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Antelope Audio Introduces Discrete 4 Microphone Preamp Interface

Thunderbolt & USB interface offers four console-grade six-transistor preamps; 121 dB dynamic range conversion; and 64-bit AFC technology.

Antelope Audio announces the availability of its desktop Discrete 4 Thunderbolt & USB interface with 4 Discrete mic preamps for solo musicians as well as smaller project studios and bedroom-based home recordists/producers alike.

Offering four console-grade six-transistor discrete microphone preamps; 121 dB dynamic range conversion; and fourth-generation 64-bit AFC (Acoustically Focused Clocking) technology, together with Antelope Audio’s Real-time FPGA FX, modelling gear from BAE, Grove Hill, Graf Audio, Lang, and more (for use in the EasyPanel software or any DAW directly, thanks to Antelope Audio’s all-new AFX2DAW plugin).

Discrete 4 was developed after Antelope Audio undertook extensive research into illustrious microphone preamp circuitry, applying its FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) engine effectively to transform its Accusonic preamps into several classic models.

Moreover, this takes place in real-time with an authentic response that truly sets it apart. Although Discrete 4 was designed to work with any microphone, it really shines when working with Antelope Audio’s new Edge and Verge modelling microphones that were recently announced alongside the Discrete 8 Thunderbolt & USB interface with 8 Discrete mic preamps.

Antelope Audio’s real-time FPGA platform puts an authentic vintage sound into discerning Discrete 4 users’ hands. Microphones, preamps, conversion, compressors, EQ, and reverb are all accessible with ease, either from within Discrete 4’s EasyPanel software or via any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with workflow with Antelope Audio’s all-new AFX2DAW plugin. Perform and record either with effects already applied or add processing in post-production.

Discrete 4 comes complete with fourth- generation 64-bit AFC technology from Antelope Audio’s own making, such as Isochrone Trinity master clock, the OCX HD 768 kHz HD master clock; and Pure2 mastering-grade 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA two-channel converter and master clock. Two WC OUT (Word Clock output) connections allow Discrete 4 users to distribute the clock signal to other digital equipment.

When working with Discrete 4, monitoring and talkback features allow up to four individual monitoring mixes for headphones or monitor outputs with (or without) whatever FPGA FX they might have stacked, so artist being recorded can experience the sounds of vintage EQ, compression, and authentic guitar amp emulations.

Remote control comes easily to Discrete 4 — access all areas (including adjusting all microphone input levels as well as full control over all talkback levels, monitoring, and headphone volumes) via its EasyPanel software or download the free iOS and Android mobile apps. As such, musicians can comfortably control their own headphone volume through their smartphones.

The Discrete 4 Thunderbolt & USB Interface with 4 Discrete mic preamps (plus Edge and Verge modelling microphones) will soon be available via Antelope Audio’s global network of dealers.

As of November 1, 2017, Antelope Audio itself is accepting preorders on the following bundles: Discrete 4 with Basic FX collection (€899.00 EUR); Discrete 4 with Premium FX collection (€1,399.00 EUR); Discrete 4 with Premium FX collection and 1x Edge modelling microphone (€1,995.00 EUR).

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