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Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core Audio Interface

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  • Regular price $999.00

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Achieve World-Class Sound From Start To Finish With The Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core Audio Interface

Put Antelope Audio's pristine AD/DA conversion and massive effects processing power on your desktop with the Discrete 4 Synergy Core audio interface. A hot-rodded upgrade to Antelope's popular Discrete 4 audio interface, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core gives you dual DSP chips plus an FPGA processor working in harmony to run Antelope's expansive library of effects, as well as 3rd-party effects joining the Synergy Core platform.

The Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core interface offers 4 console-grade discrete mic preamps, 14 total inputs, and 16 outputs, renowned Antelope digital clocking, and both Thunderbolt and USB connectivity for your Mac or PC. Best of all, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core comes with $3,000+ of Antelope's top effects plug-ins included free, so you can record, monitor, mix, and master your projects to achieve world-class sound from start to finish.

With a price-to-performance ratio that goes toe-to-toe with any Thunderbolt or USB audio interface available, the Antelope Audio Discrete 4 is ideal for musicians, artists, and producers who need a compact, road-ready recording setup that unlocks unprecedented power to create.

  • Synergy Core - New Milestone Technology & Future-Proof FX Processing Platform
  • Best-In-Class AD/DA Conversion With 121 dB Dynamic Range
  • 36 Synergy Core Effects Plug-Ins Included - A $3,000+ Value
  • Sub-Millisecond Round-Trip Latency
  • Antelope Clocking Technology On Board With Word Clock Output To Keep Your Studio In Sync
  • Desktop USB/Thunderbolt Audio Interface With 4 Console-Grade Mic Preamps
  • 4 XLR-1/4" Combined Inputs For Mic/Line/Instrument Sources
  • L/R Monitor TRS 1/4" Line Outputs Plus 4 TRS 1/4" Line Outs
  • Expandable Via S/PDIF And ADAT
  • 35 Effects Expansions Available Separately, Including AFX2DAW Bridge
  • All Effects Can Be Automated In DAW Without CPU Load, Thanks To AFX2DAW Bridge (Mac Only)
  • Hand-Built, In A Road-Worthy Metal Case

Synergy Core Processing: Future-Proof Your DAW

Under the hood, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core is loaded with twin DSP chips plus an FPGA processor that works together to run Antelope Audio's vast collection of vintage-inspired effects plug-ins - without sapping power from your host Mac or PC. Synergy Core increases your recording rig's stability by offloading audio effects processing to your Discrete interface's dedicated chips. Adding the Discrete 4 Synergy Core to your system means your DAW can make more efficient use of available CPU power - extending the life cycle of your existing Mac or PC, so you don't have to upgrade to a latest-spec computer just to run all your favorite plug-ins. With Antelope effects running on Antelope hardware, your system is optimized right out of the box - allowing you to shorten your audio buffer size, reduce latency, eliminate clicks and pops, and free up your host computer to run CPU-heavy VST synths, samplers, and native time-based effects.

1 FPGA + 2 DSP = More Effects, More Variety

Antelope Audio's industry-leading FPGA audio processing platform gives you lower latency in effects chains, allowing you to stack effects while adding mere microseconds, not milliseconds, to your signal. The Discrete 4 Synergy Core fuses both FPGA + DSP chips in one Antelope audio interface, harnessing the parallel processing power of FPGA alongside the latest-generation state-of-the-art ARM DSP chips developed for cloud computing and mobile tech - processors that deliver a faster clock rate than other DSP chips used in the audio interface market. This exclusive hybrid architecture offers computing power synergies unique to Antelope Audio, greatly expanding the variety of Antelope effects that can be developed - including time-based delays, choruses, and flangers.

Plug-In Types

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX (Tube Mic Preamp)
  • VCA160 (Compressor)
  • Stay-Levin (Compressor)
  • FET-A76 (FET Compressor)
  • VEQ-1 (Tube EQ)
  • VMEQ-5 (Tube EQ)
  • X903 (Compressor / Limiter)
  • FeedForward (Antelope Compressor)
  • Clear Q (Parametric EQ)
  • Power EX (Expander)
  • VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
  • Auraverb (Reverb)
  • BA-31 (Mic Preamp)
  • Power Gate (Gate)
  • 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 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Darkface 65 (US) (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Top30 (UK) Bright (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Tweed Deluxe (US) (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Overange 120 (UK) (Guitar Cabinet)
  • BurnSphere (DE)Lead(Guitar Cabinet)
  • Marcus II (US) Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Modern (US) CH3 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 75 (UK) (Guitar Cabinet)




  • 2 x Mic / Line Inputs
  • 2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs


  • 1 x Monitor Out on TRS 1/4" Jacks, +20 dBu max
  • 4 x Line Outs on TRS, +20 dBu max
  • 4 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: 121 dB
  • THD + N: -100 dB

A/D Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 121 dB
  • THD + N: -112 dB

D/A Converter (Line Out)

  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • THD + N: - 100dB
  • DC Coupled



  • 1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
  • 1 x S/PDIF


  • 1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
  • 1 x S/PDIF

USB 2.0 I/O

  • USB 2.0 Type B connector


  • Thunderbolt Connector


Word Clock Outputs

  • 2 x Outputs@ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192 kHz

Clocking System

  • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • 64-bit DDS

Sample Rates (kHz)

  • 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192


Operating Temperature

  • 0-50°C, 32-122°F
  • Weight (Approx)
  • 1.7 kg/ 3.7 lbs
  • Dimensions (Approx)
  • Width: 261 mm / 10.2"
  • Height: 44 mm / 1.7"
  • Depth: 208 mm /8.2"
  • Power Consumption: 15 Watts

In The Box

  • Discrete 4 Interface
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Wart External Power Supply Unit
  • USB Cable
  • Warranty Card

Manufacturer: Antelope Audio
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I613930-N-0-B
UPC: 853744004793