Frankfurt, Germany (April 8, 2016)—Antelope Audio has announced its latest product, Zen Tour, featuring an ultra portable form factor, touchscreen GUI, Thunderbolt and USB connectivity, eight analog inputs and outputs, high-end DSP effects, hardware-based guitar amp/cab simulations and more. Its eight analog inputs include four switchable Mic/Line inputs and four HiZ/Line inputs; digital ADAT & S/PDIF I/O for increased connectivity options are included, too. Other features include dual independent headphone outputs, dual monitor outputs, dual re-amp outputs and talkback button.
Zen Tour incorporates the same parallel DSP processing capabilities found on Antelope Audio’s professional studio devices, enabling extremely low recording latency, as well as Antelope’s effects including guitar amp and cabinet simulations, an emulation of “a legendary EQ,” confirms Zen Tour promotional material, and a new reverb, AuraVerb.
These tools can effectively replace thousands of dollars worth of outboard gear and amplifiers. With the incredibly low latency of Antelope’s Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) processing, guitar amplifiers respond with the same immediacy of real tubes, carrying an authentic tone and realistic sound. With its networking and remote control implementations, users are able to manage all Zen Tour features from multiple computers in the same network as well as from a smart phone or tablet thanks to the iOS and Android mobile apps.