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Antelope Zen Tour Synergy Core

Antelope Zen Tour Synergy Core

5 5 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

A new product from Antelope, the Zen Tour Synergy Core is an interface with tonnes of processing power, tonnes of connectivity, tonnes of features and comes with not one but two FPGAs for in-situ DSP, and to top it off a bundle of top class plugins.


1st August 2020

Antelope Zen Tour Synergy Core by The Knack

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
Antelope Zen Tour Synergy Core

Okay, so I started out with a Digi 008 years ago running through a Soundcraft desk, and it sounded great. The 008 died on me and I was skint so I got an Apogee Duet (mk 1), which I used for years which also sounded great. Then, due to being even more skint, and computer and connection issues I moved over to an Audient iD14, which, whilst not having the resolution of the two previous interfaces, had an amazing warmth and vibe. Then my computer died and my world fell apart for almost a year. Just recently I got my hands on some money, did a shed load of research, got a MacBook Pro, Sennheiser HD 800s and the Zen Tour Energy Core. I have to say I am STUNNED by the quality of the Antelope interface!!! The resolution is smooth, honest to a tee and and extremely refined. My Old Genelecs have been given a new lease of life, and in all honesty I don't think I realised how excellent they were until now.
I've literally only just got the unit, so I've yet to try the preamps, but if they are the same quality as the converters they are going to be AMAZING!!
The bundles plugins (38 of them I think!) are as good as you can get. Seriously, they weigh in against the likes of Waves and Slate et cetera.
The unit is stable and very convenient and easy to use, the company seems to have a passion for their products and I am WOWED by my purchase. NO BRAINER!.

4 weeks ago

Antelope Zen Tour Synergy Core by Struna

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5
Antelope Zen Tour Synergy Core

I did an upgrade from the previous version ZT to the ZT SC and I must admit that I was blown away how much more amazing FPGA plugins I can use in a single session. The unit is very good build, Apple style. True, I am using A/B speakers and this was no problem in the first version, since there ware two main outputs ... the new has a single (better) one. But I own also a D-sub cable and have additional outputs available, so my B speakers (Avantone) are connected to line outputs ... It would be great to make a software adjustment so I could use the Antelope button to switch between the speakers (main one and Line Out) as in the old unit. I am using the AFX2DAW native bridge and also the Edge Solo mike with all the emulation of the well known large diaphragm microphones (iLok3 key needed).

Bottom line, the unit is amazing. Especially the deal with the upgrade from the old unit to the new SC model and Edge solo mike. The software is running stable - i am using TB3 connectivity with my Macbook pro 16 over USB-C (the TB3 cabel is not included, so you have to buy it separately).

Thx Antelope for making such a great product! jummp p

 

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