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Antelope Galaxy 64 Synergy Core 64-Channel Dante/HDX/Thunderbolt 3 Interface

2U audio recording interface and AD/DA converter featuring 64 channels of analog I/O, Thunderbolt 3, Dante, AES/EBU, HDX and MADI with Antelope's Synergy Core featuring 12x ARM DSP plus 2x FPGA units onboard

Product Description

The Antelope Audio Galaxy 64 Synergy Core is a high-end recording system that connects your entire studio within a 2U rack space while providing high-fidelity audio and onboard plug-in processing for your most demanding projects. With Dante, HDX and Thunderbolt connectivity, the world’s first 64-channel AD/DA converter offers unbeatable flexibility when moving sound around your high-profile production facility, live stage, broadcast, or other enterprise applications. The interface is designed to be the hub of your entire recording environment that eliminates the need for any external modules & expansion cards, thus centralizing your entire setup.

Galaxy 64 Synergy Core is the only interface to offer two Dante ports for audio networking, four HDX ports for a full array of 128 channels at 192 kHz sample rate in Pro Tools as well as Thunderbolt connectivity. These options can be used simultaneously with multiple systems for easy adaptation to different workflows with preferred DAW applications. This is all made possible by utilizing Antelope’s exclusive FPGA configuration and advanced digital routing.

The interface comes with 36 real-time plug-ins in a collection largely composed of software emulations of vintage analog gear found in the world’s most renowned facilities. The onboard Synergy Core offloads all processing to the interface while allowing direct monitoring with plug-ins in real-time with no perceived latency – a feature widely used in live performances.

Connectivity:

  • 64 analog input channels over 8 D-Sub 25 connectors with AC/DC coupling switch (TASCAM standard)
  • 64 analog output channels over 8 DC-coupled D-Sub 25 connectors (TASCAM standard)
  • Dante audio over IP with primary/secondary port for audio transfer over long distances
  • Four HDX ports (24-bit, 192 kHz): up to 128 channels I/O for Pro Tools HD / HDX integration
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports with custom macOS & Windows drivers for native DAW application
  • Digital I/O: AES/EBU, S/PDIF and 64 channels of optical MADI

Conversion & Clocking:

  • AD converter: 124 dB headroom, DA converter: 128 dB headroom for artifact-free recording sessions
  • Mastering-grade monitor converter with 130 dB headroom for critical listening without coloration or signal degradation
  • Proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology & Jitter Management algorithm delivering increased width, separation, and detail in musical performances

Real-Time Plug-in Processing:

  • Custom collection of 36 Synergy Core analog-modeled plug-ins
  • 12×DSP, 2×FPGA Synergy Core proprietary onboard real-time plug-in processing platform
  • Up to 256 plug-in instances per session loaded simultaneously on 64 individual virtual racks

Workflow-Enhancing Features:

  • Advanced digital routing matrix that allows execution of complicated input/output routing with a simple drag and drop functionality
  • 8 low latency hardware-accelerated 32-channel mixers that can be split into individual cue mixes and sub-mixes while applying pan, reverb, other plug-ins and stereo link
  • Customizable presets complete with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer settings and sub-mixes
  • Direct monitoring with plug-ins, processed in real-time with imperceptible latency
  • Intuitive touchscreen interface with recallable hardware-based presets
  • Daisy chain over Thunderbolt 3 & remote control over USB Type-C
  • Option to work without being connected to a computer (standalone operation)
  • Wireless control of software features from a separate computer connected to the same network

Included Onboard Plug-ins:

  • 18 Equalizers (including BAE-1023, VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-4K BLACK & More)
  • 12 Compressors & Limiters (including Stay-Levin, FET-A76, BAE 10DCF & More)
  • 2 Preamps & Channel Strips (including BA-31, Gyraf Gyratec IX)
  • 4 Special Processing Plug-ins (including Marble White AutoWah, Vari-Speed Tremolo, Master De-Esser, Auraverb)

Dante Audio Over IP

The audio networking choice of nearly all professional audio manufacturers, Dante audio networking uses standard IP networks to transmit high-quality, uncompressed audio with near-zero latency.

The ease of installation, affordable cabling and glitch-free transmission make Dante the optimal choice for installations, live events, production facilities and any situation where large volumes of high-definition digital audio must be reliably transferred over large distances.

Galaxy 64 Synergy Core joins the expansive Dante ecosystem with two RJ-45 ports, each carrying 64 channels of 24-bit/192 kHz audio. This configuration provides straightforward integration and reliable redundancy, with the secondary RJ-45 port serving as a backup 64-channel Dante route.

128 Channels in Avid Pro Tools

Galaxy 64 Synergy Core is the only interface to offer four HDX ports. Each a primary port, they enable interfacing to two HDX cards simultaneously for a primary/secondary recording setup or a full array of 128 channels ready to interface across multiple Pro Tools sessions through several hosts. What is especially impressive about Antelope Audio’s exclusive FPGA configuration is that it allows this channel count to be maintained at high sample rates such as 192 kHz.

Cross-platform Interface

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports and custom drivers for Windows and macOS guarantee optimal cross-platform operation for the Galaxy 64 Synergy Core. Developed from the ground up and field-tested for low latency and stability at high sample rates, the Antelope Thunderbolt driver works behind the scenes to carry 64 channels of 192 kHz audio wherever you want them to go – on both PC and Mac setups based around any market-leading DAW. The left Thunderbolt port enables USB-C connection to a secondary computer for remote Control Panel configurations. This is the first Antelope Audio interface featuring two Thunderbolt 3 ports that enable daisy-chaining.

High-fidelity Audio Performance

Galaxy 64 Synergy Core employs high quality converters providing low total harmonic distortion and signal-to-noise ratio. The numbers are at 124 dB of dynamic range on the AD stage, 128 dB at the DA stage and a dedicated monitor converter with 130 dB - the highest dynamic range in the system and in devices of this kind. The monitor converter is of the same kind as the ones built into specialized mastering converters. This way, the Galaxy 64 Synergy Core does not require external converters for monitoring and facilitates critical listening without coloration or signal degradation.

Internally, Antelope’s proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking & Jitter Management systems ensure the kind of audio quality that set apart the legendary Isochrone Trinity master clock - still employed in the most prestigious studios and production facilities.

Synergy Core Real-Time Plug-in Processing Platform

The Synergy Core real-time plug-in processing platform employs 12x ARM DSP and 2x FPGA processors in a custom configuration, engineered to process tens of input/output audio streams and hundreds of low latency plug-ins in real-time with imperceptible latency while placing zero load on your computer’s CPU.

A single Galaxy 64 Synergy Core can handle large sessions with hundreds of plug-in instances applied across 64 individual audio channels. Each channel strip can load up to 8 plug-ins at once in a “virtual rack” format, functioning as a standalone plug-in processor per single channel. This allows for 64 “virtual racks” at once, with different plug-in chains which operate simultaneously and enable multiple instances of your favorite signal processors.

There is no other singular platform that lets you place this many instances of legendary equalizers, compressors, Auto-Tune and other studio processors across this many audio channels. Galaxy 64 Synergy Core contains the audio and plug-ins processing power of a complex multi-rack setup at the potential cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars in purchase, installation, maintenance and support bills.

36 Synergy Core Plug-ins Included

The interface includes a massive library of 36 real-time plug-in emulations of vintage analog gear found in world-renowned studios. Find not only the most reputed units of the industry, but also some of the rarer pieces of hardware that are difficult to find. Out of the box, this plug-ins library stretches beyond the essentials needed at any production stage, both studio and live. Need more plug-ins? Expand and customize your library with more plug-ins from Antelope Audio’s website.

Product Specifications

Condition New
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 2u
Channels 64-Channel
Computer Connection Thunderbolt 3
Digital Format ADAT, Dante, MADI

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