Antelope Audio widens bus-powered interface range
Posted on: Tuesday 29th of June 2021
The Zen Q Synergy Core is Antelope Audio’s new 14×10 desktop audio interface with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Combining Antelope’s own AD/DA, and 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, it offers recording, mixing, and playback at up to 24-bit/192kHz.
The new unit – which serves as a more powerful version of the company’s Zen Go USB-C bus-powered interface – provides two discrete pre-amps with 65dB of gain via combo mic/line/Hi-Z XLR inputs with phantom power. There are also two DC-coupled TRS line outputs over TRS allowing transmission of CV to an analogue synthesiser should that be your thing.
Stereo monitoring is via another two TRS outputs, and it provides another eight additional input channels thanks to an ADAT connection. There are also two-channel S/PDIF IN and OUT connections. DAW connection via Thunderbolt 3 gives 16-channels of bidirectional audio, there are two line/Hi-Z inputs on the front alongside two stereo headphone outputs (HP1 and HP1) with independent gain control over TRS. Of course, the Synergy Core functionality also affords access to Antelope’s range of ultra-low latency plugins and modelling options for tracking and mixing – 37 of which are included, including its AuraVerb reverb system. The unit can also run in conjunction with the company’s Edge line of microphones to provide ‘real-time’ modelling of a whole host of vintage mics for tracking.