For most producers, the acquisition of more hardware can pose a few problems in the studio, space being one of them, with I/O and signal routing being another. For many, deploying a patch bay maybe the simple answer, but will your audio interface be up for the task?
The sensible solution would be to invest in an audio interface that can cope with the ever-growing number ins and outs required, feature flexible routing options and supply enough power to process a huge number of plugins and DSP without a host CPU.
One thing is for sure, the future is uncertain and having enough power and flexibility to create, mix, record and produce in any given situation is what counts.
Antelope Audio may just have the answer with its newly upgraded Zen Tour audio interface with added audio engine processing, improved AD/DA conversion and newly redesigned discrete class-A ultra-linear preamps with 65dB of gain. Plus, there are double the FX channels with 32 channels at sample rates up to 192kHz with Antelope Audio’s Synergy Core processing and effects technology. Don’t forget, you get all this and Antelope’s legendary clocking for professional studio sound, right in your home studio.
The Zen Tour Synergy Core now features four ARM-based DSP processors and two custom-designed FPGA chips. Allowing it to process up to 256 low latency plugins ranging from classic gear emulations to creative effects with ultra-low latency and absolutely no CPU drain on your system. Now, recording and monitoring in realtime with imperceptible latency, while having a complex FX chain loaded is no problem.
Small enough to fit in a backpack, the Zen Tour Synergy Core is perfect for producers on the move, or low on space in the studio. With perhaps the biggest draw, the device’s flexibility and plentiful analogue and digital I/O.
Running a total of eight analogue ins and 14 analogue outs, you’re also able to process up to eight channels through outboard gear and record them back in, all via the flexible routing matrix which acts as a digital patch bay.
The matrix allows routing of any signal anywhere both in the digital and analogue domains, making the most of the 10 ins and 10 outs via ADAT and SPDIF.
Broken down, the analogue connectivity consists of four instrument/line ins, four mic/line ins, eight line outs, two monitor outs, two headphone outs and two re-amp outs. And that’s not all; modular fans can also make use of the eight DC-coupled line outputs for control voltage applications such as connecting with Eurorack systems.
Bundled with a free 36 effects starter pack worth $2120, with two preamp models, four equalizers, five compressors, 22 guitar amps & cabs, two special processing FX, and AuraVerb reverb all at your disposal.
Should you want to expand on all that, more effects and expansions are available from an ever-growing library with plugin prices starting at just $55.
Zen Tour Synergy Core runs on Thunderbolt 3, USB 2.0 for cross-platform connectivity with Mac OS and Windows systems.
Between now and the end of April 2020 you can preorder your Zen Tour Synergy Core (€1995) and claim five premium software products of your choice. For more information check out the Antelope Audio website.