by Lyubomir Dobrev | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core

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Update (May 5 2022): The Discrete 4 Pro Synergy Core is available for pre-order from today. The article was updated to reflect that.

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Today, Antelope Audio introduced Pro versions of its Discrete 4 & 8 Synergy Core audio interfaces. The Discrete interfaces are a noteworthy proposition for professionals with a comprehensive feature set and streamlined connectivity. The Pro versions keep all that but add meaningful improvements such as updated converters, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, additional DSP power and a virtual patch bay.

Antelope Audio Discrete 4 & 8 Pro Synergy Core interfaces

Antelope’s new Discrete interfaces boast updated AD/DA converters which keep the same respectable dynamic range (up to 130dB). There’s also Thunderbolt 3 connectivity (USB is still there) and additional DSP power. Antelope has increased the number of on-board FPGA and DSP chips to let users load Synergy Core effects on up to 16 channel strips. Another improvement is the addition of a virtual patch bay in place of drop-down signal routing inside the Control Panel application.

The thing about the Discretes is they are Antelope’s bargain pro-audio offerings. They have the features but come at significantly lower prices than comparable units from both Antelope and its closest competitors. At present, you can’t buy a new interface with DSP power and 8 discrete preamps for just under EUR 2000 from anyone else. The Discretes make for an unique card in the Antelope stack. It makes sense to keep them in top-top shape with meaningful refreshes like this one.

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Price and availability

The Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core is available for pre-order now from Antelope and its dealers, such as Thomann.

Update (May 5 2022): The Discrete 4 Pro Synergy Core is now available for pre-order, too.

Antelope Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core

Antelope Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core

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Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Pro Synergy Core

Specifications – Discrete 4 Pro Synergy Core

  • 14 × 20 Total I/O
  • 4 Discrete Class-A preamps
  • 4 × Analog Inputs
  • 4 × Line Outputs
  • ADAT I/O, 8 in/8 out ch.
  • S/PDIF I/O, 2 in/2 out ch.
  • 2 × Word Clock Out
  • 4 × Headphone outputs
  • 2 × Monitor outputs

Specifications – Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core

  • 26 × 32 Total I/O
  • 8 Discrete Class-A preamps
  • 8 × Analog Inputs
  • 8 × Line Outputs
  • ADAT I/O, 16 in/16 out ch.
  • S/PDIF I/O, 2 in/2 out ch.
  • 1 × WC In, 3 × WC Out
  • 2 × Headphone outputs
  • 2 × Monitor outputs
  • 2 × Reamp / Monitor Outs
  • Footswitch input
  • Talkback mic

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  • Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core front: Antelope Audio
  • Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core rear: Antelope Audio
  • Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Pro Synergy Core widget: Thomann
Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core

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