Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core

Thunderbolt 3 USB 2 Audio interface with 14 x 18 Analog and Digital I/O and 4x DSP + 2x FPGA Synergy Core FX Processing.
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A desktop audio interface in a league all its own, the Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core packs Antelope’s cutting-edge Synergy Core FX processing platform into the compact, road-ready form factor of the Zen Tour. Small yet mighty, the Zen Tour Synergy Core offers comprehensive analog and digital I/O, with both USB and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. A major step up from the hit original Zen Tour interface, the Synergy Core adds upgraded pro-class A/D and D/A conversion, Antelope's signature Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, and the easy-to-use touchscreen control from Antelope’s flagship Goliath interfaces. Simply put, the Zen Tour Synergy Core outperforms any competing product with its unbeatable value and vast studio potential -- a complete all-around solution for artists and producers, both on your desktop and on the go.


Stacked with Effects Potential

Want to record wet/dry and monitor in real-time through a mic preamp emulation, EQ, compressor(s), modulation, and reverb? With your plug-ins offloaded to the dedicated FX processing built into the Zen Tour Synergy Core, complex FX chains are no sweat. The Synergy Core platform takes the load off your host CPU, eliminating the distracting latency that plagues DAW native plug-ins – so you can reduce your buffer size and improve your recording system’s stability. Loaded with 4 ARM DSP cores and 2 FPGA processors, the Zen Tour Synergy Core can process up to 256 FX instances over 32 audio channels with ultra-low latency and zero CPU drain. 


Kickstart Your Production With 36 Core FX – Included Free

Get creative in the studio and enhance your tracks with a vast variety of effects, including Antares Auto-Tune Synergy, Vari-Speed Tremolo, Space Flanger, Opto-2A, and tons more. Your Zen Tour Synergy Core comes with 36 premier FX from Antelope’s growing library, so you can get going immediately -- including 2 preamp models, 4 equalizers, 5 compressors, 22 guitar amps & cabs, 2 special processing FX, and AuraVerb reverb.


Hear the Truth: Updated Converters + Antelope Clocking

Antelope Audio re-engineered the Zen Tour’s input and output stages with upgraded op-amps and updated converter chips. Utilizing Antelope’s signature Acoustically Focused Clocking technology, the Zen Tour Synergy Core maintains pristine AD/DA conversion for artifact-free recording and critical listening, with a best-in-class dynamic range of 124 dB on the ADC, 127 dB on the line out DAC, and 130 dB dynamic range on the monitor output. You get the pro-class conversion found in the Orion Studio Synergy Core interface – in a much more portable package.


Small Interface, Massive I/O

Zen Tour Synergy Core's comprehensive connectivity rivals that of rackmount pro audio interfaces with 4 Instrument/Line inputs, 4 Mic/Line Ins, 8 Line Outs (DC-Coupled), 1 Stereo Monitor Out, 2 Headphone Outs and 2 Re-Amp Outs – a total of 8 inputs and 14 outputs – with ADAT & S/PDIF expandability for an additional 10 channels of digital I/O. The Zen Tour Synergy Core is ready to plug into your Mac or Windows PC, with Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) as well as USB 2 (Type-B) for cross-platform compatibility -- and users of multiple computers/operating systems can switch connections on the fly.


Route Any Audio, Anywhere

The comprehensive Routing Matrix inside Antelope’s software Control Panel houses a full-fledged digital patch bay, so you can freely route audio between the interface's analog and digital inputs. Process DAW tracks through Synergy Core FX and re-amp guitar DIs with the Shred Guitar Amps & Cabs, or integrate external audio equipment. With the 'training wheels' removed, your workflow can be as intricate as you want it to be.


Sturdy & Portable

Hand-assembled in Europe, the Zen Tour Synergy Core can rock both your studio desktop and your band’s practice space – and live to tell about it!


Like the Original Zen Tour Interface – Only Better

Ever since it hit the pro audio world back in 2016, the original Antelope Zen Tour interface has been in a league of its own. Never before had artists and producers enjoyed this kind of connectivity, sound quality, and touchscreen control on a desktop unit. The Zen Tour Synergy Core more than lives up to its predecessor’s impressiveness – and unlocks Antelope’s future-proof Synergy Core FX processing platform, too.



Synergy Core FX processing: 4x ARM DSP + 2x FPGA handling up to 256 effects instances per session

36 Synergy Core FX plug-ins included

Compatible with the Antelope Audio AFX2DAW bridge plug-in

USB (Type-B) & Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) computer connectivity

Up to 130 dB dynamic range AD/DA conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution

Proprietary 4th-generation Acoustically Focused Clocking & Jitter Management clocking technology with 64-bit DDS

4 Discrete transistor mic preamps with mic modeling support (for Antelope Audio Edge & Verge modeling microphones)

Dedicated mastering monitor out DAC for critical listening

Two pairs of headphone outputs

Two pairs of re-amp outputs

8 DC-coupled line outs on DB25 for sending CV/Gate to your analog synthesizers

ADAT and S/PDIF digital connectivity. External converters can be clocked via ADAT

Multifunctional touchscreen display for monitoring and operation

Hand-assembled in Europe

Free technical support is available 20 hours/business day over phone, chat & ticketing system



Analog Inputs

4 x Hi-Z / Line Inputs

4 x Mic / Line Inputs on Combo XLR jacks

Analog Outputs

1 x Stereo Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks (Pair), +20 dBu max

8 x Line Outs on TRS, +20 dBu max (DC-Coupled)

2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs

2 x Re-amp Outputs

Mic Preamp

EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)

Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)

THD: -106 dB

Max input: +20 dBu

Max Gain: 65 dB

D/A Monitor Converter

Dynamic Range: 130 dB

THD + N: -115 dB

D/A Converter (Line Out)

Dynamic Range: 127 dB

THD + N: - 106 dB

DC Coupled

A/D Converter

Dynamic Range: 124 dB

THD + N: -110 dB



Digital Inputs

1 x ADAT (up to 8CH)

1 x S/PDIF (up to 2CH)

Digital Outputs

1 x ADAT (up to 8CH) also transmitting word clock

1 x S/PDIF (up to 2CH) also transmitting word clock

USB 2.0 I/O

USB 2.0 Type B connector

(Up to 24 channels)

Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 Type C connector

(Up to 32 channels)



Clocking System

4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking

64-bit DDS

Sample Rates (kHz)

44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192



Operating Temperature

0-50C, 32-122F

Weight (Approx)

1.6 kg/ 3.5 lbs

Dimensions (Approx)

Width: 255 mm / 10.0

Height: 62 mm / 2.4

Depth: 168 mm /6.6

Power Consumption

25 Watts


Zen Tour Synergy Core Interface

Quick Start Guide

Inline External Power Supply Unit

USB Cable

Warranty Card

System Requirements



PC: Computer with USB ports and Thunderbolt 3 (backwardscompatible with Thunderbolt 2)

OS: Windows 10 x64 with the latest updates

RAM: 4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)

CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD FX and higher



Model: Apple Mac 2012 or newer with USB ports andThunderbolt 3 (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2)

OS X: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher - Recommended macOS10.14 (Mojave)

Memory: (RAM)4GB minimum (8GB or more recommended)

Additional Info: Internet connection required for productactivation.

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