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Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Interface

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Discrete 8 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.


Bring Antelope Audio's ultra-flexible effects processing power, renowned digital clocking, and pro-level conversion quality to your project studio with the Discrete 8 Synergy Core audio interface. The next generation of Antelope's hit Discrete 8 Thunderbolt/USB interface, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core is loaded with dual DSP chips and an FPGA processor working together to run award-winning Antelope FX, as well as 3rd-party effects joining the Synergy Core platform. Ideal for mid-sized studios, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core features Thunderbolt and USB connectivity, 8 console-grade microphone preamps, 26 total inputs and 30 outputs -- including two dedicated ReAmp outputs. There's even a footswitch jack to speed up your workflow. And with 36 top Antelope effects plug-ins included free, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core gives you a sharp set of creative tools to take your projects from inspiration to final master.

Key Features:

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

- Pristine AD/DA conversion with 130 dB of dynamic range on monitor outputs

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

- Sub-millisecond round-trip latency

- Antelope's 4th-Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking and Word Clock I/O

- USB/Thunderbolt audio interface with 8 console-grade mic preamps

- 26 total inputs and 30 outputs, including 2 dedicated ReAmp outputs

- Footswitch jack

- 35 effects expansions available separately, including AFX2DAW Bridge

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

Synergy Core: Future-Proof Effects Processing

With two DSP chips and an FPGA chip under the hood, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core can run all your Antelope FX -- stabilizing your DAW by offloading effects processing to dedicated chips, without bogging down your host CPU. With the Discrete 8 Synergy Core in your rack, you don't need a latest-spec computer to run your favorite plugs. Antelope effects running on Antelope hardware means you can shorten buffer size, reduce latency, and free up your host Mac or PC to run CPU-hogging VST synths and native time-based effects.

1 FPGA + 2 DSP = More Effects, More Variety

Antelope's unique Synergy Core platform combines FPGA + DSP in one interface. With the Discrete 8 Synergy Core, you get state-of-the-art ARM DSPs with faster clock rates than chips found in lesser interfaces, plus Antelope's proven FPGA platform that delivers lower latency in FX chains. This exclusive hybrid architecture enables a wider variety of Antelope effects than ever -- time-based delays, choruses, flangers, and more. Your Discrete 8 Synergy Core comes with $3,000 of plug-ins: compressors, EQs, reverbs, amp models based on iconic vintage gear -- and all the processing power you need to run them!

Uncompromising A/D and D/A Conversion Quality

Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters are at the heart of every DAW-based studio -- and your converters can make or break your sound. That's why the Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core offers pristine AD/DA with 121 dB dynamic range on the analog inputs and class-leading 130 dB dynamic range on the monitor outputs, so you can capture and play back your audio with Antelope clarity.

More I/O for Your Growing Studio

The Discrete 8 Synergy Core is hand-built by Antelope engineers to deliver impressive analog and digital I/O in one rack space. Plug into two front-panel XLR-1/4" inputs with switchable mic/line/Hi-Z preamps. On the back, you'll find 6 mic/line inputs, monitor line outputs, dedicated ReAmp outputs, 8 more line outputs on a DB25 connector, two banks of ADAT I/O, and S/PDIF I/O.

Antelope Audio's Proven Clocking Technology

Pro recording studios rely on Antelope master clocks to maintain stability and sonic integrity in PCM digital audio. The Discrete 8 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, three 75-ohm BNC Word Clock outputs, and Word Clock input. 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

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 I/O

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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