SynergyCore

Home to the Finest Real-Time Analog-Modeled Effects

Modeling process

Unique approach
to hardware
modeling

Modeling analog hardware for the digital domain is nothing new in the world of audio. However, the purity and complexity of our true circuit modeling is the embodiment of what we stand for.

What separates our effects from other similar software on the market is the process of measurement and utilization of FPGA processors for modeling. For every analog-modeled effect in our interfaces, we disassembled each part of the hardware original and measured the character of every single individual capacitor, transistor, transformer and valve. Next, the effect is emulated on the programmable FPGA, carrying each unique non-linearity of the analog unit – and creating effects that sound as close to the original hardware as possible.

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When a signal passes through an analog piece of equipment it is being affected by every single component inside – from the transformers to the valves, capacitors, resistors, and even wires. The magic and character of analog gear hide in its imperfections and in all the non-linearities added by the components. The sound is often altered by unique harmonic distortion, depth, and dimension which unfortunately cannot be replicated accurately with traditional emulation techniques used by software developers.

 

Companies often measure the incoming and outgoing signals from analog gear and try to compensate for the differences with mathematical algorithms. In some cases that may get the effects to respond and sound close to the original hardware, but it’s no more than a mere imitation which is unable to capture the subtleties. Those old methods can’t accurately replicate the subtle non-linearities added to the audio by every single component.

 

We at Antelope Audio believe those methods are outdated, which is why we developed a unique way of doing things. For every effect emulation we have created, our team of engineers stripped down every single component of its analog domain, measured it, and recreated its values, behavior, and non-linearities in a digital form. Using the original schematics for the hardware we then built a true digital representation of the analog gear. The unique FPGA chips found in our devices allow us to recreate the behavior of every single component in an analog device simultaneously and in real-time. The purity of this emulation method is incomparable to traditional techniques as standalone DSP chips simply don’t have the capacity for the necessary parallel computation.

Working in synergy

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The unique parallel computing

power of a custom FPGA, harnessed

for crafting analog-modeled effects.

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The powerful acceleration

of ARM processors, utilized to expand

the scope of the entire effects collection.

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Zero CPU power needed

Synergy Core offloads all its processing to the interface, saving your computer’s built-in processing power and memory.

Analog-modeled & 3rd-party effects – all in one library

Most of the modeled analog gear is considered industry-standard “golden units” while other effects emulate rare, expensive pieces of hardware that are difficult to find.

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Real-time workflow and imperceptible latency at every stage of production

Whether performing live or recording, you not only have the option to distribute different mixes loaded with effects, but you can also let the musicians monitor in real-time (with near zero latency).

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Out-of-the-box thinking
for your in-the-box production

Zen Go Synergy Core

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1 x DSP & 1 x FPGA

37 analog-modeled

Up to 32 loaded simultaneously*

Zen Q Synergy Core

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2 x DSP & 1 x FPGA

37 analog-modeled

up to 48 loaded simultaneously*

Zen Tour Synergy Core

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4 × DSP + 2 × FPGA

37 analog-modeled

Up to 112 loaded simultaneously*

Discrete 4 Synergy Core

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2 × DSP + 1 × FPGA

37 analog-modeled

Up to 32 loaded simultaneously*

Discrete 8 Synergy Core

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2 × DSP + 1 × FPGA

37 analog-modeled

Up to 64 loaded simultaneously*

Discrete 8 Pro Synergy Core

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2 × DSP + 1 × FPGA

37 analog-modeled

Up to 128 loaded simultaneously*

Orion Studio Synergy Core

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6 × DSP + 2 × FPGA

51 analog-modeled

Up to 128 loaded simultaneously*

Galaxy 32 Synergy Core

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6 × DSP + 2 × FPGA

37 analog-modeled

Up to 128 loaded simultaneously*

Galaxy 64 Synergy Core

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12 × DSP + 2 × FPGA

37 analog-modeled

Up to 256 loaded simultaneously*

Axino Synergy Core

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1 × DSP + 1 × FPGA

11 analog-modeled

Up to 12 loaded simultaneously*

*This number is largely dependent on every individual session since every effect has its own instance count. What is given is the theoretical maximum that the interface's processing platform configuration is capable of.