Antelope Audio’s Zen Q: Console Circuitry On Your Desktop

Professional Studio Performance
On Any Desktop

The Zen Q Synergy Core is an audio interface specifically designed to bring professional studio performance to any desktop setup. The compact design houses leading AD/DA converter chips, Discrete ultra-linear mic preamps, and 64-bit AFC clocking system based on Antelope Audio’s legendary master clocks. With its expansive I/O capabilities and vast collection of Synergy Core effects, Zen Q introduces a wide frontier of possibilities.

Unrivaled Sound

Zen Q Synergy Core unites next-gen technology with traditional console-grade circuitry. Antelope Audio’s signature sound quality comes from professional AD/DA conversion, Discrete ultra-linear preamps, and 64-bit AFC clocking. Empowered with the same core technologies driving high-end interfaces like the Orion Studio and the Galaxy 64 Synergy Core, home engineers and artists can raise their productions to a new level without getting up from their desk. 

Synergy Core Effects to Fuel Creativity

The interface is bundled with 37 analog-modeled effects to emulate a studio stocked with the rarest analog gear. The Synergy Core platform grants immersive control of iconic equalizers, dynamic processors, guitar amps, reverb, and more. In addition, over 50 optional expansions are available through Antelope Audio’s Software Store.

Diverse I/O with Room to Grow

Zen Q features 2 Combo XLR jacks with switchable modes to toggle between the Discrete console-grade preamps, line level, or Hi-Z. The front panel includes 2 switchable LINE/HI-Z inputs for added flexibility. For monitoring, you have a stereo monitor output and a separate line output pair to connect another set of studio monitors or external outboard gear. While both are backed by a mastering-grade D/A converter, there is a separate DAC for the pair of independent headphone outputs. If expansion is required, a simple desktop setup can easily transform into a multichannel configuration via digital SPDIF I/O or ADAT IN.


Fast & Efficient Workflow

Reap the advantages of a Thunderbolt 3 interface with an optimized audio driver for low-latency playback, streaming and recording. Paired with onboard software, grasp seamless control over essential parameters: signal routing, effects, sub-mixes, and monitoring levels. Apply Synergy Core effects without overburdening your system. Together, all these elements are integral to enhancing your workflow at every angle.


Your New Desktop Companion

Versatility is one of the Zen Q’s greatest features, making it the ideal centerpiece for any desktop setup – at home or in the studio. Zen Q offers producers superior workflow in a small format.  It’s also suitable for on-location recording, traveling musicians, or producers who prefer to stay mobile. The Zen Q is completely bus-powered, so a power supply is not required to produce your next big project. 


Conversion & Clocking


Workflow-enhancing Features

Real-time effects processing

Included Synergy Core Effects

Plugin Type
Gyraf Gyratec IX
Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF
VCA Compressor / Limiter
Vari-Mu Tube Compressor
FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier
2-Band Tube EQ
3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ
VCA Compressor / Limiter
Feed-Forward Compressor
Clear Q
Parametric EQ
Power EX
Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF
Germanium Mic Preamp
Power Gate
Noise Gate
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

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