Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core Computer Audio Interface On-Board Processing w/ FREE DAW & MIC!!!

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Discrete 4 Synergy Core

Put Antelope Audio’s pristine AD/DA conversion and massive effects processing
power on your desktop with the Discrete 4 Synergy Core audio interface. A hot-
rodded upgrade to Antelope’s popular Discrete 4 audio interface, the Discrete
4 Synergy Core gives you dual DSP chips plus an FPGA processor working in
harmony to run Antelope’s expansive library of effects, as well as 3rd-party
effects joining the Synergy Core platform. The Antelope Audio Discrete 4
Synergy Core interface offers 4 console-grade discrete mic preamps, 14 total
inputs and 16 outputs, renowned Antelope digital clocking, and both
Thunderbolt and USB connectivity for your Mac or PC. Best of all, the Discrete
4 Synergy Core comes with $3,000+ of Antelope’s top effects plug-ins included
free, so you can record, monitor, mix, and master your projects with world-
class sound from start to finish.

With a price-to-performance ratio that goes toe-to-toe with any Thunderbolt or
USB audio interface available, the Antelope Audio Discrete 4 is ideal for
musicians, artists and producers who need a compact, road-ready recording
setup that unlocks unprecedented power to create.

Key Features:

– Synergy Core – New Milestone Technology & Future-proof FX processing
platform (DSP + FPGA)
– Best-in-class AD/DA conversion with 121 dB dynamic range
– 36 Synergy Core effects plug-ins included — a $3,000+ value
– Sub-millisecond round-trip latency
– Antelope clocking technology on board with Word Clock output to keep your
studio in sync
– Desktop USB/Thunderbolt audio interface with 4 console-grade mic preamps
– 4 XLR-1/4” combi inputs for mic/line/instrument sources
– L/R Monitor TRS 1/4” line outputs plus 4 TRS 1/4” line outs
– Expandable via S/PDIF and ADAT
– 35 effects expansions available separately, including AFX2DAW Bridge
– All effects can be automated in DAW without CPU load, thanks to AFX2DAW
Bridge (Mac only)
– Hand-built in a road-worthy metal case

Synergy Core Processing:

Future-Proof Your DAW with DSP + FPGA processing
Under the hood, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core is loaded with twin DSP chips plus
an FPGA processor that work together to run Antelope Audio’s vast collection
of vintage-inspired effects plug-ins — without sapping power from your host
Mac or PC. Synergy Core increases your recording rig’s stability by offloading
audio effects processing to your Discrete interface’s dedicated chips. Adding
the Discrete 4 Synergy Core to your system means your DAW can make more
efficient use of available CPU power — extending the life cycle of your
existing Mac or PC, so you don’t have to upgrade to a latest-spec computer
just to run all your favorite plug-ins. With Antelope effects running on
Antelope hardware, your system is optimized right out of the box — allowing
you to shorten your audio buffer size, reduce latency, eliminate clicks and
pops, and free up your host computer to run CPU-heavy VST synths, samplers,
and native time-based effects.

1 FPGA + 2 DSP = More Effects, More Variety

Antelope Audio’s industry-leading FPGA audio processing platform gives you
lower latency in effects chains, allowing you to stack effects while adding
mere microseconds, not milliseconds, to your signal. The Discrete 4 Synergy
Core fuses both FPGA + DSP chips in one Antelope audio interface, harnessing
the parallel processing power of FPGA alongside the latest-generation state-
of-the-art ARM DSP chips developed for cloud computing and mobile tech —
processors that deliver a faster clock rate than other DSP chips used in the
audio interface market. This exclusive hybrid architecture offers computing
power synergies unique to Antelope Audio, greatly expanding the variety of
Antelope effects that can be developed — including time-based delays,
choruses, flangers, and beyond. Your Discrete 4 Synergy Core arrives loaded
with 36 Antelope FX included free — classic compressors, studio EQs, must-
have reverbs, tube guitar amp models based on iconic vintage gear — and all
the processing power you need to run them!

Uncompromising Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Conversion Quality

A-to-D and D-to-A converters are at the heart of every DAW-based audio
recording and playback system — and your converters can make or break your
studio. That’s why the Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core is loaded with
proven, best-in-class AD/DA with 121 dB of dynamic range on the analog inputs
and monitor outputs — so you can capture and monitor your sound with Antelope
clarity at up to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution.

Comprehensive I/O in a Portable Desktop Audio Interface

The Discrete 4 Synergy Core offers all the same I/O as Antelope’s hit original
Discrete 4 interface. With both USB and Thunderbolt I/O, the Discrete 4
Synergy Core lets you choose how you want to connect to your Mac or Windows
PC. On the front panel, you’ll find two XLR-1/4” combi inputs with switchable
mic/line/instrument preamps, and four independent headphone outputs — enough
for you and all the artists you’re recording. Take a look at the back panel,
and you’ll see two more XLR-1/4” combi inputs, two 1/4” outputs to feed your
monitors plus 4 more line outs to connect to outboard gear, ADAT and S/PDIF
digital I/O via optical TOSlink, and two Word Clock outputs to get your studio
in sync with Antelope’s legendary digital clocking. Hand-built by Antelope
engineers to give you extensive analog and digital I/O in a robust, compact
unit, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core gives you serious bang for your I/O buck.

Antelope Audio’s Proven Clocking Technology

Top recording studios, film and broadcast facilities, and massive live
productions rely on Antelope Audio master clocks like the OCX HD and Pure2 to
maintain stability and sonic integrity in PCM digital audio. A reliable master
clock lies at the heart of every pro studio, and the Discrete 4 Synergy Core
wouldn’t be an Antelope Audio interface if it didn’t offer rock-solid
clocking. Loaded with Antelope’s 4th-Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused
Clocking (AFC) jitter management algorithm, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core offers
two 75-ohm BNC Word Clock outputs so you can expand your studio with more
digital gear and clock it all to the Discrete 4 Synergy Core. Add Antelope’s
industry-leading digital clocking to your studio, and capture recordings with
greater clarity, dimension and detail.

36 Synergy Core effects plug-ins included — a $3,000+ value

         Plugin                                                           Type
1 Gyraf Gyratec IX                                         Tube Mic Preamp
2 VCA160                                                         Compressor
3 Stay-Levin                                                     Compressor
4 FET-A76                                                     FET Compressor
5 VEQ-1A                                                            Tube EQ
6 VMEQ-5                                                           Tube EQ
7 X903                                                         Compressor / Limiter
8 FeedForward Antelope Compressor                   Compressor
9 Clear Q                                                          Parametric EQ
10 Power EX                                                        Expander
11 VEQ-HLF                                                  Passive High/Low Filter
12 Auraverb                                                          Reverb
13 BA-31                                                           Mic Preamp
14 Power Gate                                                        Gate
15 Plexi 59 (UK)                                             Tube Guitar Amp
16 Bass SuperTube VR                                     Tube Guitar Amp
17 Darkface 65 (US)                                        Tube Guitar Amp
18 Top30 (UK) Bright                                       Tube Guitar Amp
19 Tweed Deluxe (US)                                      Tube Guitar Amp
20 Overange 120 (UK)                                     Tube Guitar Amp
21 BurnSphere (DE) Lead                                Tube Guitar Amp
22 Marcus II (US) Lead                                    Tube Guitar Amp
23 Modern (US) CH3                                        Tube Guitar Amp
24 Rock 75 (UK)                                               Tube Guitar Amp
25 Rock 22.10 (UK)                                          Tube Guitar Amp
26 Darkface 65 2×12                                         Guitar Cabinet
27 Top30 2×12                                                  Guitar Cabinet
28 Modern 4×12                                                Guitar Cabinet
29 Green 2×12                                                  Guitar Cabinet
30 Vintage 4×12                                                Guitar Cabinet
31 Green 4×12                                                   Guitar Cabinet
32 Caliper 50 1×10                                             Guitar Cabinet
33 Bluelux 1×12                                                Guitar Cabinet
34 Clst 1×12                                                     Guitar Cabinet
35 England 4×12                                               Guitar Cabinet
36 Bass Tube 1×15                                            Guitar Cabinet



Analog Inputs

2 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
4 x Line Outs on TRS, +20 dBu max
4 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: 121 dB
THD + N: -100 dB
A/D Converter
Dynamic Range: 121 dB
THD + N: -112 dB

D/A Converters(Line Out)

Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: – 100dB
DC Coupled


Digital Inputs

1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
1 x S/PDIF

Digital Outputs

1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
1 x S/PDIF

USB 2.0 I/O

USB 2.0 Type B connector


Thunderbolt connector


Word Clock Outputs

2 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


Operating Temperature

0-50°C, 32-122°F

Weight (Approx)

1.7 kg/ 3.7 lbs

Dimensions (Approx)

Width: 261 mm / 10.2”
Height: 44 mm / 1.7”
Depth: 208 mm /8.2”

Power Consumption

15 Watts

In the box

Discrete 4 Synergy Core Interface
Quick Start Guide
Wart External Power Supply Unit
USB Cable
Warranty Card

Additional information