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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 + Basic FX Pack

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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 - Basic FX Pack

26-in/32-out Thunderbolt/USB Audio Interface, 24-bit/192kHz, with 8 Discrete Microphone Preamps. Interface only bundle, no mics.

  • 1x Basic FX pack, which allows you to use 2 channel strips with 4 FX instances each and all 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX

Built-in FX and Mic/Preamp Modeling

Putting Antelope Audio's Discrete 8 at the center of your studio is a sure way to invigorate your projects. Experience an expensive-sounding warmth, by virtue of eight console-grade mic pres, while Accusonic modeling arms you with an array of classic microphone and preamp emulations. Beyond that, Discrete 8's built-in FPGA FX supply you with a sizable collection of spot-on vintage processor models. This audio interface offers incredible sound quality, thanks to Antelope's legendary clocking and conversion. Discrete 8 includes an ample amount of I/O, and its comprehensive monitoring section includes a built-in talkback mic and up to four individual headphone mixes. Discrete 8 belongs in your studio.

Console-grade preamps with Accusonic modeling

Discrete 8's eight console-grade preamps feature a fully discrete design consisting of six accurately matched transistors. These pres sound amazing on their own, but Discrete 8 takes things further with built-in Accusonic modeling that emulates classic microphones and preamps in real-time. Experience an authentic blend of 10 different mic preamps, along with tube, transformer, and FET-based microphones, with no artifacts or latency. You can capture sources with and without Accusonic modeling, enabling you to choose between mic and preamp models while mixing. While these preamps work with any microphone, they really shine with Antelope's Edge and Verge mics.

Comprehensive monitoring section with 4 headphone mixes

Discrete 8 has a comprehensive monitoring section complete with a built-in talkback mic. You can create up to four individual headphone mixes for band members, complete with FPGA FX. Set up various tracking scenarios and save them as presets for easy recall. Discrete 8's front panel features an assignable volume knob to control the level of your main monitors and the individual headphone outputs. Keeping an eye on your levels is easy, thanks to Discrete 8's front-panel metering.

Hardware-based emulations of classic processors

Antelope Audio's Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology not only allows Discrete 8 near-zero latency performance, but it also powers its built-in FPGA FX, which are authentic digital re-creations of classic hardware processors. FPGA FX respond more like hardware compared to many other plug-ins, thanks to this powerful processing platform. Discrete 4's included effects deliver spot-on emulations of vintage processors, but they're just the beginning. Antelope's engineers are continuously working on creating new models, and you'll be able to add them for free as they become available.

Basic AFX Collection

Enter the world of authentic vintage gear modeling with the Basic AFX Collection. Explore the true sound of iconic and expensive units from BAE, Gyraf Audio, Lang, and FET. The Basic AFX collection allows you to use two instances of each EQ, compressor, and AuraVerb, plus one instance of each guitar amp/cabinet model. This Basic AFX collection features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX.

Included plugins:

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
  • VEQ-4K Series
  • VEQ-4K Black
  • VEQ-4K Brown
  • VEQ-4K Pink
  • VEQ-4K Orange
  • BAE-1073
  • 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 Gate
  • Feedforward Compressor
  • Impresser


  • AuraVerb

Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Features:

  • Thunderbolt/USB audio interface, 24-bit/192kHz, for Mac and PC
  • 8 console-grade preamps with a fully discrete design
  • Accusonic modeling emulates classic microphones and preamps in real-time
  • Built-in FPGA FX deliver spot-on models of vintage processors
  • Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter-management technology yields amazing analog-sounding conversion
  • Word clock input for de-jittering and distributing an external clock signal
  • 3 word clock outputs keep all of your digital gear in perfect sync
  • Comprehensive monitoring section with built-in talkback mic
  • Create up to four individual headphone mixes
  • AFX presets are compatible with the entire line of Antelope Audio FPGA-equipped audio interfaces
  • Discrete 8 app for iOS/Android provides remote control of your parameters

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Product Videos

Introducing Discrete 8 | Antelope Audio 02:59

Discrete 8 comes with 8 console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps, 121 db dynamic range conversion and the Antelope Audio rock solid clocking. Discrete 8 is a console-grade discrete microphone preamp interface which features all of 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 based on a rapidly expanding hardware modeling engine. Discrete 8 includes Accusonic microphone and preamp models, guitar amps, transformer and tube FX, and a huge selection of classic vintage gear, which are now accessible in the DAW via the new ConnectAFX Plugin. Discrete 8 is a 26in and 32out interface featuring 8 analog ins, 8 analog outs on DB25, a pair of monitor outs, 2 Headphone outs and 2 ReAmps. Additional digital connectivity comes on S/PDIF, 2 ADAT’s. SUBSCRIBE: for more exclusive videos. Never miss a post from Antelope Audio:

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