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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Unbeatable flexibility with the world’s first 64-channel AD/DA converter.

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 and 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 192kHz 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 plugins in real time with no perceived latency – a feature widely used in live performances.

The interface is designed to be the hub of your entire recording environment eliminating the need for any expansion modules and cards, thus centralizing your entire setup. Switching from project to project is effortless with the fast recall of presets and adapting to different workflows is made easier by allowing you to address numerous applications using a single hardware frame.

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/192kHz 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 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 192kHz.

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 192kHz 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 121dB of dynamic range on the AD stage, 128dB at the DA stage and a dedicated monitor converter with 130db – 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 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 plugins 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.

FEATURES
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, 192kHz): 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: 121dB headroom, DA converter: 128dB headroom for artifact-free recording sessions
  • Mastering-grade monitor converter with 130dB headroom for critical listening without coloration or signal degradation
  • Proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology and 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
  • 12xDSP, 2xFPGA 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 plugins and stereo link
  • Customizable presets complete with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer settings and sub-mixes
  • Direct monitoring with plugins, processed in real-time with imperceptible latency
  • Intuitive touchscreen interface with recallable hardware-based presets
  • Daisy chain over Thunderbolt 3 and 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
    List of included plug-ins
    Equalizers
  • VEQ-55A: 3-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-4K BLACK: 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-4K BROWN: 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-4K ORANGE: 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-4K PINK: 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-HA32C: 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-STU 900: 4-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • NEU-W492: 4-Band EQ
  • VMEQ-5: 3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ
  • BAE-1084: 3-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-STU 089: 3-Band EQ / HPF / LPF
  • BAE-1023: 3-Band EQ / HPF
  • VEQ-1A: 2-Band Tube EQ
  • VEQ-HLF: Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF
  • VEQ-STU 169: 3-Band EQ / HPF
  • NEU-PEV: 3-Band EQ
  • NEU-W495: 3-Band EQ
  • Clear Q: Parametric EQ
  • Compressors & Limiters
  • VCA160: VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • X903: VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • ALT-436C: Vari-Mu Tube Compressor Amplifier
  • Tube 176: Vari-Mu Tube Compressor / Limiter
  • Stay-Levin: Vari-Mu Tube Compressor
  • SMT-100A: Tube Leveling Amplifier / Limiter
  • FET-A78: FET Compress Stereo Peak Limiter
  • FET-A76: FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier
  • BAE 10DCF: Compressor / Limiter
  • PowerEX: Expander
  • PowerFFC: Feed-Forward Compressor
  • PowerGate Compressors & Limiters Noise Gate
  • Preamps & Channel Strips
  • BA-31: Germanium Mic Preamp
  • Gyraf Gyratec IX: Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF
  • Special Processing FX
  • Marble White AutoWah
  • Vari-Speed Tremolo
  • Auraverb Reverb
  • Master De-Esser
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    SPECIFICATIONS
    A/D LINE INPUT
    • Input Connection: 8 x DC-Coupled D-Sub 25-pin
    • With AC/DC Coupling Switch (TASCAM Standard)
    • I/O Channel Count: 64 Channels
    • Input level trim: 14 dBu to 24 dBu in steps of 1 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 124 dB
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    • THD+N (A): -112 dB
    • Impedance Load: 11.2 kOhms
    D/A LINE OUTPUT
    • Output Connection: 8 x DC-Coupled D-sub 25-pin
    • (TASCAM Standard)
    • I/O Channel Count: 64 Channels
    • Output level: -inf to 24dBu // 1 dB step
    • Dynamic Range: 128 dB
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    • THD+N (A): -115 dB
    • Impedance Load: 56 Ohms
    D/A MONITOR OUTPUT
    • Output Connection: 2 x 1/4” 6.35 mm Jack (3 pin)
    • Chanel Count: 2 Channels
    • Output level: -inf to 24dBu // 1 dB step
    • Dynamic Range: 130 dB
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    • THD+N (A): -115 dB
    • Impedance Load: 56 Ohms
    HEADPHONE OUTPUT
    • Output Connection: 1 x 1/4” 6.35 mm Jack (3 pin)
    • Output level: 20dBu
    • Dynamic Range: 122 dB
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    • THD+N (A): -115 dB
    • Impedance Load: 120 Ohms
    DIGITAL INTERFACE – THUNDERBOLT
    • Interface Connection: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • I/O Channel Count: 64 Channels
    • Daisy-chain: Supported
    • Remote Control: Supported, (Over USB Type-C)
    • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    • Control Panel Support: Supported
    • Thunderbolt Cable: Not Included
    DIGITAL INTERFACE – DANTE
    • Interface Connection: 2 × RJ-45 Ports, I/O
    • I/O Channel Count: 64 Channels (@44.1/48.0 kHz)
    • Redundancy: Supported
    • Connectivity: Dual Ethernet, switched or redundant
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    DIGITAL INTERFACE – HDX
    • Interface Connection: 4 x HDX Ports
    • I/O Channel Count: 128 Channels (32 Per Port)
    • Primary/Secondary ports: 4 Primary
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    • Delay Compensation: Supported
    • Manual Delay Compensation: Supported, (up to 128 samples)
    • Session I/O Support: Yes (16 x16)
    DIGITAL INTERFACE – MADI
    • Interface Connection: 2 x Optical SC Connectors
    • MADI Mode: Dual Wire, Optical
    • SMUX: Supported
    • MADI Protocol: AES10-2003
    • I/O Channel Count: 64 Channels @44.1/48.0 kHz
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    DIGITAL INTERFACE – S/PDIF
    • Interface Connection: 2 x RCA Connectors
    • S/PDIF SRC: Supported
    • I/O Channel Count: 2 Channels
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    DIGITAL INTERFACE – AES/EBU
    • Interface Connection: 2 x XLR Connectors
    • AES Mode: AES/EBU
    • I/O Channel Count: 2 Channels
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM
    CLOCKING SYSTEM
    • Clocking Technology
    • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • 64-Bit Jitter Management DDS
    • Word Clock Input: 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC
    • Word Clock Output: 6 x Output @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC
    • Loop-Sync Input: 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC
    • Loop-Sync Output: 1 x Output @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC
    • 10M Atomic Reference Input: 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz–192 kHz, 24-bit PCM

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