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Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core USB/Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

Antelope hot-rodded their hit Zen Tour interface with Synergy Core DSP + FPGA processing to run a vast library of FX, plus upgraded converters and clocking. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy

A desktop audio interface in a league all its own, the Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core packs Antelope's cutting-edge Synergy Core FX processing platform into the compact, road-ready form factor of the Zen Tour. Small yet mighty, the Zen Tour Synergy Core offers comprehensive analog and digital I/O, with both USB and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. A major step up from the hit original Zen Tour interface, the Synergy Core adds upgraded pro-class A/D and D/A conversion, Antelope's signature Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, and the easy-to-use touchscreen control from Antelope's flagship Goliath interfaces. Simply put, the Zen Tour Synergy Core outperforms any competing product with its unbeatable value and vast studio potential -- a complete all-around solution for artists and producers, both on your desktop and on the go.


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Hear the Zen Tour Synergy Core in action with artist Dorothy Takev:


Stacked with Effects Potential

Want to record wet/dry and monitor in real-time through a mic preamp emulation, EQ, compressor(s), modulation, and reverb? With your plug-ins offloaded to the dedicated FX processing built into the Zen Tour Synergy Core, complex FX chains are no sweat. The Synergy Core platform takes the load off your host CPU, eliminating the distracting latency that plagues DAW native plug-ins -- so you can reduce your buffer size and improve your recording system's stability. Loaded with 4 ARM DSP cores and 2 FPGA processors, the Zen Tour Synergy Core can process up to 256 FX instances over 32 audio channels with ultra-low latency and zero CPU drain.

Kickstart Your Production With 36 Core FX -- Included Free

Get creative in the studio and enhance your tracks with a vast variety of effects, including Antares Auto-Tune Synergy, Vari-Speed Tremolo, Space Flanger, Opto-2A, and tons more. Your Zen Tour Synergy Core comes with 36 premier FX from Antelope's growing library, so you can get going immediately -- including 2 preamp models, 4 equalizers, 5 compressors, 22 guitar amps & cabs, 2 special processing FX, and AuraVerb reverb.

Hear the Truth: Updated Converters + Antelope Clocking

Antelope Audio re-engineered the Zen Tour's input and output stages with upgraded op-amps and updated converter chips. Utilizing Antelope's signature Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, the Zen Tour Synergy Core maintains pristine AD/DA conversion for artifact-free recording and critical listening, with a best-in-class dynamic range of 124 dB on the ADC, 127 dB on the line out DAC, and 130 dB dynamic range on the monitor outputs. You get the pro-class conversion found in the Orion Studio Synergy Core interface -- in a much more portable package.

Small Interface, Massive I/O

Zen Tour Synergy Core's comprehensive connectivity rivals that of rackmount pro audio interfaces with 4 Instrument/Line inputs, 4 Mic/Line Ins, 8 Line Outs (DC-Coupled), a pair of Monitor Outs, 2 Headphone Outs and 2 Re-Amp Outs -- a total of 8 inputs and 14 outputs -- with ADAT & S/PDIF expandability for an additional 10 channels of digital I/O. The Zen Tour Synergy Core is ready to plug into your Mac or Windows PC, with Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) as well as USB 2 (Type-B) for cross-platform compatibility -- and users of multiple computers/operating systems can switch connections on the fly.

Route Any Audio, Anywhere

The comprehensive Routing Matrix inside Antelope's software Control Panel houses a full-fledged digital patch bay, so you can freely route audio between the interface's analog and digital inputs. Process DAW tracks through Synergy Core FX and re-amp guitar DIs with the Shred Guitar Amps & Cabs, or integrate external audio equipment. With the 'training wheels' removed, your workflow can be as intricate as you want it to be.

Sturdy & Portable

Hand-assembled in Europe, the Zen Tour Synergy Core can rock both your studio desktop and your band's practice space -- and live to tell about it!

Like the Original Zen Tour Interface -- Only Better

Ever since it hit the pro audio world back in 2016, the original Antelope Zen Tour interface has been in a league of its own. Never before had artists and producers enjoyed this kind of connectivity, sound quality, and touchscreen control on a desktop unit. The Zen Tour Synergy Core more than lives up to its predecessor's impressiveness -- and unlocks Antelope's future-proof Synergy Core FX processing platform, too.

Features:

- Synergy Core FX processing: 4x ARM DSP + 2x FPGA handling up to 256 effects instances per session
- 36 Synergy Core FX plug-ins included
- Compatible with the Antelope Audio AFX2DAW bridge plug-in
- USB (Type-B) & Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) computer connectivity
- Up to 130 dB dynamic range AD/DA conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
- Proprietary 4th-generation Acoustically Focused Clocking & Jitter Management clocking technology with 64-bit DDS
- 4 Discrete transistor mic preamps with mic modeling support (for Antelope Audio Edge & Verge modeling microphones)
- Dedicated mastering monitor out DAC for critical listening
- Two pairs of headphone outputs
- Two pairs of re-amp outputs
- 8 DC-coupled line outs on DB25 for sending CV/Gate to your analog synthesizers
- ADAT and S/PDIF digital connectivity. External converters can be clocked via ADAT
- Multifunctional touchscreen display for monitoring and operation
- Hand-assembled in Europe
- Free technical support is available 20 hours/business day over phone, chat & ticketing system

Zen Tour Synergy Core includes a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects:


- 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)
- 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 (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)

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ANALOG:
Analog Inputs:
- 4 x Hi-Z / Line Inputs
- 4 x Mic / Line Inputs on Combo XLR jacks
Analog Outputs:
- 1 x Monitor Out Pair on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max
- 8 x Line Outs on TRS, +20 dBu max (DC-Coupled)
- 2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
- 2 x Re-amp Outputs

Mic Preamps:
- EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
- Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)
- THD: -106 dB
- Max input: +20 dBu
- Max Gain: 65 dB

D/A Monitor Converter:
- Dynamic Range: 130 dB
- THD + N: -115 dB

D/A Converter (Line Out)"
- Dynamic Range: 127 dB
- THD + N: - 106 dB
- DC Coupled

A/D Converters:
- Dynamic Range: 124 dB
- THD + N: -110 dB

DIGITAL:
Digital Inputs:
- 1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)
- 1 x S/PDIF (up to 2CH)
- Digital Outputs
- 1 x ADAT (up to 8CH) also transmitting word clock
- 1 x S/PDIF (up to 2CH) also transmitting word clock

USB 2.0 I/O:
- USB 2.0 Type B connector
- (Up to 24 channels)
- Thunderbolt(TM) 3
- Thunderbolt(TM) 3 Type C connector
- (Up to 32 channels)

CLOCKING:
Clocking System:
- 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
- 64-bit DDS
- Sample Rates (kHz)
- 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

OTHER:
- Operating Temperature
- 0-50*C, 32-122*F
- Weight (Approx)
- 1.6 kg/ 3.5 lbs
- Dimensions (Approx)
- Width: 255 mm / 10.0"
- Height: 62 mm / 2.4"
- Depth: 168 mm /6.6"
- Power Consumption
- 25 Watts

IN THE BOX:
- Zen Tour Synergy Core Interface
- Quick Start Guide
- Inline External Power Supply Unit
- USB Cable
- Warranty Card

System Requirements:
WINDOWS:
- PC: Computer with USB ports and Thunderbolt(TM) 3 (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt(TM) 2)
- OS: Windows 10 x64 with the latest updates
- RAM: 4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)
- CPU: Intel Core i3(TM) or AMD FX and higher

MAC:
- Model: Apple Mac 2012 or newer with USB ports and Thunderbolt(TM) 3 (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt(TM) 2)
- OS X: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher - Recommended macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
- Memory: (RAM)4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)
- Additional Info: Internet connection required for product activation.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 853744004854
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 916-238-1643
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