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ANTELOPE Discrete 8 Synergy Core

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USB and Thunderbolt audio interface, including DSP to offload the studio computer.  All product info

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Product information - Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core

Thunderbolt/USB audio interface with DSP and effects library

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Valid from 01 May to 30 June 2021.

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Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core is a 19" capable, extremely flexible and well-equipped Thunderbolt & USB audio interface. The connections alone allow both PC and Mac users - or users who want to use both in the studio - to integrate Antelope' s professional hardware and software into their workflow. Equally special is the built-in DSP, which allows the Antelope FPGA effects library to be run within the interface itself, taking the load off your computer. This way you can run several favorite plugins simultaneously without having to worry about latency problems. Speaking of plugins: 36 Synergy Core FX are on board, which were modeled after well-known hardware originals.


Synergy Core - Antelope Audio's next-generation signal processing platform.

With solidly parallel FPGA computation capabilities and combined industry-standard DSP performance, Synergy Core offloads your CPU and processes your effects with ultra-low latency. Reduce buffer size, record with less than one millisecond latency, and monitor in real time.

  • FPGA dynamically recreates studio effects and microphone models at the circuit and component level - bring the classics into your studio as a software solution!
  • Industry-standard DSP brings a wider variety of effects to an efficient, real-time, low-latency platform.
  • Improves your computer's stability when handling CPU-loaded synths, samplers and effects.
  • Future-proof and configurable architecture allows Antelope to design each product for optimal performance.
  • FPGA eliminates the latency stacking problem common to DSP-only devices.

36 Synergy Core FX included

The Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core offers a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects, carefully modeled after their hardware originals. Thanks to solidly parallel FPGA computing, DSP processing and fast Thunderbolt™ connectivity, this is all done within your audio interface with the lowest possible latency. The library can be expanded to include any effects you choose from the Antelope web store.

Discrete Preamp Architecture

The Discrete 8 Synergy Core features unique, discrete 6-transistor preamps for console-quality sound. The circuitry is the result of extensive study of legendary microphone preamps that shaped the sound of countless records. The interface was designed with Antelope's Edge & Verge family of modeling condenser microphones in mind. With their features perfectly complemented by the preamp design and Synergy Core technology, a new level of microphone recording is achieved.

Microphone Emulations

Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core's Accusonic 3D modeling engine lets you transform 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 pattern during or after recording.

*Available with Antelope Audio Edge & Verge modeling microphones.

Best-in-Class AD/DA

Instead of recycling outdated technologies, Antelope always tries to use the latest innovations. With up to 121 dB dynamic range and sampling rates up to 192 kHz, the AD/DA converters ensure that your precise performances are captured with the highest possible signal quality. Combined with a state-of-the-art preamp design and renowned clocking technology, any recording is elevated to a new level.

Acoustically Focused Clocking

As the pioneer of atomic clocking in pro audio, Antelope Audio has over 20 years of experience in clocking its audio interfaces. With its proprietary 64-bit AFC jitter management algorithm, the Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core delivers the kind of artifact-free audio available only to the most prestigious studios.

Unmatched connectivity

With a wealth of analog and digital connectivity options, as well as USB and Thunderbolt ports for computer connection, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core offers more options than any other DSP-compatible interface. Eight combo jacks, eight line outputs (pin connector), a pair of monitor outputs, two headphone outputs, and S/PDIF are at your disposal. Digital expandability is possible through ADAT chains. furthermore, you can distribute the interface's highly stable clock signal in your studio with three word clock outputs.

Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Overview

  • USB and Thunderbolt audio interface
  • Includes FPGA real-time effects emulations of well-known hardware classics
  • Including DSP to unload the studio computer
  • Compact and robust design in rack format (19")
  • High-quality preamps in console quality
  • Huge dynamic range of up to 130dB
  • High sample rates up to 192 kHz
  • Reliable clocking technology
  • 8x combo jack inputs (8 discrete preamps)
  • 2x headphone outputs
  • 8x line outs
  • Stereo out for monitors (jack)
  • 3x word clock out
  • 1x word clock in
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • Footswitch
  • Integrated talkback microphone with button
  • Including power supply and USB cable

Included real-time Synergy Core effects, modeled preamps, dynamics and equalizers:

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX (Tube Mic Preamp)
  • BA-31 (Mic Preamp)
  • VCA160 (Compressor)
  • Stay-Levin (Compressor)
  • FET-A76 (FET Compressor)
  • FeedForward Antelope Compressor (Compressor)
  • X903 (Compressor/Limiter)
  • Power EX (Expander)
  • VEQ-1A (Tube EQ)
  • VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
  • VMEQ (Tube EQ)
  • Clear Q (Parametric EQ)

Modeled guitar amps and speaker cabinets:

  • Plexi 59 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Top30 Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Tweed Deluxe (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Overange 120 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • BurnSphere Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Marcus II Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Modern CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 75 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 22.10 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Darkface 65 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Top30 Bright (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Tweed Deluxe (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Overange 120 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • BurnSphere Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Marcus II Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Modern CH3 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 75 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 22.10 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • more effects: Auraverb (Reverb)
  • Power Gate (Gate)

Scope of Delivery:

  • incl. Power Adapter: Yes


  • Manufacturer: Antelope
  • Operating system: Win / Mac OS
  • Application Area: High-End
  • Number of channels: 26x32
  • Number of Microphone Inputs: 8
  • Line ins: 8
  • Line outs: 10
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • S/PDIF coaxial In: 1
  • S/PDIF coaxial Out: 1
  • ADAT In: 2
  • ADAT Out: 2
  • Network connections: none
  • MIDI Interface: No
  • Wordclock In: 1-2
  • Wordclock Out: 2-4
  • Maximum sampling rate in kHz: 192
  • Maximum sampling rate in bit: 24
  • Bus Powered: No
  • incl. Power Adapter: Yes
  • Thunderbolt version: 2
  • Width (mm): 483
  • Depth (mm): 229
  • Height (mm): 44
  • Weight (kg): 4.12
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