Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core is a 19" capable, extremely flexible and well equipped Thunderbolt & USB audio interface. The connectors alone allow both PC and Mac users - or users who want to use both in the studio - to integrate professional Antelope hardware and software into their workflow. Also special is the built-in DSP, which is used to run the Antelope FPGA effects library in the interface itself to take the load off your computer. So you can run multiple favourite plugins simultaneously without worrying about latency problems. Speaking of plugins: On board are 36 Synergy Core FX, which are based on well-known hardware originals.
Synergy Core - Antelope Audio's next generation signal processing platform.
With massive parallel FPGA computation capabilities and industry-standard combined DSP power, Synergy Core offloads your CPU and processes your effects with ultra-low latency. Reduce buffer size, record with less than one millisecond latency and monitor in real time.
Instead of recycling obsolete technologies, Antelope always tries to use the latest innovations. With up to 121 dB dynamic range and sampling rates up to 192 kHz, the AD/DA converters ensure that your precise performance is captured with the highest possible signal quality. Combined with a state-of-the-art preamplifier design and renowned clocking technology, every recording is taken to a new level.
Acoustically focused clocking
As a pioneer of atomic clocking in the pro audio field, Antelope Audio has more than 20 years of experience in clocking its audio interfaces. With its proprietary 64-bit AFC jitter management algorithm, the Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core delivers the kind of artifact-free audio only the most renowned studios can provide.
With a wealth of analog and digital connectivity options, plus USB and Thunderbolt ports for computer connection, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core offers more possibilities than any other DSP-compatible interface. Eight combo jacks, eight line outputs (pin connectors), a pair of monitor outputs, two headphone outputs, and S/PDIF are available. Digital expandability is possible using ADAT chains. In addition, three Word Clock outputs allow you to distribute the highly stable clock signal of the interface in your studio.
6 Synergy Core FX included
The Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core offers a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects carefully modeled after their hardware originals. With massive parallel FPGA computing capabilities, DSP processing, and fast Thunderbolt™ connectivity, it does all this inside your audio interface with the lowest possible latency. The library can be extended with any effects you choose from the Antelope webshop.
Discrete preamplifier architecture
The Discrete 8 Synergy Core features unique 6-transistor discrete preamps for console sound quality. The circuit is the result of an extensive study of legendary microphone preamps that have shaped the sound of countless records. The interface was designed with Antelope's Edge & Verge family of modelling condenser microphones in mind. Its features, perfectly complemented by the preamp design and Synergy Core technology, takes microphone recording to a new level.
With the Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core's Accusonic 3D modeling engine, you can turn Antelope Audio Edge and Verge modelling microphones into expensive-sounding vintage replicas. Create the final sound with complete control over the proximity effect and change the polar pattern during or after recording.