Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface

PA SKU # ATP DISCRETE8SYNERGY MFR # Discrete 8 Synergy Core UPC # 853744004809
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  • Product Highlights
  • USB/Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • 8 Console Grade Mic PreAmps
  • Future Proof FX Processing Platform
  • Pristine AD/DA Conversion
  • 36 Synergy Core Effects Plug-Ins
  • Sub-Millisecond Round-Trip Latency

Synergy Core - New Milestone Technology and Future-proof FX processing platform

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: Future-Proof Effects Processing


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.

 

1 FPGA + 2 DSP = More Effects, More Variety


Antelope's unique Synergy Core platform combines FPGA + DSP in one interface. With the Discrete 8 Synergy Core, you get state-of-the-art ARM DSPs with faster clock rates than chips found in lesser interfaces, plus Antelope's proven FPGA platform that delivers lower latency in FX chains. This exclusive hybrid architecture enables a wider variety of Antelope effects than ever -- time-based delays, choruses, flangers, and more. Your Discrete 8 Synergy Core comes with $3,000 of plug-ins: compressors, EQs, reverbs, amp models based on iconic vintage gear -- and all the processing power you need to run them!

 

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.

 

Antelope Audio's Proven Clocking Technology


Pro recording studios rely on Antelope master clocks to maintain stability and sonic integrity in PCM digital audio. The Discrete 8 Synergy Core wouldn't be an Antelope Audio interface if it didn't offer rock-solid clocking, with Antelope's 4th-Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management algorithm, three 75-ohm BNC Word Clock outputs, and Word Clock input. Add Antelope's industry-leading digital clocking to your studio, and capture recordings with greater clarity, dimension and detail.

  • Synergy Core - New Milestone Technology & Future-proof FX processing platform
  • Best-in-class AD/DA conversion with 121 dB dynamic range
  • 36 Synergy Core effects plug-ins included -- a $3,000+ value
  • Sub-millisecond round-trip latency
  • Antelope clocking technology on board with Word Clock output to keep your studio in sync
  • Desktop USB/Thunderbolt audio interface with 4 console-grade mic preamps
  • 4 XLR-1/4" combi inputs for mic/line/instrument sources
  • L/R Monitor TRS 1/4" line outputs plus 4 TRS 1/4" line outs
  • Expandable via S/PDIF and ADAT
  • 35 effects expansions available separately, including AFX2DAW Bridge
  • All effects can be automated in DAW without CPU load, thanks to AFX2DAW Bridge (Mac only)
  • Hand-built in a road-worthy metal case
  • ANALOG


    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
  • 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
  • Max Gain: 65 dB
  • D/A Monitor Converter:  
  • Dynamic Range: 130 dB
  • THD + N: -115 dB
  • A/D Converter:  
  • Dynamic Range: 121 dB
  • THD + N: -112 dB
  • D/A Converters(Line Out):  
  • Dynamic Range: 121 dB
  • THD + N: - 100dB
  • DC Coupled
  •  

    DIGITAL


    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 I/O
  • USB 2.0 Type B connector
  • Thunderbolt
  • Thunderbolt connector
  •  

    CLOCKING


    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
  • Clocking System:  
  • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • 64-bit DDS
  • Sample Rates (kHz)
  • 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  •  

    OTHER


    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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Type

1

Gyraf Gyratec IX

Tube Mic Preamp

2

VCA160

Compressor

3

Stay-Levin

Compressor

4

FET-A76

FET Compressor

5

VEQ-1A

Tube EQ

6

VMEQ-5

Tube EQ

7

X903

Compressor / Limiter

8

FeedForward Antelope Compressor

Compressor

9

Clear Q

Parametric EQ

10

Power EX

Expander

11

VEQ-HLF

Passive High/Low Filter

12

Auraverb

Reverb

13

BA-31

Mic Preamp

14

Power Gate

Gate

15

Plexi 59 (UK)

Tube Guitar Amp

16

Bass SuperTube VR

Tube Guitar Amp

17

Darkface 65 (US)

Tube Guitar Amp

18

Top30 (UK) Bright

Tube Guitar Amp

19

Tweed Deluxe (US)

Tube Guitar Amp

20

Overange 120 (UK)

Tube Guitar Amp

21

BurnSphere (DE) Lead

Tube Guitar Amp

22

Marcus II (US) Lead

Tube Guitar Amp

23

Modern (US) CH323

Tube Guitar Amp

24

Rock 75 (UK)

Tube Guitar Amp

25

Rock 22.10 (UK)

Tube Guitar Amp

26

Darkface 65 2x12

Guitar Cabinet

27

Bass SuperTube VR

Guitar Cabinet

28

Darkface 65 (US)

Guitar Cabinet

29

Top30 (UK) Bright

Guitar Cabinet

30

Tweed Deluxe (US)

Guitar Cabinet

31

Overange 120 (UK)

Guitar Cabinet

32

BurnSphere (DE) Lead

Guitar Cabinet

33

Marcus II (US) Lead

Guitar Cabinet

34

Modern (US) CH3

Guitar Cabinet

35

Rock 75 (UK)

Guitar Cabinet

36

Rock 22.10 (UK)

Guitar Cabinet

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