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The Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core comes with a massive collection of real-time effects taken from the vast Antelope Audio Synergy Core FX library



It goes beyond the essentials. Everything you need to accomplish Recording, Mixing and Mastering is included.

For what it brought to the pro audio trade back in 2016, the original Zen Tour is still in a league of its own. Never before had the pro audio community enjoyed this kind of connectivity, sound quality and touchscreen control on a desktop unit. Hard to surpass it may be, but the all-new Zen Tour Synergy Core more than lives up to its ancestor's impressiveness.

Antelope's consummate Synergy Core FX processing is an obvious highlight of the new Zen Tour, but the 4x ARM DSP cores and 2x FPGA processors handling system I/O and as many as 256 instances of lifelike, low-latency audio effects merely scratch the surface! Familiar on the outside, the Zen Tour Synergy Core has been reimagined internally to establish new standards in audio quality and performance in its category.

With up to 130dB dynamic range on the monitor outputs and Antelope's signature Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, the AD/DA conversion bar is raised high. And then comes the connectivity. It's 8 preamp/combo inputs and 14 outputs (monitor, headphone, line, reamp) for the analog part, with ADAT & S/PDIF expandability adding a further 10 digital I/O channels.

For computer connection, both USB Type-B and Thunderbolt 3 are found on the same unit and users of multiple computers/operating systems can switch connections on the fly. The touchscreen control borrowed from our flagship Goliath interfaces and the 36 Synergy Core FX included to get you started (incl. 11 guitar amps and cabs) make for a complete all-around solution for bands and producers both for desktop and on the go.

Put simply, the Zen Tour Synergy Core punches above any competing product with its unbeatable value and vast studio potential.

Zen Tour Synergy Core comes with 36 Synergy Core FX included (worth USD 2120 if purchased separately):

Mic Preamps (Included)
1. Gyraf Gyratec IX
2. BA-31

Equalizers (Included)
3. VEQ-1A
4. VMEQ-5
5. VEQ-HLF
6. Clear Q

Compressors & Limiters (Included)
7. FET-A76
8. Stay-Levin
9. VCA160
10. X903
11. PowerFFC

Shred Guitar Amps (Included)
12. Plexi 59 (UK)
13. Bass SuperTube VR
14. Darkface 65 (US)
15. Top30 (UK) Bright
16. Tweed Deluxe (US)
17. Overange 120 (UK)
18. BurnSphere (DE) Lead
19. Marcus II (US) Lead
20. Modern (US) CH3
21. Rock 75 (UK)
22. Rock 22.10 (UK)

Shred Guitar Cabinets (Included)
23. Darkface 65 2x12
24. Top30 2x12
25. Modern 4x12
26. Green 2x12
27. Vintage 4x12
28. Green 4x12
29. Caliper 50 1x10
30. Bluelux 1x12
31. Clst 1x12
32. England 4x12
33. Bass Tube 1x15

Special Processing FX (Included)
34. PowerEX
35. PowerGate

Reverb (Included)
36. AuraVerb

STACKED WITH EFFECTS POTENTIAL
With 4x ARM DSP cores and 2x 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. Users can now choose among a wider variety of DSP-based effects, such as Auto-Tune Synergy (by Antares & Antelope), Vari-Speed Tremolo, Space Flanger, Opto-2A, and others. 36 premier Synergy Core FX culled from our growing library are included to get you going immediately.

HEAR THE TRUTH
Utilizing Antelope's signature clocking technology and updated converter chips, Zen Tour Synergy Core maintains pristine AD/DA conversion for artefact-free recording and critical listening with a best-in-class dynamic range of up to 130dB (measured on the monitor outputs).

MAKE CONNECTIONS
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), 2 Monitor Outs, 2 Headphone Outs and 2 Re-Amp Outs, totaling 8 inputs and 14 outputs. The unit is digitally expandable over ADAT & SPDIF for an additional 10 input and 10 output channels. Upgraded computer connectivity now offers Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) as well as USB 2 (Type-B) for cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows computers.

ROUTE ANY AUDIO
The comprehensive Routing Matrix inside the software Control Panel houses a full-fledged digital patch bay to 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 esoteric as you want it to be.

STURDY & PORTABLE
Hand-assembled in Europe, the Zen Tour Synergy Core can adorn both your studio desktop and your band's practice space with equal success - then live to tell about it!

Features

  • 4x ARM DSP + 2x FPGA Synergy Core FX processing handling up to 256 effects instances per session.
  • 36 Synergy Core FX started pack included
  • Compatible with the Antelope Audio AFX2DAW bridge plug-in
  • USB (Type-B) & Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) computer connectivity
  • Up to 130dB 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
  • Specifications

    ANALOG
    Analog Inputs:
    4x Instrument/Line inputs on TRS Jacks
    4x Mic/Line inputs on TRS/XLR Combo Jacks

    Analog Outputs:
    8x Line Outputs on DB25 (TASCAM Standard 25-pin Layout)
    2x Monitor Outputs on TRS Jacks
    2x Headphone Outputs on TRS Jacks
    2x Transformer-based Reamp Outputs on TRS Jacks
    All line outputs are DC-Coupled and support CV applications such as controlling modular synthesizers.

    DIGITAL
    ADAT:
    44.1/48 kHz - 8 inputs / 8 outputs
    88.2/96 kHz - 4 inputs / 4 outputs
    176.4/192 kHz - 2 inputs / 2 outputs

    SPDIF:
    44.1 to 192 kHz - 2 inputs / 2 outputs

    USB:
    USB 2.0 - Type B Connector
    (Up to 24 audio channels)

    Thunderbolt:
    hunderbolt 3 - Type C Connector
    (up to 32 channels)

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

    A/D Converter:
    124dB DNR
    -110 THD+N

    D/A Converter:
    127dB DNR
    -106 THD+N
    D/A Monitor Converter:
    130dB DNR
    -115 THD+N

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

    CLOCKING:
    4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking & Jitter Management
    64-bit DDS

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