Antelope Audio releases "Zen Q Synergy Core" Compact Audio Interface

20th January 2022

Antelope Audio has announced availability of Zen Q Synergy Core, a 14 x 10 bus-powered USB-C audio interface with onboard real-time effects and expandable I/O.

Here's what they say:

Antelope Audio's signature sound quality comes from professional AD/DA conversion, discrete ultra-linear preamps, and 64-bit AFCTM. The Zen Q Synergy Core 14 x 10 bus-powered USB-C audio interface incorporates those same core technologies that drive its high-end siblings, such as the rack-mountable Orion Studio Synergy Core and Galaxy 64 Synergy Core flagship:

Synergy Core Effects

The Zen Q Synergy Core comes with 37 bundled analog-modeled effects, emulating a studio stocked with the rarest analog gear. Its Synergy Core platform offers control of equalizers, dynamic processors, guitar amps, reverb, and more — including Gyraf Gyratec IX (tube mic preamp) and Stay-Levin (compressor) — with over 50 optional expansions available through Antelope Audio's Software Store.

Diverse I/O

Zen Q Synergy Core's connectivity centers around two Combo XLR jacks with switchable modes to toggle between the discrete console-grade preamps, LINE level, or HiZ, while the front panel provides two switchable line/Hi-Z inputs — G1 and G2 — for added flexibility. For monitoring, there is a stereo MONITOR output and a separate LINE OUT pairing to connect another set of studio monitors or external outboard gear, both backed by a mastering-grade D/A converter. There is also a separate DAC for the HP1 and HP2 (independent headphone) outputs. A simple desktop setup can easily be transformed into a multichannel configuration, thanks to the SPDIF IN/OUT and ADAT IN connections:

Users of Zen Q Synergy Core can reap the benefits of a USB-C interface with an optimized audio driver for low-latency playback, streaming, and recording paired with onboard software. It allows for seamless control over essential parameters such as signal routing, sub-mixes, and monitoring, while applying Synergy Core effects without overburdening their system — all integral to enhancing workflow at every stage of the production process:

Price: $899.00 USD/€899.00 EUR at antelopeaudio.com

Watch Zen Q Synergy Core overview video: YouTube/rkPulEks70U

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