Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core

Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with 36 DSP and FPGA real-time effects

  • 2 DSP and 1 FPGA to process Antelope FX
  • 24 Bit / 192kHz
  • Up to 130 dB dynamic range (D / A)
  • <1ms latency for monitoring
  • Effects and microphone simulations
  • Antelope 64 bit acoustically focused clocking
  • Integrated talkback microphone with push button
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 483 x 229 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 3.1 kg
  • System requirements: Windows 10, OS X: 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13
  • Incl. power supply and USB cable

Connections:

  • 2 Microphone / line / instrument inputs (XLR / TRS combo socket)
  • 6 Microphone / line inputs (XLR / TRS combo socket)
  • 8 Line outputs (D-Sub 25)
  • 2 Monitor outputs (6.3mm TRS jack)
  • 2 ReAmp outputs (6.3mm jack)
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs (6.3mm TRS jack), each with its own volume control
  • Assignable foot switch input (6.3mm jack)
  • 2 x ADAT input / output
  • S / P-Dif input / output (RCA)
  • 1 x Wordclock input and 3x Wordclock output (BNC)
  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 port

Includes 36 real-time synergy core effects, modelled preamps, dynamics and equaliser:

  • 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)

Modelled guitar amplifiers and speakers:

  • 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)

Additional effects:

  • Auraverb (Reverb)
  • Power Gate (Gate)

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 26x32
Number of Mic Inputs 8
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outputs 10
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 2
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors No
Word Clock 1xIn, 3xOut
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered No
Incl. Power Supply Yes
Windows Thunderbolt driver Yes
Thunderbolt Version 2
Width in mm 483 mm
Height in mm 44 mm

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Awesome upgrade and options
G-T-R, 08.05.2020
Outstanding unit on all fronts. The unit provides you with all the connections needed whether the sources are analogue or digital. Personally I didn't think I would be using all 8 mic preamps as I rarely record more than two sources at the same time. However, having 8 preamps at this price point is such a huge plus for your workflow. It allows you to connect all your sources at once even if you don’t need to record them simultaneously and that way avoiding switching cables or using patch-bays. With this unit available at this price point I did not see a valid enough reason to choose a different audio interface with only two mic preamps and which could have cost me more. I have switched to this unit from a competitor brand/unit and I can say this was an upgrade in terms of audio quality and clarity. In terms of options the Antelope provides a lot of good amps, cabs and effects to choose from. What can I say… it is certainly great to have outboard gear in your setup but the effects and options that come with this unit make this a possibility within everyone’s reach with very little to no compromise in my opinion. The real time effects are very good quality and I was very impressed. The guitar amps sound and feel very good so they are definitely very usable as are the cabs, so this unit will serve me very well in recording and monitoring. I personally found the unit was very easy to set up and get running and the re-amp options are very easy to use and very good/useful. This allows you to record a dry signal from your guitar as well as a live signal direct from your amp at the same time. I can say that this unit was a great addition to my setup and one that will certainly speed up my workflow, connection solution as well as creative options both for recording and mixing. The only thing to take note of is that if you are using a Thunderbold 3 computer (example one of the more recent MacBook pros) you will need an adapter since the Discrete 8 Synergy Core unit uses a Thunderbolt 2 connection so watch out for this as you will ideally need a Thunderbolt cable and adapter to make the most of the unit. Other than that, delivery was fast although the box of the Antelope unit had been opened/torn and taped back together on one side, even though the packing was in very good condition and the contents had not been impacted in any way.
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5 out of 5
Anti Artist, 25.11.2019
Why 5 stars?
When I started with Discrete 8 SC I was getting top sound with all those routing possibilities, great AD DA conversion, good plugins and immediate inspiration for recording new song....and then first problem after 30 min...what????? ok, disconnecting usb and back into usb port was the move that fixed this problem....but the same problem keep coming up, time and again ....the thing is that Discrete 8 SC need to be tune up with windows...I check Antelope website for troubleshooting and start to tune up my windows with Antelope interface....I know that this is frustrating for some as it is to me but the time I spent with this tunning-setup was well worth it cause now this unit is working perfect...why still 5 stars after this? cause when you now what to do and what not to do its very easy to use this unit...and all this is well described on Antelope web site....Would I recommend this unit to others? Yes
I was using before interfaces that didn't have any problems with software but those interfaces didn't have so many options...and the sound, yes, they didn't have this quality...so try it for yourself, read the manual, do the proper software installation and read some very good tips on Antelope website
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Incredible upgrade in sound and features
The Gorgon, 31.10.2019
I first started recording my drums two years ago with a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 + Octopre. As I grew in the process I stumbled upon the limitations of that interface and started researching my future upgrade options. After thorough research I was leaning towards RME UFX+ and Antelope Orion Studio Rev. for the USB connection, tons of I/O and built in DSP. It also meant I had to save up to around 2500€ before I could upgrade.

When Antelope announced the Discrete 8 SC series I was blown away. The FPGA + extra DSP chips allow for extensive use of latency free analog modeled plugins + future third party plugins (as of now Antares Autotune for example) and the I/O possibilities are excellent for my usage (8 pre's + another 8 over ADAT @ 96kHz, total channel count of 24 I/O over USB @ 96 kHz). All this at around 1200€, so I just went for it!

Antelope promisses pristine sound quality and instrument separation and they really deliver! Even mixing previously recorded projects became a breeze because I could finally hear minute changes in EQ and compression. Apparently just due to the DA conversion. My first recordings through the interface sound stellar. I couldn't be happier.

I had one minor issue setting up media playback in Windows, but Antelopes support over chat solved it for me in 2 minutes.

As always thank you Thomann for perfect delivery and customer service!
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Wasquehal, 08.03.2020
This sound of this device is absolutely amazing. works very well when you get to set it up . so, quality wise, WOW!

BUT:

Setting this up takes a lot of time and the support for it is poor. also, they said they will ship a free microphone with it within a month and it's been already 2 months since i've heard nothing from Antelope. so
no free microphone, till now. Poor experience with customer support but yeah, the product in itself works like a charm and sounds great. the only thing is that you have to have the nerves to going through all that.
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Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with 36 DSP and FPGA real-time effects 2 DSP and 1 FPGA to process Antelope FX, 24 Bit / 192kHz, Up to 130 dB dynamic range (D / A),

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 26x32
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 10
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 3xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 229 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: Power Supply, USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core
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Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core
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999 €

Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with 36 DSP and FPGA real-time effects 2 DSP and 1 FPGA to process Antelope FX, 24 Bits / 192 kHz, Up to 121dB dynamic range,

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 14x16
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Inputs: 4
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 6
  • Number of Line Outputs: 6
  • Headphone Outs: 4
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: 2xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 261 mm
  • Depth in mm: 208 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: Power Supply, USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
Antelope Orion Studio Synergy Core
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Antelope Orion Studio Synergy Core
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32 Channel Thunderbolt 3 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface Includes 50 studio effects, Integrated FPGA for real-time calculation of effects, Antelope 64-bit acoustically focused clocking, 12 Discrete mic...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 64x64
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 12
  • Number of Line Inputs: 12
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Outs: 20
  • Number of Line Outputs: 20
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Thunderbolt Version: 3
  • Depth in mm: 220 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: Power Supply
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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Antelope Zen Tour Synergy Core
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1.999 €

32 x 32 Thunderbolt / 24 x 24 USB Interface Wth Synergy Core FX Processing Platform, 4 x ARM DSP + 2x FPGA for up to 256 effect instances per session, 4 x Microphone, 8 line and 4 Hi-Z inputs, 8...

  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Outputs: 8
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 3
  • Width in mm: 255 mm
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