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Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Microphone Preamp Thunderbolt/USB Interface - Basic FX Pack

Antelope Audio’s Discrete 4 Microphone Preamp Interface brings a new level of sound quality and power to home studios and mobile recordists.


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MSRP: Old Price $999.00 Was: $899.00 Price Drop! Discounted Price Now: $699.77 Save : $299.23 (30%)
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MSRP: Old Price $999.00 Discounted Price Now: $699.77 Save : $299.23 (30%)
It comes with 4 console-grade, 6-transistor discrete preamps, 121 db dynamic range conversion and rock-solid clocking. Discrete 4 features all of the Antelope Audio premier real-time FPGA FX, including authentic models of iconic gear from BAE, Lang, Gyraf Audio and many more. The Antelope AFX platform is based on a rapidly expanding hardware modeling engine. Discrete 4 includes Accusonic microphone and preamp models, guitar amps, transformer and tube FX, and a huge selection of classic vintage gear, which are now accessible in the DAW via the AFX2DAW Plugin.

Basic FX pack
Enter the world of authentic vintage effect modeling with the Basic FX pack. Explore the true sound of iconic and expensive units from BAE, Gyraf Audio, Lang and Grove Hill. The Discrete 4 Basic FX pack allows you to use 2 channel strips with 2 FX instances each. The Basic FX library features 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX, including Vintage EQs, Compressors, AuraVerb, Guitar Amps & Cabinet models.

Tape Machine Emulation Plugin:
In modern production, adding tape saturation has become like adding reverb – you need it everywhere because nobody likes the sterile perfection of digital sound. Reel To Reel combines the best tape formulas, the best tape heads and the finest electronics. The combinations between all those will create endless scenarios. You can experiment with bias settings, tape hiss amounts, switch between four types of tape and adjust wow & flutter amounts. Mastering these parameters will allow you to achieve the warmth and color you crave in the desired amounts. Reel To Reel is an FPGA-powered effect, meaning it functions with no latency. The Antelope Audio tape machine will finally allow producers and recording artists to monitor the effect of our FPGA tape machine in real time, and not only during post-production.

An Entire Signal Path of Customizable Sonic Excellence
Discrete 4 was developed after an extensive research of legendary microphone preamp circuitry. Its console-grade and fully discrete preamps were hand designed to offer world-class sound. The powerful Antelope Audio FPGA engine can transform these already expensive sounding Accusonic preamps into classic units via Tube, Transformer and FET based circuitry. It's all happening real-time.

A Breakthrough Discrete Microphone Preamp Design
Traditionally, interface preamps are comprised of only 2 transistors, which makes them a hybrid between transistors and IC chips. Antelope Audio incorporates a fully discrete design consisting of 6 accurately matched transistors, yet maintaining the advantages of digital control and repeatability of gain levels. Field effect transistors add an expensive-sounding touch of warmth and naturalness to the sound. Bipolar transistors keep THD and noise extremely low, which is quite uncommon in a discrete design.

Clocking Is The Center Of The Antelope Universe
Featuring Antelope’s 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology from the highly acclaimed Trinity, OCX HD, LiveClock, Pure2, Goliath, Orion, and Zen products. Two WC outputs allow you to distribute clock to your other digital gear. Discrete 4 will ensure all your gear is perfectly synced.

Expert Monitoring With Ease For Both Pros and Beginners
Discrete 4 has a comprehensive and easy to set up Monitoring and Talkback section. A band can have up to 4 individual monitoring mixes with FPGA FX included sent to its 4 Headphone Outs. The engineer can make custom headphone mixes for each performer. Effects can be included to allow artists to hear sound closer to what will be on the record. Metering is viewable on the front panel display, inside the Control Panel and also via the remote App.

  • 4 Console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps
  • Mic Preamp Modeling
  • Real-time FPGA FX models including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio classics
  • 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • Up to 4 individual monitoring mixes with FPGA FX
  • Talkback mic & button on front panel

Get your Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Microphone Preamp Thunderbolt/USB Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Discrete 4 Interface
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Wart External Power Supply Unit
  • USB Cable
  • Warranty Card

The Discrete 4 is mysterious


I like the product and still need more time to figure everything out, which is my only issue so far - it's not user friendly. Even to find the drivers on the website was super complicated. But everything the Discrete 4 offers is amazing once you know where everything is and know how to use it.



Discrete 4 Microphone Preamp Thunderbolt/USB Interface - Basic FX Pack

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Mic Preamps 8
Interface Type Thunderbolt/USB
Audio Resolution Mbits/192kHz
Analog Inputs 2 x Mic / Line Inputs, 2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs
Combo XLR/TRS Jacks 4
Analog Outputs 1 x Monitor 1/4" Out, 4 x Line 1/4" Outs, 4 x Stereo Headphone 1/4" Outputs
Digital Input Type 1 x ADAT (up to 8CH), 1 x S/PDIF
Digital Output Type 1 x ADAT (up to 8CH), 1 x S/PDIF
Built-in DSP Yes
Wordclock Yes
Bus Powered No
Ethernet Cat5 No
Phantom Power Yes
Dimensions (W) 10.2" x (H) 1.7" x (D) 8.2"
Weight 3.7 lbs
Series Discrete Series
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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