Antelope Audio | CME Exclusive Synergy Core Plugin Promo

Get three free plugins with the purchase of a Zen Q or Zen Go equipped interface w/ this CME Exclusive promo offer!

For over 30 years, Chicago Music Exchange has been providing professional musicians, music educators, aspiring student players, and vintage instrument collectors with performance-ready instruments fit for the stage and studio, alike. Now, as more and more of our guitar-playing clientele have adapted their music-making routines to incorporate at-home recording studios—even on-the-fly tracking in temporary setups and makeshift recording scenarios—we’ve grown our Pro Audio product offerings to meet the needs of today’s recording realities.

That’s why, as part of CME’s ongoing partnership with Antelope Audio, we’ve partnered up to offer CME’s six-string devotees three FREE quintessential guitar effects plugins—including the Memory Cat Brigade Bucket Brigade Delay, the BBD Chorus Bucket Brigade Chorus, in addition to Antelope’s Reel-to-Reel tape saturation—with the purchase of any Synergy Core equipped interface, like the Antelope Audio Zen Q and Zen Go bus-powered recording interfaces!

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Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces

Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

$649.00
CME Exclusive Free plugin promo! Any customer who buys this interface gets Antelope's MEMORY CAT, BRIGADE BBD-CHORUS, and Reel to Reel plug-ins for FREE.

The Zen Go Synergy Core is a portable desktop interface that allows self-recording artists to record from virtually anywhere. This device incorporates the same Antelope Audio technology employed by award-winning producers, from our renowned 64-bit AFCTM clocking technology to the powerful, effects-packed Synergy Core onboard platform. Simply put, the resulting sound quality and processing capabilities are in a class of their own, making it ideal for any home studio.
  • Bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with advanced audio driver for optimized streaming, playback, & low-latency recording for Mac/Windows
  • Two discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65 dB gain and switchable mic/line/Hi-Z modes offer console-grade performance & low noise when recording.
  • Class-leading AD/DA conversion aided by 64-bit Acoustically-Focused Clocking (AFCTM) technology that delivers increased sound width & separation for recording and streaming audio.
  • 37 Synergy Core analog-modeled effects included, as well as over 50 optional expansions available. Processed in real-time with imperceptible latency.
  • User-friendly software control includes onboard effects processing, direct monitoring, signal routing, and volume settings

Features:
  • ​​​​2 × Mic / Line Inputs / Hi-Z Inputs
  • 48V phantom power and independent preamp gain for each input
  • 1 × Primary Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max, signal balanced, DC-coupled 1 × Secondary Monitor Out on RCA mirrored from the primary out
  • 2 × Stereo Headphone Outputs
  • EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted) THD: -106 dB
  • Max input level: +20 dBu
  • Max Gain: 65 dB
  • Max output level +20 dBu
  • 1 × S/PDIF
  • 1 × S/PDIF
  • 1 × Thunderbolt 3
  • Bus-powered through Thunderbolt 3
Dimensions: 198 х 117 х 57.5 mm (7.8 x 4.6 x 2.3 in) Weight: 700 g (1.54 lbs) (approx.)
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Antelope Audio: The Industry Expert In FX Emulation Processing

Made to replicate the subtle non-linearities added to the audio by each analog effects unit’s component parts, Antelope Audio’s Synergy Core effects plugins emulate each specific aural non-linearity in digital form—from industry standard effects and processing units, to rare and obscure units that are hard to find, and/or expensive to own and maintain. Antelope’s continually-expanding FX library currently contains over 80 Synergy Core effects, including in-house creations, as well as third-party co-developments like Auto-Tune Synergy, or the rar Blonder-Tongue Audio Baton, Liverpool, Impressor, Filtek MK3, and more!

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CME Exclusive Promo: Free Synergy Core Guitar FX Plugins

Now, only at CME, customers looking to harness Antelope Audio’s premier audio recording effects emulation can access Synergy Core’s processing power with an added bonus! CME customers who purchase either a Zen Q or Zen Go audio recording interface, will receive three free plugins—the Memory Cat Brigade bucket-brigade delay and BBD Chorus Bucket Brigade Chorus, plus Antelope’s Reel-to-Reel tape saturation—to let you start recording latency with your favorite guitar tones, right away!

BBD Chorus

BBD Chorus | Bucket Brigade Chorus



Based on the classic CE-1 Chorus/Vibrato pedal that has become both revered and inimitably recognizable since its release in 1976 skyrocketed BOSS to the top of the guitar pedal chain, the revolutionary design was soon adopted to shape the sounds of popular music, from The Police to Red Hot Chili Peppers, and beyond!

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Memory Cat Brigade

Memory Cat Brigade | Bucket Brigade Delay



Providing a unique marriage of both analog and tape delay, the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man pedal released in 1980 reproduced tape-like echo using capacitors—eliminating the need for magnetic tape—and it has since become one of the most sought-after analog delays ever released!

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Reel to Reel

REEL-TO-REEL | Tape Saturation



Taking all the understanding and knowledge Antelope Audio founder Igor Levin garnered over years of studying tape machines since the 1970s, the Reel-To-Reel tape saturation plugin effect combines the sonic characteristics of the best tape formulas, the best tape heads and the finest electronics to build a digital emulation of Levin’s ideal tape machine of today!

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Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces

Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone

$899.00
CME Exclusive Free plugin promo! Any customer who buys this interface gets Antelope's MEMORY CAT, BRIGADE BBD-CHORUS, and Reel to Reel plug-ins for FREE.

This Bundle Includes:
  • 1 x Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface
  • 1 x Antelope Audio Edge Note Small Diaphragm Condensor Modeling Microphone

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. 
 
  • USB-C interface with advanced audio driver for optimized streaming, playback, and low-latency recording  
  • Professional sound and stability via highly efficient AD/DA converter chips and proprietary 64-bit AFC™ (Acoustically Focused Clocking) 
  • 2 Discrete ultra-linear preamps designed with authentic console circuitry for classic warmth and sonic depth, with switchable Мic / Line IN / Hi-Z modes 
  • 2 additional analog inputs, with switchable Hi-Z/Line modes 
  • Real-time, low latency processing of 37 included analog-modeled Synergy Core effects with 50+ optional expansions 
  • Flexible I/O connectivity, with 8 additional inputs over ADAT, and stereo I/O over S/PDIF 


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 USB-C 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 
  • Class-leading AD/DA conversion with up to 127dB of headroom. 
  • Recording, mixing and playback at up to 24-bit/192kHz. 
  • Proprietary 64-bit AFC™ (Acoustically Focused Clocking) technology & Jitter Management algorithm delivering increased sound width, separation, and detail.  

Connectivity 
  • 2 × Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65dB of gain for studio-quality recordings. Both work as microphone/line/ Hi-Z inputs, on combo XLR jacks, and supply 48V of phantom power. 
  • 2 × Hi-Z/line instrument inputs over TRS. 
  • 2 × DC-coupled line outputs over TRS. 
  • USB-C port carrying up to 16 input and 16 output channels in any popular DAW with custom macOS & Windows drivers. 
  • Digitally expandable over ADAT IN, with 8 channels available. 
  • Digitally expandable over S/PDIF I/O, with 2 channels available. 
  • 1 × Stereo DC-coupled monitor output over TRS. 
  • 2 × Stereo headphone outputs with separate volume control. 

Workflow-enhancing features 
  • Bus-powered interface - powered by the USB connection without need for a dedicated power source. 
  • Direct monitoring with Synergy Core effects, processed in real-time with imperceptible latency. 
  • Simplified I/O routing with pre-configured settings, allowing immediate recording and playback. 
  • Front panel with easily accessible controls over input and output levels, and other settings. 
  • Customizable presets with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer and effects settings. 
  • Customizable monitoring mixes with adjustable volume, pan and reverb. 

Real-time effects processing 
  • Collection of 37 Synergy Core effects modeled after classic and rare analog outboard gear.  
  • Synergy Core proprietary onboard platform powered by 2 × DSP & 1 × FPGA chips for real-time effects processing with imperceptible latency. 
  • Modeling Engine allowing pairing with the Edge line of microphones for real-time use of vintage microphone emulations. 

Zen Q Synergy Core comes with 37 effects included: 
  • Gyraf Gyratec IX - Tube Mic Preamp 
  • VCA160 - Compressor 
  • Stay-Levin - Compressor 
  • FET-A76 - FET Compressor 
  • VEQ-1A - Tube EQ 
  • VMEQ-5 - Tube EQ 
  • X903 - Compressor / Limiter 
  • PowerFFC  - FeedForward Compressor  
  • Clear Q - Parametric EQ 
  • Power EX - Expander 
  • VEQ-HLF - Passive High/Low Filter 
  • Auraverb - Reverb 
  • BA-31 - Mic Preamp 
  • Power Gate - 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 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • Modern 4x12 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • Green 2x12 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • Vintage 4x12 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • Green 4x12 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • Caliper 50 1x10 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • Bluelux 1x12 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • Clst 1x12 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • England 4x12 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • Bass Tube 1x15 - Guitar Cabinet 
  • A-Tuner – Guitar tuner 
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Synergy Core—Antelope Audio’s Premier FX Processing Platform

Guitar players who are already familiar with DSP-accelerated audio interfaces know well that having an array of audio effects to choose from during the recording, mixing, and monitoring process is only an advantage when latency concerns have been all but eliminated.

Featuring a range of analog-modeled effects that can be used in real-time, Antelope Audio’s Synergy Core platform integrates FPGA chips alongside DSP, to offer a unique approach to effects modeling, making it possible to offload the bulk of your signal processing to the audio interface and letting you record directly with effects at near-zero latency—so that recording guitarists can get processed signal through monitoring headphones while recording in real time.

Coupled with Antelope Audio’s Synergy Core FX library, the unique parallel computing power of its custom FPGA chips makes it possible to layer emulations of vintage and modern compressors, equalizers, mic preamps, and creative effects, such as reverb, delay, guitar amps, and modulation effects—most of which are hosted on the FPGA chips, which work fast and use relatively little power while running a number of effects simultaneously. 

To get Antelope Audio Synergy Core processing power, including free plugins with our CME Exclusive promotion shop our Zen Q and Zen Go audio interfaces now at Chicago Music Exchange!

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Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Pro Audio / Interfaces

Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface

$899.00
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces

Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone

$899.00
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces

Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone

$549.00
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces
Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone Pro Audio / Interfaces

Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface w/ Free Edge Note Microphone

$999.00

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