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Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core Portable Desktop Interface with 36 Core FX

8×14 Desktop TB 3 & USB 2 interface with 2 FPGA, 4 DSP processors, and 36 included effects

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$1,995.00

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Meet the Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core

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 is a complete all-around solution for artists and producers, both on your desktop and on the go.

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.

Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core in one take

  • 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

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 output. 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), 1 Stereo Monitor Out, 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.

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 legacy – and unlocks Antelope’s future-proof Synergy Core FX processing platform, too.

Zen Tour Synergy Core comes with 36 Synergy Core FX (a $2120 value when purchased separately):

  FX Plugin Type
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 2×12 2×12 Guitar Cabinet
27 Top30 2×12 2×12 Guitar Cabinet
28 Modern 4×12 4×12 Guitar Cabinet
29 Green 2×12 2×12 Guitar Cabinet
30 Vintage 4×12 4×12 Guitar Cabinet
31 Green 4×12 4×12 Guitar Cabinet
32 Caliper 50 1×10 1×10 Guitar Cabinet
33 Bluelux 1×12 1×12 Guitar Cabinet
34 Clst 1×12 1×12 Guitar Cabinet
35 England 4×12 4×12 Guitar Cabinet
36 Bass Tube 1×15 1×15 Guitar Cabinet

Specifications:

Analog Inputs

  • 4 x Hi-Z / Line Inputs
  • 4 x Mic / Line Inputs on Combo XLR jacks

Analog Outputs

  • 1 x Stereo Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks (Pair), +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 Preamp

  • 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 Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 124 dB
  • THD + N: -110 dB

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™ 3

  • Thunderbolt™ 3 Type C connector
  • (Up to 32 channels)

Clocking System

  • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • 64-bit DDS

Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

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™ 3 (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt™ 2)
  • OS: Windows 10 x64 with the latest updates
  • RAM: 4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3™ or AMD FX and higher

MAC

  • Model: Apple Mac 2012 or newer with USB ports and Thunderbolt™ 3 (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt™ 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.

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1 review for Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core Portable Desktop Interface with 36 Core FX

  1. DT

    I honestly don’t think you can beat this deal right now! They are giving you a nice DAW and an awesome mic; paired with the clean preamps and top quality plug-ins, I simply cannot recommend Antelope Audio enough!

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