Antelope Audio Zen Studio - Professional USB Audio Interface


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Ollie Mason

Antelope Audio is well known for its high-end audio conversion and digital clocking solutions, so when they applied this knowledge and experience to full audio interfaces, the results are both powerful and perform well in a wide range of recording setups.

Antelope Audio also include an array of world-class plugins with any of their interfaces - completely free! You'll get the full (and ever-expanding) list of Antelope Vintage FX models:

  • Equalizer legends: VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-STU 169, VEQ-STU 900, VEQ HA32C, BAE 1023, BAE 1084, NEU-W492, NEU-W495, VEQ-4K Black, VEQ-4k Brown, VEQ-4K Pink, VEQ-4K Orange, BAE-1073, VEQ-HLF, VEQ – 1A, VMEQ-5, LANG PEQ2, VEQ-55A, UK-69, NEU-PEV, INTEGRATED EQ
  • Vintage Compressors: BA-6A, SMT-100A, FET-A78, ALT-436C, Stay-Levin, VCA160, Tube176, X903, Gyratec X, Grove Hill Liverpool, ANTELOPE FEEDFORWARD COMPRESSOR, FET-A76
  • Auraverb™: Reverb Leveraging Unique Algorithms and Proprietary FPGA Chip for “Smooth and Clear” Sound
  • The Guitar Classics - Cabinets: Darkface 65 2x12, Top30 2x12, Green 2x12, Vintage 4x12, Green 4x12, Caliper50 1x10, Clst 1x12, England4x12, Modern 4x12, Bluelux 1x12.
  • The Guitar Classics - Guitar Amps: Darkface 65 US, Top32 UK, Modern US, Plexi 59 UK, Rock 22.10 UK, Rock 75 UK, Marcus II US, Tweed, Deluxe US, Overange 120 UK, BurnSphere DE.
  • The Guitar Classics - Mics: California121 Ribbon, Austria Gold 414, American57, German FET87.”

These plugins are repeatedly rated among the best on the market, offering unique FPGA-based emulations of real hardware. And they're completely free with any Antelope device!


12 high-end mic pres, allowing you to record and mix a full band in-the-box

Antelope Audio’s 4th gen 64-bit AFC jitter management

24-BIT, 192 KHZ AD/DA
Analog sounding conversion on a device that fits in your backpack

Custom FPGA for massive hardware modeling

Battle-tested, custom USB streaming of 24 simultaneous I/O channels

Create up to four independent, zero-latency mixes assignable to any output

Flexible Connectivity

The Zen Studio packs 12 mic pres and other I/O into a stylish and portable audio interface with Antelope's signature clocking, hardware based effects and ultra low latency performance. Zen Studio is designed to meet the needs of the modern day producer or engineer on-the-go, as well as location sound engineers, sound designers, independent bands and musicians in search of greater sound quality and flexibility.

In total you get 12 mic/line inputs (four of them capable of being instrument inputs); eight other analogue line level inputs; stereo monitor outputs and two independent headphone outputs; eight analogue line outputs; 2x ADAT in and 2x ADAT out, stereo S/PDIF input and output on coaxials and two TRS inserts, word clock in and out and 16 channels of onboard DSP processing.

All this, in a compact, rugged package that's designed to be taken on the road, enduring session after session without complaint.

Flawless Clocking and Conversion

Antelope pride themselves on some of the best clocking and conversion hardware in the buisness, as used by top artists like Rihanna, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake. If you want your tracks to stay as true to the original performance as possible, you can count on the Zen Studio to give you that rich analog tone you are looking for.

Vintage Hardware Based FX

In addition to proven sound quality, Zen Studio offers an extremely powerful Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) device with massive hardware modeling capabilities. This proprietary FPGA is eight times more powerful than the ones used in similar devices. This allows fast and easy simultaneous processing of multiple effects, enhancing your studio workflow like no other device on the market.

Aura Verb

'As thick and authentic as a real hardware reverb'

Another Great addition to the Zen Studio interface is AuraVerb – our first reverb. It creates various ambient colors, or “Auras”, using a unique algorithm to provide richness like no other reverb plugin on the market.

Producers can easily design thickening effects, washing effects, bright halo type film score effects. There are also darkened mood effects and long, clear and rich decays – just a few of the many dimensions, which AuraVerb is able to add to the mix.

AuraVerb comes with reverb presets, exclusively designed by the 5-time Grammy Award winning recording and mixing engineer Brian “Dr. Vibb” Vibberts.


Analog Inputs
4 x Mic / Line Instrument on XLR combos on the front
8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
Analog Inserts
2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)
Digital Inputs
2 x ADAT (up to 16)
1 x S/PDIF
Analog Outputs
8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
1 x Monitor out on TRS (2 channels)
2 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (4 channels)
Operating Temperature
0-50°C/32- 122°F
Power Consumption
25 Watts Max
Digital Outputs
2 x ADAT
1 x S/PDIF
Power Supply
DC Universal Input 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
Dimensions (approx.)
418 mm (W) / 45 mm (H) / 145 mm (D)
16.8” (W)/ 1.8” (H) / 5.8” (D)
Word Clock Input
1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
Word Clock Outputs
1 x Outputs @75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
D/A Converter
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -98dB
A/D Converter
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -105dB
Clocking System
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
64-bit DDS
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
2 kg/4.41 lb approx.
Clocking Stability
<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5 C/ 148.1 F
Clock Aging
< 1 ppm per year
Clock Calibration
<+/-0.001 ppm
Sample Rates
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)
Mic Pre
Gain: 0,10 – 65dB
THD + N -108dB



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