Antelope Discrete 8 Interface Bundle with 1 Edge Duo & 6 Verge Microphones

Antelope Discrete 8 Interface Bundle with 1 Edge Duo & 6 Verge Microphones

Antelope Discrete 8 Interface Bundle with 1 Edge Duo & 6 Verge Microphones


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  • Includes Discrete 8
  • USB and Thunderbolt Connectivity
  • 8 x Discrete Microphone Preamps
  • Premium FX Pack for Tracking and Mixing
  • Includes 1 x Edge Duo LDC Microphone
  • Models Vintage Microphones
  • Stereosonic Output for Faithful Modeling
  • Includes 6 x Verge Microphones
  • Small-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Models/Emulates Vintage Microphones
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Antelope Discrete 8 overview

  • 1Description

Packaged together for your convenience, this Antelope Discrete 8 Interface Bundle includes six Verge modeling microphones, one Edge Duo modeling microphone, a Premium FX Pack, and the titular Discrete 8 Interface. The seven modeling microphones provided herein, along with the eight-channel interface and premium effects pack, provide you with many tools for recording and monitoring audio.

With this bundle, you could, for example, mic and record an entire drum set, making it sound as though you recorded the drums using famed microphones of yesteryear. Two Verges could go on the overheads, while the other four could be spot mics. In this arrangement, the Edge Duo could be your room mic. You could also capture a full vocal chorus, using the Edge Duo on a soloist, and the six Verges on the SATB sections and accompanying piano or organ. The possibilities abound.   

The Discrete 8 sports eight mic preamps. For digital connections, it provides USB, Thunderbolt, ADAT, and S/PDIF. The interface can record audio at a sampling rate of up to 192 kHz.

The six Verge microphones have small-diaphragm condenser capsules that capture sound transparently. With the included software, you can emulate the characteristics of classic and vintage microphones and apply them to the audio you've recorded.

The Edge Duo also models prized mics, doing so in a large-diaphragm condenser form-factor. It offers a dual-membrane capsule, as well as a breakout cable with two XLR outputs so that the corresponding software can better model the specific on-/off-axis responses of classic microphones.

  • Discrete 8 Thunderbolt/USB 26x32 Audio Interface with Premium FX Pack

    The Antelope Discrete 8 with Premium FX Pack is a Thunderbolt/USB 26x32 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 26 inputs, 32 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.

    Eight XLR-1/4” combo jack inputs give you access to the eight discrete Accusonic microphone preamps. There are 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 two independent front-panel headphone jacks, two balanced monitor outputs, and two reamp jacks. Additionally, there are eight line outputs on a DB25 connection, two ADAT optical output ports, and one S/PDIF coaxial 2-channel output.

    Over 50 real-time effects from guitar amps to vintage compressors can be used during tracking and mixing. Use up to eight channel strips with four FX instances each within the Discrete 8 EasyPanel or 16 channel strips in your DAW via the new AFX2DAW plug-in. The FPGA FX also allow you to change microphone and preamp models during mixdown. During tracking sessions, use the built-in talkback mic and convenient front-panel button to communicate with the artists, and 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 up to eight channel strips with four FX instances each within the Discrete 8 EasyPanel or 16 channel strips in your DAW via the new AFX2DAW plug-in. These not only sound but respond just like real hardware thanks to the unit's component-based modeling platform.
    • Plug in your guitar directly into one of the two 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. The Discrete 8's two reamp outputs allow you to connect any of your effect pedals or outboard gear and record that sound back into your preferred DAW.
    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 8'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 10 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 VIP Masters with their favorite combinations of FPGA FX that are used daily on their own award-winning mixes.
    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 8 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. Discrete 8 comes with a word clock input that can de-jitter and distribute an external clock signal. Three word clock outputs allow you to distribute clock signals to your other digital gear and to mic preamps in your setup connected via ADAT and S/PDIF.
    Versatile Monitoring
    • Discrete 8 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. The Talkback mic is also built into the front panel right above the Talkback button. Additionally, Talkback can be engaged via the assignable footswitch on the back, in the EasyPanel software, or via the iOS/Android app. Metering is viewable on the front panel display, inside the EasyPanel, and via the remote App.
    Remote Control
    • Use the Discrete 8 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 8 can be connected via Thunderbolt or USB 2.0 and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows systems
  • Verge Small-Diaphragm Condenser Modeling Microphone

    The Antelope Verge is a microphone designed to be paired with Antelope’s FPGA hardware modeling to give you a digital, tonal emulation of acclaimed vintage microphones. This system relies on the company’s FPGA technology, which provides low latencies whilst recording, as well as an extremely light touch on the CPU side. The resulting behavior (and timbre) of these digital processes is similar to analog gear.

    The Verge itself is a small-diaphragm, back-electret condenser microphone. An SPL-handling of 146 dB allows it to capture loud, percussive sounds, such as drums. With a frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz, the Verge microphone, combined with Antelope’s FPGA-based preamp modeling, compressors, and EQs, aims to give you the expressiveness, feel, and tone of famous vintage microphones. 

    Accusonic 3D Modeling Engine
    With the included FPGA engine, you can emulate the sound of vintage microphones and exert control over proximity effect, off-axis response, and polar pattern—during or after recording. You can choose from a collection of classic and expensive microphones and track the results as you monitor live.
  • Edge Duo Large-Diaphragm Condenser Modeling Microphone

    The Antelope Edge Duo is a dual-membrane, large-diaphragm condenser primarily designed to be used with Antelope's microphone modeling technology, which emulates the characteristics of various vintage and classic microphones. With its dual-membrane, dual-output construction, the microphone aims to facilitate an accurate on-axis and off-axis response, one that you can better tweak across two channels thanks to its multiple outputs. An included oxygen-free copper cable makes the connection from the mic's 5-pin output to two 3-pin XLR terminations.

    The mic itself sports two 1.3" gold-sputtered membranes, about 6 microns thick, which give you multiple polar patterns. Omnidirectional, figure-8, cardioid, and everything in between are available, tweakable in the software world during—and even after—your recording. The Edge Duo captures frequencies between 20 Hz to 20 kHz, doing so transparently, thanks to its low-resonance construction.

    The mic is designed to work with Antelope's interfaces, and as such, comes with the commensurate FPGA-based emulations. However, the mic also works with third-party interfaces, and that's why Antelope has included native plug-ins that work with Mac and Windows systems, so long as you have an iLok 2 or iLok 3.

    Along with the aforementioned breakout Y-cable, the Edge Duo includes a shockmount and pop filter. A case with foam inserts is also included.

    Single Capsule, Dual-Membrane Construction
    Housed in a specially designed low-resonance body with a sleek matte black finish, the Edge Duo features a 6-micron gold-sputtered dual-membrane capsule.
    Accurate Mic Modeling through Dual Outputs
    Edge Duo's dual-membrane capsule design feeds two separate XLR output channels via the included Y-cable. This stereosonic design allows the mic to accurately emulate the characteristic on- and off-axis responses of classic capsules, giving you a multi-dimensional mic-modeling experience.
    Included FPGA and Native Emulations
    The Edge emulations are designed to work hand-in-hand with Antelope's own precision mic preamps and converters. The Edge Duo can be used with any of Antelope Audio's mic preamp-equipped interfaces, whose built-in FPGA processing capabilities allow real-time vintage mic emulation.

    However, the mic also includes Antelope's native mic emulation plug-ins, meaning you can use any third-party audio interface, and even change modeling settings after recording. Available in VST, AU, and AAX formats for both macOS and Windows, Antelope's native AFX plug-ins provide minimal latency, a high degree of oversampling, and precise floating-point calculations. An iLok is required for these emulations, and it is available separately.
    Other Features at a Glance
    • Switchable polar patterns, continuously variable
    • Low-resonance head-basket and body construction
    • Shockmount with pop filter 
    • Oxygen-free copper Y-cable
    Emulations Include:
    • BERLIN 47 FT
    • BERLIN 49T
    • BERLIN 57
    • BERLIN 87
    • BERLIN 67
    • BERLIN M103
    • VIENNA 12
    • VIENNA 414
    • TOKYO 800T
    • OXFORD 4038
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • 18V Power Supply
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Shock Absorber Mount
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Oxygen-Free Breakout Y-Cable (16.4' / 5m)
  • Shock Absorber Mount with Pop Filter
  • Road Case with Handle and Custom-Fit Foam Inserts
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Discrete 8 Thunderbolt/USB 26x32 Audio Interface with Premium FX Pack
    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.11, 10.12, or 10.13 (Sierra recommended)
    Intel Core 2 Duo (minimum), Intel Core i3 or higher (recommended)
    4 GB RAM (minimum), 8 GB or more (recommended)
    1 GB available disk space (minimum)
    USB 2.0 or Thunderbolt port

    Windows 10
    Intel or AMD equivalent CPU (2 GHz minimum)
    4 GB RAM (minimum), 8 GB or more (recommended)
    1 GB available disk space (minimum)
    USB 2.0 port
    Rack Height 1 RU
    Inputs 8 x XLR-1/4" combo jacks
    2 x ADAT optical
    1 x S/PDIF coaxial
    Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS (headphone outputs)
    2 x 1/4" TRS (monitor outputs)
    2 x 1/4" TRS (reamp outputs)
    1 x DB25 (line outputs)
    2 x ADAT optical
    1 x S/PDIF coaxial
    Clocking 1 x BNC word clock input
    3 x BNC word clock outputs
    Impedance: 75 Ohms, 3 V p-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
    Footswitch 1 x 1/4" input
    Dynamic Range 121 dB (microphone preamps)
    121 dB (A/D converters)
    121 dB (D/A converters for line outputs)
    124 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)
    -101 dB (D/A converters for monitor outputs)
    Equivalent Input Noise -128 dBu (A-weighted)
    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 20 W
    Power Requirement 18 V power adapter
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.0 x 1.7 x 8.7" / 483 x 44 x 220 mm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3 kg
  • Verge Small-Diaphragm Condenser Modeling Microphone
    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Electret Condenser
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Cardioid: 69 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 146 dB SPL Peak
    Impedance Cardioid: 65 Ohms
    Sensitivity Cardioid: -40 dB
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length 6.1" / 154.94 mm
    Diameter 0.87" / 22.10 mm
    Weight 0.34 lb / 154 g
  • Edge Duo Large-Diaphragm Condenser Modeling Microphone
    Analog Performanceafvbceeaaszy
    Sound Field Mono

    dual-membrane, dual-output condenser microphone for modeling of mono microphones

    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.34" / 34 mm (Condenser)
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Continuously Variable

    Continuously variable via software

    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Cardioid: 75 dB A-Weighted
    Figure 8: 75 dB A-Weighted
    Omnidirectional: 75 dB A-Weighted
    Impedance Cardioid: 50 Ohms @ 1 kHz
    Figure 8: 50 Ohms @ 1 kHz
    Omnidirectional: 50 Ohms @ 1 kHz
    Sensitivity Cardioid: -35 dB
    Figure 8: -35 dB
    Omnidirectional: -35 dB
    Output Connectors 1 x 5-Pin XLR
    Cable Length 16.4' / 5.00 m

    Included breakout Y-cable, 5-pin XLR to 2 x 3-pin XLR

    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length 8.6" / 218.44 mm
    Diameter 2.1" / 53.34 mm
    Weight 1.23 lb / 558 g

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