Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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  • $899.00
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$74.91/mo with 12-month Financing

Description & Specs

Empower your desktop setup with high-end technology and take the next step in your creative quest. The Zen Q Synergy Core allows you to thrive without restraints by giving you access to renowned sound quality, real-time processing of analog-modeled effects and expandable I/O.

Your desktop companion for better sound
With Zen Q Synergy Core, attain a sonically precise sound in your studio. The interface has all of the core performance qualities that high-end Antelope Audio interfaces are known for, so you can reap the benefits of seamless workflow for any desktop studio layout.

Refine your sound with Synergy Core FX
Along with our signature AuraVerb, Zen Q comes equipped with a virtual library of 37 free effects from the Synergy Core effects platform. You’ll get access to everything you need to capture and process audibly rich and dynamic sound. The collection includes analog-modeled compressors, equalizers, and mic-preamps, as well as guitar cabs & amps for dialing in the perfect guitar tone.

Grow your collection of Synergy Core effects with 50 optional expansions. The selection grows over time and includes emulations of classic gear and special third-party effects. Antelope Audio is proud to include Grove Hill’s Liverpool, Gyratec’s legendary EQs, Antares’ Auto-Tune, and Inertia’s Instinct.


From the desktop and beyond
With diverse connectivity options and a compact size, Zen Q Synergy Core can be easily integrated into any setup or style of workflow you prefer. Its portability enables you to take the studio wherever you need to go, whether you’re recording on location or performing a live set onstage. Record, mix, and stream with low-latency – no power supply required.

  • Bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 connectivity gives you ultra-low latency and the utmost stability, allowing you to record from any location without ever questioning Zen Q’s reliability.
  • Zen Q comes with 2 combo XLR jacks and 2 additional TRS LINE/Hi-Z inputs. Use the combo jacks to choose between our Discrete console-grade preamps, LINE, or Hi-Z inputs.
  • Take full advantage Zen Q’s digital expandability. The interface is expandable over ADAT via 8 additional input channels, and S/PDIF with 2 channels in and out.
  • For a convenient online broadcasting setup, use loopback capabilities for streaming and recording OS/DAW playback and interface inputs simultaneously.
  • Enhance your workflow by customizing and saving session presets, then recall them from the hardware effortlessly.

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.

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
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 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 monitor output over TRS
  • 2 × Stereo headphone outputs with separate volume control

WORKFLOW-ENHANCING FEATURES
  • Bus-powered interface – powered by the Thunderbolt 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

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