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ANTELOPE Discrete 8 PRO Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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Converters, 37 audio effects, Mac, PC, 130db headroom, 8 discrete 6-transistor preamps, 65dB gain, Thunderbolt 3, USB 2.0, ADAT...  All product info

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Product information - Antelope Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core

26x32 Thunderbolt 3 & USB 2.0 audio interface incl. 37 onboard effects


Conversion & Clocking

  • High-quality AD/DA conversion with up to 30dB headroom
  • Recording, mixing and playback at up to 24-bit/192kHz.
  • Proprietary 64-bit AFC™ (Acoustically Focused Clocking) technology and jitter management.
  • Algorythm for increased detail and sonic breadth


  • 8 × Discrete 6-transistor preamps (combo jacks) with 65dB gain for crystal-clear recordings. including 2 Hi-Z inputs
  • 8 × DC-coupled line outputs via D-Sub 25
  • 2x Reamp outputs (TRS) for further processing of guitar signals (suitable as additional monitor output)
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB 2.0 port for Mac & PC
  • ADAT I/O with 16 channels
  • S/PDIF I/O with 2 channels
  • 3x word clock outs for stable clocking throughout the studio
  • Footswitch Input (either for single footswitches with dim function or as dual footswitch for talkback and dim functions)
  • 2x headphone outputs with separate volume controls
  • Stereo monitor out

Improved workflow features

  • Direct and latency-free monitoring when using the onboard FX in real time
  • Enhanced routing options to change audio sources per channel via drop-down menu or to create a virtual routing matrix
  • Modifiable presets for signal routing, level, mixer and effect settings
  • Modifiable monitoring mixes with adjustable volume, pan and reverb
  • Easy-to-reach front panel talkback with built-in microphone
  • Front panel with independent headphone and monitor volume knobs as well as for sample rate configuration and other parameters
  • Standalone operation possible
  • Wireless control of software features possible from a separate computer on the same network

Real-time effects processing

  • Incl. 37 Synergy Core effects based on hardware classics
  • 2 × DSP and 1 × FPGA chips for real-time effects use without latency when monitoring during recording
  • The modeling engine allows to combine the edge-line microphones and use the vintage mic emulations

Included in delivery

  • Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core
  • Quickstart manual
  • USB 2.0 Type B cable
  • External power supply
  • Note: Thunderbolt cable is not included!

Included onboard effects (37 audio effects in total)

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  • VCA160 - VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • Stay-Levin - Vari-Mu Tube Compressor
  • FET-A76 - FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier
  • VEQ-1A - 2-band Tube EQ
  • VMEQ-5 - 3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ
  • X903 - VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • PowerFFC - Feed-Forward Compressor
  • Clear Q - Parametric EQ
  • Power EX - Expander
  • VEQ-HLF - Tube 2-band HPF / LPF
  • Auraverb - Reverb
  • BA-31 - Germanium Mic Preamp
  • Power Gate - Noise Gate
  • A-Tuner - Guitar Tuner
  • 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 - 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Top30 2x12 - 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Modern 4x12 - 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Green 2x12 - 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Vintage 4x12 - 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Green 4x12 - 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Caliper 50 1x10 - 1x10 Guitar Cabinet
  • Bluelux 1x12 - 1x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Clst 1x12 - 1x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • England 4x12 - 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Bass Tube 1x15 - 1x15 Guitar Cabinet

Antelope's Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core is a high-quality, highly flexible and top-featured audio interface that offers both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 2.0 interfaces for Mac and PC users. Benefit from top-notch and redesigned converters, revamped software for various routing/mixing options, 37 onboard effects that can be used in real-time while recording, and fast connection to the computer for even lower latency than before. Here's an overview of the best features:

  • High-fidelity conversion for detailed sound when recording and streaming audio, and 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology for a spatial stereo image with clear separation;
  • Eight discrete 6-transistor preamps with combo jacks (XLR/jack) including two HI-Z inputs for professional vocal and instrument recording
  • Eight DC-coupled analog output channels via D-Sub 25, two reamp outputs and ADAT & S/PDIF connections for digital expansion of your system
  • 37 Synergy Core effects, based on rare and high-quality hardware classics
  • Two routing options to switch audio sources per channel or use a virtual patch bay with drag & drop features

A/D & D/A conversion and clocking without compromise

Converters and signal clocking are the heart of any studio, which is why the Discrete 8 Pro has been designed to meet the demands of any modern production, no matter how complex or extensive. The latest upgrade to the audio interface now delivers up to 130dB of headroom and, together with the "console-grade" preamps, ensures crystal-clear, extremely detailed recordings as well as impressive output with a wide stereo image. And thanks to 64-bit AFC clocking technology, you'll benefit from top-of-the-line hardware synchronization for expanding your setup without hesitation.


Whether guitars, drums, vocals, keyboards...the 19" interface allows many recording possibilities and combinations on only one space-saving height unit in your rack! Eight preamps including combo jacks together with the digital ADAT and S/PDIF I/Os give you enough room for all kinds of recordings. or with or without additional hardware from your studio and even in standalone mode. Use DC-coupled line outs via D-Sub 25 connectors, reamp your guitars via the corresponding Output and listen to your projects on two different monitors!

Real-time effects thanks to Oboard DSP and FPGA chips

Do you ever imagine how your vocals or instruments could sound "finished" while recording? Thanks to the two internal DSP chips and the FPGA chip, you can do just that and get creative while recording. From equalizers, compressors and limiters to guitar amp emulations, reverbs and virtual mic preamps - with a total of 37 onboard effects, Antelope makes producers', musicians' and sound engineers' hearts beat faster! Thanks to internal calculation, the technology enables latency-free recording including effects without putting an additional load on your computer CPU. Even an upgrade to up to 60 effects for your Synergy Core is optionally possible via Antelope!

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