The team at Antelope Audio are very pleased to announce a new interface in their line-up, the all new Discrete 8. The Discrete 8 microphone pre-amp interface is said to bring a new level of sonic quality and power to home studios and mobile recording engineers. Discrete 8 comes with 8 console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps with a quoted 121dB of dynamic range in its converters and Antelopes legendary clocking technology.
One of the new features to grace the Discrete 8 is a mic-pre modelling meaning one can turn the already classy sounding Discrete 8 mic pres into classic units via the valve, transformer and FET based circuitry in real-time.
As with all of the latest Antelope interfaces you get stunning sounding FPGA real-time effects including models of BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio and Lang classics to use in the new Easy Panel or in a DAW.
Discrete 8 is of course designed to work with any microphone however, it really comes into its own when teamed up with Antelopes new Edge and Verge mics. Edge & Verge were designed to match the Discrete 8 preamp architecture.
The Discrete 8 model like all the Antelope interfaces is far from lacking when it comes to connectivity but for those who need less, then the new Discrete 4 also announced today could be the answer. With just 4 of the new console style mic pres and far less in the I/O department and with packages starting at just $1595 for a bundle of a Discrete 4 and an Edge microphone this is going to be a very popular package.
We hope to have one of the new Discrete interfaces to review very soon but for now, you can find out more about the new Antelope Audio hardware at their website.