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Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface

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Product Code: 1062
Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core
Free Cables & $1450 in Plugin Credit!
Purchase the Antelope Discrete 8 from Front End Audio and receive $1450 in Antelope Plugin Credits, 6 Mogami Gold XLR Cables and 2 Mogami Gold TRS Cables - ALL FOR FREE!
$1,495.00
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853744004809
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Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface

The Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface is ideal for musicians, artists and producers who need a compact, road-ready recording setup that unlocks unprecedented power to create.

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.

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.

Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface 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)

Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface Analog Specifications

  • 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

Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface Digital Specifications

  • 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
    • 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

Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Audio Interface Includes

  • Discrete 8 Synergy Core Interface
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Wart External Power Supply Unit
  • USB Cable
  • Warranty Card

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    DISCRETE 8 SYNERGY CORE BEST INTERFACE 10/10

    Posted by Philip on Sep 10th 2020

    i mean just...WOW. Where to begin with this thing?? Whether you are new or seasoned to engineering, you will be impressed with the Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core. I upgraded from a Tascam-1800 and it was literally NIGHT and DAY. This is more than an interface you are buying, its an entire recording machine that takes massive amounts of CPU load off your computer, has extremely high-quality preamps that open/brighten your tone for each channel it has, contains a virtual interface for you to work with on the screen that gives you the ability to add 8 unique plug-in effects to each channel WHILE LIVE RECORDING (virtually half the selection is included for free with the current promotion), and an enormously versatile field of choice when it come's to what you need to record whether it is drums, bass, vocals, synth, guitar, etc. all encapsulated by this powerful piece of art/technology. An absolute deal for the price. You will never want to replace it. 10/10 #SOLID #REAL