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Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core Interface

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Discrete 4 Synergy Core


Purchase a Synergy Core audio interface until 31st of July
Designed with the intention to help you express your
best ideas in the studio, all Synergy Core interfaces are
equipped to give you creative freedom in your session
without having to worry about sound quality or latency.
Find new ways to immerse yourself in the recording
process by employing real-time monitoring with FX,
experiment by routing the signal of your external gear to
any channel you want or mix in the box without taxing
your computer’s CPU. Effortless music making with easy
integration to all platforms!
Get FREE Edge Solo modeling mic - This single-capsule
large-diaphragm condenser mic gives you not only great
sound, but also creative tools for the whole production
process. Record vocals by picking your favorite emulation
of a classic mic and start tracking in real-time. If you want
to stay flexible, record clean and present the performing
artist with the modeling options later on, in the mixing

Get FREE Bitwig Studio 3 – The full version of the
cross-platform DAW is for anyone who dares to be
creative and has a knack for experimentation. With a
big variety of instruments & effects for sound design
and over 3,000 sounds & factory presets, the innovative
software is also an extremely effective tool when it
comes to flexibility in audio editing. The vast modulation
possibilities that Bitwig gives you and the DC-coupled
outputs in all Synergy Core interfaces is a dream
combination for everyone seeking options to control
analog synthesizers with CV.
Get FREE FX Pack – Start creating music the moment
you unbox your new interface! All our Synergy Core
devices come with analog-modeled plugins for
producing, recording and mixing. All effects are handled
by the Synergy Core processing module which delivers
imperceptible latency and real-time monitoring for the
most enjoyable recording experience. In your FX library

you can find a New York-born compressor, Finnish-
design pedal and many more software-modeled FX.


Put Antelope Audio's pristine AD/DA conversion and massive effects processing power on your desktop with the Discrete 4 Synergy Core audio interface. A hot-rodded upgrade to Antelope's popular Discrete 4 audio interface, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core gives you dual DSP chips plus an FPGA processor working in harmony to run Antelope's expansive library of effects, as well as 3rd-party effects joining the Synergy Core platform. The Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core interface offers 4 console-grade discrete mic preamps, 14 total inputs and 16 outputs, renowned Antelope digital clocking, and both Thunderbolt and USB connectivity for your Mac or PC. Best of all, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core comes with $3,000+ of Antelope's top effects plug-ins included free, so you can record, monitor, mix, and master your projects with world-class sound from start to finish.

With a price-to-performance ratio that goes toe-to-toe with any Thunderbolt or USB audio interface available, the Antelope Audio Discrete 4 is ideal for musicians, artists and producers who need a compact, road-ready recording setup that unlocks unprecedented power to create.

Key Features:

- Synergy Core - New Milestone Technology & Future-proof FX processing platform

- Best-in-class AD/DA conversion with 121 dB dynamic range

- 36 Synergy Core effects plug-ins included -- a $3,000+ value

- Sub-millisecond round-trip latency

- Antelope clocking technology on board with Word Clock output to keep your studio in sync

- Desktop USB/Thunderbolt audio interface with 4 console-grade mic preamps

- 4 XLR-1/4" combi inputs for mic/line/instrument sources

- L/R Monitor TRS 1/4" line outputs plus 4 TRS 1/4" line outs

- Expandable via S/PDIF and ADAT

- 35 effects expansions available separately, including AFX2DAW Bridge

- All effects can be automated in DAW without CPU load, thanks to AFX2DAW Bridge (Mac only)

- Hand-built in a road-worthy metal case 

Synergy Core Processing: Future-Proof Your DAW

Under the hood, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core is loaded with twin DSP chips plus an FPGA processor that work together to run Antelope Audio's vast collection of vintage-inspired effects plug-ins -- without sapping power from your host Mac or PC. Synergy Core increases your recording rig's stability by offloading audio effects processing to your Discrete interface's dedicated chips. Adding the Discrete 4 Synergy Core to your system means your DAW can make more efficient use of available CPU power -- extending the life cycle of your existing Mac or PC, so you don't have to upgrade to a latest-spec computer just to run all your favorite plug-ins. With Antelope effects running on Antelope hardware, your system is optimized right out of the box -- allowing you to shorten your audio buffer size, reduce latency, eliminate clicks and pops, and free up your host computer to run CPU-heavy VST synths, samplers, and native time-based effects. 

1 FPGA + 2 DSP = More Effects, More Variety

Antelope Audio's industry-leading FPGA audio processing platform gives you lower latency in effects chains, allowing you to stack effects while adding mere microseconds, not milliseconds, to your signal. The Discrete 4 Synergy Core fuses both FPGA + DSP chips in one Antelope audio interface, harnessing the parallel processing power of FPGA alongside the latest-generation state-of-the-art ARM DSP chips developed for cloud computing and mobile tech -- processors that deliver a faster clock rate than other DSP chips used in the audio interface market. This exclusive hybrid architecture offers computing power synergies unique to Antelope Audio, greatly expanding the variety of Antelope effects that can be developed -- including time-based delays, choruses, flangers, and beyond. Your Discrete 4 Synergy Core arrives loaded with 36 Antelope FX included free -- classic compressors, studio EQs, must-have reverbs, tube guitar amp models based on iconic vintage gear -- and all the processing power you need to run them!

Uncompromising Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Conversion Quality

A-to-D and D-to-A converters are at the heart of every DAW-based audio recording and playback system -- and your converters can make or break your studio. That's why the Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core is loaded with proven, best-in-class AD/DA with 121 dB of dynamic range on the analog inputs and monitor outputs -- so you can capture and monitor your sound with Antelope clarity at up to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution. 

Comprehensive I/O in a Portable Desktop Audio Interface

The Discrete 4 Synergy Core offers all the same I/O as Antelope's hit original Discrete 4 interface. With both USB and Thunderbolt I/O, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core lets you choose how you want to connect to your Mac or Windows PC. On the front panel, you'll find two XLR-1/4" combi inputs with switchable mic/line/instrument preamps, and four independent headphone outputs -- enough for you and all the artists you're recording. Take a look at the back panel, and you'll see two more XLR-1/4" combi inputs, two 1/4" outputs to feed your monitors plus 4 more line outs to connect to outboard gear, ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O via optical TOSlink, and two Word Clock outputs to get your studio in sync with Antelope's legendary digital clocking. Hand-built by Antelope engineers to give you extensive analog and digital I/O in a robust, compact unit, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core gives you serious bang for your I/O buck. 

Antelope Audio's Proven Clocking Technology

Top recording studios, film and broadcast facilities, and massive live productions rely on Antelope Audio master clocks like the OCX HD and Pure2 to maintain stability and sonic integrity in PCM digital audio. 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. Loaded with Antelope's 4th-Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management algorithm, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core offers two 75-ohm BNC Word Clock outputs so you can expand your studio with more digital gear and clock it all to the Discrete 4 Synergy Core. Add Antelope's industry-leading digital clocking to your studio, and capture recordings with greater clarity, dimension and detail.


36 Synergy Core effects plug-ins included - a $3,000+ value

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX Tube Preamp

  • Plexi 59 (UK) Tube Guitar Amp

  • Stay Levin Tube Compressor

  • FET-A76 FET Compressor

  • VEQ-1A EQ

  • VMEQ-5 EQ

  • Bass Supertube VR Tube Guitar Amp

  • Feed Forward Comp. Compressor

  • Clear Q EQ

  • Power EX Expander

  • Darkface Guitar Amp

  • Auraverb Reverb

  • BA-31 Mic Preamp

  • Power Gate Gate

  • VCA160 Compressor

  • X903 Compressor


  • TOP30 Tube Guitar Amp

  • TWEED DELUXE Tube Guitar Amp

  • OVERANGE 120 UK Tube Guitar Amp

  • BURNSPHERE DE Tube Guitar Amp

  • MARCUS II US Tube Guitar Amp

  • MODERN Tube Guitar Amp

  • ROCK 75 Tube Guitar Amp

  • ROCK 22.10 Tube Guitar Amp




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 Converters(Line Out)

Dynamic Range: 118 dB

THD + N: - 100dB

DC Coupled



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 connector



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



Operating Temperature

0-50°C, 32-122°F

Weight (Approx)

1.7 kg/ 3.7 lbs

Dimensions (Approx)

Width: 261 mm / 10.2”

Height: 44 mm / 1.7”

Depth: 208 mm /8.2”

Power Consumption

15 Watts

In the box

Discrete 4 Synergy Core Interface

Quick Start Guide

Wart External Power Supply Unit

USB Cable

Warranty Card

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