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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core Thunderbolt and USB Audio Interface

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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy CoreThunderbolt an USB Audio Interface with FPGA and DSP FX Processing, Introducing Synergy Core witch frees up your CPU while processing your FX with extremely low latency.

Everything You Need for Your Home Studio

We give you the tools, you shape your creative vision. The Complete Creative Toolbox is a unique solution for aspiring home recordists and producers that provides everything you need at your fingertips. It brings studio-quality sound to your desktop, mic modelling, a full-version creative DAW and the largest selection of analogue-modelled effects & expressive virtual instruments.

How it Works

1. Purchase an eligible Antelope Audio Interface
2. Your Edge Solo will be shipped 30 days after you activate your interface and fill in the shipping address form that will be sent to you.
3. The real-time plugins and the The Analog Curator FX Bundle will be automatically added to your user account and will be available to use in the Control Panel.
4. Shortly after activating the interface, you will receive an email with a serial number for the full version of Bitwig Studio* After registration in the Bitwig website, you will be able to download the software and activate Bitwig Studio.
5. If you have any questions please contact for further assistance.

*The license for Bitwig Studio includes 12 months of free upgrades. It is part of the special offer and as such it can’t be resold as a stand-alone.

Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Synergy Core Thunderbolt and USB Audio Interface

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 (DSP + FPGA)

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.

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.

List of Included Effects:

Zen Tour Synergy Core comes with 36 Synergy Core FX:

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF
  • VCA160 VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • Stay-Levin Vari-Mu Tube Compressor
  • FET-A76FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier
  • VEQ-1A 2-Band Tube EQ/li>
  • VMEQ-5 3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ
  • X903 VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • PowerFFC Feed-Forward Compressor
  • Clear Q Parametric EQ
  • Power EX Expander
  • VEQ-HLF Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF
  • Auraverb Reverb
  • BA-31 Germanium Mic Preamp
  • Power Gate Noise Gate
  • Plexi 59 (UK) Tube Guitar Amp
  • Bass SuperTube VR Tube Guitar Amp
  • Darkface 65 (US) Tube Guitar Amp
  • Top30 (UK) Bright Tube Guitar Amp
  • Tweed Deluxe (US) Tube Guitar Amp
  • Overange 120 (UK) Tube Guitar Amp
  • BurnSphere (DE) Lead Tube Guitar Amp
  • Marcus II (US) Lead Tube Guitar Amp
  • Modern (US) CH3 Tube Guitar Amp
  • Rock 75 (UK) Tube Guitar Amp
  • Rock 22.10 (UK) Tube Guitar Amp
  • Darkface 65 2x12 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Top30 2x12 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Modern 4x12 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Green 2x12 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Vintage 4x12 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Green 4x12 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Caliper 50 1x10 1x10 Guitar Cabinet
  • Bluelux 1x12 1x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Clst 1x12 1x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • England 4x12 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Bass Tube 1x15 1x15 Guitar Cabinet

Tecical 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

Digital Inputs

  • 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
  • 1 x S/PDIF

Digital Outputs

  • 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
  • 1 x S/PDIF

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

Sample Rates (kHz)

  • 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
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