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Antelope Audio Galaxy 32 Synergy Core  From Antelope

32-CHANNEL AUDIO INTERFACE WITH DANTE, HDX AND THUNDERBOLT 3

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$5,995.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Antelope

Galaxy 32 Synergy Core is а multi-channel audio interface and high-end AD/DA converter for professional recording studios and high-profile production facilities. The interface builds upon Antelope Audio’s award-winning Orion 32 line - bringing 32 channels of analog I/O, industry-standard HDX, Thunderbolt and Dante digital connectivity, and Synergy Core processing to a 1U rack-mountable chassis. Along with the comprehensive I/O, the Galaxy 32 Synergy Core features high-resolution conversion and 64-bit AFC™ clocking so your recording system can sound better than ever.

  • Comprehensive surround and immersive monitoring control and speaker calibration, up to 16 channels. Dolby Atmos-ready up to 9.1.6
  • High-fidelity conversion for detailed sound when recording and streaming audio, and 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology delivering spacious stereo image with distinct separation;
  • 32 I/O channels over 8 DC-coupled D-Sub 25 connectors, 64 I/O channels of optical MADI, and 8 I/O channels of ADAT;
  • 64 I/O channels in any popular DAW over Thunderbolt 3 port, 64 I/O channels in Pro Tools over two HDX ports, and up to 64 I/O channels over Dante with primary port and a mirrored secondary port for redundancy;
  • Simultaneous use of all digital ports for easy integration with multiple systems and different setups;
  • 37 Synergy Core analog-modeled effects included and over 30 available as optional expansions. Processed in real-time with imperceptible latency;  
  • Virtual patch-bay allows execution of complicated input/output signal routing with a simple drag and drop.

A New Level of Immersion 

With comprehensive surround and immersive monitoring control and speaker calibration functionality for up to 16 channels or 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, the Galaxy 32 Synergy Core is the perfect interface for any surround or immersive audio setup.

With 23 preset formats and more configurable via the onboard routing, the Galaxy can effortlessly slot into any workflow. From studio use such as music mixing, film, TV, game or VR audio production, to multi-channel speaker array sound systems for venue PA use, theater, performance spaces, art installations and others, the Galaxy is ready for the future of audio regardless of your setup.

 

Unrivaled Audio Performance

Experience a new level of detail in your recordings and enjoy wider soundstage for an exceptional stereo image in audio playback. The transparent mastering-grade converters with up to 130dB of headroom and that same 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology from Antelope Audio’s legendary master clocks, go hand in hand to deliver unrivaled audio performance for your entire studio. 

 

Refine your Projects with Synergy Core Processing 

The effects coming with Synergy Core are modeled after iconic studio equipment and can be applied in real-time during monitoring, post-production, and live recording. The exclusive compressors, EQs and preamps, are processed with near zero latency entirely inside the interface, putting zero load on your host CPU. The onboard Synergy Core contains the processing power of a complex multi-rack setup which enables you to load up to 128 instances of your favorite signal processors in a single session. Need a console bus compressor on the entire drum kit, or a mastering EQ on your mix bus? You got it. 

At any time, you can expand your collection by purchasing more analog-modeled effects such as Grove Hill's Liverpool, and 3rd party effects like Antares’ Auto-Tune. 

 

Seamless Integration, Extensive I/O

The 1U box fits perfectly in high-end audio installations that need to transfer audio over long distance or are simply short on rack space but need to track all audio simultaneously. The versatile interface fuses multiple devices into one by combining a converter, digital patch bay, Dante system and MADI, HDX and Thunderbolt 3 interface. 

Dozens of external preamps and signals can be fed  in and out of the interface via the eight D-Sub 25 connectors and digital expansion is available through the optical MADI, ADAT, and S/PDIF ports. 

 

Large Sessions and Efficient Workflow

Input and output channels are no longer a scarce resource with the Galaxy 32 Synergy Core. Unlike modular systems, all I/O is available at any time and can be used simultaneously without the need to exchange boards or change setups, making it easy to work on multiple sessions. Thanks to Antelope Audio's unique FPGA programming your HD or HDX rig can now maintain 64 I/O channels in Pro Tools, even at 192kHz. 

 

Features That Make Record-Making Easier

The digital routing of the Galaxy 32 Synergy Core is an entire virtual patch-bay that will help you quickly sort all the channels going in and out of the interface. For maximum ease, a simple drag and drop function and color-coded labeling help you save time during the set-up process. Apart from the intuitive routing, the software control panel allows you to run DAW playback channels through effects, create presets, quickly configure mixes and more.

 

List of included synergy core effects

  • Equalizers
  • VEQ-55A - 3-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-4K BLACK - 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-4K BROWN - 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-4K ORANGE - 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-4K PINK - 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-HA32C - 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-STU 900 - 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • NEU-W492 - 4-Band EQ
  • VMEQ-5 - 3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ
  • BAE-1084 - 3-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-STU 089 - 3-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • BAE-1023 - 3-Band EQ / HPF
  • VEQ-1A - 2-Band Tube EQ
  • VEQ-HLF - Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-STU 169 - 3-Band EQ / HPF
  • NEU-PEV - 3-Band EQ
  • NEU-W495 - 3-Band EQ
  • Clear Q - Parametric EQ
  • Compressors & Limiters
  • VCA160 - VCA Compressor / Limiter 
  • X903 - VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • ALT-436C - Vari-Mu Tube Compressor Amplifier
  • Tube 176 - Vari-Mu Tube Compressor / Limiter
  • Stay-Levin - Vari-Mu Tube Compressor
  • SMT-100A - Tube Leveling Amplifier / Limiter
  • FET-A78 - FET Compress Stereo Peak Limiter
  • FET-A76 - FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier
  • BAE 10DCF - Compressor / Limiter
  • PowerEX - Expander
  • PowerFFC - Feed-Forward Compressor
  • PowerGate - Noise Gate
  • Preamps & Channel Strips
  • BA-31 - Germanium Mic Preamp
  • Gyraf Gyratec IX - Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF
  • Special Processing FX
  • Marble White AutoWah - Auto-Wah Pedal
  • Vari-Speed Tremolo - Tremolo
  • Auraverb - Reverb
  • Master De-Esser – De-Esser
  • A-Tuner – Guitar Tuner

Features

Connectivity 
• 32 analog input channels over 4 × D-Sub 25 connectors with AC/DC coupling switch (TASCAM standard);
• 32 analog output channels over 4 × DC-coupled D-Sub 25 connectors (TASCAM standard);
• Dante™ audio over IP with primary port for audio transfer over long distances and a mirrored secondary port for redundancy;
• 2 × HDX ports (24-bit, 192kHz): up to 64 channels I/O for Pro Tools HD / HDX integration;
• Thunderbolt™ 3 port with custom macOS & Windows drivers for low latency performance in native DAW applications;
• Digital I/O: 64 channels of optical MADI, 8 channels of ADAT, and 2 channels over S/PDIF;
• Clocking I/O: 1 × word clock/loop sync input, 2 × word clock/loop sync outputs, 1 × 10М input;
• 1 × Dedicated stereo monitor output over ¼ TRS.
Clocking & conversion
• Proprietary 64-bit AFC™ (Acoustically Focused Clocking) technology delivering spacious stereo image with distinct separation for an unrivalled level of detail;
• High-resolution A/D and D/A conversion ensuring artefact-free recordings and mastering-grade converter with 130dB headroom for critical listening without coloration or signal degradation.
Real-time effects processing
• Collection of 37 Synergy Core effects modeled after classic and rare analog outboard gear;
• Synergy Core proprietary onboard platform powered by 6 × DSP & 2 × FPGA chips for real-time effects processing with imperceptible latency;
• Up to 128 real-time effects instances per session loaded simultaneously.
Included Synergy Core effects
• 18 Equalizers (incl. BAE-1023, VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-4K BLACK & More) 
• 12 Compressors & Limiters (incl. Stay-Levin, FET-A76, BAE 10DCF & More) 
• 2 Preamps & Channel Strips (incl. BA-31, Gyraf Gyratec IX) 
• 5 Special Processing Effects (incl. Marble White AutoWah, Vari-Speed Tremolo, Master De-Esser, Auraverb, A-Tuner)
Workflow-enhancing features
•  Virtual patch-bay allowing execution of complicated input/output signal routing with a simple drag and drop; 
• All digital ports can be used simultaneously for easy integration with multiple systems and different setups; 
• 4 x onboard low-latency stereo mixers with 32 input channels each, with adjustable levels, panning and reverb settings - suitable for monitoring or summing;  
• Customizable presets complete with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer settings and effects; 
• Direct monitoring with effects, processed in real-time with imperceptible latency; 
• Two 1.8" IPS display screens for independent signal metering;
• Option to work without being connected to a computer (standalone operation); 
• Wireless control of software features from a separate computer connected to the same network.

Dimensions

Device:
 W: 48,3 cm (19 in); D: 27,9 cm (11 in); H: 4,4 cm (1,73 in); 3,4 kg (7,5 lbs)
Box:
W: 63,6 cm (25 in); D: 34 cm (13,4 in); H: 11 cm (4,3 in); 5 kg (11 lbs)

In-the-box Content

Galaxy 32 Synergy Core
Power cable
Power adapter
Getting Started guide
Note: The device does not come with a Thunderbolt cable included
Antelope Audio

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

AD Line Input:  

 

Input Connection:    4 x D-sub 25-pin (Tascam Standard)  
I/O Channel Count    32 Channels  
Input level trim    12 dBu to 22 dBu in steps of 1 dB  
Dynamic Range    122 dB  
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit 
THD+N (A)    -116 dB  
Impedance Load    11.2 kOhms  

 

DA Line Output:  

Output Connection:    4 x DC-coupled D-sub-25-pin (Tascam Standard) 
I/O Channel Count    32 Channels  
  
Output level    -inf to 22dBu // 1 dB step  
Dynamic Range    128 dB  
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit 
THD+N (A)    -115 dB  
Impedance Load    56 Ohms  

 

DA Monitor Output:  

Output Connection:    2 x 1/4” 6.35 mm Jack (3 pin)  
Chanel Count     2 Channels  
Output level    -inf to 22dBu // 1 dB step  
Dynamic Range    130 dB  
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit 
THD+N (A)    -115 dB  
Impedance Load    56 Ohms  

  
Digital Interface – Thunderbolt:  

Interface Connection:    1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port, I/O  
I/O Channel Count    64 Channels 
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit 
Control Panel Support    Supported  

 

Digital Interface - Dante:  

Interface Connection:    2 x RJ-45 Ports, I/O  
I/O Channel Count    64 Channels (@44.1/48.0 kHz)   
Connectivity     Primary and Redundant  
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit 

    Digital Interface - HDX:  

Interface Connection:    2 x HDX Ports, I/O  
I/O Channel Count    64 Channels (32 Per Port)  
Primary/Secondary ports    2 Primary  
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit PCM  
Delay Compensation    Supported  
Manual Delay Compensation    Supported (up to 128 samples)  
Session I/O Support    Yes (16x16)  

 

Digital Interface - MADI:  

Interface Connection:    2 x Optical SC Connectors   
MADI Mode    Dual Wire, Optical  
SMUX    Supported  
Madi Protocol    AES10-2003  
I/O Channel Count    64 Channels @44.1/48.0 kHz   
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit 

 

Digital Interface - S/PDIF:  

Interface Connection:    2 x RCA Connectors   
SPDIF SRC    Not Supported  
I/O Channel Count    2 Channels   
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit 

 

Digital Interface - ADAT    

Interface Connection:    2 x Optical     
SMUX MODE  Supported
I/O Channel Count    8 Channels In8 Channels Out
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit

    

Clocking System   

Clocking Technology    4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking   64-Bit Jitter Management DDS  
Word Clock/Loop-Sync Input    1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC  
Word Clock/Loop-Sync Output    2 x Output @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC  
10M Atomic Reference Input    1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC  
Clock Stability  Clock Aging  Clock Calibration     <+/-0.02 ppm.    < 1 ppm per year   <+/-0.001 ppm   
Supported sample rates    44.1 kHz—192 kHz, 24-bit 

 

Display Screens

Display Count   2
Display Type IPS
Resolution  320x240
Dimensions    1.8”

 

Others  

Operational Temperature   0-50°C/32-122°F  
Electrical Specs   40 Watts  
Weight    3.4 kg/ 7.49 lbs 
Dimensions    W482.6  D279  H44 

 

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