Antelope Zen Go Synergy Core

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Includes 93 Real-Time Synergy Core Effects

Includes 93 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, 93 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.

4x 8 USB-C Interfaces with Synergy Core FX Processing Platform

  • AD/DA conversion with up to 127 dB headroom
  • 2 Microphone-/Line-/Hi-Z inputs via XLR combo jacks
  • Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65 dB gain and 48 V phantom power
  • Digitally expandable via S/PDIF interface
  • 1 Stereo monitor output via jack
  • 1 Stereo monitor output via RCA (mirrored)
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs with separate volume control
  • Secondary USB-C port for reverse charging
  • Recording, mixing and playback with up to 24 bit/192 kHz
  • Proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology
  • Proprietary Synergy Core onboard platform with DSP and FPGA chips
  • 37 Analog-modelled Synergy Core effects
  • <1 ms Latency for real-time monitoring with Synergy Core effects
  • Volume control and buttons for frequency adjustment and control of the core parameters
  • 1.77" IPS screen on a 2.5" display filter
  • USB-C bus-powered
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 198 x 117 x 58 mm
  • Weight: 0.7 kg
  • Incluces a quick start guide and a USB-C cable
Available since February 2021
Item number 511099
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 4x8
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 198 mm
Depth in mm 117 mm
Height in mm 58 mm
Connection Format USB port Type C
Included in delivery USB-C Cable
Zero latency monitoring 1
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Standard Delivery Times
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Antelope Audio Zen Go Audio Interface
Yurij 01.05.2021
Очень доволен своим выбором в пользу Zen Go. Интерфейс действительно звучит хорошо, имеет низкие задержки. С Kemper Amp и в связке с Cubase отлично работает. Огромное также спасибо команде Antelope Audio за качественную и быструю поддержку. До этого использовал карты Roland Quad Capture и Focusrite Clarett 2pre и испытывал с ними проблемы. Однозначно Zen Go превосходит их вместе взятых как по качеству, так и по софту . Рекомендую получше присмотретьсяк данному интерфейсу!
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Svetlin Simeonov 03.06.2021
I am Windows 10 user, I don't have MAC so I will speak from Windows/PC side only

Handling: 2/5
As other mentioned volume control knob is 1 for all 3 outs. There is a button you have to click to choose which out you control. Not practical at all. I swap 2 headphones very frequently + my monitos and this is big issue.

Features: 3/5
This device claims to have some great features like internal effects (DSP) on channels, but for example there is no MIDI IN/OUT , Software is complicated and buggy - Antelope constantly update it, but still it looks unfinished, made in a hurry. It has little screen with very nice level indicator. There was a BUG with screen brighness, when it was <100% it creates noise in monitors. Antelope was able to fix it with firmware update, but come on, this is untested hardware.

Sound: 2/5
I read many reviews about how great antelope converters are, and how good is their sound. This was not the case for me, I had very bad ground loop noise on USB, in my monitors, and it went even worst when I move my mouse. No matter what I switched off and changed it did not disappear. Contacted support on this, and after all the tests, they recommended to test the device on other PC system. It works on my Laptop in the office fine. Thou my 2 desktops had this ground loop noise in monitors. Support is slow, and was not able to help me, and the fact I can use this only on my laptop is not fine too.

I have Focusrite 4PRE usb and 2 Pre USB too. Both work great on same PC/monitors.

Headphone Out is weak, they made an firmware update which helped a little, but my 250ohm Neumann NDH20 must have almost 100% volume to sound good.

Quality: 3/5
Construction looks good, supplied cable is good - but something like electrical filters is missing IMHO

Overall: 2/5

Really bad experience with this device. This is my 6th or 7th Interface, and most of the others were cheaper. I never had such bad experience.

You need to register and activate device even for simple drivers to work.

The promised promotion code was delayed more than 7 days in my mailbox, and that was after I opened a ticket in support site.

Control panel is kind of complicated, they fixed load time a little - my started in 10-12 seconds.

ADAT has only 2 channels as INPUT - so you can't really expand it.

After uninstalling software, I had to clean services manually because they were not removed even after PC restart. Bad software quality for sure.

Oh and did I mention - no MIDI IN/OUT

Product need a lot of software polish and some hardware rework, maybe V2 or V3 will be good with promised features.
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Works great with Linux
Matt V 06.02.2023
I'm a technical science communicator, reliant on using Linux. Linux has very poor audio support, and so the thing I was most interested in with this device was being able to build a nice vocal channel for streaming, presentations, calls etc. that is not dependent on the computer.

As the device is class compliant, it works totally fine with Linux, you just don't have ability to configure the plugins. However, I can do that in Windows, save to a preset and then I can select which preset to use for my task while using Linux.

I have 3 presets I use the most:

1/- clean - nothing, using for recording videos that I will process later
2/- voice channel - gentle compression and limiting, eq and a bit of a boost
3/- extreme monitoring - I often get a sore throat when I have lots of meetings, so I use the 2nd headphone monitor as an extremely loud monitor of my audio. That helps me talk softly, but an unprocessed version is sent to the conference. As the gain is so high, the background noise is loud, so I also add a gate on my monitor to make it less fatiguing.

Hopefully that gives you an idea of the flexibility of this unit.

The build quality is great, very solid. As others have said, the screen is a bit hard to read especially if there are reflections. The knob clicks too loud. And there could be more knobs/buttons, to make less combinations to change presets, adjust levels etc.

Sound quality is excellent, very low noise and a lot of mic gain. 2 monitors is also very nice. I never send the mic through the first monitor so I can't ever get feedback issues when I have my loud speakers on.

The bundled plugins seem good, but I'm just learning how to use them tbh. I would have liked some more 'basic' stuff like the ableton limiter, gate. Everything is 'vintage'. It would be amazing to load a VST into it and have it stored for use without the PC.

I had problems with some of the plugins not working, but the antelope support has been very fast to help and by using an older firmware I have all the plugins working now.

Expensive, but does the job and lets me do pro level audio processing without a windows / mac computer.
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The perfect combination of price and quality.
Riza Akhmet 31.10.2021
1. Appearance - 10/10. Compact, cool display.
2. Build quality - 9/10. Made reliably. The only thing is that the main encoder is slightly tilted. As if it was not installed correctly. And so everything is cool.
3. Sound - 10/10. So far there are no complaints. Pleased with two headphone outputs. Working with the sennheiser hd 600 is quite comfortable, there is a volume margin.
4. Soft - 8/10. The plugins individually work well, in real time, and that's good news. You can even assemble a whole chain of devices. But, there is a crack, sometimes a wheeze. For example, a chain: A fast compressor and then a slow one can cause unpleasant phase distortion. Or a pre-amplifier and then a tube compressor can also cause this distortion.
5. Support - 10/10. Live chat, email, everywhere answer any questions. They even helped through TeamViewer.
6. Additional options - 10/10. Awesome Promotions. Nice gifts.
Outcome: 9/10. Great device. I am satisfied with the purchase. We are pleased with the quality and price. Let's see how it shows itself in the long run. If you have a budget desktop interface, and you do not want to buy additional external equipment, and you want something one level higher, then this device is for you
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