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

PA SKU # ATP ZENTOUR MFR # ZEN TOUR SYNERGY CORE UPC # 853744004854
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  • Product Highlights
  • USB & Thunderbolt Interface
  • 32-Channel AD/DA at 24-Bit/192 kHz
  • 4 Mic/Line Inputs and 4 Line/Hi-Z Inputs
  • Touchscreen Display
  • 2 Headphone Outputs and 2 ReAmp Outputs
  • Supports USB, ADAT, S/PDIF & Thunderbolt
  • Included Hardware Emulations
  • Included Digital Control Panel
  • Remote Control via Smartphones & Tablets
  • Portable Tabletop Construction

Portable Thunderbolt 3 and USB Audio Interface

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.

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 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. 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.

  • ANALOG
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ANALOG
  • Analog Inputs:
    4 x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the back
    4 x Hiz / Line on TRS on the front
  • Analog Outputs:
    8 x Lines on 1 x DB25 (8 channels)
    2 x Stereo Monitor out on TRS (4 channels, only 1 active at a time)
    2 x Stereo Headphone out on TRS (4 channels)
    2 x ReAmp outs on TRS (2 channels)
  • D/A Monitor Converter:
    Dynamic Range: 129 dB
    THD + N: -108 dB
  • D/A Converter:
    Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    THD + N: -107dB
  • A/D Converter:
    Dynamic Range: 120 dB
    THD + N: -110 dB
  • Mic Preamp:
    Gain: 0 - 65 dB
    THD + N: -108 dB
  • DIGITAL
  • Digital Inputs:
    2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
    1 x S/PDIF
  • Digital Outputs:
    2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
    1 x S/PDIF
  • USB I/O:
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
    Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
  • Thunderbolt I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels I/O
  • CLOCKING
  • Clocking System:
    4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    64-bit DDS
    Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
  • Clocking Stability: <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF
  • Clock Aging: < 1 ppm per year
  • Clock Calibration: <+/-0.001 ppm
  • Sample Rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)
  • OTHER
  • Operating Temperature: 0-50°C, 32-122°F
  • Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.10 lb (approx)
  • Dimensions (Approx):
    Width: 25.5 mm / 10"
    Height: 5.9 mm / 2.4"
    Depth: 16.6 mm / 6.5"
  • Electrical specs:
    DC Universal input: 18V
    Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
  • Zen Tour Synergy Core Interface
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Inline External Power Supply Unit
  • USB Cable
  • Warranty Card
  • 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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