Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core USB

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DIG25177

Summer Promo - Includes 1 Free Edge Note + Bitwig

  • Bus-powered audio interface with USB-C connection for Mac/Windows;
  • Two Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65 dB gain and switchable mic, line and Hi-Z modes, offering console-grade performance & low noise when recording.
  • Class-leading AD/DA conversion for the most detailed sound when recording and streaming audio, aided by 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology delivering increased sound width & separation.
  • 37 Synergy Core analog-modeled effects included and over 50 available as optional expansions. Processed in real-time with imperceptible latency;
  • User-friendly software control of all available features including onboard effects processing, direct monitoring, signal routing and volume settings.

 

PROMO:  INCLUDES FREE BITWIG SOFTWARE AND EDGE NOTE MICROPHONE

 

4x8 BUS-POWERED USB-C AUDIO INTERFACE WITH ONBOARD REAL-TIME EFFECTS

The Zen Go Synergy Core is a portable desktop interface that allows self-recording artists to create from virtually anywhere with technology used by award-winning producers. The device’s sound quality and processing capabilities are in a class of their own with Antelope Audio’s renowned 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology and the powerful, effects-packed Synergy Core onboard platform.

  • Bus-powered audio interface with USB-C connection for Mac/Windows;
  • Two Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65 dB gain and switchable mic, line and Hi-Z modes, offering console-grade performance & low noise when recording.
  • Class-leading AD/DA conversion for the most detailed sound when recording and streaming audio, aided by 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology delivering increased sound width & separation.
  • 37 Synergy Core analog-modeled effects included and over 50 available as optional expansions. Processed in real-time with imperceptible latency;
  • User-friendly software control of all available features including onboard effects processing, direct monitoring, signal routing and volume settings.

 

Rise above the sound you know

The Zen Go Synergy Core shrinks the gap in sound quality between artists with access to premium studios and home creators. The pristine sound is due to a combination of professional-grade AD/DA converters and Discrete ultra-linear preamps that share circuits with legendary American & British consoles. The stand-out sonic quality of the device would not be possible without the main pillar of the Antelope Audio sound - the 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology from the company’s high-end master clocks. It is employed in the most prestigious studios in the world and has been trusted with the scoring of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

Full production pack, from the get-go
Zen Go Synergy Core comes with 37 of the finest analog-modeled effects that will help you create stunning, sonically rich productions. Aside from the exclusive compressors, EQs and preamps, with the interface you get 22 guitar amps & cabs, a guitar tuner and a signature reverb that are ready to be applied in real time to your tracking and mixing session.  The Synergy Core effects processing allows you to stack up your chain with many effects instances while monitoring through the interface without fear of overloading.

At any time, you can expand your effects collection by purchasing more classic go-to units, true rarities never before recreated in digital form, and 3rd party effects like Antares’ Auto-Tune Synergy.

Create from anywhere, anytime

Antelope Audio’s first bus-powered interface is optimized for ultra-low latency recording, high-resolution playback, creative beat making and podcasting from virtually anywhere. With just a USB-C cable you can power the Zen Go Synergy Core from your computer and use it to its full potential without having to carry a dedicated power supply with you. The interface can also be powered with any USB-C charger if you are away from your PC and still want to use its core functionalities.

Better recording and producing workflow

Every feature available to you in the interface’s Control Panel has been added to improve the important aspects of your workflow. Since DAW monitoring inevitably adds latency, you can monitor directly through the interface to reduce delay to the absolute minimum. With the routing options you can easily set-up a near-zero latency mix and stack it with your favorite Synergy Core effects without fear of overloading the onboard platform. Dedicated signal metering is available for both input and output levels on the front panel display and in the software Control Panel.

Smart connectivity in a small package

The two combo XLR jacks give you the flexibility to choose between our custom Discrete mic preamps, line and Hi-Z inputs, and are easily configurable via the control panel. The two TRS balanced outputs, mirrored with the two RCAs, allow you to send the signal from the professional-grade D/A converter to two separate sound systems. Use one for your main monitors and the other for a DJ mixer or any other sound system with RCA connectivity, whilst preserving sound integrity.

 

Features

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

• 2x 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 1x stereo output over TRS (mirrored);

• 2x stereo headphone outputs with separate gain control.

 

Workflow-Enhancing Features

• Bus-powered interface - no need for a dedicated power source, powered by the USB connection.

• Direct hardware 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 dedicated volume knob and buttons for frequency adjustment, and hands-on control of core parameters.

• Customizable presets complete with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer settings and sub-mixes.

• Easily adjust the monitor mixes for the monitor output and split headphone mixes into individual cue and sub-mixes while applying pan, reverb, other effects, and stereo link;

 

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 DSP & FPGA chips for real-time effects processing with imperceptible latency.

 

Included Onboard Effects 

• 2 Preamps (Gyraf Gyratec IX, BA-31)

• 4 Equalizers (incl. VEQ-1A, VMEQ-5)

• 5 Compressors & Limiters (incl. Stay-Levin, FET-A76, VCA160)

• 22 Guitar Amps & Cabs (incl. Bluelux 1x12, Tube Guitar Amp)

• 2 Special Processing Effects (Expander, Noise Gate)

• 1 Reverb Effect (Auraverb)

• 1 Guitar Tuner (A-Tuner)

 

In-the-Box Content

  • Zen Go Synergy Core
  • Warranty card
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Quick start guide

List of Included Effects

Zen Go Synergy Core comes with 37 effects included:

 

 

Name

Type

1

Gyraf Gyratec IX

Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF

2

VCA160

VCA Compressor / Limiter

3

Stay-Levin

Vari-Mu Tube Compressor

4

FET-A76

FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier

5

VEQ-1A

2-Band Tube EQ

6

VMEQ-5

3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ

7

X903

VCA Compressor / Limiter

8

PowerFFC

Feed-Forward Compressor

9

Clear Q

Parametric EQ

10

Power EX

Expander

11

VEQ-HLF

Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF

12

Auraverb

Reverb

13

BA-31

Germanium Mic Preamp

14

Power Gate

Noise Gate

15

A-Tuner

Guitar Tuner

16

Plexi 59 (UK)

Tube Guitar Amp

17

Bass SuperTube VR

Tube Guitar Amp

18

Darkface 65 (US)

Tube Guitar Amp

19

Top30 (UK) Bright

Tube Guitar Amp

20

Tweed Deluxe (US)

Tube Guitar Amp

21

Overange 120 (UK)

Tube Guitar Amp

22

BurnSphere (DE) Lead

Tube Guitar Amp

23

Marcus II (US) Lead

Tube Guitar Amp

24

Modern (US) CH3

Tube Guitar Amp

25

Rock 75 (UK)

Tube Guitar Amp

26

Rock 22.10 (UK)

Tube Guitar Amp

27

Darkface 65 2x12

2x12 Guitar Cabinet

28

Top30 2x12

2x12 Guitar Cabinet

29

Modern 4x12

4x12 Guitar Cabinet

30

Green 2x12

2x12 Guitar Cabinet

31

Vintage 4x12

4x12 Guitar Cabinet

32

Green 4x12

4x12 Guitar Cabinet

33

Caliper 50 1x10

1x10 Guitar Cabinet

34

Bluelux 1x12

1x12 Guitar Cabinet

35

Clst 1x12

1x12 Guitar Cabinet

36

England 4x12

4x12 Guitar Cabinet

37

Bass Tube 1x15

1x15 Guitar Cabinet

 

Technical Specifications

 

ANALOG

Analog Inputs

  • 2 × Mic / Line Inputs / Hi-Z Inputs
  • 48V phantom power and independent preamp gain for each input

 

Analog Outputs

  • 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

 

Mic Preamp

  • EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD: -106 dB
  • Max input level: +20 dBu
  • Max Gain: 65 dB

 

Monitor

  • Max output level +20 dBu

 

D/A Monitor Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 127 dB (A-Weighed)
  • THD + N: -115 dB

 

A/D Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 120 dB
  • THD + N: -100 dB

 

DIGITAL

Digital Inputs

  • 1 × S/PDIF

 

Digital Outputs

  • 1 × S/PDIF

 

Computer I/O

  • 1 × USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliant

 

Power

  • Bus-powered through USB-C
  • Additional USB-C connector available for power only. Supports reverse charging (phone connected to the main USB-C connector)

 

CLOCKING

Clocking System

  • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC™)
  • 64-bit DDS

 

Sample Rates (kHz)

44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

 

Physical Dimensions:

  • 198 х 117 х 57.5 mm (7.8 x 4.6 x 2.3 in)
  • Weight: 700 g (1.54 lbs) (approx.)

EDGE NOTE FEATURES:

Includes 13 Microphones:
Berlin 184, Perth 55, Freiburg 6, Aalborg 4006, Hamburg 40, Berlin K86, Berlin K53, Berlin K54, Illinois 57, Illinois 7B, Hamburg 211, Hamburg 441, Vienna D112.

•  A total of 13 mic emulations reproduce the sound of legendary microphones used in the best recordings in the last century.
• Fully compatible with 3rd party audio interfaces.
• Compatible with most DAWs on macOS and Windows.

With an astonishing SPL of 146dB, the Edge Note is an excellent choice for recording the loudest sources.
• Frequency response of 20Hz– 20kHz covering the audible spectrum.
• Signal to noise ratio of 69dB.
• Flat frequency response provided by the back-electret capsule
of the Edge Note provides an exceptionally clean and transparent recording of the signal.

  • High-pass filter at 75Hz and 115Hz eliminates low-frequency rumble and compensates for proximity effect.
  • Attenuation Pad with –10db and -20dB provides higher dynamic range and allows close-miking of loud sources, thus ensuring clean signal going to the preamp without distortion.
  • Compact size allows easy, accurate and close positioning of the instrument being recorded.
  • Metal housing and black-matter color finish provides endurance over the years and stylish look.
  • Includes Shock mount holder eliminating unwanted vibrations and providing easy positioning.
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