NEW LEVEL STUDIO POWER
Expensive-sounding discrete mic preamps and vintage gear emulation
Antelope Audio’s Discrete 4 Microphone Preamp comes with 4 console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps, 121 db dynamic range conversion and rock solid clocking. Discrete 4 features the Antelope Audio premier real-time FPGA FX modeling iconic gear from BAE, Lang, Gyraf Audio and FET.
Discrete 4 includes Accusonic 3D microphone and preamp models, guitar amps, transformer and tube FX, and a huge selection of classic vintage gear, which will soon be accessible in any DAW via the upcoming AFX2DAW Plugin (sold separately).
Discrete 4's features:
4 DISCRETE MIC PREAMPS
Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design and precise digital gain controls.
MIC PREAMP MODELING
Turn the Discrete 4 mic pres into a large selection of classic units in real-time
REAL-TIME FPGA FX
AFX including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio and Lang classics for use in the Easy Panel or in any DAW
Fourth Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology
Create multiple mixes with FPGA FX included and send them to Headphone or Monitor outs
Access all Discrete 4 features via its intuitive Easy Panel or download the free iOS and Android mobile apps
Console-grade and fully discrete preamps
for best-in-class sound.
Discrete 4 was developed after an extensive research of legendary microphone preamp circuitry. The Antelope Audio FPGA engine transforms its already expensive sounding Accusonic preamps into several classic units. It’s all happening real-time and with as authentic responsiveness as possible.
AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SOUND
Enjoy the sound of legendary FX gear
in your DAW
The Antelope Audio real-time FPGA platform is now extended to a complete professional studio experience – Microphones, Preamps, Conversion, Compressors, EQs, and Reverb. Use them within the Discrete 4 EasyPanel or in your preferred DAW via the upcoming AFX2DAW Plugin. Perform and record either with FX or process in post-production.
Giving you complete control
Transform Edge & Verge
into vintage replicas
Inside the Discrete 4 FPGA Accusonic 3D modeling engine you can transform both Edge and Verge into vintage replicas giving you complete control over proximity effect and even allow you to change polar patterns during or after recording. Choose from a collection of classic and expensive microphones and track the results as you monitor live, bringing out a musician’s best possible performance.
Proprietary jitter management technologies
Like all things Antelope Audio, Discrete 4 is a rock-solid clocking solution itself. It comes packed with the 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology you already know from Antelope classics like Trinity, OCX HD and Pure2. Two Word Clock outputs allow you to distribute clock signal to your other digital gear.
Maintain multiple mixes
and exchange presets
Monitoring feature in Discrete 4 is super flexible and a breeze to set up. Create up to 4 individual monitoring mixes. Send them to Headphones or Monitor Outputs with or without the FPGA FX you’ve stacked. Vintage EQ, Compression and authentic guitar amp emulations will allow the recording artists to experience convincing sound, which is as close to the final product as possible.
With Discrete 4 users can save and load AFX presets and exchange settings with all Antelope Audio FPGA-equipped interfaces. Share your own FX settings with other devices and users.
ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL
Control Discrete 4 with free desktop and mobile apps
The free to download Discrete 4 remote App allows you to adjust all microphone input levels. It grants you full control over the Monitoring and Headphone volumes. Musicians can now control their own headphone volume through their smartphones.
Discrete 4's specs:
2 x Mic / Line Inputs
2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs
1 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max
4 x Line Outs on TRS, +20 dBu max ( DC coupled )
4 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)
THD: -106 dB
Max input: +18 dBu
Max Gain: 65 dB
D/A Monitor Converter
Dynamic Range: 124 dB
THD + N: -100 dB
Dynamic Range: 121 dB
THD + N: -112 dB
D/A Converters(Line Out)
Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: – 100dB
Discrete JFET design
Maximum input: 14dBu (At min. gain)
Gain Range: 0-40dB
Input Impedance: 1Mohm
Output Level ( unloaded ) 20dBu max
Output impedance 120 ohms
Dynamic Range: 121dB
THD + N: – 100dB
Recommended HP Impedance 16Ω to 600Ω
1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
1 x S/PDIF
1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
1 x S/PDIF
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 16 channels I/O, Type B
1 x Thunderbolt, 16 channels I/O
Word Clock Outputs
2 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Sample Rates (kHz)
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
1.7 kg/ 3.7 lbs
Width: 261 mm / 10.2”
Height: 44 mm / 1.7”
Depth: 208 mm /8.2”
In the Box
Discrete 4 Interface
Quick Start Guide
Wart External Power Supply Unit