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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface

Discrete 4 Synergy Core USB Audio Interface with Best-in-Class AD/DA Conversion with 130 dB Dynamic Range, 36 Synergy Core Effects, and a Hand-Built in a Road-Worthy Metal Case.


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Bring Antelope Audio's ultra-flexible effects processing power, renowned digital clocking, and pro-level conversion quality to your project studio with the Discrete 8 Synergy Core audio interface. The next generation of Antelope's hit Discrete 8 Thunderbolt/USB interface, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core is loaded with dual DSP chips and an FPGA processor working together to run award-winning Antelope FX, as well as 3rd-party effects joining the Synergy Core platform. Ideal for mid-sized studios, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core features Thunderbolt and USB connectivity, 8 console-grade microphone preamps, 26 total inputs and 30 outputs -- including two dedicated ReAmp outputs. There's even a footswitch jack to speed up your workflow. And with 36 top Antelope effects plug-ins included free, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core gives you a sharp set of creative tools to take your projects from inspiration to final master.

Synergy Core
With two DSP chips and an FPGA chip under the hood, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core can run all your Antelope FX -- stabilizing your DAW by offloading effects processing to dedicated chips, without bogging down your host CPU. With the Discrete 8 Synergy Core in your rack, you don't need a latest-spec computer to run your favorite plugs. Antelope effects running on Antelope hardware means you can shorten buffer size, reduce latency, and free up your host Mac or PC to run CPU-hogging VST synths and native time-based effects.

Uncompromising A/D and D/A Conversion Quality
Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters are at the heart of every DAW-based studio -- and your converters can make or break your sound. That's why the Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core offers pristine AD/DA with 121 dB dynamic range on the analog inputs and class-leading 130 dB dynamic range on the monitor outputs, so you can capture and play back your audio with Antelope clarity.

More I/O for Your Growing Studio
The Discrete 8 Synergy Core is hand-built by Antelope engineers to deliver impressive analog and digital I/O in one rack space. Plug into two front-panel XLR-1/4" inputs with switchable mic/line/Hi-Z preamps. On the back, you'll find 6 mic/line inputs, monitor line outputs, dedicated ReAmp outputs, 8 more line outputs on a DB25 connector, two banks of ADAT I/O, and S/PDIF I/O.

  • Synergy Core - Milestone Technology and Future-proof FX processing platform
  • Pristine AD/DA conversion with 130 dB of dynamic range on monitor outputs
  • 36 Synergy Core effects plug-ins included
  • Sub-millisecond round-trip latency
  • Antelope's 4th-Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking and Word Clock I/O
  • USB/Thunderbolt audio interface with 8 console-grade mic preamps
  • 26 total inputs and 30 outputs, including 2 dedicated ReAmp outputs
  • Footswitch jack
  • 35 effects expansions available separately, including AFX2DAW Bridge
  • All effects can be automated in DAW without CPU load, thanks to the AFX2DAW Plugin (Mac+Thunderbolt only, sold separately)

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Things You Will Get:

  • USB Audio Interface
  • Quick Start Guide
  • "Wall Wart" External Power Supply Unit
  • USB Cable
  • Warranty Card

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Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface

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Interface Type USB
Mic Preamps 8
Built-in DSP Yes
A/D Resolution 24-bit, 192kHz
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 2 x ReAmp Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks 1 x Line Out (8 channels) on DB25, +20 dBu max
Digital Inputs 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH) 1 x S/PDIF
Digital Outputs 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH) 1 x S/PDIF
Headphone Outputs 2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
Wordclock Yes
Bus Powered No
Ethernet Cat5 No
Phantom Power Yes
Mac OS Requirements Model: Apple Mac 2012 or newer OS X: Minimum macOS 10.11 (El Captain) and higher - Recommended macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) Disk Space: Available Hard Drive Storage Space Ports: Available Thunderbolt™ & USB 2.0 Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
PC OS Requirements OS: Windows 10 x64 Bit with latest Microsoft Updates Disk Space: Available Hard Drive Storage Space Ports: Available Thunderbolt™ & USB 2.0 CPU: Intel Core i3™ or AMD FX or Higher Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
Other Features 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
Dimensions 19 x 1.7 x 8.7 inches (WxHxD)
Weight In box: 10.8 lbs, Out of Box: 6.83 lbs
Series Synergy Core
Model Discrete 8 Synergy
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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