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Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core Professional Desktop Audio Interface

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Antelope Audio's Zen Tour Synergy Core is a professional analog and digital I/O audio interface with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 2.0 connectivity. With 4x DSP and 2x FPGA processors handling up to 256 FX instances, 8 analog inputs, 14 analog outputs, S/PDIF and ADAT digital connections and stunning 130dB dynamic range AD/DA conversion, the new Zen Tour sets new performance and audio quality standards in its category.

Zen Tour Synergy Core interfaces employ ARM DSP + FPGA chips in custom configurations to process tens of input/output audio streams and hundreds of low-latency studio effects without burdening your computer.

Zen Tour Synergy Core brings the following upgrades from the original Zen Tour:

  • 4x DSP + 2x FPGA Synergy Core low-latency effects and audio engine processors

  • Improved AD/DA conversion up to 130dB DNR, on par with Orion Studio Synergy Core

  • 2x increase in channel count (32 channels at sample rates up to 192kHz)

  • Thunderbolt[trade] 3 & USB 2.0 cross-platform connectivity for Mac / Windows

  • Support for new Synergy Core-exclusive effects like Auto-Tune Synergy, Opto-2A, Comp-4K-Bus and others

  • 8 DC-coupled line outputs for CV applications like controlling modular synthesizers

  • Discrete ultra linear microphone preamps

36 FX Included
Zen Tour Synergy Core comes with a massive collection of real-time effects taken from the vast Antelope Audio Synergy Core FX library. It goes beyond the essentials. Everything you need to accomplish Recording, Mixing and Mastering is included.

Auto-Tune Synergy
Built from the ground-up for the Synergy Core platform, Auto-Tune Synergy adds live pitch correction to the Antelope Audio experience.

Make Connections
Small footprint, big connectivity! Zen Tour Synergy Core offers a choice of 4 Instrument/Line inputs, 4 Mic/Line Ins, 8 Line Outs, 2 Monitor Outs, 2 Headphone Outs and 2 Re-Amp Outs, totalling 8 analog inputs and 14 outputs. The unit is digitally expandable over ADAT & SPDIF for an additional 10 digital input and 10 output channels. Additionally, all line outputs are DC-Coupled and ready for control voltage (CV) applications such as control of modular synthesizers. As a final touch, an integrated Talkback microphone lets you demo vocals and propel your voice to the live room.

4 Discrete Microphone Preamps
Antelope Audio's fully discrete, ultra-linear microphone preamps have sound quality comparable to that of a great mixing desk. Musical and transparent, they perfectly complement the Antelope Audio Edge & Verge modeling microphones' sonic characteristics to deliver the power of the Accusonic 3D mic modeling technology right on your desktop.

Industry-leading Clocking
The pioneer of atomic clocking in pro audio, Antelope Audio incorporates 20+ years of expertise in its audio interfaces. Our proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology & Jitter Management algorithm helps deliver the kind of artifact-free audio once accessible only to the most prestigious studios.

Zen Tour Synergy Core includes a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects:
1. Gyraf Gyratec IX (Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF)
2. VCA160 (VCA Compressor / Limiter)
3. Stay-Levin (Vari-Mu Tube Compressor)
4. FET-A76 (FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier)
5. VEQ-1A (2-Band Tube EQ)
6. VMEQ-5 (3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ)
7. X903 (VCA Compressor / Limiter)
8. PowerFFC (Feed-Forward Compressor)
9. Clear Q (Parametric EQ)
10. Power EX (Expander)
11. VEQ-HLF (Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF)
12. Auraverb (Reverb)
13. BA-31 (Germanium Mic Preamp)
14. Power Gate (Noise Gate)
15. Plexi 59 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
16. Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)
17. Darkface 65 (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)
18. Top30 (UK) Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)
19. Tweed Deluxe (US) (Tube Guitar Amp)
20. Overange 120 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
21. BurnSphere (DE) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
22. Marcus II (US) Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
23. Modern (US) CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)
24. Rock 75 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
25. Rock 22.10 (UK) (Tube Guitar Amp)
26. Darkface 65 2x12 (Guitar Cabinet)
27. Top30 2x12 (2x12 Guitar Cabinet)
28. Modern 4x12 (4x12 Guitar Cabinet)
29. Green 2x12 (2x12 Guitar Cabinet)
30. Vintage 4x12 (4x12 Guitar Cabinet)
31. Green 4x12 (4x12 Guitar Cabinet)
32. Caliper 50 1x10 (1x10 Guitar Cabinet)
33. Bluelux 1x12 (1x12 Guitar Cabinet)
34. Clst 1x12 (1x12 Guitar Cabinet)
35. England 4x12 (4x12 Guitar Cabinet)
36. Bass Tube 1x15 (1x15 Guitar Cabinet)


FX Processing
• 4x DSP + 2x FPGA Synergy Core Architecture
• 36 FX included, expansions available online

Analog I/O
• 4x Instrument/Line Inputs on TRS Jacks
• 4x Mic/Line inputs on TRS/XLR Combo Jacks
• 8x Line Outputs on DB25 *TASCAM Standard 25-pin Layout)
• 2x Monitor Outputs on TRS Jacks
• 2x Headphone Outputs on TRS Jacks
• 2x Transformer-based Reamp Outputs on TRS Jacks
*All line outputs are DC-Coupled and support CV applications such as controlling modular synthesizers

Digital I/O
• 44.1/48kHz - 8 inputs / 8 outputs
• 88.2/96kHz - 4 inputs / 4 outputs
• 176.4/192kHz - 2 inputs / 2 outputs
• 44.1 to 192kHz - 2 inputs / 2 outputs
• USB 2.0 - Type B Connector
• (Up to 24 audio channels)
• Thunderbolt[trade] 3 - Type C Connector
• (Up to 32 audio channels)

Mic Preamps
• EIN: -128 dBu
• Dynamic Range: -121 dB
• THD: -106 dB
• Max input: +20 dBu
• Max Gain: 65 dB

• A/D Converter: 124dB DNR -110 THD+N
• D/A Converter: 127dB DNR -106 THD+N
• D/A Monitor Converter: 130 dB DNR -115 THD+N

Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 176.4, 192

Clocking System
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking & Jitter Management
• 64-bit DDS

Operating Temperature: 0-50C, 32-122F


• Apple Mac 2012 [or newer] with available Thunderbolt[trade] & USB 2.0/USB 3.0/3.1 port
• Minimum Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra. Recommended Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave
• Available Hard Drive Storage Space
• Memory (RAM): 4 GB Minimum (8 GB or more recommended)

• PC computer with available USB 2.0/USB 3.0/3.1 or Thunderbolt[trade] port
• Windows 10 x64 Bit with latest Microsoft Updates
• Available Hard Drive Storage Space
• Memory (RAM): 4 GB Minimum (8 GB or more recommended)
• (Minimum) CPU: Intel Core i3[trade] or AMD FX or Higher

Additional Information:
• USB 2.0 Cable [included with the purchase] or Thunderbolt Cable [not included - purchased separately]
• Minimum 4 GB available Storage Space [Hard Disk Space]
• Stable Internet connection to download and update your Antelope Software.
• Core i7 or better processor recommended

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With enough I/o to power a supermarket..... on-board dsp, and latency free recording, this interface is a BEAST! Absolutely love it! The windows os has a few bugs to be managed but once it’s setup it’s rock solid. Presets can be recalled in standalone mode. Honestly this is a game changer for lack of less hipster words. It’s just killer!
Posted by Ben on Jun 12, 2020
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