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ANTELOPE Discrete 8 Synergy Core

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

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Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core

Thunderbolt/USB-Audio interface with DSP and effect library

All included Synergy Core effects at a glance

Mic Preamps:

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX
  • BA-31


  • VEQ-1A
  • VMEQ-5
  • Clear Q


  • FET-A76
  • Stay-Levin
  • VCA160
  • X903
  • PowerFC

Utility FX:

  • Auraverb
  • PowerEX
  • PowerGate

Guitar Amps:

  • Plexi 59 (UK)
  • Bass SuperTube VR
  • BurnSphere (DE) Lead
  • Marcus II (US) Lead
  • Modern (US) CH3
  • Darkface 65 (US)
  • Overange 120 (UK)
  • Rock 75 (UK)
  • Rock 22.10 (UK)
  • Top30 (UK) Bright
  • Tweed Deluxe (US) 

Guitar Cabinets:

  • Darkface 65 2x12
  • Top30 2x12
  • Modern 4x12
  • Green 2x12
  • Vintage 4x12
  • Green 4x12
  • Caliper 50 1x10
  • Bluelux 1x12
  • Clst 1x12
  • England 4x12
  • Bass Tube 1x15

Microphone Emulations of the Verge Mics at glance:

  • Berlin 184                                     
  • Berlin K54  
  • Perth 55                                        
  • Illinois 57
  • Freiburg 6                                     
  • Illinois 7
  • BAalborg  4006                                
  • Hamburg 211
  • Hamburg 40                                  
  • Hamburg 441
  • Berlin K86                                      
  • Vienna D112
  • Berlin K53


Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core is a 19" capable, extremely flexible and well equipped Thunderbolt & USB audio interface. The connectors alone allow both PC and Mac users - or users who want to use both in the studio - to integrate professional Antelope hardware and software into their workflow. Also special is the built-in DSP, which is used to run the Antelope FPGA effects library in the interface itself to take the load off your computer. So you can run multiple favourite plugins simultaneously without worrying about latency problems. Speaking of plugins: On board are 36 Synergy Core FX, which are based on well-known hardware originals.


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

With massive parallel FPGA computation capabilities and industry-standard combined DSP power, 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 on circuit and component level - get the classics as a software solution in your studio!
  • The industry-standard DSP brings a greater variety of effects to an efficient real-time, low-latency platform.
  • Improves the stability of your computer 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 problem of latency stacking that is common with pure DSP 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. With massive parallel FPGA computing capabilities, DSP processing, and fast Thunderbolt™ connectivity, it does all this inside your audio interface with the lowest possible latency. The library can be extended with any effects you choose from the Antelope webshop.

Discrete preamplifier architecture

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

Microphone emulations

With the Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core's Accusonic 3D modeling engine, you can turn Antelope Audio Edge and Verge modelling microphones into expensive-sounding vintage replicas. Create the final sound with complete control over the proximity effect and change the polar pattern during or after recording.

*Available with Antelope Audio Edge & Verge modelling microphones.

Best-in-Class AD/DA

Instead of recycling obsolete 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 performance is captured with the highest possible signal quality. Combined with a state-of-the-art preamplifier design and renowned clocking technology, every recording is taken to a new level.

Acoustically focused clocking

As a pioneer of atomic clocking in the pro audio field, Antelope Audio has more than 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 only the most renowned studios can provide.

Unmatched connectivity

With a wealth of analog and digital connectivity options, plus USB and Thunderbolt ports for computer connection, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core offers more possibilities than any other DSP-compatible interface. Eight combo jacks, eight line outputs (pin connectors), a pair of monitor outputs, two headphone outputs, and S/PDIF are available. Digital expandability is possible using ADAT chains. In addition, three Word Clock outputs allow you to distribute the highly stable clock signal of the interface in your studio.

Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Overview

  • USB and Thunderbolt audio interface
  • including FPGA real-time effect emulations of well-known hardware classics
  • including DSP to relieve the studio computer
  • compact and robust construction 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 socket inputs (8 discrete preamps)
  • 2x headphone outputs
  • 8x line outs
  • stereo-Out for monitors (jack)
  • 3x word clock out
  • 1x Wordclock In
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • footswitch
  • integrated talkback microphone with button
  • including power supply and USB cable

Included real-time Synergy Core effects, modelled 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
  • X903 (compressor/limiter)
  • Power EX (Expander)
  • VEQ-1A (Tube EQ)
  • VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
  • VMEQ (Tube EQ)
  • Clear Q (Parametric EQ)

Modelled 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)
  • other effects: Auraverb (Reverb)
  • Power Gate (Gate)

Scope of Delivery:

  • Software: Yes
  • Power Adapter: Yes
  • USB Cable: Yes


  • Manufacturer: ANTELOPE
  • Number of analog inputs: 6-8
  • Number of analog outputs: 6-8
  • Number of Microphone Inputs: 8
  • Hi-Z Inputs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • ADAT: Yes
  • S/PDIF: Yes
  • AES/EBU: No
  • MADI: No
  • Wordclock: Yes
  • Bit Resolution: 32 Bit
  • sampling rate (kHz): 192
  • Latency Free Monitoring: Yes
  • DSP Mixer: Yes
  • Bus Powered: No
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