Scan code: LN101695 Manufacturer code: Discrete 4 Synergy Core

Antelope - 'Discrete 4 Synergy Core' Desktop Audio Interface

Antelope - 'Discrete 4 Synergy Core' USB/Thunderbolt 4 x 10 Audio Interface, 32 Effects, Real-Time, Low Latency

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Scan code: LN101695 Manufacturer code: Discrete 4 Synergy Core
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Antelope - 'Discrete 4 Synergy Core'
Desktop Audio Interface

antelope discrete 4 synergy core

Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface
With FPGA & DSP FX Processing
The Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core is a next generation signal processing platform. Featuring FPGA's huge parallel computation capabilities and industry-standard DSP power combined, Synergy Core frees up your CPU while processing your FX with incredibly low latency. 2x DSP + 1x FPGA chips allow the Discrete 4 Synergy Core to manage up to 4 FX channel strips X 8 FX slots each for a maximum of 32 FX instances at any sample rate. Resulting in four times the Discrete 4 Basic’s processing power.

It comes with 6 unique transistor discrete preamps for console level sound quality. The circuit is the result of an in-depth study of iconic microphone preamps that shaped the sounds of countless records. Considered a “modern classic”, it’s designed with the Edge & Verge range of modeling condenser mics in mind. With their characteristics perfectly complemented by the preamp design and Synergy Core technology, a superior microphone recording quality is achieved.

Amazing Features • Simplified routing, switch audio sources per channel based on a drop-down menu sequence
• Up to 32 effects instances per session loaded simultaneously on 4 individual virtual racks
• 4 x 10 Desktop audio interface with Thunderbolt & USB connection for Mac/Windows
• A pair of monitor outputs and four headphone outputs with independent cue mixes
• Four DC-coupled analog output channels on TRS jacks

Synergy Core

FPGA & DSP - The Best of Both Worlds

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Offload FX ProcessingReduces buffer size, record with sub-millisecond latency & monitor in real-time.

FPGADynamically recreates studio effects & mic models on the circuit and component level.

Industry-standard DSPProvides a wider variety of effects to an efficient real-time, low-latency platform.

Enanced StabilityImproves your computer’s stability when handling CPU-heavy synths, samplers and FX.

Timeless DesignFuture-proof and configurable architecture lets us design each product for optimal performance.

No LatencyFPGA eliminates the issue of latency stacking which is common with DSP-only units.

Auto-Tune Synergy

Auto-Tune Synergy

REAL-TIME LIVE MONITORINGDesigned from the ground-up for the Synergy Core platform, Auto-Tune Synergy gives you live pitch correction for an improved audio experience. You also get industry-leading pitch correction at hand for live, recording, and mixdown. Completely adjustable Retune Speed, Flex-Tune, and Humanize parameters with Auto-Key automatic key and scale detection.

Real-time, low latency performance with the Edge Go modeling microphone and any Antelope Audio Synergy Core interface. ‘Classic’ is a tribute to the iconic “Auto-Tune 5 sound” heard on countless hit records.

36 Synergy Core FX Included

Synergy Core FX

EXPANDABLE FX LIBRARYThe Discrete 4 Synergy Core includes a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects, meticulously modelled after their hardware originals, adding more value and possibilites to the interface.

Inside your audio interface, you get the lowest latency possible thanks to FPGA’s massive parallel computing capabilities, DSP processing, and rapid Thunderbolt™ connectivity. The library can be extened to include any effects you choose from the Antelope web store.

Mic Modeling Ready

accusonic 3d modeling

ACCUSONIC 3D MODELINGThe Discrete 4 Synergy Core’s Accusonic 3D modeling engine transforms the Antelope Audio Edge and Verge modeling microphones into higher class vintage replicas.

Shape the final sound with complete control over proximity effect and change polar patterns whilst recording or after. Select from a collection of classic and rare microphones as you monitor and record live, bringing out the full potential of the musician.

Best-In-Class AD/DA

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Acoustically Focused ClockingWith up to 121dB of dynamic range and sample rates up to 192kHz, the built-in AD/DA converters make sure every detail of the performance is captured with the highest signal quality possible. Together with a state-of-the-art preamp design and renowned clocking technology, recording with the Discrete 4 Synergy Core makes your voice and instruments sound rich, warm, and expressive.

The innovators of atomic clocking in pro audio, Antelope Audio incorporates 20+ years of clocking expertise in their audio interfaces. With the proprietary 64-bit AFC and jitter management algorithms, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core offers the same artifact-free audio only expected from the most legendary studios.

Unparalleled Connectivity

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Superior WorkflowWith a wide variety of analog & digital connectivity, along with both USB & Thunderbolt™ ports for computer connection, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core provides more options than any DSP-equipped interface available. Four microphone inputs, four line outputs, a pair of monitor outputs, four headphone outputs and S/PDIF are available. You can digitally expand by using ADAT chaining. A pair of Word Clock outputs also let you distribute the interface’s highly stable clock signal across your studio. All outputs are DC-coupled.

For Windows users, Antelope Audio provides an incredibly fast and stable custom Thunderbolt™ driver which reults in sub-millisecond roundtrip latency. Thunderbolt is natively supported in macOS. Taking advantage of high-speed Thunderbolt, the AFX2DAW plug-in lets you use Synergy Core effects as inserts inside your chosen DAW. This simplifies workflow and enables easy, immediate effects automation.

Discrete 4 Synergy Core Product Overview

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
I/O Channels Analog: 4 Inputs / 6 Outputs
ADAT: 8 Inputs / 8 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps 4
Input Level Adjustment 1 x Knob
Analog Audio I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Mic/Line Input
2 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
4 x 1/4" TRS Line Output
4 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/O 1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection / USB 1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
1 x Thunderbolt/MDP
Sync I/O 2 x BNC Word Clock Output
Max Output Level Monitor Outputs: +20 dBu
Line Outputs: +20 dBu
Impedance BNC Word Clock: 75 Ohms
Dynamic Range Mic Inputs: 121 dBA
AD/DA Converters: 121 dB
Line Outputs: 118 dB
THD+N Mic Inputs: -106 dB
AD/DA Converters: -112 dB
Line Outputs: -100 dB
EIN -128 dBu A-Weighted
Sample Rates 32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
Bit Depths 24-Bit
Sync Sources Internal
Clocking Output Voltage: 3 V p-p
Lock Range: 32 to 192 kHz
OS Compatibility Windows 10 (64-Bit)
macOS 10.12 or Later (High Sierra and Later Recommended)
Processor Requirement Intel Core i3
RAM Requirements 4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Required Hardware Thunderbolt Port or USB 2.0 Port
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Power Consumption 15 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Dimensions 10.2 x 1.7 x 8.2" / 261 x 44 x 208 mm
Weight 3.7 lb / 1.7 kg
Computer Interface Type  
Connections (Input)  
Mic Preamps (Max)  
Instrument Inputs (Max)  
Phantom Power No
Sample Rate (Max)  
Bit Resolution  
iPad Compatible No
Connections (Output)  
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN101695
Model Number Discrete 4 Synergy Core
GTIN 7130076817

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