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Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Orion Studio Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with 12 Discrete Preamps and 6DSP + 2FPGA FX Processors.


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The Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core is a major step forward for Antelope's workhorse Orion series of audio interfaces, designed to be the heart of your professional recording studio for years to come. Hot-rodded with Antelope Audio's future-proof Synergy Core FX processing platform, this updated Orion Studio is loaded with 2 FPGA and 6 DSP chips working in harmony to run Antelope's vast library of effects plug-ins. You get 50 of Antelope's top FX bundled with the hardware, including spot-on models of vintage analog gear and a killer collection of guitar amp and cabinet emulations. With Thunderbolt 3 and USB connectivity, 12 of Antelope's Discrete microphone preamps, extensive analog and digital I/O, upgraded digital-to-analog converters with dynamic range up to 130 dB, and unprecedented FX processing power on board, the Orion Studio Synergy Core is a well-oiled machine -- up for any recording or mixing project your studio throws its way.

Energy Core: FPGA + DSP = Future-Proof Effects Processing
With 6 DSP + 2 FPGA chips under the hood running a massive effects library by Antelope Audio and platform partners, the Orion Studio Synergy Core frees up your host Mac or PC to record and playback more tracks strapped with CPU-hungry virtual instruments and effects. Take on big projects, build intricate mixes, reduce latency, shorten buffer size, and keep your system stable -- all thanks to Antelope's state-of-the-art Synergy Core dedicated FX processors. With massive processing potential on board, this Orion can grow with your studio.

Antelope's 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Antelope Audio is renowned for building rock-solid digital audio clocks found in top recording studios and broadcast facilities around the globe. The Orion Studio Synergy Core wouldn't be an Antelope interface if it didn't deliver world-class clocking. With Word Clock I/O, the Orion Studio Synergy Core syncs up your studio with Antelope's 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking, employing 64-bit DDS to keep your audio in lockstep at up to 192 kHz.

Digital Patch Bay for Pro Studios
Send audio anywhere you need it with the digital patch bay and latency-free mixer in your Orion Studio Synergy Core's software control panel. As the "brain" of your pro studio, this interface gives you robust, flexible tools for routing and monitoring.

Thunderbolt 3 + USB Connectivity
A cross-platform audio interface for Windows or Mac, Orion Studio Synergy Core offers both USB and Thunderbolt 3 connection to your DAW host computer. You can even power/charge your MacBook from the Orion Studio Synergy Core.

130 dB Dynamic Range D/A for Critical Listening
Why trust your projects to anything less than the best D/A converters? The Antelope Orion Studio Synergy Core delivers 130 dB dynamic range on both pairs of monitor outs -- which can run simultaneously, or in A/B mode.


  • Synergy Core processing platform with 2 FPGA + 6 DSP chips
  • Rackmount Thunderbolt 3 and USB audio interface with 12 Discrete mic preamps
  • 2 pairs of monitor outputs run concurrently or in A/B mode with 130 dB dynamic range
  • 30 simultaneous inputs x 22 simultaneous outputs
  • DC-coupled I/O for CV control of analog modular synths
  • Hand-built in Europe to be your pro studio's centerpiece for years to come

Get your Antelope Audio Orion Studio Synergy Core Thunderbolt Audio Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • USB Audio Interface
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • 1 DC Power Supply
  • 1 USB cable

BEST I Ever Purchased!!!


I produce, compose, Mix, and master. This is by far the most flexible interface I have ever purchased. The Orion Studio Synergy Core has become the centerpiece of my workflow. Clear, Warm, Wide, and punch. Analog has finally met digital!!


Raleigh/Durham NC


Orion Studio Synergy Core Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Interface Type Thunderbolt
Mic Preamps 12
Built-in DSP Yes
A/D Resolution 192 kHz / 24 Bit
Analog Inputs 4 x XLR-1/4'' (Mic / Line/ Hi-Z) Combo on the front, 8 x XLR-1/4'' (Mic/ Line) Combo on the back, 2 x 1/4'' (Inserts, inputs 1,2)
Analog Outputs 16 x Lines on 2 x DB25 (16 Channels Line Outs), 4 x 1/4'' (L/R Monitor), 2 x 1/4'' (Stereo Headphone Outs) 2 x 1/4'' (ReAmp Outs)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT), USB I/O, USB 2.0, 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (32 channels I/O)
Headphone Outputs 2 x 1/4'' (Stereo Headphone Outs)
Wordclock Yes
Bus Powered No
Ethernet Cat5 No
Phantom Power Yes
Mac OS Requirements OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12 (El Capitan 10.11.6 Recommended) Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port Thunderbolt: 1x Thunderbolt/USB-C Port Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90% Memory(RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended) CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (Minimum) Intel Core i3 ™ or higher (Recommended)
PC OS Requirements OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space USB: 1x USB 2.0 Port Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90% CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)
Other Features Gross - 10.8 pounds, Net - 6.83 pounds
Dimensions 19.0 x 1.7 x 8.6 inches (WxHxD) device 25.0 x 4.3 x 13.4 inches (WxHxD) boxed
Series Orion Series
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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