Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core Thunderbolt/USB Audio Interface

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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.

36 Synergy Core FX Included
Adding further value to your investment, the Discrete 8 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 our web store.

8 Discrete Transistor Preamps
The Discrete 8 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.

Mic Modeling Ready
The Discrete 8 Synergy Core's Accusonic 3D modeling engine lets you transform the Antelope Audio Edge and Verge modeling microphones into expensive-sounding vintage replicas. Shape the final sound with complete control over proximity effect and change polar patterns during or after recording. Choose from a collection of classic and rare microphones as you monitor and record live, bringing out the musician's finest performance.

Class-Leading Monitor DAC
Instead of recycling outdated technology, we strive to use the latest innovations. With up to 130dB of dynamic range at the monitoring stage you can mix with confidence, enjoying exceptional detail and instrument separation. Combined with a state-of-the-art preamp design and our acclaimed clocking technology, recording with the Discrete 8 Synergy Core makes your voice and instruments sound lush, bold, and expansive.

Acoustically focused clocking
The pioneer of atomic clocking in pro audio, Antelope Audio incorporates 20+ years of clocking expertise in its audio interfaces. With the proprietary 64-bit AFC jitter management algorithm, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core delivers the kind of artifact-free audio once accessible only to the most prestigious studios.

Unparalleled Connectivity
With an abundance of analog & digital connectivity, as well as both USB & Thunderbolt ports for computer connection, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core presents more options than any DSP-equipped interface out there. Eight mic/line inputs, two instrument inputs, eight DC-coupled line outputs on DB25, a pair of monitor outputs, two reamp outputs, two headphone outputs and S/PDIF are at your disposal. Digital expandability is possible via 2 ADAT I/O chaining. A Word Clock input allows for syncing the Discrete 8 Synergy Core with other gear, while three Word Clock outputs let you distribute the interface's highly stable clock signal across your studio.

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
• Best-in-class AD/DA conversion with 121dB dynamic range
• 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 8 Analog line outs (DB25)
• 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

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 Jack, +20 dBu max
2 x ReAmp Out on TRS 1/4 Jack
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 Converter (Line Out)
Dynamic Range: 121 dB
THD + N: - 100dB
DC Coupled
DIGITAL
Digital Inputs
2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 x S/PDIF
Digital Outputs
2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
1 x S/PDIF
USB 2.0 I/O: USB 2.0 Type B connector
Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt™ connector
CLOCKING
Word Clock Input: 1 x Inputs @ 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: 0-50C, 32-122F
Weight: 3.0 kg/ 6.61 lbs
Dimensions: 483 mm x 220mm x 44mm / 19" x 8.6" x 1.7"
Power Consumption: 20 Watts

Discrete 8 Synergy Core includes a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects:
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The discrete 8 has all the features I need in my studio. It also reduces latency to unnoticeable levels while the audio quality is astonishing. I can go through every Stem that I have worked with my previous interface and the level of detail that I can now hear is so much more sharp. Without a doubt, the best quality / price ratio equipment on the current market
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The discrete 8 has all the features I need in my studio. It also reduces latency to unnoticeable levels while the audio quality is astonishing. I can go through every Stem that I have worked with my previous interface and the level of detail that I can now hear is so much more sharp. Without a doubt, the best quality / price ratio equipment on the current market.
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The discrete 8 has all the features I need in my studio. It also reduces latency to unnoticeable levels while the audio quality is astonishing. I can go through all the tracks that I have worked on with my previous interface and the level of detail that I can now hear is much sharper and more detailed. Without a doubt (In its range), the equipment with the best quality / price ratio on the current market
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Discrete 8 Synergy Core - Fusion of Audio Processing Power
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