A8), eight analog outputs (via 25-pin D-SUB), a pair of Monitor outputs, two Re-amp outputs, a pair of headphone outputs, S/PDIF I/O, and dual ADAT/Lightpipe I/O.
Built to be used with Antelope modeled processors, Antelope’s new modeling microphones are available as Edge large-diaphragm multi-pattern condensers with dual edge-terminated capsules and Verge small-diaphragm condensers.
The Discrete 8’s Accusonic 3D Modeling Engine enables users to transform both Edge and Verge mics into vintage-style replica transducers with control over proximity effect, off-axis response, and even post-recording polar pattern changes.