Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core

Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with 36 DSP and FPGA real-time effects

  • 2 DSP and 1 FPGA to process Antelope FX
  • 24 Bits / 192 kHz
  • Up to 121dB dynamic range
  • <1ms latency for monitoring, effects and microphone simulations
  • Antelope 64 bit acoustically focused clocking
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 261 x 208 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 1.7 kg
  • System requirements: Windows 10, OS X: 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13
  • Incl. power supply and USB cable

Connections:

  • 2 Microphone / line / instrument inputs (XLR / TRS combo socket)
  • 2 Microphone / line inputs (XLR / TRS combo socket)
  • 4 Line outputs (6.3mm TRS jack)
  • 2 Monitor outputs (6.3mm TRS jack)
  • 4 Stereo headphone outputs (6.3mm TRS jack), each with its own volume control
  • ADAT input / output
  • S / P-Dif input / output (RCA)
  • 2 Wordclock outputs (BNC)
  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 port

Includes 36 real-time synergy core effects, modelled preamps, dynamics and equaliser:

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX (Tube Mic Preamp)
  • BA-31 (Mic Preamp)
  • VCA160 (Compressor)
  • Stay-Levin (Compressor)
  • FET-A76 (FET Compressor)
  • FeedForward Antelope Compressor (Compressor)
  • X903 (Compressor/Limiter)
  • Power EX (Expander)
  • VEQ-1A (Tube EQ)
  • VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
  • VMEQ (Tube EQ)
  • Clear Q (Parametric EQ)

Modelled guitar amplifiers and speakers:

  • Plexi 59 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Top30 Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Tweed Deluxe (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Overange 120 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • BurnSphere Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Marcus II Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Modern CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 75 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 22.10 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Darkface 65 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Top30 Bright (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Tweed Deluxe (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Overange 120 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • BurnSphere Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Marcus II Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Modern CH3 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 75 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 22.10 (Guitar Cabinet)

Additional effects:

  • Aura verb (reverb)
  • Power Gate

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 14x16
Number of Mic Inputs 4
Number of Line Inputs 4
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outputs 6
Headphone Outs 4
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors No
Word Clock 2xOut
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered No
Incl. Power Supply Yes
Windows Thunderbolt driver Yes
Thunderbolt Version 2
Width in mm 261 mm
Depth in mm 208 mm
Height in mm 44 mm

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very versatile and high quality machine
SanPeric, 16.02.2020
I've been using synergy core for little more than a month and so far everything worked flawlessly including their customer service too ...

After quite a lot of exploring and researching I was between UAD's apollo and this little beast , I honestly think that antelope is one the biggest real competitors to uad when it comes to quality/value/price offer , the thing is that uad has been much longer in the game , trusted by thousands (for a reason) , so probably that's why they still on the top of the game and will be for a while, but antelope is right behind ...

I had a chance to work and record with both , apollo and synergy core , didn't get a chance to compare them back to back yet but i can def say that the plug ins , conversion , and general workflow are equally good and easy from what i can feel and remember , so i will write this review in that light ....

sound/conversion quality : I just love how open and pristine they sound, it feels like the details come out more , like that 3D picture and depth engineers work hard for actually comes through , I had the same feeling with apollo.. the only little difference is that apollo converters sound tad bit warmer , or in other words synergy sounds a little more clear... now , that might and might not be a good thing , in some situations you actually want that pristine clarity synergy core offers , in some other you might want little more of that warmth uad is known for .... however , given the price difference , i gotta say , I dont regret a single penny when it comes to sound quality of synergy core ...

plug ins and DSP : ok , so I mean , there are tons of plug ins antelope offers , some of them are included some of them you can buy later some of them you get to choose as a gift ... from what I tried , they all sounded great, clear and they do what it says they should ... i am not gonna go into compering them to any other plugin manufacture company as that's pointless , it's all about ears and the track...let's just say that 2 fairchilds or 2 neves or any 2 of vintage equipment outboards dont sound exactly the same so why would 2 plug ins ... all I can say is that they sound great and I would use them as well as i would any other plug in I like and know well and that includes waves , fabfilter, softube,soundtoys and so on .. One I'm really impressed by is Impresser (distressor) ... kicking ass plug in ... it is a shame you can not use them inside your DAW without their bridge plugin that you have to pay for, but again , you can't have it all ,right ? .. they already giving you pretty good deal for the price ...

I/O : i personally find all i need for what i use synergy core with 4 inputs and 6 outputs plus ability to expand whenever you need ... and honestly that was the biggest selling point for me .. i mix hybrid and i record hybrid and i personally believe that's the present and future of audio recording and mixing so I def think antelope is heading towards the top of the game with their products ...

for the end , gotta say that after working with interfaces like focusrite , presonus , motu , apogee ... i def consider this an upgrade in quality and versatility ...
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Best Audio Interface !!!
Alexey Suzdaltsev, 31.07.2020
Thomann, as always, is above all praise, the order was processed and sent very quickly.
After receiving my Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core, I could not come to my senses for a long time, as I was amazed by what I heard. The quality of the mic preamps is fantastic, they sound so pure and natural that you can't even believe what this could be! Audio converters sound amazing too, the sound is very clear and detailed. A free set of FX is enough for most tasks, but I wish there were more of them :-) I highly recommend this device or other Antelope Audio devices, I think they are the future !!!

PS - I bought this device for a promotion, I got Bitwig Studio 3 right after the interface was activated, now I'm waiting for the Edge Solo microphone to come!
All goodness and creative success!
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Excellent choice for the professional music producer!
Paschalisk, 03.08.2020
Great hardware and software! Nice pre-amps and good sounding effects! I use it at my studio.
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A very good sounding interface
headomusic, 18.07.2020
I use this for mobile recording and studio tasks where I need something portable. The interface is not that lightweight, but it's small considering all the features it offers (same dimensions as an Apollo Twin, lots of more ins and outs).
The 4 headphones outs are very nice if needing to record a band playing together in a live video session situation, and the sound on this interface is superb. In my opinion nothing compares in the price range.
Real-time effects sound good, and very nice easy to setup. Drivers are rock solid on USB, and I never experienced any issues on Windows 10. The only reason I gave 4 stars on handling, is that the AFX2DAW is still in development for Windows, so using the plugs in your DAW requires using them as hardware inserts, and you need to save your control panel session and recall it.
Construction is solid, knobs are nice, screen is easy to read, and almost every possible single setting is tweakable. Preamps sound very good, and emulations add a lot of needed character - preamps are so clean! Converters again have no real rivals in this price range. Very impressed.
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Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with 36 DSP and FPGA real-time effects 2 DSP and 1 FPGA to process Antelope FX, 24 Bits / 192 kHz, Up to 121dB dynamic range,

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 14x16
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Inputs: 4
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 6
  • Headphone Outs: 4
  • Number of Line Outputs: 6
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: 2xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 261 mm
  • Depth in mm: 208 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: Power Supply, USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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  • Number of Mic Inputs: 12
  • Number of Line Inputs: 12
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Outs: 20
  • Number of Line Outputs: 20
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
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  • Depth in mm: 220 mm
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  • Recording / Playback Channels: 26x32
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 10
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 3xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 229 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: Power Supply, USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Outputs: 8
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
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  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
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