Today, Antelope Audio offers a powerful collection of audio interfaces, many of which utilize FPGA and DSP chips to handle the bulk of FX processing to lift the burden off the CPU. Low latency and low CPU draw is just part of the allure. The brand’s Synergy Core technology allows an impressive array of multiple FX instances at any sample rate. The Discrete 4 and Discrete 8 are smaller, yet surprisingly capable, examples. The Discrete 4 can handle up to 32 real-time FX instances, and the Discrete 8 can handle up to 64. For even more FX processing power, check out the Orion Studio Synergy Core capable of carrying up to 256 FX instances. These are great Thunderbolt/USB audio interfaces that can also take full advantage of Antelope Audio’s AFX2DAW software.
To get the most out of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips, take full advantage of the AFX2DAW software. The program builds a bridge between any DAW and the chips installed in Antelope Audio hardware. Within the VST plugin, which mimics realistic rack-based signal flow, users can easily apply FPGA FX to control hardware in tandem with other third-party plugins, DAW-based effects, and automation features. The seamless low-latency processing capabilities relieve the technical headaches of routing, while also lessening CPU load.