The Antelope Audio Discrete 4 is a an audio interface featuring four console grade, six transistor, fully discrete microphone preamps with high quality conversion. The internal preamps can handle up to 121 dB of dynamic range, and with the use of FPGA FX, can be turned into authentic models of the industries top Tube, Transformer and discrete preamps.
The Antelope AFX platform is an ever expanding hardware modeling engine. Included with the Discrete 4 are a variety of preamp models, guitar amps, transformer and tube FX, and a huge selection of vintage EQ’s and compressors. All accessible within your DAW via the
Discrete 4 offers a total of 14 inputs and 20 outputs through its two ADAT connections and onboard S/PDIF connection. Right out of the box comes with four analog inputs that can accept mic or line level, four analog line outputs for monitoring and cue system setups, and two re-amp outputs to send any line level signal back through an amp or loudspeaker.
An Entire Signal Path of Customizable Sonic Excellence
With the internal DSP and FPGA FX system, both the engineer and performer can monitor classic microphone preamps, EQs, compressors and FX in real time. You can choose to print these settings in the recording process, or have the ability to record dry and add all the FXs back in during the mixing process. The entire signal path was designed for optimal level with any microphone. Take full advantage of these amazing features by adding the new Antelope Audio Verge and Edge microphones, which were specially designed for the Discrete series preamps.
Monitor FX During Tracking – ConnectAFX Plugin For The Mix
Right out of the box, you will have access to 50+ FPGA plug-ins. These plug-ins can be recorded and monitored in real time through the use of internal DSP, offering no latency to the engineer or artist. Use them with Discrete 4 through EasyPanel or in a DAW via the new ConnectAFX plug-in. Due to the component-based modeling platform, they sound and respond just like the real hardware.
Transform your guitar rig into some of the most iconic vintage amps and cabinets on the market through the front panel hi-Z input. You can then add vintage compression, EQ, or studio effects which can all be monitored in real time with zero latency. You can choose to only monitor these effects and just record the direct input, allowing unlimited flexibility later in the mix.
Most all of the features of the Discrete 4 can be controlled through a downloadable remote app. Including input levels, talkback levels, and monitoring and headphone levels. Musicians can control the sound of their headphone mix through their phone, allowing the engineer to keep a proper eye on the recording levels.
Free FX Library Included
Including exclusives from BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf and Lang
Receive an ever-growing bank of Realtime FX plug-ins when you register your Antelope Audio interface. With your purchase, you gain access to emulations of top-of-the-line gear, helping your achieve the sound you're looking for.
Discrete 4 AFX
Built-in FX and Mic/Preamp Modeling
Building your studio around Antelope Audio's Discrete 4 AFX will inject your projects with a new level of quality. Four console-grade mic pres yield an expensive-sounding warmth, while Accusonic modeling puts an array of classic microphone and preamp emulations at your fingertips. You also get a sizable collection of spot-on vintage processor models, courtesy of Discrete 4 AFX's built-in FPGA FX. And whether you're tracking, mixing, or mastering, you'll experience amazing sound quality, thanks to Antelope's legendary clocking and conversion. Discrete 4 AFX includes an ample amount of I/O, and its comprehensive monitoring section supplies you with talkback and up to four individual headphone mixes.
Discrete 4 AFX demands to be the centerpiece of your studio.
This version of Antelope Audio's Discrete 4 includes the Premium AFX Collection, which allows you to use 16 channels of FGPA FX processing.
Console-grade preamps with Accusonic modeling
Discrete 4 AFX's four console-grade preamps feature a fully discrete design consisting of six accurately matched transistors. These pres sound amazing on their own, but Discrete 4 AFX 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.
Hardware-based emulations of classic processors
Antelope Audio's Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology not only allows Discrete 4 AFX near-zero latency performance, 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 AFX'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.
Premium AFX Collection
The Premium AFX Collection allows you to employ the full studio power of the Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX. The collection features authentic models of iconic studio units from BAE, Gyraf Audio, LANG, and FET. With the Premium AFX Collection, you can use 16 instances of each EQ, Compressor, and AuraVerb, plus four instances of each guitar amp/cabinet model. This Premium library features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX.
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Acclaimed clocking and conversion technology
Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter-management technology, used in top mastering facilities worldwide. Expect vast stereo imaging, wide and balanced frequency response, and an uncanny sense of depth and dimension. Discrete 4 AFX features two word clock outputs so you can distribute this rock-solid reference signal to your other digital gear, keeping everything in perfect sync.
Comprehensive monitoring section with 4 headphone mixes
Discrete 4 AFX has a comprehensive monitoring section complete with talkback. 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 4 AFX'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 4 AFX's front-panel metering.
A rapidly growing audio interface platform
With Discrete 4 AFX, you can save and load AFX presets and exchange settings with the entire line of Antelope Audio FPGA-equipped audio interfaces. This allows you to share your FX settings with other Antelope users, or use professionally programmed FX chains in your projects. It's also great for transferring settings back and forth between your studio and mobile rigs.
- Thunderbolt/USB audio interface, 24-bit/192kHz, for Mac and PC
- 4 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
- 2 word clock outputs keep all of your digital gear in perfect sync
- Comprehensive monitoring section with talkback
- Create up to four individual headphone mixes
- AFX presets are compatible with the entire line of Antelope Audio FPGA-equipped audio interfaces
- Discrete 4 app for iOS/Android provides remote control of your parameters