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Antelope Audio Zen Studio USB Audio Interface

Get 12 world-class mic preamps, 24x24 I/O over USB, AFC clocking, FPGA FX modeling, and Antelope's analog-sounding AD/DA up to 192 kHz -- in one rack space. Rate and review this product
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Antelope Audio Zen Studio

No other portable unit can match Zen Studio's comprehensive analog and digital I/O. Zen is designed to meet the needs of both up-and-coming and experienced producers, field recording engineers, sound designers, freelancers on the move, or independent musicians in search of greater sound quality and flexibility. Antelope Zen Studio comes with free Overloud plug-ins and a free download of PreSonus Studio One Artist.

The world-class mic pres, Antelope's signature clocking and the FPGA-based DSP Effects result in the best sounding portable recording interface available. This eye-catching, light and ergonomic device easily fits into a backpack or even a shoulder bag.

Zen Studio is powered by Antelope Audio Acoustically Focused Clocking, providing the most analog-sounding A/D & D/A conversion on the market. Zen is enhanced by Antelope's battle-tested USB technology, as in the top-selling 32-channel Orion interface which is the centerpiece of the live playback rigs for artists such as Rihanna, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.

Zen Studio DSP is based on a custom FPGA device with massive parallel processing capabilities - eight times more powerful than DSP chips used in similar devices. The unit is fully controllable using an intuitive desktop application on both PC and Mac, offering flexible signal routing and DSP-based Effects along side custom presets.

All audio I/O is available simultaneously for a total of 38 possible input and 32 output channels, plus 24 simultaneous I/O channels via USB. Users can create up to four independent zero-latency mixes assignable to any outputs, including the two independent headphone outputs and monitor outputs.

Includes the Antelope Synergy Bundle: $500 in Free Software!

All Antelope Audio USB and Thunderbolt interfaces come with a free download of PreSonus Studio One Artist, plus a special bundle of Overloud effects plug-ins.

An increasingly popular DAW platform among musicians, PreSonus Studio One Artist gives you tools like Arranger Tracks with unlimited Scratch Pads, plus must-have virtual instruments and built-in mastering tools.

The Overloud pack includes TH3 Antelope Edition (with models of over 20 guitar amps and cabs), BREVERB 2 Antelope Edition with Hall, Room, Plate and Inverse modes, REMatrix Player convolution reverb with Factory library of impulse responses, the multi-tap tape delay and modulation effects included in the VKFX suite, and a tape emulation plug-in -- all of which deliver astounding authenticity and realism.

Purchase and register your Antelope interface, and you'll be provided with free downloads and license keys for this PreSonus and Overloud software!

Get a closer look at the Antelope Synergy Bundle of software that comes FREE with this interface:


Antelope Audio's FPGA Platform: The New Breed of Hardware-Based Audio Effects

Massive hardware modeling capabilities
Already leaders in the field of digital audio clocking Antelope Audio is now on a mission to revolutionize the world of digital audio interfaces. Antelope's custom Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) platform not only guarantees the lowest sound latency on the market when creating and streaming multiple mixes, but provides our devices with massive hardware modeling capabilities.

Forget about expensive effects
They often sound flat and soulless and can be quite a pain to your computer. Antelope's FPGA effects bring audio realism to a new level. They sound, behave and feel just like real hardware gear, because they ARE real hardware gear.

Antelope Audio interfaces feature this new breed of powerful hardware-based audio effects. These include Antelope’s very own enhanced versions of legendary studio gear, vintage and contemporary guitar amps & cabs simulations developed in collaboration with Overloud.

FPGA Effects Included with Zen Studio:

EQUALIZER LEGENDS:
VEQ - 1A
LANG PEQ2
VEQ-55A
UK-69
NEU-PEV
INTEGRATED EQ

VINTAGE COMPRESSORS:
ANTELOPE FEEDFORWARD COMPRESSOR

AURAVERB:
New Reverb Leveraging Unique Algorithms and Proprietary FPGA Chip for "Smooth and Clear" Sound

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- Analog Inputs:
- 4 x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the front (first two function on Hi-Z as well)
- 8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
- 8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)

- Analog Inserts: 2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)

- Digital Inputs:
- 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
- 1 x S/PDIF

- Analog Outputs:
- 8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
- 1 x Monitor out on TRS (2 channels)
- 2 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (4 channels)

- Operating Temperature: 0-50*C/32- 122*F
- Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max

- Digital Outputs:
- 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
- 1 x S/PDIF

- Power Supply:
- DC Universal Input 18V
- Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max

- Dimensions (approx.):
- 418 mm (W) / 45 mm (H) / 145 mm (D)
- 16.8" (W)/ 1.8" (H) / 5.8" (D)

- Word Clock Input: 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz
- Word Clock Outputs: 1 x Outputs @75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 - 192kHz
- USB I/O: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B

- D/A Converter:
- Dynamic Range 118dB
- THD + N -98dB

- A/D Converter:
- Dynamic Range 118dB
- THD + N -105dB

- Clocking System:
- 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
- 64-bit DDS
- Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator

- Weight: 2 kg/4.41 lb approx.
- Clocking Stability: <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5 C/ 148.1 F
- Clock Aging: < 1 ppm per year
- Clock Calibration: <+/-0.001 ppm
- Sample Rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)

- Mic Pre:
- Gain: 0,10 - 65dB
- THD + N -108dB

System Requirements:

- Windows:
- OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
- Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
- USB: 1x USB 2.0 Port
- Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
- CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency
- Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)

- MAC:
- OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11 (El Capitan 10.11.5 Recommended)
- Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
- USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
- Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
- Memory(RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (Minimum) Intel Core i3 or higher (Recommended)
- Additional Info: Internet connection required for product activation.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 14 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Zen Studio
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