Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core Thunderbolt/USB Audio Interface

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DISCRETE 4 SYN

Sale Price: $1,360.00 CDN
Original Price: $1,495.00 CDN

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The New Frontier in FX Processing

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.

Expandable FX Library
Adding further value to your investment, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core includes a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects, meticulously modelled after their hardware originals. It's all happening inside your audio interface with the lowest latency possible thanks to FPGA's massive parallel computing capabilities, DSP processing, and fast Thunderbolt connectivity. The library can be expanded to include any effects you choose from Antelope's web store.

Discrete Preamp Architecture
The Discrete 4 Synergy Core features unique 6-transistor discrete preamps for console-grade sound quality. The circuit is the outcome of an extensive study of legendary microphone preamps that shaped the sounds of countless records. We consider it a "modern classic". It is crafted with our Edge & Verge family of modeling condenser mics in mind. With their characteristics perfectly complemented by the preamp design and Synergy Core technology, a new level of microphone recording is achieved.

Best-in-class AD/DA
Instead of recycling outdated technology, we strive to use the latest innovations. With up to 121dB of dynamic range and sample rates up to 192kHz, our AD/DA converters ensure your meticulous performances are captured with the highest signal quality possible. Combined with a state-of-the-art preamp design and our acclaimed clocking technology, recording with the Discrete 4 Synergy Core makes your voice and instruments sound lush, bold, and expansive.

Unparalleled Connectivity
With an abundance of analog & digital connectivity, as well as both USB & Thunderbolt ports for computer connection, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core presents more options than any DSP-equipped interface out there. Four microphone inputs, four line outputs, a pair of monitor outputs, four headphone outputs and S/PDIF are at your disposal. Digital expandability is possible via ADAT chaining. Furthermore, a pair of Word Clock outputs let you distribute the interface's highly stable clock signal across your studio.

Sturdy and Portable
Housed in a machined aluminum chassis, each unit is hand-built in our European facility to strict standards, component choices and quality control. This kind of attention to detail is typically reserved only for boutique-class products.

Features
• Premier Synergy Core FX processing
• 36 included real-time audio effects + optional additions
• 4 Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design
• Best-in-class AD/DA conversion with 121dB dynamic range
• 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 4 Analog line outs
• Thunderbolt & USB connectivity
• A pair of monitor outs on TRS
• 4 Stereo headphone outs
• 2 Word Clock outputs
• Create & share custom presets
• Intuitive software control panel

Specifications
ANALOG
Analog Inputs:
• 2 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
• 4 x Line Outs on TRS, +20 dBu max
• 4 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: 121 dB
THD + N: -100 dB
A/D Converter
Dynamic Range: 121 dB
THD + N: -112 dB
D/A Converter (Line Out)
Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: - 100dB
DC Coupled
DIGITAL
Digital Inputs:
1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
1 x S/PDIF
Digital Outputs
1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
1 x S/PDIF
USB 2.0 I/O: USB 2.0 Type B connector
Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt connector
CLOCKING
Word Clock Outputs: 2 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: 0-50C, 32-122F
Weight: 1.7 kg/ 3.7 lbs
Dimensions: 10.2" x 8.2" x 1.7" (261 x 208 x 44 mm)
Power Consumption: 15 Watts

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
By way of CV, I'm a full time engineer and producer, with time hardened experience tracking, mixing, and mastering. My specialties are acoustic music and jazz recordings... Genres that demand much in terms of sonics. To put it succinctly, you can pry my Antelope Discrete 4 from my cold dead hands. The audio quality is so dramatically better than anything approaching its price point. The microphone preamplifiers are so good that I elected not to spend money on some Millenia preamps I was eyeing some time ago. That is the value of these products... They really do punch well above their weight class. I could not be happier.
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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
The mic and interface combination sound really phenomenal. Using Thunderbolt on an iMac, the function has been excellent - very stable. The documentation could be more robust but between videos and very fast online support, I have been able to get up and running quickly. The various plugins included with the package all sound great in combo with the device and mic. Recommended.
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Closest StoreLaval, Quebec
Everything about this unit is good ! Awesome sound, awesome pre amps and what to say about their plugins ! Thx antelope !
Posted by Carl De La Barre on Jan 7, 2021
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Closest StoreLaval, Quebec
Je vien de changer ma vielle Tascam Us-1800 pour une toute nouvelle Discrete 4 Syn. Aucun problème avec les drivers comme nous pouvons lire a quelques endroit sur le web. Installations parcontre quelques peu compliqué mais cela en vaux pleinement la peine. Jai recu le micro modelisateur Edge solo ainsi que le ''curator FX bundle'' avec la carte. J'avoue avoir eu des frissons quand j'ai mit ma voix avec le SONY 800 ou encore le fameux U87. Le impresser est tout a fais fidele au distressor! Antelope vous donne un 100$ de carte cadeau afin de rajouter des plugins qui ne sont pas inclus dans le Curator bundle. Je revais d'avoir un rackmount remplie de beau hardware dans mon studio. Maintenant que j'ai decouvert Antelope je suis un homme comblé avec encore plein de sous dans les poches!
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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
love the effects plugin
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I had been wanting to upgrade my Audio Interface and had been eying D4SC for a while. I could not pass on the bundle sale this Holiday season - D4SC, Edge Solo Mic, Bitwig Studio, Analog FX bundle + 36 Included Fx!!! That is SOME value for money! The Mic & the emulations sound amazing. The interface itself is slick, oozes quality and is a total step-up from my previous setup. The control panel with all the routing & onboard FX options is pretty neat, and I expect these to get even better, similar to the one for ZT/Orion. Easily one of the best music gear investments I've made.
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I had been wanting to upgrade my Audio Interface and had been eying D4SC for a while. I could not pass on the bundle sale this Holiday season - D4SC, Edge Solo Mic, Bitwig Studio, Analog FX bundle + 36 Included Fx!!! That is SOME value for money! The Mic & the emulations sound amazing. The interface itself is slick, oozes quality and is a total step-up from my previous setup. The control panel with all the routing & onboard FX options is pretty neat, and I expect these to get even better, similar to the one for ZT/Orion. Easily one of the best music gear investments I've made.
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I had been wanting to upgrade my Audio Interface and had been eying D4SC for a while. I could not pass on the bundle sale this Holiday season - D4SC, Edge Solo Mic, Bitwig Studio, Analog FX bundle + 36 Included Fx!!! That is SOME value for money! The Mic & the emulations sound amazing. The interface itself is slick, oozes quality and is a total step-up from my previous setup. The control panel with all the routing & onboard FX options is pretty neat, and I expect these to get even better, similar to the one for ZT/Orion. Easily one of the best music gear investments I've made.
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Closest StoreSummerside, Prince Edward Island
Really enjoying the sound of these class A pres.. love the FX's with it. Awesome rig!! Sooooo warm,deep and transparent sounding.
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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I bought the Discrete 4 Synergy Core with the creative bundle that included the Edge Solo, Analog Curator FX and Bitwig and it's been rock solid with thunderbolt on my 2015 iMac with Catalina. My old interface isn't supported in Catalina and I'm stoked it turned out that way because the Antelope converters and clock sound great. The Edge Solo shocked me with how great it sounds with or without emulations honestly and the plugins are fantastic. Definitely an upgrade from my old rig.
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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
I bought a D4SC and get so much ouf of it I can only recommend. I heard lots of bad things but I clearly was lucky to get the opposite experience. If you had problems call support they will handle everything it went out smooth. I was a bit disappointed that the software for daw plugin integration was only for mac but it’s on its way for windows and I already can use the console as a pre-daw processing. Next level stuff
Posted by Roman Schmitt on Jul 17, 2020
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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
L'Interface offre un son chaleureux et riche sous PC, mais son pilote ASIO est instable. Il m'a été difficile d'arriver à faire fonctionner l'appareil r correctement après plusieurs jours d'essai. La latence aller/retour obtenue avec un processeur Intel 9700K, 16 g de RAMM rapide, un M.2 et un SSD était de l'ordre 3,5 à 4,5 ms sous Studio One 4. Le tout a été testé sous Windows 10. Outre l'instabilité du pilote, ce qui m'a déçu considérablement est la présence de sons parasites générés probablement par le préamplificateur de l'interface que je devais tester sous PC durant la période des Fêtes. Pourtant, rien n'était connecté dans les entrés audios. C'est à rien y comprendre. Quant à la qualité des plugins sous DSP, cela est variable... J'ai découvert de bons compresseurs et autres choses du genre tout comme j'ai apprécié Auto-Tune Synergy. Par contre, les émulations d'amplificateurs de guitare ne sont pas à la hauteur de ce qu'offre maintenant Overloud avec THU. Je m'attendais au moins au même niveau de qualité sonore. Ici encore, j'ai été déçu.
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I have been using this device for a month already through usb on windows 10, excellent sound quality. There is practically no delay. Great product.
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Yes, the word is overused, but this interface sounds so transparent. Interestingly enough. I was sold based on A/B 'ing bass guitar.
Posted by Brian on Aug 21, 2019
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Recording with Discrete 4 Synergy Core, Auto-Tune & Edge Solo Modeling Mic ft. Danny Trachtenberg
Engineer Darren Jones (Skepta, Stormzy) Tracking with the Synergy Core Effects and Auto-Tune Synergy
Discrete 4 Synergy Core - Fusion of Audio Processing Power

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