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    Antelope Discrete 8 Synergy Core Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface

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    Bring Antelope Audio's ultra-flexible effects processing power, renowned digital clocking, and pro-level conversion quality to your project studio with the Discrete 8 Synergy Core audio interface. The next generation of Antelope's hit Discrete 8 Thunderbolt/USB interface, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core is loaded with dual DSP chips and an FPGA processor working together to run award-winning Antelope FX, as well as 3rd-party effects joining the Synergy Core platform. Ideal for mid-sized studios, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core features Thunderbolt and USB connectivity, 8 console-grade microphone preamps, 26 total inputs, and 30 outputs -- including two dedicated ReAmp outputs. There's even a footswitch jack to speed up your workflow. And with 36 top Antelope effects, plug-ins included free, the Discrete 8 Synergy Core gives you a sharp set of creative tools to take your projects from inspiration to final master.

    Key Features

    • Synergy Core - New Milestone Technology & Future-proof FX processing platform
    • Pristine AD/DA conversion with 130 dB of dynamic range on monitor outputs
    • <36 Synergy Core effects plug-ins included -- a $3,000 value
    • Sub-millisecond round-trip latency
    • >Antelope's 4th-Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking and Word Clock I/O
    • USB/Thunderbolt audio interface with 8 console-grade mic preamps
    • 26 total inputs and 30 outputs, including 2 dedicated ReAmp outputs
    • Footswitch jack
    • 35 effects expansions available separately, including AFX2DAW Bridg
    • All effects can be automated in DAW without CPU load, thanks to AFX2DAW Bridge (Mac only)
    36 Synergy Core effects plug-ins included -- a $3,000 value



    Analog Inputs

    6 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

    2 x ReAmp Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks

    1 x Line Out (8 channels) on DB25, +20 dBu max 

    2 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: 130 dB

    THD + N: -115 dB

    A/D Converter

    Dynamic Range: 121 dB

    THD + N: -112 dB

    D/A Converters(Line Out)

    Dynamic Range: 121 dB

    THD + N: - 100dB

    DC Coupled


    Digital Inputs

    2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)

    1 x S/PDIF

    Digital Outputs

    2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)

    1 x S/PDIF

    USB 2.0 I/O 

    USB 2.0 Type B connector


    Thunderbolt connector


    Word Clock Input

    1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz

    Word Clock Outputs

    3 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

    In the box

    Discrete 8 Synergy Core Interface

    Quick Start Guide

    Wart External Power Supply Unit

    USB Cable

    Warranty Card