Antelope Zen Tour Synergy Core

Includes 90+ Real-Time Synergy Core Effects

Includes 90+ Real-Time Synergy Core Effects

All customers, that buy an Antelope Synergy Core Interface during the period from 01.04.2024 through 31.05.2024 will receive, after they register, 90+ Real-Time Synergy Core Effects with a total value of EUR 7713.- for free on top. Additionally you will receive a licence for Bitwig Studio Essentials automatically send by email.

32 x 32 Thunderbolt / 24 x 24 USB Interface

  • Wth Synergy Core FX Processing Platform
  • 4 x ARM DSP + 2x FPGA for up to 256 effect instances per session
  • 4 x Microphone, 8 line and 4 Hi-Z inputs, 8 line and 2 reamping outputs
  • 2 x Stereo A / B monitor outputs in mastering quality (130 dB signal-to-noise ratio)
  • Antelope 64-bit acoustically focused clocking
  • Low latency over Thunderbolt and USB through FPGA technology
  • 32 Channels at 192 kHz in / out via Thunderbolt
  • 24 Channels at 192 kHz in / out via USB
  • 4 x Discrete transistor microphone preamps with support for mic-modelling (for Antelope Audio Edge & Verge Modeling microphones)
  • 4 x Hi-Z instrument inputs
  • 2 x Reamping outputs
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • 2 x Independently assignable headphone outputs
  • 8 x Analogue outputs via D-SUB 25
  • 5 x Preset buttons for quick and easy recall of preferred settings
  • 1 x ADAT I/O
  • 2 x Channels in / out via S / PDIF
  • High-resolution TFT touchscreen
  • Ergonomic software user interface
  • Flexible routing and mixing options
  • 36 Real-time synergy core effects included - system requirements: Windows 10, OS X 10.12 or higher
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 255 x 168 x 62 mm
  • Weight: 1.6 kg
  • Includes instruction manual, power cable, USB cable and warranty card
Available since May 2020
Item number 486755
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 8x14
Number of Mic Inputs 4
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 4
Number of Line Outputs 8
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors No
Word Clock No
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered No
Incl. Power Supply Yes
Windows Thunderbolt driver Yes
Thunderbolt Version 3
Width in mm 255 mm
Depth in mm 168 mm
Height in mm 62 mm
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17 Reviews

Great flexibility, does what it's supposed to
KinWu 17.09.2021
I upgraded to the Zen Tour after my Audient gave up on me. I'm currently using the Zen Tour Synergy Core via Thunderbolt 3 on a Windows 10 laptop, replacing the Audient as the centerpiece of my studio.

It was hard to look for a replacement for my Audient iD44, because it was hard to find an interface that had a significant upgrade in sound while having the Audient's flexibility. I use it to record vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, bass, analog synths, and I also send a stereo signal to my outboard effects and record them. I stumbled across the Zen Tour, and decided to give it a chance, despite previous negative reviews about driver issues. After using it for a while, I'd say everything about the Zen Tour sounds pristine, definitely a class above my Audient iD44 in all aspects. All the inputs and outputs (including the reamp output) work fine and sound great.

Here's what I like:
- the control panel, being able to route anything to anything
- number of quality input/outputs bang-for-buck-wise
- it sounds amazing
- Antelope DSP effects sound great
- buying the device comes with a good amount of Antelope plugins (for me, at least. As of the time of writing, it seems like what plugins are included is quite seasonal)

and what I don't like:
- while the thunderbolt driver works fine in the DAW, requiring a 3rd party app like Voicemeeter to play Windows Audio could be a bit of a hassle
- AFX to DAW doesn't run very smoothly on Windows 10 as of the time of writing, although AFX2DAW for Windows is barely 2 months old, so I'll cut them some slack.
- There isn't an immediately visible DSP meter like UAD which allows me to see how much of Zen Tour's DSP I've used for running their plugins

That's about it. Although there are a few things that I don't like about it, overall, it's been a very positive experience using it for the past 1-2 months and for me, the benefits far outweigh the downsides.


Big punch in small package.
AndyLemi 27.12.2021
Besides of being aesthetically pleasing, the compact desktop unit is also has a very solid build quality and feel to it.
Sound wise the interface is superb. From inputs to outputs everything is sounding amazing. Antelope clocking and AD/DA converters are marketed top tier and this interface delivers just that.
The AFX effects sound great and the interface has vast amount of processing power to run them.
Overall I'm very pleased with this interface. Sure there's things that could be improved or changed, but for now there's no clear flaws for me.

So summing it up. I'm using the Zen Tour on both Windows (via USB) and OSX (via TB3) systems.

Things I think could be better:
-More control over touchscreen, and custom metering layout view
-A little more coarse resolution rotary dial. This guy really wants to go around for things to happen.
-Control panel's AFX window isn't scalable.
-AFX resource meter.
-Auraverb or other reverb and delay as AFX effect.

Things I love about it.
-The physical appearance, the robust build quality and connectors, locking power cable (I use this in a live gig setup/scenario and you learn to appreciate such things)
-The amount of I/O and the different connector types in such a compact form. This is like swiss army knive. There's really no scenario that this thing couldn't handle. The versatility is outstanding and there definitely is a LOT of features for the price.
-The routing and (4) internal mixers. Once again, the versatility of the routing complimenting the amount of I/O. That's just a superior feature. And the four software mixers are an outstanding tool to be used for monitor mixes or subgroups when recording live.
-The sound. The superb quality, it's just so audible.
-The AFX effects and the processing power. Awesome sounding effects and the ability to run multiple instances in multiple tracks
-Hardware presets. Another useful tool in many scenarios.


Great product
Zuurstok 05.02.2022
This is a great piece of gear.
After reading a lot of negative comments about this device and people complaining about support issues. I cannot say I had any experience with these negative issues. I bought this device because of the awesome inputs and outputs. You get a lot more for your buck with this device than other brands. The software takes some time getting used to but works just fine. Great routing options.

The only comment is the lack of modulation and reverb effect available in the antelope store. But the preamps and other stuff is great. AFX2DAW allows you to use the plugins in your daw.

Don't panic about old comments and trolsoline just screaming after each other without any knowledge. Don't buy something just because every Youtuber uses it because they get it for free.

- Connections are top notch.
- Routing is top notch.
- Sound is top notch.
- DI sounds already great even without selecting any amp or effect.

I have no regrets buying this.


Compact and fully equipped
Marko Musan 05.01.2021
First task with this audio interface was drum recording utilising majority of features available (4x microphone preamps, 8x ADAT and 2 external preamps connected to line inputs).
Everything runs perfectly without any glitch, 128 buffers size has been used. Audio interface was connected through the thunderbolt port and overall latency was below 5ms.
Superior clocking and converters. On board DSP and FPGA effects are very useful, sounding rich and warm.
Routing possibilities of audio interface are amazing using Antelope software, very intuitive and easy to understand.


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