Introducing | Antelope Audio

High-end Modeling Mics and More!

The Chicago Music Exchange is proud to welcome Antelope Audio to our ever-growing collection of pro audio brands! 

Founded by digital audio designer Igor Levin, Antelope Audio introduced the first audio master clock to feature oven-controlled jitter technology, using a heating element to keep the timing crystal at a consistent temperature for a more reliable timebase. From there, Antelope Audio turned its eye to interfaces, and finally, microphones

Using a unique Modeling Engine that can adapt and change in real time, Antelope Audio’s sophisticated modeling mics recreate the sound of famous microphones throughout history. The Edge Solo and Edge Duo, Antelope’s large single- and dual-diaphragm condensers, can transform into 18 different microphones. Their Edge Go and Axino Synergy Core smart mics can do even more, requiring only a USB connection to deliver incredible, professional-quality sound with the flexibility of a real studio. 

Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Microphones Antelope Audio Axino Synergy Core USB Modeling Microphone
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Microphones Antelope Audio Axino Synergy Core USB Modeling Microphone

Antelope Audio Axino Synergy Core USB Modeling Microphone

$399.00
Recording like the pros no longer requires an entire rack of expensive gear. The Axino Synergy Core combines the best of several devices in one recording system, that needs just a USB cable connected to a computer to achieve studio sound. It delivers high-resolution audio capture and allows you to record and stream with iconic microphone models and studio effects, as well as popular favorites like Antares’ Auto-Tune.

Minimal setup, maximum fidelity
The road to greatness starts with a sound path that is used in the best studios worldwide. Our way is to cover all basis – from the beginning phase of capturing the first acoustic guitar tone to the moment it hits your ears through the headphones. Each Axino Synergy Core is built using custom electronics, so it can help you on that road to greatness.

Limitless possibilities to shape your sound
Get your ideas down with a single device for all your vocal and instrument recording, streaming, podcasting. With Axino Synergy Core you can set up for a session in an instant, whether you are at home or on the road. Similar to any fully stocked studio, it has the tools to not only improve your workflow but also your end product.

Take control via a simple mixer
Create a stereo mix using the signal captured by the mic and any audio from computer media and games, while processing with near zero latency. You also have fast access to intuitive controls so you can decide which channels you’d like to listen to and which to record or stream.

Record with effects
Shape your sound on the fly by loading up to four effects on the main recording channel as well as the two computer audio channels, and monitor in real-time. The available presets can make your signal sound professional with just a single click.

Loopback audio, easily
Combine the audio from multiple applications on your computer quickly and without hassle. Then, capture the audio using the loopback feature and add your voice when streaming and presenting via video conferencing applications.

10 Synergy Core effects included
The Axino Synergy Core comes bundled with 10 effects specially chosen to enrich any recording. Within the bundle you get compressors, EQs, preamps and dynamic processors that were modeled after iconic studio gear, making them perfect for achieving the ultimate radio-ready sound.

At any time, you can expand your collection by purchasing more analog-modeled effects such as Grove Hill’s Liverpool, and 3rd party effects like Antares’ Auto-Tune.

18 microphone emulations included
The Axino Synergy Core uses Antelope Audio’s microphone Modeling Engine, which allows you to record with virtual recreations of classic microphones. It comes with 18 emulations of dynamic, tube, and FET condenser microphones to record and monitor in real-time. This system grants flexible workflow and the opportunity to experiment with different mic emulations to find the perfect sound.

CAPSULE
Capsule: Single Capsule
Diaphragm: Large diaphragm with gold-sputtered membrane
Diaphragm diameter: 34mm
Polar Pattern: Cardioid

SOUND
Freq. response: 20HZ ~ 20kHZ
Self-noise: 17 dBA
Max. SPL: 140dB (<1% THD @ 1kHz)
Sensitivity: 34±3DB(at 1kHz 0dB=1v/pa)
Headphone output DAC: High-Performance DAC with 124dB dynamic range
Microphone ADC: 117dB dynamic range

HARDWARE
Power Requirements: 5.0/500mA (USB Bus powered)
USB connector: USB Type-B (USB 2.0 compatible)
Headphone output: 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo jack
Color: Black matte
Weight (mic body): 0.96 lbs (435 grams)
Dimensions (mic body): 1.9″ x 2.2″ x 7.4″ (50mm х 56mm х 188mm)
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Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Microphones Antelope Audio Edge Solo Single Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Microphones Antelope Audio Edge Solo Single Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone

Antelope Audio Edge Solo Single Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone

$695.00
The Edge Solo is a versatile and easy to use condenser microphone that brings our unwavering commitment to high-resolution sound to your home studio and builds upon it with the tone-shaping abilities of 18 recording legends. The unique balance of heritage and technical innovation embodies the essence of the Edge Solo, making it the premier choice for your vocals and acoustic instruments.

Elevate your recordings to new heights
Engineered with an eye towards detailed sound capture, the Edge Solo uses technology developed after years of experience with high-resolution sound. The 6-micron gold-sputtered membrane brings out the character of your voice and instruments for a rich sound without sacrificing transients or detail. True to source textures are captured thanks to a low-resonance body and low-reflection headbasket. This also translates to self-noise levels that are indiscernible from the natural ambiance of your room.

Unveil a private microphone museum at your own home
The Edge Solo gives you access to 18 carefully selected classic microphones. We’ve assembled a diverse collection of revered models that were hand-selected as the top picks for many award-winning engineers and producers. The Edge Solo will elevate your tracking capabilities on a par with studios that have invested thousands in rare vintage microphone collections, while our ever-growing library of emulations will continue to expand your home-studio.

Embrace the future of recording
What makes the Edge Solo such a unique recording tool is the Modeling Engine – a futuristic technology that brings a selection of timeless classics to your studio.

To develop it, we worked with several revered European facilities, making rigorous measurements and testing multiple exquisitely preserved vintage microphones, as well as modern high-end classics. The accuracy of our mic emulations keeps the frequency response and color of the originals.

Choose your workflow
The Edge Solo has been designed for efficiency and versatility. Our Modeling Engine saves studio-time and maintains the creative dynamic in fast-paced recording sessions. It lets you change your choice of microphone in real-time with a click of a button, without ever having to disturb the recording process, or record clean and try out different models in the mixing phase.

Although the Edge Solo works with any preamp, pairing it with the Discrete preamps of our Synergy Core interfaces unlocks the full potential of the real-time microphone emulations. When processed by the onboard Synergy Core platform, you can track with the emulations while enjoying imperceptible latency and zero CPU load.

Don’t let your tools constrain you
The Edge Solo works with any preamp with 48V phantom power and is for anyone that needs one microphone to record a variety of sources. It excels with any type of audio – from vocals, guitars and drum overheads to speech applications, such as voice over, dubbing, and audio books.

The microphone emulations are available in VST, AU and AAX plugin formats for all popular DAWs under both macOS and Windows, regardless of the audio interface being used. An iLok 2 or 3 USB dongle is required.

CAPSULE
Capsule: Single Capsule
Diaphragm: Large condenser – 6u gold sputtered membrane
Diaphragm diameter: 34mm
Polar Pattern: Cardioid

SOUND
Freq. response: 20HZ ~ 20kHZ
Self-noise: 19dB(A) S
NR: 75dB(A)
Sensitivity: -35dB | 18mV/Pa (-1 to +3dB)
THD+N: -116dB

HARDWARE
Power Requirements: 48V DC phantom power
Output impedance: 50 Ohms @ 1kHz
Output Connector: 3-pin male XLR
Output Channels: Single
Weight (mic body): 0.705 lbs (320 grams)
Dimensions (mic body): 5,3″ x 2,04″ (134mm x 52mm)
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Antelope Audio’s Zen, Orion, and Discrete Series interfaces are equally impressive. Aside from offering pristine AD/DA conversion, beautiful built-in mic preamps, and FPGA + DSP FX processing, these crucial components feature more modeling effects from the analog era like rare compressors, EQs, mic preamps, guitar amps, and cabs, each designed to run off of the interface itself, instead of burdening your computer.

For forward-thinking modeling mics like the ones we mentioned above, or rock-solid audio master clocks, lush A/D & D/A converters, innovative interfaces, and more, shop the new to CME brand now!

Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core 4x10 Portable TB 2 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core 4x10 Portable TB 2 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core 4x10 Portable TB 2 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core 4x10 Portable TB 2 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface

$1,099.00
Start creating rich-sounding home recordings right out of the box with a new desktop Synergy Core interface. Drawing inspiration from the hottest production tools of today and vintage favorites of the old-school pros, the included nine Synergy Core effects and afx2daw plugin are your best partners during an overnight music-making session.

With every purchase of a desktop Synergy Core audio interface from August 1st till September 30th, you get nine FREE Synergy Core effects, Auto-Tune Synergy included, along with the afx2daw plugin.

HOW IT WORKS
  1. Purchase a desktop Synergy Core interface.
  2. After activation of the interface, the free effects along with afx2daw can be assigned by the user from the Antelope Launcher.

ELIGIBLE AUDIO INTERFACES
  • Zen Go Synergy Core
  • Zen Q Synergy Core
  • Zen Tour Synergy Core
  • Discrete 4 Synergy Core

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Offer valid only for customers who purchase a new Zen Go Synergy Core, Zen Q Synergy Core, Zen Tour Synergy Core, Discrete 4 Synergy Core, from an authorized retailer, between August 1st and September 30th, 2021. Customers must register their interface before the October 15th, 2021 to receive the effects. All promotional fulfillment is subject to approval by Antelope Audio.


2x DSP + 1x FPGA chips let the Discrete 4 Synergy Core handle up to 4 FX channel strips X 8 FX slots each for a maximum of 32 FX instances at any sample rate. That's four times the processing power of the Discrete 4 Basic.

  • Offload FX processing to reduce buffer size, record with sub-millisecond latency & monitor in real-time.
  • FPGA dynamically recreates studio effects & mic models on the circuit and component level.
  • Industry-standard DSP brings a wider variety of effects to an efficient real-time, low-latency platform.
  • Improves your computer’s stability when handling CPU-heavy synths, samplers and FX.
  • Future-proof and configurable architecture lets us design each product for optimal performance.
  • FPGA eliminates the issue of latency stacking which is common with DSP-only units.

36 Synergy Core FX Included
Adding further value to your investment, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core includes a compelling library of 36 real-time studio effects, meticulously modelled after their hardware originals. It’s all happening inside your audio interface with the lowest latency possible thanks to FPGA’s massive parallel computing capabilities, DSP processing, and fast Thunderbolt™ connectivity. The library can be expanded to include any effects you choose from our web store.

Discrete preamp architecture
The Discrete 4 Synergy Core features unique 6-transistor discrete preamps for console-grade sound quality. The circuit is the outcome of an extensive study of legendary microphone preamps that shaped the sounds of countless records. We consider it a “modern classic”. It is crafted with our Edge & Verge family of modeling condenser mics in mind. With their characteristics perfectly complemented by the preamp design and Synergy Core technology, a new level of microphone recording is achieved.

Mic modeling ready
The Discrete 4 Synergy Core’s Accusonic 3D modeling engine lets you transform the Antelope Audio Edge and Verge modeling microphones into expensive-sounding vintage replicas. Shape the final sound with complete control over proximity effect and change polar patterns during or after recording. Choose from a collection of classic and rare microphones as you monitor and record live, bringing out the musician’s finest performance.

Best-in-class AD/DA
Instead of recycling outdated technology, we strive to use the latest innovations. With up to 121dB of dynamic range and sample rates up to 192kHz, our AD/DA converters ensure your meticulous performances are captured with the highest signal quality possible. Combined with a state-of-the-art preamp design and our acclaimed clocking technology, recording with the Discrete 4 Synergy Core makes your voice and instruments sound lush, bold, and expansive.

Acoustically focused clocking
The pioneer of atomic clocking in pro audio, Antelope Audio incorporates 20+ years of clocking expertise in its audio interfaces. With the proprietary 64-bit AFC and jitter management algorithms, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core delivers the kind of artifact-free audio once accessible only to the most prestigious studios.

Unparalleled connectivity
With an abundance of analog & digital connectivity, as well as both USB & Thunderbolt™ ports for computer connection, the Discrete 4 Synergy Core presents more options than any DSP-equipped interface out there. Four microphone inputs, four line outputs, a pair of monitor outputs, four headphone outputs and S/PDIF are at your disposal. Digital expandability is possible via ADAT chaining. Furthermore, a pair of Word Clock outputs let you distribute the interface’s highly stable clock signal across your studio. All outputs are DC-coupled.

Sturdy and portable
Housed in a machined aluminum chassis, each unit is hand-built in our European facility to strict standards, component choices and quality control. This kind of attention to detail is typically reserved only for boutique-class products.


Analog & Digital Connectivity
  • 4 x 10 Desktop audio interface with Thunderbolt & USB connection for Mac/Windows;
  • Four Discrete console-grade 6-transistor preamps on combo XLR jacks for professional recordings. All work as microphone/line inputs, and two of them are Hi-Z compatible;
  • Four DC-coupled analog output channels on TRS jacks;
  • A pair of monitor outputs and four headphone outputs with independent cue mixes;
  • Thunderbolt 2 and USB 2.0 port: up to 16 channels each for native DAW application with custom macOS & Windows drivers;
  • Digitally expandable over ADAT (up to 8 channels) and SPDIF (up to 2 channels);
  • Two word clock outputs letting you distribute the interface’s highly stable clock signal across your studio.

Clocking & Conversion
  • Proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology for increased width, separation, and detail in musical performances;
  • Proprietary Jitter Management algorithm delivering truthful and expanded soundstage;
  • Ultra-accurate A/D and D/A conversion ensuring lush, bold, & expansive recordings and reproduction of your instruments and vocals.

Real-Time Effects Processing
  • Collection of 36 analog-modeled effects featuring classic as well as rare compressors, EQs, mic preamps, and guitar amps and cabs;
  • 2×DSP, 1×FPGA Synergy Core proprietary onboard real-time platform for effects processing with imperceptible latency;
  • Up to 32 effects instances per session loaded simultaneously on 4 individual virtual racks.

Workflow-Enhancing Features
  • Simplified routing - switch audio sources per channel based on a drop-down menu sequence;
  • Easily adjust the monitor mixes for the monitor output and separate headphone mix that can be split into individual cue mixes and sub-mixes while applying pan, reverb, other effects and stereo link;
  • Customizable presets complete with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer settings and sub-mixes;
  • Direct hardware monitoring with effects, processed in real-time with imperceptible latency;
  • Front panel with volume knob and buttons for frequency adjustment, and hands-on control of core parameters;
  • Option to work without being connected to a computer (standalone operation);
  • Wireless control of software features from a separate computer connected to the same network.
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Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered USB-C Audio Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered USB-C Audio Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered USB-C Audio Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered USB-C Audio Interface

Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Bus-Powered USB-C Audio Interface

$499.00
Start creating rich-sounding home recordings right out of the box with a new desktop Synergy Core interface. Drawing inspiration from the hottest production tools of today and vintage favorites of the old-school pros, the included nine Synergy Core effects and afx2daw plugin are your best partners during an overnight music-making session.

With every purchase of a desktop Synergy Core audio interface from August 1st till September 30th, you get nine FREE Synergy Core effects, Auto-Tune Synergy included, along with the afx2daw plugin.

HOW IT WORKS
  1. Purchase a desktop Synergy Core interface.
  2. After activation of the interface, the free effects along with afx2daw can be assigned by the user from the Antelope Launcher.

ELIGIBLE AUDIO INTERFACES
  • Zen Go Synergy Core
  • Zen Q Synergy Core
  • Zen Tour Synergy Core
  • Discrete 4 Synergy Core

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Offer valid only for customers who purchase a new Zen Go Synergy Core, Zen Q Synergy Core, Zen Tour Synergy Core, Discrete 4 Synergy Core, from an authorized retailer, between August 1st and September 30th, 2021. Customers must register their interface before the October 15th, 2021 to receive the effects. All promotional fulfillment is subject to approval by Antelope Audio.


Zen Go Synergy Core is our first ever bus-powered desktop interface packed with tech featured only in high-end professional studios, giving you instant access to premium sound quality even at home. Our vast library of Synergy Core analog-modeled effects lets you shape your sound with precision and character – all while monitoring directly with imperceptible latency.

Professional studio-sound in your back pocket
The Zen Go Synergy Core shrinks the sound-quality gap between artists, engineers, and producers with access to high-end studios and those working from home. The core technologies that placed our premium devices in some of the most revered recording studios are now accessible in a much smaller format at your fingertips.

Class-leading AD/DA conversion
The converters offer up to 127dB of headroom and provide extended detail in the low-end, and sonic bliss found only in the most sophisticated studios.

Discrete console-grade preamps
The ultra-linear console-grade transistor topology allows for recording with the highest fidelity and resolution, whilst sounding warm and musical on every source.

64-bit AFC technology
The 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking™ technology is taken straight from our master clocks that have scored Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and power some of the most prestigious studios around the globe.

Your studio is everywhere
Compact, but powerful, Zen Go Synergy Core fits perfectly on any home studio desk, whether used for recording, mixing, or streaming. The extended outputs allow it to simultaneously connect its playback to different systems whilst drawing power from your laptop or any standard phone charging port. The portable design also means you can throw it in your backpack and easily carry it on tours and on-location recording sessions, without sacrificing speed and efficiency.

Bus-powered USB-C
As our first truly portable interface, the Zen Go Synergy Core needs only a single USB-C cable plugged into your computer to work. You can also connect the device to any phone charger or power bank and use core functionality without a computer.

User-friendly controls
Prepare for a session quick and easy with the software Control Panel. Set up your routing from a simple drop-down menu and customize your monitoring mixes with adjustable volume, pan, and reverb.

Switchable inputs
The two combo XLR jacks give you the flexibility to choose between our Discrete console-grade mic preamps, line level and Hi-Z instrument inputs which are easily switchable from the front panel.

Loopback function for streaming
Send your monitoring mixes containing any signal source from the interface’s inputs and OS/DAW playback, back into your computer’s virtual inputs for easy setup of online broadcasting.

Session recall
For every individual recording scenario, you can save session files and create exact snapshots of all your settings so you can load them later without losing your progress.

Record with the sound of legends
We carefully picked a fine selection of 37 of the most useful and sought-after effects and included them with every Zen Go Synergy Core. This free library of analog-modeled compressors, EQs, mic preamps, guitar amps & cabs, along with our signature AuraVerb, gives you all the tools you’ll need to create stunning, sonically rich productions without spending any extra money.

Beyond the 37 free effects, the ever-expanding Synergy Core library offers over 50 more as optional expansions – including emulations of classics such as Grove Hill’s Liverpool and Gyratec’s legendary EQs, as well as third-party effects such as Antares’ Auto-Tune and Inertia’s Instinct.

Want to apply the Synergy Core processing while working in your DAW? Watch our dedicated tutorial video to learn how to load the real-time effects as hardware inserts.


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 Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC™) technology & Jitter Management algorithm delivering increased width, separation, and detail in musical performances.

CONNECTIVITY
  • 2× Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65dB of gain for studio-quality recordings. All work as microphone/line/Hi-Z inputs, on combo XLR jacks
  • USB-C port carrying up to 8 input and 8 output channels in any popular DAW with custom macOS & Windows drivers
  • Secondary USB-C port allowing reverse-charging
  • Digitally expandable over S/PDIF
  • Analog monitor outputs including 1x stereo output over RCA and 1× stereo output over TRS (mirrored)
  • 2× stereo headphone outputs with separate gain control, compatible with wide variety of headphones

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
  • Digitally expandable over S/PDIF
  • Analog monitor outputs including 1x stereo output over RCA and 1× stereo output over TRS (mirrored)
  • 2× stereo headphone outputs with separate gain control, compatible with wide variety of headphones
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Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core 8x14 Desktop TB 3 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core 8x14 Desktop TB 3 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core 8x14 Desktop TB 3 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core 8x14 Desktop TB 3 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core 8x14 Desktop TB 3 & USB 2.0 Audio Interface

$1,995.00
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Gen 3 Thunderbolt/USB Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Gen 3 Thunderbolt/USB Interface
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Gen 3 Thunderbolt/USB Interface

Antelope Audio Orion 32+ Gen 3 Thunderbolt/USB Interface

$2,795.00
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Microphones Antelope Audio Edge Duo Dual Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Microphones Antelope Audio Edge Duo Dual Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone

Antelope Audio Edge Duo Dual Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone

$1,095.00
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Microphones Antelope Audio Edge Solo Single Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone
Antelope Audio Pro Audio / Microphones Antelope Audio Edge Solo Single Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone

Antelope Audio Edge Solo Single Capsule Large Diaphragm 48v Powered Modeling Microphone

$695.00

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