Discrete 8 Basic Console-grade discrete microphone preamp interface with Basic FX Pack

Article number: Discrete 8 Basic
Availability: Ships from manufacturer


Antelope Audio’s Discrete 8 Microphone Preamp Interface brings a new level of sound quality and power to home studios and mobile recordists. It comes with 8 console grade 6-transistor discrete preamps, 121 db dynamic range conversion and rock solid clocking. Discrete 8 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 a rapidly expanding hardware modeling engine. Discrete 8 includes Accusonic 3D 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 new AFX2DAW Plugin.


    Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design and precise digital gain controls.

    Turn the expensive sounding Discrete 8 mic pres into classic units via Tube, Transformer and FET based circuitry in real-time

    Premier real-time FX including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio and Lang classics to use in the Easy Panel or in a DAW

    Discrete 8 features Antelope’s 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology

    Create up to 4 custom monitoring mixes with FPGA FX included and send them to Headphone or Monitor outs; Talkback feature also included

    Control all Discrete 8 features via its intuitive Easy Panel or download the free iOS and Android mobile apps


  • Analog Inputs: 6 x Mic / Line Inputs 2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs
  • Analog Outputs 1 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max 1 x ReAmp Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks 1 x Line Outs on DB25, +20 dBu max 2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
  • Mic Preamp EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted) THD: -106 dB Max input: +18 dBu Gain Range: 65 dB
  • D/A Monitor Converter: Dynamic Range: 124 dB THD + N: -101 dB
  • A/D Converter: Dynamic Range: 121 dB THD + N: -112 dB
  • D/A Converters(Line Out): Dynamic Range: 121dB THD + N: – 100dB
  • Digital Inputs: 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH) 1 x S/PDIF
  • Digital Outputs: 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH) 1 x S/PDIF
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
  • Thunderbolt™ I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels I/O
  • Word Clock Input: 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
  • Word Clock Outputs: 3 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
  • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking: 64-bit DDS
  • Sample Rates (kHz): 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • Operating Temperature: 0-50°C, 32-122°F
  • Weight (Approx): 3.0 kg/ 6.61 lbs
  • Dimensions (Approx): Width: 483 mm / 19” Height: 44 mm / 1.7” Depth: 220 mm /8.6”
  • Power Consumption: 20 Watts
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