Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Basic + Edge Solo
- Discrete 8/Edge
The Antelope Audio Discrete 8 is a Thunderbolt/USB audio interface from Antelope Audio. Now offering eight six-transistor console grade fully discrete microphone preamps and highest quality converters to enhance the sound quality and power, it is the perfect fit for commercial facilities, home studios and mobile recording.
ALL-STAR TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCE
The preamps can handle up to 121 dB of dynamic range, and are hand-designed by the team at Antelope to offer world class sound. The FPGA engine transforms the internal preamp into several classic preamps using Accusonic modeled tubes, transformer and FET based circuitry in real time. Bipolar transistors keep THD and noise extremely low, which is uncommon in a discrete design.
Discrete 8 offers a total of 28 inputs and 32 outputs via analog, S/PDIF or two ADAT connections. Also features two headphone outputs as well as two re-amp outs.
ENTIRE SIGNAL PATH OF CUSTOMIZABLE SONIC EXCELLENCE
The signal path was designed for optimal sound with any microphone and especially when used with Antelopes new Edge and Verge microphones with matching discrete electronics.
Choose between 10 different industry standard microphone preamps. The preamp can be monitored and recorded in real time using the on board DSP system. If you wish to record without printing the sound of the preamp, Accusonic modeling can be added after the recording phase, providing unlimited flexibility in the mix.
The real-time FPGA platform covers all the bases of a professional recording facility. Microphones, preamps, conversion, compressors, EQ and monitoring all have the ability to instantly recall presets, you can even load up presets from today’s top engineers with their favorite combinations of FPGA FX used on their mixes or recordings.
MONITOR FX DURING TRACKING - CONNECTAFX PLUGIN FOR THE MIX
The AFX platform is an ever expanding hardware modeling engine which powers all the functions of the Accusonic microphone and preamp modeling, guitar amp and cabinet simulation, transformer and tube FX, and the huge selection of vintage EQ’s and compressors. All can be accessible as a stand-alone plug-in or via a new ConnectFX plug-in.
Plug your guitar directly into one of the front panel hi-Z inputs and transform your sound to some of the most iconic amps and cabs on the market. You can choose to print this tone in real time, or just monitor as you perform and change the signal path to suit the mix down the road. Use the re-amp output to connect to any of your pedals or external instrument level effects and record the sound back into your DAW.
RENOWNED ANTELOPE CLOCKING
Discrete 8 features Antelope’s 4th Generation AFC clock used on the popular Trinity OCX-HD, LiveClock, Pure2, Goliath, Orion, and Zen products. There is a WC input that can de-jitter and distribute the external clock signal. With the three WC outputs, expand the Discrete 8 with other digital gear and mic preamps with it’s ADAT and S/PDIF connections, keeping all gear perfectly in sync.
The monitoring section has been expanded with four individual monitoring mixes as well as a talkback section. This provides the engineer to create custom mixes for each performer with effects included so the artist can hear the recording process similar to the finished mix. You can create custom presets to easily setup various tracking scenarios.
The talkback mic and hardware button are built into the front panel. Talkback can also be engaged by inserting a footswitch to the rear panel.
Using Antelope’s downloadable remote app, you can adjust just about every feature of the Discrete 8 remotely. This means the musicians can adjust their own headphone volumes on their phones and the engineer can be worried about recording levels in the control room.
Edge Solo Modeling Microphone
The Antelope Audio Edge Solo Modeling Microphone is a single-capsule large-diaphragm condenser microphone capable of emulating some of the most iconic vintage microphones in the world with unparalleled accuracy. This powerful modeling microphone features a fixed cardioid pickup pattern, making it incredibly easy to use—just point it at the sound source, choose one of the emulations and start tracking.
Outfitted with custom electronics designed by Antelope’s award-winning engineers, Edge Solo is capable of capturing sounds with pinpoint precision. This single-capsule condenser mic features a single 6-micron gold-sputtered membrane to provide superior transient response. The low-resonance body and low-reflection headbasket produce hyper-accurate recordings with a neutral frequency response from 20 Hz - 20 kHz. Edge Solo is perfect for capturing any sound source—with an impressive dynamic range of -116 dB THD+N. But nobody buys a pack of crayons for the beige one—the real charm of the Edge Solo lies in its ability to emulate more colorful mics.
MILLION DOLLAR MIC LOCKER
Edge Solo is specifically designed to be the perfect companion to Antelope Audio’s precision mic preamps and converters. When paired together with Antelope’s native mic emulation plug-ins, the possibilities are endless. Available in VST, AU and AAX formats for both macOS and Windows, Antelope’s native AFX plug-ins allow you to shoot out some of the world’s most renowned studio microphones in real-time. Choose from the hyper-accurate emulations modeled from an exquisitely preserved collection of classic microphones in one of the most respected facilities in Germany.
iLok 2 or 3 required. Not included in the pack.
- Stunningly accurate and lifelike mic modeling
- Straightforward and easy to use
- Impressive dynamic range and frequency response
- Monosonic large-diaphragm single capsule microphone
- Fixed cardioid characteristics
- Ultra-low resonance headbasket and body construction
- Ever-expanding library of the world’s most renowned microphones (cardioid pattern only)
- Berlin 47 FT
- Berlin 49T
- Berlin 57
- Berlin 87
- Berlin 67
- Berlin M103
- Vienna 12
- Vienna 414
- Tokyo 800T
- Berlin V563 cardioid capsule
- Illinois 57
- Illinois 7B
- Minnesota 20
- Vienna 112
- Berlin K86
- Berlin 47 TU
- Berlin M251
- Hamburg 441