Santa Monica, CA (February 3, 2021)—Antelope Audio has launched its new Zen Go Synergy Core audio interface, marking the first time the company has released a product aimed at a more budget-conscious corner of the market, making it aimed for recordists, content creators, podcasting and more.
The bus-powered, portable (4 x 8 USB-C) audio interface sports a DSP-based desktop design powered by the same Synergy Core onboard effects processing platform found in the manufacturer’s top-tier audio interfaces.
The unit sports Antelope’s AD/DA converter technology, namesake Synergy Core onboard effects processing platform, and proprietary 64-bit AFCTM (Acoustically Focused Clocking) algorithm, supporting sample rates of up to 24-bit/192 kHz.
As a plug and play interface, the Zen Go Synergy Core providers users with two ultra-linear discrete transistor-based preamps; two MIC-XLR and LINE / HiZ / 1/4” JACK connections; two independent (HP1 and HP2) headphone outputs with dedicated DAC (Digital-to-Analogue- Converter); stepped analogue rotary encoder for precise gain adjustment; alternative MONITOR line out on RCA connectors directly fed from the main DAC; S/PDIF digital I/O on RCA connectors for expansion; dedicated IPS (In-Plane Switching) display for signal monitoring; direct monitoring mixers for real-time hardware-based monitoring with onboard effects; advanced software control panel for macOS and Windows; and dedicated secondary USB- C connection for external power supply and reverse charging. Zen Go Synergy Core offers monitor output boasting a 127 dB DNR (dynamic range)
The unit has onboard 80-plus analog-modelled real-time effects, usable during live tracking or post-production. Also onboard are 37 emulations of specific analogue studio gear, which the company coyly states ranges from “a rare Austrian EQ through to legendary British solid-state processing with much in-between.” Since they are hosted by the unit itself, latency is low during their use and a DAW’s CPU is not taxed.
Zen Go Synergy Core will be shipping in Q1 2021 at $499.00.
Antelope Audio • www.antelopeaudio.com