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14 I / 10 O Bus Powered USB-C Audio Interface

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Antelope Audio free Real Time FX!

Buy this Antelope Audio interface and get 93 Real Time FX from Antelope free of charge, including Bitwig Studio 5!

What's included?

25x Dynamics Processors
11x Guitar Amplifiers
11x Guitar Cabinets
1x Guitar Tuner
28x Equalizers
7x Pedals, Delay & Modulation
5x Preamps & Channel Strips
1x Reverbs
3x Special Processing 
1x Bitwig Studio 5 DAW

How does it work?

1. Purchase a participating Antelope Audio audio interface.
2. Upon activation of the interface, the real-time FX and Bitwig Studio will be automatically assigned to your account.

Terms and conditions:

Offer valid only for customers who purchase a following applicable product; Antelope Audio Zan Go TB3, Antelope Audio Zan Q Synergy Core USB, Antelope Audio Zan Q Synergy Core TB, Antelope Audio Zan Tour Synergy Core TB3 + USB2, Antelope Audio Orion Studio TB3 + USB2, Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Pro and the Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Pro

between January 31st, 2024 and 31st March 2024

All promotional fulfillment is subject to approval by Antelope Audio.

Product Description

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 a 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. 

Key Features

  • 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 

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Unrivalled 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.

Technical Specifications   

Analog Inputs  

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

Analog Outputs  

  • 1 × Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max, signal balanced, DC-coupled  
  • 1 × Line Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max, signal balanced, DC-coupled  
  • 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  

D/A Line Out Converter  

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

A/D Converter  

  • Dynamic Range: 122 dB  
  • THD + N: -116 dB  

Digital Inputs  

  • 1 × S/PDIF  
  • 1 x ADAT IN (up to 8 channels @44.1/48.0) 

Digital Outputs  

  • 1 × S/PDIF  

Computer I/O  

  • 1 × USB-C  

Power  

  • Bus-powered through USB port  

Clocking System  

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

Sample Rates (kHz)  

  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

Written by Anna Colombo

Specifications
Analogue Inputs
12
Analogue Outputs
9
Connectivity
USB-C
Bus Powered
Yes
Brand
Antelope Audio
Microphone Inputs
2
Digital Outputs
Yes
Digital Inputs
2

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Trusted Customer4th Apr 2023

Free mics and all in plugin bundle made this seem like a bargain. sounds great

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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