* SPECIAL OFFER * Antelope Audio Discrete 4 and Verge Modelling Microphone Bundle
Bundle includes a Discrete 4 audio interface and Verge modelling microphone.
- Real-time 3D mic modeling via FPGA engine
- 60+ Premier real-time FX also accessible in DAW
- 4 Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design
- 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
- Thunderbolt and USB connectivity
- Remote control via Mac/PC/iOS/Android apps
- Includes a Verge small diaphragm modelling microphone
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Package consists of:
• 1 x Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface, Basic FX Pack
• 1 x Antelope Audio Verge Small Diaphragm Condenser Modelling Microphone
Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Thunderbolt & USB Audio 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.The Discrete 4 comes with 4 console-grade, 6-transistor discrete preamps, 121 db dynamic range conversion and rock solid clocking. Both the Discrete 4 and the Discrete 8 come with DC coupled analogueue line outputs to be used at CV (control voltage) interfaces. Primarily for recording with and taking full advantage of analogueue synths.
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 modelling 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 new ConnectAFX Plugin.
Discrete 4 is a 14 in and 20 out interface featuring 4 analogue ins, 4 analogue line outs, stereo monitor outs, 4 headphone outs and 2 ReAmps. Additional digital connectivity comes on S/PDIF and 2 ADAT's.
An Entire Signal Path of Customisable 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 in real-time.
Both the engineer and the performer can instantly hear the authentic blends of 10 different mic preamps without any latency or annoying comb filtering. The microphone source can be recorded with and without Accusonic modelling. This allows the engineer to experiment with different preamp models during mixing. The entire signal path was designed for optimal sound with any microphone and it really shines with Antelope's new Edge and Verge microphones. These new microphones were specially designed for the Discrete 4 preamps and feature matching discrete electronics.
The real-time FPGA platform offers a complete professional studio experience – Microphones, Preamps, Conversion, Compressors, EQs, Reverb and latency free Monitoring. All this backed up by Antelope's signature Clocking and combined into one unified system with instantly recallable Presets. You can even load AFX Presets from VIP Masters with their favourite combinations of FPGA FX that are used daily on their own award-winning mixes.
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.
Antelope's console grade 6-transistor discrete preamp is exceptional and unique. The Discrete 4 mic preamps were the first step of the device design process. Unlike other units where mic preamps are added to the interface, the Discrete 4 preamps are actually what the device is centered around.
Clocking Is The Centre Of The Antelope Universe
For 25 years, Igor Levin has led the world in pro audio clocking technologies. His proprietary clocking techniques and secret jitter management algorithms have been at the core of the Antelope sound in all of their products.
The Discrete 4 is no exception. In fact, this mic preamp interface is a professional clocking solution in its own right. It features 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. Discrete 4 comes Two WC outputs allow you to distribute clock to your other digital gear and mic preamps in your setup connected via ADAT and S/PDIF. 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 section. A band can have up to 4 individual monitoring mixes with FPGA FX included sent to it's 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.
Users can create custom presets to easily setup various tracking scenarios in a snap. The front panel features an assignable monitor volume knob to control level of the Stereo Outs and individual Headphone Outs. Metering is viewable on the front panel display, inside the EasyPanel and also via the remote App.
A Rapidly Growing Audio Interface Platform
Discrete 4 can save and load AFX presets and exchange settings with the entire Antelope line of FPGA equipped pro audio interfaces. This means that you can share your own FX settings with other Antelope users and load professionally programmed stacks of FX from the Pros. This makes Discrete 4 a great option for both new users and existing Antelope owners, who use a second rig for touring or travel. This helps users leave their current studio untouched when on the road or doing session work outside their own facility.
Remote Control via IOS and Android Phones or Tablets
Use the Discrete 4 downloadable remote App to adjust all microphone input levels, Talkback levels, as well as 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.
Basic FX Pack
Enter the world of authentic vintage effect modelling 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 60+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX, including Vintage EQs, Compressors, AuraVerb, Guitar Amps & Cabinet models.
Plug in your guitar directly into one of the hi-Z enabled inputs and instantly sculpt your tone with some of the most iconic guitar amps and cabinets around. Then add vintage compression, EQ and AuraVerb to hear a finished studio quality result with real-time responsiveness while playing through your preferred amp, cabinet and microphone combination. Perform and record either with FX or your direct input and process later using the integrated guitar effects.
The Antelope AFX platform is a rapidly expanding hardware modelling engine. Discrete 4 includes preamp models, guitar amps, transformer and tube FX, and a huge selection of classic vintage gear, which will soon be accessible in any DAW via the upcoming AFX2DAW Plugin.
The Antelope Audio real-time FPGA platform is now extended to a complete professional studio experience:
Mic Preamps (NEW): Gyratec IX, VPA 76, BAE-1073MP, RD-47, BA-31
Conversion: Reel to Reel (NEW)
Guitar Amps: Bass SuperTube VR (NEW), Burnsphere (DE), Marcus II (US), Overange 120 (UK), Tweed Deluxe, Top30, Darkface, Modern, Plexi 59, Rock 75, Rock 22.10
Guitar Cabinets: Darkface 65 2x12, Top30 2x12, Modern 4x12, Green 2x12, Vintage 4x12, Green 4x12, Caliper 50 1x10, Bluelux 1x12, Clst 1x12, England 4x12
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,
ClearQ (coming soon)
Vintage Compressors: FeedForward Antelope Compressor, FET-A76, VCA160, x903, Tube176, Gyraf Gyratec X, Grove Hill Liverpool, Stay Levin, ALT-436C, SMT-100A, FET-78A, BA-6A, Tubechild670, Impresser
Vintage Mic Emulations (available with the Antelope Audio Edge Modeling Microphone): Berlin 47 FT, Berlin 87, Berlin 67, Tokyo 800T, Berlin M103, Oxford 4038, Vienna 12, Berlin 57, Sacramento 121R, Vienna 414, Berlin 49T
Vintage Mic Emulations (available with the Antelope Audio Verge Modeling Microphone): Berlin 184, Perth 55, Freiburg 6, Aalborg 4006, Hamburg 40
2 x Mic / Line Inputs
2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs
1 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 inch Jacks, +20 dBu max
4 x Line Outs on TRS, +20 dBu max
4 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
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: 121 dB
THD + N: -100 dB
Dynamic Range: 121 dB
THD + N: -112 dB
D/A Converters(Line Out)
Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: - 100dB
1 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF
1 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF
USB 2.0 I/O
USB 2.0 Type B connector
Word Clock Outputs
3 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Sample Rates (kHz)
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
0-50 deg C, 32-122 deg F
1.7 kg/ 3.7 lbs
Width: 261 mm / 10.2 inches
Height: 44 mm / 1.7 inches
Depth: 208 mm /8.2 inches
Antelope Audio Verge Small Diaphragm Condenser Modelling Microphone
A high-performance small diaphragm modeling microphone suited for both nuanced accuracy and high SPL recording. Verge is a modelling microphone by Antelope Audio, suited for the manufacturer's real-time mic preamp modelling software. Combined with the already highly acclaimed Antelope Audio FPGA Vintage Compressors & EQ's, this new modelling microphone will comprise a true cutting edge front end that will usher in a new era for modern recording.
Verge is a small diaphragm modelling microphone suited for both nuanced accuracy and high SPL recording. Also exhibiting excellent performance on its own, it can take on the character and personality of the world's best small diaphragm condensers and electrets.
The True Voices Of Vintage Microphones
Inside the FPGA Accusonic 3D modelling engine the Verge takes on the character of some of the finest small diaphragm mics in existence, delivering stunning detail and realism. Choose from a collection of classic and expensive microphones and track the results as you monitor live, bringing out a musician's best possible performance.
Suited for both nuanced accuracy and high SPL recording
Diaphragm: Condenser (back electret type)
Freq. response: 40Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: -40dB (+/-3dB)
Max input SPL: 146dB
Power Requirements: 48V DC Phantom Power
With native mic emulations included, the Verge modelling mic is all you need to access some of the most sought-after small diaphragm mics of all time.
Vintage Mic Emulations:
Berlin 184, Perth 55, Freiburg 6, Aalborg 4006, Hamburg 40
Berlin 184 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone and your top choice when recording cymbals, brass or percussion. It comes with a capsule with a cardioid polar pattern and can handle both extreme sound pressure levels, and subtle dynamics from acoustic instruments. It will suit both the rock'n'roll life and the chamber or orchestral setting. Signature German precision and sound is guaranteed.
Perth 55 is a small-diaphragm, true-condenser cardioid microphone with an omnidirectional capsule. It's very suitable for recording acoustic instruments, overheads and live performances.
No off-axis noise, no feedback, no unwanted audio signal in your recording. Instead, the cardioid Freiburg 6 microphone is focused on capturing voice or musical instruments with enviable attention to detail and no coloration whatsoever.
Modelled after an omnidirectional microphone, which has become an industry standard, Aalborg 4006 will allow you to achieve outstanding detail and depth. Antelope's emulation is a dream come true for engineers for its natural sound, astonishing sensitivity, linear frequency response and extremely low noise-floor. Great for recording vocals or acoustic instruments, including guitars, woodwinds, brass etc.
Hamburg 40 is a versatile condenser microphone that can save your bacon even if you're not recording in the best space possible. It shines bright when used for recording vocals or speech, but its low noise-floor and neutral directional specs are a guarantee for balanced sound when recording pretty much any sound source. Great for cymbals, overheads or whole groups of instruments.
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