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Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface with DSP & FGPA Processing

BH #AND4SC • MFR #DISCRETE 4 SYNERGY CORE
Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface with DSP & FGPA Processing
Key Features
  • Mic, Instrument & Line Inputs
  • Onboard DSP & FGPA Processing
  • 4 x Console-Grade Class A Preamps
  • 36 Included Real-Time Audio FX
The Discrete 4 Synergy Core from Antelope is a four-channel audio interface with onboard DSP and FPGA to free up valuable CPU from your computer during mix sessions. It also includes 36 FPGA-powered effects, some of which can be used with Antelope modeling microphones, giving you the sound of multiple vintage microphones at a fraction of the cost of real-world hardware.
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Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core Overview

  • 1Description
  • 236 Synergy Core FX Included
  • 3Mic-Modeling Ready
  • 4Sturdy and Portable
  • 5Multiple Avenues of Connectivity

The Discrete 4 Synergy Core from Antelope is a four-channel audio interface with onboard DSP and FPGA to free up valuable CPU from your computer during mix sessions. It also includes 36 FPGA-powered effects, some of which can be used with Antelope modeling microphones, giving you the sound of multiple vintage microphones at a fraction of the cost of real-world hardware.

The Discrete 4 offers four Class-A preamps that provide console-grade sound. All of them utilize combination XLR-1/4" connections, but two of them are specifically designed to switch between mic level, line level, and Hi-Z sources. Monitor outputs and two pairs of line outputs can be found on the back of the unit, as can thunderbolt and USB ports for connecting to computers.

S/PDIF and ADAT are both provided over optical I/O. The unit is expandable over ADAT, giving you up to eight extra channels. This is Antelope, so you'll find their top-notch 64-bit acoustically focused clocking on the unit, and you can sync the Discrete 4 over BNC connections, or distribute clocking to other units.

36 Synergy Core FX Included
The Discrete 4 Synergy Core includes a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects, meticulously modeled after real-world hardware. Latency is painlessly low thanks to FPGA's parallel computing capabilities, DSP processing, and fast Thunderbolt connectivity. The library can be expanded to include any effects you choose from the web store. Effects include:

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX / Tube Mic Preamp
  • VCA160 / Compressor
  • Stay-Levin / Compressor
  • FET-A76 / FET Compressor
  • VEQ-1A / Tube EQ
  • VMEQ-5 / Tube EQ
  • X903 / Compressor / Limiter
  • FeedForward Antelope Compressor / Compressor
  • Clear Q / Parametric EQ
  • Power EX / Expander
  • VEQ-HLF / Passive High/Low Filter
  • Auraverb / Reverb
  • BA-31 / Mic Preamp
  • Power Gate / 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 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Top30 2x12 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Modern 4x12 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Green 2x12 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Vintage 4x12 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Green 4x12 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Caliper 50 1x10 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Bluelux 1x12 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Clst 1x12 / Guitar Cabinet
  • England 4x12 / Guitar Cabinet
  • Bass Tube 1x15 / Guitar Cabinet
Mic-Modeling Ready
The Discrete 4 Synergy Core's Accusonic 3D modeling engine lets you transform the—separately available—Antelope Audio Edge and Verge modeling microphones into expensive-sounding vintage replicas. Change polar patterns during or after recording. Choose from a collection of classic and rare microphones as you monitor and record live, bringing out the musician's finest performance.
Sturdy and Portable
Housed in a machined aluminum chassis, each unit is hand-built in a European facility to strict standards, using component choices and extensive quality control.

 

Multiple Avenues of Connectivity
With an abundance of analog and digital connectivity, as well as both USB and Thunderbolt ports for computer connection, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core presents many options for routing signals. Four microphone inputs, four line outputs, a pair of monitor outputs, four headphone outputs, and S/PDIF are at your disposal. Digital expandability is possible via ADAT chaining. Furthermore, a pair of Word Clock outputs let you distribute the interface's highly stable clock signal across your studio.

Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core Specs

Form FactorDesktop
Channels of I/OAnalog:
4 Inputs / 6 Outputs
ADAT:
8 Inputs / 8 Outputs
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps4 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 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 Power48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/O1 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 ProtocolUSB 2.0
Sync I/O2 x BNC Word Clock Output
MIDI I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Performance
Maximum Output LevelMonitor Outputs:
+20 dBu
Line Outputs:
+20 dBu
ImpedanceBNC Word Clock :
75 Ohms
Dynamic RangeMic Inputs:
121 dBA
AD/DA Converters:
121 dB
Line Outputs:
118 dB
THD+NMic Inputs:
-106 dB
AD/DA Converters:
-112 dB
Line Outputs:
-100 dB
EIN-128 dBu A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample Rates32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
Bit Depths24-Bit
Sync SourcesInternal
ClockingOutput Voltage: 3 V p-p
Lock Range: 32 to 192 kHz
Memory Card SlotNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilityWindows 10 (64-Bit)
macOS 10.12 or Later (High Sierra and Later Recommended)
Included SoftwareNone
Processor RequirementIntel Core i3
AMD FX
RAM Requirements4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Required HardwareThunderbolt Port or USB 2.0 Port
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Power Consumption15 W
Physical
Operating Temperature32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Dimensions10.2 x 1.7 x 8.2" / 261 x 44 x 208 mm
Weight3.7 lb / 1.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.735 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.7 x 12.8 x 3.9"

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