Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core USB Audio Interface

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The Zen Go Synergy Core is a 4x8 bus-powered USB-C audio interface with onboard real-time effects. The portable desktop interface Zen Go Synergy Core allows self-recording artists to create from virtually anywhere with technology used by award-winning producers. The device’s sound quality and processing capabilities are in a class of their own with Antelope Audio’s renowned 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology and the powerful, effects-packed Synergy Core onboard platform.

Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Features
  • Bus-powered audio interface with USB-C connection for Mac/Windows;
  • Two Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65 dB gain and switchable mic, line and Hi-Z modes, offering console-grade performance & low noise when recording.
  • Class-leading AD/DA conversion for the most detailed sound when recording and streaming audio, aided by 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology delivering increased sound width & separation.
  • 37 Synergy Core analog-modeled effects included and over 50 available as optional expansions. Processed in real-time with imperceptible latency;
  • User-friendly software control of all available features including onboard effects processing, direct monitoring, signal routing and volume settings.
Rise above the sound you know
The Zen Go Synergy Core shrinks the gap in sound quality between artists with access to premium studios and home creators. The pristine sound is due to a combination of professional-grade AD/DA converters and Discrete ultra-linear preamps that share circuits with legendary American & British consoles. The stand-out sonic quality of the device would not be possible without the main pillar of the Antelope Audio sound - the 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology from the company’s high-end master clocks. It is employed in the most prestigious studios in the world and has been trusted with the scoring of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

Full production pack, from the get-go
Zen Go Synergy Core comes with 37 of the finest analog-modeled effects that will help you create stunning, sonically rich productions. Aside from the exclusive compressors, EQs and preamps, with the interface you get 22 guitar amps & cabs, a guitar tuner and a signature reverb that are ready to be applied in real time to your tracking and mixing session. The Synergy Core effects processing allows you to stack up your chain with many effects instances while monitoring through the interface without fear of overloading.

At any time, you can expand your effects collection by purchasing more classic go-to units, true rarities never before recreated in digital form, and 3rd party effects like Antares’ Auto-Tune Synergy.

Zen Go Synergy Core comes with 37 effects included:
  • Gyraf Gyratec IX:  Dual Tube Mic Preamp with HPF
  • VCA160:  VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • Stay-Levin:  Vari-Mu Tube Compressor
  • FET-A76:  FET Compressor / Limiting Amplifier
  • VEQ-1A: 2-Band Tube EQ
  • VMEQ-5: 3-Band Tube Mid-Range EQ
  • X903: VCA Compressor / Limiter
  • PowerFFC:  Feed-Forward Compressor
  • Clear Q:  Parametric EQ
  • Power EX:  Expander
  • VEQ-HLF:  Tube 2-Band HPF / LPF
  • Auraverb:  Reverb
  • BA-31:  Germanium Mic Preamp
  • Power Gate:  Noise Gate
  • 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:  2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Top30 2x12:  2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Modern 4x12:  4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Green 2x12:  2x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Vintage 4x12:  4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Green 4x12: 4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Caliper 50 1x10:  1x10 Guitar Cabinet
  • Bluelux 1x12:  1x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Clst 1x12:  1x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • England 4x12:  4x12 Guitar Cabinet
  • Bass Tube 1x15:  1x15 Guitar Cabinet
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. With just a USB-C cable you can power the Zen Go Synergy Core from your computer and use it to its full potential without having to carry a dedicated power supply with you. The interface can also be powered with any USB-C charger if you are away from your PC and still want to use its core functionalities.

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 combo XLR jacks give you the flexibility to choose between our custom Discrete mic preamps, line and Hi-Z inputs, and are easily configurable via the control panel.
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Product Specifications

Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core USB Audio Interface Specifications
    • Analog Inputs:
      • 2 × Mic / Line Inputs / Hi-Z Inputs
      • 48V phantom power and independent preamp gain for each input
    • Analog Outputs:
      • 1 × Primary Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max, signal balanced, DC-coupled
      • 1 × Secondary Monitor Out on RCA mirrored from the primary out
      • 2 × Stereo Headphone Outputs
    • Mic Preamp:
      • EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
      • Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)
      • THD: -106 dB
      • Max input level: +20 dBu
      • Max Gain: 65 dB
    • Monitor: Max output level +20 dBu
    • D/A Monitor Converter:
      • Dynamic Range: 127 dB (A-Weighed)
      • THD + N: -115 dB
    • A/D Converter:
      • Dynamic Range: 120 dB
      • THD + N: -100 dB


    • Digital Inputs
      • 1 × S/PDIF
    • Digital Outputs:
      • 1 × S/PDIF
    • Computer I/O:
      • 1 × USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliant
    • Power:
      • Bus-powered through USB-C
      • Additional USB-C connector available for power only. Supports reverse charging (phone connected to the main USB-C connector)


    • Clocking System:
      • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC™)
      • 64-bit DDS
    • Sample Rates (kHz):
      • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
      • 1.77 IPS Screen on a 2.5 Display Filter

    In-the-Box Content:

    • Zen Go Synergy Core
    • Warranty card
    • USB-C to USB-C cable
    • Quick start guide

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