Antelope Audio debuts FPGA and DSP Synergy Core processing in upgraded Discrete 4

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European pro audio company Antelope Audio has decided to equip its Discrete 4 USB/Thunderbolt desktop interface with a new effects processing platform called Synergy Core. Fusing FPGA with DSP A long-time user of FPGA chips as an alternative to competing DSP processors, Antelope has surprisingly now embraced the latter in pursuit of synergy between the […]

Thunderbolt 3 for everyone! Intel finally pulls their finger out.

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Thunderbolt on Windows has been a bit of a disaster but Intel is determined to do something about it and let PC users experience the joys of connectivity that Apple users take for granted. Thunderbolt 3 – Royalty free And so Intel has announced that chip makers and manufacturers can now incorporate Thunderbolt technology royalty […]

USB 4.0 is the new Thunderbolt and could put an end to the cable/adapter craze

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Something very interesting has happened in the realm of cables. The USB Implementers Forum, or USB-IF for short, announced specifications for USB 4.0. And, by the looks of it, the next-generation USB is pretty much a free-for-all Thunderbolt 3. Which is all kinds of good news for techies and gearheads alike. As you may know, […]

Top 5 audio interfaces 2018 by PreSonus, UA, Slate, MOTU, Audient

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2018 is nearing its end and we are rounding up the most interesting audio interfaces released this year. A notable point of similarity among them, which emerges as a trend, is low latency. Thunderbolt connectivity is letting manufacturers push their drivers and architecture to previously unthinkable limits, achieving sub-milisecond roundtrip latencies. It looks like one […]

PreSonus Quantum 4848 TB3 interface/converter: Lots of I/O for USD 1500

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We now know what PreSonus did this summer: it announced a new audio interface – the Quantum 4848. Targeting professionals with a mixed analog/digital setup, the 4848 is a 48in/48out Thunderbolt 3 interface slash AD/DA converter armed with 32 ins and outs over DB-25 and an additional 16 channels of ADAT optical I/O for a […]

Slate VRS8 audio interface finally available for purchase

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Spending over an year in “announced but not released” hell, the Slate Digital VRS8 audio interface is finally available for purchase. As we have been aware for a long time now, the VRS8 is equipped with eight linear VMS-One mic preamps which can be used with Slate microphones (or any other mics, though results may […]