Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core USB-C Audio Interface

Antelope delivers pro-studio sound quality on the Go! This road-ready USB-C interface gives you 2 mic preamps, AFC clocking, and 37 analog-modeled plug-ins.
The Zen Go Synergy Core is a portable desktop interface that allows self-recording artists to create from virtually anywhere with technology used by award-winning producers. The device's sound quality and processing capabilities are in a class of their own with Antelope Audio's renowned 64-bit AFC clocking technology and the powerful, effects-packed Synergy Core onboard platform.

Rise above the sound you know

The Zen Go Synergy Core shrinks the gap in sound quality between artists with access to premium studios and home creators. The pristine sound is due to a combination of professional-grade AD/DA converters and Discrete ultra-linear preamps that share circuits with legendary American & British consoles. The stand-out sonic quality of the device would not be possible without the main pillar of the Antelope Audio sound - the 64-bit AFC clocking technology from the company's high-end master clocks. It is employed in the most prestigious studios in the world and has been trusted with the scoring of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.


Check out this overview of the Zen Go from Antelope Audio:


Full production pack, from the get-go

Zen Go Synergy Core comes with 37 of the finest analog-modeled effects that will help you create stunning, sonically rich productions. Aside from the exclusive compressors, EQs and preamps, with the interface you get 22 guitar amps & cabs, a guitar tuner and a signature reverb that are ready to be applied in real time read more to your tracking and mixing session. The Synergy Core effects processing allows you to stack up your chain with many effects instances while monitoring through the interface without fear of overloading.

At any time, you can expand your effects collection by purchasing more classic go-to units, true rarities never before recreated in digital form, and 3rd party effects like Antares' Auto-Tune Synergy.

Create from anywhere, anytime

Antelope Audio's first bus-powered interface is optimized for ultra-low latency recording, high-resolution playback, creative beat making and podcasting from virtually anywhere. With just a USB-C cable you can power the Zen Go Synergy Core from your computer and use it to its full potential without having to carry a dedicated power supply with you. The interface can also be powered with any USB-C charger if you are away from your PC and still want to use its core functionalities.

Better recording and producing workflow

Every feature available to you in the interface's Control Panel has been added to improve the important aspects of your workflow. Since DAW monitoring inevitably adds latency, you can monitor directly through the interface to reduce delay to the absolute minimum. With the routing options you can easily set-up a near-zero latency mix and stack it with your favorite Synergy Core effects without fear of overloading the onboard platform. Dedicated signal metering is available for both input and output levels on the front panel display and in the software Control Panel.

Smart connectivity in a small package

The two combo XLR jacks give you the flexibility to choose between the custom Discrete mic preamps, line and Hi-Z inputs, and are easily configurable via the control panel.

Features:

- Bus-powered audio interface with USB-C connection for Mac/Windows.
- Two Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65 dB gain and switchable mic, line and Hi-Z modes, offering console-grade performance & low noise when recording.
- Class-leading AD/DA conversion for the most detailed sound when recording and streaming audio, aided by 64-bit AFC clocking technology delivering increased sound width & separation.
- 37 Synergy Core analog-modeled effects included and over 50 available as optional expansions. Processed in real-time with imperceptible latency;
- User-friendly software control of all available features including onboard effects processing, direct monitoring, signal routing and volume settings.
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ANALOG:
Analog Inputs:
- 2 x Mic / Line Inputs / Hi-Z Inputs
- 48V phantom power and independent preamp gain for each input
Analog Outputs:
- 1 x Primary Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max, signal balanced, DC-coupled
- 1 x Secondary Monitor Out on RCA mirrored from the primary out
- 2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
Mic Preamp:
- EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
- Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)
- THD: -106 dB
- Max input level: +20 dBu
- Max Gain: 65 dB
Monitor: Max output level +20 dBu
D/A Monitor Converter:
- Dynamic Range: 127 dB (A-Weighed)
- THD + N: -115 dB
A/D Converter:
- Dynamic Range: 120 dB
- THD + N: -100 dB
DIGITAL:
- Digital Inputs
- 1 x S/PDIF
Digital Outputs:
- 1 x S/PDIF
Computer I/O:
- 1 x USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliant
Power:
- Bus-powered through USB-C
- Additional USB-C connector available for power only. Supports reverse charging (phone connected to the main USB-C connector)
CLOCKING:
Clocking System:
- 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC)
- 64-bit DDS
Sample Rates (kHz):
- 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
- 1.77? IPS Screen on a 2.5? Display Filter
In-the-Box Content:
- Zen Go Synergy Core
- Warranty card
- USB-C to USB-C cable
- Quick start guide

Included plug-ins:
Gyraf Gyratec IX - Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF
VCA160 - VCA Compressor / Limiter
Stay-Levin - Vari-Mu Tube Compressor
FET-A76 - FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier
VEQ-1A - 2-Band Tube EQ
VMEQ-5 - 3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ
X903 - VCA Compressor / Limiter
PowerFFC - Feed-Forward Compressor
Clear Q - Parametric EQ
Power EX - Expander
VEQ-HLF - Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF
Auraverb - Reverb
BA-31 - Germanium Mic Preamp
Power Gate - Noise Gate
A-Tuner - Guitar Tuner
Plexi 59 (UK) - Tube Guitar Amp
Bass SuperTube VR - Tube Guitar Amp
Darkface 65 (US) - Tube Guitar Amp
Top30 (UK) Bright - Tube Guitar Amp
Tweed Deluxe (US) - Tube Guitar Amp
Overange 120 (UK) - Tube Guitar Amp
BurnSphere (DE) Lead - Tube Guitar Amp
Marcus II (US) Lead - Tube Guitar Amp
Modern (US) CH3 - Tube Guitar Amp
Rock 75 (UK) - Tube Guitar Amp
Rock 22.10 (UK) - Tube Guitar Amp
Darkface 65 2x12 - 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
Top30 2x12 - 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
Modern 4x12 - 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
Green 2x12 - 2x12 Guitar Cabinet
Vintage 4x12 - 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
Green 4x12 - 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
Caliper 50 1x10 - 1x10 Guitar Cabinet
Bluelux 1x12 - 1x12 Guitar Cabinet
Clst 1x12 - 1x12 Guitar Cabinet
England 4x12 - 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
Bass Tube 1x15 - 1x15 Guitar Cabinet
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Zen Go Synergy Core
Scratch and Dent
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Zen Go Synergy Core
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Zen Go Synergy Core
Bundle with Edge Solo Mic, Bitwig Studio DAW, and Big 15 FX
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 916-238-1643
Email: support@antelopeaudio.com
Web: https://support.antelopeaudio.com/
(17 ratings)
Submitted April 8, 2021 by Justin Jacobs in Chicago, IL
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This interface is amazing! There's really nothing on the market that can match the specs of this at this price range. And now that I own it, I can confirm that it performs beyond my expectations. Its basically eliminated the issue of latency when recording for me. The first time i heard my minilogue xd through this it was like hearing it for the first time. So far I have had zero software/driver issues whatsoever, which was a common critique of other AA products I came across when researching... it seems theyve resolved all that with this bad boy and its a beautiful thing.
Musical Background:
Producer and multi-instrumentalist with 25+ years in piano and guitar.
Musical Style:
Electronic, hip hop, experimental
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