New DSP effects platform leads to update of Discrete Interface line.

Santa Monica, CA (July 3, 2019)—Antelope Audio has introduced its Synergy Core signal processing platform for its Discrete 4 and Discrete 8 audio interfaces, resulting in the units being renamed Discrete 4 Synergy Core and Discrete 8 Synergy Core.

Each of the Thunderbolt / USB Interfaces sports discrete mic preamps (4 and 8, respectively) and provide AD/DA conversion, capturing and monitoring audio at up to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution with 121 dB dynamic range on the Discrete 4 and 130 dB on the Discrete 8. Dual DSP chips and an FPGA processor work together to host Antelope’s vintage-inspired effects plug-ins (plus any third-party effects joining the Synergy Core platform), freeing up an audio production-purposed host computer’s CPU (Central Processing Unit) while processing effects with reportedly low latency.

In Search of the Perfect Signal Chain

The Discrete 4 Synergy Core offers four discrete mic preamps, plus a total of 14 inputs (including four Line-1/4” Jack | Mic-XLR combi inputs for mic/line/instrument sources) and 16 outputs (including L and R monitor outputs and Line Out on four TRS connections), expandable via ADAT In Out and S/PDIF In Out on TOSlink.

Discrete 4 Synergy Core comes with 36 Real-Time FPGA FX from Antelope Audio; 35 optional additions are also available. All are automatable within a DAW without adversely affecting CPU load, due to the AFX2DAW bridge (currently available for Thunderbolt on macOS only).

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The rack-mountable Discrete 8 Synergy Core sports eight console-grade, discrete mic preamps and a total of 26 inputs, including eight Line-1/4” Jack | Mic- XLR combi inputs for mic/line/instrument sources, and 30 outputs, including L and R monitor outputs and two reamp outputs on TRS connections, and Line Out 1-8 on a D-SUB 25 connector, expandable via dual ADAT (In 1 Out 1 and In 2 Out 2) and S/PDIF In Out on TOSlink, plus a footswitch jack. It, too, comes with 36 Real-Time FPGA FX.

Antelope Audio • www.antelopeaudio.com