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Antelope Zen Go TB Synergy Core Desktop 4x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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Antelope Zen Go TB Synergy Core Desktop 4x8 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Artists, Musicians, and Home Creators
  • Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
  • 2 Mic / Line / Hi-Z Preamps
  • 2 Headphone Outs, Mirrored Monitor Outs
Take pro-grade conversion, clocking, and preamps anywhere you go with the Antelope Zen Go TB Synergy Core, a desktop 4x8 USB Thunderbolt 3 audio interface that puts premium sound quality in a convenient bus-powered format that's priced within reach of artists and musicians recording at home, mobile producers, and content creators. In addition to the revealing quality of its hardware, the Zen Go Synergy Core empowers you with 37 analog-modeled real-time effects, which are powered by the onboard DSP and FPGA chips to ensure ultralow latency and no burden on your computer's CPU.
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Antelope ZEN GO SYNERGY CORE THUNDERBOLT 3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Professional Sound at Your Fingertips
  • 3A Benchmark for Pro Audio
  • 4Create from Anywhere, Anytime
  • 5Better Recording and Producing Workflow
  • 6Smart Connectivity in a Small Package
  • 7Conversion and Clocking
  • 8Analog and Digital Connectivity
  • 9Workflow-Enhancing Features
  • 1037 Real-Time Effects
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Take pro-grade conversion, clocking, and preamps anywhere you go with the Antelope Zen Go TB Synergy Core, a desktop 4x8 USB Thunderbolt 3 audio interface that puts premium sound quality in a convenient bus-powered format that's priced within reach of artists and musicians recording at home, mobile producers, and content creators. In addition to the revealing quality of its hardware, the Zen Go Synergy Core empowers you with 37 analog-modeled real-time effects, which are powered by the onboard DSP and FPGA chips to ensure ultralow latency and no burden on your computer's CPU.

Each of the two Antelope Discrete mic / line / Hi-Z preamps has its own phantom power and up to 65 dB of gain, so the interface is primed and ready for recording all sorts of microphones, instruments, or line-level signals from outboard gear. Equipped with two independently adjustable headphone outputs and mirrored balanced/unbalanced monitor outs, the Zen Go Synergy Core can act as your home studio's hub for multiple sets of headphones, mixes, and monitor feeds. Its S/PDIF digital I/O ports are perfect for expanding your setup with digital gear such as external converters.

Note:
Thunderbolt cable not included.
Professional Sound at Your Fingertips
With its exceptional sound quality, the Zen Go Synergy Core closes the gap between artists with access to premium studios and home creators. The pristine sound comes from a unique combination of professional-grade AD/DA converters, discrete ultralinear preamps, and the stand-out sonic quality of Antelope Audio’s 64-bit AFC technology that’s used by the most prestigious international studios, and trusted with the scoring of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
A Benchmark for Pro Audio
The Thunderbolt 3 interface is designed to enhance your workflow at every angle, with its optimized audio driver for low-latency playback, streaming, and recording. This pro-grade technology lets you focus on production without being weighed down by latency, insufficient channel count, and limited bandwidth when streaming and recording. Paired with onboard software, grasp seamless control over essential parameters like signal routing, effects, sub-mixes, and monitoring levels.
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. You don’t need a dedicated power supply—with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, you can power the Zen Go Synergy Core from your computer and use it to its full potential.
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 XLR-1/4" combo input jacks give you the flexibility to choose between Antelope's Discrete mic preamps and line / Hi-Z inputs; they are easily configurable via the control panel. The two 1/4" TRS balanced outputs, mirrored with the stereo RCA output, 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.
Conversion and Clocking
  • Class-leading AD/DA conversion with up to 127 dB of digital-to-analog headroom
  • Recording, mixing, and playback at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz
  • Proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology and Jitter Management algorithm delivering increased width, separation, and detail in musical performances
Analog and Digital Connectivity
  • Two Discrete ultralinear preamps with 65 dB of gain for studio-quality recordings; all work as microphone / line / Hi-Z inputs via XLR-1/4" combo jacks
  • Thunderbolt 3 port carries up to 16 input and 16 output channels in any popular DAW with custom macOS & Windows drivers
  • Stereo S/PDIF input and output for digital expansion
  • Mirrored analog monitor outputs including one stereo output over RCA and one stereo output over balanced 1/4" TRS
  • Two stereo headphone outputs with separate gain control and independent mixes
Workflow-Enhancing Features
  • Bus-powered Thunderbolt interface requires no dedicated power source
  • Direct hardware monitoring with Synergy Core effects processed in real time with imperceptible latency
  • Simplified I/O routing with preconfigured settings, allowing immediate recording and playback
  • Color LCD screen with crisp I/O metering
  • Front panel with dedicated volume knob and buttons for level adjustment and hands-on control of core parameters
  • Customizable presets complete with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer settings, and submixes
  • Easily adjust the monitor mixes for the monitor output and split headphone mixes into individual cue and submixes while applying pan, reverb, and other effects, and stereo link
37 Real-Time Effects
Collection of 37 Synergy Core effects modeled after classic and rare analog outboard gear, powered by the Synergy Core proprietary onboard platform, which uses DSP and one or more FPGA chips for real-time effects processing with imperceptible latency.

  • BA-31: Germanium Mic Preamp
  • Gyraf Gyratec IX: Dual tube mic preamp with high-pass filter
  • Clear Q: Parametric EQ
  • VEQ-1A: 2-band tube EQ
  • VMEQ-5: 3-band tube midrange EQ
  • VEQ-HLF: Tube 2-band high- and low-pass filters
  • VCA160: VCA compressor/limiter
  • Stay-Levin: Vari-Mu tube compressor
  • FET-A76: FET compressor/limiting amplifier
  • X903: VCA compressor/limiter
  • PowerFFC: Feed-forward compressor
  • Power Gate: Noise Gate
  • Power EX: Expander
  • Auraverb: Reverb
  • A-Tuner: Guitar tuner
  • Plexi 59 (UK): Tube guitar amp
  • Bass SuperTube VR: Tube guitar amp
  • Darkface 65 (US): Tube guitar amp
  • Top30 (UK) Bright: Tube guitar amp
  • Tweed Deluxe (US): Tube guitar amp
  • Overange 120 (UK): Tube guitar amp
  • BurnSphere (DE) Lead: Tube guitar amp
  • Marcus II (US) Lead: Tube guitar amp
  • Modern (US) CH3: Tube guitar amp
  • Rock 75 (UK): Tube guitar amp
  • Rock 22.10 (UK): Tube guitar amp
  • Darkface 65 2x12: Guitar cabinet
  • Top30 2x12: Guitar cabinet
  • Modern 4x12: Guitar cabinet
  • Green 2x12: Guitar cabinet
  • Vintage 4x12: Guitar cabinet
  • Green 4x12: Guitar cabinet
  • Caliper 50 1x10: Guitar cabinet
  • Bluelux 1x12: Guitar cabinet
  • Clst 1x12: Guitar cabinet
  • England 4x12: Guitar cabinet
  • Bass Tube 1x15: Guitar cabinet
  • A-Tuner: Guitar tuner 
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Antelope ZEN GO SYNERGY CORE THUNDERBOLT 3 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Display1 x 1.77" Color LCD
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 6 Outputs
Digital:
1 Inputs / 1 Output
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps2 Preamps
Built-In MicrophoneNone
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Signal Processing
PadNone
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
65 dB
High-Pass FilterNone
Solo/MuteNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output (DC-Coupled)
1 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Monitor Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection Protocol1 x Thunderbolt/MDP (Class-Compliant USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Performance
Maximum Input LevelMic Inputs:
+20 dBu
Maximum Output LevelMonitor Outputs:
+20 dBu
Dynamic RangeMic Inputs:
121 dB (A-Weighted)
A/D Converters:
120 dB
D/A Converters:
127 dB (A-Weighted)
THDMic Inputs:
-106 dB
THD+NA/D Converters:
-100 dB
D/A Converters:
-115 dB
EINMic Inputs:
-128 dBu A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
64-Bit (Clocking)
Sync SourcesInternal, S/PDIF
ClockingInternal:
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card SlotNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows
Included SoftwareNone
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-InsPreamp & Channel Strip:
BA-31
Gyraf Gyratec IX
Equalization:
Clear Q
VEQ-1A
VEQ-HLF
VMEQ-5
Dynamics:
FET-A76
PowerFFC
Power EX
Power Gate
Stay-Levin
VCA160
X903
Reverb & Room:
Auraverb
Tuning:
A-Tuner
Guitar & Bass:
Bass SuperTube VR
Bass Tube 1x15
Bluelux 1x12
BurnSphere (DE) Lead
Clst 1x12
Caliper 50 1x10
Darkface 65 2x12
Darkface 65 (US)
England 4x12
Green 2x12
Green 4x12
Marcus II (US) Lead
Modern 4x12
Modern (US) CH3
Overange 120 (UK)
Plexi 59 (UK)
Rock 22.10 (UK)
Rock 75 (UK)
Top30 2x12
Top30 (UK) Bright
Tweed Deluxe (US)
Vintage 4x12
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsProprietary
Mobile Device CompatibilityNone
Required HardwareAvailable Thunderbolt 3 Port (Not Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download, Plug-In Authorization
Power
Power RequirementsThunderbolt Bus Power
Physical
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions7.8 x 4.6 x 2.26" / 19.8 x 11.7 x 5.75 cm
Weight1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.95 x 7.05 x 3.55"

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