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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface

Antelope's next-gen FPGA FX processing combined with a diverse, intuitive recording solution




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    Product Description

    Based on next gen signal processing, Antelope Audio’s Synergy Core is an audio interface delivering seamless recording potential. The Synergy Core has the power to free up your PC CPU while running software modelling tone at a super low latency. Put Antelope Audio's pristine AD/DA conversion and massive effects processing power on your desktop, with dual DSP chips plus an FPGA processor running Antelope's expansive library of effects - 36 are included, free of charge!

    Key Features

    • Premier Synergy Core FX processing
    • 36 included real-time audio effects + optional additions
    • 8 Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design
    • Class-leading DA monitor outs with 130dB DNR
    • 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • 8 Analog line outs over DB25 (DC Coupled)
    • Thunderbolt & USB connectivity
    • A pair of monitor outs on TRS
    • 2 Stereo headphone outs
    • 3 Word Clock outputs
    • Create & share custom presets
    • Intuitive software control panel

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    Preamps and AD/DA Conversion

    Equipped with eight console-grade mic preamps and four headphone monitoring slots, the Synergy Core is perfect for a small to mid-sized studio home studio setup after best in class AD/DA conversion with the option of recording direct in.

    Antelope have created a modern classic preamp circuit to complement their condenser microphones. The Synergy Core provides up to 121dB of dynamic range with sample rates to 192kHz. Add that to the Thunderbolt connection and your recording is guaranteed to sound fresh, bold and clean. You always have the potential to expand using ADAT chaining, making use of the acclaimed Antelope clocking technology.

    Essential Recording, Mixing and Mastering Effects

    Included in the Synergy Core pack are 36 real-time studio effects modelled precisely after hardware originals. Near zero latency allows you to record in confidence using an incredible selection of amps, cabs, EQs, compressors and reverb to sculpt your sound plugged direct in.

    FPGA, DSP and World-Class Clocking

    Antelope Audio's industry-leading FPGA audio processing platform gives you lower latency in effects chains. Combining FPGA & DSP chips in one interface, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core offers power that'll deliver a faster clock rate than anything else on the market. 

    A reliable master clock lies at the heart of every pro studio, and the Discrete 4 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, you'll get 75-ohm BNC Word Clock outputs so you can expand and clock your digital gear without hassle.


    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 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 Type B connector
    • Thunderbolt connector

    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

    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
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    Customer Reviews


    11 reviews





    Mr Samuele Matteucci10th May 2022

    No support from antelope,plug-ins not working

    Value 2Looks 2Sound 4

    Mr arsen azilazian20th Jan 2022

    Love it! Great sound! one of the best audio interfaces out there

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Priest Adeyemi11th Dec 2021

    Value 3Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Stephen J Henderson28th Oct 2021

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Mr Shaun Brown18th Sep 2021

    Excellent audio interface and came with a solo Edge Mic which is awesome & a plug-in bundle!!! Happy is an understatement :)

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer17th Jul 2021

    I use this interface to not only record but also to run my mixes through my analog units. I found it was a great option for this due to its DB25 outputs so I can use XRL cables for this purpose. So far, it's all happiness, the quality of my mixes has improved drastically, making them sound very clean and silky. The unit looks great and it's very easy to set up and use. I couldn't recommend this product more.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer9th Oct 2020

    I've just received it and started using it and so far so good. Upgraded from a Focusrite Scarlett. The build quality is amazing and the software works fluently with Logic. I'm yet to start using the gear replicas that come with it yet though. If, like me, you want a good quality interface upgrade to record at home then i'd definitely recommend.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Igors Mihailovs4th Aug 2020

    I think Antelope Audio gear sometimes is a bit underestimated. Discrete 8 Synergy Core is the best value for the money. You get transparent and clean sound which I would easily compare with devices in a much higher price range. So far I had a great experience with the interface and Antelope customer service.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Burak BUYUKDOGANAY23rd Jun 2020

    I think this is the best product way cheaper than its competitors

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Mesut Gunes19th Jun 2020

    Sound is Amazing. Same headphones, same monitors but it is like all new now. I loved it.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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