Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core  From Antelope

Introducing Synergy Core - Antelope Audio's next generation signal processing platform. Using FPGA's massive parallel computation capabilities and industry-standard DSP power combined, Synergy Core frees up your CPU while processing your FX with extremely low latency.

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$1,399.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Antelope

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.

 

Key Features:

 ♦ Synergy Core - New Milestone Technology & 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 -- a $3,000 value

 ♦ 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 AFX2DAW Bridge (Mac only)

 

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.

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About Manufacturer

ANTELOPE AUDIO
Digital clarity | Analog warmth
Antelope Audio has packed more then 20 years’ experience in digital audio, clocking and analog circuit development. We are dedicated to helping people achieve high-definition sound both in the recording studio and home environment.
Our 20 years in the industry brought us to the development of our 4th generation of Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management algorithm, responsible for our flawless clocking. You probably know it from Antelope’s signature crystal-based master clocks, that clock even our competitors products.

Specifications

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

 

In the box

Discrete 8 Synergy Core Interface

Quick Start Guide

Wart External Power Supply Unit

USB Cable

Warranty Card