Antelope Discrete 4 Thunderbolt/USB 14x20 Audio Interface with Premium FX Pack

Antelope Discrete 4 Thunderbolt/USB 14x20 Audio Interface with Premium FX Pack

Antelope Discrete 4 Thunderbolt/USB 14x20 Audio Interface with Premium FX Pack

Antelope Discrete 4 Thunderbolt/USB 14x20 Audio Interface with Premium FX Pack

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  • USB and Thunderbolt Connectivity
  • 4 x Discrete Microphone Preamps
  • 4 x Headphone Outputs, 4 x Line Outputs
  • Monitor, ADAT, and S/PDIF Outputs
  • Sample Rates up to 192 kHz
  • Premium FX Pack
  • Includes Over 50 Effects
  • Use Effects During Tracking and Mixing
  • Remote Control via Mobile Device
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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The Antelope Discrete 4 with Premium FX Pack is a Thunderbolt/USB 14x20 audio interface designed to provide high-end tracking and monitoring functions, real-time effects, and remote control capabilities for musicians and engineers in personal, project, and commercial recording studios and rehearsal spaces. It features 14 inputs, 20 outputs, a host of real-time effects and models, support for sample rates up to 192 kHz, and host connectivity via Thunderbolt and USB 2.0.

Four XLR-1/4” combo jack inputs give you access to the four discrete Accusonic microphone preamps. There are also ADAT optical and S/PDIF coaxial digital inputs for accepting signal from devices such as digital mixers and A/D converters. Multiple 1/4" outputs include four independent front-panel headphone jacks, four rear-panel line outs, and two balanced monitor outputs. Additionally, there is one ADAT optical output and a S/PDIF coaxial 2-channel output.

Over 50 real-time effects from guitar amps to vintage compressors can be used during tracking and mixing. The Premium FX Pack enables use of four channel strips, each with four FX instances. Use up to 16 channel strips in your DAW via the AFX2DAW plug-in. During tracking sessions, control recording and monitoring levels via a downloadable app for iOS and Android smartphones or tablets.

Use Effects During Tracking and Mixing
  • Antelope Audio FPGA technology powers over 50 real-time effects. Use them within the Discrete 4 EasyPanel or in a DAW via the AFX2DAW plug-in. These not only sound but respond just like real hardware thanks to the unit's component-based modeling platform.
  • Plug your guitar directly into one of the two the hi-Z enabled inputs and instantly sculpt your tone with guitar amps and cabinet models. Add compression, EQ, and AuraVerb while playing through your preferred amp, cabinet, and microphone combination.
  • Perform and record either with effects or your direct input and process later using the integrated guitar effects.
Over 50 Effects Included
  • Guitar Amps: Burnsphere (DE), Marcus II (US), Overange 120 (UK), Tweed Deluxe, Top30, Darkface, Modern, Plexi 59, Rock 75, Rock 22.10
  • EQ Legends: VEQ-55b, VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-STU 169, VEQ-STU 900, VEQ HA32C, BAE 1023, BAE 1084, NEU-W492, NEU-W495, NEU-PEV, VEQ-4K Black, VEQ-4K Brown, VEQ-4K Pink, VEQ-4K Orange, BAE 1073, VEQ-HLF, VEQ-1A, VMEQ-5, VEQ-55A, Lang PEQ2, UK-69, Parametric EQ
  • Vintage Compressors: X903, VCA160, Gyraf Gyratec X, Tube176, Grove Hill Liverpool, FET-A76, FET-A78, ALT-436C, BA-6A, SMT-100A, Stay-Levin, Tubechild670, PowerGate, FeedForward Compressor
  • Reverb: AuraVerb
Customizable Signal Path
  • The Discrete 4's console-grade and fully discrete preamps were designed to offer high-end, customizable sound. The powerful Antelope Audio FPGA engine can transform these Accusonic preamps into several classic-sounding units via models of circuitry based on tubes, transformers, and FETs.
  • Both the engineer and the performer can instantly hear the blends of ten different mic preamps without any latency or comb filtering. The microphone source can be recorded with and without Accusonic modeling. This allows the engineer to choose between preamp models during mixing. You can even load AFX presets from other users.
Discrete Microphone Preamplifiers
  • Traditionally, interface preamps are comprised of two transistors, which makes them a hybrid between transistors and IC chips. Antelope Audio incorporates a fully discrete design consisting of six accurately matched transistors. Field effect transistors add a touch of warmth to the sound and bipolar transistors keep THD and noise extremely low.
Accurate Clocking
  • The Discrete 4 features Antelope’s 4th generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology from the acclaimed Trinity, OCX HD, LiveClock, Pure2, Goliath, Orion, and Zen products. Two word clock outputs allow you to distribute clock to your other digital gear and mic preamps in your setup connected via ADAT and S/PDIF.
Versatile Monitoring
  • Discrete 4 has a comprehensive and easy-to-configure monitoring and talkback section. A band can have up to four individual monitoring mixes with FPGA FX included sent to headphones or monitor outputs. 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.
  • Users can create custom presets to easily set up various tracking scenarios in a snap. The front panel features a monitor volume knob and dedicated knobs for each headphone output. Metering is viewable on the front panel display, inside the EasyPanel, and via the remote app.
Remote Control
  • Use the Discrete 4 downloadable remote app to adjust all microphone input levels, talkback levels, and monitoring and headphone volumes remotely. Musicians can control their own headphone volume with their phones and the engineer can check input levels from the tracking room.
Cross-Platform Compatibility
  • The Discrete 4 can be connected via Thunderbolt or USB 2.0 and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows systems
In the Box
Antelope Discrete 4 Thunderbolt/USB 14x20 Audio Interface with Premium FX Pack
  • 18V Power Supply with Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Antelope Discrete 4 specs

    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
    Windows 7 or higher
    Inputs 4 x XLR-1/4" combo jacks
    1 x ADAT optical
    1 x S/PDIF coaxial
    Outputs 4 x 1/4" TRS (headphone outputs)
    4 x 1/4" TRS (line outputs)
    2 x 1/4" TRS (monitor outputs)
    1 x ADAT optical
    1 x S/PDIF coaxial
    Clocking 2 x BNC word clock outputs
    Impedance: 75 Ohms, 3 Vp-p
    Aging: < 1 ppm per year
    System: 64-bit DDS, 4th generation acoustically-focused clocking
    Host Connection 1 x USB 2.0 Type-B
    1 x Thunderbolt
    Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz
    Dynamic Range 121 dB A-weighted (microphone preamps)
    121 dB (A/D converters)
    118 dB (D/A converters for line outputs)
    121 dB (D/A converters for monitor outputs)
    THD + N -106 dB (microphone preamps)
    -112 dB (A/D converters)
    -100 dB (D/A converters for line outputs)
    -100 dB (D/A converters for monitor outputs)
    Equivalent Input Noise -128 dBu A-weighted (microphone preamps)
    Maximum Input Level +18 dBu
    Maximum Output Level +20 dBu (line and monitor outputs)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
    Power Consumption 15 W
    Power Requirement 18 V power supply
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.3 x 1.7 x 8.2" / 261 x 44 x 208 mm
    Weight 3.7 lb / 1.7 kg

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